Attend the lessons / attend to classes?


Senior Member
Spain - Spanish

Could you please tell me if the sentence 'attend to classes' is right'?

I have always been taught that attend, when it means 'go' mustn't be followed by to. I have been reading other threats, but I am still a bit confused.

Is there any difference between 'classes' and 'lessons'?

Thanks a lot.
  • Moda4

    Senior Member
    English - Scotland

    when meaning 'go', 'attend to classes' is not correct'.

    Eg. She attends Spanish classes every Thursday.

    Attend to = to deal with something / to give something attention.

    Eg. I must attend to these emails, they're getting out of control!



    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Hello. Here is my personal take on "class vs. lessons."

    To me, personally, classes are the formal learning sessions in school and lessons are with a tutor. Lessons are also what you have when learning to play an instrument. (I have a piano lesson today at 4 o'clock.)


    Senior Member
    polszczyzna warszawska
    So, is it fine to say "I attend piano/English lessons every Friday."?


    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Personally, I think "attend" sounds odd here. This somehow seems formal -- like something you would say about a course in school. (I attend class/have class/go to class every day of the week.) I would simply say: I have piano classes every Friday. You might also hear something like: I take piano lessons every week.
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