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    Question 'As you enter the class/classroom'?

    Hi,
    Would it be correct to say,'the teacher appeared in the class'? My cambridge dictionary says:


    Warning: choose the right word!
    To talk about a room where students are taught, don't say 'class', say classroom:
    The classes had central heating and big windows.






    Many Thanks in advance!



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    Re: 'As you enter the class/classroom'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Would it be correct to say,'the teacher appeared in the class'? My cambridge dictionary says:
    Warning: choose the right word!
    To talk about a room where students are taught, don't say 'class', say classroom:
    The classes had central heating and big windows
    Your dictionary is right: The teacher appeared in the classroom. The classrooms had central heating and big windows.

    I'll add a further comment on the first example. In my mind, 'appeared' refers to a sudden, unexpected event, as if there was a puff of smoke and the teacher was instantly inside the classroom. Better to say either 'The teacher entered the classroom' or 'The teacher appeared at the classroom door.'

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    Re: 'As you enter the class/classroom'?

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    , as if there was a puff of smoke and the teacher was instantly inside the classroom.


    I had the same thought!
    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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