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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.
Tom ____ arrived safely.

They ____ forgotten to tell me.

Sarah _____ learning French for five years.

Tina ______ cooking all day long.

They _____ accepting applications starting from next month.

We can go to the cinema at 8pm. I ____ finished my work by then.

You ______ liked the performance -- what a pity that you could not come.

They _____ invited her. How rude of them considering she is their mother.

I ___ had enough chocolate cake. I will feel sick if I eat more.


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235 Comments on “Basic English Grammar: What is an auxiliary verb?”


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Jade,
thank you for your help…

Sunday, July 27th 2014

got 10 XD !!!

Sunday, July 27th 2014

    It was a good review of English tenses and auxiliary verbs Jade.

    For me the most valuable tip for this lesson was not to translate helper verbs into your first language.

    So,to avoid confusion, please don’t do so.

    Many thanks for this video-lesson Jade.

    Regards.

    Saturday, August 2nd 2014

      Thank you, Sensei, for your advice.
      BTW, what is your “first” language?
      Your flag is Mexican, don’t you?
      Your style is…What is your style ?

      Tuesday, March 31st 2015

useful lesson, Ive never been the first to leave a comment, thanks

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Thank you Jade.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

My score was perfect! Thank you for your lesson, Jade :)

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Thax Jade. I like your lesson.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

hahaha.. nice try! 7 out of ten, not bad:)

Sunday, July 27th 2014

I got 8 of 9 many thanks you for your lesson

Monday, July 28th 2014

Helpful lesson, thanks a lot.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thank you Jade It’s very useful lesson.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thank you, i got 9 out of 9.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Ok, I got 7 still not bad
Thanks

Monday, July 28th 2014

You are very good teacher.
Thank you so much.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thank you very much.

Monday, July 28th 2014

    Mr. Murat Hi,

    I want to watch and study step by step Lessons. How can I do it?

    Sunday, October 26th 2014

I got 9/9. thanks for the lesson

Monday, July 28th 2014

very good mr gade

Monday, July 28th 2014

the quiz is fun to do

Monday, July 28th 2014

I gain more confidence each time I do the quizzes

Monday, July 28th 2014

This is good bit we need more exercise please thanks

Monday, July 28th 2014

very good lesson, thanks a lot.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thanks Jade. :)

Monday, July 28th 2014

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Monday, July 28th 2014

    obedysaias it’s gonna be a pleassure to put in practice all that i’ve been learning lately.

    Monday, July 28th 2014

    by the way! obedysaias by skype

    Monday, July 28th 2014

THX a lot because of the useful notes

Monday, July 28th 2014

Hmm… interesting. Got 9/9, although didn’t really understand. It’s more like: this feels right and that feels wrong. It’s difficult to grasp… will have to hold on to this lesson much, much longer i guess.
Anyways.
Thank you. :]

Monday, July 28th 2014

Hii everyone!!!
I’m looking for someone who wants practice some english!!!
If you want, just leave the facebook or skype!!
Thanks!!!

Monday, July 28th 2014

I got 10%

Monday, July 28th 2014

    I got 100%

    Monday, July 28th 2014

I got 100%

Monday, July 28th 2014

Thanks

Monday, July 28th 2014

thanks at all

Monday, July 28th 2014

Great!!

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

8/9 ;) I would like to ask, if is possible a lesson about contractions, between subject and the verb for example – We have – We’ve.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

not bad for me … thank you Jade

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Hi Jade
sorry but I don’t concord with you that: “I have got a card” is present perfect form of get.
thank you.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Its full on :)

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Hi, I would like to know the grammer classes from the chapter-1.so, where can i find ??

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

excellent test. Please keep it up.
Is any one interesting in chatting?

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Nice lesson, thank you.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Interessent ,Thank you very much

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Thank you very much Jade.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Yeah! I got 9 out of 9. I love the way of your teaching very much! :D

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Good lesson, Jade. Thank you !

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Thank Jade!

