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All the best in 5th grade or for 5th grade?

English translation: Either is OK, but I think I would use \"for\"

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English term or phrase:All the best in 5th grade or for 5th grade?
English translation:Either is OK, but I think I would use \"for\"
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11:54 Dec 5, 2010
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English term or phrase: All the best in 5th grade or for 5th grade?
Do you say All the best IN 5th grade or FOR 5th grade? because you say all the best FOR next year, right? This is acomment for a 5th grade student.
patsyarmando
Local time: 09:29
Either is OK, but I think I would use "for"
Explanation:
There is only a very slight difference in meaning. All the best in the 5th grade means wishing all the best for what happens in the 5th grade. All the best for the 5th grade is a more general and comprehensive way of saying much the same thing.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:29
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help! Patsy
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4Either is OK, but I think I would use "for"
Jack Doughty


  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
all the best in 5th grade or for 5th grade?
Either is OK, but I think I would use "for"


Explanation:
There is only a very slight difference in meaning. All the best in the 5th grade means wishing all the best for what happens in the 5th grade. All the best for the 5th grade is a more general and comprehensive way of saying much the same thing.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 366
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help! Patsy

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sheila Wilson: Yes, I agree entirely with you. "For" gets my vote by a whisker.
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Melanie Nassar : I also agree, but I think I might be more inclined to use "in" (all the best in high school, college, etc.)
3 hrs
  -> Thank you. Either would do, it's probably just a matter of personal preference.

agree  Peter Skipp
6 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Joyce A: I did several quick scenarios as to which I'd be more likely to use...My mind kept switching back and forth on me. :-) So, yes, either will do.
23 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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