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"Good" is an adjective. This means it describes peoplethings and places, not verbs.
"She is a good student."
These sentences are correct: 
  • Sam is a good boy.
  • They live in a good house.
  • This is not a good place to stay in.
These sentences are incorrect: 
  • Sam behaves good.
  • They eat good.
  • She sings really good.


    "Well" is usually an adverb, and it generally describes actions
    "She dances well."
    These sentences are correct: 
    • Sam behaves well.
    • They eat well.
    • She sings really well.
    These sentences are incorrect: 
    • Sam is a well boy.
    • They live in a well house.
    • This is not a well place to live in.
      Note: "Well" can be used as an adjective. In such cases, it is usually not used before the noun, and it means "healthy" or "in a good state."
      For example: 
      • You don't look well.
      • All is well with my family.
      • Get well!
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As any student soon discovers, English has a very rich vocabulary. But obviously, it didn't get all of its words at once. Most of the English words were gradually developed, some adopted, some simply invented.
By understanding these processes, you can get greater understanding of the background of English.
More importantly, by looking into the origin of single words, students can gain deeper understanding of t
Let's look at a practical example.
The student is studying a new word for them - "guard" (a person who protects a place or people). After understanding the literal meaning of "guard," you can look into this word's origin.
It turns out that it comes from the Old French word "garder," which means, "protect." Now, this makes sense, doesn't it? A guard indeed protects!
Here is another example. The English word "secure" actually comes from the Latin word "securus," which is built from "se-" (free from) and "cura" (care).
So as you can see, word etymology (the origin and history of words and their meanings) can truly enhance understanding.
Try this tip and see how it affects your or your students' progress.
he vocabulary they are trying to learn.
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Dynamic = moving or changing.

Stative = having a state,

Dynamic verbs are verbs that describe an action, not a state.
For example, "They are crossing the street."
Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state, not an action.
For example, "I love the winter."
Here are some more examples of dynamic verbs:
Take, break, eat, jump, work, find, buy, dance, fish
Here are some more examples of stative verbs:
Be, want, hate, know, own, sound, prefer, seem
Now, compare the following two passages.
The first passage uses only dynamic verbs, while the second one uses only stative verb:
1) "We are walking in the forest. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and we are having a good time."
2) "I like the summer. The sun is in the sky, the birds seem to be on the trees, and we want to stay here some more."

or existing.

Note that the first passage describes actual actions, while the second passage really describes states.
Next time, we'll see how to properly use dynamic and stative verbs.
In the meantime, refresh your knowledge:
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Psychologist says:

#If a person laughs too much even in stupid things, he is lonely deep in side. # If a person sleeps a lot he is sad.# If a person speaks less but speaks fast, he keeps secret.#If someone can't cry, he is weak .# If someone eats in an abnormal manner, he is tense # If someone cries on a little things, he is innocent and softhearted. #If someone becomes angry over silly or petty(small) things, it means he needs love.... try to understand people more....

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These two come from Latin and they are quite common in English writing.
Here is a short explanation on what they mean and how to use them properly.


E.g. stands for the Latin phrase "exempli gratia," which means "for example." 
  • Big cities, e.g. New York, London and Tokyo offer more exciting activities.
  • You should hang out more with people in your own age, e.g. Tom and Kate.
  • Tropical fruit, e.g. bananas, mangoes and avocados, are shipped throughout the world.


I.e. stands for the Latin phrase "id est," which means "that is." 
You use this "i.e." when you want to explain exactly what something means.
  • He is rather confused, i.e. he is not sure what to do.
  • We are going on a short vacation, i.e. 3-4 days.
  • Since Linda is moving to the north,  i.e. Montreal in Canada, we can't see each other any more.
So the difference is that with "e.g." you are just giving an example, whereas with "i.e." you are explaining exactly what it means.

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