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Difference between Get full marks for something and Get full marks in something

get full marks for something

1. gain the maximum number of marks in a subject:

  • Half the students got full marks for what was intended to be an easy question.

2. be praised for some good quality:

  • Mr. Jenkins gets full marks for his courage and enterprise.

get full marks in something—(also: score full marks in something) = get full marks for something 1:

  • Only one in six adults got full marks in a test of six familiar words.