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thnx

Friday, August 21st 2009

    good vedio

    Tuesday, October 30th 2012

    just to say go ahead, thank you very much indeed

    Sunday, December 9th 2012

    Thanks for the video! Can I have a question: for example: It has been great time (but I’m talking about some meeting which took place a few months ago). My question is: Why is the perfect form correct if the meeting was a few months ago? I’m just trying to find some connection with the present as that is the present perfect. Thank you very much. Adam from Poland

    Friday, December 28th 2012

Respect for the video!

Sunday, August 23rd 2009

HI thank you have very good away to explain the lessone thank you very much I want say this first time I understand the present prefect simple and continuous thank you very and also thank you

good man

Sunday, August 23rd 2009

Hi teacher, nice tip, but I have one question.
I was thinking about the short activity, What If I said: “I’ve been waiting to get married about twenty years”. would that be right!?
Thanx, keep it on.

Fabiano Oliveira
Brazil

Monday, August 24th 2009

    U MUST SAY: FOR ABOUT TWENTY YEARS…

    Tuesday, December 22nd 2009

thanks man

Monday, August 24th 2009

James, thank you lot for nice lesson!

Monday, August 24th 2009

james ur my feverit profff……are u on facebook….. i m canadien to

Monday, August 24th 2009

James I want to thank you so much. You do great things for a lot of people who want to learn English. I had seen that you aren’t like other teachers, you’re their chief:d. It’s a pleasure to me to asist at your lesson, because I’ve seen that you are writing, speaking, and drawing while you are teaching us what to do. I found you on the internet about a week ago and I feel that you have a lot of things to teach me. I’ve seen that you use your left hand to write on whiteboard, and I know that you’r use your right hemisphere like I do. That’s why I like your method of teaching. Jams you’r great!!! you should do this forever, I don’t care how, clone yourselfe:)do something. In the last part I just joking. I wiss I had a teacher like you, a teacher who care. But I hadn’t so please excuse all my mistakes. thanx MAN a lot!!! I mean it.

Tuesday, August 25th 2009

hi . thanks a lot .
good teacher.

Tuesday, August 25th 2009

thank you:)

Wednesday, August 26th 2009

Thank you sir for your valuable teachings.

Thursday, August 27th 2009

Tks, James !

Anothor cool lesson !!!

Thursday, August 27th 2009

Perfekt! Thank you!

Thursday, August 27th 2009

HI JAMES, I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LESSONS, BY THE WAY I BELEIVE YOU ARE A COLLIFEID TEACHER THAT I WILL NEVERGORGET IN MY LIFE.
THANKS ALOT
HAKIM FROM SOUTHER SUDAN

Monday, August 31st 2009

thanks!

Thursday, September 3rd 2009

Hi James!

I’ve studied english for 10-year and nobody showed me this grammar like you did it.
Tks a lot!

Sunday, September 13th 2009

thx

Sunday, September 13th 2009

Hi
It is a nice lesson. I liked it a lot. The only thing is that the marker does not look very good. It looks opaque.

Thank you

Monday, September 14th 2009

Hi teacher! I am very happy to find you on online to teache me and others who are very interested in learning the english language. I have been looking for some one like you to teach me the correct English and make me understand the grammer a lot better. I have been trying to learn english for a long time may be from when i was 12years till today. I don’t know what exectly do i need help with but as you can see i can write ,but still i make mistakes here there. May be you can help me to improve my writting and give me some tips.I would really apprecite if you first teach me the grammer rules and may be then i can contiue learning the other english usage rules. I have watched this video where you are teaching english tenses ,but i don’t see the other videos where you are continuing the lessons. where do i have to excectly go to watch the other lessons of the tenses.

Thursday, September 24th 2009

Very good explanation but could you avoid to use light colors? I think dark colors looks much better.
Thanks

Monday, September 28th 2009

thanks alot.

Monday, September 28th 2009

thank so much broth

i like it mmm

Thursday, October 8th 2009

Thank you for the lesson!!!

Sunday, October 11th 2009

Thank yuo for the interesting lesson. I hope to learn English with yuor lessons :)

Wednesday, October 14th 2009

can you help me? i don’t speak and hear English very much. i want to speaks English

Friday, October 16th 2009

Hi James,

what about a similar lesson about PAST PERFECT SIMPLE vs. PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS??

tnxx

Sunday, November 8th 2009

The best!!

Simple and very funny, when I grow up I’d like to be like you.

