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    Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    Sally got a goose egg on math test.
    Is the above sentence correct?


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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    ...for her math test"

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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    We can say: How did you do on the spelling test?
    Can we say: Sally got a goose egg on her math test?
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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    "How did you do in the ... test?"

    Since presumably "goose egg" means she got zero, then she received marks for her test.

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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    We can say: How did you do on the spelling test?
    Can we say: Sally got a goose egg on her math test?
    Yes, we say that in Canada. After all the mark is usually written on the test paper.

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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Yes, we say that in Canada. After all the mark is usually written on the test paper.
    I agree with 2006. In the US, 'goose eggs' also appear on test papers.

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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ...for her math test"
    Why did you use "for"?
    Why not use "in(UK)/on(US)"?

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    Re: Sally got a goose egg on math test.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    a good grade on the test (American English)
    a good mark in the test (British English)
    on/in/for the test.
    Let's be clear about 'goose egg', sitifan! A goose egg is a zero...the lowest score possible!

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