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    what is the diference between
    i go to school
    i go to the shcool

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    Re: hi

    Hi, and welcome to Using English.

    I go to school is a general statement that means you attend classes regularly, even if you are not in a class at the moment you say it.

    Do you work? No, I'm still in school.
    My daughter goes to school about two hours away.

    If you say I go to the school you are referring to a specific school building or campus. Using the simple present implies it's a habit. I go to the school about three times a week, picking up my child from her various activities.

    Please note that the word "I" is capitalized.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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