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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I want ____________________.

It's difficult ____________________.

It's time ____________________.

He's proud ____________________.

It felt great ____________________.

We needed ____________________!

It wasn't easy ____________________.

We had hoped ____________________.

I don't like ____________________.

When do you plan ____________________?


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I got 6 correct out of 10. I was confused to have answered this quiz (this sentence is OK?) Thank you, Alex :)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

    Got 6 out 10? Not bad Happy04.

    Were you confused while doing the quiz?
    Is this what you wanted to express?

    or

    To have done this quiz confused you even more?

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Saturday, January 24th 2015

      How do you use bold formatting here? It would help me a bit :). Thanks.

      Saturday, January 24th 2015

        <strong>Bold text</strong>

        should make Bold text.

        Monday, January 26th 2015

      Yes I was confused while doing the quiz ^^; And I wanted to express with this grammar though….I was confused again while expressing ^^;

      Thank you for reply, Regino. Have a fantastic weekend, too :)

      Saturday, January 24th 2015

    Hello,

    “I was confused to have answered this quiz” sounds strange to me. What did actually confuse you? Was it the fact that you had answered the quiz before? NO. What actually confused you was the quiz itself, not the fact of taking it. Your confusion did NOT precede (= happen before) taking the quiz. Thus, your sentence is incorrect and confusing, but interesting! :).

    You could say:
    “The quiz confused me (a lot). However, I was happy to have taken it.” :)

    Saturday, January 24th 2015

      Oh, I see…Thank you for your help, David :)

      Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thank you I got 60% without watching and very good lesson.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Hi Alex! Thanks for the lesson. I got 100% but I’m interested in one sentence. We had hoped to be done sooner. The answer is correct. It means that the first action( had hoped) happened ealier than the second action(to be done). Right?

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Confusing one!
Thank you Alex.Best my wishes to you

Saturday, January 24th 2015

I got 90 :)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Great lesson. Thanks!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thanks Alex. Great explanation as always. Take care….

Saturday, January 24th 2015

    Yep! I agree with you. Alex explains grammar with great ease.

    Regards

    Saturday, January 24th 2015

Hey Alex, very good lesson as always! Could you please explain the exercises 5 and 7? I got confused. Thank you!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

    Hi, Reebeca! I have the same question… Greetings!

    Monday, January 26th 2015

    It felt great ____________________.

    to have done that.
    to have been done that.

    The first option is correct, because it’s a active idea and the verb felt in the past requires the model: past idea + to have plus pp

    7. It wasn’t easy ____________________.

    to have been done that.
    to have done that.
    The second answer is considered right, because it’s also an active idea in the past that requires to have + pp. You should use to have been in case of passive idea.
    I’m not sure about my explanation… See you

    Monday, January 26th 2015

80% without listening the lesson

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Hello Alex,
It was really great lesson and it’s my pleasure to have watched this crucial lesson. Probably you will be happy to realize that I acquired 100! on this video. I would be genuinely on cloud nine if you dispatch me some links about pre followed by gerund and preposition followed by infinitive. I have to mention that I want the most common of them.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Many thanks. I got 7, I don’t know about grammar before.You able make me understood. >,<

Saturday, January 24th 2015

7/10

it is not easy, but interesting theme
thank you!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thanks Alex. Great lesson, as usual.

I wonder if you could help me to forever remove a doubt I have about adverbs forever. I kow you are
always very busy, but I will waiting for your
explanation.

” I can hardly wait” x ” I can’t hardly wait”

The second sentence sounds strange to me, but,
I have heard people saying it.

What’s the correct one?

Saturday, January 24th 2015

8/10 :) Thanks Alex.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

8/10 – Great lesson Alex! You are the best!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

It’s confusing to be honest. :)
If you please, I wanna know when ( to ) is followed by a gerund.
And these sentences ( She is dressed / I’m amazed / she is interested…etc ) are passives or not. :)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

I got 10 Alex.It was great.Thanks.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

    I think u learned English b4 and u come here for pleasure. right Armita?

    Tuesday, July 7th 2015

    GREAT
    GO ON

    Monday, August 17th 2015

HELLO ALEX
Great lesson.ILOVE YOUR TEACHING VERY MUCH

Saturday, January 24th 2015

GOOD QUIZ I got 8/10

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thanks.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

10 out of 10… thank you so much to all of you guys for the amazing job you are doing.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

10/10. It was easy, thanks :)
I have a question.
How is it correct to say: “there is or there are a range of beaches”?

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Hi Alex! Thanks for the lesson. I got 100% but I’m interested in one sentence. “We had hoped to be done sooner”. The answer is correct. It means that the first action( had hoped) happened ealier than the second action(to be done). Right?

Saturday, January 24th 2015

8/10.
Great lesson, Alex! You speak so clearly.
Thanks!

