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Caria wrote a nice essay, but it only ranked tenth in the contest.

Caria wrote a nice essay, but it was only ranked tenth in the contest.

Caria wrote a nice essay, but it was only rated tehtn in the contest.

Do all of the above versions sound right? If not, how would you correct them? Thanks.
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I prefer the middle one.

Someone had to rank it, so although "it ranked tenth" is understandable, it leaves out that idea that someone else did it.

Ranked means they were listed in order, so "ranked tenth" does the best together.

(On the other hand, maybe there were 1000 entries and 10th is great!)
Grammar GeekI prefer the middline one.

Someone had to rank it, so although "it ranked tenth" is understandable, it leaves out that idea that someone else did it.

Ranked means they were listed in order, so "ranked tenth" does the best together.

(On the other hand, maybe there were 1000 entries and 10th is great!)

Thanks, GG.

To make sure, does "middline" amount to "middle?"
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That was very strange. I'm about 99% sure I typed "middle." I've fixed it now.
Grammar GeekThat was very strange. I'm about 99% sure I typed "middle." I've fixed it now.

Hi, GG.

Same things happen to me all the time!
I was actually typing in the dark. Everyone else had gone to sleep but my football game wasn't over. So I probably just messed up. Sorry for any confusion.
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Thanks, GG.

You don't have to apologize. I make this kind of mistake all the time.