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What appropriate words can be used to describe these cut words in an exam sheet?


Or as a teacher which words should I pick to describe?

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"Union" has been crossed out. "Struck through" and "struck out" are also possible. The other two words have been scribbled out.

So, as a teacher can I say - you have so many scribblings in your exam sheet can't you maintain the neatness while writing the paper?
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Liton Das So, as a teacher can I say - you have so many scribblings in your exam sheet can't you maintain the neatness while writing the paper?

Sorry, but this is a forum for helping learners of Engish, and I feel compelled to correct mistakes to that end. Written English occurs in sentences, which are strings of words, sometime a single word, delineated by a capital letter at the beginning and a period, question mark or exclamation point at the end, sometimes with an added closing quotation mark in addition. There are no exceptions. Main clauses are not run together, ordinarily. Bearing all that in mind, your "you have so many scribblings in your exam sheet can't you maintain the neatness while writing the paper?" is not really English, and it is hard to read, besides. Properly formatted, it looks like this:

"You have so many scribblings in your exam sheet. Can't you maintain the neatness while writing the paper?"

Now we can work with it.

That use of "so" is, to be charitable, informal. To be uncharitable, it sounds like a 14-year-old girl.

You seem to have misunderstood my first answer. The expression for writing on top of a word with random marks to obliterate it is "to scribble out", a phrasal verb. "Scribblings" are something different. I don't see a way to use "scribble out" in the context that you have now deigned to reveal. It would force "scribblings-out", a nonce word at best.

They are on the sheet, not in it.

"Neatness" is a mass noun in your context.

The student is not writing a paper. She is simply writing.

So: "You have too many crossouts on your exam sheet. Can't you maintain neatness while writing?"

I really didn't understand what you said, all I can assume that you rectified the errors that I made, still not sure thanks for that.

So "crossed out words" or "scribbled out words" would be perfect to say wouldn't be?


Actually as a teacher sometimes I face such a situation where I need to say what did I cut marks for? So these are the scribblings out or crossed out words, which basically obliterate the neatness and in India there are marks in exam for maintaining neatness in paper.

Liton DasSo "crossed out words" or "scribbled out words" would be perfect to say wouldn't be?

'So, "crossed out words" or "scribbled out words" would be perfect to say, wouldn't they?'

Yes, but bear in mind they are two different things. I would just use "crossed out words" for both because scribbling out is a way of crossing out, and it doesn't matter.

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