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How many clauses are in this sentence? (including the independent clause)
When Jessica feels sad, she likes to listen to sad songs, which somehow helps her feel better.

What type of dependent clause is in the following sentence?
It is very important to keep in mind that not everyone will agree with your opinion.

What type of dependent clause is in the following sentence?
I’m very glad you decided to visit.

What type of adjective clause is in the following sentence?
Daniella, whom most people call Dani, was just promoted to a senior managerial position.

What type of dependent clause is in the following sentence?
I’d waited for you until the concert started, but then I had to go inside to meet my friends.

What type of dependent clause is in the following sentence?
The professor couldn't figure out (understand) whose phone kept ringing during his lecture.

How many clauses are in this sentence? (including the independent clause)
Although most dogs are generally very friendly animals, it is important to remember that they can be very dangerous if they feel that they are being attacked.

What type of dependent clause is in the following sentence?
Kate was very relieved that Janice was okay.

How many clauses are in this sentence? (including the independent clause)
As the movie was about what happens to children who are exposed to violence, the school board decided it would be inappropriate to show to elementary students who might be negatively affected by the content.


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212 Comments on “Advanced English Grammar: Dependent Clauses”


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Hello, Adam! Thanks a lot!

Friday, October 16th 2015

    Flankly speaking Adam, I need to go over your other videos on Clauses to have a complete picture of this important grammar topic.

    The lesson provided useful clues that helped to pinpoint the different clauses on the quiz.

    Thanks, see you soon!

    Saturday, January 9th 2016

      Frankly*
      I hope I help you a little bit.:)
      frankly-adv; used to show that you are saying what are you think about something.; honestly and directly.

      Sunday, July 3rd 2016

        helped

        Sunday, July 3rd 2016

        hey Maria, i was just reading the comments below the lesson and i found out useful yours. Thanks. I´d like to know if you want to practice with me, i am about to get a job correlated with english (bilingual agente), but i must enhance speaking.

        Friday, August 5th 2016

Good day Adam

thank you for the lesson which i have found it so difficult for me but i am still waiting the next lessons of the dependent clauses to understand more
you are great teacher.

Friday, October 16th 2015

The quiz was difficult but good study for me. Thank you for your great lesson, Adam :)

Friday, October 16th 2015

This content is especially important for writing.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    Yes Alex!

    Important and difficult subject.

    Saturday, October 17th 2015

Thanks a lot, Adam!Good stuff!

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Thank you for this lesson.As Alex said,It is so good to use them in writing section.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Thanks Adam.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Do you smoke a lot Adam ? :))

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    I’m working on quitting Merve ;)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

    merve nasilsin,, I’m in istanbul . i study turkshish language but i need to practice speaking will u help me that….

    Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thanks a lot Adam
It was so helpful ….. I saw it once and did the quiz and it was 8 out of 9 what do you think???

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    Hello!
    I would like to improve my English, would you like to help me?
    thank you :)

    Thursday, October 22nd 2015

    Good job Reemabousaid :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Cool stuff!

I’ve been looking for a lesson like this in different sources and for a long time. Please Adam, continue, and go deep into clauses. Tell how different clause are built in next videos. I am looking forward to seeing next videos.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    More are coming Yankhonskly :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Thanks Adam!

Tough subject, but it helps us to force our minds to understand and compose better English sentences, that is goal of these extraordinary videos, I think.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    the goal… :-)

    Saturday, October 17th 2015

Omg this is so difficult! But I will try my best. Thank you for the lesson!

Saturday, October 17th 2015

What a difficult test today!!!Wooow!!I´ll watch the video again later, and then, I should retake the test.
Thank you Adam, you explain very good and clearly all the grammar rules. Why don´t you consider to explain a lesson about inversion, that it´s also very difficult??

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    Already did Knopler86.

    Here you go:
    http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-inversion/

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Thank you very much Adam!!
      Hope to see you again soon ;)

      Sunday, November 1st 2015

    Hi Knopfler I found it difficult too .
    You know in my plans i’d love to learn Spanish too as ilove Spain and the languages it self .
    would you mind learning me and also to practice English as well ?

