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1.Which one is correct?
A. The first grade scholarship winner
B. The first class scholarship winner

2. Is this correct?
The winner of the second grade awards of undergraduate science research program of xxx Univ.
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Hi,

Generally speaking, I'd say the term 'class' is more commonly used for such university matters.

1.Which one is correct?
A. The first grade scholarship winner
B. The first class scholarship winner


I assume you are talking about university-level scholarships here. In my experience, you either get win or you don't. They are not like degrees, which are categorized by grades or levels.

2. Is this correct?
The winner of the second grade awards of undergraduate science research program of *** Univ.


Again, I don't understand what you are talking about here. Are you talking about degrees? Or about some special university science prize, for which undergraduates compete?

Best wishes, Clive
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In Chinese, “first-grade” is the literal description for something “highly-honored” or of top-quality.

But that translation just doesn't fit too well in English. In fact, it may even seem to have the opposite effect in certain context. ‘First-class” is the common phrase to describe something at the highest honor or level. i.e. First class accommodation, First –class mail, First-class treatment etc…
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Clive
Hi,

Generally speaking, I'd say the term 'class' is more commonly used for such university matters.

1.Which one is correct?
A. The first grade scholarship winner
B. The first class scholarship winner


I assume you are talking about university-level scholarships here. In my experience, you either get win or you don't. They are not like degrees, which are categorized by grades or levels.


So I should say I was granted the first class scholarship. Is this correct?
Clive2. Is this correct?
The winner of the second grade awards of undergraduate science research program of *** Univ.

Again, I don't understand what you are talking about here. Are you talking about degrees? Or about some special university science prize, for which undergraduates compete?

Best wishes, Clive

It's not degrees. It's just some research science programs at my university that only undergraduates are allowed to participate. According to your research performance and result, students are awarded with different honor, title and prizeEmotion: money. I was in second place. What should I call it?


Hi,

So I should say I was granted the first class scholarship. Is this correct?

In my experience, all scholarships are at the same level. You either get one or you don't. In your case, if they involve different levels, I don't see why you couldn't speak of 'a first-class scholarship'.

Is this correct?
The winner of the second grade awards of undergraduate science research program of *** Univ.


Would you consider it as a competition? Competitions have a winner, and the person in second place is usualy called 'the runner-up'. Perhaps you could say you were the runner-up in the Science Research Program, or the second-place winner in the Science Research program?

However you choose to translate this into English, it sounds like you should be proud of yourself.

Congratulations! Clive
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Thanks Clive! Actually it's not a competition. Actually there were 5 students in the first place not only one, and there were like10 students in the second place including me. So I can say I was one of the sencond-place winers in the Science Research program, or one of the runner-ups in the Sicence Research program?
>So I can say I was one of the second-place winers in the Science Research >program, or one of the runner-ups in the Sicence Research program?

runner-ups is what I'd say
the winner is in 1st place, just my call
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Hi,

So I can say I was one of the second-place winners in the Science Research >program, or one of the runner-ups in the Science Research program?

You might say 'I was a runner-up in the . . .'. I think that sounds pretty good.

If you want to use a phrase that involves plurals, you need to say 'runners-up', not 'runner-ups'.

Best wishes, Clive
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>you need to say 'runners-up'
indeed, Clive.
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