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    time out

    When child did not behave in the class that the teacher asked him to sit away from the class.

    1. Shall I say :
    He got time out from the class.


    2. Can I use naughty or mischievive instead of did not behave?

    He's been very naughty/mischievive during the class.


    3. How should I put ground time in the above sentene?

    Thank you.

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    Re: time out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    When child did not behave in the class that the teacher asked him to sit away from the class.

    1. Shall I say :
    He got time out from the class.


    2. Can I use naughty or mischievive instead of did not behave?

    He's been very naughty/mischievive during the class.


    3. How should I put ground time in the above sentene?

    Thank you.
    As you must know from your first example, "a time out" is an expression often used by parents to warn or actually require a child to sit quietly or to be sent to his/her room for a period of time as a result of some transgression or form of misbehavior, usually minor in nature. It could also be used by a teacher. But in your first example, I would say "...in the class".

    In #2 "naughty" is OK, but "mischievious" would be another term, not "mischievive".

    In #3 I think you are referring to the term "grounded" which originates from the term used when pilots were forbidden to fly for a period of time as punishment for breaking some rule(s). I would not use the term as a teacher. Rather, it is more appropriate for use by a parent to confine a child to his/her home for some reason as in "You were late coming home last night so you are grounded for two days".

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