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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Answer ´half correct ´?     

Answer ´half correct ´?



mari_18cf
Brazil

Answer ´half correct ´?
 
Here in Brazil when a teacher corrects a test, sometimes the answer is correct, sometimes it ´s wrong and sometimes it ´s partially correct. Does it sound ok to say it ´s haft correct? If not, what do you suggest?

7 Mar 2017      



yanogator
United States

I would avoid that issue and just say I ´m giving half credit for it.
 
Bruce 

7 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

To say ´half correct ´ or ´half right ´ is OK, but Bruce ´s suggestion is good, since the student has got part of the answer, or half of the answer and so you will want to give half a mark. 
 
Incidentally, if this happens in an oral exchange, I say, ´Nearly there... ´  A colleague of mine just repeats ´And...? ´ to elicit all the information.

8 Mar 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

You can also say "halfway right" as a synonym for "half right" http://www.wordmagicsoft.com/dictionary/en-es/be%20halfway%20right.php

8 Mar 2017     



mari_18cf
Brazil

Thanks :)

9 Mar 2017