More mystery English..............

MaxC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

More mystery English..............

The following appears for translation: I'm happy she got her exam.

I am 72 year-old English speaker since birth and living in the US. I have no idea what this sentence means. Does the question writer mean to say "I'm happy she took her exam" or maybe "I am happy that she received her exam (perhaps in mail?)". 

Ok, maybe I'm being a little facetious. It's January in Indiana and I'm going stir crazy....

Be that as it may, no native English speaker would ever say this. I think this calls for some rethinking. Maybe the question writer is going quietly mad in Vermont, or worse, Chicago.....

Asked 5 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Max,

Here are two links on 'passer un examen' and 'avoir un examen':

To pass an exam vs Passer un examen

How to say to pass an exam - avoir un examen

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Regional difference “I got my exam” (or even “got me exam”) heard regularly, and even more commonly than any other related expression, in some parts of English speaking world.

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Which parts?

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Well, clearly the parts I come from ! If you’ve got all your exams here, you can certainly get your professional registrations or whatever, and when you’ve got those ….. 

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It sounds a bit better to me in the context of professional exams, I suppose, but I think I'd still say "passed". But if it's what you say in Australia, then fine. 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I couldn’t say how widespread it is in Australia - as there are regional differences here too, even within States and Territories, let alone between them. 

More mystery English..............

The following appears for translation: I'm happy she got her exam.

I am 72 year-old English speaker since birth and living in the US. I have no idea what this sentence means. Does the question writer mean to say "I'm happy she took her exam" or maybe "I am happy that she received her exam (perhaps in mail?)". 

Ok, maybe I'm being a little facetious. It's January in Indiana and I'm going stir crazy....

Be that as it may, no native English speaker would ever say this. I think this calls for some rethinking. Maybe the question writer is going quietly mad in Vermont, or worse, Chicago.....

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