The word "rank" is similar to the word "position." It’s an order based on ability or quality. Which one is best? Which one is second best? Which one is the worst? You can use the word "rank" for things or people:

  • How does she rank when compared to the other athletes? (This question uses "rank" as a verb."
  • What’s his rank among the others? (This question uses "rank" as a noun.)
  • How does this hotel rank?
  • What’s the ranking for this hotel? (The words "rank" and "ranking" are very similar.)
  • This hotel is ranked quite highly. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
  • What’s his rank in the company?
  • She has a very high rank within the corporation.
  • The rank of General is hard to achieve in the U.S. military.
  • How would you rank your abilities as a student?

He has a very high rank in the military. general

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This page was first published on August 8, 2012. It was updated on March 18, 2016.