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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.
Where __________ you from?

When __________ you arrive?

How old __________ she?

Why __________ he here?

Where __________ they work?

How __________ you get here?

How often __________ you call your parents?

How old __________ he?

When __________ we leaving?

She __________ 27 years old.


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404 Comments on “English Grammar: Should you use DO or BE?”


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Sir which one is correct
Whom did you meet?
or Who did you meet??

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Whom did you meet? correct and formal way but CORRECT
    Who did you meet ? it is not correct but 99% of people say that.
    tips:
    if you do a test, you must use whom.
    In your life you can use who. love. h

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

      This is the most sensible way to look at it. Thanks for helping out.

      Friday, September 4th 2015

      Thanks Mr. Briklend. That was a pretty good example. I will remember it for the rest of my life.

      Monday, September 7th 2015

      What if I use “whom” instead of “who” in a conversation with an American or British, Will it sound good???????

      Monday, September 7th 2015

        You’ll have better luck using “whom” with a British person than you will an American or Canadian person. :) Still, even in England, people will not be upset if you say “who.”

        Thursday, September 10th 2015

          Thank you sir.

          Thursday, September 10th 2015

          Sir, can we have a grammatically correct sentence as follows,
          “I did do that”????

          Thursday, September 10th 2015

          Absolutely. You can use did, do, and does to emphasize something in the present, or to provide contrast.

          “We didn’t like the service at the restaurant, but we DID like the food.”

          “You know what? She DID say she would be here on time, so where is she?”

          Thursday, September 10th 2015

          Sorry, I typed “to emphasize something in the present,” but it could also be used to emphasize the past with “did.”

          Thursday, September 10th 2015

          Thank you very much sir.

          Friday, September 11th 2015

          And Are those sentences correct when I need to write an essay?

          Saturday, September 12th 2015

      Thank you so much , sir !! but are they the same meaning ???

      Wednesday, October 21st 2015

      Thank you Alex
      You’re my teacher and a good teaching

      Saturday, December 19th 2015

    good question.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

      Yes, It is. Thanks.

      Friday, September 4th 2015

    This is a tricky one. Informally, it makes no difference since people say both. Most will simply use “Who”. However, the correct answer is actually “Whom did you meet?” since the object – someone – is what is being asked about, and the is the part of the sentence that is receiving the action.

    I would say “The person whom I met was the head of the company.” Therefore, my question must be “Whom did you meet?”

    In the end, almost NO native English speaker will ever ask this question or even think about it. :) Most just say “who” for every situation because they don’t actually know the rules for who/whom.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

      I meant to type “and THAT is the part of the sentence” in my first paragraph. :)

      Friday, September 4th 2015

      Perfect Alex, and because anyone can see the level of the lesson, for beginners, totally understandable.

      Sunday, September 6th 2015

        For sure. Thanks for watching!

        Sunday, September 6th 2015

Thank you very much! This is very helpful lesson!finally I have understood!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Nice! I’m glad you found it easy to understand.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you, Alex :) I got 10 correct out of 10!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Great job!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you, Alex.
Teacher What may be different in these two questions?
when did you arrive?
when are we arrive?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    when are we arrive it doesn’t exist it is wrong. when are you arriving it is ok and correct

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    The first question is correct, the second question is wrong. :) You could say “When are we arriving?” but never “When are we arrive?”

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you i got 5 corect out of 10

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    That’s okay. Review the lesson and try again. :)

    Remember, you only use “do” if you want to ask about a simple action.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thanks a lot Alex for teaching this befogging concepts.Most of the time both things are used incorrectly while speaking.But now after watching this video both do and be will be used correctly by us.Thanks once again :)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re very welcome! Thanks for clicking!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you for lesson.
I got 100%

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Great job!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you Alex

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re welcome. As always, thanks for clicking. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

clear lesson and so easy to remenber: to form question with a verb-action, use do. that’s it, that’s all. Thanks Alex.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Exactly. You’re welcome!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Very good. Thank you!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re welcome! Thanks for clicking!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thanks!!
very nice :)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    No problem!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

thanks Alex, for this useful lesson

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re welcome. Thanks for watching!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

thank you Alex,
it was basic and very useful

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    The basics are sometimes the most important things.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thanks Alex, great lesson.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Thanks for the compliment, and you’re very welcome.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thanks Alex, helpful lesson

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Not a problem. Thanks for watching and for being part of the engVid community.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi everyone! I just want to say that I’m also studying German so if there’s anyone here who is from Germany and would like to help me, let me know. I’ll send you my whatsapp.
Thanks

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Great idea! I hope you find someone. :)

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Alex thanks for the class!
could you please make a class who / Whom?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    This is on my to-do list. :)

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you very much sir. This had been my confusion for a very long time. Thanks a ton.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    No problem! Thanks for watching. I’m glad you found the lesson useful.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Sir, could you please make a video discussing the differences between “Less” & “Lesser”?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Good idea. :) I will keep this in mind.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

I got 8 correct out of 10. not bad! haha.. Thanks a lot sir Alex. :)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re welcome. Nice job!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

I got 8

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Good work! Review the lesson and try again for a higher score next time!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Also, bonus points if you recognize my t-shirt!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Distant Countries (indeed Worlds). Final Fantasy. Concerts featuring musics from the game series.

