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Could you please ______________ me a glass of water when you're coming back from the kitchen?

Maybe you should _____________ some food home with you. We won't be able to finish all this food ourselves.

Before you leave home, remember to ______________your umbrella with you. It's supposed to rain all day.

Could you please _______________me some of that delicious Battenberg cake when you come back from England?

Students, before you leave class, listen up! Don't forget to _______________your assignments with you to class tomorrow, or you'll lose marks for handing them in late.

Please ____________ this chocolate cake away from me! I'm on a strict diet before my wedding, you know!


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293 Comments on “Commonly Confused Words in English – BRING or TAKE?”


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good teacher, excelent, thak you.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

    Obviously Shes Not A Good Teacher Because U Cant Spell EXCELLENT! Assholee!

    Monday, February 20th 2012

      Obviously you are not a good student because YOU can’t spell the word YOU, asshole!

      Friday, April 18th 2014

        Take it outside, guys.

        Saturday, April 19th 2014

      You have some basic mistakes in your comment. Don’t assess other person while you are not well.

      Friday, July 25th 2014

    Hi Rebecca: As we have learned about differnce between bring and take. Bring means sometning to birng to table for example and take means something take away from table. My question is that: many people in canada when they explian something they say “lets take the example of this question”? why don’t we use bring instead of use take by saying lets bring the example of this question? Please help.

    Thanks.

    Ali.

    Saturday, June 9th 2012

    thank you so much ma’am

    Tuesday, March 19th 2013

thanks a lot!

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Thanks and i want to learn about the passive voice more,so i think you will teach me about passive

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

your lesson was good but i don’t you should deliver us lessons have little time duration . the lesson was too small . is there any reason of why it was too short

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

    We record some short lessons and some longer ones because some topics can be covered quickly and other require more time. Don’t underestimate the short lessons though. Every small improvement makes a big difference in the quality of your English. All the best to you, Abbas.

    Wednesday, October 13th 2010

      you’re right /

      Saturday, March 1st 2014

      In my opinion, short lessons are better. It’s much easier for me to understand each of them one by one than in groups. Your lessons are excellent Rebecca. Now I know the difference between BRING and TAKE. I was confused though at your third question. That’s why I got 5 out of 6. If someone wants to remind me to take something that is mine, then, it should be like this “Marie please don’t forget to take your pillow with you.” I was thinking if take + your is always be engaged when constructing it into a sentence.

      Sunday, July 17th 2016

good leston thanks.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you so much for your explantion about the simple verbs “bring and take”. Really, you helped me a lot in my English skills. I have a question if you don’t mind please. What is the difference between “hear and listen”? Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

    Good question. The two words are similar and yet different. They both result in acquiring information through the sense of hearing. However, when we use the word “hear” we usually refer more to the passive, physical act of getting some information through our ears. When we use the word “listen” it means that we are actively and mentally paying attention to what our ears can hear.

    For example, in class, some students can “hear” the professor talking and talking, but their minds are elsewhere, so they may or may not remember much of what was said. Other students may be interested in what the professor is saying and may be actually listening and paying attention to what is being said.

    On a cellphone, if the line is unclear, we might ask “Can you hear me?” Here, we are referring to the physical act of hearing through the ears in this case.

    Hope this helps you. My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, October 13th 2010

      you really wonderful and creative teacher I am so happy because I enter this site coincidence and see your video
      I am lucky

      Wednesday, October 20th 2010

        And we are happy to have you join us here, Amira.

        Monday, December 13th 2010

      Thanks Rebecca. and can you please explain me these two expressions: feel free and make sure.

      Saturday, January 14th 2012

      Thank you very much Rebecca.
      You are a wonderful tutor.
      Kudos to You!!!

      Sunday, February 22nd 2015

GOOD LESSON….. THNX

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

firstly i would like to say that the listens are very useful to me :)thank you so much :)

i have a problem with answering the questins E.g. interview questions by organized way however, i can organize it well by my own language.

would you plz talk to us alil-about this issue.

thanks again

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

    Thanks for your feedback, nanotech.

    What kind of questions are you asking about — questions asked at a job interview, on the IELTS exam, or something else?

    My best to you.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Thanks Rebecca this lesson is helpful for me i will keep learn from you

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Excelent video! Thank you very much.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

thanx it’s so easy

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

good teacher…good lesson

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Thanks to all for your feedback. It helps us to know what helps you.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

thank’s that is a good and easy lesson
but very important

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

im learning a lot=)i want to learn how to use ”in” and ”on” in a sentence..sometime’s i feel im using it wrongly. help me please=) GODBLESS!

Thursday, October 14th 2010

    If you look in the English grammar section of our website, you will find lessons related to your question.

    All the best to you, Shekinah.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Thank you Rebecca. You are very good teacher. God bless you.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thank you so much!Your lessons make us better better and better!!Best Regards!

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thank you teacher. You make it clear and I get it all ^____^

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thank you Rebeca. I’m learning English and I think you are very good teacher.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Dear Rebecca
I watched a few of your wonderful lessons and I really like them,but what a shame that I can’t get to youtube as I’m in china. Would you find another website accessable for me?
your sincerely

Thursday, October 14th 2010

i am really confused about the two words ‘flaunt’ and ‘flout’ . can you please use them in two different sentences to distinguish them. and thanks for your answer . now i know that every word makes enhancement in our english language. i hope you are alright . my regards

Thursday, October 14th 2010

    Thanks for your question, Abbas.

