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    Smile mark or marks

    Hello. I understand "mark" is countable. But I'm confused which one is right in the context below.
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    You should email your homerok to me in four days after the class. You'll lose 10 percent per day if your homework is late.
    -> That means, "If you don't finish your homework on time, you'll lose part of your mark/marks."
    Last edited by frindle2; 10-Feb-2016 at 10:27.

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    Re: mark or marks

    As you said, "mark" is countable.
    You stand to lose marks if you submit your work late and you get lower marks.
    You are confused (not confusing).
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: mark or marks

    Not a teacher

    ..you'll lose part of your marks...

    Understand that this is a regional expression. We do not say this where I am from. We would say ..you'll lose part of your grade
    We said marks when I lived in Scotland, never in the US.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Feb-2016 at 19:26. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    #4

    Re: mark or marks

    Yes, we use "grade/grades" in the US.

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    Re: mark or marks

    In the UK, grade is often used for A-E results and mark for percentages.

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