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Postby rcuchel » March 9th, 2008 11:50 pm

I just reviewed your lesson notes for Beginner Lesson 4, and found a few errors:

Good is an adjective, so you do not do good or live good, but you do well and live well. Remember, though, that an adjective follows sense-verbs and be-verbs, so you also feel good, look good, smell good, are good, have been good, etc. (Refer to rule #3 above for more information about sense verbs and verbs of appearance.)

Confusion can occur because well can function either as an adverb or an adjective. When well is used as an adjective, it means "not sick" or "in good health." For this specific sense of well, it's OK to say you feel well or are well -- for example, after recovering from an illness. When not used in this health-related sense, however, well functions as an adverb; for example, "I did well on my exam."

1. "bene" is an adjective
2. "male" is an adjective
3. "tu" is a pronoun
These should be labeled "Part of Speech," not "Class."
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