reunion

rukiak

Senior Member
japanese
According to the dictionary, reunion has the meaning of "a social meeting of people who has not met for a long time,especially families or people who were at school or college together."

Do you ,and can I, use the word "reunion" solely without a modifier like school or familly?

Thank you.
 
  • tannen2004

    Senior Member
    English/USA
    Can you give us the full sentence? It should be okay without a modifier, (It's usually understood due to the context.) but I would hate to just say "yes" without knowing your intended use.
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    It is possible.

    Would you please give us a sample sentence, showing the use you have in mind?

    (Context, you know. ;) )
     

    rukiak

    Senior Member
    japanese
    For example:

    1.Let's go seeing the movie on Sunday.
    -Sorry, I have a reunion.


    <when you and your fellow worker are having a chat>
    2.Hey Paul, have you ever been to the(/a?) reunion?

    What do you imagine when you hear this reply(1.) or question(2.)?
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    In this case, no.

    In general, you would say what kind of reunion it is, unless the person you are speaking with already knows who is coming. A reunion is not any one thing. A school reunion, for instance, is very different from a family reunion, and they are both very different from a reunion with the people you used to work with.
     

    rukiak

    Senior Member
    japanese
    Thank you, Cagey and tannen2004.

    Cagey, Your reply is almost what I expected. I could make it sure.

    Thank you.
     
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