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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.
How would you introduce your parents to someone new?

If one apple is far away from you, you say...

If an apple is close to you, you say...

Which sentence is incorrect?

Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct?


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285 Comments on “Basic English Grammar – THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE”


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New effects. Nice.

Tuesday, March 9th 2010

    Thanks! Soon we will have engVid 3D!

    Tuesday, March 9th 2010

    Thank’s for guiding me in my test…

    Thursday, August 30th 2012

    Thanks I enjoy the quiz..

    Thursday, August 30th 2012

Alex, could you please make a lesson about difference between JOB and WORK. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 9th 2010

Hi Alex, Good job

Tuesday, March 9th 2010

thanks a lot Alex!!! god bless you

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

tnx, very interesting.

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

    INteresting…

    Sunday, May 23rd 2010

Thank you Alex! Goodluck!

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

Thanks Alex for this easy lesson.

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

thanx so much ,very intresting lesson

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

Thenks!

Thursday, March 11th 2010

thanks for all the help us

Thursday, March 11th 2010

thank you for THIS lesson! =)

Thursday, March 11th 2010

thank for your lecture.

Alex makes me happy in english.

Thursday, March 11th 2010

thkx for this good job go on we wait the new thkx again

Thursday, March 11th 2010

alex i really interest this leason and i like the way teach

Saturday, March 13th 2010

alex im still confusin this words •This apple.
•That apple.
•These apples.
•Those apples

Saturday, March 13th 2010

    Hi,

    This and that are singular
    These and those are plural

    This can be used when you are near by persons or something.

    Example for this: You and your friend are sitting together and referring/looking some picture/photo and you are saying to your friend “see this picture is very nice”

    These can be used when you are near/very close by persons or something but it should be plural manner.

    Example for these: You and your friend are sitting together and referring/looking some pictures’/photos’ and you are saying to your friend “see these pictures’ are very nice”

    Now I’m giving an explanation about “that”

    Please read this scenario carefully:

    That can be used when something is far or you are ignoring something.

    Example for something far “That”:

    Just make an assumption you are walking on street with your girl friend and you are saying “see that rose is awesome”

    Example for something far “Those”:

    Just make an assumption you are walking on street with your girl friend and you are saying “see those roses’ are awesome”

    Note: When you are combing more than one rose you should say “those” and if it is only one rose then you should say “that”.

    Example for ignoring something “That”:

    If anyone giving chocolate to you for his/her birthday and you are saying I don’t want this “5 star” chocolate and I want that Diary milk chocolate.

    Hope you are perfect with these examples!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith(India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

      very good.
      This and That are use to indicate singular
      -this:use when item or person is close by or in your hands.
      -that:when is away from you.
      These and Those are use to indicate plural;
      -these:items or peoples are close to you.
      -those:items or peoples are away from you.

      -these

      Saturday, January 19th 2013

      that are great examplos i do know if i wrote is correct to you because i am learning english together that website thanks for the tips.

      Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Very very good lesson
Thanks

Saturday, March 13th 2010

hi,thanks for all your help.

Sunday, March 14th 2010

Thank you very much Alex !! you did a very good job..could you please make a lesson on would have, could have and should have..

Sunday, March 14th 2010

thanx Alex…

Sunday, March 14th 2010

    meraba, bu videoları nasıl izleyebiliriz bende açılmıyo videoyu göstermiyo yardımcı olabilir misin?

    Sunday, March 21st 2010

hiiiiiiii alex u r amazing……..
u r gr8 teacher,its really help for me…
thankx a lot..

Monday, March 15th 2010

thanks for this session

Monday, March 15th 2010

Good Day sir,
I m sorry. I haven’t rated this one cause i didn’t watch it. I am just collecting all the videos so i can i watch it later. sir i have one request can you pls upload video or mail me…..how to use “has/have been, would, could, can, has, have, do, does, did…in sentence coz sometime i really get confused when to use what depending on the situation. It will be of great help….Thanking you in anticipation.

