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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.
Respond with the passive causative for all questions. "My back was sore yesterday."

I have a headache. What should I do?

My camera broke, but I still have the warranty. What should I do?

My car was stolen. What should I do?!

My hair was too long, so...

My guitar needed to be tuned last week, so...

The shoes my mom got me for Christmas were too small, so...

I have a toothache.

I didn't have time to wash my clothes, so...

I lost all of my hard drive data! I went to an electronics shop and...


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Thank you very much! I like your method of teaching!

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Which is the correct answer of the last question?
Why isn’t the last one? ‘I got my data recovered’
Thank you for your work!
It helps me a lot!
Great job!

Saturday, January 29th 2011

    yeah,like me!!

    Monday, February 7th 2011

    I think it is typing mistake.It is correct answer.I chose same too.
    Safak

    Friday, March 16th 2012

    I answered the same as you.
    I also want to know which is the correct answer.
    Does anyone know?

    Tuesday, December 31st 2013

no answer for question number 10? I’m wrong and I want to see the right answer that’s the last question..

Saturday, January 29th 2011

thx a lot Alex

Saturday, January 29th 2011

I have made 2 mistakes, no way :(
5 and 10 are wrong.
I had a haircut. <– wrong?
I had my hair cut. <–correct

I got ym data recovered. <– why is it wrong?

Saturday, January 29th 2011

    ‘I had a haircut’ is grammatically correct, but you were supposed to respond with the passive causative.

    Sunday, January 30th 2011

    I hope you will explain me my mistakes.
    btw, i just registered on this website.

    Sunday, January 30th 2011

    “I got my data recovered” is correct. I think something is wrong with the quiz. Thank you for this.

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

      Mr Alex, i am a bit confuse on when to use get/got and when to use have/had.iknow get has a meaning which are to receive,to answer,to bring something back for use,to become/cause.Could you please explain the use of get when talking about a cause or when used in place of a cause.

      Saturday, July 7th 2012

thankx for the lesson… it was great

Saturday, January 29th 2011

ohh.. So hard to take a quiz without seeing the lesson.. Damn i only got 4…

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Alex, you were very helpful, explaning the ee and i sound. thanks for explaining how to position your tongue when saying the i sound smile for the ee sound. Thank so much. Can you explan the R sound u sound
look for to hearing from you.

Saturday, January 29th 2011

very good lesson alex but what about the lesson which i told you to make regarding phrasal verbs that can be used with off . its the second time i am reminding you . please make one lesson on it . i am still waiting impatiently.

Sunday, January 30th 2011

dear Sir,

thanks a lot for everything in your site. i have made a mistake just in the last one and i have chosen ‘i got my data recovered! could you tell me the reason, please.

Sunday, January 30th 2011

    It ıs correct one.It is something wrong with quiz as teacher Alex said above:)

    Friday, March 16th 2012

Hi Alex,

What’s the answer for the last question of the quiz? I picked the last one as an answer but it says wrong, why?

Sunday, January 30th 2011

    I think we all have the same problem!

    Sunday, January 30th 2011

I took a quiz. Maybe you haven’t marked a correct answer for the last question

Sunday, January 30th 2011

I got 2 mistakes. The 4th and the last. But what was the correct answer for the last one? My answer is I got my data recovered. Why is it wrong?

Sunday, January 30th 2011

i’ve made 3 mistakes! shame on me((

Monday, January 31st 2011

Dear all teachers,

I really enjoyed in your lessons, and today I decided to log in in order to expand my communications with your website. For my first emailing to you I would like to ask you is there in your site any possibility to talk (chat) to other students or teachers by “Skype”? I find that speaking is the best way for practicing a foreign language. Furthermore, communications could become interesting and useful for another men, in my case I am a graduated economist and international chess players and international chess coach.

Kind regards

Zoran

Monday, January 31st 2011

Thanks for this lesson profesor Alex, I like the way you talk in english,, is very clear and it helps me a lot when I have to listen anything in english, you really did a great work with this new lesson, I hope to see soon the second part of passive causative!!

Monday, January 31st 2011

very helpful thanks.

