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Grades in Classes

Talking about grades is all dependent on if you open up about these things or not.  I know some people are very secretive about their grades, and others like me freely talk about grades.  So make sure you are close friends with the person you are talking to about grades.

Grades are different depending on school.  Some schools give letter grades that translates into number grade.  Other schools strictly give number grades only.  The difference is in letter grades, you cannot get a 3.5.  You either get a B+, which is a 3.3, or an A- which is a 3.7.  However, in number grades, the instructor can give a 3.4, 3.5, or 3.6.

"What did you get in English?"  If you are talking about the subject, you do not need to say grade.  But if not, you can ask, "What grade did you get in English?"
"I can't believe I got a 3.1 in biology.  What did you get?"
"How was your GPA this semester?"  GPA stands for Grade Point Average.
"How were your grades this quarter?"
"Did you do well this semester?"
"Did you screw up your grades this semester?"
"What was the lowest grade you ever got?"
"What is your overall GPA?"
"How are your grades?"
"What's your accum?"  This is short for accumulated.  This is asking what your overall GPA is.

I'll give examples for both specific and general answers.

"In English, I got a B+."
"I got a 2.9 in English."
"I did similar to you."
"I got a 3.4 this semester."
"If I didn't get the C+ in Biology, my GPA would have been awesome this semester."
"My grades were ok."
"I did average this quarter."
"My accum is 3.6 right now.  I really want to get over 3.75."
"My overall GPA is 2.94.  I need to get a 3.4 next semester to bring my GPA above 3.0."
"My GPA sucks."
"I did pretty good this semester."  Although grammatically this is incorrect, spoken English allows such errors.  If you want to be grammatically perfect, you will need to say, "I did pretty well this semester."

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