    Monday, November 9th 2015

Great lesson,Adam,great lesson.Thanks again.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Thanks Adam,I hope Great lesson and many difficult test today.thanks Adam I’ll watch the video or my book again later

Saturday, October 17th 2015

This lesson was for me just easy understanding since I knew how to use them in sentences and speaking to someone that stuff.. So this lesson I got some new sentences that helped me a lot
Adam you are sort of making and understanding that what you teach here to people can easily grasp is that much power you’ve got not only you Rebecca and Emma Ronnie and yes James and yes Alex too just great at teaching.. .
It was just so fun to listen for me Anyway thanks much Adam.. .

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Adam! Thank you very much! This lesson was perfect for me!

Saturday, October 17th 2015

…Learning grammar may help us more confident in reading, writing and also in speaking.
Oh, my god! This quiz was so difficult for me.
Thank you so much for this great, important and difficult lesson, Adam.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

thanks Adam.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

8/9 in the quiz, but it was tough for me.
Thanks, Adam.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

why i am can not go through to new que

Sunday, October 18th 2015

    Hi Fubsco,

    I’m not sure what you’re asking; you can’t do the full quiz?

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

plz respond

Sunday, October 18th 2015

Thanks, Adam. From the quiz I got 7/9. my mistake is in determining the kind of the clause. I get a difficulty in differentiate the noun clause and adj clause.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

    It just takes practice Fatma. Keep trying, and it will come to you :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Dear Adam,
Thanks for your lessons.
I have a question and a suggestion.
About question 7, if there is no comma is still a clause as long as it has a verb and a subject, am I right? I always though we needed a comma to identify clauses. And the suggestion is that maybe in your later tutorials you could talk about appositives as well :)
Thanks again, nice tattoo.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

    Thanks Aurora,

    Actually, commas have a very particular function in clauses. When I get into the individual clauses you will see what I mean.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Hi Adam
I have one request here.Could you explain the word “after” come like “What are they after” “What are you after” How many do you after” etc.thanks

Sunday, October 18th 2015

    Hi Engsaaiqbal,

    What are you after means what are you trying to get or to achieve.

    How many do you after is actually not a correct sentence though.

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Thanks! I still need to practice use clauses in my writing and speaking.Thanks again!

Sunday, October 18th 2015

Adam I like your lessons. They are very understandable. Thank you!!!

Monday, October 19th 2015

    Thank you Katerina :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Hello MR.Adam
I have one question that I wish you answer me .
Today I had an English exam and I started my paragraph with a hook . I wrote ” when was the last time you some

Monday, October 19th 2015

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Hello MR.Adam
I have one question that I wish you answer me .
Today I had an English exam and I started my paragraph with a hook . Can you look at my sentence please ” when was the last time you someone makes or make an ancient crafts ” . My question is which one is correct (make or makes ) ? Because I lost one mark on this:(

Monday, October 19th 2015

    Hi Noofsa,

    When was the last time you someone makes or make an ancient crafts When was the last time you or someone you know MADE an ancient craft?

    the last time = the past (made)

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

It is difficult, but I have to try and find out my mistake then I will learn from that.
Thank you, Adam

Monday, October 19th 2015

Very helpful! cannot be sure about the difference between noun clause as object and noun clause as subject

Monday, October 19th 2015

    Hi Amazonove,

    Look at what it is doing in the sentence– is it doing the verb (subject), or is it receiving/the target of the verb (object)?

    First, it helps to know what subjects and objects are and do in a sentence. ;)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Hi Adam! Please tell me which is right:
1 Why do you wear this shirt today(now)?
2 Why are you wearing this shirt today(now)?
Thank you.

Monday, October 19th 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    #2 is correct. You are wearing it now (continuous)

    But… why do you wear that shirt every day?

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Thank you Adam.

      Friday, November 6th 2015

Hi Adam,
I need to ask class students to sit in a single row with an arm distance facing black board for exam purpose.What is the verbal expression

Monday, October 19th 2015

    Hi Imshakeelatk,

    I need students to stand in single files, at arm’s length from each other and facing the blackboard.