Monday, January 31st 2011

hi alex I really like your away of teaching.
what kind of advice can you give me to be quickly fluent in english? I am french native speaker.
Thank you for your time.

Monday, January 31st 2011

Hi Alex! What is the right answer to the last problem? They all seem to be wrong.
By the way, thanks for the lessons!

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

in the last exercise i have chosen: I got my data recovered. I can’t understand why it is not correct

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

Hi Alex.Could you be so kind with making more exact for me difference between-when we use “get” and when we use “have”in the passive voice?

Thanks beforehand!!
With Best Regards!!
EmiL
From Baku.

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

alex is really a nice nd gud teacher..i have learned passive causative but i can not say it is totaly understoos by me.. but it would definately helping me in improving my english, i had this quiz nd made for mistakes out of 10 which i think is not too bad for the very first quiz of mine.. so thamku for teaching nd give me ur blessings so that i can speak english perfectly accurate nd fluent. THANKU SO MUCH

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

thank you your videos were interesting i hope you help me and tell me how can i memorize vocabulary? because i forget each word i learn .Thank you

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Can you please make a lesson on Gerunds Alex?
They are confusing.
Thank you.

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Hi alex thank you so much for all the wonderful and helpful lessons that you have provided for us. I was wondering if you could explain the different ways of using word “would” for us as well. I really appreciate it. Thank you

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

what is the correct answer for last question of the quiz?

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

i really liked the lesson. But what is the correct answer of the last question. thx very much!

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

IT IS WHY I AM A FAN OF ENGVID. FIRST CLASS CLASSES.
CONGRATULATIONS, ALEX FOR YOUR SIMPLE WAY OF EXPLAINING SO DIFFICULT MATTERS.

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hi Alex

Thanks alot for your great teaching, would u pls. explain why in last test I got my data recovered is wrong answer.

All the best

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hello,
gratitude seizes the tongue .
A request
When i was in collage i studied something called a transformational grammar, but i didn’t understand it, so if you please

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hello,
gratitude seizes the tongue .
A request
When i was in the collage i studied something called a transformational grammar, but i didn’t understand it, so if you please, to arrange a session for explaining.
With regards

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Thanks so much sir

Friday, February 4th 2011

You are my favourite Alex. Alwais with great lessons!

Sunday, February 6th 2011

Sorry. I mean always!

Sunday, February 6th 2011

Thanks For all that Lessons of http://www.engvid.com

Monday, February 7th 2011

thank you so much for teaching.

Monday, February 7th 2011

hi Alen
How can I watch your videos?

Monday, February 7th 2011

8/10

Thursday, February 10th 2011

help me!help me! help me!

Sunday, February 13th 2011

thank you Alex, it’s good way for English learning….

Sunday, February 13th 2011

Thanks a lot for teaching me.

Monday, February 14th 2011

Congratulations, it help me a lot. You are so clear, you are and excelent teacher.

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

Thank you very much! may i ask why there ain’t no answer in the last question on the quiz?

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

this a good way to get educated, i like a lot,

Sunday, February 27th 2011

hello could u tell me Which is the correct answer of the last question?
Why isn’t the last one? ‘I got my data recovered’

Sunday, February 27th 2011

thank you mr.Alex for the nice lesson.i had taken the quiz and im pretty sure thats the right answer to the last question is ‘I got my data recovered’.
you guys, should be self-confident.yes, the system gives wrong sign when you chose ‘I got my data recovered’, but the system is wrong. didn’t you guys understand the lesson?
it’s just a matter of applying the rule given by Mr.Alex
peace

Friday, March 4th 2011

    “I got my data recovered” is correct. I apologize for the error.

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

i have been studying in english medium for years n thought my english is grammatically correct but now i realised by watching engvid.com tht

Saturday, March 5th 2011

there are alot to be imporved

Saturday, March 5th 2011

I like your lessons very much dear Alex.
Can you tell, what is the answer for question 10?
Tank you in advance…

Monday, March 14th 2011

Its nice alex.I like your viedeos only in this website

Sunday, March 20th 2011

its

Sunday, March 20th 2011

Number 8 and number 10 I answered wrong((( I need to study better.))) At least I know my issues. In quiz it`s so much easier to figure out correct answer, in real (live) conversation it would take me some time to come up with correct structure of the sentence. It would be so great to have more lessons like this one (on the same subject). Thank you, Alex. Best regards.

