échouer un examen


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Le verbe échouer est intransitif. C’est un calque de l’anglais to fail an exam que de dire échouer un examen.

On dit plutôt échouer à un examen :

  • Il a échoué à son examen ce matin.

On pourrait aussi dire, sans préposition à :

  • Il n’a pas réussi son examen.
  • Il a raté son examen.
  • Il a loupé son examen. (langue familière)

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