Feb 232018
 
explain or explain me?

One of these sentences is incorrect, but would your students know which one?
1. Please explain.
2. Please explain me.
3. Please explain me this word.
Of course number 2 is wrong, but lots of students make this mistake when they are learning English. And it’s not a simple one to explain because there are situations where we can say things like ‘Explain yourself’ or ‘I didn’t explain myself properly.

We aim to fix the problem in our latest video. Enjoy!

 Posted by at 9:53 pm

  One Response to “Explain me! Let’s fix this common mistake.”

  1. […] Do you ever watch Vicki Hollett’s videos? She picks very relevant and useful topics, such as prepositions with ‘different’, phrasal verbs, ‘make’ and ‘do’. Just check out this video about the correct use of ‘explain’. […]

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.