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    #1

    I read the book in Japanese class.

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote:

    I read the book "Run, Melos!" in Japanese class.

    Is an article required before 'Japanese'? Should it be like "I read...in a/the Japanese class."?
    I feel the original sentence is OK as it is.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I read the book in Japanese class.

    (Not a Teacher)

    In this case, I'd say no.

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    #3

    Re: I read the book in Japanese class.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.

    One of my students wrote:

    I read the book "Run, Melos!" in Japanese class.

    Is an article required before 'Japanese'? Should it be like "I read...in a/the Japanese class."?
    I feel the original sentence is OK as it is.

    Thank you.
    It is fine without an article.

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    #4

    Re: I read the book in Japanese class.

    Is there any reason why it's fine without an article?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: I read the book in Japanese class.

    An article is unnecessary. There is no need to add one.

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    #6

    Re: I read the book in Japanese class.

    We don't tend to use an article in front of the topic of a class or a course.

    I ate my lunch in Maths. I got a detention for that.
    I read a great book in French class.
    My friend and I chatted all the way through double Geography.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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