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

      I didn’t know it before. It must be good.

      Thursday, September 3rd 2015

      You got it. :) I got the t-shirt at an orchestral concert for Final Fantasy, which is an RPG series. Loved the concert a lot! Here is the first album. They just put out the third edition.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ5aFvF8kc0

      Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you Mr. Alex a good explanation in this lesson, I would also like to know by the beginning of learning the English language from the point zero because my level is very weak in English and you very much once again thank you

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    I make videos for all levels. You will see more beginner lessons in the future.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you Mr. Alex lesson I would also like to advice you to start learning English because my level is very weak in terms of like learning to write in English, as well as to understand and communicate and thanks again

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Hi be-djamal. Here are my suggestions.

    1. Get a notebook or make a file folder on your computer for English learning.

    2. Watch lessons about English, read lessons about English, and do practice activities.

    3. Challenge yourself and always try to learn new vocabulary. Even 1 word per day!

    4. Put everything you learn in your notebook and review it regularly.

    5. Learn! :D

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you Alex, but I got only 9 from 10

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    “Only”? 9 is very good!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thank you!!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re very welcome. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

ok for the lesson alex

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    That’s great! :)

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thanks for you
It was very clear and simple lesson with your amazing explanation

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    That’s what I always try to do. I’m glad it was easy to understand!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

I always confused and did not understand which one should I use between Do an Be until I find this vedio. After watching the video, I still got the first question wrong because it was my habit. Now, I get it and thank you very much for amazing explanation. :)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    You’re very welcome. I’m glad it was helpful!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

excuse me ,i have two questions which is not realated to this subject , but i love to share them with you .
(thats sucks and just do it) what do them mean ? somtimes i hear these slangs and i cannot find out their meaning. i will be gratefull if you help me

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    “That sucks” is slang for “That’s bad.” You can use it in a variety of ways. For example:

    -The movie sucked.
    -This song sucks.
    -I think this vacation is going to suck.

    “Just do it” is a command that means DO IT NOW and don’t waste time. :) It’s also the slogan for Nike.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you Alex!
It’s important review the basic rules sometimes.
Much greetings by Italy :)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    For sure. Thanks for watching and commenting, Luke.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

hi teacher how are you ; first of all i would like to say: thank you so much i have learned a lot of things from you …my english difficultie : when i read an essay in english i find some hard expressions that i can’t understand even if i understand the words in its real meaning but the form is difficulte for example:”unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose of understanding how human actions and conciousness both shape and shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures” i found this expression in an essay about sociology …my problem is the first part of the expression from the begining to ”how human..” thank youu soo much

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    That’s a very academic sentence. It’s also far too long and repetitive, and I say that as someone who has a Masters degree! I would write it this way:

    “Unifying the study of these diverse subjects is sociology’s purpose: to understand how human actions and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.”

    Basically, human actions are shaped by cultural and social structures.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      so many thanks , first i thought you dont like to answer me but later i found out you must be busy .thats why people say do not judge too quickly!.and finally i got an idea its a really good idea to make a speciall part on the site to answer peoples question , it makes your site numberone not only over the world , bur also over the univers speciall for the allian who want to make contact with us !!

      Saturday, September 5th 2015

        I love science fiction, so I laughed at your final sentence. Ha. Thanks!

        I’m glad I could help.

        Saturday, September 5th 2015

          hello , what is the diffirence :
          i have been to china
          i have been in china

          Sunday, September 6th 2015

          If you just want to say you have travelled there, the correct sentence is “I have been to China.” “I have been in China” is also possible, but it literally means you have been in the country. Most students say “in” when they MEAN to say “to” in this situation.

          Sunday, September 6th 2015

          what is wrong on this sentence and why ? We were pleased to have the opportu
          nity to watch such talented dancers
          to perform
          a
          highly
          acclaimed new
          ballet

          Wednesday, September 9th 2015

          it was a test , and they say we must change the last
          option and write “carried umbrella away”.why?

          Sitting

          under an umbrella at a tiny
          table in a sidewalk cafe, Bob was
          startled

          when a gust of wind suddenly

          carried it

          away

          Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Hi Alex,

Is it grammatically correct to ask? When are we leaving? and/or When do we leave?

Thanks in advance.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Both are perfect questions. :) I’ve used both. It just depends on my mood.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thank you sir for this leason it was very simple and understood

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    That’s great to hear!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Nice! Great! Clear!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Perfect! I’m glad it was easy to understand!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thank you Alex.
I have a question ,Are the sentence correct?
Where do you come from?
Where are you from?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Both questions are common and correct. Nice job!

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

What type of tenses do we use after the word ‘would’ and what is the difference between might and may?

Friday, September 4th 2015

    “Would” is used with the 2nd and 3rd conditionals, which are not part of the simple, continuous, perfect, or perfect continuous tenses. It is also used to talk about repeated past behaviors. E.g. In high school, I would always go out on the weekend.

    Might and may are quite similar in meaning and basically mean “maybe”.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      Is this correct sir Alex?:
      “I would eat my breakfast every 7 in the morning.”
      Is ‘would’ necessary in this sentence?
      and
      “She would be bringing her homemade cookies this afternoon.”

      Sunday, September 6th 2015

        They are if you have an “if” clause that makes sense. As they are, the second sentence doesn’t really make sense, while the first one has a different past meaning.

        Sunday, September 6th 2015

thank you master alex ♥

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome, Ahmed. Thanks for watching!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hello Alex .
Thanks for this lesson . Can we used the past participle of a verb as an adjective and use be as the main verb . For example: Were you shaved and combed when she arrived ?
Or
How was he dressed up that you didn’t recognise him ?
Thanks for your answer . Bye

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Absolutely.

    For example, “I was really impressed by him.” Your examples are good too.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi Alax,
very nice and easy explanation of complex problem.
Got 10/10 on quiz .thanks for your video

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Nice job! And you’re welcome for the video. I enjoyed making it.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Good lesson, its very usual but still some time we get confused. got 100% :) thx Alex

Friday, September 4th 2015

    No problem. It takes time and regular practice. You also have to pay attention to what you’re saying.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you very much, Alex!

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome. Thank you very much for taking the time to watch the lesson.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi Sir,
Can I use:
Are you finished your work?

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Yes, absolutely. :) In this case, “finished” is a participle adjective.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      Alex must have misread your sentence. The correct sentence should be “Are you finished WITH your work?” or “Have you finished your work?”

      Sunday, September 6th 2015

Hi Mr.Alex
Thank you so much for making a great lesson.
Although Some members are in high level,all the time all of us need to get a lesson which is a beginner.
I always do a great job.
I applaud you!

Friday, September 4th 2015

    I meant that you always did a great job.Sorry for this :) I couldn’t edit this as you know.
    in additional I would like to request you to make lessons which I am talking about: However,whatever and so on,please.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      Not a bad idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

      Friday, September 4th 2015

    Thanks again for taking the time to watch the lesson, and to send a comment. I really appreciate it!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you sir. I am dying to watch that video.

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome. :) I think you meant, “I’ve been dying to watch this video.”

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      Yes, sir. Thank you for helping sir.

      Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you Alex your material online is very useful. I got 9 correct out of 10. Your explain is clear with English grammar.

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Nice job. Thanks a lot for watching the lesson, and I hope you will continue to study and improve.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thanks a lot. i got 100

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Perfect! Great job.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hello Alex,
I would love to watch your taught every day.they are very useful and helpful on the way to learn English.I will appreciate in advance.

Friday, September 4th 2015

    That would be great, but with my work schedule, it’s just not possible. I do have over 140 videos you can watch, though!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      I would definitely try to watch most of them in the future.
      All the best wishes.

      Saturday, September 5th 2015

thank you for all
I think that I learn English quickly

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Hi mereng. This is the correct way:

    “Thank you for everything.” :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

but I have a problem
I forget some vocabulary

Friday, September 4th 2015

    This is a common problem. I have the same problem with French! It just takes time and practice, practice, practice.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

I’ m from Brazil. The class very good…..bye

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Thanks again for watching, julimar.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Are you from Canadian?

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Yes, I am! However, I was born in Poland and moved here when I was seven years old.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you sir for this lesson

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thanks a lot. i got 90

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Great job! That means you’ve understood the lesson.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

You are always here for us with so great lessons,thank you Alex :)

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome. Thank you very much for watching and studying!

    Friday, September 4th 2015

thanks, Alex
I really like your lessons

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome. I will continue making lessons for a long time. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

why you didn’t approve my comment

Friday, September 4th 2015

    I don’t moderate the comments. I’m not sure what happened. It seems to be okay now. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you :):)

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Prosze. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi, Alex! Great job! It is a pleasure for me to click on your videos. Goodbye! Greetings from Brazil!

Friday, September 4th 2015

    That’s an awesome compliment to read. Thank you so much.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi Alex. I got 70%. :(( I have to more practice. Thanks for lessons. Great job!!

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Hi Joe. That’s not too bad! Review the lesson again and try the quiz again. You’ll get it. :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

it’s very useful vadio thank you

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re welcome, hamdy. Thanks for checking out the video on engVid.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi, good lessson! I got 100%! I guess that was luck!!

Friday, September 4th 2015

    While some of it was maybe luck, I’m sure you knew a lot of the answers, especially if you scored 10/10!

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you dear Alex.I live in iran and because of political resons me and a lot of people here don’t have international credit cards,I want to know how can I support engvid ,god knows how valuable is your job?

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Honestly, just clicking on our videos is enough thanks. We have a donation link on engVid as well, but if you can’t use credit cards, it makes it more difficult.

    Friday, September 4th 2015

i understood thank you Alex

Friday, September 4th 2015

    You’re very welcome! And here is the correct way to write your message:

    I understood. Thank you, Alex.

    :)

    Friday, September 4th 2015

      nn

      Saturday, September 5th 2015

I got 10! Thanks teacher Alex :)

Friday, September 4th 2015

    Nice job! Keep up the good work.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Vary good experience for me

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Thanks for watching and for taking the quiz. Keep practicing!

