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    #1

    class reunion vs school reunion

    What do you think is the difference between the two? Is the former only for the graduates that belong to the same class while the latter, to the whole school? Or are the two identical?

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    Re: class reunion vs school reunion

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is the former only for the graduates that belong to the same class while the latter, to the whole school?
    Yes, that's right.

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    Re: class reunion vs school reunion

    There would be a huge difference in the UK. If I organised a class reunion (based on my secondary school), there would be only 30 people there. If I organised a school reunion for, say, everyone who attended the same secondary school in 1985, there would be 720 people there!
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    Re: class reunion vs school reunion

    "Class" means the graduating class in the US. Everyone in the same "grade," not just the people who filled one classroom. Everyone in my high school who received a diploma when I did would be the Class of '86.

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    Re: class reunion vs school reunion

    Note that in BE, graduates are people who have gained a degree from a college or university.

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    #6

    Re: class reunion vs school reunion

    Also note that in AmE, "school" can refer to colleges and universities.

    I don't know about South Korea, but in Taiwan, "class" (the usual translation for 班, pronounced "ban") can have a meaning not used in American universities. The students of a department may be divided into three or four "classes", and the students of each class take the core courses together. It's somewhat like what we have in elementary schools in the US.
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