Reply to "'Between A and B,' or 'Between A to B'"

The sentence is not correct.

As you believe, the correct sentence is: "The class can be anywhere between eight and thirty (students?).

The other speaker was probably confusing the sentence with "from....to." Another correct sentence with the same meaning would be:

The class can be anywhere from eight to thirty.

Rachel
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P.S. You might notice that I've written out the words eight and thirty. That is because there is a practice to spell out certain numbers, instead of using numerals. The Chicago Manual of Style* says:

Chicago's general rule. In nontechnical contexts, the following are spelled out: whole numbers from one through one hundred, round numbers, and any number beginning a sentence.
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*The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th edition. The University of Chicago Press. 2003
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