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Hello readers, I have a simple question to ask. Grammatically, are these sentences correct or no and if not, why??

  1. " What did you take a course over/under? "
  2. " I took a course over/under English. "
  3. " He studied under English until he could learn the language. "
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Hi,

1. " What did you take a course over/under? " What did you take a course in?

2. " I took a course over/under English. " " I took a course in English

3. " He studied under English until he could learn the language. " Omit the 'under'.

Prepositions are pretty idiomatic, and thus hard to learn. Instead of a course in , you'll also hear a course on'.

'On' is often used for more practical and concrete subjects, eg a course on interior decorating.

Best wishes, Clive
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Yes, over and underare attrocious in such contextsEmotion: smile
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I agree with Clive, but would simply say in sentence #1,

"What course did you take?"
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