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    Attend

    "Younf persons often attend a lawyer's office in the company of a parent or parents."

    I've never seen "attend" used like this. One can attend an event, but an office?

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    In legal English, particularly in our country, it can be used in that way.

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    Re: Attend

    We attend a doctor's appointment, a dental appointment, a hospital appointment, a meeting, a seminar, a school class, a university and many other things.

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    Re: Attend

    Another interesting difference. Many of the things you list we would not "attend" in the US.
    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: Attend

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We attend a doctor's appointment, a dental appointment, a hospital appointment, a meeting, a seminar, a school class, a university and many other things.
    This speaker of BrE might attend a meeting or seminar, but that's about all on that list.

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    Re: Attend

    In dental surgeries, over the last year or so, the following signs have been turning up.

    "Non-attendance will result in you being taken off our books."
    "Non-attendance will attract a fee."

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