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    To be good at/ To be good in.

    Dear members and teachers:

    Before starting this thread, I apologize for the last thread I posted about adjective clause which I made it too long and somewhat out of some forum rules.

    I would like to know the following questions in relation to the usage of TO BE GOOD AT and TO BE GOOD IN:

    1) Must be good at be only followed by a verb in its gerund form?

    a - Peter is good at teaching math (mathematics).

    b - My wife is good at giving orders to others, but not at receiving them.

    c - I'm good at teaching English.

    2) Must be good in be only followed by a noun?

    a - Peter is good in Math.

    b - My wife is good in the kitchen.

    c - I'm good in English.

    3) Can be good at and be good in be used interchangeably?

    a - I'm good at teaching English.

    b - I'm good in teaching English.

    c - I'm good at English.

    d - I'm good in English.

    4) It is supposed that other than the adjective good, others adjectives can be used with these idioms, isn't it?

    a - I'm bad at teaching philosophy.

    b - She's the best at learning French.

    c - They're the worst in grammar.

    Asking for your assistance and help in this matter.
    Last edited by The apprentice; 02-Apr-2014 at 23:11. Reason: Misspelling and at something

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    Re: To be good at/ To be good in.

    I asked you in the last thread to ask one question at a time, and then ask follow-up questions as necessary.

    I am closing this thread before it goes the way of the other one. If you wish to try again, start a fresh thread - with one question. If you ask your third question, there will be no need for the first two.

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