    To tell the truth, though, the way you wrote it would also work ;)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Hi Adam, I am grateful.

      Sunday, November 1st 2015

it´s dificult but no impossible specially identifying if it´s or not an adverb clause noun clause, adjetive clause, in resume everything jajjaa. but it was well explained

Monday, October 19th 2015

Very importante lesson …teacher!!

Monday, October 19th 2015

All of your lessons are so great and qualified. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

ufffff…. i’m not getting noun clause…..

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

    Not to worry Jalal. I’ll make lessons on each type of clause soon :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      will be waiting for them…..

      Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Adam which of them IS or ARE I must use in the next sentences(from grammatical point of view):
1 There (IS/ARE) a divan, a desk and armchair in the room.
2 There (IS/ARE) a divan and a desk in the room).
3 There (IS/ARE) two desks and a divan in the room).

Thank you.

Is it grammatically correct to say: “there ARE NO clocks in the room” or I only could say: “there IS NO clock in the room”.
Bye!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

    All three sentences technically need ARE, though many native speakers will use is when the first noun that follows is singular.

    there are no clocks and there is no clock are both correct.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Thank you Adam and I have used ARE all the time. But I saw this strange rule(about using IS) somewhere one month ago in the textbook for russian kids(THE WORSE IS they give them bad degrees for using ARE in that case!). And those kids are too little(8-9 years old).

      Friday, November 6th 2015

        Yes, I’ve seen that too, but at school they need to do what the teachers want- when they go out into the real world they’ll have to adjust. :)

        Saturday, November 21st 2015

          Dear Adam I need your happy because I have problem with spelling I the moment I’m studying English still I can write and I don’t know what to do can you please explain how I can improve.
          many thanks

          Friday, March 4th 2016

Oh, sorry. Is it normal to say: “The room’s left corner isn’t equal. (or crooked?),(or not even?)
Thanks.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

    Hi everyone, I’d like to find a companion to practice my english via skype, reply my comment, if you’re interested:)

    Wednesday, October 21st 2015

    The corner is the corner, but if you want to say something about the walls, they are crooked or not even (both are ok). Uneven suggests more about the alignment, while crooked is more about each walls lines. (if that makes sense) ;)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Thank you for the answer Adam! I understand clearly your explanation. But now I don’t understand about corners!(so I can’t say the room’s corners and I should say the wall’s lines are crooked). It’s getting more difficult when I must say something about everyday life.(because no one in audiobooks and movies talks on such topics). Too bad!

      Friday, November 6th 2015

        I should have mentioned before, but you can use the word ‘uneven’ and then it’s up to the listener to imagine that on his/her own. Uneven just means not straight, or not balanced, or…

        Saturday, November 21st 2015

Thank you Adam! It was very hard test for me ….

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Hi Adam, it was a really good one.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Thank you Adam , It is good lesson but it difficult for me.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Thank u

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Got 7 out of 9

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Thanks, Adam.
But I’ve a question:
‘waterlogged’ and ‘flooded’ what is the difference?

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

    Sorry, one more question.
    ‘north’, ‘northern’ and ‘northerly’
    What is the difference?
    If 3 of them are as adjective, what is the difference?
    Thanks.

    Thursday, October 29th 2015

    Hi Sophie,

    A thing can be waterlogged (like a tree, or a wall, etc.), but a place or a space can be flooded (lie a valley, or the basement).

    north is a direction you take (according to a compass). (go north five blocks, then turn east on Main Street). I t can also be a specific place (with a capital letter) (I live in the North)

    Northern is a place on map (I live in the northern United States). It can also distinguish between places ( i live in the northern part of the country and my sister lives in the South; the cuisine of northern China)

    northerly is the direction something moves in
    (He traveled in a northerly direction) or the origin of something (northerly winds–they are moving from the north)

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

hi there Adam, I do love you (as a teacher…) but in the last structured sentence I think it make no sense (talking about the meaning and the relationship between the informations given). I didn’t get the connection between the first clause, wich usually give the meaning or the “sense” to the whole story, and the last one. I mean: what’s the relation between “When my mother told me….” AND “I knew she was really happy..” ? And it sounds strange to me the past tens KNEW. I don’t know if I have been clear but I hope so. For the rest you are awesome! And I take advantage to these comments to practice with writing. Bye Giuseppe Italy

Friday, October 23rd 2015

    sorry….it makes no sense

    Friday, October 23rd 2015

I disagree with answer no. 4. Could it be more than one Daniella in that company, why not? In fact,the writer specified her nickname.

