There is no class today.


There is no class today. VS. There is no school today.


Let's meet after class. VS. Let's meet after school.


Do you feel any difference between them? For me it is not possible, so please help me out again. Thank you so much as usual.

asked Nov 21 '12 at 09:35 Hans Contributor

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'Class' will usually refer to a single session of 'school'. In lower education levels (US), children will meet in the same room all day long, so 'class' is not used as much in this sense. Older grades will have classes in separate rooms, and the distinction becomes more appparent. 'School', in your examples, would mean the whole school day. This would not apply at the university level, because classes can go into the evening.

link answered Nov 21 '12 at 10:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Thank you so much and then, the meaning of "after class" is after one class we have now is finished, not after all classes we have for the day are finished or either one is possible, depending on context? Thank you for your help and time as usual.

HansNov 21 '12 at 10:48

Yes, after class would generally mean one class, and after school would be at the end of the day.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 21 '12 at 12:37

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