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    I failed in maths.

    "When I was at school I always failed in maths in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class. My friend always scored highest marks in maths. He was the topper in maths and science."

    Can we also say "I failed maths" or "I failed my maths exams?"

    Please check.

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: I failed in maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes.
    Are all my sentences correct? How about this one "When I was at school I always failed in maths in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class." Is there a better way to say it, so that I don't have to say "9th, 10th, 11th and 12th?"

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    I failed maths for four years, from 9th to 12th class.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Are all my sentences correct? How about this one "When I was at school I always failed in maths in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class." Is there a better way to say it, so that I don't have to say "9th, 10th, 11th and 12th?"
    "When I was at school I always failed math from 9th through 12th grades".

    Notes: There is nothing wrong with your spelling of "maths"; I've used American spelling. In your original sentence, you should have a comma after "11th".

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    I wouldn't use "always" in your example. You didn't always fail maths. You only failed it in those four years. Presumably in all the other years you were at school, you passed the end-of-year text/exam.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    "9th through 12th" is also American.

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    In your original sentence, you should have a comma after "11th".
    Only if you or your editor are fans of the Oxford comma. Many British people do not use this comma.

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    Re: I failed in maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only if you or your editor are fans of the Oxford comma. Many British people do not use this comma.
    Also if you wish to avoid ambiguity.

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    #10

    Re: I failed in maths.

    I see no ambiguity caused by the absence of the Oxford comma in tufguy's original sentence.

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