staying in same grade at school [which verb?]

Fumiko Take

Senior Member
Vietnamese
You somehow doesn't manage your scores well enough, so you can't move on to the next grade/term/year of study, and you have to spend another grade/term/year to achieve better scores (and that costs you time and money wastefully). So you ????
 
  • AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Fumiko:

    I totally agree with Copyright's answer, but I would like to give you another example of how we might say it, using a specific grade:

    "I flunked/failed 9th grade, so I have to take it over."

    Keep in mind this is a less formal construction, but a valid one.
     

    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    We talk about pupils being retained a year or being made to repeat a year (as Copyright said) here. Or negatively, someone wasn't promoted to the next year/level.
     

    Fumiko Take

    Senior Member
    Vietnamese
    That is pure AE! There is nothing wrong with that but it would not work in BE - is it AE that you want Fumiko Take?
    Both are welcome. Thanks. Wow, it's taken nearly 2 days for this thread to get some other attention.
     
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