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    gym /sport/physical education

    Hi, I'd like to know if I can say

    On Monday I have gym, music and Spanish lessons

    Can I say
    a) gym lesson b)sport lesson instead of physical education?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: gym /sport/physical education

    In current Canadian teen language, it is quite acceptable to say, "I have gym." to mean that they have a class in physical education. However, since the class has the title of Physical Education or Phys. Ed. the preferred way to express this would be, "I have Phys. Ed." or "I have Physical Education."

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    Re: gym /sport/physical education

    In the US, the term for that type of class varies depending upon geographic location. I grew up in the Midwest, and we always referred to it as "gym class." So I would say "On Monday I have gym, music and Spanish." But I know in other areas of the US they refer to gym class by the initials "P.E." (abbreviation for "Physical Education"), and they would say "On Monday I have P.E., music and Spanish."

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    Re: gym /sport/physical education

    Are we talking about school here? We don't normally refer to classes in school as lessons.

    "Gym" would be in a school situation, whereas "lessons" would be private. At least in Canada.

    I am not a teacher.

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