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    #1

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    Hi!Teachers
    I am practicing the usage of the word" suspend".
    Could you correct it for me?
    The circumstance is that a student learn Japanese from a teacher every Monday but he can't learn the course next Monday.
    So is it right and idiomatic if he say:
    I will suspend the language class for one time.
    Thanks a lot !
    Last edited by WUKEN; 09-Oct-2008 at 14:43.

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    #2

    Re: suspend

    I will skip class next Monday.
    I will be unable to attend next Monday.

    But not "suspend."

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    #3

    Re: suspend

    If you're looking to use the word suspend, try something like "While the building is being renovated, classes will be suspended. We expect to resume our regular schedule in five weeks."

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    #4

    Re: suspend

    Thanks for your clarifications.
    So do you mean that I can'r use the word
    " suspend" if I can't attend the language only one time?
    And I can use the word. e.g.now I can't attend the class for a while ,maybe two months.
    May I say I will suspend my class about two months?
    Thanks fory ou explaination!

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    Re: suspend

    To say you will suspend your class for two months would suggest that you may return two months later and resume where you left off. You may, then, suspend your on-line class or a correspondence course, perhaps, but you can not "suspend" a class with other students who will continue to progess without you. You will simply "miss" or "skip" those classes.

    You, however, may face "suspension" if skipping these classes is not allowed by your school! That means, the school will temporarily remove your right to attend class at all, as a form of discipline / punishment.

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    #6

    Re: suspend

    Thanks for jlinger's clarification!
    I am clearer about the usage of the word" suspend".
    Now I wonder may I use the word if the circumstance is the teacher takes one day off because he is sick .Therefore he can't lecture the students .May I say: The class today will be suspended because the professor was hospitalized one hour ago?
    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by WUKEN; 10-Oct-2008 at 16:28.

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    Re: suspend

    Probably so. If I read that notice on the classroom door, I would understand that there will be no class today, but whatever was planned for today will not be skipped. For example, Final Examinations may be suspended because of a flu outbreak on campus. It doesn't mean you get away with not taking them!

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