a P.E. teacher

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Nucleara, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nucleara

    Nucleara Senior Member


    I want to write in the paper about my dad's job, but I dont' know which the correct one(s) is. Here are my versions:

    My dad is...
    A. a teacher teaching (the?)P.E.
    B. a P.E. teacher
    C. a teacher of the P.E.

    I would choose C. but still really not sure.
    Thank you !

    edit: I've just realized I should have named my thread "a teacher of the P.E." cause it's my choice, sorry...:p)
  2. xqby

    xqby Senior Member

    Oxnard, CA
    English (U.S.)
    The correct one is B. That format will be used for other subjects as well: a math teacher, a science teacher.
  3. Nucleara

    Nucleara Senior Member

    Oh , thanks for the quick reply:D
    If that's so, are the others wrong by all means ?
  4. entangledbank

    entangledbank Senior Member

    English - South-East England
    There is no 'the' with it. 'A teacher of PE' is possible, but much less likely than 'a PE teacher'.
  5. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    British English
    Both are wrong

    My Dad
    A. is a teacher teaching (the?)P.E. teaches P.E.
    B. is a P.E. teacher
    C. is a teacher of the P.E. (correct, but unnatural)
  6. Nucleara

    Nucleara Senior Member

    Thank you very much !

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