UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgreɪdɪŋ/

From the verb grade: (⇒ conjugate)
grading is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. have a lot of grading to [do, finish up]
  2. have to finish the grading [tonight, this weekend]
  3. the grading of [students, employees, homework]
  4. the official grading of
  5. [course, class, exam] grading
  6. the grading will be finished (up) by [tomorrow]
  7. when will the grading be finished?
  8. the grading is done on a bell curve
  9. the grading of a [hill, lawn, road, track]
  10. has a [steep, shallow, sharp] grading
n as adj
  1. the grading [process, requirements]
  2. have my own grading system
  3. a [strict, loose] grading policy
  4. specific grading criteria
  5. for grading purposes
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. got [good, bad, high, low] grades this [year, semester]
  2. get [good] grades in school
  3. got a [good] grade in [math]
  4. got a [good] grade on the [test, exam, paper, project]
  5. need to [improve, work on] my grades
  6. your grades came today
  7. what grade did I get?
  8. had her grade [reviewed, corrected, marked down]
  9. teaches [3rd] grade
  10. she is in [5th] grade
  11. [failed, passed, skipped] [5th] grade
  12. had to repeat [5th] grade
  13. had to take [5th] grade [over, again]
  14. will be in [5th] grade (next year)
  15. he is in grade [5]
  16. is in the grade below me
  17. the [actress, singer, player] failed to make the grade
  18. a [steep, shallow] grade
  19. the grade is getting [steeper]
  20. the grade is too [steep]
  21. a [3%] grade
  22. a grade of [3%]
  23. [fine, coarse] salt grades
  24. quality grades of [steel, accommodation]
  25. [a management, a clerical, an executive] grade
n as adj
  1. is (still) in grade school
  2. my grade point average
  3. [reads, writes] at a [5th] -grade level
  4. did a grade A job (on)
  1. US: grade the [paper, exam, homework]
  2. US: was grading [papers] until [midnight]
  3. US: graded and returned
  4. grade the [performance, efficiency] of
  5. [students, candidates, you] will be graded
  6. will be graded on your [performance, content]
  7. graded on [financial results, service levels, delivery times]
  8. graded by the [government, teacher]
  9. graded in [conformance, accordance] with
  10. grade the [company, product]
  11. grade [eggs, dairy products]
  12. grade the [driveway, road]
  13. the road grades [steeply, slightly, somewhat]
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