Monday, November 9th 2009

thank u but Iwant more practic for present perfict

Saturday, November 14th 2009

thank you ,you make it very easy for me

Saturday, November 14th 2009

Your are amazing teacher… I really love to learn with you…!!! If you teach me… English will be simple for me…….. thanks thanks…..

Friday, November 20th 2009

thank you!!! it’s amazing!!!!

Tuesday, November 24th 2009

thank you

Thursday, December 24th 2009

That’s good teacher.I very like

Tuesday, December 29th 2009

Hi James,

I fond of your lessons. You are such a good teacher. I would like to give you an advice.
I think the “how much money do you have?” sentence is not the best example for present perfect because it was said in present simple.
Thank you so much for giving us these lessons.

Sunday, January 3rd 2010

THanx teacher >>Good job =]

Sunday, January 10th 2010

You are a GRAET teacher. ! thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 14th 2010

Dear Teacher..
I have a problem with this following test I found in Internet .
( Present perfect or Simple present? )

I WILL WRITE IN CAPITAL LETERS AND ” – ” ) what I think I have to write BUT i know it´s WRONG and I do not UNDERSTAND WHY is it wrong. ( the first two sentences, I leaved then in blank.( I just wrote them to understand the hall meaning)

1)Daughter: No, I (come / just)……………. home from school.
2)Mother: You (come)………. home from school two hours ago!

3)Daughter: Well, but my friend Lucy (call) …..”HAVE CALLED “…… when I (arrive) ( why(3) is not Pres.Cont. if i do not know the time she arrived?)

4) Mother: (you / see / not)…” HAVEN´T YOU SEEN”…. Lucy at school in the morning? ( why (4) is not Pres Contin.. if I do not know, if is morning now? )
5)Daughter: Yes, but we (have / not)…..” HAVEN´T NOT HAD the”……. time to talk then ( why (5) is not pres cont.. if may be she just finished to phone?

thank you very much for your answer.!!!! You are a GREAT GREAT GREAT TEACHER !!!!

Friday, January 15th 2010

good day..

I have a question..

what if i say “I’ve been waiting for 10 years”.. will it fall in present perfect simple or in present perfect cont??

It confuses me a lot..!!

Friday, January 15th 2010

    Gestine,

    I would guess it’s Present Perfect Con’t. Correct me if I’m wrong James.

    Rgds,
    bong

    Sunday, January 24th 2010

    I was asking myself the same question. Would be great to get an answer of someone who’s sure himself about this issue :)

    Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

YOU ARE TAHE BEST TEACHER , TAHNKS a lot FOR YOUR HELP best wishes

Monday, February 8th 2010

Thanks,Mr James.I wonder to have teacher like you in our class.

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

thank you sir sow much

Sunday, February 14th 2010

Thank’s james so much

Wednesday, February 24th 2010

This lesson was a litle bit for me thank you James.

Monday, March 8th 2010

Hi

i wouldn”t talk too much simply u r the best

but I have a question

you said that when we r talking about a long time we use the simple form but if we look at this sentence

we hane been coming here 4 our holidays since 2002

y we dont use the simple form here?
and thnx again

I am looking forward to hearing from u

Saturday, March 20th 2010

and another question
we say he looks tired. i dont think he (has been sleeping or has slept ) very well recently

and y?

Saturday, March 20th 2010

I’m glad that I found this amazing site, because from nobody else I have been learned so much as I do now…

Friday, April 2nd 2010

i don’t understand when you say about”how much”….you say that for present continous we use “i have been waitING….” (for short time) and for present perfect tense we use “i have been”. But what form must have the verb after “i have been” (for the present perfect tense). He must have “ING form”(and we have no difference with present continous) or “ED form” (i have been waited” for 3 years)…..or other form?…please help me !

Thursday, April 15th 2010

    Hey Robin ! that depends what you are talking about E.g: present continuos you are describing something in the preent like : I can’t go out now because I am working and you should say I have waited for 3 years and not say I have been waited . I hope it cleans up your mind.

    Tuesday, August 24th 2010

No quis :(

Monday, May 3rd 2010

No quiz :(

Monday, May 3rd 2010

Hi jammes
The way you teach is very much impressive.I am your fan.Thanks to helping us by applying different method on us.
thanks

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

hi James ?
could i ask you a question about the lesson , which is how can we turn this phrase into passive ??
” i have been waiting you for 20mint . ”

please ,thanks

Friday, May 7th 2010

Sorry, I don´t understand which is the structural of frase. How I can write a sentence in Present Perfect and Presente Perfect continuous. Thanks a Lot!

