I'm very well aware that this question is asked a myriad of times before but I want to know how one would phrase a question in every-day language to get the answer "n-th".

  • What ordinal number reflects the position of you in the set of candidates?

  • Where do you fall in order among all candidates?

  • In the sequence of candidates, what is the position of yours?

These were suggested in the previous questions but they all sound very formal. Could one say "What place did you take in the exam?" Are there any other alternatives? How does "how manyth" sound to a native speaker?

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"What was your ranking in your class?"

for additional clarification, you can also phrase it like this:

"What was your ranking in your class? (Ex. 1st, 2nd, 45th, etc.)"

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    Or "where do you rank..." Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 21:16
  • In the context of a contest, I would add "How did you place (in the contest)?"
    – Cmillz
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 7:37

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