Business Class: Attend vs Attend to

Read what happened in class today:

FS: I will be attending to a course next week.

CF: Wow! How many people are you expecting?

FS: I don’t know. I am an attendee.

CF: What? I thought you said you were taking care of the course?

FS: No, I said I am attending to it.

CF: Right! ‘Attend to‘ means to work for, take care of, serve or give help & assistance.

FS: Ooops! I meant “Attend” as in “to be present or participate in a course”.

A mathematics lecture, apparently about linear...

Have you ever made this mistake before?

If so, remember that it’s a false friend!



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