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Because of COVID-19, in-person class has moved to the online format.

If I am attending a class online and one of my friends asks me what I am doing, can I still say:

“I am in class now. “

Would this give the listener a false sense of me actually in the classroom?

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Because of COVID-19, in-person class has moved to the online format.

If I am attending a class online and one of my friends asks me what I am doing, can I still say:

“I am in class now. “ This is all so new that we haven't really had time to settle on standard ways to talk about this.

Would this give the listener a false sense of me actually in the classroom? I assume you are in a context where the listener can't see you. In that case, yes, I think it would suggest you are in the classroom.

Clive

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Your friend just asked you: What are you doing?

You could simply reply: "I'm having class right now".

It would be more accurate. You don't have to state your location. But even if you said, "I'm in class now". In my opinion, I don't think he would misunderstand it especially because all know that studying became online due to this particular circumstance (Covid19). Overall, it's better to say: " I'm having class now".