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Dear Ted:

Is it "to make up a class" or "to make up for a class"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

If not, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is it "to make up a class" or "to make up for a class"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

*** I think that "to make up a class" is the better phrase, but both of them suggest the
same thing.

I was sick last week, and I need to make up the classes I missed.

The teacher's rule is this:  If a student misses a class, he must make it up.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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