    “To flout” means to openly disregard something such as a rule, law or common practice.

    “To flaunt” is completely different. It means to show off or display something in a flashy way.

    Examples:

    He flouted the regulations and was suspended from university.

    He flaunted his new car by driving up and down the street where his friend lives.

    Hope you caught the difference. All the best to you, Abbas.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

im havin a question to ask about.
is (ain’t) a common word for all negative sentences?
pls explain it in few sentence

Thursday, October 14th 2010

    “Ain’t” isn’t a grammatically correct word in English, although it is used frequently in a very, very informal way or as slang. So, don’t use this word in a formal, academic or business situation. It will sound and be improper.

    Just use the normal negative form of the verb to be:

    “I’m not hungry.” instead of ” I ain’t hungry.”

    “He isn’t very friendly.” instead of “He ain’t very friendly.”

    We do hear this word used often in movies or music lyrics, but always pay attention to the context before you decide who to learn English from!

    My best wishes to you, logeshwaran.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

I am very happy to understand you,you talk slowly and I can follow you easily.Thanks

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Hi Rebecca!
I’m a new user, from Brazil, of this website I would like to say thank you and for others teachers too. The lessons are great usefully for me and my friends. We are now doing a group of study using your videos to learn new skills and, after that, we discuss the class and some or other word that could be sounded unclean. We are improving our habilities to listen and our habilities in grammar english.
I always say that the most powerfull instrument to learn english is the internet and you as like all the team of teachers, are concreting this possibily to learn english just using our goodwill.

Thank you very much!

Thursday, October 14th 2010

    Thank you kindly for sharing that with me. First, I’m glad that you and your friends are so motivated to improve your English and second, I’m very happy that the lessons on our website can help you.

    My best wishes to you, Picles, and to your study buddies as well.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Thank a lot teacher.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

yeha once again “Your score: 100.00 You got 6 correct out of 6.”

thanks you for this lesson I relly love engvid.com

Thursday, October 14th 2010

I’m so glad to see this site. It really helped me a lot. But How could I find some english lesson that are not yet discussed in your vids?

Thursday, October 14th 2010

    First, check all the lessons on the website, including those by other teachers. There are also lots and lots of great English learning books available to help you improve your language skills.

    My best to you, Shiori.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Thank you very much, this lesson is important for me to understand difference between those two verbs
It is a short and comprehensive lesson. Mrs. Rebecca continue to help us through your easy and effective lessons

Friday, October 15th 2010

Thnks a lot Mrs. Rebecca. I am from Chile and I´m studying English for 5 years. You are really a good teacher. Keep on so like this. You shoud always be our teacher. Regards.

Friday, October 15th 2010

    Thank you kindly, Antonio. I would say from your comments that you have learned English very well in the last 5 years. Good for you. My best wishes to you, Antonio.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

thank you very much rebecca ..your lessons help us best and best…..

Saturday, October 16th 2010

OH!
THANK YOU R VERY MUCH, AM SO HAPPY TO FIND YOU AND THAT WILL HELP ME MUCH

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Hello Rebecca! Thanks so much for viewing me the differences between these words. Now i can improve my weaknesses when using those words n sure be more confident when talking with my native speaker.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

you are a great teacher, thank you very much.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Excellent lesson! I always confuse the two verbs because in my language there is not such a difference. I have a question. There are situation in which it is not so clear if the direction is towards or away from the speaker. Which verb have I to use? I mean is it correct to say that “I bring my backpack with me”? Or in this case is better to use another expression, to use the verb to carry?

Saturday, October 16th 2010

    Thanks for the question and feedback, moma. Usually, it is quite clear which verb to use. However, in some cases, such as in your example, you might decide to use the other word. Of course, if in doubt, you can do as your suggested and simply switch to another word completely, such as carry.

    Good for you, that you care so much about your ability to communicate effectively. My best wishes to you, moma.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

This was a good lesson. I learned a lot from you. I have a question, the question is how can I improve my speaking skills and do you offer a one-on-one lesson via skype?

Saturday, October 16th 2010

    The only way to improve your speaking skills is to use every opportunity you can to speak English! Of course, if you want not only to speak more but also to speak correctly then you need to find someone who can correct you when you make mistakes. A private teacher would be best.

    I do not offer Skype lessons online at this time, but there are many teachers who do. Thanks for your interest and my best wishes to you, Anita.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

hi,thanks a lot for these lesson i am realy enjoy &very happy to do.i want to ask one more very inported thing i can answer very esily but if i need to ask some thing like any question so i feel iam very week to make question could u help me plz any idea? any tip? to making questions hope fully u feel happy to tell me .bye

Saturday, October 16th 2010

    Nehad, you are not alone in experiencing difficulty in framing questions in English. Many, many students around the world make mistakes when asking asking questions, because you have to change the word order, add question words, and so on.

    I would suggest you get hold of a good grammar book such as Basic Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy, or any other good grammar series, and study the sections on asking questions. Practice a lot until you are able to construct questions confidently and with ease. First, try to do this in writing and then try to do it while speaking, when you have to be faster.

    My best wishes to you, Nehad.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Wow, thank you for the lessons. By the way, may I ask you, what is the difference with everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone and somebody? These words really confuse me.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

    Everyone/ everybody is used to refer to each person in a group. It is singular, but we use it to refer to all the people in a group, one at a time. These words can be used in positive sentences.

    Example: I think everyone loves ice cream. Let’s buy some for dessert.