Monday, March 15th 2010

    good day sir
    i am deaf and mute . so i can i watch it later. sir i have one request can you pls upload video of mail me. how to use has /have, been ,would , could , do, does, did , this,that,these,those. it will be of great help .. thanking u very

    Thursday, February 2nd 2012

thank you very much,Alex

Monday, March 15th 2010

i get it all those things…
thanx Alex…..

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

Hi Alex! Thanks for the lesson ;-)
May I ask you something?
How is right to say with the noun “days
like for example if I wanna say: I’ve been working hard these days
Is it right?
and another example the sentence “these couple days” – Does it sound wrong and english speakers don’t say like this?

Thanks ;-)

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

Thanx, alex, uor movies are very usefull =)

Wednesday, March 17th 2010

first of all , i want to thank you Alex for another great lesson . all right .
i’ve got a question for you .. why shouldn’t i say those boys are wearing a red hat??

Wednesday, March 17th 2010

    Hi,

    Absolutely fine and please go-ahead!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith(India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

Thank you so much for this lesson,
i get it every thing, It was useful lesson,Just keep it up .

i wish the best for you

Friday, March 19th 2010

Thank you sit this example is very helpful.

Friday, March 19th 2010

you are really great alex
pls continue like many classes

Monday, March 22nd 2010

Thank you so much!
It’s Great

Monday, March 22nd 2010

thank you for sharing it with us

Friday, March 26th 2010

Thank you so much…
This mv really helpful for my writing…

Saturday, March 27th 2010

alex,
you did your great job, it is very useful to me
Venky – India

Saturday, March 27th 2010

Thanks Alex about everything it is very good lessons

Monday, March 29th 2010

I am struggling with the five “w”s I would really like it if I had a lesson on it.

Monday, March 29th 2010

thanks Iam v. happy to hear u but where is Alain bye

Wednesday, March 31st 2010

hello , first of all I want to say hi to everyone here , because I’ am a new user here, and i want to thanks all teachers that did their best to teach people free on the internet..and for teh lessons it’s very important for somone who wants learn english fluently..finally i want to say that, i am going to pass my Toefl paper based next month and i need to comunicat with people who are interesting on toefl…good luck see you freinds

Wednesday, March 31st 2010

This lesson is very fine to me. Thanks.

Thursday, April 1st 2010

thanks

Thursday, April 1st 2010

wow! very very good

Friday, April 2nd 2010

Hello Alex! Your lessons are easy to learn, you are a very good teacher. Thank you.

Saturday, April 3rd 2010

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii dear vry nice…………………………………. i like thaz engvid

Sunday, April 4th 2010

Hi Alex, thanks so much

Sunday, April 4th 2010

Respect the maximum.
Your are capable to explain my 4 important words in 5 min.
My lousy school teacher needed more than 2 years.

Thank you a lot!

Greetings fom
Thomas from Germany

Monday, April 5th 2010

thkz a lot alex

Wednesday, April 7th 2010

nice and Thanks

Sunday, April 18th 2010

Deep thnx for Alex

Tuesday, April 20th 2010

thanks……..

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

Thanks alex.

Saturday, April 24th 2010

Thanks

Wednesday, April 28th 2010

I am Naveed Khattak from Pakistan
I thanks a lot to the whole eng vid teams

Wednesday, April 28th 2010

Thanks Alex

Friday, April 30th 2010

Thx :) Kisses from Poland :)

Friday, April 30th 2010

thanks Alex
very nice, very simple, really you are the best teacher i listen to.

Saturday, May 1st 2010

very thank full

Monday, May 3rd 2010

thanks…..

Monday, May 3rd 2010

Alex, it’s one of greatest classes that I ever seen, and I use to really confused with using those and ( this / these) but now it’s crystal clear, so Thanks again Alex, God bless u..

Wednesday, May 5th 2010

thanks.

Friday, May 14th 2010

very good. thanks Alex.

Wednesday, May 19th 2010

thank you very mush

Friday, May 21st 2010

cool! thanks for this video, i like the way you teach and the way you speak. your accent is easy to understand

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

nice …

Friday, June 4th 2010

pl.give instruction me.how to listen your lessen

Friday, June 11th 2010

    Hi,

    Please focus your attention at him, remove fearness/Scareness and create confidence on you like you can do anything.

