Back to School Idiom: A for ____________

A for ____________ – said to someone when they tried hard but the result wasn’t quite wonderful.

Choose the right answer:

  1. trying
  2. effort
  3. doing your best
  4. hard work



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The right answer is:

A for ____________


(effort means try.)

So the idiom is A for Effort.

Here is an example of how you can use it:

Sondra tried very hard to do ten push-ups as her teacher wanted, but after three her arms started to shake and she collapsed on the floor. “Keep trying,” said the PE teacher, “I’ll give you an A for effort.”

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