a dictionary for <my ENGL 101 class / the ENGL 101 class>

kabichan

New Member
Japanese
Let's say I need to email my friend to ask if I could borrow her dictionary, which sentence would be more natural?

I need a dictionary for my ENGL 101 class
I need a dictionary for the ENGL 101 class
("I need a dictionary for an ENGL 101 class" -->in what cases, does this sound fine?)


I would appreciate it very much if someone could explain the nuances of the sentence if they are not correct.

Thank you very much!
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    I need a dictionary for my ENGL 101 class - the class that I attend but you do not
    I need a dictionary for the ENGL 101 class - the class that we both know and/or attend
    I need a dictionary for an ENGL 101 class - (i) a class that I know and/or attend but you don't (ii) one, single, attendance at one class (iii) a series of classes.
     
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