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Hello,

When I look in the dictionary, I only find "give a lecture" or "deliver a lecture". But when I'd like to express the idea that the school organize a lecture to educate all students at school, can I say the school "hold a lecture"?

For example, is it idiomatic to say the following sentence?
The school will hold a lecture to educate all students the importance of environment protection.
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Hello sean english. :)

    It sounds strange to me. We usually 'hold' things that many people participate in. The school might hold a party, for instance.

    I would say 'present a lecture'.

    When I compare 'hold a lecture' with 'present a lecture' on Ngram, I see that some people do use hold a lecture, but 'present a lecture' is used about 5 times as often.
     

    Gabriel Malheiros

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    Hello sean english. :)

    It sounds strange to me. We usually 'hold' things that many people participate in. The school might hold a party, for instance.

    I would say 'present a lecture'.

    When I compare 'hold a lecture' with 'present a lecture' on Ngram, I see that some people do use hold a lecture, but 'present a lecture' is used about 5 times as often.
    and "deliver a lecture/lesson"?
     
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