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    study, take, learn

    Please take a look at the sentence below.

    "Efficient time management is the chief lesson that a responsible student must (A. study B. take C. learn)."

    I think if "lesson" in this sentence means a period of time in which someone is taught a particular skill, or a period of time in which students in school are taught a particular subject, the correct answer should be A or B; if "lesson" means an experience, especially an unpleasant one, that makes someone more careful in the future, the answer should be C.

    I am wondering whether A, B and C are all possible answers, since the collocations "study a lesson," "take a lesson," and "learn a lesson" are all correct, or only C is the correct answer. Thank you.

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    Re: study, take, learn

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    Please take a look at the sentence below.

    "Efficient time management is the chief lesson that a responsible student must (A. study B. take C. learn)."

    I think if "lesson" in this sentence means a period of time in which someone is taught a particular skill, or a period of time in which students in school are taught a particular subject, the correct answer should be A or B; if "lesson" means an experience, especially an unpleasant one, that makes someone more careful in the future, the answer should be C.

    I am wondering whether A, B and C are all possible answers, since the collocations "study a lesson," "take a lesson," and "learn a lesson" are all correct, or only C is the correct answer. Thank you.
    For me, only "learn" is OK.

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