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you handsome teacher.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re very welcome.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Great work sir.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Thank you.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

thank you for this lesson Mrs alex

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    It’s “Mr. Alex”. :) And you’re welcome!

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thanks Alex, Great lesson, I hear video 3 time but got 7/10 point only, I still confuse DO & BE

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Not bad. Just remember:

    Do/Does/Did = only used in questions about simple ACTIONS.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

thank you the video is cool

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

thank u sir

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re welcome.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Wow I can correct it all. Thank you very much for this lesson.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re welcome. Keep studying and improving!

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thanks very useful.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Not a problem. Thanks a lot for watching.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thanks for the lesson, let me review the correct use of the verb to be and the auxiliary do

Bye

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re very welcome. That was the idea. Thanks for watching.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Hello, Alex! Nice to see you again.
How to make questions, by using be or do is piece of cake for me. But reviewing basics is very important to improve skills. So you gave me a good opportunity to look it back! Did this lesson help me? Yes it did! Am I smarter than before taking this lesson? Yes I am! I’m not even smart though, now I’m smarter, at least. Thank you for the lesson.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    If you learned something new, I’ve done my job. :)

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Please, make alesson about Participle I and II.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Good call. I’ll keep that in mind.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Hello,
Can you please explain to me the expression “to the tune of.” I’m having trouble understand it.
THank you.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    “They fined him to the tune of $2,000.”

    “to the tune of” means around or about; it usually refers to money that someone had to pay for something. It’s not extremely common, but it’s still good to know.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

thanks alot 4 this lesson :)

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    You’re welcome!

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you very much!

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Not a problem. Thanks for clicking.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you, you are a wonderful teacher

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Thank you for watching!

    Monday, September 7th 2015

HI TEACHER
IS IT CORRECT THIS SENTENCE
I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD LEND ME A POUND.
THERE IS A WOULD IN THE IF-CLOUSE.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    This sentence is grammatically correct. It’s the second conditional, and you use “would” in the “if” clause because you have to use a past simple verb in the “if” clause when using the second conditional.

    Saturday, September 5th 2015

      Dear teacher,
      Shall I consider using “would” in the”if”-clause more polite?
      If you would lend me a pound, I would be grateful?

      Sunday, September 6th 2015

        Hello,

        Correct, we use WOULD in the IF clause when we want to be more polite.
        Ex.: If you would take a seat, the doctor will see you in five minutes.

        You can find more information e.g. at the bottom of the following page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv315.shtml

        Sunday, September 6th 2015

        It certainly sounds more polite in the context of your sentence, but it can also sound commanding and forceful.

        “If you would clean up your room more often, you wouldn’t be coughing all the time.”

        Sunday, September 6th 2015

Thank you Alex!

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Not a problem. You’re welcome.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Thank you Alex for the answer, now is clear for me. I’m watching this videos and I learned more than other methods.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

    Yay! :) That’s fantastic to hear. Keep studying, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for all the latest videos.

    Sunday, September 6th 2015

Sir I have a doubt what is the difference between
I have to go and I ‘m to go as I know have to we use for compulsion and I ‘m to we use like I’m to eat food. I’m to go I ‘m to play etc. but I have heart that people use I have to instead of I ‘m to please make me correct

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    “I have to” is used for obligation. You don’t have a choice in the matter. It’s also far more common and informal than “I’m to,” which can also be used formally for obligation, but I’ve never heard anyone ever say that in Canada or the USA. :)

    Monday, September 7th 2015

i’m sorry for my wrong written Mr alex and thank you one thousand once

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    No problem.

    Sunday, September 6th 2015

Dear Alex,
Will you please give us a lesson on “Verb Phrase”
containing “Simple Verb Phrase” and “Complex Verb Phrase”, and also “Noun Phrase”

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Sunday, September 6th 2015

Dear Alex,
Will you kindly explain to us examples starting with “Having + p.p.,……” or “Have + p.p., …”, and what is the tense in this case?
because there is no teacher talking about these sentences at this website.

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    “Having + PP” is in my lesson on adverbial phrases.

    “Have + PP” can’t start a sentence.

    Sunday, September 6th 2015

      Hello, Alex,
      There is no a lesson called “adverbial phrases” which is by you on the site, so could you please type its Link here.

      Saturday, September 12th 2015

thank you

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    You’re welcome. Thanks for clicking as always.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Thank you Alex, Great Lesson as always!

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    Thanks, Alessandro! I appreciate that.

    Sunday, September 6th 2015

This is awesome… it helps me a lot… Thank you so much Sir…

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    No problem! I’m glad it helped you!

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Thank you very much alex

Sunday, September 6th 2015

    You’re welcome. As always, thanks for clicking.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Yay :) I enjoyed this.

Monday, September 7th 2015

    Great! Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already done so.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Dear teacher,
Would you kindly give us a lesson on
finite clause
non-finite clauses.

Monday, September 7th 2015

Thank you. I’m in my 30s. :)

I will have more beginner lessons soon.

Monday, September 7th 2015

Alex . Can you tell me what’s different between ” Me too” and “Me as well”.

Monday, September 7th 2015

    I’ve never actually researched this topic, but I would say that “me too” is much more common and also sounds more informal than “me as well”. Personally, I use “me too” far more than “me as well”.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Thank you for correcting my English Alex

Monday, September 7th 2015

    No problem! As always, thanks for watching.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Hello Teacher,
If we find these phrases in a sentence, do they mean that the sentence is in the past tense? And what kind of past?
Would have been … or would have p.p.
Should have been .. or should have p.p.
could have been … or could have p.p.
might have been … or might have p.p.
and etc, on the same rhythm
I hope you understand my message!

Monday, September 7th 2015

    These all express an unreal past. They use the form of the third conditional.

    “Things might have been different if I had watched less TV as a kid.”

    “You could have called me if you had really wanted to talk to me!”

    They all talk about a past possibility or past advice (should have) that is just a fantasy now because the moment is gone.

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Hello teacher,
I am telling my mom that
“I won’t go to the party tonight.”
The next day I told my sister that
“I wouldn’t go to the party last night.” Or
“I didn’t go to the party last night.”
Which answer is correct?
What is the negative in the past of “won’t”?
I am so confused about this.!

Monday, September 7th 2015

    You would say “I didn’t go to the party last night.” There is no past negative form of will in the context you’re asking. You normally just say “I didn’t,” “I couldn’t,” or “I wasn’t able to.”

    You can use “wouldn’t” if you’re using the third conditional to talk about the past.

    “I wouldn’t have gone to the party if I had known you weren’t going to be there.”

    You can also use it to talk about past repeated actions.

    “She would never answer our questions correctly!”

    Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Hello,Alex, i was puzzled by a sentence”So I look at this picture,and I see the extraordinary” isn’t “extraordinary” an adjective, does”I see the extraordinary” make sense

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Thank you very much teacher.

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

    You’re very welcome!

    Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Hi teacher…could you make a lesson about passive forms in all tenses… That’s something you promised me a year ago :-)

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    Whoa. Really? Sorry. I actually just started working on a resource for the passive voice on the weekend. I hope to have it finished in the next two weeks and posted to the site.

    Have you searched for “passive” on the site? Ronnie and James have each done lessons on it. Are you just looking for the structures?

    Wednesday, September 9th 2015

      It’s OK teacher,I know you’ve been really busy.thanks alot for considering me.
      Yes that time I searched and I saw those video that you mentioned but I think there are not fully satisfied me.I’m looking for the structures and their all tenses and at which moment or time I should use each tense in my writing or conversations

      Friday, September 11th 2015

        It’s OK teacher,I know you’ve been really busy.thanks alot for considering me.
        Yes that time I searched and I saw those videos that you mentioned but I think there are not fully satisfied me.I’m looking for the structures and their all tenses and at which moment or time I should use each tense in my writing or conversations

        Friday, September 11th 2015

Hello teacher,
Present simple: I work
Present progressive: I am working
Present perfect: I have worked
Present perfect progressive: I have been working
Past simple: I worked
Past progressive: I was working
Past perfect: I had worked
Past perfect progressive: I had been working
Future simple: I will work
Future progressive: I will be working
Future perfect: I will have worked
Future perfect progressive: I will have been working
These are all tenses in English, I think, but the two last ones are not clear to me till now, will you explain them to me more in illustrated sentences?

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    Sure.

    Future perfect – something you will have completed by a point in the future

    -By the time I’m 50, I will have visited Japan.
    -When you finish this final essay, you will have completed 4 years of university!
    -We’ll have lived here for 20 years next year.

    Future perfect continuous – used to talk about something that will have been in progress until a point in the future

    -In 3 more weeks, I will have been studying English in Toronto for 2 years.
    -If she’s still here next year, she’ll have been working with the company for 25 years!

    Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Hello, teacher,

Over the years many villages have been absorbed into the city.
Over the years the building fell into a state of disrepair.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated hundreds of records.
This is your past sentence as example:
In 3 more weeks, I will have been studying English in Toronto for 2 years.
Is there normally a comma after “time reference / over the years” in these examples, if they were at the beginning of a sentence?

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    That’s correct, but some people will disagree with me and say it’s not necessary. :) Most writing style guides will recommend the comma, though.

    Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Thank you very match

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    “Thank you very much.” :)

    You’re welcome, Viktor!

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

Hello teacher,
Defining relative clause
Non-defining relative clause
Restrictive relative clause
Non-restrictive clause
Identifying relative clause
Non-identifying relative clause
Are these all above talking about one topic with different titles or there is a difference among them?

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    No difference at all. They are just different names for the same thing. :)

    Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Hello teacher,

Come and sit ‘by’ me.
We stayed in a cottage ‘by’ the sea.

Come and sit ‘beside’ me.
He kept his bag close ‘beside’ him at all times.

He sat down ‘next to’ Pam.
There’s a public telephone ‘next to’ the pub.

It’s a little village ‘near’ Cardiff.
I don’t want to sit ‘near’ the window.
I’d like to live ‘near’ my parents, if possible.

