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  1. Anonymous
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    How to ask about this?

    Hello :)

    I'd like to know whether the following expressions of asking about class make sense.

    The situation is this: Some schools have five classes in a day. Others have six classes in a day. The number of classes depends on school. One class hour is usually 50 minutes.

    Question1:
    When I ask about the number of classes Can I use the word" hour" instead of "class"?

    Question2:
    If so, would you tell me if #1~4 are correct or not?

    #1 How many hours a day are there in your school?
    #2 How many hours in a day are there in your school?
    #3 How many hours are there in a day in your school?
    #4 How many hours are there in your school in a day?

    Especially, do "hours a day" in #1 sound strange in this question?

    I look forward to some comment.

    Thank you,
    Lina

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    Re: How to ask about this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lina
    Hello :)

    I'd like to know whether the following expressions of asking about class make sense.

    The situation is this: Some schools have five classes in a day. Others have six classes in a day. The number of classes depends on school. One class hour is usually 50 minutes.

    Question1:
    When I ask about the number of classes Can I use the word" hour" instead of "class"?
    I wouldn't think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lina
    Question2:
    If so, would you tell me if #1~4 are correct or not?

    #1 How many hours a day are there in your school?
    #2 How many hours in a day are there in your school?
    #3 How many hours are there in a day in your school?
    #4 How many hours are there in your school in a day?
    They are grammatically correct, but I would not use them. Instead, try: "How many classes do you have per day?"

    :)


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    Re: How to ask about this?

    I like RonBee's version.

    :)

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