Friday, October 23rd 2015

    Hi Mescal,

    If there were ore than one Daniella, then I’d first have to identify which one I’m talking about before I say anything else. Daniella from accounting, whom most people … (from accounting would be the identifier)

    As for the sentence in the first comment, I’m not really sure what you’re not getting. When my mother told me about Lucy, I knew (understood) that she was happy. I knew (past) because she told me (past).

    If you can clarify the question, I’ll look at ti again.

    Hope this helps a bit anyway.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Excellent lesson, Adam. The way you teach us become any hard lesson like that in a light and enjoyable lesson.

Friday, October 23rd 2015

thanks, it was very insightful

Friday, October 23rd 2015

I don’t believe (that) I score 8. Writing is my weaker skill. Thanks Adan.

Monday, October 26th 2015

Thanks for great explanations of such a difficult topic. Looking forward for more lessons on it.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

    Yep! I agree with you; he explains difficult topics with great ease. That’s what a good teacher always do, isn’t it?

    Looking forward TO watching more lessons on “Dependent Clauses” too.

    Ciao!

    Saturday, January 9th 2016

      right, thanks!

      P.S. That’s what a good teacher always DOES.

      Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you for the great class, Adam.
I am a little bit confused about the independent clause. I think ‘I knew’ can’t express a complete thought. Should ‘she was really happy’ be a noun dependent clause instead of independent clause?

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Hi Kamiya,

    I’m not really sure I get the question, but just in case:

    I knew (that) she was happy (that) I met…

    I knew is the independent clause with a noun clause object and a complement that clause in the noun clause.

    Hmmm… confusing, but that’s what it is.

    Does this help at all?

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Mr Adam,
I’ve come across this sentence somewhere on the web:
I would like to have been there, but it wasn’t possible.
Is this sentence correct?
present + present perfect + past simple
If yes, what sense is it? Explain.
Thanks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Hi Fahdbensalman,

    I think it should be: I would have liked to have been there… or I would have liked to be there… (the second one is preferable because it’s shorter and gets the point across)
    I would like is used to talk abut a future desire, so doesn’t work with the past.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Mrs. Rebecca,
I’ve learned the third conditional that:
If he had asked me, I would have helped him.
But I’ve come across this sentence somewhere on the web:
I would have helped, but he didn’t ask.
Is this sentence correct without “had” in the dependent clause?
Thanks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Mr Adam,
I’ve learned the third conditional that:
If he had asked me, I would have helped him.
But I’ve come across this sentence somewhere on the web:
I would have helped, but he didn’t ask.
Is this sentence correct without “had” in the dependent clause?
Thanks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Yes, it’s ok.

    If he had asked me, I would have helped him, but he didn’t ask. (your second example is the same but shorter and reversed.)

    The simple tense if for the fact of the situation.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

Adamsın.. This means “You are the man” in Turkish :)

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Thank you Salo :)

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

would you make a video for civil engineering

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Hi Mostafa,

    I would if I knew anything about it, but unfortunately, I have no background in this field.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

i will take the lesson again…thank so much.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Thanks man.I heard first time about this clauses.I looking forward to next lesson.

Saturday, October 31st 2015

Well my stuff wasn’t really brillant today…

I was unable to brush up all those grammar concepts at the same time.
I definitively need to sleep a little on it.

Thanks Adam you have pointed fields I should work with.

Saturday, October 31st 2015

    Yes!
    After some revisions and one day later …
    Now I feel more accustomed with “dependant clause”.Sure it remains a little unsteady, luckily your next lessons will help to strenghten that.