    I wanted to say one important thought to entire readers and especially for you.

    When you are something nervous or unconfidence please read below mentioned note:

    Scareness is the greatest weakness of success for human being so remove your fearness from your life and
    Create confidence on you like anything you can do it without objecting – Mohammed Shahith (India)

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith(India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

Really…these video is very helpful to improve good english…From India

Saturday, June 12th 2010

This is my f***ing comment jejeje… Many thanks for this lesson. also thank you for those lesson that you gave me.

Wednesday, June 16th 2010

thnx Alex

Saturday, June 19th 2010

Very good!

Saturday, June 19th 2010

Thanks, Alex.
from Mongolia.

Monday, June 28th 2010

thanx alot alex
from jordan

Wednesday, June 30th 2010

Thanks Alex . nice lesson

Sunday, July 4th 2010

Thanks Alex. too good.

Saturday, July 10th 2010

Alex you are better than others teachers because
you speak slowly.Thanks a lot!

Monday, July 12th 2010

Thanks Alex for good lecture

Tuesday, July 13th 2010

Thanks a lot guys you are amazing , I am planning to give my IELTS possibly next month , aiming at 7 in all modules , your teaching will really help me to achieve that.

Thursday, July 15th 2010

hi, alex thnx for good job.

Friday, July 16th 2010

good job, your video can help improving my english course. thank you, alex

Friday, July 23rd 2010

thank you very much,it was very helpuful,you are a good and nice teacher :)

Monday, August 2nd 2010

hi,sir nice your program

Wednesday, August 4th 2010

thanks!

Thursday, August 5th 2010

when i am watching program on tv and want to talk about someone in the program can i use this

Friday, August 13th 2010

hi Mr alex
how to answer this question
A: i`lost my books.
B: were did you lost (these/those) books

Sunday, August 15th 2010

This teacher( Alex) is very very good.
Thanks so much!

Tuesday, August 17th 2010

Good!

Wednesday, August 18th 2010

Hey Alex! Greetings from Germany!
First of all I wanted to mention that your explanation is just great! I always understand everything you say! But I’ve still a question about these, those, this and that. I talked to my friend from the US recently and we were talking on the phone ( if that matters ) about some topics and themes.
What shall I use in this case? ” Yeah I love this topic we are talking about right now ” ?
Or “that”? I mean.. a topic can’t be close to me or far away from me so I’m really confused about that. There are many words like that. Another one is “situation”. ” I don’t like “this?” situation ” ” I didn’t like “this?” situation “? I mean, the situation happened, but still, its neither close to me nor far away
Thank your alot for your help and your lessons!
I appreciate that alot!!

Thursday, August 19th 2010

    Hi,
    With respect to phone conversation you and your friend are for away so better you can say Yeah, I love “that” topic because its too tragedy

    Please let me know if you have any question!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith (India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

I’m liking this website. I am new here, thank you. I would like to learn more.

Friday, August 20th 2010

very good lesson

thanks
engvid.com

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

THAT was a good lesson.

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Hi Alex, thanks for the video. I have a question about how to use “his, her, its, their, our and mine”, I know how to use most of them but for example when you say “That person was with his/her/its?? dog? when you don’t specify a gender, how do you know which of these 3 options you have to use? the same case happens when you use “anyone/someone/everybody/etc… Thank you!

Tuesday, September 14th 2010

Alex,couid you please make a lesson about parts of speech…

Thursday, September 16th 2010

Good lesson but I would like to see my teacher in Avatar version.

Monday, September 20th 2010

    SOON!

    Sunday, January 9th 2011

thank’s sir

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

This is what i need .Thanks alot

Thursday, September 30th 2010

It’s very useful

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

thx alot alex u r sooooooooo flexable

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

thanks a lot is very interesting

Monday, October 25th 2010

Thank you
keep in touch
abdolfatah85@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 28th 2010

best way

Friday, October 29th 2010

thanks so much Alex , I am beginning i try the test i got score: 83.33 :)

Sunday, November 14th 2010

thanks teacher^^

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Excellent

Monday, November 22nd 2010

it is nice thank u very much

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

Nice lesson, thank u very much

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

thanks.. i took this lesson in my school today

Wednesday, November 24th 2010

one mystake. I likely cannot read:) – incorrect no correct :)

EngVid dot com is pretty good engine for practising of skills:)

Saturday, November 27th 2010

    or single mystake, the only mistake? Alex, which of these posibilities is a better?

