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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.
When do we use ago, when talking about time?

When do we use from now, when talking about time?

If we say in six months, we are talking about:

Four days before it was Wednesday.

Six days from now it was Wednesday.

This story will happen a long time __________, in a galaxy far, far away.

This story happened a long time ___________, in a galaxy far, far away.

My birthday __________________.

My cat died several years ago.

My cat is supposed to have kittens two weeks _________.


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168 Comments on “AGO & FROM NOW – Talking about time in English”


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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

    its good english,it is more useful to me,i want to learn this from initial,can you provide me and how to improve my english ,thank you very much

    Monday, October 15th 2012

    i don’t understand!!!

    Friday, November 16th 2012

tell me whyyyyyy??? ;)

Thursday, October 4th 2012

I think, someone made a mistake.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

i want to know my knowledge in english

Thursday, October 4th 2012

my quiz ~50%:~(

Thursday, October 4th 2012

I’m new in this site web, I’m learning english like you, then I would like establish contact with everyone to practice my english.

Best Regards

Thursday, October 4th 2012

    Hi, Miguel my name’s Alvaro and I want to practice English, my e-mail is aagarcia24@gmail.com

    Thursday, October 4th 2012

    anyone need to practice I will be available for you.

    Saturday, October 6th 2012

it is a good way to help people to learned english for free

Thursday, October 4th 2012

good lesson

Thursday, October 4th 2012

You’re a great teacher,James.
Thank you!

Thursday, October 4th 2012

thank Q..

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Teaching means simplifying.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

10/10 hurra

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Thanks James, I watched this video 2 days ago, and it was awesome.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Thanks so much James, your classes are very useful! Nice!

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Thank you very much^^ I’m English begginer but I met good teacher who was Mr’ James

Thursday, October 4th 2012

awesome lesson,thanks

Thursday, October 4th 2012

6 out of 10..godD….anyway Thanks to your videos I can improve my English communication skill. upload more videos.,

Thursday, October 4th 2012

hey James,
I really like this video. I really appreciate it. Thanks

Thursday, October 4th 2012

This video is very good for beginners

Thursday, October 4th 2012

for below sentence why don’t i use “ago” instead of “from now”?
My cat is supposed to have kittens two weeks ago…

Friday, October 5th 2012

I am not so good student…
what shall i do ???
plz help suggests me for improving english i want tp talk english frequently…

Friday, October 5th 2012

Hello Engvid, The way you conduct class is extremely good. Could you please frame one sentence by using ago and before??

Friday, October 5th 2012

dyszka :)

Friday, October 5th 2012

Nice!I’m so happy.

Friday, October 5th 2012

really? I haven’t seen the video but i got 90. Maybe I have problem with my speaking and listening skills

Friday, October 5th 2012

thanks now it’s clear and improve my marks at least from 50% to 90% hooray:~)
the video gave me some stress when it was private yesterday because i though it was my internet
but james you’re great:~D.

Friday, October 5th 2012

Thank, James.

Friday, October 5th 2012

I’m afraid I’ll forget this lesson in ten days from now. What’s a pity¡ should I go to the doctor’s? …. it’s happend to me long time ago..
Thanks for your lesson

Friday, October 5th 2012

Thanks, nice tip to teach faster and enjoyable.

Friday, October 5th 2012

thank’s

Friday, October 5th 2012

Me too, 10/10!

Friday, October 5th 2012

I would like to thank James and everyone that helped make this video.
James, you’re a very talented actor ! At least for a good intellectual comedy. ^^ Hihi. It was a superb class because it brought to me more information than I thought it would. Great job and thank you for your time and dedication.

Friday, October 5th 2012

Dear James,
thanks a lot please explain all the future tenses . when and how we use them correctly I’m from Egypt and my basic language is Arabic and I find difficulties to differ between them

Friday, October 5th 2012

thank ou very much

Friday, October 5th 2012

70% :)

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Realy helpful,to improve my English skills.Have a good one-James.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thank you teacher

Saturday, October 6th 2012

70 of 100

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thank you, James!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Can I have your email or your skype? I really need for your help.. Please reply my comment. Thank you so much!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

thanks for great lesson!!!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

10/10 ….. :)

Saturday, October 6th 2012

    Dont Lie piya

    Monday, October 8th 2012

Thanks for that awesome lesson, James!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

itis very good please guide me how to download
these lessons thanks alot.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thnx James! Today is Saturday I watched this video 3 days ago, It was Wednesday. Right?

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Hi James,
can I ask you a question?
Generally, must is used when somebody does something along a rule. I have facts – i.e. a list of school rules – even though I use must. At least, that’s the rule I was taught. Could you make this clear? Thanks. :)

By the way, it might be just a difference between British and American English.

And a request at the end: I wonder if you could make a lesson on only x just because they are sometimes same, sometimes not. Thank you in advance. :)

Saturday, October 6th 2012

    I had more tabs open. Sorry for misplaced comment.

    Sunday, October 7th 2012

      Hi anri! would u like to make friend with u in order to improve our English. :)
      I’m looking forward to receiving ur mail.
      My email: loptruong_dethuong_xinhxan@yahoo.com.vn

      Sunday, October 14th 2012

thank you mr james you are great teacher

Saturday, October 6th 2012

you are the best

Saturday, October 6th 2012

I hope to be like your personality

Saturday, October 6th 2012

if it was more the 7 days ago would you say last week?? or if you want to be more Precise would you say ” i did go out bowling last week on Wednesday” or how would you say it.. i love “eng” even more then my own language wish is Danish

Ps. i love your videos

Saturday, October 6th 2012

90% not bad ^_^ i love “Eng”

Saturday, October 6th 2012

As usual, it was a fine lesson, James. But I’ve a doubt. I think that it sounds more correct to say “My birthday will be a few months from now” instead of “My birthday is a few months from now” (this last sentence was considered correct in question eight of the quiz). Anyway, thanks. P.S.: Excuse-me for my languages mistakes.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

    I have the same doubt!!
    Thanks gmenonim!

    Saturday, December 29th 2012

I have 80%. Thank you very much James.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thanks James ,
It’s very very interesting lesson ,Wonderful session :D:D

Sunday, October 7th 2012

It’s very very interesting lesson ,Wonderful session

Sunday, October 7th 2012

It was a really silly class because it didn’t increase anything in my knowledge

Sunday, October 7th 2012

80 percent)) just 2 mistakes)

Sunday, October 7th 2012

The very interesting method! Thanks a lot of!

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Pretty nice lesson! Greetings from Peru!

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Thank you James! And especially about using ‘in’. Every bit about English prepositions for me is precious.

Monday, October 8th 2012

really this experiance was good and inspirable
.. thank u a lott… thanks to al

Monday, October 8th 2012

Thanks for free video lesson
It was very funny and give me to know about how to use ago and from now
:)

Monday, October 8th 2012

I got 8over 10
Thank you,I like it

Monday, October 8th 2012

I like this lesson! Thank you! Very useful!!!

Monday, October 8th 2012

Thanks!

Monday, October 8th 2012

Well done, James! Thank you.

Monday, October 8th 2012

Waaw I got 90%

Monday, October 8th 2012

Good work , thank you.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

I love this vedio
I am Paoh nationality
but I love eng I want to speak
end very well thank you mr. James

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thanks James…..short and useful….
9/10…..;)

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

8/10….

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

9/10

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

hi james iwnat you to teach me all the tenses

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

excellent teacher :)

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thanks alot

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thanks for the lesson ;)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

it was awesome

Thursday, October 11th 2012

thank you teacher jamse for your lessons coz i feel relax when i hear you explain but i would practice my english ..what do i do ??

Thursday, October 11th 2012

    thank you jamse

    Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thanks James.

Friday, October 12th 2012

my the second attempt is nine to ten ?.)
thanks to JAMES

Friday, October 12th 2012

very good

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Good lesson teacher….

Saturday, October 13th 2012

I was searching an explanation about using present perfect and past simple, so I’ve founded this website. I am very delightful with understanding and watching so kind teacher!

Sunday, October 14th 2012

thank teacher!
I’m Vietnamese. Nice to meet you!

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

I am Mr.Al-amri from Saudi Arabia and I’d like to thank you. I am really thankful.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

What is the correct answer for question 8? I’m trying to think but without exit ;)
Thanks James! I really enjoyed your lesson. Your scheme is very useful. Congratulations!

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

thaks.
10/10

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

10/10. very clear explanation. Great teacher. Thank you, James.

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

You are doing great job

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

Nine questions correct! Yes!

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

J, I want to ask how to use “AS” to connect the two sentence, you know it has many definations when I read asentence that has AS in the middle.

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

I will be speak English like a nativ
Inshallah
There is no thing will stope me

Friday, October 19th 2012

I got 80%. Thank you for good lesson :)

Sunday, October 21st 2012

I got 9 out of 10 thanks a lot james I am waiting to your a new video

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Great :)

Monday, October 22nd 2012

i got 4 from 10
please help me to improve my english

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

james you are great teacher.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Great job !! You are fantastic teacher.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

this lesson is so interesting~

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Good lesson

Friday, October 26th 2012

tuesday and two, thanks a lot

Saturday, October 27th 2012

YOU ARE THE GREATEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER SEEING.

