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Dear all,

I have no idea how to say this: "He wants to take private italian lessons out of the course" I need to say that this person wants to have private lessons with me. Is it correct "out of the course" ?

Thanks

Pamela
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There's no need to overthink these things. In AmE you would probably just say something like this:

Someone wants to take private lessons with me.

I'm gong to be giving private lessons.

It's understood that private lessons are not a part of the regular course.
Hi,

I did not find in my dictionary the verb "overthink" what does it mean?

OK, it is clear to me now. I just would like to know if it is correct to say "to have" instead of "to take" lessons...

Thanks

Pamela
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Pamela81Dear all,

I have no idea how to say this: "He wants to take private Italian lessons out of the course" I need to say that this person wants to have private classes with me. Is it correct "out of the course" ?

Thanks

Pamela
I haven't heard such a thing used. Out of the course seems redundant here. Use of private conveys the full meaning. You can also say

He wants to take private Italian course.

Regards
Pamela81I just would like to know if it is correct to say "to have" instead of "to take" lessons...
I think most native speakers would find "to have lessons" odd sounding but understandable, the standard phrase is "to take lessons."
Hi,

'To haveprivate lessons' sounds OK to me, as does 'take'. Emotion: smile

Possibly British English?

Clive
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Hi,

thanks for the replies although I´m confused whether to use "to take" or "to have" :-)

Can also someone write me a synonym for "overthink" ? As I wrote above, I can not find the meaning of this verb.

Thank you so much!

Pamela
Hi,

Can also someone write me a synonym for "overthink" ? As I wrote above, I can not find the meaning of this verb

Mentally analyze some thing excessively, often to the point where your brain gets 'tired' and you start to make errors.

Clive
Hi,

so.... think too much ?

Thanks

Pamela
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