    About the ninth question, and to check if I well understand. I’d tend to separate clauses like that :
    5. (that) it would be inappropriate to show to elementary students
    6. who might be negatively affected by the content
    Nobody has noticed it. Perhaps I’ve missed something ?

    Thanks again Adam, until the next time.

    Sunday, November 1st 2015

      Hi Nico,

      You’re talking about the answer explanation… yes, you’re right. the 6 is misplaced; it should come before the last who as you wrote. Good eye ;)

      Sunday, November 22nd 2015

is there any problem with server …it does not show vid

Saturday, October 31st 2015

    Hi Zabee,

    Sometimes it might be not working well there. You might need to reroute. Is it ok now?

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thank you, Adam. You are my favourite English teacher. The best explanations I’ve ever heard. Needless to say, relevant comments on vocabulary during grammar lessons are worthwhile. I’m looking forward to your next tutorial.

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Thank you for your lecture of grammar always ~~~♡♡♡

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Hello friend,
What is the difference between monument and memorial?
Are they both interchangeable in a sentence?

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

    Hi Fahdensalman,

    A monument is a physical construction used as a memorial. A memorial doesn’t have to be physical. It can be a story, or sign or a memorial service.

    Also, a monument can be a display of grandeur while a memorial is only to remember something/someone.

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Greetings! Mr Adam.

we urgently need more conjuctons lectures,I watched whole lectures about conjuctions but there are still some of them that I need to know properly,as an example “whereas,whereby,simultaneously,nevertheless,such as ,such that” those can be emerged sometimes in IELTS
thank you in advance
Regards

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

    HI Ayaskuz,

    I’ll get on these :)

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Wow, Thank you so much!!! I love how you teach grammar and everything. You are the best and I’m learning a lot from you. You are literally the best teacher I have ever had!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Hi Mr Adam,
It is hard for me to …
It is difficult for me to …
Is there any difference between them?
Are they both interchangeable in a sentence?
Thanks

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

    For the most part, yes, they are interchangeable. Some “purists” would say that hard is not good form, but most people use both.

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

I left two questions yesterday and I was informed that my comments are on the moderation. How long they will be on the checking?
Thank you.

Saturday, November 7th 2015

    Not sure Lorina. You can try again. I see this note ;)

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

It’s a very helpful lesson. thank you .

Sunday, November 8th 2015

ty adam.
This boring subject is tolarable with you

Monday, November 9th 2015

it is one of the best videos on this website
you are amazing Adam
PS: i love you :)

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

i can’t figure out why i can’t understand the noun clause

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

    It just takes practice Ghufran :)

    The key s to see it in use and recognizing it’s a noun clause. then you will know how to use it too.

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

hello Adam, firstly many thanks for your lesson and your videos. I have a question about number 8 in the test, why is complement? because I thought is the reason so adv clause, kate is relieved because janice is okay, is very confused for me, Thanks!!!!

Thursday, November 12th 2015

    Hi BelenAnabelen,

    If the sentence had ‘because’ then it would be an adverb clause. But here, the sentence is complete (Kate was very relieved) that Janice was OK doesn’t say what made Kate relieved, but why she is relieved. It’s not a cause and result sentence. What is she relieved about? that Janice…

    Does this help?

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Hello Adam,
I could not find a lesson on sequence of tenses on your amazing site.
Would you make one, please?
Also I have a question for you; in my native language collocations of words of common origin (I synthesized a couple just for better understanding, these are not translations of any kind: ‘to dream a dream’, ‘to speak a speech’) are considered grammatically incorrect and used mostly in humorous context. How do such collocations sound to a native speaker and is there a place for such expressions in academic English?

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

    Hi Badfiles,

    You can use these collocations as stylistic elements, as long as it’s understood that that is what they are. For example, an essay about Martin Luther King would almost necessitate that he dreamed a dream because that’s a famous part of his landmark speech. (by the way, we don’t speak a speech, we deliver it).

    Also, I’m not sure what you mean by sequence of tenses. Do you mean when we mix tenses in a sentence?