Thursday, March 24th 2011

this lesson gave me more confedance. thnaks teacher

Thursday, March 31st 2011

In the quiz,the last question “I lost all of my hard drive data! I went to an electronics shop and…”
I chose “I got my data recovered.”
although it showed wrong,and also it didn’t show the correct answer. could you please give the solution for that problem ?

Sunday, April 10th 2011

    “I got my data recovered” is correct. Sorry about the error! I will fix it as soon as I can!

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

2 wrong. may i know the answer of last question?

Sunday, April 10th 2011

number 10… i got my data recovered is the correct answer sir…. please check it out….

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

    You’re right. Thanks for noticing this!

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

H! good am, may i know the specific uses of was and were? have and had..Thanks..God bless!

Sunday, April 17th 2011

Thank u alex
i enjoy watching the videos
i would request u to teach more advanced lessons

Tuesday, April 19th 2011

hi alex, please correct these sentences
“yesterday i was ill”so what should i do.
you had it checked out by the doctor

Saturday, April 23rd 2011

hi alex what is the major difference between
passive causative plz kindly inform me soon .

Monday, April 25th 2011

excellent

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

I like your way of teaching
Can you explain the way to use the structrures:
S + have/get Somebody + V or to V
Ex: I have Jame do my homework
I get Jame to do my homework

Saturday, April 30th 2011

like your way of teaching
Could you please explain the way to use the structrures:
S + have/get Somebody + V or to V
Ex: I have Jame do my homework
I get Jame to do my homework

Sunday, May 1st 2011

I have other sentences which I can’t do. Can you help me?
1. The number of students who have been counted is quite high.( Reduce this relative clause by using particples or to infinitive)
2.Ann is the woman who is responsible for preparing the budget.( Reduce this relative clause by using particples or to infinitive)
Thanks a lot

Sunday, May 1st 2011

I suspected in my own knowledge, but I’ve realised that you have made mistake. The correct answer is, of course “I got my data recovered”, but never mind, who works, they make mistakes. . .

Thursday, May 5th 2011

Thanks a lot

Sunday, May 8th 2011

thanks a lot alex

Thursday, May 12th 2011

thanks Alex, I’m looking forward to more lessons!!!

Friday, May 13th 2011

You are the best teacher. Thank you.
Now I have a problem with questions. When you use have,had,does,did,is be and when you revese s and v sometimes you don’t? exemple How long have you lived in USA?I don’t remeber who long (I Have) lived in USA. If you have a video Just talk about questions that will be realy preciated.

Sunday, May 15th 2011

It’s wonderful lessons!

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Thanks Alex for your explain. Please, correct my example passive sentence, as bellow:
1.+ my English is bad
+ you should get it studied hard.
2.+ his book was lose.
+ He should get it seek of there.
Please,correc!
Thanks a lots!

Thursday, May 26th 2011

wooooow
it is very wonderful….

Friday, May 27th 2011

thanks very much it helped me Alex thanks your speaking is very wonderful thank you so so so much Alex

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

It’s so confused with all these sentences. thank you so much. I can improve my grammer rule.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thank you, teacher

Friday, June 3rd 2011

thank you Alex!
I have a question. I think that following two sentences have same meaning: “I got my car fixed by mechanic yesterday” and “I was fixed my car by mechanic yesterday”, is it right? Could you tell us ?

Sunday, June 5th 2011

All I needed is this website! Thank you very much!

Friday, June 10th 2011

thanks for it, i have my final test and it was very helpful

Thursday, June 30th 2011

hello teacher

is it possible for causative verbs beside “make” such as “let”,”have”, and “get”
to be constructed in passive form as in
“my teacher makes me read” ->
“i am made to read by my teacher”

thank you,
i really appreciate it if you’re willing to answer this

Thursday, July 7th 2011

Alex, I like the way how you teach!
with best wisches!

Monday, July 18th 2011

I had a lot of useful grammar lesson gotten by you now I need only practice to talk. what should I do?Thank you a lot.

