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Offline bookworm

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review someone (students)
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:38:19 am »
Let's say you're working as a private teacher, and your students (brother and sister) have an exam tomorrow. You normally teach and explain concepts to them in your previous sessions. But today, the parent wants you to devote the whole time asking them questions that may appear in the exams. I'm not sure if a person can be the direct object of the verb review:

Mom: They have an exam tomorrow.
Tutor: Oh, so I'm going to review them?
Mom: Yes.

It seems that the italicized text is incorrect. I think it should be help them review their lessons.
English is my second language.

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Re: review someone (students)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 11:31:08 am »
Here, I would assume that "them" refers to the questions: not to the students.
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