a written report containing an evaluation of a pupil's scholarship and behavior, sent periodically to the pupil's parents or guardian, usually on a card containing marks and comments together with a record of attendance.
a history or record of performance or accomplishment as adjudged by others: The administration has a good report card on farm policy.
get out of jail free card
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Say What? Direct Questions vs. Reported Dialogue
A direct question is when you ask a question by speaking directly (e.g. “How are you doing today?”). Reported dialogue is when you report what someone else says (e.g. “Joan asked how you’re doing today.”). Reported dialogue usually uses the third person point of view. Direct Questions Direct questions usually include interrogative pronouns or adverbs. Interrogative pronouns and adverbs include words like as who, what, …
Origin of report card
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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