Friday, May 7th 2010

Thank’s so much james, you’re a great teacher.

Friday, May 14th 2010

my dear teacher James::
thank you so much for this valuable lesson.

Sunday, May 30th 2010

Thanks , But i have a question :
When i can ues ‘ for ‘
When i can ues ‘ since ‘

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

thank´s u so much you´re an excellent teacher

Monday, June 14th 2010

HI,
sir you re a good teacher,you example is so nice .my english well be prove here.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010

thank’s teacher

from Thailand

Thursday, July 22nd 2010

I have been confused about these present perfect simple and present perfect continuous for a long time. In this way, you made it very simple and detailed. You are a good teacher. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, July 25th 2010

    agree!

    Thursday, December 2nd 2010

you make things easier ,you really do.thank you very much.

Monday, August 16th 2010

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

Great teachers are here :)

Thursday, August 19th 2010

good day.. i have a question…you have mentioned “how much money do you have” is this a present perfect simple question? or a present simple question? when we are discussing a situation or maybe an event under present perfect simple we should also use a present prefect simple question, am i right or not?

Saturday, September 4th 2010

hi james
thanks for the lesson it is very usefull to me.But i have a question…
in the example why did yous say >>> i have been married for twenty years and not ihave been marring >>
thanks lot

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

Good job James! Thank you.

Saturday, September 11th 2010

I have grammar test coming up next friday :)
Thank you for the video !!!
James.. I like the way you explain and how you start this video..
Awesome

Wednesday, September 15th 2010

you r amazing teacher !!

i ‘ve learnt a lot of things

so thank u very much

Thursday, September 16th 2010

Hello…

I have watched your video about present perfect simple and continuous. But i have one question:
Are’nt there any words that i can use in both, my teacher told me 3 words: Work, teach and live, but arent there more than that?
Sorry for my bad english :)

Friday, September 17th 2010

exellent

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Hi

what about the past perfect simple and past perfect progressive…? I would really appreciate a lesson on these two tenses.

Thx

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

this is very good

Friday, October 8th 2010

How you explain it is very nice.

Friday, October 15th 2010

thanx aloooooooooot
I always return to this wbsite whene I have a grammer exam
u explain better than ma teacher ^_^

Friday, November 5th 2010

Hi,
James this is owais i have been watching your videos for a long time. i have some problams or i can say some confusion please tell me what is this “i can’t help” i red a sentence i can’t help teasing my mom.
what does it mean plz tell me ?

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

I have so much respect for you guys thnk you very much im ready to make my test :)

Thursday, November 11th 2010

oh I never met teacher who have the way of teaching same as you before.
I use to confuse about these tense.

Thank you

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

the way u teach is pecfact one i totally out of this world truley speaking

Saturday, November 20th 2010

sir body provide me the rules of tenses on my mail id

i m from india delhi

Saturday, November 20th 2010

thanks james.. i think you are good teacher..

Wednesday, November 24th 2010

What about if someone ask me … How long do you live in Canada? my Q is How can tell them?
1 I have been here for 20 years
2 I came here 20 years ago
3 I live here for 20 years

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

    1 variant is more suitable I think.

    Thursday, December 2nd 2010

thank you sir so much for this, but can you give the room of the “s” and “d” positions?
because i need it so much, and thanks again

Monday, December 6th 2010

Hi teacher James I’m one of the new student and i like your lessones,but it’s very short,.
anyway i like to help me betwee(tenses):- ‘past perfec+past simple’and ‘Precent simple +precent perfect’.
thank you for teaching you and all teachers at engvid.

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

Thanks for the lesson, it very interesting but the quesion’s it’s too small, and also you need to be display the answer.

Thursday, December 16th 2010

Thanks too much James your lesson was useful too much now i understand perfectly what is of the meaning of present perfect

Monday, December 20th 2010

THX ITS WAS REALLY USEFUL FOR ME

Sunday, December 26th 2010

thanks alot
but please change the marker. it’s too faint, i can hardly see .

Thursday, December 30th 2010

thank you so much but i little sad , because there are not more lessons about the tenses in this forum .

Friday, December 31st 2010

hello
how are you doing ?
thank you so much because you are you are good teacher james

Saturday, January 8th 2011

thank you

Sunday, January 9th 2011

thank you>>>

Sunday, January 9th 2011

Please, Is it possible you are putting a test

Sunday, January 16th 2011

Thanks..

