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    Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    1) Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    2) Do we say "somebody gives tuition in a subject"? For example "Tom gives tuitions in Maths and Science."

    3) Can a person who gives tuition say "There are three students in my tuition" or "I give tuition to three students."

    Sorry I put three questions here but these questions are interrelated that is why I have posted them together.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    People don't give tuition. They pay tuition. People don't give classes. They teach classes

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    People can both give and take classes. Jerry is a photographer. He gives photography classes on Tuesday evenings.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    People can both give and take classes. Jerry is a photographer. He gives photography classes on Tuesday evenings.

    Could you please take me out of moderation? I won't post more than one question in any thread. Please take me out of moderation please.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    Not for the moment- you are burdening people who give their free time to trying to help.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    People don't give tuition. They pay tuition. People don't give classes. They teach classes
    In AmE I agree. But in Indian English the phrase "give tuition(s)" is so common as to be the standard form. Tufguy professes to wish to learn standard English. So far he seems to have made little progress.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    "Give tuition/classes" is fine in British English.

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    Re: Does some one give tuition or they give classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    "Why am I wasting my time on this forum when, day after day, it is filled with questions about unlikely situations from a member who appears to have taken in very little from the thousands of responses he has received, and who has ignored virtually every request made to follow the forum's guidelines?"
    Well, as I've mentioned before, I justify responding to tufguy by hoping that others will learn from the response. There have been 117 views of this thread. There must be someone who will learn something from a correct answer. Mustn't there? If not, please don't disillusion me!

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