In US do you say K9 or 9th grade ?

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  1. LilyGMG

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    My question is in title :)
    What is the most used in US language ?
     
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    9th grade
     
  4. GemStone

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    K9 would have people wondering if it's the ninth year of kindergarten, lol. We say 9th grade, and the kids are freshmen in high school.

    All grades in the US are given as ordinal numbers after kindergarten, starting with 1st grade.
     
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    Or doggie training! :p
     
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    Ahahahah :lol: ! Ok i understand ! Thank you for your answer
     
  7. GemStone

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    Haha! :lol:
     
  8. DizneeTeachR

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    9th grade or Freshman in High School
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    "Ninth grade" and "grade 9" can be used pretty much interchangeably.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    It might be regional but where I live I never hear "grade #" it's always #th grade both spoken and written.
     
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    But "grade 9" would be understood where you are, TeacherNY, yes?
     
  12. terptoteacher

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    Grade nine sounds Canadian to me. ;)
     
  13. MrsC

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    To me as well:whistle:
     
  14. TeacherNY

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    It would be understood but not used.
     
  15. teacherguy111

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    In England we say "Year 7, year 8 etc." Here is the US I just say 6th grade etc.
     
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    I was called out as a Canadian one time for saying I teach grade four. I had never noticed that it was more common for Americans to say fourth grade.
     
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    I teach in an independent prep school. We say "form" 9. I have no idea why.
     
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    9th grade I have never hear of k9
     
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    K8 generally means qualified to teach K through 8...my certification is k-8, but I'm not highly qualified beyond grade 5. K9 means nothing in the US except for an abbreviation for canine.
     

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