In England we would say"I did well in the exam", definitely not " on the exam"
And in Ireland we could also say AT, but definitely not ON.
To British ears the preposition is wrong. It should be in the exam.
In the US and Canada, we say "on the exam".
"at the exam" is wrong?
No, it's not. Duolingo is wrong.
Definetly not.......on the exam
In American English "on the exam" is the most common.
Why not "Eu fiz bem ..."?
"I did good on the test" was marked wrong because it was supposed to be "well" not "good"?
Good is grammatically incorrect in that sentence. Well is correct.
Assuming American English grammar. I can't speak for other types of English
a 'rule of thumb' is if you're describing a verb, you use "well" - if you're describing a noun you use 'good'. Oh just realised this is six years old....
Can't we also say "eu sai bem no exame" ?
Eu me saí bem no exame. ;)
My exam went well.. Isn't it the same thing?
Meu exame foi bom. (Changed subjects)
No because you´re using passive voice in that sentence and this is active voice. I<-- the person, has the action, not the exam/ the object.
I was surprised that "I went well on the exam" was marked as incorrect. It's what I would most commonly hear in Australia.
Yeah my Australian friend asks me all the time ¨How did you go?¨ and (we´re English teachers) I´m like BAHH your grammar is wrong! But I guess it´s just Australian 0:P hehe
Can anyone tell me why "He went well on the exam" is wrong?
It's taking about "I" not about "him"
Also one does not go an exam but does an exam. You have to use the verb to be, not to go.
Sorry, typo, you have to use to do.
@arne690116 In Australia it's perfectly fine to say "I went well on the exam"
"In the exam" rather than on the exam
No, both are correct.