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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > at the lesson or in the lesson?    

at the lesson or in the lesson?



mariby22
United States

at the lesson or in the lesson?
 
Re:   at the lesson or in the lesson

Dear Colleges,
what would you say would be a correct use of the preposition on the phrases above? Or both possible?

27 Apr 2011      



libertybelle
United States

That all depends on the context.

During the lesson the kids all fell asleep.
Before the lesson
After the lesson
In the middle of the lesson
While having a lesson


27 Apr 2011     



Mar0919
Mexico

Hi, Mariby. In my veeeeeeeeery personal and humble opinion, "at the lesson" sounds kind of funny to me.
 
The students were really interested in the lesson.
 
All the examples Liberty gave sound perfect, but I don īt imagine a context with "at the lesson", since I have always associated AT with other contexts: at the store, at home, at the office, at the end of the road, etc.
 
Let īs see what other opinions you get! We can always learn something new!
 
hugs!
 
 

27 Apr 2011     



mariamit
Greece

Depends on context. Liberty is right. You can use all those . Even at is possible: Take a look at the lesson and tell me what you think. If you are thinking about what actually happens while the class is having a lesson, then I think it would be best to use during or while".





27 Apr 2011     



Mar0919
Mexico

Mariamit, thanks! the example you gave with "at" is perfect, I hadn īt thought of it that way, but you īre right! Thumbs Up

27 Apr 2011     



mariamit
Greece

You īre very welcome Mar. The verb used plays a very important role. See:         
Take a look at the lesson and tell me what you think.
Pay attention to the lesson or you won īt pass the test.
You shouldn īt talk during the lesson.
Pay attention while/ when the teacher is speaking.
  

I hope this helps.Smile               

27 Apr 2011