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    school/the school

    The boys' teacher lectured the boys. They left school/the school without permission.

    Which word/s should I use?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: school/the school

    Both are OK. Remember, the defines; e.g., they left the school's premises without permission.

    Note, left school is also ambiguous. It can mean, leave school and never come back; e.g., Max dropped out--left school!

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    Re: school/the school

    Thanks, Casiopea.

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    Re: school/the school

    You're welcome.

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    #5

    Re: school/the school

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    The boys' teacher lectured the boys. They left school/the school without permission.

    Which word/s should I use?

    Many thanks.
    In this context the only correct way is:They left the school without permission, because as Casiopea said if we say:They left school without permission, it would mean they finished their schooling without consulting with anyone.

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