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from your school or from school

Postby grammarguy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:48 am

I am a little confused about when to use the possessive for the word "school". I am going to make up an example about it below.

(ex) John usually gets a lot of math homework from the learning center but not much from school (or from his school).

Because I am not a native English speaker, I cannot figure out whether or not you need "his" written in red? Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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Re: from your school or from school

Postby Alan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:21 am

No, the possessive pronoun is not normally needed when, as here, the school is one attended by the subject/referent.


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