Attending a secondary school

ragan

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Can I say this in English?
Attending a secondary school can only be recommended if the student's performance allows it.
 

emsr2d2

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It's grammatical but I don't really see how someone's performance can "allow" anything. If you said "allows for it", it would be a bit clearer. I would probably use "warrants it".

Isn't going to secondary school compulsory in Germany?
 

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You could also omit the indefinite article before secondary school for me.
 

Tdol

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Isn't going to secondary school compulsory in Germany?

Could the apprenticeship schools in Germany be seen as separate from secondary schools?
 
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