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Si os veo copiando, os pongo un cero, os quito 2 puntos

 

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Old March 08, 2017, 03:42 PM
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Si os veo copiando, os pongo un cero, os quito 2 puntos

How can I translate that?
If I catch/see u copying I ll give you a zero/ I ll take 2 points off of your final mark.?
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If I catch you cheating (copying answers from another, as well as getting the answers beforehand and bringing them to the test), I'll give you a (big fat) zero on the test.
If I catch you cheating, I'll immediately confiscate the test and you'll get a zero.

One's mark is used in the UK. In American, we say grade.
Your grade will be (a) zero if I catch you copying someone else's answers.
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Old March 11, 2017, 12:28 PM
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Thank you, Rusty.

And what about the "os quito 2 puntos de la nota final" (the average final grade)?
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Taking two points away from a grade doesn't "translate" for someone like me who is unfamiliar with the grading systems used elsewhere. So, I took no stab at a translation.
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It depends a little on whether this is an isolated test or part of an exam which involves several tests. If just one test, the result is a mark. If part of an exam which sums the total marks of several tests, it might still be a mark, or could be translated into a grade.

Anecdote: at school I had an old-fashioned Latin teacher who used to deduct marks from tests for bad behaviour. The tests were usually 20 questions and you had a mark between 20 out of 20 (20/20) and zero out of twenty (0/20). Except that once I got all the questions wrong, and he deducted 3 marks for bad behaviour, so my final mark was minus 3.
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My goodness! That must be a record score...
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