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  1. Member
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    #1

    They are not having lessons.

    (Miss Wang is showing a new student around the school. )
    (In the gym)...
    (On the playground)...

    (In the classroom) Look at your classmates. They are not having lessons. Kangkang is reading English newspapers. Michael is doing his homework. Wang Wei is writing a letter. ...
    (from an English textbook)

    I don
    t think they are not having lessons is right. I think it should be they are not having a lesson or they are not having class. What do you say?
    Many thanks.

  2. probus's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: They are not having lessons.

    It is not wrong or unnatural. But it could be made even more natural. For example: Students enjoy plenty of free time between lessons/classes.

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    #3

    Re: They are not having lessons.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    Look at your classmates. They are not having lessons.
    I'd say,
    And these are your new classmates. They don't have a class right now.

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