If we want to find out the place where one came in a marathon, we can ask:
- Where did you finish?
But, for some reason this structure sounds too general to us(non-native speakers). When we hear this, it sounds as if the speaker is asking about a physical location rather than a number. For instance:
A: Where did you finish?
B: I finished here/there/near the mall, etc.
So, instead of "where did you finish?", can we say "Where did you rank?" to emphasize the exact number in that series we want to find out. Would it be "as idiomatic as the above sentence."