    Saturday, November 27th 2010

      omg mistake in word mistake :D.. so just “mistake” :-))

      Saturday, November 27th 2010

really it’s easy,and nice. Thank very much alexs

Monday, November 29th 2010

Thank you

Monday, November 29th 2010

i like this

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

i have got 5 out 6.

Wednesday, December 8th 2010

is this correct?(one of these days)

Friday, December 10th 2010

Very easy. I liked!
Nice video.

Friday, December 10th 2010

Thanks alot Mr.Alex…nice video

Saturday, December 11th 2010

I can’t understanding.Why the sentence: (These sunglasses are great!)is incorrect.(That boys is wearing a red hat.) is correct.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

    Hi Angela,

    You are right. The sentence “These sunglasses are great” is correct, and “That boys is wearing a red hat” is incorrect. Does the quiz say something different?

    Sunday, January 9th 2011

      Hi teacher can you tell me that where we can use “IT” because you said that this is used for near,and that is used for far. Reply me please

      Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Sorry.I know where I went wrong.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

Hi sir
First I like to say:Tashidelek!!! in my native langauge it’s mean’s greating. thank you very much!!! From Tibetan.

Tuesday, December 21st 2010

Thanks!!…..it can help me to improved my english..

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

hi alex thanks

Thursday, January 6th 2011

thanks

Sunday, January 9th 2011

Alex, you are a very good teacher. Your lesson is clear for me.I would to say thanks you. Best wish for you!

Monday, January 17th 2011

thanks so much Alex! this was very helpful.

Monday, January 17th 2011

simply great Mr.Alex

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

how can improved loeran english thakis

Friday, January 21st 2011

hi Alex, you are a wonderful, you always did a good job. I appreciat it,Good bless you.

Friday, January 21st 2011

    sorry, I made mistake, God bless you

    Friday, January 21st 2011

haha so good (?) zz

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

thank you .. :)

Monday, January 24th 2011

can u plz tell me how i can undrestant the last quation
thanks

Sunday, January 30th 2011

really very very useful…..

thanks…..

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

thank you very much!
this lesson is very helpful to me!
thank you again

Wednesday, February 9th 2011

Really useful lesson ,thanks

God bless you

Friday, February 11th 2011

this video is very nice thx ..

Monday, February 14th 2011

could u help me?The goverment wants to…a new scheme to encourage people to start their own businesses.Which one i can put? Hand out, find out, try out or pass by.

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

thank you alex

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

nice,very great..thanks

Saturday, February 19th 2011

interesting….but your audio is mute i hear nothing..

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

i love to learn english because it is useful in communicating different people all over the world…thank your for making it…

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

It really helps.Thanks a lot!

Thursday, February 24th 2011

It really helps. Thanks a lot!

Thursday, February 24th 2011

Thanks Alex for the demo on this, that, etc. I am taking a grammar exam this Wed to complete my Tefl Certificate. Having left school age 14 & I’m now 53 I’m really struggling to understand, but working hard at it. Right now I’m studying past exam questions & trying to answer them. I am doing error corrections right now, I must write the sentence in the correct form & explain the rule I would describe to the student. The latter part of the question is giving me the most trouble. Can you please help me to understand how to explain the rules simply. I am in Granada right now, the students I’ve been practicing with are spanish. I firstly need to understand these rules or how can I possibly help speakers of another language to understand. Thats really difficult in a 4 week programme.
The immediate question is:
1. This box contains less oranges than that one.
2.The new book is gooder than the previous one.
3.The eggs are adding to the cake mixture.
4.If I were rich, I will buy a swimming pool.
Alex I have tried to correct 2 previous sentences & spent hours doing so. I dont think they are entirely correct but if I continue this way it will be next Wed. before I finish this sample paper. Would you please help me somewhat get a handle on the rules for the above 4 so that I can then go ahead & try to correct & explain rules for the next 6 questions myself. Many thanks. Hope I hear from you. I will be really appreciative of any help. Sandy (FRom Dublin Ireland)Go raibh maith agat.

