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I got a higher score on math than I expected etc.

hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers. Would you help me?

Would all the following sentences be commonly used?
A) I got higher marks on math than I expected.
B) I got better marks on math than I expected.
C) I got higher grades on math than I expected.
D) I got better grades on math than I expected.
E) I got a higher score on math than I expected.
F) I got a better score on math than I expected.

Should I use "in math" instead of "on math" in each sentence?

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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They all look good but "in math" is the correct way to go. This is just another reminder as to how confusing English is. Because you'd say on a test/assignment but in a subject e.g.
I got a higher score on the math test.
I got a higher score in math.
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Also, 'in maths' is technically correct, though not in wide usage in the USA.
 

hirashin

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Thank you for the help, mdchachi and Wonko the sane.
I didn't know such a difference between "on the math test" and "in math". It's confusing. Thanks for the lecture.
Hirashin
 

Mike Cash

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They're all wrong.

...had expected.
 
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Oh, Mike. Thanks for the help. I know that "had expected" is gramatically correct, but according to my grammar books, people usually say "expected" instead of "had expected" in a case like this. Don't you think so?
 

Mike Cash

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Yes, people commonly make that error and many others. Let's not emulate them.
 

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However, he did correctly use "than" instead of "then", which is another point that native English speakers often seem to struggle with :)
 

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Hello, native English speakers. Would you help me?

Would all the following sentences be commonly used?
A) I got higher marks on math than I expected.
B) I got better marks on math than I expected.
C) I got higher grades on math than I expected.
D) I got better grades on math than I expected.
E) I got a higher score on math than I expected.
F) I got a better score on math than I expected.

Should I use "in math" instead of "on math" in each sentence?

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
"In math" would be better. "On a math exam" is also common usage.
 
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