Hi

Can we use the phrase "resume duty" for university students? It's no formal or informal duty...just the attending of classes, taking exams etc.

The students will resume their duty on March 4, 2010.

Thanks,

Tom
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I'd advise against it. It sounds rather comical.

"Classes will resume" is common.

Since many students study through breaks, and their "duty" is to succeed, it's only the class schedule which is suspended during breaks.

If you wish to cover those students who do not attend regular classes, you could say, "The regular university schedule for the spring semester will resume on 4 March, 2010."

What the students actually do at this stage in life is anyboby's guess.
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Mr. TomThe students will resume their duty on March 4, 2010.
I agree with Avangi. This is not the phrase you want.

Classes will resume on March 4 ...
Or
The regular schedule will resume on ...

CJ
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