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I recently re-tagged a question with the tag. I then looked at the synonyms and there is the tag. I can't vote it as a synonym because my rep on either of these is probably 0. But there is a down-vote on the synonym suggestion, see:

https://academia.stackexchange.com/tags/grades/synonyms

What are the possible reasons for this? Isn't it the consensus to try to clean up these tags?

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Presumably the user who downvoted believes the distinction between grades (the quantitative measure assigned to a piece of work) and grading (the act of assigning a grade) is worth preserving.

For example, a question on how grades affect graduate admissions would be about but not .

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