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    #1

    How much did you score on your exams? How many marks did you score on your exms?

    When you take your exams and you score different marks on different papers.

    Like you score 75 out of 85 in chemistry, 77 in biology and so on.

    You can say.

    how much did you score on your exam? (when you talk about the whole marks you score on your exams.)

    And if you talk about a specific paper will you say

    How much did you score on chemistry or how much did you score in chemistry?

    Now, second part of my question is

    What we score on our exams we call them "marks" here in Pakistan and I guess so do you guys in the UK as well as in the USA.

    So if I want to say the same thing this way (I know it would probably sound a little unnatural to ears)

    How many marks did you score on your exams? (to mean "how much did you score on your exams.)

    Or should we say

    How much marks did you score on your exams?

    Which one is correct "How many marks" or "How much marks"?

    Because when we talk about money we say

    How much money do you have?

    We don't say

    How many money do you have?

    Because you can count dollars/pounds/euros/rupees, they are count or countable nouns.

    Money is non-count or uncountable noun.

    What I think is that unlike money we can say one mark, two marks, three marks so that makes "mark" a count noun.

    So it would be correct to say
    How many marks did you score on your exams, right?

    And it would be wrong to say
    How much marks did you score on your exams, right?

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    Aamir the Global Citizen

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    #2

    Re: How much did you score on your exams? How many marks did you score on your exms?

    We don't use "score". We say "How many marks did you get?"
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    Re: How much did you score on your exams? How many marks did you score on your exms?

    You could also say,"How did you go on your exam?" or "What was your score? / What were your marks on the exam?"

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    Re: How much did you score on your exams? How many marks did you score on your exms?

    This may vary by region, but everywhere that I've lived in the US uses the word grades rather than marks. Common ways to talk about them include "What did you get on the test?", "What grade did you get?", or, casually, "How'd you do on the test?"
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How much did you score on your exams? How many marks did you score on your exms?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    We don't use "score". We say "How many marks did you get?"
    In AmE, each reported score is described as a mark, so that question would be understood on this side of the pond as a question about the format of the report, rather than the quality of the scores ("how high the marks are"). We would say, "What were your marks like?" or "What were your marks?"

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