“Good at…” or “Good with…”
in your sentence? Which is correct? Watch here and learn how to use these natural English expressions.
↓ with these helpful slides from the video! ↓
Good at is most often followed by a verb ~
“Greg is good at fixing cars.”
(fix is a verb)
and good with is followed by a noun ~
“Greg is good with cars.”
(cars is a noun)
With ‘good at’ the verb will be in it’s gerund form. (+ing)
“My cousin is really good at soccer. He has been playing since he was 4 years old.”
This is the same as saying:
“My cousin is really good at playing soccer. He has been playing since he was 4 years old.”
When we say good at a sport or good at a subject, the gerund form of the verb is understood, so we don’t need to include it.