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    Divide the class into groups of about four to discuss the issues.

    Does it mean that there are four groups altogether or does it mean that there are many groups, each of which consists of four students?

    Thanks very much!

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Divide the class into groups of about four to discuss the issues.

    Does it mean that there are four groups altogether or does it mean that there are many groups, each of which consists of four students?

    Thanks very much!

    Jason
    Several groups consisting of four students.

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    Default Re: groups of four

    If I want to mean there are four groups altogether, then what should I say?

    Is it simply " Divide the students into four groups"?

    Jason

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    Default Re: groups of four

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    If I want to mean there are four groups altogether, then what should I say?

    Is it simply " Divide the students into four groups"?

    Jason
    Yes.

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