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    When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final exams.

    When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final exams.

    Please check my sentence.

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    Re: When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final ex

    "I couldn't pass my final maths exams in tenth grade."
    Your sentence is grammatical.

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    Re: When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final ex

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my maths exam in the final exams.
    I've underlined two pairs of phrases which contain redundancies. If you're in tenth grade, the reader already knows you're in school; you don't have to mention it. If you're taking final exams, the reader already knows that you're taking exams.

    Remember to read everything you write before you post it here. Look for repetitions which you can remove.
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    Re: When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final ex

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I've underlined two pairs of phrases which contain redundancies. If you're in tenth grade, the reader already knows you're in school; you don't have to mention it. If you're taking final exams, the reader already knows that you're taking exams.

    Remember to read everything you write before you post it here. Look for repetitions which you can remove.
    When I was in tenth grade I couldn't pass maths in the final exams. Is it correct now?

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    Re: When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final ex

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When I was in tenth grade I couldn't pass maths in the final exams. Is it correct now?
    Yes, that's much better. A shorter version in American English would be When I was in the tenth grade, I failed my math final.
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    Re: When I was at school in tenth grade I couldn't pass my Maths exam in the final ex

    In BrE, "I failed my Maths GCSE" would get the same message across. That's the name of the exam that students take at the age of 16 (Year 10 in BrE, tenth grade in AmE).
    If, for some reason, you took your Maths GCSE at a different age, it would be worth mentioning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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