Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Over the top's Avatar
    Over the top is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    386

    we studied/took a new unit today

    Hello
    Which one is correct
    We studied a new unit
    We took a new unit
    Thanks

  2. #2
    fighting spirit's Avatar
    fighting spirit is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Serbian
      • Home Country:
      • Serbia
      • Current Location:
      • Serbia
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    197

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    We studied, I think

  3. #3
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    25,679

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    Which one is correct
    We studied a new unit
    We took a new unit
    Thanks
    It really depends on what you did with the new unit.

  4. #4
    Over the top's Avatar
    Over the top is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    386

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Raymott can you please write me the difference between the two?
    Thanks

  5. #5
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    25,679

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Raymott can you please write me the difference between the two?
    Thanks
    You "take" a new unit when you enrol in it.
    You "study" a new unit when you learn it.
    This assumes that "unit" is some academic subject. Your post gives no context, so it's not clear what a unit is. "Unit" doesn't have that meaning where I come from.

  6. #6
    Jaskin is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    516

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Hi,

    Please note I' not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I assume that the unit means a module.

    We studied a new unit.
    We took a new unit.

    I think both are correct. The second sentence is more colloquial.
    Don't see much of a difference without a wider context.
    The only assumption I would have made when someone said the second sentence would be that you haven't finished the unit.

    Cheers,

  7. #7
    Over the top's Avatar
    Over the top is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    386

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You "take" a new unit when you enrol in it.
    You "study" a new unit when you learn it.
    This assumes that "unit" is some academic subject. Your post gives no context, so it's not clear what a unit is. "Unit" doesn't have that meaning where I come from.
    How come I enrol in a new unit? people enrol in universities, classes, clubs ...etc not new units?
    sorry I can't understand

  8. #8
    Over the top's Avatar
    Over the top is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    386

    Re: we studied/took a new unit today

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hi,

    Please note I' not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I assume that the unit means a module.

    We studied a new unit.
    We took a new unit.

    I think both are correct. The second sentence is more colloquial.
    Don't see much of a difference without a wider context.
    The only assumption I would have made when someone said the second sentence would be that you haven't finished the unit.

    Cheers,
    By unit I mean module or serials of small lessons in a book.
    Thanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •