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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.
Your voice sounds really ____________! You can't work like that!

They're a ____________ band.

He makes ____________ music.

I want to win so ____________!

She performed ____________ on her finals.

Give him a break. He's not a ____________ person.

They played ____________ last night.

How ____________ do you need this job?

I don't care what anybody says. The original Resident Evil game had really ____________ controls.

I've read a lot of reviews that said Man of Steel was a ____________ movie.


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130 Comments on “Grammar: When to use “bad” and “badly” in English”


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100/100 points. Thank you for this excellent lesson. I was laughing on your eating steak. :) I tried to imagine that how it looks like but I couldn’t. :)

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks Alex!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Dear sir ALEX i got a lot of improvement through you and all Engvid teachers.
speaking of your teaching, i’d say it is fantastic. Through your lessons i improved more than you imagine.I never miss even a single lesson of your.the way you teach is simply very nice.if i come to CANADA then surely i’m gonna see you there.
Dear sir i would like you to answer my one of questions- my question is below.

WHEN AND WHY TO USE ‘HOW DO YOU DO?
CAN’T I USE IT AGAIN WITH THE SAME PERSON?

LET’S SAY I HAVE MY ANY COACH AND IF I SEE HIM AFTER FEW DAYS,CAN’T I GREET HIM ‘HOW DO YOU DO’? HOPE YOU WILL SURELY ANSWER ME.

And also

Is it— ‘A lot of improvement’ or ‘A lot of
improvements’

WISH YOU A VERY GOOD DAY MY DEAR SIR!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

    i have the same doubt you get the answer pls reply me

    Friday, September 20th 2013

      HI RAJPAL!
      DEAR SIR ADAM REPLIED ME AND SINCE YOU ASKED FOR THE ANSWER SO FOR THAT I’M SENDING YOU ADAM’S ANSWER FOR THE SAME QUESTION.

      ‘How do you do?’ is a little too formal and probably shouldn’t be used with family and friends. Also it is only used at a first meeting, for example in a business situation. That being said, it’s a little bit old fashioned. Better simple say ‘Nice to meet you.”
      Hope that helps.

      Monday, September 23rd 2013

    i think it’s normal to use “how do you do?” as a greeting again and again. it’s the same as “how is it going ?” or “how are you”….ect

    secondly
    “a lot of improvement” is the correct one cause it’s uncount noun you shouldn’t use plural “s” with it

    Friday, September 20th 2013

    Hi Sonu! I am not Alex but wanna answer your query. You could use ‘How do you do?’ many times especially with the coaching scenario. ‘How do you do?’is the formal form of ‘What’s up?’

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thanks always, Alex!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10. Perfect! Ya~y! Thank you, Alex. It was easy for me to understand :D

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks a lot, Mr. Alex… God continue bessing u!!!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Blessing you, sorry!!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks Alex! It’s simple but very important. . .

Thursday, September 19th 2013

sheeet … 8…. nooooo… i need more effort

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Great lesson, thanks!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks Alex, This lesson was very clear and helped me a lot.

Thursday, September 19th 2013

I did 7. But, it’s ok. I am improving…

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thanks Alex. Lesson pleasant.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thank you Alex for this useful lesson.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thanks a lot for the lesson. I always confuse these two words.

Friday, September 20th 2013

thanks.this lesson is very interesting. i think i need more effort.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Not bad

Friday, September 20th 2013

I got a 100 Teach, so I didn’t perform badly after all, but i do bad things, like teasing the other envid students on their comments.Sorry guys I don’t mean no harm.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Hi Alex, you should say: “I hope that you don’t do badly on the quiz”. Is it correct? Once again thank you!! :)

Friday, September 20th 2013

    Hi, yet again not Alex but RoshanK.
    “could I say, ” I hope that you will not fair/do badly on your quiz””. please do not get offended, your English is OK.

    Saturday, September 21st 2013

      Hi RoshanK! How’s life? I’m not offended at all! You are so cool! I used that specific sentence “I hope that you don’t do badly on the quiz” to repeat the last sentence of Alex. It wasn’t a question, but a statement. Then I ask him if it is correct. However thank you, lovely big cat!! :)

      Saturday, September 21st 2013

        ha ha Thanks, big cat it is, king of the jungle and he is ferocious at times but he know to respect his women and his family. he is good isn’t he. hey Thanks for calling me cool, nobody has ever called me that before, thumps up for Italy.
        Take care have fun with Envid.

        Monday, September 23rd 2013

          The king of the jungle is the best …. as Engvid! I like Engvid, because it’s simple and it has everything we need: a whiteboard, a marker and many fantastic teachers! I seem to be in the classroom. Ciao RoshanK! Have a great week! :)

          Monday, September 23rd 2013

Very clear Alex! Thanks.. :)

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thanks alex

Friday, September 20th 2013

Hi Alex, I am following engvid lessons from more than one year. Youtube has banned in our country from last few months, due to some anti-islamic activities. I can’t access youtube lesson. Is there any way to access these from some other channels than youtube?

Friday, September 20th 2013

I’ve answered number 9 false.I’ve chosen’How bad’.In fact it’s my fault.I’ve hurried,I haven’t paid attention that verb ‘need ‘ and ‘ badly ‘ as an adverb modifies it.The class,as usual,was easy, clear and useful.Endless thanks to Alex.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thank you so much the lesson was pretty well.

Friday, September 20th 2013

wooooow i got 100 out of 100 points in that quiz
nice

Friday, September 20th 2013

I am not that bad on this.I needed badly to test myself though.It is a big D!10 out of 10 not bad Eh.That thought of doing it badly is gone.Thanks Alex

Friday, September 20th 2013

Hey,Alex.This lesson was very useful to a bunch of folks,including me;just keep going like this.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Hi Alex,i am your student from India greetings to you.i feel very fortunate that i found this site and i am very glad.you all teachers are doing great.but you the best.the way you teach really works well for me.i have one request could you please explain where and how to use the word INDEED and SUPPOSE.I hope you will consider about this.sorry for my English.Thank you Alex god bless you!

Saturday, September 21st 2013

thanks Alex, it really help me.

why I can’t crop my picture for my avatar??

Saturday, September 21st 2013

hi,,thanx 4 this lesson ,,I get 90 points thats good 4 first time ^^

Saturday, September 21st 2013

thanks Alex i got 08 of 10 false 02.

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Dear prof,
There’s a ? by me pls:::
Take the 1st step towards English successfully.
Take the 1st step successfully towards English.

Both r right,yep????!!!!
Witch 1 is better???????????!!!!!!!

Tx in advance,
:) fatiima!

Saturday, September 21st 2013

80../__\~

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Hi,
I am very love you

Saturday, September 21st 2013

10/10. Thanks a bunch, the little things make a big difference.

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Dear sir ALEX i got a lot of improvement through you and all Engvid teachers.
speaking of your teaching, i’d say it is fantastic. Through your lessons i improved more than you imagine.I never miss even a single lesson of your.the way you teach is simply very nice.if i come to CANADA then surely i’m gonna see you there.
Dear sir i would like you to answer my one of questions- my question is below.
WHEN AND WHY TO USE ‘HOW DO YOU DO?
CAN’T I USE IT AGAIN WITH THE SAME PERSON?
LET’S SAY I HAVE MY ANY COACH AND IF I SEE HIM AFTER FEW DAYS,CAN’T I GREET HIM ‘HOW DO YOU DO’? HOPE YOU WILL SURELY ANSWER ME.
And also
Is it— ‘A lot of improvement’ or ‘A lot of
improvements’
WISH YOU A VERY GOOD DAY MY DEAR SIR!

Answer my question please please please please!

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Hi Alex. About this lesson .. Very clear and useful lesson, as your usual ! Thanks a lot. I’ll be waiting for your next time. bye from Italy

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Thanks!!!!

Saturday, September 21st 2013

She feels bad/badly since her fingers were burned.

??????????

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

It’s my fault! I understood the difference the second time I watched the lesson. Thanks!

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Hi Alex. Can we use this rule for words good and well.

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

thanks Alex.

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Good ONE!

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Thnx Alex!this is the first time I got 10out of 10

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Alex is badly needed at my place as my son’s tutor. Much and badly appreciated .

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

60/100 Too bad!!

Monday, September 23rd 2013

nice program, thanks engvid

Monday, September 23rd 2013

Oh, I’ve made a mistake with number 1: Your voice sounds really ____________!
I assumed that it wasn’t state or feeling. HOW do u sound? You sound BADLY :(

Wrong logic :((

Monday, September 23rd 2013

I got 9 out of 10.I think it is n’t bad

Monday, September 23rd 2013

Thanks ,wasn’t bas

Monday, September 23rd 2013

:D thanks

Monday, September 23rd 2013

thanks Mr. Alex ^_^

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

thank youuuuuuuuuu

Thursday, September 26th 2013

NEED TO PRACTICE MORE

Thursday, September 26th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

thanks :)

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

thank u

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

got 90 again :S

Friday, October 4th 2013

Dear Alex ,
Please give me something that can contact with you such as skype ,yahoo ,facebook chat .
Thanks very much . :)

Friday, October 4th 2013

Thanks Alex!

Friday, October 4th 2013

hi alex this is wonderful but i feel bad i got 07/01 but no problem i learn from mistake thanx alot

Friday, October 4th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex I got 9 out of 10

Friday, October 4th 2013

i got 7.. not bad. thank you teacher

Saturday, October 5th 2013

Thanks Alex, Today is my first day in your class

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

10\10 great result! :D Thank you Alex!!!

Friday, October 11th 2013

i DID 8. ANYWAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR video。

Friday, October 11th 2013

thanks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thanks Alex. You are the best!!!! Your way to teach is awasome!!!!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thanks it was easy to understand thanks again

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you!!! Now i know how to explain it to my pupils!!! Thanks a lot!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

That was a very good lesson. I like it a lot. thanks

Monday, October 21st 2013

the fact i said put the tv downer and am 13 like omg really

Monday, October 28th 2013

80/100 not good enough v.v

Monday, October 28th 2013

70%

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thank alex very much. although your lesson is very clear, i have done some mistakes. :( i will try practising more.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Alex sir, You are the best… I respect you for what you’re…

Sunday, November 24th 2013

8/10… Good class!

Monday, November 25th 2013

Got an eighty , i missed two

Friday, November 29th 2013

10 out of 10 Thank u Alex you are a good teacher

Monday, December 2nd 2013

9/10 .. and 3 is false

Monday, January 6th 2014

Thanks dear Alex we are proud u so erased my doubt by u lesson thanks again.

Friday, January 10th 2014

thanks alex you are better

Friday, January 24th 2014

I want improve my English so is there anybody want to make a conversation with me my email address is (weely900@gmail.com)

Friday, January 24th 2014

thanks Alex god blessing you

Friday, January 24th 2014

Hi Alex, thank you very much. After watching this lesson only I realized how badly I performed in English.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thanks again Alex, good job. Your help is apreciated.

Saturday, February 1st 2014

Skype ID ‘Huseynov.17′ ..—->If you want to improve your speaking level like me ,you can add me at skype for talking.

Monday, February 10th 2014

ALEX I HEARD “MY BAD” LIKE EXPRESSION ….WHAT IS MEAN?
THANKS

Monday, February 24th 2014

Thank you Alex! I got 100/100.

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Hello Alex! this is my firest time I watch your lesson،but I loved it very match ، Thank you .

Friday, March 21st 2014

9/10 ! I was wrong with the phrase. How badly do you need … But I was having the doubt during the test. It is clear why I’ve to use badly there.

Thanks a lot ! Bye

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thank! Teacher, I dont know the final lesson about Resident Evil Game had really bad control. I got a mess.
1) “Bad” describe the game
2) “Badly” describe the verb – the action “control”
I think This sentence needs a verb to describe the action, but “Bad” is correct. Therefore, Can you explain it? Thank!

Friday, April 11th 2014

    Hi arielk. “control” in that sentence is not a verb , it is a noun.

    Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi Alex,thanks a lot for your great lesson.
take care

Thursday, April 24th 2014

I can’t understand phrase “How bad do you need this job?”. I know bad means terrible. What meaning also have bad?

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

8/10 iam better befor thank u so much.

Saturday, May 31st 2014

A have a question. In the phrase:

He’s singing very bad/badly. I’ll use adv (badly), Is it correct?

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

    Hi. yes . it is correct.

    Monday, December 28th 2015

Hello Alex. I am a friend of Kisookk. I want to ask about bad/badly in question 4. I want to win so bad/badly. The answer key says I want to win so badly. Do you mean that you will cheat to win? You will win at any cost and perform badly to win? Or is your feeling that you want to win so bad that you can feel disappointment if you don’t win? I really liked your explanation of the steak tasting bad vs badly. (An ESL teacher in China, returned to Canada).

Thursday, June 19th 2014

10/10

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Thanks a lot… short but very interesting lessons…

Monday, August 18th 2014

Thank you!

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Oh, i get 100%, so it isn’t bad, if i write with pen, so my writting is so bad, i write badly.

Friday, September 5th 2014

Thanks alot

Sunday, September 21st 2014

I have read that we couldn’t put both adverbs together in a same sentence.In number 4 Why do you put “badly” with “so”?
For me it’s strange…

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Hi Saxo . in fact SO here is the quantity adverb for dadly.

    Monday, December 28th 2015

Thanks a lot Alex::)

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Thanks Alex,
I got 7/10. This so bad. :(

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Thank you, teacher Alex.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Great lesson, Alex, as usual.

I havs a problem with the adverb HARDLY.

I can hardly stand up x I can’t hardly stand up.

Which is the correct sentence?

Thanks in advance.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thank you for all Mr . Alex

Monday, September 7th 2015

I got 9 out of 10 ! Thanks a lot for your great help ! … Nice job ! … Sincere greetings from the Caribbean coast fo Colombia, South America!

Thursday, September 24th 2015

How a difficult lesson! I got 7/10. Thank you, Alex. I will hit the books.

Sunday, October 11th 2015

I got 10 correct out of 10, thank you great teacher.

Monday, November 2nd 2015

I got 10/10. Thanks a lot Alex. You are really a good teacher. I like the way you explain your lessons and make it more simple and easy for us.

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

very good and simple but useful. thank you.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi alex, I have a question to clarify if I may, if this sentence is correct: I want this pen so badly. Then why not use “bad” instead of “badly” since I’m referring to my feeling that I want it and “bad” is use for feelings/emotions/states? Please let me understand. Thank you, you’re videos are really helpful to me.

Saturday, February 13th 2016

As you asked, the correct sentence is I hope you do badly the quiz.

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Thanks Alex for your very clear and very useful lessons to improve language skills .

Friday, March 4th 2016

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

It was a helpful lesson
Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thanks Alex

Saturday, August 6th 2016
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