Saturday, January 24th 2015

7/10

thanks alex :)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

I’ve got 10/10
Thank you Alex

Saturday, January 24th 2015

i feel little confuse with this lesson :(

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thanks

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I feel happy to be got 9 out of 10.However I find it confusing to answer these quiz. Thanks Alex!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

10/10 … Great lesson

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Hi Alex,
Can you teach us?
1-IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
2-The rules of spoken English.
Thank you
Farooq

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thank you very much ^^

Sunday, January 25th 2015

i got 8 outof 10.useful lesson Thanks lex

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Hello,Alex, at the start I really feel confused about the sentence–“I was happy to have finished everything early.” But now, I got it. How useful lesson is. Thanks million, Alex.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

fantastic video ,alex

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thank you Mrs Alex

Sunday, January 25th 2015

i got correct 9 out of 10. That is difficult to chosen the choice.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I got 100 :)

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I got 10 out of 10 :))))

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I’m greatful for that, I got 100!Thank you for this Alex.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I’ve got 100.
The matter is TO UNDERSTAND the verb structure. If you look at the PP tense present in the sentence, you can pay your attention. Take a look the question number 9.
I don’t like…TO BEEN is wrong because TO BEEN belongs to the PP structure. TO BE is correct.
Thanks Alex.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

    Please, BEEN and not TO BEEN that is completely wrong.

    Sunday, January 25th 2015

what an interresting lesson

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Ou 9 out of 10 . maybe it’s good

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I did it! 10 out of 10!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Mike’s afraid of making mistakes. Is this sentence incorrect?

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I got 7 correct out of 10. Thank you very much Alex.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Hey, Alex, this just popped in my head, and I figured I don’t know the difference. Could you teach us the difference in PUKE, VOMIT, and THROW UP?

Haha!
I know it’s sorta disgusting, but I’d love to learn it.
Thanks!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

    They all mean the same thing! Some more words that mean “to vomit”: hurl, spew, and upchuck.
    Retch and dry heave describe when you almost vomit but nothing comes up. Yeah, this is gross.

    The medical term for vomiting is emesis. A drug or food can be described as an anti-emetic (prevents vomiting) or an emetic (makes you vomit).

    “Stop the car, I think I’m going to puke!”
    “Here, have some ginger, it’s an anti-emetic.”

    Sunday, January 25th 2015

    What a nice question! I was interested too but was confused to ask such a question :)))

    Sunday, September 11th 2016

I know what they mean, I just want to know how to use them in a sentence.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

    Hi Renata Mayumi, I know your question is not addressed to me but I want to share how I understand them and how I think we should use them.

    First thing, (puke, vomit, and throw up) have the same meaning.

    Puke is a slang term probably derived from the German term of vomit spucken

    Vomit is the much formal term.

    Throw up is a phrasal verb that has an idiomatic meaning.

    All of them can be used interchangeably, it depends on the person which one he’s comfortable with and which one he/she thinks sounds less disgusting.

    I hope this helps.

    :]

    Monday, January 26th 2015

I’ve got 9 out of 10. I did well! The problem is to have it sharp in a conversation.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Nice to know that how these grammar structures are classified and named.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

i got 7 out of 10.I’m happy coz i didn’t listen to the lesson :)

Sunday, January 25th 2015

i got 7 out of 10 .. next time better i hope :)

Monday, January 26th 2015

I took a quiz but I didn’t get two correct. Anyway when you can use an,in,a,and,up,upon,into, onto

Monday, January 26th 2015

8/10 thank you

Monday, January 26th 2015

Hi Alex,I have an infinitive verb with with these sentences.
Radio shack prepares to have a bankrupcy filing.
Radio shack to prepare a bankrupcy filing.
what is the differencest between above sentences.Thank you very much.

Monday, January 26th 2015

Tahnks Alex for lesson.Hello to you from Azerbaijan!

Monday, January 26th 2015

hmmp 7 out of 10

Monday, January 26th 2015

Oh! The lesson is for Advanced learner I got 5 correct out of 10. I was confused all item.

Monday, January 26th 2015

9 out of 10 , well done!

Monday, January 26th 2015

Good job, thanks. The last question seemed confusing to me:
When do you plan ____________________?
to have been done?
to be done?

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thanks Alex

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thanks Alex.

Could you please make a lesson about prepositions of direction? I’ve got problem especially with the preposition to..

Monday, January 26th 2015

good evening!
help me leaning english!
thank you so much

Monday, January 26th 2015

I got wrong in this no.

6. We needed ____________________!
to have been told about that sooner!
to tell about that sooner!

I basically don’t get why the answer should be the passive past of the infinitive.

Like for example, if I say:

I needed you to tell me about that.

