failing grade/mark

noun

: a grade/mark that shows that someone did not pass a test or course of study
He received a failing grade/mark in chemistry.

Examples of failing grade/mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 2 in 5 Americans live in areas that had a failing grade for at least one air pollution measure, the report stated. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2024 Nearly 4 in 10 people live in an area that received a failing grade for at least one measure of air pollution, according to the report. Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2024 His boss, says Barnett, reposted by giving the inspector, who’d always received top grades in annual performance reviews, a failing mark on his 2014 card. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024 The local schools are overcrowded, the infrastructure is beyond capacity, and the engineering study of the intersection of York and Ridgely roads gave it a failing grade. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 19 Jan. 2024 In addition, the effort by state officials has been given a failing grade by a high-ranking Republican state senator. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 11 Jan. 2024 Nagging Questions In his career, Mr. Callington had never found a case of migrant child labor, which would trigger an automatic failing grade. Hannah Dreier, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2023 Anything below a 60 has traditionally been assigned a failing grade. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 Forfeiting the exam and receiving a rare failing grade, a panicked Abel later diverts his parents’ ire by claiming he was penalized for wearing the pin. Guy Lodge, Variety, 5 Sep. 2023

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