    Anyone/ anybody is singular and is used in negative sentences and in questions.

    Example: Did anyone arrive late for the exam?
    I didn’t know anyone at the party.

    Someone/somebody is singular and is used to refer to one person, known or unknown.
    Someone ate all the cookies!
    I know someone who might be able to help you get a job.

    Hope that helps, Arman. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

U r a wonderful teacher

Sunday, October 17th 2010

Thank’s madam
This lesson is really helpfull !
God place you.

Sunday, October 17th 2010

    And God bless you too, Hasan.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

hallo. I have a question about the quiz:

Before you leave home, remember to _____take_________your umbrella with you. It’s supposed to rain all day.

Students, before you leave class, listen up! Don’t forget to _____bring__________your assignments with you to class tomorrow, or you’ll lose marks for handing them in late.

I don’t undestend these answeres, for me the right way is using “to take”…no? why?…thank you!

Sunday, October 17th 2010

    hey,Roberto i would like to help u,,actually answer for both of these lines is TAKE becoz in these lines things are going away from speaker as our teacher explained if things r coming towards speaker then we use BRING,,,onthe other hand if going away like umbrella and assingments..
    hope it helped,thanks

    Monday, October 18th 2010

      Thanks for your help, Amy. A great way to improve at anything is to try and explain what we understand to others. My best to you, Amy.

      Monday, October 18th 2010

    To understand better, remember that it also depends where you are when you say these sentences and use these words.

    If you are at home now and you are leaving home, then you need to TAKE your umbrella with you because you are going out, you are going AWAY from that place, or someone you are speaking to is going AWAY from that place.

    If you are the teacher who is in class, you are telling the students to BRING the assignments with them to the class, to BRING them towards him / her, in the direction of where the teacher is when he /she said this sentence.

    Hope this helps! My best wishes to you, Roberto.

    Monday, October 18th 2010

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, October 17th 2010

thank you very much your teacher good and your lession

Sunday, October 17th 2010

thanks a lot, i am learning with you…

Sunday, October 17th 2010

I cant thank you enough Rebecca, your videos are helping me alot and alot.this video was great,u used a smart way to make it easily understandable for us.God bles u,,,,

Monday, October 18th 2010

Thanks for your feedback and my best wishes to all of you.

Monday, October 18th 2010

this is very good my child gets it alot.

Monday, October 18th 2010

thank u very much & ur a good teacher

Monday, October 18th 2010

Hi Rebbeca, your classes are the best! Congratulations for your great job! All the best for you!

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

hi rebecca
well thanks for telling me ..i would like to ask you one more quiz ..what’s the distiguish between these ..
1) think
2) conceive
3) envisage
i know about think but not sure about conceive and envisage let me know Are these same or distinct?? Check out these sentences Are these right or wrong?
1) i was just conceiving about your.
2) what do u conceive about this ?
3) what do u envisage about this?
4) i’m envisaging about your .
i’ll very grateful to you .have a nice day..!!

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Thank you . You are a good teacher . =)

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

hi i SHAROON ZEB FROM PAKISTAN
Rebeca mam i want to share something with u now a days i m taking classes of toefl and i have completed mine reading and listening sections i felt no difficulties i these sections but now i started speaking section main problem that i facing in this section is speaking fluency and reluctance in quick answering the quick format questions.
actually in the toefl class only i m single student and outdoor there is no english speaking environment i really very worried my current situation plz tell me what can i do at that time? also give some piece of advice that help me in improving my speaking capability thanks
and one thing i has listen yours some of lesson about money saying yes or no ways of saying thanks yours method of teaching and especially your polite behaviour very good
may you live long and God bless you in all ur doing inform me as soon as possible about your answer bye bye

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

    Thanks for your message, SharoonZeb. I understand it’s difficult to improve your English when you’re in a non-English speaking environment.

    In order to improve your Speaking score, please look at some examples of good TOEFL speaking responses in TOEFL guidebooks such as Delta or Barron’s. That will help you know how to structure your answer. If you can find a good private teacher, that will help too. Also, when you practice, please try to record your answer and then listen afterwards. You may find some mistakes yourself.

    Think of the Speaking response as a mini essay in which you give an introductory sentence, a middle with reasons or examples, and a very quick concluding sentence. Don’t rush though time is short. Speak as clearly and confidently as possible, after studying and knowing what kinds of questions are usually asked.

    All the best with your exam and in the future, Sharoonzeb.

    Monday, October 25th 2010

      thanks a lot it will help me in the future thank u again

      Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

really it’s nice
I love it
and I will always listen to these lessons.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

Relly cool

Thursday, October 21st 2010

maam i want to learn english which start in basic becuse eng is most important in our life the person who knows eng get job easily

Thursday, October 21st 2010

    Yes, you are right. Knowing good English can help you get a better job in many parts of the world. My best to you, Rohit.

    Monday, October 25th 2010

Really helpful for me I will keep continue visiting this site….Thanks a lot..

Thursday, October 21st 2010

Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much for viewing me the differences between these words. Now i can improve my english my lanaguage is Urdu i am from pakistan again thankyou very much i will contiune visit in this web site for improve my english kaleem

Thursday, October 21st 2010

a great lesson. i enjoy it.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

this is greet site you can benefit greet knowledage fo english language

Friday, October 22nd 2010

tanks a lot !

