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    swear or curse

    Hi there,
    I teach English in a school and sometimes the children swear. In this cases they have to write 15 times in a piece of paper "I won't swear at class". Is that right? would be ok "I won't curse at class"? Is it better to say "at class" or "in class"?
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    Re: swear or curse

    Make them write:
    The use of common swear words is neither funny nor intelligent. I will not use expletives in the classroom
    Make them write it 20 times, the last as good and neat as the first. If they mess up make them write it again.

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    Re: swear or curse

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi there,
    I teach English in a school and sometimes the children swear. In this cases they have to write 15 times in a piece of paper "I won't swear at class". Is that right? would be ok "I won't curse at class"? Is it better to say "at class" or "in class"?
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    In AmE, either swear or curse is acceptable. And it should be "in class".

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