What is the correct sentence?
She has test twice a semester.
She has test twice half-yearly.
- VivianLv 42 months agoFavourite answer
If either sentences would have that word "test" to be similar, then it would need "a" in front of it. Without "a", then the word should be plural, "tests", for: "She would have tests twice a semester".
- RPLv 72 months ago
Test should be pluralized (tests) and, with that change, either could be correct.
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
She has tests twice a semester. OR (more common in American English) She takes tests twice a semester. OR (in British English) She sits exams twice a semester.
The second sentence doesn't work at all. A semester is NOT half a year. In American English at least, we never say "half-yearly" for anything.
- foxprojoyLv 62 months ago
You said: She has test twice a semester. AND She has test twice half-yearly.
I would say: She takes tests twice a year. AND She takes tests twice half-yearly.
Now, I would pick the first sentence. It sounds much better and is more common to say it that way.
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- martinLv 72 months ago
The first is more correct, but remember to say "she has testing..."
- Karen LLv 72 months ago
Both are incorrect in terms of grammar. It should be 'a test' or 'tests'. And then we still don't know which one conveys the meaning you want, because those sentences say different things.
- SpeedLv 72 months ago
Neither is correct, and if they were, they mean different things.
People don't have tests. They have exams or take tests. (I know, English! So illogical.)
Schools' grading periods are divided up into academic years (usually eight or nine months total time, including school vacations), and each academic year is further divided into semesters, two sections, or sometimes trimesters.
She has exams twice a semester = She takes tests twice a semester.
That would mean that she is tested four times per academic year.
- NormanLv 72 months ago
- MandyLv 62 months ago
Neither of those sentences are constructed correctly.