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    to do lessons/homework

    Hi, when students come home and have a task to do, which is a more frequent expression for their activity: to do lessons or to do homework? Thanks

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    Re: to do lessons/homework

    In Canada, the phrase do (one's) homework is common.

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    #3

    Re: to do lessons/homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    In Canada, the phrase do (one's) homework is common.
    I think "to do one's homework" is common in Russia, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I think "to do one's homework" is common in Russia, too.
    The thing is I have come across "to do lessons" in a good Russian text-book that we are using in our college but which was written long ago and I wonder if I should substitute it with "to do (one's) homework". Now I think it would be quite reasonable :)

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    #5

    Re: to do lessons/homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    The thing is I have come across "to do lessons" in a good Russian text-book that we are using in our college but which was written long ago and I wonder if I should substitute it with "to do (one's) homework". Now I think it would be quite reasonable :)
    I come across many mistakes in Russian textbooks almost every day.I think it's either a typo or a mistake. To do one's homework is correct.

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    Re: to do lessons/homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I think [do (one's) lessons is] either a typo or a mistake. To do one's homework is correct.
    It's neither. It's what my great grandmother would have said when she was a child.

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    Re: to do lessons/homework

    She is doing her lessons.

    sometimes i use like this,but i think she's doing her homework better.

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    Re: to do lessons/homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    sometimes i use like this,but i think she's doing her homework better.
    Correction
    Sometimes, I use it like this, she is doing her lessons, but I think she's doing her homework is better.

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