Friday, October 22nd 2010

Hi Rebecca,
I have just started teaching EAL in a regular high school this year. I have no special training or background (I am an Eng. Lit teacher), and I am feeling overwhelmed. My students have all been in Canada for 3 or 4 years and their spoken English is quite good. However, these are all university bound students and their written English needs work. They have never studied in an EAL class before so they often know how to say something but they don’t know why. As a result, they can’t apply what they know to other similar situations. One of my students introduced me to engvid and I am thrilled at the resource. Thanks to all of you so much!

Friday, October 22nd 2010

    Thanks very much for your feedback. It is very encouraging. I wish you all the best with your students. You are a dedicated teacher and they are lucky to have you.

    Monday, November 1st 2010

thank you rebecca and amy, now it’s more simple!

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

Thank you!!!

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

THANK YOU FOR THAT HELPFUL LESSON, I’AM VERY FUNNY TO DISCOVER YOUR SITE;

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

students, before you leave class, listen up, don’t forget to…………your assignment with you to class tomorrow.
i am answering this question by using the word take but it is incorrect to show me, how it is incorrect can you tell me the explanation?

Sunday, October 24th 2010

    Please check the answer to Mr thapiro, below.

    My best to you, Sajna.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

in one of the answers above you explained the meaning of everybody/one, anybody/one, somebody,one…but when do we use each one of them? because in some situations i get confused when do i use the word ‘body or ‘one’ after these specific words…

Sunday, October 24th 2010

    Everybody and everyone mean exactly the same thing. It doesn’t matter which ending you use. Simple!

    My best to you, Ali.

    Monday, November 1st 2010

      Hello my name it’s Dany and i’m from romania but i live in Egypt… So i wanna say it’s so nice this engVid i can learn good with us so thanks alot Have a nice day’s to evereyone bye bye

      Friday, November 12th 2010

Hi rebecca. I am very interesting in your site but unfortunately i am deaf. I would like to more understand if you can add subtitles for hearing impaired and deaf people what i can learn more from you :) You tube has special CC for hearing impaired people but it doesnt sound right. THanks so much

Sunday, October 24th 2010

    Hi Mike. Thank you for writing. I understand your situation, but unfortunately it takes a very long time to write subtitles or transcripts for videos. Because this site is completely free, we simply cannot afford to put subtitles on the lessons at this time. I apologize and hope you understand. The CC from YouTube that you are talking about is automatic and works very poorly, from what I have seen — you are probably better off not using it for our videos.

    Friday, October 29th 2010

I really liked that class about the difference between BRING & TAKE. Thank you a lot!!!

Monday, October 25th 2010

how can i memorize vocabulary by practices or some thing

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

    Yes, by practicing a lot, as well as reading and writing and speaking and listening to a lot of English!

    Please also check the many vocabulary lessons on this website.

    My best to you, Moazzam.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

thenks very mutch i am mery

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

    and i like engvid

    Tuesday, October 26th 2010

hi i would like to have all of your videos but i don;t know how i can get all of them.by the way many thanks for creating this useful site

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

A simple lesson but it necessary to understand that, thank you!

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

What about bring me to that store? I’ve heard and read where some say . . . bring me to your house (for example) Is that correct?
Or should it be Take me to your house?

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

    It should be “Take me to your house” because you are talking about a direction that is away from you.

    All the best, cordy.

    Monday, November 1st 2010

      TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!

      lolz

      Friday, November 26th 2010

        Sorry, I am a geek.

        Friday, November 26th 2010

This is a great website. Congractulations and thank you for this lesson!!

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

I really like the way you explained the lesson.
You can do a good job.

Saturday, October 30th 2010

I wonder why we haven’t used “take” for this sentence:
“Please BRING this chocolate away from me”.
and you have used ” bring” in stade of “take”.
I hope to hear from you soon.

Saturday, October 30th 2010

    The answer to that question in the quiz IS “take”, though. I just tested it and it is working properly. –> “Please take this chocolate away from me.” is correct.

    Monday, November 1st 2010

that was great :D thanks a lot i will spend as much time as i can here to BRING more tips :D

Saturday, October 30th 2010

I love this website, thanks a lot for each lesson

Sunday, October 31st 2010

Really its very useful to me.

Monday, November 1st 2010

hi! thankz a lot..more!!!:)

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Students, before you leave class, listen up! Don’t forget to _______________your assignments with you to class tomorrow, or you’ll lose marks for handing them in late.
can u help me why u used the bring word on the gap above? did’t use the take word? can u explain? thank for your help very much

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

    The teacher and students are in the class together, right? And the teacher wants the students to bring their assignments to where they all are now, which is the classroom. So the direction is towards the class where they are now, and not in another direction away from where they are.

    That is why you need to use the word “bring” in that sentence.

    Always, bring it to me, or take it away from me.

    Hope this helps. My best wishes to you, Mr Thaipro.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Hi Rebecca, 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… for example: does anyone bring his/her/its cellphone? Thank you!

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

    In your first example, since you know who you are talking about then you would know automatically whether to use his or her. In the second example regarding the cellphone, it’s a little trickier. Theoretically, you should say to a crowd of males and females, “Did anyone bring his or her cellphone?” However, in reality, English speakers are more likely to say, “Did anyone bring their cellphone?” even though it’s not perfectly correct from a grammatical point of view.

    Good for you that you notice such details, Niko. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

thankx alot u r doing awesome ?????

Thursday, November 4th 2010

hi Engvid
Can You tell me Where is valen Because for long time she did’t upload any video.
Has she left the Engvid?
Me and my friend like her lesson Because her voice is very clear.We can understand each word.Please Make more lesson as much as prossible From Ms valen.
We miss valen Lesson.
Love Engvid.

