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San
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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 months ago

Which word is correct?

The student was never late for that particular teacher's (class / classes) again after he scolded him.

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  • 8 months ago
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    does the teacher teach one class or many that the student attends? Sort of depends on the meaning intended for the word class: class can mean a session (a class at a particular time on a particular day) or a course of sessions (geography class is every Thursday at 2 PM). So, do you mean each session, so classes, or do you mean course, and if so, does that teacher teach only the one course (class) or several courses (say, math and geography on different days?).

    The expected usage form context is singular class, as in generic teaching sessions, rather than specific sessions, or multiple distinct sessions representing unique courses.

    • San
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      8 months agoReport

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It is common to use "class" to refer to all the classes in a course as in "class begins at 10 AM" or "this class is really hard." So most English speakers would use "class" there, though "classes" isn't wrong.

    Source(s): actual native English speaker, not some random guesser who should be asking questions, not answering them
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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Since the word "late" creates a time context, the reference is to a particular class at a particular time, so use the singular.

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  • 8 months ago

    Class, if you’re referring to only one class taught that you’d enrolled in, or classes if it was more than one class you’re speaking about.

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  • 8 months ago

    'class' would be the better word.

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  • geezer
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    8 months ago

    It would be CLASS if the teacher only taught you one subject

    and CLASSES if the teacher taught you more than one subject.

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  • 8 months ago

    The student was never late for that particular teacher's CLASS again after he scolded him.

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