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

I’m very appreciated for your videos, Adam!

Ironically, before I had known you on engVid.com where I had found your useful courses about English grammar, I could hardly understand dependence clauses, which were very strange and abstract to me, even if I was a hard-working student who had made a lot of effort on learning English for more than a decade.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

What’s more, have you made the video about HOW TO CONSTRUCT DEPENDENT CLAUSES, as you’ve mentioned in the beginning of this video which is called “Advanced English Grammar: Dependent Clauses”?

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

    They’re on their way Sinonerdius :)

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

This lesson is most difficult one I’ve seen on Engvid, thanks alot tho.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Hello again,
Why did you call the ‘preparatory it’ ‘prepatory’?
Would you make a lesson on preparatory subject, please?

Friday, November 20th 2015

    Will do ;)

    Prepatory… I make this mistake often. Good eye, though. When it’s spoken, the ‘ra’ sort of melts into the rest of it.

    Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Sorry, I’ll study again.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thanks a lot for the explanation but it was very difficult for me, i need to study more and repeat this video again :(

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Hi Adam, congratulations for your classes and explanations….I really love them.
One comment, in the outcome of the last question, the 6. Clause should start with the pronoun “who” instead of elementary students, shouldn’t it?. I mean the adjective clause begins with “who might be negstively…etc”, right?
Thanks a lot.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

    Hi Silvias,

    Yes, you’re right. I think it was a typo in the transcription. The elementary students are part of the previous clause.

    Good eye :)

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

sorry, i don’t undertand this sentence
i knew she was really happy , i met the right person
i think that why she was happy,because i met the right person. so this is a relationship, that may be a adverb clause. i know that we have “when” at the beginning of the sentence, so can i do like this”i new she was happy because i met the right person”
i’m quite complicated, hope you explain for me, many thanks adam

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

    Hi Thanhhp,

    Yes, I can write it with because which would make it an adverb clause, but I can also write it as …happy that I met… as a complement noun clause that acts like an adverb.

    But remember: if I wrote I knew she was happy. –this would be complete independent clause. The complement only completes the meaning of happy.

    Does this help?

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

Hello,Adam.I still dont know how to use
“that” clause and how to recognize what is “that” clause.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

    Hi Liulizhengyi,

    I will make more videos about each type of clause separately :)

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

Thanks a lot man , Appreciate it .

Thursday, November 26th 2015

hello,Adam.thanks alot

Sunday, November 29th 2015

3 times but not really understand. Tomorrow is the next time. Thanks Adam!

Monday, November 30th 2015

it was very difficult for me to learn about this topic . I am going to this video again because it is very important to know about this topic . thanks Adam a lot you are one of the greatest English teachers that I’ve ever seen in my life .

Friday, December 4th 2015

Hi Adam! I’m really thankful for all your interesting lessons, and I think you’re the right one to answer my question: what are the differences among ‘everywhere’, ‘anywhere’ and ‘wherever’?? I’ll wait for your reply! thank you so much!

Friday, December 4th 2015

    Hi Blueapplee,

    Everywhere means in all places (definite). Anywhere means in all places (indefinite). In other words everywhere leaves no room for doubt (Air is everywhere, in all places all the time). Anywhere means it can be at any place at any time, but not in every place every time (like air). Wherever is like anywhere, except that it is used as a conjunction in a sentence (I will meet you wherever you want vs. I’ll meet you anywhere (that) you want.

    Does this help?

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

      yes!!! this helped me a lot! thank you so much Adam!!=D

      Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Hi Adam,
I do not reapeat that you are a great teacher. I would like to learn about the verb ‘LET’ if coud you do this I would be apppreciate. Thanks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

    I’ll get on it Tanerkamali :)

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

Thanks Adam .
I was interesting while listening you .

Friday, December 11th 2015

Thank you, Adam

Friday, December 11th 2015

Thanks alot!It is a functional grammar!

Monday, December 14th 2015

Hi, Adam. Always thanks.
Anyway, I’m wondering if Quiz number 2’s answer is wrong.
‘that not everyone will agree with your opinion’ is the object of verb ‘keep’?