Sunday, March 6th 2011

i think you should put more questions in quizes :)

Sunday, March 6th 2011

thanks , u teach really nice

Monday, March 21st 2011

thanks

Monday, March 21st 2011

thanks alex for learn about the grammer:-

Thursday, March 24th 2011

It’s very helpful and a very good thing that you guys do for helping me in english.

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Finally I understood these pronouns. Thank you, Alex. This site helps lots of people in the world to learn English in a easy and simple way. You and the EngVid team are doing an important social and educational work. Congratulations!!

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Great job, Alex. Best regards from Uruguay.

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

thats cool. thanks

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

Thank you, Alex. I wish to learn more! More power to Engvid :)

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

goog job

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

thank u Alex.

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Thank u very much
That all teachers of the world can not match with you & the others .. You are the best.

Thursday, April 28th 2011

oh !!and you wrote That boy is wearing a red hat. wrong you wrote it with S (boys)check it out

Thursday, April 28th 2011

Why we wrote (S) if it right??????

Thursday, April 28th 2011

    Hi,

    Mr Alex is right but he forgot to mention apostrophe before s and please see my comments in below column. Hope this might help you!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith .KH

    Monday, January 9th 2012

Dear Teacher
When I do the quiz I chose the second sentence as correct one but when I checked the answers it was wrong and third one is the correct , but it is not the same while boy have s in the end!!While “this” is for single!! Can you please explain that to me?
Which sentence is incorrect?
These sunglasses are great!
This movie is boring.
That boys is wearing a red hat.
Those pants look good on you.
We must say “That boy,” because “that” is for single objects that are far away from us.

Monday, May 2nd 2011

    Hi,

    You can say that boy but you can’t say that boys.

    For more details please refer my note on comment sections.

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith (India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

THIS VIDEO is very GOOD….ALex … Thanks.

Monday, May 9th 2011

thanks a lot. I am confusing between these and there. What’s the different between them ???Thanks!

Friday, May 13th 2011

hello alex! you are a very good teacher. thanks a lot. may i ask why i can’t use the quiz? everytime i click the quiz box it is empty

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Hello Alex, Thank you man. Now I understand

Monday, May 23rd 2011

excelent.it explanation help me a lot can you send me simple examples for a kindergarden ???

Saturday, May 28th 2011

thank you Sir, :)

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thanks a lot!!!!

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

very nice lesson.

Saturday, June 4th 2011

Hallo Alex, why That “boys” is wearing a red hat.
Why the count noun boyS still using singular is instead of are ?

Saturday, June 11th 2011

nice!!

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

I have result – 100 out of 100.

Friday, June 17th 2011

This explanation is fine for with a knowledge of English; but I teach this to students with very little knowledge of English.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Hi! Alex.
Thank You.
(Those Boys are Wearing Red Hat) is correct!

Monday, June 27th 2011

    Hi,

    Yes, absolutely!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Mohammed Shahith (India)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

you are a good instructor nd u have a smile face .. nice work nd thanks for all your hard work and dedication .. Hope To give us more lessons about grammer rules

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

hi alex sir you are really good

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

hi alex thanks good job

Monday, July 4th 2011

well done Mr Alex

Thursday, July 7th 2011

hi alex you are’s way of teaching is simple and intresting

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Thank you! :))

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

thankyou i want teach us when use the in spaking for example i go to the par ? but what is wrong when itell i go to the london? thanks

Monday, July 25th 2011

kindly make a lecture on would have been, did have and has had,plz plz plz plz plz plz??

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

thanks alex..

Friday, August 26th 2011

Is more easy memorize with this draw, thanks!

