Thread: Once Again, critique my site?
12-08-2012, 05:28 PM #11
-"for the teacher"
We only use "the" if its an opinion or past tense, and "for" in the future tense:
"I am proud of THE GCSE's last year" "I like THE range of GCSE's."
"I will learn photography FOR GCSE".
I know it follows NO rules of English, but we're British, (okay, we invented the language, but what do you expect?)
BUT...moving back to why this discussion came to be. I might not need to replace it to "the" because it isn't a business website so it doesn't need to be perfection. But as a worldwide website I should. And if it was a business website, my customers will be from the UK, and to us, "for" is technically correct.
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12-08-2012, 05:41 PM #12
Out of interest though, it's quite rare that it's used in a singular sense in the common vernacular, and is much more commonly referred to as a plural, (given they're subject specific and you take a bunch of them, I believe 9 is (or was) the standard). If it is used as a singular noun it is almost always combined with the discipline, such as GCSE French, etc.
12-08-2012, 06:41 PM #13
Yeah what he said ^^
GCSE's are the end of high school exams you take after the teachers spend several years scaring you into thinking they are actually important.
As a general rule, you need decent grades in GCSE to get into college (for) - decent A Levels to get into Uni. If there is any importance at all, it's that they act as a gateway to further education.
12-08-2012, 11:47 PM #14I'm one of "those" people
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12-09-2012, 02:02 AM #15
Can not view the gallery on iPad. And the grammar stinks. The very first paragraph is awful.~ Canon Rebel T5i ~ EFS IS 18-55mm STM~ VivitarDF-483-CAN ~ Canon EF 70 - 300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ~
12-09-2012, 01:42 PM #16Interesting. I had heard of this a bit. Is it true that if you don't get decent enough grades then you cannot go further in your education? If so, that's kinda sad. Here in the States, the SAT's will help you get into better colleges and universities, but we also have community colleges that allow anyone to get higher education and get two-year (Associate's) degrees. From there you can go onto the four year colleges and universities. But there are no requirements to take the SAT to go to college or university.