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Marita V

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Spanish
Hello everyone,

is it correct if someone says "I had a good grade in history" and "I had a good score in math" ?

I hope you can help me.
:)
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I agree that got is more common. (Received is possible for a more formal style.) However, I think had is not wrong.

    The second sentence works in AmE, I think. I'd say, 'I got good marks for maths.'
     

    Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    As always, I think it all depends on the context, which the OP has not provided.
    I can imagine someone saying, "I had a good grade in history last year."
    However, if the good grade is something recent, I cannot imagine anyone saying, "I had a good grade in history (yesterday)"--at least not in AE.
     

    Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    "I had a good score in math."
    Even if we change this to "I got a good score in math," I don't think I'd use this sentence.
    A "score" is something you get on a test, not in a subject.
    I got a good score on my math test.:tick:
    I got a good grade in math.:tick:
     
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