a big A


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"I finished my studies with the best result, a big A." -> I don't think this is natural English...
I would rather say: "I passed my studies with the highest grade, with an A." -> Is this sentence more appropriate?
Thanks in advance to anybody ;-) Claudia
  • Linkway

    Senior Member
    British English
    The "dispassionate" way is to say "I got an A', but the speaker may want to show their delight and add an adjective.
    One student might say: "I got a big fat A". However, they would never use that expression in any official context such as a letter applying for a place at college or a job.

    Be careful with expressions like "highest grade" - an A might not be the highest grade; it depends on which examination we are talking about.

    For example, some British exams have an A* ( that's read as A star).
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