Monday, August 29th 2011

Thanks!! :D

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

very authentic

Thursday, October 13th 2011

you are very good thanks for u

Thursday, October 13th 2011

Hi Alex you are great,

Friday, October 21st 2011

FANTASTICO

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

Very well explained thxx

Monday, October 24th 2011

It is a Good way of teaching beginners.
Thank you

Thursday, October 27th 2011

very good alex..easly to understand..tank’s

Friday, October 28th 2011

thank u sir your method of teaching is very goo0000d

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

hi, alex.very good lesson.thanksssss…

Sunday, November 13th 2011

Good morning,I been try to learn english for 20 year, I never speak right,I never read the right way, I never improve my the way suppose be, I am so frustrate,but most my pronunciation

Friday, November 18th 2011

Soooooooootx,
What’s d part of speach of “that” plz?!
4instance that boy,Is it an adj??!

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

    It’s a pronoun or an adjective.

    Sunday, December 4th 2011

what should I write now ‘I like those/that apples best of all? which one?

Thursday, December 15th 2011

hi sadia islam we can say that apple if it is ( single and far away from us ) and we say this apple if it is ( single and close to us )and in the plural we say ( these apples / close to us ) and (those apples / far of us ) i hope that you understand the rule , thanks

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

very good……..!!!!!!

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

thank you very much sir
I’m beginning to learn English new

Saturday, December 24th 2011

Hi Readers,

The quiz # 4 answer is incorrect because no apostrophe between boys example “boy’s”. If you want to bring this answer in right way you should write or say “That boy’s is wearing a red hat”.

Note: when you use the term boys, Womans and Childs it always express plural term only and if you wanted to say something in singular manner please place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Note: Use the apostrophe to show possession whenever it’s required.

Warm regards,
Mohammed Shahith (India)

Monday, January 9th 2012

thank you very much

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

Avatar version.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

i got 100 out of 100

Monday, January 16th 2012

Hello Alex, Cauld you please explain me the uses of it and this (or that). I am always confusing between it and this (or that)

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

nice lesson i learned a lot from you! thank you very much alex! you’r great teacher, but why is it my score is only 83.33 i got only one mistake right? anyway that only a joke! hehehe…..

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Hello,Mr alex you are so great ane i suggesion to yau that should teaching tha advance english. Thanks

Saturday, February 4th 2012

;LOVE U SIR..,,

Saturday, February 4th 2012

thanks mr alwx

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thanks mr. Alex… You are very good teacher… I liked ”this” lesson so much.. I never forget it..

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

nice, is clear!

Friday, March 2nd 2012

Thanks Sir Alex and to the engvid team.God bless you all for helping people.

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

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Thursday, March 29th 2012

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Sunday, April 1st 2012

thanks.It realy helps.

Friday, April 6th 2012

yes it realy helps

Monday, April 16th 2012

I still don’t get it. Can someone explain which of the demonstratives (this or that) I should use in the following phrase “for this/that purpose”?

Friday, May 4th 2012

Those lessons are crazy
;LOL

Saturday, May 5th 2012

Good on you Alex.
Finally, I understood much better the difference with no confusions in the mind now.

Cheers

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

I have failed or I failed?
I think I have failed or I think I failed?

Thursday, May 10th 2012

Thanks Mr Alex, for agood job i got u well although i failed one but i got u. this is near, That is fur and these are near but plulars and also those are fur which are more than one thanks Mr Alex.

Friday, May 18th 2012

Mr Alex, am extremly sorry but PLI!!!!!!!!! help me what can i do to leane spealings, That’s my big prob. advise me what can i do? u as a english teature thanks.

Friday, May 18th 2012

Hello, it’s a basic lesson and understable, but i have a question.
what’s the diference betwen ‘this’ and ‘these’ in pronuciation?

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Thank you Alex,

It has been very clear.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

thank you Alex
Really you are great
i will watch you everyday .. Explain a very simple

Sunday, June 17th 2012

i m not getting” Those pants look good on you”is correct but “That boys is wearing a red hat” isn,t.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

thank you Alex.

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Thanks alex this is Very useful to learn english well. I got 5 out of 6 questions u’ve made. Thanks a lot. I am enjoying this lesson.

