Is there a site or a book or perhaps one of you kind souls that can explain the use of "mal" to me? It seems to show up randomly, kind of like "doch," which also confuses me.
Also, in this sentence: "Er hasst es Zeitung zu lesen." Why is "es" there? I've run this through translation sites, just to see if "Er hasst Zeitung zu lesen." would work, but apparently the "es" is required.
Online courses are great, except they don't address grammar.