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    feeling cold

    I couldn't go to college as i was feeling cold in the morning.
    Is it a correct sentence?
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    Re: feeling cold

    i should be I and I would put in the morning after to college.

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    Re: feeling cold

    In America, we would not use "go to college" to mean "go to class today."

    "I did not go to college because I could not afford it."

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    Re: feeling cold

    Do you mean you found the temperature too cold or that you were ill with a cold?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: feeling cold

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In America, we would not use "go to college" to mean "go to class today."

    "I did not go to college because I could not afford it."
    Conversely, in BrE, that's exactly what we would do. We don't use "go to class".

    I didn't go to school yesterday.
    I didn't go to college on Tuesday.
    I didn't go to uni on Thursday or Friday.

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    Re: feeling cold

    We would say "go to school" too, but not at the university level.

    Perhaps because so many people live on or near campus when at college/university, they are already AT college/university/school, so it's only the classes they didn't attend.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: feeling cold

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    i should be I and I would put in the morning after to college.

    Thanks

    What I meant to say is:
    I was feeling cold in the morning that is why I couldn't go to college
    and not that
    I couldn't go college in the morning as i was feeling cold.

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    Re: feeling cold

    Quote Originally Posted by keen learner View Post
    What I meant to say is:
    I was feeling cold in the morning that is why I couldn't go to college
    and not that
    I couldn't go college in the morning as i was feeling cold.
    What do you see as the difference in those two?

    Also, I repeat -- were you ill with a cold or bothered by the cold temperature? Not going to classes because you are feeling cold (bothered by the temperature) is not a common reason to miss class. On the other hand, not going because you had a bad cold would make more sense.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: feeling cold

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Do you mean you found the temperature too cold or that you were ill with a cold?
    I mean that I found the the temperature too cold.

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    Re: feeling cold

    Okay, then what you wrote is fine. Is it common to skip classes because of cold temperatures?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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