question about the meaning of "fare".

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Jenny Lau

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he said most people would fare very badly in this class because he had no patience with students who don't do the assignments and follow instructions.
What does " fare very badly" mean here? It means "feel uncomfortable" or "have bad mark in exam"? The following is the context:
During my senior year in college, I took a marketing class taught by a cantankerous old man. On the first day of class, he made some predictions. First, he said we would always remember his name. Visualize a jack-o'-lantern in the seat of a wicker chair - and you will always remember Jack Wickert. Second, he said most people would fare very badly in this class because he had no patience with students who don't do the assignments and follow instructions. Last, there would be no more than three As out of the forty students in the class.
 

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he said most people would fare very badly in this class because he had no patience with students who don't do the assignments and follow instructions.
What does " fare very badly" mean here? It means "feel uncomfortable" or "have bad mark in exam"? The following is the context:
During my senior year in college, I took a marketing class taught by a cantankerous old man. On the first day of class, he made some predictions. First, he said we would always remember his name. Visualize a jack-o'-lantern in the seat of a wicker chair - and you will always remember Jack Wickert. Second, he said most people would fare very badly in this class because he had no patience with students who don't do the assignments and follow instructions. Last, there would be no more than three As out of the forty students in the class.
Simply put, just replace "fare" with "do." "Fare" has potentially more meanings to it, but, in modern, everyday speech, it just means "do."

In this instance, Jack Wickert is saying the students won't do very well in his class because he has no patience with students who don't do assignments and follow instructions. Assuming it's true that the students really are like that, then...yes...they won't do very well in the class...implying they will get bad marks or bad grades on their assignments/tests/class. How students "fare" has nothing to do with feeling comfortable or uncomfortable. If a given student does not do assignments and does not follow instructions and, thus, does get bad grades, it might make him/her uncomfortable in getting bad marks/bad grades, but that's something aside from the subject of what "fare" means.
 
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