How did you experience your schooldays at secondary school?

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loverofenglish

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Hi!
1- How did you experience your schooldays at secondary school?
2- How were your schooldays at secondary school?
3- What were your schooldays at secondary school like?
Are they all right, please?
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    The repetition of "school" sounds awkward to me. I'd say, "How were your days in secondary school?" Or, more likely in the US, "How was your high school experience?"
     

    Whirl

    Member
    English - US
    Hi!
    1- How did you experience your schooldays at secondary school?
    2- How were your schooldays at secondary school?
    3- What were your schooldays at secondary school like?
    Are they all right, please?
    I'm sorry to say but all three are off.

    (off: to go off: to have spoiled like meat that has sat out in the summer sun for a few days)

    You may want to try "What was secondary school like?"

    or

    "What was your high school like?"
    This implies the last three or four years of Secondary school to Americans depending upon the school district. If you wish to add the rest of secondary school "What were middle and high school like?" That starts seven or six years before graduating from secondary school depending upon the school district.

    And now I shall go off on a tangent to explain what I just wrote:

    American School Districts are political departments ranging in size from town to city to county. Each one can have its own curriculum, holiday schedule, testing policy, division of the grades between schools, etc. all of which are influenced by the voters. They are run by an appointed Superintendent, a central staff, all of whom are supervised by an elected School Board.

    Much has been said about this. The best summation is:

    "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."
    Mark Twain
     
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