Sep 8th, 2015, 08:54 am
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Join Date: May 28th, 2013
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The question of a paper is
-How old was John when he was attacked?
-How many years old was John when he was attacked?
If the answer is 'three', one mark; if 'three years old', no marks. Do you agree with the marking scheme? I think 'three years old' is wordier, but not wrong and should deserve marks. Somehow the setter of the paper explicitly says the inclusion of 'years old' makes an invalid answer.