Saturday, November 6th 2010

    She has been very busy! We all hope Valen comes back soon!

    Sunday, November 7th 2010

dear miss rabeeca,
how r u? i m very impressed ur teaching acend and engvid site.so i am very fond of english speaking,writing and much more about english.i want to learn learn english.i have many difficulties in english in vacoblary,way of communication i have some verbs very confused to me just like having,cocern,take,specially get.so plz help me in this issue.i m student of master of business of administration. and i live in pakstan.
thank’s
syed adnan aftab

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

    Thanks for your feeback, Syed. We have many lessons on this website related to vocabulary, grammar, speaking, writing, Business English, etc which I am sure can help you. Please use the “ALL LESSONS” link in the menu, or one of the “Topics” sections to find the lessons you want.

    My best wishes to you, Syed.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Hi Rebeca,
This lesson is very interesting and useful. Thank you very much for this.
I have a question which is not related to this lesson but to another aspect of using Eglish in daily conversations as well as i writing. My friends of mine have always been confusing about when to use what tenses. For other tenses they find it easy to tell the difference but for simple present they often ask me: when do we use simple present? and is that right that when we talk to each other right at the time of speaking we all sue present tense? please kindly email me if you can drop me an email with your answer or just post your answer here. Thanks alot!

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

    Hi, Duong., Please check the following lesson on the Present Simple tense:

    http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-present-simple-present-progressive/

    I believe the lesson will help to answer your questions.

    In general, the present simple tense is used to talk about general facts
    (The sun rises in the east.), to talk about routines ( I get up at 7am every day), to use stative verbs (I like ice cream, I believe in God.), and to talk about things which are more or less permanent, such as where you live or work. (I live in Toronto. I work in a bank.)

    Hope this helps you. My best to you, Duong.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Hello my name it’s Dany and i’m from romania but i live in Egypt… So i wanna say it’s so nice this engVid i can learn good with us so thanks alot Have a nice day’s to evereyone bye bye

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

I think i did’t wrote good so i wanna learn more thanks ms. Rebecca hello and you’re the best

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

    Thanks for all you feedback. The best way to improve is to use English as much as possible, and to find someone who can correct your speaking and writing.

    My best wishes to you, Danym2007.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Cool! Rebecca is a very good teacher! I loved this website. I promise that I will see every lessons. Thank so much!

Thursday, November 11th 2010

    yeah. it is really great!

    Friday, November 26th 2010

    Welcome to engVid, Joyce. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

thanks for you

Friday, November 12th 2010

Last week I got confused with these verbs.Today I know how to use each one …Ithank you

Sunday, November 14th 2010

    That’s great, Salik! My best to you.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

i appreciate the way u teache us.
its really getting very helpful for us.
kindly tell us the difference between:avenge/revenge,home/house,jail/prison,hero/actor,envisage/envision,what is the exact meaning of having??
looking for your concern

Thursday, November 18th 2010

its very intersting you are good teacher your talking is very polite i can understand easely..

Saturday, November 27th 2010

Thanks for good stuff.

I have a small confusion between conform and confirm.

Can you please explain where can we use and what is the difference

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

    To confirm means to make sure or verify something.

    For example,
    I’d like to confirm my hotel reservation, please.

    I’d like to confirm that we’re meeting on Tuesday at 3pm.

    To conform means something completely different. It means to follow the rules, to meet the expected pattern of behaviour, to comply with the standards, etc.

    We have to conform when we live in society, event though we enjoy maintaining our individuality.

    Hope this helps, Ashok. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Dear teacher Rebecca

I have some question.
Can I use the both BRING or TAKE for this sentense?
“Before you leave home, remember to ______________your umbrella with you. It’s supposed to rain all day.”

I mean the speaker to live the same place with him/her or other place. Please reply.
Thank you for your lesson.

Friday, December 3rd 2010

    Actually, “take” would be better in this example, because the person is going away from home.

    My best to you, Pao.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Hi Rebecca.
I’ve a question.
Well,what’s the difference between take,bring and fetch?
Thank you for the lesson and I’m sorry for some grammatical error.

Monday, December 6th 2010

    To fetch means to get something, or to go and get something and bring it back or to go and get something and return with it.

    For example,
    You’re too sick to go out.I’ll fetch the doctor.

    This means the speaker will go out, get the doctor and bring him/her back to the location where this conversation took place.

    All the best to you, Giovanni.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Thank you very much teacher Rebecca,it’s very good lesson and i’m understand well.I’ll hope to bring next lesson for confused words like :-
too,much and etc.
thanks.

Monday, December 6th 2010

Thank you so much! it help me a lot because i’m teaching English to Koreans.
God bless you Rebecca and to the institution.

Friday, December 10th 2010

    Wow, so nice to meet a fellow teacher. So glad we can help you, Liza. Please let me know if your Korean students would benefit from any special explanations. Please tell them about us so we can continue to record more lessons. My best wishes to you and your students, Liza.

    Monday, December 13th 2010

Thanks Rebbeca for help us. I really hope that I will can improve my english, watching this videos here. So, I have a question. What can I do to improve, in addition to watch EngVid?

Thanks a lot and take care!

Wednesday, December 15th 2010

Thanks Rebbeca for help me

Friday, December 17th 2010

Thanks Rebbeca for your wonderful lecture!

