Class vs The class

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Class vs The class

Post by grammarguy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:19 am

I am going to write down two similar sentences below.

(1) Class will resume in two weeks.

(2) The class will resume in two weeks.

In (1), there is no definite article. Does it mean "any" class will resume? In (2), does the definite article suggest that one specific class will resume?

I've heard from some of my native English speaking friends that the definite article makes the difference in meaning? Please answer my question. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Class vs The class

Post by Alan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 am

'Class' would imply specifically 'this class/our class'.