Please help. :]

Monday, January 26th 2015

    The verb tell is used with “to tell somebody”. In your example you wrote correctly “to tell me”. So for that the answer in 6. cannot be “We needed to tell about that sooner!” because you are not told to whom “we needed to tell”.
    In the correct answer “We needed to have been told about that sooner!” you know who is been told because of the use of the passive instead of infinitive. “We” are the somebody who is been told.

    Wednesday, February 4th 2015

my brian was f***ed by wacthing this video.
I will keep watching again and again :D

Monday, January 26th 2015

thanks a lot Alex. i always have some problems with this topic and your lesson solved some of them.

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thank a lot everyone you made me understand the whole concept.For more yo can get help from here http://preply.com/en/english-by-skype

Monday, January 26th 2015

I got 70% :D

Monday, January 26th 2015

nine correct

Monday, January 26th 2015

hahaha got 60 hahaha

Monday, January 26th 2015

I got 80…it is very interesting

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Great lesson! Tnx! Adam, could you please explaine how to use Participle 1 and Participle 2?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

80 %without watching video

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

alex I’m curious with verb GET this uses a lot in English
get asked
got asked
get open
got opened
would you make a video about this please
g

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thank you very much for this lesson!!
It was clarifying!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

8 correct of 10

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Hi! dear Alex
I am very touched by what you have done for us and I cannot find the words to express my good feelings. I still join a good explanation all your lessons. wowww you’re really great, you speak so clear!!!! thanks once again.

may god bless you and your family

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Alex, thanks again for such a simple but

enlightening lesson! You are really great!

Thanks!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

10/10 Great, professor!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

thanks alex you help me with my reading and you also gave me a 100% so alex thank you,………………..

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

WITH OUT HAVING CLASS I GOT 70 MARKS

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

I got 80, But I still have difficulty understanding this.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

its a confusing topic i got 5 out of 10 =(

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Thank you so much.i got 80%

Thursday, January 29th 2015

I got 80.. !!!

Thursday, January 29th 2015

hi alex, idon’t understand the difference between to have+p.p
and to have been +p.p
i want to know when to use each one

Thursday, January 29th 2015

That is great. 9/10

Thursday, January 29th 2015

It’s difficult to admit that 7/10 but it’s not time to get out of here!

Thursday, January 29th 2015

10 out of 10! However, it’s a little bit difficult for me. By the way, what is the difference between ‘He’s afraid to make a mistake’ and ‘ He’s afraid of making a mistake’? I’m confused with this difference.

Saturday, January 31st 2015

I like your vids about this theme. In my head intermixed everything but now I can remember and order the grammar knoledges to be indebted to you.)

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Last 5 years i have stayed in different places

is this a grammatically correct sentence ?

Saturday, January 31st 2015

I need some clarification! I actually opposed to my collegues views concerning some grammar exercises used in a contest. There was an exercise for students to complete saying” to fill in the blanks with MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF”. so for the sentence: She has got……friends. Some students filled in with a lot of and some with many. According to the test standard scores- the answer: She has got many friends- was considered WRONG and penalized on the grounds that A LOT OF is used only in positive senetnces whereas many and much in negative and iterrogative. Could you please clarify me ?

Saturday, January 31st 2015

9 out of 10. Not so bad, however, not so perfect as would wish.

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Very Nice Teaching, Easy Understandable, Ten Correct Out Of Ten

Saturday, January 31st 2015

thank you sir for this great lesson :)

Saturday, January 31st 2015

I got 10/10 but how we can listen this video…..? please tell me…

Sunday, February 1st 2015

yes! I am so delighted to have been got 9 out of 10.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

    sorry! my comment must be changed.
    It should be “….to have been given 9…”

    Sunday, February 1st 2015

hey there engvid,kindly develop your website where we can make new friends or make a every persons”s inbox option with that source of contact where we can talk on skype to improve aur english thank you.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

excelent video… feel free to talk to me.. my skype id is cguetot :)

Monday, February 2nd 2015

I got 100%!!! Cab you believe that?!?!?! I was taught very well!!! thank you my dear teacher, for this useful lesson :)

Monday, February 2nd 2015

trying bold text

Monday, February 2nd 2015

I got 5 correct out of 10.

Monday, February 2nd 2015

You always make everything easy Alex. Thanks. :)

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Alex, It was a good lesson, but unfortunately I’m still confused with active and passive infinitives. Now, I’m going to practice more with other lessons that you recommended. Thanks for all!

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

    Yep! You hit the nail on the head Miadriolli.

    What we all need is more practice: Practice makes perfect.

    Bye for now!

    Saturday, February 21st 2015

From where can I locate a list of videos in the appropriate order or sequence to watch them?