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

Thanks miss Rebbeca this is an amazing lesson.i have two questions may you please answer these what is the difference between see and watch,finish and end i am a new user of this site please tell me the difference.THANKS

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

thank you so much for your lesson

Monday, January 3rd 2011

THANKS for ur lesson rebbeca I LOve it !

Thursday, January 6th 2011

Thank you very much, it is a good lesson

thanks

Friday, January 14th 2011

Could you please also comment on the difference between “bring” and “fetch”? Both mean “in the direction to me”, but there seems to be a difference between “Bring me this book” and “Fetch me this book”.
Is it: bring = bring what you already have with you towards me vs. fetch = go get it first and then come with it to me? (i.e. the difference is in already possessing the book vs. first having to get hold of it)
Or is it: bring = polite vs. fetch = rude or condescending, like in telling a dog to fetch the ball?

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

    The difference in North American English is that “bring” is a polite request and “fetch” is more like an order. For example, we might say that the dog fetched the bone.

    Hope that helps! My best wishes to you, Emka.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

hi Rebecca Madam (mem)
thanks a lot for your such helpful videos,,,,
as much i(or we) say thanks ,it will be less ….because ur way and expressing things is marvellous…..
hope u will continue this job and making others enrich with the knowledge of English
yours faithfully

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

I can consider her as a role model

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

thank you so much Rebecca ma’am. I’m glad to say that i’ve learnt a lot. God bless you

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

Thanks Rebeca you are great.

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

You are wonderful!!!!

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

I like this teacher.I can undrestand her very well.Can she teach us more nesessary conversation.
Thank you

Friday, February 4th 2011

Any suggestion for improving my vocabulary and my writing.You are a great english teacher.

Friday, February 4th 2011

    There are so many ways to improve your vocabulary – direct and indirect. A direct way is to find a specific vocabulary improvement textbook and learn from it. Indirect ways include to pick up words through reading and listening. Keep a vocabulary notebook and / or write all the new words you learn on index cards and go through them regularly until they become old friends. Enjoy yourself and you will learn even faster. Try to make a game of it.

    There are also good writing books available that can give you great guidelines to improve your writing as well as point out common mistakes. However, I believe you really need to have your writing checked by a teacher in order to improve.

    All the best to you, Paris.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

Thank You so much Rebecca

Wednesday, February 9th 2011

Hi! I like your lessons. They are so helpful for me because on that site I can listen to it not just look at it. Excuse me if I make some mistakes but I am at the begining of my learning of English language. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

Hi I really like your lessons. they are so helpful and useful for me as a second language learner, so it is more useful than that if you put higher level in this program.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Hi Rebeca you’re a good teacher that I have seen.. your lessons is so very helpful to me., but i have one question to you what’s the deference between difficult and hard! i hope you can answer my question! thanks a lot..

Sunday, March 6th 2011

    When you use either of these words to mean that something is not easy, then you can use difficult or hard, and the meaning is exactly the same.

    The word “difficult” is a little more formal, or academic, and the word “hard” is a little more conversational….but of course, it depends who is speaking!

    Of course, if you want to say that something is not soft, then you can only use the word “hard” and not the word “difficult” because it does not mean not soft; it means not easy.

    Hope this helps. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

Thanks to all of you for your kind and useful feedback. We would really appreciate it if you can tell your friends and join us on facebook or twitter. Thank you for helping us to help you!

Friday, March 11th 2011

Hi Rebecca!
Could you please explain for me the difference between some words: trip, journey, excursion? I have many troubles when using these words.
Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

hi i am anita from pakistan i am so glad to understand difference between brind and take it is help me to improve my english sentence. in other word i am feel very lucky your lessons will help me so much. i am belong to a very small town so it is really greatest to me i wanna hug you i wish i can meet you. i will pray for you take care lots of love from your innocent student

Thursday, March 17th 2011

hello I’m new hear. Thank you for all your lesson. It helps me a lot..

Thursday, March 17th 2011

I’m still confused about these verbs, “My mother’s gonna take me out to eat tonight” I mean,there aren’t anything move towards or away from the speaker-me.So why TAKE is used ???
PS:I’d alreday known that Take is the right answer,but it’s just not clear to me .

Monday, March 21st 2011

great lessons

Monday, March 21st 2011

Hi rebeca, you are excellent in neutral accent and good at explain
Thank you

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

    I am the beginner in english, your website is very useful. can you please suggest me few good english books(grammer, novels)
    I am from India
    Thank you

    Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

Hi Maam Rebecca I am Reynaldo came from Philippines I am only a secondary graduate but I’ve always watching the Engvid.com maybe because I wanna learn English language.. I have one question to you maam if don’t mind! SINCE I AM ONLY SECONDARY GRADUATE MAAM! I HAVE A BIG CHANCE TO LEARN ENGLISH REGARDLESS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT?..

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Rebecca thanks for this lesson.

I have a doubt. Can I use the verb TAKE for talk about transport?

For example if I talk with a cabbie and talk for him:

Please take me to the most near subway station.

Please go to the most near subway station.

Doubt: is correctly use TAKE in this case?

Thanks!
Edson from Brazil – Sao Paulo

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

I’m new Student and thank you for lesson

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

please help me to improve my English.. it is difficult for me if i’m learning English..even if i learning English every day..:(

Saturday, April 9th 2011

Good lesson!
Thanks very much :)

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

I am from Santiago of Chile, and iam trying to speak or talk well english. Could you help me with the difference between Speak and Talk, thank you.

