Use the word "rank" when describing the order or sequence in which things or people are compared.
In these sentences and questions, "rank" is a verb:
- How does that school rank among the others?
- How highly does it rank?
- This magazine article ranks the cars that get the best gas mileage.
- How did you rank as a student when you were in school?
- How would you rank the overall quality of this grocery store?
In these sentences, "rank" is a noun. It's also possible to use the word "ranking."
- This college has a very high ranking among colleges in the midwest.
- What was your rank in high school?
- This hotel received a low ranking and bad reviews.
- His rank in the U.S. military is that of a General.
- People working in the lower ranks of the company were let go first when there were layoffs.
- Workers in the rank and file had no idea there were problems with the company. (the rank and file = ordinary workers or ordinary people)
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