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like a class or students, should Class be capitalized?

eg. "Okay, Class, turn to the next page," said the teacher.

Or should it be lower case, "Okay, class, turn...."

Thanks for your help.

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Opinion will probably be divided, but I favour the capital. ;-)
 

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I favor the capital too, but I would have class begin the sentence. I okay is a little too informal for the teacher to use in such a situation. In any case, I would say turn the page, not turn to the next page.

(Is the teacher the authority in the classroom or is she the students' equal?)

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It depends. 'OK' is often used by teachers as a framing move- to signal a change, so if this came in the middle of a lesson, it would be fine IMO. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
It depends. 'OK' is often used by teachers as a framing move- to signal a change, so if this came in the middle of a lesson, it would be fine IMO. ;-)

That does make sense.

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thanks everyone

I think I will go with the capital Class (unless I get an objection in the next few days :)), since it is used more like a noun than a category.

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Because it refers to a single group of people, it does seem to be a proper noun in the context. ;-)
 

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You're welcome, Kamal. ;-)
 

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It shouldn't be hard to find Kamal. We already know what planet he's on.

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It narrows the search, which is good after the failure of Beagle 2. ;-)
 

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Sorry to hear about Beagle 2. Maybe the Rover will find it.

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It ain't over till it's over. Mars Express will start trying to make contact with Beagle 2 starting Jan 6th. I have my fingers crossed. :fadein:
 
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Sorry to hear about Beagle 2. Maybe the Rover will find it.

:wink:

It might have been better if it had named 'nautilus' or 'parrot' or 'treasure', because the Rove can always get them.

Or we can launch another explorer named "bone"...

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claude said:
RonBee said:
Sorry to hear about Beagle 2. Maybe the Rover will find it.

:wink:

It might have been better if it had named 'nautilus' or 'parrot' or 'treasure', because the Rove can always get them.

Or we can launch another explorer named "bone"...

J/K

Then the Beagle will find the bone?

:wink:

They've found iron oxide on Mars, which indicates the presence of water. Iron oxide--that's rust.

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They've found iron oxide on Mars, which indicates the presence of water. Iron oxide--that's rust.

:)

Won't be long before they find an old Skoda or Lada then. (British joke) ;)
 

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They were good jokes. It's about time someone made a truly awful car so they could be dusted down and retold. ;-)
 
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