Friday, August 24th 2012

I like your site very much I also use
http://www.easypacelearning.com

Friday, September 21st 2012

thanks so much

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thanks

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Yes I did it!!!thanks alex… You’re a great teacher for me….Salamat!!

Saturday, October 20th 2012

hello, Alex. sorry for asking that but could you explain the difference between “this/that” and “it”. i can’t differentiate such sentences as “this/that is you book” and “it is you book”. thanks in advance.
p.s. sorry for my mistakes

Saturday, October 20th 2012

this is very simple way to speaking……tnqu alex

Friday, November 16th 2012

this is very simple and understandable lessons. thnx.

Friday, November 16th 2012

hi,alek i am very thankful you.before i ca,nt understand this,that words mean.how make i this words sentence? but now i quickley understand. plz more have, had, has,these words how can use.send me more vidoes.thnx again.

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Dear.
I need to download these lessons because they are really usefull

Friday, November 23rd 2012

thanks. these lessions are very nice.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Thanks for your support, guys! Keep the comments coming!

Monday, December 10th 2012

tank you mr alex good job

Thursday, December 20th 2012

Thank you Alex. This was a helpful lesson.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

he Alex! many thanks this lesson was helpful for me. leson was great. I have to tell you that for me very difficul to use would, could, and passive. can you give me some example.

have a lovely christmas and new year.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

This explanation is nice

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thank you very much! That’s exactly what I was looking for. It became clear now :)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

6/6… Thanks teacher!!!

Sunday, February 10th 2013

is it right? That boys is wearing a red hat./that – fof sing., /

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Hello Alex! I made a quiz and found a mistake there. An ex. number 4 has no right answers. All are wrong. Find out please!

Friday, March 1st 2013

Thank you very much for your lesson !

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

you could make every lessons of this way

Friday, March 15th 2013

Great lesson !!!thanks

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

thnx alex

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Thank you

Friday, June 28th 2013

I like hoe you use realia in order to introduce the concept. You´re great!

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Thanks

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Very clear, thank you

Sunday, August 25th 2013

alex i like your course

Thursday, September 12th 2013

4. Which sentence is incorrect?
These sunglasses are great!
This movie is boring.
That boys is wearing a red hat.
Those pants look good on you.
We must say “That boy,” because “that” is for single objects that are far away from us.

It should be THAT BOY or THOSE BOYS, right?

Sunday, September 15th 2013

thanks all of you teachers actually Mr. alex but i want to know what is the corect answer for number for /It should be THAT BOY or THOSE BOYS, right?

Friday, November 1st 2013

Can you please, create a video for the Slovak (Russian) people for proper pronunciation (sounds) and English intonation. I know that each culture has its own difficulties and things that they should to pay more attention than others.

Friday, January 17th 2014

thanx so much ,very intresting lesson

Sunday, March 9th 2014

Hi Alex,
thanks a lot, nice lesson
take care

Sunday, March 30th 2014

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Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks i enjoy the quiz:) You good teacher:)

Thursday, June 19th 2014

This, that, these and those are demonstrative pronouns.
This is used when you are pointing at something near that is just singular.
That is when you are pointing something far and singular.
These is when you are pointing something near and plural.
Those,far and plural.
A friend of mine gave me a link for me to learn English even further.
Here: http://global.epiclanguage.com/ .
Try it.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Thanks

Monday, June 30th 2014

Very nice

Thursday, July 10th 2014

well today i make it that exercise more one time but i dont have great success because i dont have pay attention but is good video.

Thursday, July 17th 2014

Hi Alex, please could you help me out? I don’t know how to use these or those in context of the sentence. For instance:

Sonny has many qualities worth recognizing, and the purpose of this letter is to point out two of [these/those] qualities.

There is any gramatic rule for apply in this kind of cases?

Thanks in advance

Thursday, July 24th 2014

Thank You Alex :)

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Alex, in the sentence number 4 is write: That boys is wearing a red hat. Is it correct? Because boys is plural. And it showed to me in the quiz, like correct answer.

Saturday, August 16th 2014
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