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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). Oct 21, 2017 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, 2017 at 15:29
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    You got 4, 5, 6 and 7, but missed 1, 2 and 3.
    – Lawrence
    Oct 21, 2017 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. Oct 21, 2017 at 17:47
  • Related.
    – tchrist
    Oct 25, 2017 at 18:34

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NailedTFD

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.

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  • Nailed means "did perfectly." The teacher might disagree, but on a yes/no basis, accepted the answer and awarded the point. Oct 21, 2017 at 20:53
  • But agc has already offered this. Oct 21, 2017 at 22:29
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You should consider cracked.

ODO:

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.’

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  • Only if the question was enigmatic. Oct 21, 2017 at 20:54

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