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

what’s the difference between ‘ I had it massage ‘ and ‘ I get it massage’.

I failed in #1and4

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

    massaged is in Past participle.

    Saturday, October 26th 2013

Excellent quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

Hi Alex
it is very hard to understand but now a days i m trying… but i got 6 marks out of 10….

thank u very much

Monday, July 25th 2011

I think ‘yesterday my car was broke down’is the write sentence instead of ‘yesterday my car borke down’ cause its a passive sentence. please correct me if I’m wrong.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thank so much man

Sunday, July 31st 2011

Hello Alex my name is Ludmila and I’m taking classes to become an English teacher in my country and I want to ask you if there is a chance that you or a somebody else can teach us how to analyse sentences. (Like compound complex sentences). Thank you! I’ll wait for your reply.

Thursday, August 4th 2011

thank you very much
It help me clear my mind!!

Thursday, August 18th 2011

i get so bad resylt 3/10
sooooooo bad

Saturday, August 27th 2011

hello Alex and thank you. is it correct to say: “You have to have it recovered”, or “you have to get it recovered”?

Monday, August 29th 2011

“You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers and you waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you”.
Alex, you are one of the best. Thanks a lot! your

Friday, September 16th 2011

Thanks To engvid and there staff it’s really helpful for me to see where my grammar is week and where I should focused more in my English learning.thanks onece again elex I like ur teaching criteria.

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

i love u Alex very much beacause u r agood teacher. thank u so much.

Saturday, September 24th 2011

Haii Sir Alex !! Thanks for teaching us this lesson.. Finally, I got it =)

Sunday, September 25th 2011

I got it taught excellently by SIR ALEX. Thank you.

Friday, September 30th 2011

Hi Alex,i want you to know that the detail description about causative sentence because i want to understand it deeply.Please help me and resolve this problem of mine,thanks.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

sir i watched ur all videos n liked all of them so much, but i have confusion in use of “have had” and “had had” please i insist you to help me about both

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

hi sire
can i get some lessons a bout rule of going to and would be and when we can use these?
and thanks a lot for every things
emad

Friday, October 14th 2011

1-I had cancer because I’m smoking.
2-I must be quite smoking. (this sentence right or
wrong, 2nd sentence is Passive?)

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Does this grammar construction come from the old german?

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Thank you so much! I got a test tomorrow about this and now I finally understand!
Thanks!

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Thank you so much for this lesson, i gave the quiz and i got 8 out of 10, thank you Alex

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

i am like about teaching English so much…..

Saturday, November 26th 2011

Thank Alex too much.your lesson is great.I hope,my English will be better in next time

Saturday, December 3rd 2011

Thanks Alex, but i need more lessons about passive voice. Everday i have problem with my boss when he read my reports. kindly help to resolve and fully understand the meaning of passive voice and how we can use them in different situation.
Best Regards
SHARIFI Jaffar

Sunday, December 4th 2011

well done it was very useful, thank you.

Monday, December 5th 2011

Great explanations! Love your teaching Alex!!
I[ve just discovered this site. Kind regards from South America

Sunday, December 11th 2011

Hey, Alex. I got 10 from 10, your quiz is excellent :-)

Friday, December 16th 2011

Thanks! Great job … This website is interesting.

Wednesday, December 21st 2011

thanks Alex,I love your teaching.It is very useful for me

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Thank you again :D

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

tnx for the lesson, this is another use of “had,have” to be remembered. You teach very well, keep it up!

Sunday, January 8th 2012

Excellent lesson.. now i understand passive causative.. you are great teacher

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Hi Alex..
I got it a little bit difficult, here in the UK we have learned passive voice in another way, they told us to keep the current tense in active voice with swapping object and adding be+ p.p. Actually I was confused a little bit about this lesson and I did not understand how you make passive exactly, I am looking forward to explaining more about passive voice, because as you know it is very important in academic writing… thanks so much for your wonderful effort.
Kind regards
Hemn Merany
UK

Monday, February 6th 2012

hello Alex,
I am very thankful for your help, Im from Colombia and my teacher taught me this topic and I didn’t understand anything, but when I saw you video I can understand you and I am very happy now, thanks again. God bless you.