The prepositions above are confusing words to me (by, beside, next to, and near)
Do you have a magic solution how to use them easily without any embarrassment?

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

    No tricks, unfortunately. Just memorization and trying to think of the logic to them.

    Near = close to
    Beside = next to/directly to the left or right
    By = around/near/close to

    Sorry. Wish I had better news for you. :)

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

Thanks a lot for this useful tutorial video, by the way i got 10 correct out of 10 in this quiz because of you, many thanks ^_^

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Because of the rules you taught to us and i got 100. Thanks a lot sir Alex for being so helpful to us.

Thursday, September 10th 2015

    Great job! :) Now put it into practice the next time you speak English.

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

      sir which one is correct

      Will you come to my house ?
      Would you come to my house ?

      Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Hello teacher,
Last year and past year
last test and past test
last attempt and past attempt
what’s the difference between last and past, and how to use them?

Thursday, September 10th 2015

    “I failed the last test” can have two meanings.

    1) I failed the most recent test
    OR
    2) I failed the final test/final exam

    Past can have a few different uses.

    “How did you do on past tests?”
    -Any test done before the present

    “This past test was pretty easy.”
    -This means the most recent test. You always need to use “This” or “That” before “past” for this meaning.

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

Thank you Alex, you explain us very clear this lesson
And we appreciate it

Thursday, September 10th 2015

    No problem, abdelle. Thanks a lot for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe on youtube for all the latest stuff.

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

Hi Alex actually I have been studied English for a long time. But I don’t know a lot of vocabularies. Please help me out some vocabularies
You (Alex) Emma, James, Ronnie, Adam,Rebecca, Gill, Benjamin and other teachers I want to say thank you for teaching amazing English, as you see my English I need more help.
Please If anyone of you provided online courses
I’m going to take them
Please contact me, my Emails
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ABDELLE THANKS

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Hi Alex,
What’s the difference between
“clothes” /
“clothing”?
What is the name of those trousers and shirts and suits and underwear that are in my closet at home, clothes or clothing?
How to differentiate between them easily?
Is there a secret?

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Thanks for helping your explanation is usefull

Friday, September 11th 2015

    Thanks, rosanita.

    Friday, September 11th 2015

Hi Alex,

They invited me to stayed for two weeks in their (home/house)in Yemen.
Which one is correct, why?
What’s the difference between house and home?
Thanks

Friday, September 11th 2015

Hi Alex,
May I ask which one is correct if you want to know some one woke up or not yet?
(1) Did you wake up?
(2) Have you woken up yet?
And
Can I use “yet” with the simple past tense?
Thanks :)

Friday, September 11th 2015

    Hi Smile,
    I have studied this rule already, and I can answer it for you:
    If you don’t know that something happened or not, use the present perfect, so “Have you woken up yet? is correct.
    Concerning your second question, as far as I know, you can say: “I didn’t see that movie yet.” with negative past tense in American English!
    I am still learning! Sorry Alex, I took your role! pardon me!

    Saturday, September 12th 2015

      oh, Thanks ****man!
      Have a nice Sunday!
      P/s: you have a very-hard-remember nick name @@
      haha
      by the way, do you think “a very-hard-remember nick name” is correct or not? :)

      Sunday, September 13th 2015

        fahdbensalman is my full name, my first name is fahd, my family name is bensalman.
        “a very-hard-remember nick name” is wrong.
        you should say
        ” a very hard nickname to remember”
        because (remember) is a verb not an adjective so it doesn’t come before a noun.

        Thursday, September 24th 2015

Thank you,Alex!Your lesson is very helpfull- I got 8!

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Hello Alex,
Glancing at himself in the mirror just moments before the job interview, Enrico felt good about his appearance.
Why do we use “ing form” with the verb “glance” in the first clause although the whole sentence is in the past tense?
This grammatical rule is confusing to me.
Could you explain this rule for me more?

Saturday, September 12th 2015

    It’s called an adverbial phrase. It shortens the full clause, “While he was glancing at himself in the mirror” by removing the adverb (while) and the subject (he), and leaving the verb + ing.

    It’s also common to start a sentence this way formally.

    Saturday, September 12th 2015

      Hello Alex,
      Apart from the case above which is in the simple past tense,
      are there another cases which begins with “verb+ing form” but not in the simple past?
      In other words, do we use this rule in all tenses?
      if yes, give me these cases.

      Saturday, September 12th 2015

May Allah reward you greatly.
It is a veru useful lesson, Sir.

Saturday, September 12th 2015

    Thank you very much.

    Saturday, September 12th 2015

Thank you Alex :)

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Thank you Mr. Alex even My level is pre-intermediate but I have a problems a bout grammar so I haven’t good experience but your lessons make me happy because your lectures are very useful for those who want to improve their English , I have a question about wasn’t and Didn’t or if possible can you say me how we can separate them when we want to create sentences .

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Hello Alex,
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find your lesson on “adverbial phrases” you recommended me.
May you attach the Link here?

Saturday, September 12th 2015

thank you my best teacher your lessons very useful .

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Hello Alex,
What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences:
Seeing an accident ahead, I stopped my car.
Having seen an accident ahead, I stopped my car.

