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    In class or in the class

    Hello,

    Do I need "the" before "class"? I seem to recall (from my school years a long, long time ago) that with words like "school" or "home" or "church", no article is needed. Is "class" one of those words?

    She is in class (at her school) right now.

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: In class or in the class

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    Do I need "the" before "class"? I seem to recall (from my school years a long, long time ago) that with words like "school" or "home" or "church", no article is needed. Is "class" one of those words?

    She is in class (at her school) right now.

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    No, we don't generally use the article.

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    Re: In class or in the class

    She is in class = she is currently taking part in a lesson.
    She is in the classroom = simply a statement of her location.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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