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    protracted class

    I want to say “to continue the class longer than necessary, --as some teachers do, that is, do not end the class in time when the bell rings”. I believe there must be a verb often used to express this, but I have no idea which one should be used. The word protracted is only a adj. So could you give me suggestion? Thanks

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    Re: protracted class

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    I want to say “to continue the class longer than necessary, --as some teachers do, that is, do not end the class in time when the bell rings”. I believe there must be a verb often used to express this, but I have no idea which one should be used. The word protracted is only a adj. So could you give me suggestion? Thanks
    You can say that the class overruns (this means to go on beyond the allotted time).

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    Re: protracted class

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can say that the class overruns (this means to go on beyond the allotted time).
    Thank you very much. Then is the expression "protracted class" properly used or often used?

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    Re: protracted class

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    Thank you very much. Then is the expression "protracted class" properly used or often used?
    I've never heard it, though the use of protracted is fairly common when talking about other things (conversations, negotiations etc). To me, it suggests something longer than a class.

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