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Dear Alex,

Are these structures correct grammatically?

Having finished my work, I went home.
I went home having finished my work.

After finishing my work, I went home.
I went home after finishing my work.

Which one is formal?
Which one is informal?
Which one is used in writing?
Which one is used in spoken conversation?
Which one is wrong?

Are these structures (the second clause after the comma) always in the simple past tense?

I am extremely confused!

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Hi Sir..I Love and enjoy your videos. i really need your help. i have good command over english grammer. and i can almost good english. but i m still not very fluent in speaking. i stop during talking and dont feel comfotable while speaking. Plz do you have a Solution to that ??
THX

Sunday, September 13th 2015

I believe it’s a good video because it’s helpful even for those who are at an advanced level. Thank you teacher Alex.

Sunday, September 13th 2015

    Any time. Thanks for watching!

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

Hello Alex.
I really enjoy all your video.

Monday, September 14th 2015

thanks sör

Monday, September 14th 2015

Thanks

Monday, September 14th 2015

Thanks for your interesting video. by the way, could you please make a video about what is the difference between wrong, false and incorrect. I really confuse when use these words. thanks you so much Mr Alex and hope you the best ^^

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

    Hmm, that might be an interesting lesson. I’ll have to think about it more, though. :) Thanks for the suggestion.

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

Hello my name is Jood and I am a college student in Saudi Arabia and a specialist in English and I love it and I want to improve my language So thank you for this wonderful program , because I learned alot from it. I wish you help me ..

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

    You’re welcome, Jood. Thank you so much for following along and for studying with engVid. I really appreciate it. Keep it up!

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

thank you….

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Basic grammar always helpful for me and helps me correct my mistakes. Alex, I’m grateful to You for this lesson.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

    You’re very welcome, Egor. I’m happy to help. :)

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

It was good already. I got 8 correct out of 10 :)

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

I have been struggling with the does on the sentence question, can you help me. Thanks

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

    “Does” is only used with the third person in present simple forms.

    Does he…?
    Does she…?
    Does it…?

    That’s it. :)

    Thursday, September 17th 2015

thank you so much

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Big help for me:) thank you

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

i got 9 out of 10 i think i have a potential . .hahaha . .thank you again for this lesson teacher.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Hello Alex, I hope you are well. I looked for lessons about prefixes and sufixes and their use in English language. Are there something like that in this website? I will appreciate a lot your answer.Greetings.

Thursday, September 17th 2015

i got 10 corect out of 10 :) thank you Alex.

Friday, September 18th 2015

thank you for your lesson :)

Saturday, September 19th 2015

thank you very much :)

Sunday, September 20th 2015

I like you the most.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Thanks ;)

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Now I understand. Thank you so much!

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Thank you sir! it was very useful!

Monday, September 21st 2015

thank you Alex;i got 8 correct out of
10

Monday, September 21st 2015

thank you

Friday, September 25th 2015

Thank you Alex, i got 10/10. I have many problems in speaking i read those books which you have suggested in your one of videos. Still, i have problem in my vocabulary and sentence making process. And main my problem is my fear, i fear what the next person will think about me if made wrong sentence.
I’m totally lost, Alex. :(

Sunday, September 27th 2015

thank you.

Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thank You Teacher!

Monday, September 28th 2015

me tou ı got 8 correct out of 10 :) thanks

Monday, September 28th 2015

this lesson seems to be simple,but it is awesome

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

thanks for the wonderful explanation

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Thank you ALEX for your lesson i did never know these rules it helps me too much

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Thanks a lot Mr. Alex

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

very nice topic
Thanks a lot Mr. Alex
my email is sajadahm1997@gmail.com.
please give me more tips

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

I got 10/10. This lesson is very clear ! thank you

Friday, October 16th 2015

Thanks alex sir
I am a hongkongnese
Ur lessons are really useful
Many thanks

Saturday, October 17th 2015

thank you, very good¡¡

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Kk. Now I understand the tip. Base Verb is the infinitive of the verb without ‘to’. Tks teacher.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

thanks Alex, for this useful lesson

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

thanks so Alex, i really love the way you teach. thanks for helping me .

Friday, October 23rd 2015

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D..again i got 100. thank you Sir Alex

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Thanks for this lesson,
Where are you from, but is it correct to say ; where do you come from ?

Thursday, October 29th 2015

    yes.you can use this too.
    “Where do you come from?”
    (sub+ do/did + sub + base verb……)

    Monday, November 2nd 2015

thank you Alex,you have made a foundation to my english with thhis video

Monday, November 2nd 2015

since a month ,i joined your class & i never miss to see your videos.

Monday, November 2nd 2015

wow so cool about this lesson.Thank you teacher alex for making this video. you are a good teacher.

Monday, November 2nd 2015

    Thank you so much for studying with me.

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

It was a perfect explanation!
Thanks for help us!

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

There are not so many people from Russia there, are not there?

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Great lesson.
Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Thank you Alex.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

thanks Alex
I’m in my first steps to iltes exam
i hope these lesson make me better
and improve my English .

