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    #1

    to stay in/on after classes

    If somebody stays at the university after classes to train in the gym or for some extra tutorial, do they stay IN or ON (after classes)?
    Do we need to add some preposition after the verb stay? Can't we say simply "I normally stay at the university after classes"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: to stay in/on after classes

    In your context, I don't see the need for a preposition.

    After classes, I go to the gym.
    After classes, I stay at university to use the gym.

    For me, if you "stay on after class", it means you remain in the classroom and do some more study. It can also be a punishment, like detention. The teacher might tell you that you must "stay on after class" if you've been naughty (I don't think this happens at university!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to stay in/on after classes

    You can also stay behind after class.

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