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

tat’s good

Thursday, April 14th 2011

Thank You Rebbeca.
Lily from Brazil

Saturday, April 23rd 2011

Hi Rebecca
Really you are a good teacher
Hope you will give us a good lesson about present, past perfect and progressive mode
thanks

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

nice teaching…thank you

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Thanks for your lesson “rebecca” i enjoyed that. Here i have a question to u if u do not mind. Could u explain the difference between (it is so hot and it is too hot)waiting for the reply eagerly.Thanking you

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

Thanks for the lesson…quite simple to understand!

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

Hi Rebbeca
this video tutorial is very inspiring for me as an English teacher. I need your further explanation about phrasal verbs of bring and take such as bring up and take after. Thanks

Edi from Lampung Indonesia

Thursday, May 5th 2011

Thanks Rebecca. You’re a good teacher. Lily from Brasil

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Excellent class. Small, simple and useful.

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

thank u teacher rebecca.

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

thanks teacher rebeca

Monday, June 6th 2011

Good teacher, tx for your good effor

Friday, June 10th 2011

Really mam,its amazing site.i was searching for such type of sites,finaly today i found this and now i think that my search is stopped here and practise start under your guidence.Live long mam,u r really a very good teacher.Mam,plz reply me the mistakes i have done in this para,its not to check my english but real.

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Thanks Teacher..

Monday, June 20th 2011

i like your way of teaching

Monday, June 20th 2011

Thank teacher.

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

its very good lesson,i like ur teaching is clear and easy to understand

Sunday, July 17th 2011

thanks so much!! ^^

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

Thank you teacher for your lessens

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

hi.Rebecca it,s really nice to learn with you,
you are very special,thank you a lot god bless you

Monday, August 1st 2011

Very good teacher

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Teacher. Rebecca!
I can improve my everyday English from your
lesson.
Thanks again.

Thursday, August 11th 2011

It helps me a lot , I think that in the litter thing we can learn a lot .Thanks for help me learn english each day ,you are excelllent teacher

Sunday, August 28th 2011

thanks, need some improvement :)

Saturday, September 17th 2011

thanks for lesson .i really like that system

Monday, September 19th 2011

can i get some Australian accent because i am student here

Monday, September 19th 2011

Your lesson is very good. but can you make a much more lessons about verb with different prepositons. Thank u kindly (. Heheh, i apply your lesson “8 ways to say Thank u”)

Saturday, September 24th 2011

I am just a bit confused with using this word “pins and needles”. What exactly is the meaning of this? How do we use it in a sentence especially in a daily conversation. Thanks. Your website is really useful. God bless.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Ms. Rebecca,it’ll be correct to use the word bring when you said, don’t forget to take you’re gloves with you.thank you

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Its very nice when you introduce your class saying: Hi my name is Rebeca. in my point of vew you are the best teacher on ENGVID.com

Monday, October 24th 2011

Students, before you leave class, listen up! Don’t forget to _______________your assignments with you to class tomorrow, or you’ll lose marks for handing them in late.

On the sample sentence above, why it right to say bring? not take? since the umbrella is not towards the speaker it is taken by the students..

can you please elaborate this to me.

Thanks a lot!

Friday, November 4th 2011

Only when I’m able to understand every single word from CNN, only then I’ll consider that I know english language! Until then, I neeeeed hard work!

Monday, November 7th 2011

Excelent clase thanks a lot

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Nice lesson.. Just got confused with the test item, “Before you leave home, remember to ______________your umbrella with you. It’s supposed to rain all day.” I answered “bring”, thinking that the person speaking is not in the house.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

thanks for the lessons

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Thank you

Monday, December 12th 2011

Is it correct if I say I take my son to his school on the way I go to work

Saturday, December 17th 2011

hi rebecca I am very impressed by your lecture and I have one question. I am confuissed when I use phrases like’i have got….’ and ‘I got…’.what is the difference between these.Than you in advance

Saturday, December 24th 2011

thank you teacher

Monday, December 26th 2011

you are excellent teacher. I really enjoy your lessons thank you very much.

Friday, December 30th 2011

Thanks for your lesson. and can you please explain me these two expressions: feel free and make sure

Saturday, January 14th 2012

she is amazing teacher i can learn how to speak english very fast here..thank you

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Hi Rebecca! I thought I understood the difference between these two words. But I ‘m a little confused about which word to use in the following sentence Take or bring your sister to the party. thank you.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

thanks good lesson I got 83.33

Friday, February 17th 2012

THANK U REBECCA UR AMAZING TEACHING GAVE ME 100%

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

great lesson

Sunday, March 11th 2012

nice teaching…thank you

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Could you correct 2 situations below:
1. Could you bring me back please?
Could you take me back please?
2. My colleague always makes me bring him to the offices.
My colleague always makes me bring him to the office.
Thanks beforehand!

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

2. My colleague always makes me take him to the offices.

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

thx rebecca

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

yeah and i know there are lots of similar words , thanks for helping me

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Thank you teacher

Sunday, April 29th 2012

hi, thank you.

would you please tell me the meaning of time in, time on and time off?

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

hi, teacher….thanks for this lesson…:)

Friday, May 11th 2012

Thank you Rebecca for all your axplanations.I have a small preocccupation.Could you explain in your next lesson the difference between may and might?
Thanks in advance

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

you are a good teacher!

