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Pass an exam

 "I don't find "avoir" used to mean "pass an exam" anywhere. I find "reussir" more often?"
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TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Stephen,

Although in formal speech and in textbooks and dictionaries you will find "réussir un examen" but in informal speech, especially "chez les jeunes" you will almost, always find "avoir un examen" e.g.

"J'ai mon bac" - I have passed my baccalauréat.

Hope this helps,

Tom

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When talking to native speakerd, the distinction between avoir un examen and passer un examen seems not born out in everyday language use. Passer un examen is, apparently, often interpreted as having passed it and not just taken it.

Pass an exam

 "I don't find "avoir" used to mean "pass an exam" anywhere. I find "reussir" more often?"

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