Cambridge Grammar Newsletter

Quick post to end the year and let you know that I’m writing for the revived Cambridge Grammar and Beyond newsletter. My December post was about the tricky verbs make and let. Let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to answer in future columns!

Make me do it, or let me do it?


Author: Nigel Caplan

Nigel Caplan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ESL, the Online Program Manager for the University of Delaware English Language Institution, and a textbook author, consultant, and speaker. He lives in Delaware in the United States.

2 thoughts on “Cambridge Grammar Newsletter”

  1. Thank you for letting us know of your project.

    Two other tricky verbs that my students from China struggle with are “know” and “learn”. They often say things like “they will learn knowledge” (or something to that extent).

    They also struggle with the various forms of “like”. I typically need to distinguish between “like = enjoy”, “like = similar to”, and “like = as if”. And they always say “I very like”

    Perhaps these items can be addressed?

    Thanks – Amy

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