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Good lesson, teacher Thank you very much.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Hello Jade, is it possible to have lessons with you via skype? If yes, please, write me your email and I will write more. Thanks. Adriana

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Thank you , Jade!! :)

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Thank you jade. Could you make a lesson about Reading tips?,

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Good video.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

thanks for help :)

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Really nice, Thank a lot….

Thursday, July 31st 2014

This is a very useful lesson… I’ve been looking for that kind of a lesson….

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Thank you Jade, it is very important to remenber some importants things in grammar!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Oh Yeah!! I’m GOOD 100% … Got them all correct

Thanks for the lesson Jade !!!!!!! :D

Friday, August 1st 2014

Thank you so much Jade! your video was very useful to me!

Friday, August 1st 2014

Thanks

Friday, August 1st 2014

thanks for your help¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Friday, August 1st 2014

many thanks

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Thank you for your help

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

IIt’s so hard for me to understand your accent, Jade. I’m not saying that you’re a bad teacher, or that the lesson was bad, but your accent is too different of the other teachers, I’m having some trouble to understand you, yet. But, thanks for this lesson, I’ll try harder to improve my english.

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

thx mss

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

I like your British accent !

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

I got 10 :)

Monday, August 4th 2014

I got 100!!!!I’m very happy. Thank you for your help.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

i got a bad score,so sad

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Thanks Jade. Got 9 out of 9. :D

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

9 out of 9. Really thanks Jade !

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

the very difficult quiz

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

it’s very helpful.thanks Jade.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Thanks a lot, Jade. I got 9 after watching your lesson. Congratulation for high quality of your lessons. Jonas from Brazil

Monday, August 11th 2014

Thank you.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Could you help me to state the difference between the modal verbs MUST and SHOULD, and come up with a single context to explain both of them to lower intermediate students?

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    All modal verbs have more than one meaning – ‘can’ means ability – ‘I can swim’ but also asking for something ‘Can I borrow your pen?’. ‘Should’ is mostly used for advice ‘you should take an aspirin’ ‘You should work harder’ but can also mean something is almost certain to happen/not happen ‘the rain should stop soon’, ‘he should be here by now’ . Must is used for strong necessity – I must work harder, You must stop smoking BUT in many cases ‘Have to’ is a safer option. When you get to a higher level you will see what I mean. Must +be means strong possibility/deduction now – ‘Ah! That must be Juan, he said he would ring about now’. Must + present perfect means deduction in the past ‘see that – he must have killed himself’ ‘We must have taken a wrong path as we are lost!’. Modals are extremely powerful ways of modifying a verb so take your time with them. Good luck

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

thank you for the test , is very interesting

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thanks, for useful lessens and good teaching.

Thursday, August 14th 2014

woohoooo I have got 6 out of 9 thanks for the lesson

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Hehe i got 9/9

Saturday, August 16th 2014

Thanks ….I got 100%

Monday, August 18th 2014

i got seven huhuh

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

thanks for helpful lesson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

thanks jade

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Here i got 6/9

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

I got 100 before watch the vid

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

I´ve had a lot of mystakes there. I´ll have to trying.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Thanks a lot!
:)

Friday, August 22nd 2014

That was a dificult lesso, but you did a great teaching work

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Oh my God, if placed correctly translated the lessons will be the best site in the world

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

its good, quiz helped me to know my level

Sunday, August 24th 2014

I don’t believe,10/10 thanks Jane

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

thanks a lot jade, you’ve helped me to understand well about the grammar and i got 9 correct

Thursday, August 28th 2014

Thank you Jade.You are wonderfull teacher.

Friday, August 29th 2014

I have 9 correct your quiz. 9/9

Friday, August 29th 2014

Thank you teacher i got 6 auxiliary verbs. others auxiliary verbs i didn’t understand because of Internet Problem.

Saturday, August 30th 2014

i have got full marks in the quiz… thanks allot .

Saturday, August 30th 2014

Thank you Jade.

Sunday, August 31st 2014

I’ve understood excellently and, the teacher’s accent is spectacular something I’ve been needing to improve my listening skill It still being hard to understanda native speaker.
thank’s a lot I’m happy to find this page.

Sunday, August 31st 2014

Thanks to YouTube that I found the best Teachers… especially engvid.com

Friday, September 5th 2014

Jade,
thank you for your help…

Friday, September 5th 2014

Jade, thank you for your class.

Friday, September 5th 2014

i like your lessons

Saturday, September 6th 2014

I got 9 of 9 many
thanks you for your lesson
I have benefited greatly

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thank you Jade. You helped me to understand this topic. 9 of 9.

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thank you Jade.

Saturday, September 13th 2014

Thanks for you help, you always show me how be to make things better!

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Thanks teacher, all was clear as a glass

Monday, September 22nd 2014

thanks a lot

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Thnx very much :)

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank you very much engvid to give us this website

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

very nice
jade

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

so good

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Jade, thank you for helping us. ;)

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Many thanks Jade

Friday, October 10th 2014

this is hard for me ;( im confused about past countinous .

Monday, October 13th 2014

    The past continuous has very distinctive uses. 1) We use it to describe a long past activity with another action – the past simple- interrupting it “We were having lunch when we heard the news” “I was working in a bar when I met my future wife”. Not important but a good rule to follow – use ‘when’ with the past simple clause and ‘while’ with the past continuous: We heard the news while we were having lunch” While I was working in a bar I met my wife” . Be careful not to use it without the when – “Last Saturday I was shopping” – to the English this sounds like a start of a story and they will wait for the ‘when…’! Better to say ‘Last Saturday I went shopping” 2) to ask what a person was doing at a specific time in the past “Where were you last night at 8.00?” The past simple ‘What did you do at 8,00 last night” is IMPOSSIBLE to use here! 3) We use it for background information in a story – “it was raining”.

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

it was very useful for me. thanks…

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

I got 7/9. I confuse tense :'( :'( :'(

Saturday, October 18th 2014

PLEASE remove this lesson as it is almost 100% totally wrong! 1) “I have got..” is NOT present perfect, it is present simple and the ‘got’ is not even a verb in this case! 2) ‘…have been talking ‘pres perfect cont the ‘been’ is not an auxiliary, it is the past participle of ‘be’ . As far as I know you NEVER have two auxiliaries together. 3) The word following a modal is always the important verb? Dangerous rule! see: ‘I could never understand’ – never is not a verb! 4) when translating the main verb is more important than the auxiliary – erm- then ‘ can swim, can’t swim, should swim, have to swim, maybe swimming, might be swimming’ etc all translate the same? NO WAY! The modal has totally modified the verbs meaning! This lesson is total rubbish and very confusing and should have been checked before going online – remove, please!!!!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

More on why there are NOT two auxiliaries for one verb. To make an object question we use a question word, auxiliary, subject, verb phrase e.g.: Where do you live? When did you see Peter? What are you doing? To follow Jade’s confusing calling ‘have been’ as two auxiliaries we would have to say ‘What have been you doing?’ So to make the present continuous we use the verb to be as the auxiliary plus the present participle ‘I am doing’ to make the present perfect continuous we use Have as the auxiliary plus past participle of be (been)plus present particle. also what about frequency and other adverbs? these go before the main verb/verb phrase ‘I always eat’ I am always eating…’ I have always eaten’ ‘I have never been to..’ this would not be the case if we follow the rules presented here. ‘I have often been out walking and seen.. would be ‘I have been out often walking and seen…’ Please do not confuse learners! At the end of the video it was stated the main verb follows the modal and the example, was I think, ‘should have given’ yet Jade had just spent 10 minutes explaining ‘have’ was an auxiliary. Very confusing for all – including herself as she looked baffled and quickly moved on. Please remove for all concerned!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

nice

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Tnx… Very nice class.

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Great……..Great…….thx

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

I see nobody takes any notice that THIS LESSON IS VERY BAD and should NOT be online. Another error: Jade says that ‘Be’ is a linking verb and not very important and not worth translating — maybe in some languages but there are many more where it translates perfectly, oh, and Jade, we use it for state and location. Then later this ‘not important’ verb is now, with Will, the important verb. Huh?? Confused??? Oh and I think it is wrong to call ‘Will’ the future tense – English doesn’t really have such an animal and uses just about everything! Will can also be used as a present tense habit ‘Every evening I’ll feed the cat before myself’.

