Use the word "lesson" as a noun when talking about learning experiences that are part of a formal education. Here are some examples:
- The teacher prepared a lesson for the students.
- Vanessa took notes during the lesson.
- What did she learn from the lesson?
- What did you learn from your English lesson?
- Do you pay attention during a lesson?
- There are hundreds of lessons on this website.
- It’s easier to learn how to play a musical instrument if you take lessons.
- Children who take piano lessons learn how to play the piano.
- Tom has been taking guitar lessons because he wants to play in a rock band.
The word "lesson" is also used for any kind of experience that’s not part of school but from which a person has gained knowledge:
- Driving too fast and then getting a ticket for speeding taught Dan a lesson.
- That was a hard lesson to learn.
- Lesson learned!
- Before the man spanked his son he said he was going to teach him a lesson.
- What kind of a lesson is learned when a person is punished?
- Lessons learned in life are valuable.
- That was a valuable lesson.
- When will I ever learn my lesson? (This is a type of expression. It means that a person does something wrong without thinking about how past similar experiences were negative.)
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May 18, 2019