Saturday, December 19th 2015

thanks teacher

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Very hard but necessary! Thanks a lot!

Sunday, December 27th 2015

thank you Adam i get 7 from 9 *-*

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Hello Adam,
Firstly thank You very much for this lesson. It is very useful 😊
Secondly, have you already made any lesson on monotransitive, ditransitive, copular etc. verbs and syntax?
I am a student of English philology and I need to immerse myself into descriptive grammar 😉

Monday, December 28th 2015

thank you. I got 7. thoughtful but amazing !

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

i like the video but am still not understanding it. i will continue to watch the video so i can get a better understanding.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Thanks a lot. very interesting. 8/9.

Friday, January 1st 2016

feel so bad, TT, need to replay it again

Monday, January 4th 2016

Hi,Adam!could you plz make a video about”in which, on which,for which,etc ” ? I always confuse with them,Thx!

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

I have a grammar exam on thursday. Noun phrase , verbe phrase , adverbial phrase and clauses :) thanks a lot sir (y)

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Thanks, Adam for the lesson. I’m looking forward for your new videos about clauses. It was very useful.

Monday, January 11th 2016

Such a wonderful video! :)
Such a challenging quiz!
Thank you, Adam!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

sure in 3 lecture ive just got 8 true from 28 question, so really terribly bad -_- but thank you

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Hey Adam! In this sentence “She said she was sorry” I think “she was sorry” is more to be adv complement not an object isn’t it? please explain.

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Thank you adam

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

I need another webesite to learn IELTS. Please help me.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

It is much like the portuguese grammar.

Friday, January 29th 2016

Thanks a lot, very useful lesson

Friday, January 29th 2016

This lesson is quite hard for me, but if i will practice more about this lesson maybe i’ll get it. Thanks a lot adam for sharing this lesson.

Monday, February 1st 2016

5 out 9…still have long way to go…..

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

It was great, thank you Adam!

Friday, February 5th 2016

Thanks for the generous work

Sunday, February 7th 2016

Hi! Sir Adam
i haven’t gotten any clause. Please tell me what I should to do?

Monday, February 8th 2016

Hi Adam, can I say ” I brought myself a motorcycle in my birthday that made my wife crazy ” ??

Friday, February 19th 2016

Sorry I mean I write because of spelling problem I needed your help
many thanks

Friday, March 4th 2016

    Sorry I mean I can’t write

    Friday, March 4th 2016

Hello, Adam. Thanks a lot for this lessons. Having done the quiz I revealed that I didn’t clear understood difference between “that” clause and noun clouse. Twice I answered second insted of first. Could you tell more about it.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

You are the best one.
I have learned a lot with your lessons.

Thank you.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thank you very much. This is really interesting stuff which made me think during the quiz.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

thanks dear teacher it is crucial lesson and useful

Sunday, March 6th 2016

thank you Adam. I appreciate your video :) you teach me a lot everyday

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Hi Adam
i often heard u used a specific more than special.but in my habbit,i often use special. so i wanna figure out if it is the common way the american used?

Thursday, March 10th 2016

Dear Adam, thank you a lot for helpful lesson!
Could you clarify one moment? In the last example, which is the most complex sentence, isn’t there an extra dependent clause?
I mean the clause “,who was only 18 when she had me,”.
Couldn’t the part “when she had me” be an adverb-clause also?
Thank you in advance!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Hi, Adam. Thanks a lot for your lessons.
But I can not understand question 2 in the quiz.
‘It is very important to keep in mind that not everyone will agree with your opinion.’
Why the right answer is ‘noun clause as subject’?
I supposed that subject is ‘It’, not clause.

Could you explain please?

