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    #1

    I got 30 out of 40 marks in my Maths test.

    I got 30 out of 40 marks in my Maths test.

    Is the sentence OK?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I got 30 out of 40 marks in my Maths test.

    No. Leave off "marks", use "on", not "in", and don't capitalize "maths".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I got 30 out of 40 marks in my Maths test.

    "in" is OK in BrE.

    You can use "30 out of 40", "30 marks out of 40" or "30 out of 40 marks" in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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