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Alex i still confused, previous video (10 common verbs followed by infinitives) in the example you have given, there are:
1. They agreed to make the deal
2. Chris chose to stay at home
3. He promised to come
is these active past right?
but in this video, u say that active past use to have + pp
please enlighten me
Thank you Alex :D

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thanks Alex, very useful lesson, so if anyone would take conversation with me en english I’ll expect you in “Moez Be” this is my pseudo in facebook, I’m the man with blue cap. best regard.

Thursday, February 5th 2015

10 out of 10 …it was helpful…thanks…

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Excellent lesson, Alex! and challenging quiz. Thank you! I would like to see a lesson about the difference between “for + ING” and “to + verb”.
I’ll be grateful.

Monday, February 9th 2015

i got the 4 correct out of 10

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

I got 90 :)

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Hi Alex thanks very much! I hope I do better.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

I got 6 out of 10, thank you very much Alex .

Monday, February 16th 2015

many thanks alex it was great i got 8 out of 10 i was a little bit confused to answer some question but i did well .. i hope you to do a lesson on passive voice because i have troubles with understanding this grammar .. you have a nice day alex

Friday, February 20th 2015

I got 90%

Thursday, February 26th 2015

please change these sentences to passive
1- They didn’t ask me my name.
2-There was a fight at the party but no body got hurt .
3- some body should have cleaned the windows .
4- my bicycle has disappeared it must have stolen .

Friday, February 27th 2015

    Iwasn’t asked about my name.
    it is passive form
    the windows should have been cleaned.
    it must have been stolen

    Wednesday, December 16th 2015

I like this method to learn english thank you professor

Thursday, March 5th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10, but I still need to do exercise more. Thank you for the test.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

hello everybody
Im looking for foreign friends to English practice
would you like we can talk on the skype…my e mail srk.tsn@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

10 out of 10 yipee

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

i have got 90% but i can’t speak very fluently. can u help me with that?

Friday, March 20th 2015

Thank you very much for everything.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thanks, I am loving to see this videos, I have been learning a lot!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Hello There Alex and Thank YOU

Friday, April 24th 2015

He Alex i know I was not easy lessen
I needed to have be taken lesson like that befor
Thank u very very mush

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Hello Alex
I know it was not easy lesson
I needed to be have takken lesson like that befor
Thank u very very much

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Hello alex
I realy know ,it was not easy lesson
I needed to have been gotten a lesson like that before
Than u very much
I think i write well !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

these lessons are so helpful.Thanks

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

hi Alex. Thank you for this great lesson. i got 10/10
It was not so difficult though, but it was great. Next time make them more difficult.
thank you.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Thank you Teacher Alex for your good explanatiom,I believe grammar is very important but to study it is very hard. my problem is grammar and words.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

hi alex! I have a question .. I hope you can answer me.. I’ve watched this video already and about active and passive gerunds so what’s the difference between ‘you seem to have forgotten your jacket’ and ‘ you seem having forgotten your jacket’ or ‘they expect to be invited’ and they expect being invited’ or ‘I am happy to have been invited’ and ‘I’m happy having been invited’? Can I use both for the same purpose or how they differ? thank you so much alex!! you’re an amazing tacher!

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thanks,Alex.
This is an excellent course for me that let me easy and clear to understanding about it, “Active and Passive Infinitives “.

Monday, June 8th 2015

Thank you, It is useful.

Monday, August 31st 2015

I got only 8 out of 10. thank you very much. I have learnt a lot from your useful lesson.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

10/10.
Very useful lesson. Thanks)

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Helo! Good lesson teacher! thanks

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

100 % Perfect :D

Monday, November 23rd 2015

Hi? Alex! I’ve watched your wonderful lesson trying to understand one nuance about the use of infinitives, but unfortunately I didn’t get the answer. My question is this: while doing a test on the use of infinitives, I wrote, “The suitcase was too heavy to be moved”, but my answer was marked wrong as it was supposed to be “The suitcase was too heavy to move”. I don’t understand why I should use the active form instead of the passive one here. Maybe you could clear things up for me. Thank you.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I got 7 correct out of 10. I’m stupid.

Friday, December 25th 2015

I got 90. Thanks a lot. good quiz .

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I hate grammar

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Thanks again.

Monday, January 11th 2016

I got 90. Great job.

Monday, January 18th 2016

Is this sentence correct “To study to be a teacher”?

Monday, January 18th 2016

i cannot find the previous lesson, functions of infinitives??;(

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Got 9 out of 10. Almost perfect, i only got confused on question #10… thanks alex.

Thursday, February 18th 2016

10/10
Without watching the lesson.

Friday, March 11th 2016

great job alex. i got 100/100

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

You got 8 correct out of 10.
:)

Saturday, August 20th 2016

thanks :)

Sunday, September 11th 2016
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