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    Ignoring any possible criticism of myself as a critic, might you enlighten me as to the chances of one's college accepting you if one narrowly fails to reach the grades stipulated?

    Thanks, Harry.
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    (Original post by harrydone)
    Ignoring any possible criticism of myself as a critic, might one enlighten me as to the chances of one's college accepting you if one narrowly fails to reach the grades stipulated?

    Thanks, Harry.
    You would do well to learn when it is correct to use the pronoun "one" and when it is not. There is at least one instance of incorrect usage in your question.

    Universities are not legally obliged to take you if you miss your grades, even by one point. Whether or not they do will depend on how many offers they have made, how many other people have made/not made their grades (they may simply not have enough places) and how much they really want you. It's best to go all out for your grades rather than playing with chances.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You would do well to learn when it is correct to use the pronoun "one" and when it is not. There is at least one instance of incorrect usage in your question.

    Universities are not legally obliged to take you if you miss your grades, even by one point. Whether or not they do will depend on how many offers they have made, how many other people have made/not made their grades (they may simply not have enough places) and how much they really want you. It's best to go all out for your grades rather than playing with chances.
    Thanks for your input. Apologies for my lack of grammatical knowledge! Perhaps you could point out my incorrect use of 'one' in my thread?

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    (Original post by harrydone)
    Ignoring any possible criticism of myself as a critic, might one enlighten me as to the chances of one's college accepting you if one narrowly fails to reach the grades stipulated?
    You only use "one" when referring either to yourself or a non-specific person. In that case, you mean to say "you," or "someone" and "one" is not a suitable substitute. That's all.
 
 
 
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