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    The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt today at

    The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt today at school. What do they need to say if they want to tell them that they were taught a chapter by their teacher? "Today our teacher read (second form of read) us a chapter".

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    Re: The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt toda

    It's OK, but I would expect it to end with the name of the book, or at least the topic.

    Today, our teacher read us a chapter of Jane Eyre.
    Today, our teacher read us a chapter of a history book.
    Last edited by teechar; 22-Aug-2017 at 11:19.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt toda

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Today, our teacher read us a chapter of a history book.
    It's also possible to use "from" instead of "of" in that kind of sentence.

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    Re: The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt toda

    The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt today at school.

    I think the words underlined should be deleted. The parents cannot be telling their parents if they are still at school.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: The students who are at school tell their parents that what they have learnt toda

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The students who are at Some schoolchildren tell their parents that what they have learnt today at school today. What do they need could/should to they say if they want to tell them that they were taught a chapter by their teacher? Is "Today our teacher read (second form of read) us a chapter" correct?
    See my corrections above. Also, there is a difference between teaching a chapter of a book, and reading from it. The teacher could be reading from a book that isn't intended to be educational. It might just be "story time" at school.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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