I saw the sentence: 'We are starting class now' in a book of English grammar exercises.

But, I don't understand why the sentence has no article (the), like: 'We are starting the class now'.

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    [why the sentence does not have] – Lambie Nov 20 '19 at 20:48
  • Sorry, I don't understand your comment – Juan Antonio Tubío Nov 22 '19 at 21:22
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    I was correcting your grammar: "why the sentence doesn't have x" or "why the sentence has no x" and not: why the sentence have no article. Learning how to pose questions correctly is important. – Lambie Nov 23 '19 at 5:32
  • Thank you!! I'm still learning English :) – Juan Antonio Tubío Nov 25 '19 at 17:20

I think this is simply an idiom, a less formal way of saying "We are starting the class now."

"We are starting class now." assumes that the people now which specific class ('the' definite article) is being described.

I think it is more commonly used in American english than UK english.

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