Reflexive Verbs in English Part One

One of the areas that some of my language learners have difficulty is around the differences in reflexive verbs between English and German.  Because reflexive verbs are used more commonly …

Take It With a Grain of Salt

Similar to the verb make, which we discussed in a previous entry, the verb “take” and its many uses can be confusing to English language learners.  The title of this …

You’re making me crazy

You’re making me crazy. Another big difference between German and English that tends to stump some of my language learners involves the use of the verb make or machen in …

Good vs. Well

How are you today?  I’m good, thanks. Today’s topic of the usage of good vs. well, is one that even causes native English speakers trouble from time to time.  So …