I am using this video to teach teachers how not to teach and as such it gives ENGVID a bad name. Can’t trust my students to go to the site when you have total rubbish like this on it. AVOID!!!

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

    I agree with you

    Sunday, May 3rd 2015

    Do you give a lessons English ? Please inform me .

    Sunday, May 3rd 2015

Thankyou for ur helpful lesson. Btw I found in my english book this statement. ” She has been married for twenty years”. Why it used “has been” for present perfect? You told in video if “has been/have been uses for present perfect continous. So it makes me confuse. I really appreciate if you reply my comment. Thx before:)

Friday, October 31st 2014

    It’s the passive voice. She has been married and she is still married now.

    Wednesday, March 9th 2016

very good

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Very useful for me, thank ya.

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Sorry, does any one got the meaning of” i got 9 out of 9?”

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Thank u Jade i have got 9/9

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Thanks jade it’s great.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Thanks a lot of

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

thank you krub

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Hello Jade , thanks for your help .

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

thanxx jade for helping me to learn

Friday, November 21st 2014

Thanks to engvid for appointing two British teachers benjamin and jade…british accent is different when they sound from other teachers…finding a main verb is not an easy task..since I learnt these grammer rules earlier.i can able to identity the main verb…
The problem with students the perfect tense has past participle…as jade said had comes as past particle in main verb as well as aux verb before main verb …go went gone (past participle)..have had had(pastparticiple) students do mistake as hadden as past participle.come came come (past participle)..most of students confused with the verb which used in simple past and they are using past perfect…learning
Tense and past participle really helped me identifying main verb…

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

i am new student in your marvellous website with kind and marvellous teachers.thanks for all .

Thursday, December 4th 2014

I would be proud to say this course and quiz is easy for me, although I didn’t get 100.
:P

Monday, December 8th 2014

Thank you for these video Jade, they are very helpful but it’s very difficult to follow you because you speak very very fast !!!!
Many thanks.

Thursday, December 11th 2014

thank you very much. you speak very fast and it is very useful for improving listening.

Saturday, December 13th 2014

Hello Jade
really i want thank you so much as your lessons helping me to improve my self day after day.
really thanks so much for your pure English

God Bless You

Saturday, December 13th 2014

thank you.

Thursday, December 18th 2014

Thank you

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thank you Jade.
Perfect score.

Friday, January 9th 2015

So, Jade, when BE has its full meaning, it’s not an auxiliary verb. “I am a doctor.”

When Be helps to make tense of verb like:
“Joe is working at the moment” then it becomes an auxiliary verb. Is this what you wanted to say?

Sunday, January 18th 2015

thank you so much.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

jade thanks

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thanks dear Jade your nice lesions are really useful I was really waiting for that explanation but one thing I would like to tell your British accent (dialects) was not that good not that clear for me

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Thanks,Jade.

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thanks

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

this the quiz result I copy for jade:
100
You got 9 correct out of 9

Friday, February 13th 2015

I got 100! Thank you, Jade.

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Good lesson, as usual!
I have listened this webside for one month and I have found excellents lessons thant help me to review some rules grammar that I have forgotten.
Thank you teachers!
Regards

Monday, February 16th 2015

6 out of 9 :( what a shame

Monday, March 2nd 2015

9/9 thank you very much.it’s a helpful lesson.

Monday, March 16th 2015

(IMAGINE, I’M MAKING THE BRITISH ACCENT)
WHAT AN ACCENT YOU HAVE THERE. IT WAS A NICE LESSON YOU HAD THERE. I’VE LEARNED SO MUCH, THANKS FOR THE TIPS. HOW I WISH I WOULD BE A BETTER ENGLISH SPEAKER LIKE YOU ALL DO. SO, THATS WHY I NEED TO STUDY, AND WATCH MORE ALL OF YOUR VIDEOS HERE IN ENGVID. :) OH I GOT 8/9 I THOUGHT I PERFECTED IT. GUESS, I NEED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT ALL OF THIS.

