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  1. symille
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    Cool english

    why does the teacher say " let's see if we can't all get 100% today?"

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    100% is the most, or highest.


    You can get 100% on a test.

    or

    You can show 100% effort.

    The teacher wants to see if everyone can get the very best score in the lesson - or - show the most effort possible!


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    The teacher is being encouraging and hoping that everyone does very well. To get 100% is to get it all. If a test is being given, then everyone would answer everything correctly and receive a grade of 100 with no deductions for making mistakes.

    Another saying is "to give 100%", which means to try or do your best, an all out effort.


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    Re: english

    Quote Originally Posted by symille View Post
    why does the teacher say " let's see if we can't all get 100% today?"
    Are you sure he/she doesn't say: ...if we CAN all get...

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