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    #1

    We study second shift

    Classes for my faculty at our university begin at 13.00. (other faculties begin at 8.30) Can I say that students at my faculty "study second shift"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: We study second shift

    Possibly. But "shift work" does not usually apply to universities.

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    #3

    Re: We study second shift

    It does in some countries- they have shifts for schools here in the Philippines. There's no proper term for this in BrE because we don't have the system, other than night school for adults, but it makes sense where it exists.

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    #4

    Re: We study second shift

    I would expect a second shift to start around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Not at 1.

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    #5

    Re: We study second shift

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would expect a second shift to start around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Not at 1.
    I think that depends on what, if any, shift system you have ever worked. At my first airport job, we had three basic shifts. The first started at 7am, the second started at 1.30pm and the last (the nightshift) started at 7pm and was a double shift, ending at 9am the next day. In the same job at a different location, we had 19 different shifts each day. The earliest started at 6am and the latest started at 4pm.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: We study second shift

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, EnglishHobby:

    I have found this statement from an official American government report. (The boldfaced emphasis is mine.)


    "Students attended either a morning session (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon), an afternoon session (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), or an evening session (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.). ... This structure accommodated students' needs to meet other responsibilities and /or work in jobs with different shifts."


    James


    P.S. It is only my opinion that some students would be annoyed if you used the word "shift." They might (in a friendly manner, of course) reply, "We are students, not employees!"

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    #7

    Re: We study second shift

    When I was in kindergarten we were divided into two sessions, morning and afternoon. One was assigned to either half-day session.

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    #8

    Re: We study second shift

    I visited a friend today who has a son whose school starts at 5.30am. Starting school that early is definitely shift work in my book- it would have ruined my childhood if I'd had to get up that early.

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    #9

    Re: We study second shift

    Not so great for parents either.

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    Re: We study second shift

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I visited a friend today who has a son whose school starts at 5.30am. Starting school that early is definitely shift work in my book- it would have ruined my childhood if I'd had to get up that early.
    I class that as child abuse!
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