Asking to know about the timing of a per class

sb70012

Senior Member
Azerbaijani/Persian
Hello,
Suppose that a tutor wants to teach me and I want to ask him how long the class will take but I'm not sure how
to ask it. These are my self-made examples: Suppose that per session is "1:30 minutes" (one hour and a half)

1. May I know how long your class take?
2. May I know how many minutes does your class take long?
3. May I know how long does your tutoring take long?
4. May I know how long does your private lessons take long?
5. May I know how long your individual class take long?

I'm confused. I don't know how to ask or know the timing of per class (session). What's the proper way to ask it?

Thank you
 
  • loghrat

    Senior Member
    British English / Danish
    Hello,
    Suppose that a tutor wants to teach me and I want to ask him how long the class will take but I'm not sure how
    to ask it. These are my self-made examples: Suppose that per session is "1:30 minutes" (one hour and a half)

    1. May I know how long your class take?:cross:
    2. May I know how many minutes does your class take long?:cross:
    3. May I know how long does your tutoring take long?:cross:
    4. May I know how long does your private lessons take long?:cross:
    5. May I know how long your individual class take long?:cross:

    I'm confused. I don't know how to ask or know the timing of per class (session). What's the proper way to ask it?

    Thank you
    Here is a natural sounding sentence :
    "Could you tell me how long each class/lesson/session is, please?"

    Note: 'take' is not the right verb here.
    How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Perth ? It takes about 5 hours.
    How long does it take to boil an egg ? It takes about 3 minutes, if you like it soft boiled.
    How long does it take to learn a foreign language ? It takes forever. :)
     
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    sb70012

    Senior Member
    Azerbaijani/Persian
    What's the difference between these two?

    How long does your class take?
    How long does your class last?

    Do they both work in my context?
     

    loghrat

    Senior Member
    British English / Danish
    With 'take' there has to be some final conclusion (see my examples in post #2), so we don't use it when talking about a single class/session, but you can say 'How long does it take to complete the course ?'
    You could possibly say 'How long does the class last ?' but in my opinion using the verb 'to be' is more idiomatic : 'How long is the class ?'

     
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