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Hello,

1. He got excellent grade in the anual exam.

2.He got excellent grade in anual exam.

Which one is corfrect?
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As an American, I would use "he got an excellent grade on the annual exam."
got an excellent grade
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Hi,

He got an excellent grade in the annual exam.

I think you'd more commonly say something like 'the year-end exam'.

Best wishes, Clive

I think "in the end of year exam" may be more common in BrE. Though who knows.

("Annual exam" does suggest an exam that recurs year after year, with exactly the same questions.)

MrP
MrP,

The terms "Quarterly exam", "Half-yearly exam", and "Annual exam" are commonly used Indian education system, mostly in elementary,middle, high, and higher secondary schools.
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I would normally hear 'on the exam', not 'in the exam.'
So the Americans say 'on the exam'. I have never ever heard this.

We say he is in the cricket team. I have learnt that the Americans say 'he is on the cricket team'.
RotterSo the Americans say 'on the exam'. I have never ever heard this.

We say he is in the cricket team. I have learnt that the Americans say 'he is on the cricket team'.

Right. The North American and British usages of "on" and "in" are different. I think that in AmE, "in" is only used with a countable noun if the meaning is synonymous with "inside." At least, it's something similar to that. To be honest, I had never really considered this issue until I began posting on this forum, so I'll have to dedicate some more thought to it. If anyone knows some sort of general rule, that would be great.
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