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    Prepositions.

    Should I say I have passed a test in german or a german test?
    And the second part: I got an A on my german test or in my german test?
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    Re: Prepositions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dready View Post
    Should I say I have passed a test in german or a german test?
    And the second part: I got A on my german test or in my german test?
    Thank you.
    You passed the German test, you got an A on it, congratulations.
    You passed a test in German, and you got an A on it.

    [Not a teacher]
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    Lightbulb Re: Prepositions.

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    You passed a test in German, and you got an A.

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    This could also mean that you passed the test during which you spoke in German.

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    Re: Prepositions.

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    This could also mean that you passed the test during which you spoke in German.
    Yes!


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    Re: Prepositions.

    Brit. Eng.

    'test' is what a teacher might give periodically to assess whether students are progressing in their learning. An exam (examination) is more the 'test' given at the end of a course of study.

    I got an A in German.
    I got an A in my German exam. (the final exam)
    I got an A on my German paper/test( 'test' if it's a written test)..
    I got an A for my German essay/asssignment.

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    Re: Prepositions.

    You touched it with a needle.

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    Re: Prepositions.

    In the US, we'd get the A on the final exam as well as on a test. (At least where I've lived - there is so much regional variation on these things.)

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    Re: Prepositions.

    It helped a lot. Thanks.

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