I answered-correctly 4, 5, 6, and 7, but missed questions 1, 2, and 3.

What is a word for answered-correctly?

I have normally heard got used in this context, but I am looking for a word that suggests what is being referred to is a question whereas got is more general and does not suggest that. The closest to this I've come up with so far are solve, unravel, and unriddle.

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    I don't know what you've got against "answered correctly". But you definitely don't want a hyphen there, and it would be more natural to put the object before the adverb (I answered 4, 5, 6, and 7 correctly). – FumbleFingers Oct 21 '17 at 15:16
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    You can also say "I correctly answered 4, 5, 6, and 7, but missed ..." That inversion is the normal usage in reference to longer lists. For shorter lists and single items you can split the verb and adverb as @FumbleFingers has done above. – Robusto Oct 21 '17 at 15:29
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    You got 4, 5, 6 and 7, but missed 1, 2 and 3. – Lawrence Oct 21 '17 at 16:31
  • Got suggests that in context. I got (questions) 4, 5, 6 and 7 is colloquial in American English. You can specify questions if it makes you feel better, but context should make that clear anyway. How'd you do on the test? I got a 90. I got all the questions right except for one. – AmE speaker Oct 21 '17 at 17:47
  • Related. – tchrist Oct 25 '17 at 18:34


tr. v.
5. Slang

b. To perform successfully or have noteworthy success in: nailed the dive; nailed the exam.

I nailed 4, 5, 6, and 7, but missed questions 1, 2, and 3.

  • Nailed means "did perfectly." The teacher might disagree, but on a yes/no basis, accepted the answer and awarded the point. – Steven Littman Oct 21 '17 at 20:53
  • But agc has already offered this. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 21 '17 at 22:29

You should consider cracked.


crack VERB
3 informal [with object]
Find a solution to; decipher or interpret.

‘We've now discovered another challenge that may be harder to crack.’

  • Only if the question was enigmatic. – Steven Littman Oct 21 '17 at 20:54

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