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do a quick review I think review is different in Am and Bri English . When talking about subjects at school , I always use the word "revise. Ex . Revise Maths and revise for a test, which I think is right. But what would British imply by saying : Do a quick review ? could it be of a subject as well? And teacher in class should say Let´s revise some grammar point on the board/ let´s revise some vocabulary , Shouldn´t they? (IN British English, please) Thanks
Jun 15, 2015 7:45 AM
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June 15, 2015
You are right about the difference between British and American English with regard to the words 'revise' and 'review'. In British English, 'revise', in a school context, means going over the coursework that's been studied and learning it in preparation for an upcoming exam. It's used more for what students do alone, rather than for a class activity. 'Review', in British English, generally means looking at something in order to give an opinion of it, such as a book review, or in order to update or make changes to it, such as a salary review. That said, I'm sure it would be clear what a teacher meant by 'Let's do a quick review of some grammar points'. Context is everything when it comes to language - and in this context it would be obvious that they meant 'looking at it again briefly'.
June 15, 2015
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