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    Dear friends,

    Do we say "let's continue our lesson" or "let's continue with our lesson"?

    Do they have any diferences in meaning? Thank you!

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    Dear friends,

    Do we say "let's continue our lesson" or "let's continue with our lesson"?

    Do they have any diferences in meaning? They can. Can you see how they could differ? And what if you put a comma between "continue" and "with"?
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    1. Do these two sentences mean the same thing?
    "Let's continue our lesson."
    "Let's continue with our lesson."

    2. Sorry, 2006, I don't understand what this sentence mean:
    "Let's continue, with our lesson."
    Would you please explain it for me? Thank you!

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    Re: continue with something or continue something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    1. Do these two sentences mean the same thing? often, but not always

    "Let's continue our lesson. two meanings
    1. Let's not stop the lesson; let's keep doing the lesson..
    2. Let's start the lesson again. (after having stopped the lesson for some period of time).

    Let's continue with our lesson." three meanings
    1. and 2. as above.
    3. This gets more complicated. Say you have a two-hour English class evrery day. Most of the class time is spent speaking English, talking about whatever the students want to talk about. But at some time during the two hours, the teacher gives a half-hour or so lesson on some particiular aspect of English.

    For the first part of the class the students talked about what they did on the weekend. After a short break, the teacher says 'Let's continue with our lesson. What the teacher means is 'Let's continue our class with our daily lesson. We are not continuing our lesson, because the lesson hadn't started yet.We are continuing our class by starting our lesson.
    2. Sorry, 2006, I don't understand what this sentence mean:
    "Let's continue, with our lesson." With the comma there in the written word, it makes it clear that we are not continuing our lesson, we are continuing our class. 'Let's continue (our class), with our lesson. And in speech, the comma effect can be produced with a short pause. But even without a pause, it can be clear that we are continuing the class, not the lesson.
    Do you understand what I am saying?
    Would you please explain it for me? Thank you!
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    Last edited by 2006; 17-Nov-2010 at 08:22.

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    Yse, 2006, I've got it, and thank you so much for the detiled explanation.

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    Yes, 2006, I've got it, and thank you so much for the detailed explanation.
    You're welcome.

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