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Great lesson
Thank you Alex

Friday, November 27th 2015

how to improve English writing skills and grammar Alex

Saturday, November 28th 2015

how to improve English writing skills and grammar Alex

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Wonderful explanations as usual, now everything is much more clear to me, your grammar rules always help us to understand the lesson.
thanks again

Saturday, December 5th 2015

basic..but is very important for me..tks¡¡¡

Saturday, December 5th 2015

thanks!

Monday, December 7th 2015

thank you Alex

Friday, December 11th 2015

nice lesson. thankyou sir

Monday, December 14th 2015

thanks for the interesting les Alex

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Thank you

Thursday, December 17th 2015

Thank you Alex for interesting lesson.

Saturday, December 19th 2015

“Where do you go?” and “where are you going?” means this same, so what is the difference and when I should use which them?
Thanks and please answer.

Sunday, December 20th 2015

    They are different tenses, so they don’t necessarily mean the same thing.

    “Where do you go?” is the present simple. It asks a general question. For example, “Where do you go if you want to be alone?”

    “Where are you going?” is the present continuous and it asks where you are going at the moment, or in the future.

    “Where are you going this weekend?”
    “Hey, where are you going? The class isn’t finished yet!”

    I hope this helps. Thanks for your question!

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

      Thanks for your answer so much. This is helpful.

      Thursday, January 14th 2016

Great…

Friday, December 25th 2015

100 :) thank you

Monday, December 28th 2015

thanks Mr Alex

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Great lesson! Be and Do are confusing, but this explanation was so clear to differentiate them. Thanks Alex!

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Thank you teacher for all good doing . thank you EngVid for all free learning to all .
All wishes to all HELPFUL PEOPLE ..

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thank you , Alex. I understood. Test was good.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

thanks Ales!
This lesson is really very easy with you!

Friday, January 8th 2016

sorry….
ALEX

Friday, January 8th 2016

alex will you please clarify my what are base verbs?

Saturday, January 9th 2016

Thanks Alex!
it is easy explanation and you talk vary clarly

Saturday, January 9th 2016

Oh my God, you are so nice.¨Thank you so much

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you teacher, I got 7, I will have better geade next time.

Monday, January 18th 2016

thank you alex

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

You have loosed my problem so, thank you again and again.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

heyy alex! i love your videos,you saved my life with this topic ,i understand you perfectly ,i really enjoy your classes ,thanks so much ! ;)

Friday, January 22nd 2016

thanks alot

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

It was very clear. Thank you very much.

Sunday, January 24th 2016

Thanks alex… i got 9… 😀😀😀

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Amazing lesson. Never was so easy. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

hi dear alex..
this is my new comment.Iam so happy .
It is begging of the way.the proverb says:
a new language is a new life.
thank u all.

Saturday, January 30th 2016

I got 10 correct out of 10.thank you sir.

Monday, February 1st 2016

Hello..
is any one here?

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

hello everybody

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

I think,If you ask “any one is here?”,it would be correctly.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

thanks Alex I got 9

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

thank you
sir alex

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

It is very useful!
I have been confusing for so long.

Thanks, Alex.

Friday, February 26th 2016

sir alex i have question
do you love me or are you love me ?
do is for action right ? so what is good one for it ?
thanks sir alex

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

From Guatemala , thank you Alex! Great work

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

thankyou ~

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

As always, thanks a lot!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

thankx

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thenks alex

Saturday, April 9th 2016

alex thanks a lot :)

Sunday, April 10th 2016

I got ten correct out of ten. Thanks you very much.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Thank you Alex. :D 10/10 How do I use the word “in a way?” I need to know the meaning,Alex?

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

Thanks for this lesion…!

Sunday, April 24th 2016

Thank you Alex!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Great tips , thanks.

Thursday, May 5th 2016

There are some mistakes on the next short text. Could you find them?

In this one, Alex explains the difference between ‘Do’ and ‘Be”, and how we must be used them. The key is identification if there is a base verb or not, if there is, we should use “Do”, on the rest of cases, almost of them, we used “Be’, when we have the adjective, noun, preposition or adverb. The other key is to be careful if the tense indicates the actions si occurring, in this cases, as we are using “ing”, we should use “Do”. Thank you, Alex

Friday, May 6th 2016

i have important question see it

it’s not cold today
it doesn’t cold today

they are not speck English
they don’t speck English

which one correct and why
thank you

Friday, May 27th 2016

I got 10 correct.
I should practice speaking English watching myself on the mirror.
Thank you Mr. Alex

Saturday, June 25th 2016

Alex. Thank you very much. I like your lesson.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

That’s a nice lesson. Thanks Alex!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks, Alex!! Before, I had confused which one use “do or be”. After your lesson, I clearly understood that how to use. I also got the 10 points.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

10 from 10. thank u

Monday, August 1st 2016

i got 8 correct out of 10.thank you Alex.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

yeah ! i got 10/correct out of 10. thank u Mr ALEX. im glad to hear ur lessons .i found it very useful

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

I get 90,,,, im happy :)

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Alex. Thank you very much. I like your lesson.

Saturday, September 10th 2016

Very good lesson. You write very neatly Sir. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

i needed this lesson, thank you Alex!!

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
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