Friday, March 25th 2016

Hi Adam>> ..THANKS A LOT >>> I Hope that you make …a video on Relative Clauses … And THANKS
AGAIN …##

Friday, April 1st 2016

Finally I realized the concept after read watched this video lesson three times.
Thank you very much, it was very helpful

Monday, April 4th 2016

Great, thanks.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Hi, Sir. I have a question.
See these sentences:
I am the student. I pass the test.
I am the student who passes the test.
I am the student who pass the test.
which complex is the correct one, please.
I will be thankful if you explain.
Thanks

Friday, April 15th 2016

    Hi, Barkam.
    Grammatically, sentences 1 and 2 are correct, but if you need a correct complex sentence with a relative clause, you need sentence 2. It has an independent clause: “I am the student” (I = subject, am = verb) and a dependent relative clause: “who passes the test” (who = subject and at the same time, a link between the clauses, passes = verb). The second clause describes what type of student you are.
    Though, to sound more natural, it is better to say: “I am the student who passed the test” (if you mean that you HAVE passed the test) The sentence “I am the student who passes the test” means rather “I always pass tests, it is characteristic of me”.
    I hope this explanation is enough :)

    Thursday, June 16th 2016

      Great explication!

      Saturday, July 2nd 2016

mR ADAM, IT`IS VERY HARD LESSON FOR QUIZ,I`VE GOT 33,,I AM SAD.

Sunday, May 15th 2016

Thanks a lot Adam !! You are the best teacher I have ever seen :)

Thursday, June 9th 2016

Nailed it!
9/9 and I can add an opinion.
The ‘complement’ that-clause feels very much like an adverbial clause of reason: I was glad (why? because of what?) that you came.
What do you think?

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

Hello, adam.
I teach english for competitive exams. I would like to share some of my doubts with you.

1. The guest whom we were talking about have come are my cousins.

This question has been asked atleast 10 times in govt. Exams. The ans is replace whom with who. But it is not the answer that is bothering me. Here three clauses are used but only one conjunction is used why??? As fr as my opinion is concerned i think here one relative pronoun was not because it was understood and acting as the object of verb talking. Please tell me what you think abou this.

Friday, June 24th 2016

Hi Adam,you are a great teacher. I really want to understamd this quiz better. I need help and I can get it if someone tells me if I am correct.
At the first question:
When Jessica feels sad- adverbial clause of time;
‘she likes to listen to sad songs -independent clause’;
‘which somehow helps her feel better’-adjective clause.
At the 7 question:
1.Although most dogs are generally very friendly animals- adverbial clause of contrast
2. it is important to remember-independent clause;
3. that they can be very dangerous-noun clause;
4. if they feel-adverbial clause of condition
5. that they are being attacked.-noun clause;
Plus, it is a huge problem for me that I find the noun clause used as a direct object clause and the ‘that’ clause very similar, because both of which have the proprietary that ‘that’ is a conjunction that can often be taken out. This is a major problem in my process of learning English I am looking forward for a answer, please. I can not see any distinction.I even watched the Alex’s lesson about the ‘that’ clause and yet doesn’t help me.

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

an answer*
didn’t help me*

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Could someone tell me what are the right questions for each dependent clause?

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Although most dogs are generally very friendly animals 1/, it is important to remember 2/ that they can be very dangerous 3/ if they feel 4/ that they are being attacked.5/

1-adverbial clause-concession
2-independent clause
3-noun clause-direct object clause
4-adverbial clause-condition
5-noun clause-direct object clause

Is it correct?

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Help please!!!
I’d waited for you until the concert started, but then I had to go inside to meet my friends.

there are 3 clauses?

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Many thanks.

Sunday, July 17th 2016

Bravooooooooooooooooo @dam

Thursday, August 4th 2016

So helpful! Thank You Adam, You explain all these things in such a simple way. You’re doing a great job here!

Friday, August 19th 2016

teacher Adam, i dont understand this: i watch a video about adverb clause of other teacher but when i do the quiz it a sentence is confused me:
the band was really tired. they still finished the concert.
A. because the band was really tired, they finished the concert.
B. even though the band was really tired, they finished the concert.
i chose A, but correct answer is B
is it right?

Monday, August 29th 2016

Hi Adam. Thanks for your lession.
Could you make an video about how to reduce the relative clauses?

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Hi Adam thank you for your lesson. I have learnt a lot.

Saturday, September 3rd 2016
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