In or for?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Ageingrebel

New member
Joined
May 27, 2013
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
Dutch
Home Country
Belgium
Current Location
Belgium
Hello everyone,

I recently made a test on the conditionals for my pupils. It was a basic fill-in-the-blanks test but upon re-reading it, there was one thing I wasn't quite sure of.

"If I had passed the test, I would have got an "A" in the class."

Is this correct? Do you get an "A" IN or FOR a class?

I've tried to look it up, but I haven't really found a clear answer anywhere so I was hoping someone here could help.

Many thanks in advance, this one has got me really confused!

PS: don't know if it matters for this specific problem, but I teach British English.
 

bhaisahab

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 12, 2008
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
England
Current Location
Ireland
Hello everyone,

I recently made a test on the conditionals for my pupils. It was a basic fill-in-the-blanks test but upon re-reading it, there was one thing I wasn't quite sure of.

"If I had passed the test, I would have got an "A" in the class."

Is this correct? Do you get an "A" IN or FOR a class?

I've tried to look it up, but I haven't really found a clear answer anywhere so I was hoping someone here could help.

Many thanks in advance, this one has got me really confused!

PS: don't know if it matters for this specific problem, but I teach British English.

It's not a very natural sentence.
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
In BrE, I would suggest "If I had passed the test, I would have got an A for that subject".
 

MikeNewYork

VIP Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
That is what "in the class' means in AmE. :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top