Thanks for taking the time to clear that up for me. When I first saw Koffer referenced with “er” I assumed it was the correct usage because Koffer is masculine. Later, when I saw it referenced as “es” I thought that was a typo. We personalize objects in English too, e.g. boats or cars, but typically not suitcases and jackets, so when I saw those inconsistent references, I was confused.
I’m totally in agreement with your approach of the lesson plans using common, everyday dialogue, and I expect most of the other students would agree as well. We have a lot of common English expressions, and I don’t mean just street slang, that bend or break the rules of grammar and usage. However, I think you can see how that might confuse beginners, like me, who are struggling to understand the rules and structure. So, I hope you don’t mind if I continue to question, in the forum or though support, the items that strike me as anomalies.
Regarding my dog, she is a malamute, not a husky. They look similar but malamutes are much larger. They are the draft horses of the sled dog community and can pull 20 times their weight. Marta, at 106 lbs, is an average sized female. The males get much larger. The sire of her litter, weighed in at 145 lbs. Like huskies, they need a lot of exercise.
Shannon, if you contact support, Margaret will forward that picture.
Thanks and regards,