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Hi, James, hi, all. I have a question about the quiz:
“My birthday is a few months from now”
Is it correct? Why we can use “IS” instead of “WILL BE”, but we talk about future. I’m confused.
I thought, if we use “AGO” we should use “WAS/WERE”, if we use “from now” we should use “WILL”, and finally if we talk about present tense we should use “IS/ARE”

Regards, Nik

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

90%

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

I’m so happy to learn english with you James…..you’re funny .The way that you choose for teach English it’s correct…. I love it :D .80% in the quiz :/

Friday, November 2nd 2012

90%

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Thank you James :)
It was second lesson with you and my quiz was at 100 %
Your lessons are presented clearly and funny; I know because Iam a teacher but in Poland…

Sunday, November 4th 2012

it’s a useful lesson.thank a lot!^^

Sunday, November 4th 2012

THANKS VERY MAYCH HAHAHAHAHAHA BAY

Monday, November 5th 2012

thx. but those tables are not necessary , I guess

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

useful lesson!!! Thanks a lot

Thursday, November 8th 2012

you are a wonderful teacher ,Mr. James. i have got 9 out of 10. thanks a lot.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Mr. James , how can I approve me skills in speaking english

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Thanks!!! useful lesson but i got 90% only.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

thx , :)))
a great teacher

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Hi James! I have a doubt…in question number 8, I´m talk about future I shoud say “My birthday will be a few months from now, shoudn´t it? I dont understand why it´s correct to use the verb to be in the present tense.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

yeah. :)

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

a very good lesson

Thanks

Thursday, November 15th 2012

Excelent lesson I got it :D

Thursday, November 15th 2012

i got 10/10

Thursday, November 15th 2012

9/10 that’s good .

Monday, November 19th 2012

Thank you teacher :)

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

i love thomas the turtle :P

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

## Awesome and Cool Lesson! ##

Saturday, December 8th 2012

James… Would u plzz help me with been & being..?? Their usage..??

Friday, December 21st 2012

i got 9/10 , that is a very nice lesson

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Could someone say me if this sentence is correct?

“If today is Saturday in three days’ time it will be Tuesday.”

Saturday, January 12th 2013

Thank you so much .

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

Thank you so much.

Saturday, February 9th 2013

9 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Sunday, February 10th 2013

80% :)

Sunday, February 10th 2013

10/10 :)

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thank you James

Saturday, February 16th 2013

this is a best way to improve our english come here all the person want to know english

alot thanks .
augusto

Monday, February 25th 2013

i finished my english 9 years ago
the problem here in my city tarapoto PERU
I CANT PRACTICE MY ENGLISH
I FORGET ALOT WORDS.
IM VERY HAPPY HERE
TO LEARN MORE ENGLISH OK
MY GRAMMAR IS DOWN YET.
THKS TEACHERS
HELP ALL THE PEOPLE
GREETINGS SINCE TARAPOTO
THE BEST TOWN FOR TO KNOW IN PERU

AUGUSTO

Monday, February 25th 2013

hi yo ,James! i know that u r the right person d who can save me from this doubt that is giving me a hard time. what does the phase it’s my lot in life mean? and just 4 da record u r da bomb. be good

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

thanks a lot James for you passion of teaching…

Friday, March 1st 2013

tnks 4 answered my question, James!

Friday, March 1st 2013

it’s very difficult ,I get 50% :(

Monday, March 4th 2013

thanks for the video man.. this is quite interesting

Monday, March 25th 2013

Thanks, my score is 100.

Monday, April 8th 2013

10/10 :D

Thursday, April 11th 2013

Thank you, James.

Friday, May 10th 2013

I liket James. thanks

Monday, May 20th 2013

thanx james very interesting . I got 9 correct out of 10.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

thanx sooooo much james….

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Thanks a lots.

Monday, June 24th 2013

Thank you James…

Monday, July 22nd 2013

Thank you!

Sunday, July 28th 2013

thanks my teachar u are good

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Thanks so much! I got 9/10.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

THANKS JAMES

Saturday, November 9th 2013

my score was eighty… Thank you James, it was a nice lesson.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

7 out of 10. Not bad. Thanks a lot for teaching us. godbless

Thursday, November 21st 2013

I consciously enjoyed it and I got 100 % :)wish u the best luck

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks I got 80%.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

i got 8/10 woooow
thanks

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Thanks a lot, James! Good teaching!

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
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