Thursday, February 16th 2012

thanx alex … i was really confused in causatives …

Saturday, February 18th 2012

what is the meaning of washer here ….. and if i want to say
“we have to make our dd” so it looks quite wrong so can we say “we have to get our dd made” ……. please correct me sir ….

Saturday, February 18th 2012

Thank you for this good lesson. Could you please explain question and negative forms of this structure?
are these correct?
Did you get/have my car repaired?
Have you got/had my car repaired?
You shouldn’t have your car repaired by that company.
I have had my teeth checked by that doctor recently.

Sunday, February 19th 2012

HEY ALEX AND THANK YOU 4 ALL OF YOUR LESSONS!
I JUST WANT TO BE SURE THAT I REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS TOPIC.. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THE FOLLOWING Sentences ARE CORECT:
1.I HAD THE mechanic FIXES MY CAR EVERY YEAR.
2.I HAD MADE MY MOM CLEANS MY ROOM EVERY TIME.
3.I HAVE NY FATHER BUYS ME A NEW WATCH EVERY YEAR.

…??

Monday, March 5th 2012

    All of them are wrong.

    Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

hi alex

i like the way you are teaching do you have esl class ?

Monday, March 5th 2012

Hi Alex thank you it was helpful and i need more lesson about when and while to make a sentence .

Friday, March 30th 2012

thank u so much teacher

Saturday, March 31st 2012

Thanks for your helps.

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

7/ 10 I noticed that my fault hadn’t considered the Past participle. You should regard the verb form has to be P.P. Be carefull P.P is very important while using the Passive Causative sentence.

Thanks Alex and Engvid.

Thursday, April 26th 2012

Hi Alex
what is the correct answer below?
I lost all of my hard drive data! I went to an electronics shop and…
1- I had recovered my data.
2- I got recover my data.
3- I had my data recover.
4- I got my data recovered.

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

that was a great lesson.

Friday, May 11th 2012

Thank you veryh much

Friday, May 18th 2012

dear teacher
i have been going to english class since long time but i found that you are a good teacher than my class teacher and its really helpful watching your videos.
so thank you for your great work …..

Monday, May 21st 2012

Thank you very much
and very nice a great lesson

Friday, May 25th 2012

Greetings
this is my result and I can not understand the solution of this question.can you explain please

I didn’t have time to wash my clothes, so…
I had my clothes putted in the washer by my roommate.( I choose this) and you said it is wrong

I had my clothes put in the washer by my roommate.(this is the correct unswer)as you choose.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    Hi, Nevier!
    Nice to meet you.
    Nobody replied for your question.
    Absoulutely, the answer was “I had my clothes put in the washer by my roomate.” because the verb ‘Put’ is an irregular, so it becomes ‘put-put-put’.
    I hope my answer will be helpful.
    Have wonderful days! ;-D
    -Matilda-

    Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Thanks Engvid for being helpful all the time

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

thanks alot

Monday, July 9th 2012

I like your lessons thanks for the hard work!

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Hi Alex,
The lesson is excellent.
Keep it up!

Could you please share the concept behind using punctuation mark’!’ at the end of every passive causative sentences you discussed in your video.

Thanks,
Best Wishes!

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

Thank you for your lesson!

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

thanks for you. It was helpful.

Monday, August 20th 2012

Thank you for the lesson

Thursday, September 6th 2012

hi alex! thanks for sharing these stuffs to us. it helps me improving my spoken english.
all the best! take care!

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks for your useful lesson.

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

I’m querying the answer to no 2.
2. I have a headache. What should I do?

You should have it examined by a doctor.
You should get examined by a doctor.
You should take an aspirin.
You should had it examined by a doctor.

Going to a doctor with a headache is not correct, you’d be turned away. You should take an aspirin is what you’d be told by the receptionist.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

8 of 10 that’s great!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

What’s the correct answer for number 10question.

Monday, October 1st 2012

Great and simple explanation!
Thank you!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thank you so much for the lesson and the quiz!

