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is the term "make-up exams" used in the States to refer to the exams in which a student compensates for failure in the final exams? what terms do people use in Britain or other English-speaking countries?
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Yes, exactly, but how do you use superscript in here? The G^2 is how you'd do it in a formual in a program like Excel, I think. I'm a math geek too.
Alt + 0178 = ²

Alt + 0179 = ³

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LOL - And to think that before I only knew how to make an em-dash (alt + 0151) and en-dash (alt + 0152). I guess I AM geekier about words than numbers.

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Back on topic, (lol) the term "make-up test" can be used loosely. It is usually used in the case where you miss school or class that day and can't take the original test, but it is also used when someone does poorly on the test the first time. The teacher would say, "If you got a D or lower you can take the make-up test next week," etc.

"Make-up" in that case means "making up for doing poorly the first time".

The main difference I notice is when used for initial absence, it is previously declared that you can make it up if you miss it, or it is understood and agreed upon with the teacher. In the second case (doing poorly the first time) it is usually announced after someone or many students take the test and do poorly. At least that's how it is where I'm from (U.S.)

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Back on topic, (lol) the term "make-up test" can be used loosely. It is usually used in the case where you miss school or class that day and can't take the original test, but it is also used when someone does poorly on the test the first time. The teacher would say, "If you got a D or lower you can take the make-up test next week," etc.

"Make-up" in that case means "making up for doing poorly the first time".

The main difference I notice is when used for initial absence, it is previously declared that you can make it up if you miss it, or it is understood and agreed upon with the teacher. In the second case (doing poorly the first time) it is usually announced after someone or many students take the test and do poorly. At least that's how it is where I'm from (U.S.)

Hope this helps!


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