Plural words in exams, will you lose marks?

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I have my biology exam tomorrow and I was wondering if when writing an answer you accidentally put alveolus instead of alveoli or something similar, would you still get the marks?
Thanks! Lucy

Posted Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 19:47 by Lucy Carr

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It depends on the examiner. Most will accept it but some might be really harsh.

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 20:00 by Hannah
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Gurrrl you have an exam tomorrow- stop worrying about trivial things like plural words!! I'm sure you'll be excused, but now that you're thinking about it- just learn the correct spelling! Have a good nights' sleep and GOOD LUCK!! XOXOX

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 20:01 by Lullu
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Aha, thanks guys, I'm normally okay with it but it just popped into my head :') I hope that it doesn't matter, they'll know what I mean!

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 20:46 by Lucy Carr
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That seems to be something relating to A-level so I'm not sure if a similar thing applies.

In GCSE, now, questions are designated (usually longer styled questions) to have be written in a way which is of a certain grammatical standard (QWoC - Quality of Written Communication) and is only really monitered in the questions where it says:

"In this question you will be assessed on your quality of written communication. It is expected that you write with continuous prose' or something along those lines.

If that is the case in A-level then grammar such as plural - despite it being a key word - shouldn't really matter.

If it isn't the case, I'm sorry and you can disregard this reply. Best of luck with your exam,


Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 21:35 by Windowswind