grade

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noun
1 level/quality
ADJECTIVE
high, top

a piece of high-grade building land

He still wants to play top-grade football.

low, poor

low-grade steel

2 mark given for a piece of work/an exam
ADJECTIVE
final

The oral exam constitutes 10% of the final grade.

A, B, etc.

an A-grade essay

excellent, good, high
bad, low, poor
failing, passing (both AmE)

She got a failing grade for that assignment.

course (AmE)
VERB + GRADE
achieve, attain, earn, get, have, receive

She got good grades in her exams. (BrE)

She got good grades on her exams. (AmE)

bring up (esp. AmE), improve, raise (esp. AmE)

I need to improve my grades.

award (sb), give sb
PHRASES
grade point average (AmE)

You've maintained a 3.9 grade point average.

3 level of importance/level of pay at work
ADJECTIVE
high, senior

He has asked to be put onto a higher grade.

large pay increases for senior grades

junior, low
pay
PREPOSITION
at a/the … grade

She was offered a job at a lower grade.

on a/the … grade

The majority of staff are on the same grade.

4 (AmE) level at school
ADJECTIVE
sixth, third, etc.

Sam is in (the) second grade.

VERB + GRADE
enter, start

My son will be starting third grade this fall.

complete, finish
skip

He skipped a grade so he finished high school early.

reach
teach
GRADE + NOUN
level
school
PREPOSITION
in … grade

My daughter is in (the) fifth grade.

5 (esp. AmE) ⇨ See ↑gradient
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verb
1 arrange in groups
ADVERB
carefully

a series of stories carefully graded for beginner to intermediate students (esp. BrE)

finely

finely graded nuances of language

PREPOSITION
according to

The timber is graded according to its thickness.

by

The containers are graded by size.

from … to … 

Eggs are graded from small to extra large.

2 (esp. AmE) give grade for a piece of work/an exam
ADVERB
fairly, objectively

I don't think he graded our essays fairly.

Grade is used with these nouns as the object: ↑exam, ↑homework, ↑test

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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