Monday, October 8th 2012

Thank you for lesson :)

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

Thank you Mr.Alex,,,,,the one thing i have ambiguous—>the use of got or had–>in some sentence we have answred by got sentence or some by had,,,,,plz explain me with the help of some examples…

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Thank you very much!

Thursday, November 8th 2012

i’ll make a lecture on this subject, your was really helpful, thank u

Friday, November 9th 2012

amazing!!! this really helped m. thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

I’m just curious about one of the punctuation marks used in this quiz. “?!”

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

    It’s called an “interrobang” — it’s for when something is kind of a question, kind of an exclamation. “She’s pregnant?!” “The fridge was open all night?!” “Your cat’s missing?!”

    Wednesday, December 12th 2012

    Are you a Filipino too? Kabayan! ^_^

    Friday, February 8th 2013

Great class man! Really helpful! I had many doubts about this kinda thing…thank´s!

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

Thank U .It was so helpfullll… .

Thursday, December 13th 2012

sorry teacher but I took the quiz and think there was a mistake in my score, because i am sure the tenth question was answered correctly

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Thank you very much Mrs. Alex. I got two mistakes, question number 9 and 10, but I’m wondering what is the mistake in my choice and then what is the right answer.

Regards.

Monday, December 31st 2012

Is good the lesson

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi! my answer to question 2 I have a headache. What should I do? is “You should get examined by a doctor.” why is it incorrect? I think this answer
“You should have it examined by a doctor.” is incorrect since the pronoun “it” refers to headache. and how can you have the headache examined????)))))

You should take an aspirin.
You should had it examined by a doctor.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

It’s very helful lessons

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

que quiz tan malo!

Saturday, February 16th 2013

I still don’t get it.. :S w…. is there any specific reason, when we use “had” or “got” ?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    It may help you clear about Causative Verb.
    structure of causative verb are as follows:
    1.S+get/have+O+p.p+(by agent):
    i got/had my shoes polished;
    i got/had my watch repaired by a watch-maker
    in above case by+agent is not necessary.
    2.S+get+agent+to-infinitive.
    He got his sister to clean the room.
    3.S+have+agent+infinitive:
    He had his sister clean to room.
    Notice the difference in structure no.2 and no.3
    4.S+make+agent+infinitive:
    The Alex sir made us work hard in english.

    Thursday, July 18th 2013

Can I say” I got it fixed ”

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you very much
It was so good
God bless you!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I’ve got 9 correct:) nice quiz…:)
Thanks a lot:)

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

thanks for realizing mistake Alex :))

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thanks >>> plz add my skype sho.sha11

Friday, April 12th 2013

I got my data recovered. 10 out of 10 ;)

Sunday, May 19th 2013

I did not understand it well

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

i had it fixed by a mechanic.
i had a mechanic fix it.
are both statement correct?

Thursday, July 4th 2013

i did not understand anything is it really important for writnig or speaking? and why we use have and had at the same time

Monday, July 15th 2013

structure of causative verb are as follows:
1.S+get/have+O+p.p+(by agent):
i got/had my shoes polished;
i got/had my watch repaired by a watch-maker
in above case by+agent is not necessary.
2.S+get+agent+to-infinitive.
He got his sister to clean the room.
3.S+have+agent+infinitive:
He had his sister clean to room.
Notice the difference in structure no.2 and no.3
4.S+make+agent+infinitive:
The Alex sir made us work hard in english.

Thursday, July 18th 2013

    I don’t understand meaning of third sentence. “He had his sister to room” -this is “Sister came to his room”. What clean?

    Monday, September 9th 2013

Thanks Alex. You’re cool.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Very nice!
Will there be any explanation for the Active Causative form?

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

I lost all of my hard drive data! I went to an electronics shop and I got my data recovered.
what’s wrong with this answer?

Monday, October 14th 2013

9 out of 10 is correct. thank you

Monday, January 20th 2014

thanks everyone
my answer is same with others

Friday, January 31st 2014

Hi Alex will you tell me when to use have and get plz

Friday, February 14th 2014

I had my clothes putted in the washer by my roommate.

can i know why its not correct :(
and thanks for the lesson
you’re so good :)

Friday, February 28th 2014
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