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Do we say 'do classes' or 'take classes?' For example:

Hi, Ashraful—We speak of "taking classes" and "having classes," not doing them. If someone spoke of doing (a class), it would be in a special context. E.g., I could imagine someone saying, in reference to homework, "I've done my English homework. I'm doing math next." In that sentence pair, "I'm doing math next" means "Next I am doing the homework for the math class I am taking."

There is a difference between "taking a class" and "having a class." "Having a class" generally (not always) refers to one session of a class, whereas "taking a class" refers to the class as a course: a series of class meetings over a longer  period of time, be it a week, three months, etc. We do NOT say "I am having English 225 next semester" but "I am taking English 225 next semester."

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Hi, Ashraful—We speak of "taking classes" and "having classes," not doing them. If someone spoke of doing (a class), it would be in a special context. E.g., I could imagine someone saying, in reference to homework, "I've done my English homework. I'm doing math next." In that sentence pair, "I'm doing math next" means "Next I am doing the homework for the math class I am taking."

There is a difference between "taking a class" and "having a class." "Having a class" generally (not always) refers to one session of a class, whereas "taking a class" refers to the class as a course: a series of class meetings over a longer  period of time, be it a week, three months, etc. We do NOT say "I am having English 225 next semester" but "I am taking English 225 next semester."

Thank you very much as always. Do my sentences sound correct now (from the perspective of a student):

1) I take accounting classes online nowadays.

2) Did you take the class yesterday or are you going to take it today? 

3) I cant' talk right now. I'm taking a class/taking accounting class.

Would the teacher also say 'take class?'

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