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hi Rebecca,

I have a question and hopefully you don’t mind to answer:

if i was a waiter and i wanted to say to a customer that his/her order is already taken and i would give it to him/her minutes later, perhaps to his/her seat, do i say ” Have a seat first, I’ll take@bring@send the food for you in few minutes ” ?

So, which one is the best answer to this situation?
Your help is very much appreciated. thank you.

love,
Malaysian

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Dear Rubeca,
Hi

Please tell me the difference between agree and disagree essay and preferences essay.

how to write contrast and explanation essays

Regards
Oumed

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

please tell us the use of YET UNTIL TILL STILL

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

    How my bro. spoke above, what is the difference between Yet, Until, Still and Till?

    Friday, August 17th 2012

What is the difference between BEST and BETTER?, please.

Friday, August 17th 2012

oos

Monday, September 3rd 2012

BLESS YOU TEACHER..I DO LIKE TO FOLLOW YOUR LESSONS ALL THE TIME.

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks Rebecca ,your video is helping me alot ,it was a great.Thanks again for your time and efforts .God bless you.

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

very good lesson

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Hi Rebecca! Can you please explain the difference between “Take and “Get”? Thank you so much! Best regards.

Monday, November 5th 2012

Thank you very much.

Sunday, December 9th 2012

HI Rebecca this is very useful for me i have never known this before.thaks a lot

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Got 100% for the test.Thanks Maam Rebbeca :-)

Friday, March 8th 2013

Thank you so much mam you remove my confusion.

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

Thank you.

Friday, May 31st 2013

One more time, thanks a lot, Rebecca!

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

Thank you very much Rebecca!!! As usual you explained with easy examples.

Can you please explain about ” PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS” tense.

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Thank you very much. I am very happy to attend this lecture

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Thank you very much for this lesson!!! :) I’d like to ask you what the exactly meaning is for the word carry, and which are the differences between the words in this tutorial.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

Excellent english course!!!
I was looking a god course for a lot time and finally I finded it.
Please correct my writing

Saturday, September 28th 2013

Thanks Rebecca! just a little doubt: Is correct to say “Can I TAKE my bag with me”?(for instance, I’m in a museum and I don’t know if bags are allowed to enter), or I have to use bring? thanks

Monday, December 23rd 2013

Thank you,Rebecca. ^”^

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thank you dear mam!

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Hi Ms. Rebecca!
first, i would like to thank you for an informative lessons you are doing.. i’m learning a lot.. i’m from the philippines and i want to start my english teacher career.. luckily, i saw engvid on facebook, checked it out and i find it informative so i automatically liked it..
before entering my english lessons in university, i can say that i already learned a lot from you and from the other engvid teachers as well..
just want to extend my gratitude for this great free opportunity you offer to those who really wants to learn like me…
God bless you all the teachers in engvid and more power! :)

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Dear REBECCA,
Thanks a lot. You are so wonderful teacher with Your especial easy understanding teaching style. After listening few of Your lessons, now I can easily understand a right meanings of similar words. Before I did it rely on my intuition.
I am from Latvia (one of the Baltic States). I have a some English speaking & writing knowledge, but now I am really happy about the improvement of knowledge.
Your’s sincerely.
Linda

Friday, March 21st 2014

Hi Rebecca,
thanks a lot for your lesson.
take care

Friday, March 28th 2014

I’m new on this website, however, I had no idea how hard it can be for some students to grasp the difficulties of this beautiful English Language. For all of you learning English do not ever get discouraged, never give up, get a book, watch a movie, listen to an audio book, we now have hundreds of possibilities on the internet, this website is a very clear example of what I’m talking about, and always try to make sense of what you’re saying, we are the creators of a language, remember it took a long time for the English Language to be where it is, or should I say a miracle should have happened when some tribal people got together and spoke for the first time something similar to the English that we know today, and what would become the International Language of Communications, Science, etc. yes my friends I really admire the passion that you put on learning English, and the teacher Rebecca certainly has the ability, the time and the extra effort to answer almost all your questions, thanks Rebecca again for the good job, And I’m definitely learning a lot from you guys.

Monday, April 28th 2014

Thank you very much,Rebecca.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Yeah, this video is very interesting. Thank you for your explaining difference between these simple verbs “bring and take”. I extremly enjoy your videos.

Friday, July 25th 2014

Thank you!

Monday, October 27th 2014

Ms Rebecca,which sentence is correct?
I bring a computer to work or i take a computer to work

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

It’s fun to watch your lessons I enjoy it as I learn so many things from you. thanks, happy holidays and warm wishes.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Thanks

Friday, January 9th 2015

I got that. 10/10.
Thanks Rebecca

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Thank you. I got 100

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Step by step, I progress thanks to you.
Best regards.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

Thank You Rebeca you are very nice.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Thank you Rebecca!
Brilliant as aways!

Friday, August 28th 2015

I killed the quiz

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Rebecca, I don’t understand why the answer no. 3 and no. 5 are different. In both case the general meaning is “to take something with you”. Aren’t they ?

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Thank you so much! Its helpful🙂

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

bring me far away
or take me far away
help me, please

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot again for all your assistance, i suppose that you have already realized I have written many times a common message in the comments section. I want to give you my apologizes if this could be a problem for you. By the way, I love all your videos… You have made me to wish study more English and why not, I would like to study in order to be an English teacher.

Bye for now Rebecca!
Be well!
Greetings from Venezuela.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hi Rebecca, i don’t understand sentence number 5 in the quiz ,why the answer is “bring”? . Thanks

Friday, August 19th 2016
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