Friday, March 27th 2015

Score 56%, It’s really bad for me. :(, I will go to watch the video again, then I should be make the Quiz again.

Thank you.

Friday, March 27th 2015

    No, yo creo que no.
    1. 56% está por encima de la media.
    2. I think that your problem is related to tenses+auxiliary.
    In short:
    1. You must watch the video again. ( Or: You should watch…)
    2. Then you should learn all the present, past, perfect and continuous tenses.
    3. You should make/do the Quiz again. ( Why ‘should be’).
    Un saludo desde España. No me malinterpretes, sólo quiero ayudar con un consejo.

    Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Thanks dear Jade

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Thanks got 89%.

Sunday, April 12th 2015

thanks dear jade

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

It is hard to me …I will try again

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Great lesson Gade,

Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Nice to meet you all

Monday, April 27th 2015

That was a good way to learning these helper verbs. Thank you Jade, I’m from Brasil

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Thank you for your lesson and reassuring me of my comprehension of auxiliary verbs.

Monday, May 11th 2015

ok i got 5 out of 9 :(

Friday, May 22nd 2015

this is very difficult .:(

Sunday, May 31st 2015

Teacher Jade I would like to thank you so much,Auxilary verb is very important for me. my Quiz result is 9/9 English is very important language to speak and write. so long.

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thank you

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Thanks ^_^

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

9/9, Entrancing video.
Thank you

Friday, June 26th 2015

hi
thanks

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

hi thank you teacher jade

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

i got 9 out of 9

Friday, July 10th 2015

thanks!

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Got 100 on this one.
Thank you, Jade!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

I got 100
Thank you.

Friday, August 21st 2015

Thank you Jade.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Thank you for your video. :)

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Ma’am could you please tell me, which one is correct?
“Who did you meet?”
or
“Whom did you meet?”

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Who did you meet
    if you were to use Whom
    it should have been
    whom have you met

    Saturday, September 12th 2015

Hello teacher
What is subjunctive?
give me a lesson on it, please

Sunday, September 6th 2015

I’m like too sorry but
Uh, how do I say it.
Kay! , don’t take it bad, but you sound like Harley Quinn from the Batman Series.
I’m so sorry couldn’t resist anymore ..
Are you adroit or something at speaking like that.? :D

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Thanks

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

I am perfect on this grammar.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Tank you.

Friday, October 30th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 9! Thanks a lot Jade!

Friday, November 20th 2015

Hi Jade. Very interesting your lesson, but ” I´ve got a car”, isn´t Present Perfect, is Simple Present. Please correct your example.
Thanks.

Friday, November 20th 2015

Thanks

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thx jade! i got 8 of 9

Thursday, November 26th 2015

9/9

Thursday, November 26th 2015

100/100 :grammar quiz,I’m so releaved

Friday, December 4th 2015

Hi. simple but useful .Thanks.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I’ve got 9 correct out of 9!! *0*

Monday, January 25th 2016

thank you

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Thank you Jade.

Saturday, February 13th 2016

Thank you !!!

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

Thanks a lot Jade.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

thanks alot, you look like Olivia Roxx on American Idol

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Hey Jade Thank You for a lession

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

9 out of 9 Perfect One step closer

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Thanks for the lesson mam, i got 4 correct out of 9, not bad for me :D

Thursday, June 16th 2016

Thanks a lot Jade. I like your lessons. I learned new things with you.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

Please my beautiful Thatcher teach me all tenses by send file to all tenses to my email 1yamn.bittar@gmail.com and last i have watched all videos on your chanel on youtube

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you Jade ;)

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thank you

Monday, August 22nd 2016

hi! I´ve been watching your videos and they´re very useful, they´re so easy to understand :D great work!

Sunday, September 11th 2016

Thank you Ms Jade. I’m a little puzzled though. In the last sentence of the exercise which states “I have had enough chocolates. ” what will be our main and auxiliary verb?? Thanks anyway great lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

I have watched your video, and that so easy to understand

Sunday, September 25th 2016

I realized 100% thanks Jade

Monday, November 21st 2016
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