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

Very good video.
I’ve seen it three times.

Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thank you alot james i m moroccan student and you help me a lot.comez mr hames and visit morocco

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hi James!
Thank you!

Friday, February 4th 2011

hi sir james thanks very much

Sunday, February 6th 2011

thanks a lot of James, from now there is no secret about pp simple and pp continuous !!! you’re a great teacher, i agree with other friends !!

Friday, February 11th 2011

that’s why English is the lovely language in the world ,it’s really nice.thanks ENGVID

Friday, February 11th 2011

i really enjoyed the lession.thank u very much.

Thursday, February 17th 2011

Is very funny this videos and quick… It help me so much……I’m learning with his class teacher….thank you

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

very nice

Friday, February 25th 2011

very nice :D

Saturday, February 26th 2011

the difference between the present perfect simples and continuous ithat the first there is a focus on action the second there is a focus on duratin . thank you very much.

Sunday, February 27th 2011

hi master james u ur perfect teacher i saw i diidnt saw it in my life u know i have been learning english for 6 mounths in gollage but iam not got sense in them because of my profssor i really dont like them because i didnt understand on them i wish i wish u had taught me please come in kuwait in british council i wonder jioing with u

Saturday, March 12th 2011

Thank you very much for your lesson, it’s very useful enjoy

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

Hi teacher,
I have a question.
If i said I’ve been teaching English since 2008 and i used that sentence for a long time. is that correct?
Thank you so much teacher.

Friday, March 18th 2011

Thank you very much.super explanation.
Now i got confidence that i can learn lot from this web side.
Good job sir.
Thanks again.

Friday, March 18th 2011

presaent perfect = how much how many– result,long time
present perfect con.= activity,short time

Saturday, March 19th 2011

plz answer me the action of the present perfect here is contuniueted t the present i ve been a pupil since 2009

Thursday, March 24th 2011

thank you very much, your website is a great help for esl teachers..kudos!!!

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

please, explain the difference between past perfect and past perfect continous tense..thank you!

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

thanks. but where are the quiz?

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

    There’s no quiz for this lesson!

    Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Very nice!

Saturday, April 23rd 2011

thanks

Monday, April 25th 2011

thanx for this great lesson but unfortunately i’m still confused

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

You are the best of the best thanx for your explanaition and good acting play so cool and adorobal you are great

Sunday, May 1st 2011

thanxs!!! tenses is really confusing but i guess i’m getting it now
i have question

it …….. for ten hours (rain)
should i take ten hours as long period of time or short
and please do tell me which tense is used here

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

thanxs!!! tenses is really confusing but i guess i’m getting it now
i have question

it …….. for ten hours (rain)
should i take ten hours as long period of time or short period of time
and please do tell me which tense is used here

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

Hi…This is my favorite lesson…lol…James u r the best,i listen lesons everyday…Regards from Serbia…

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

Thank you my teacher Valen could you add all tenses in the lessons please

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Hi man! You should learn us the “Who questions”. It’d be nice. And please we need another video about Present Perfect. Keep up the good videos!

Saturday, May 14th 2011

thanks !

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Hi James,

thank you very much indeed, I didn’t know about short time activity for present perfect continuous and long time for present perfect activity, but I’ve just learnt the difference.

Cheers.

Thursday, May 19th 2011

the best english teacher i have ever seen. thankyou

Sunday, May 29th 2011

thanks a lot…..

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Great lesson James. Thank you !

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

I whish have you as my teacher
if you were my teacher before I WOULD NOT BE IN TROUBLE NOW
TKS
ps I LOVE YOU AS A TEACHER

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Hi,James!Thank you very much for your lessons!

Sunday, June 19th 2011

10q so mush sir

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

Hi James!
Thanks!
I´ve been quite confused how to use the Present perfect simple and present perfect continuous a long time but thanks to you finally I understood it!
With best wishes to you EDYTA from Poland

Monday, July 4th 2011

We love you JAME!!!!! You’re genus. I hope that god will bless you forever! :D =))))
You are the best teacher ever

Monday, July 4th 2011

Hi James, thanks a lot for your lessons,i really like the way you teaching, i can see when i watching yours videos, you do this with pleasure,you care about all this people who want to learning English!! you born to teaching us lol!! you are the best James, Regards from Brazil

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

i m learning but want to learn more and more

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

munir from afghanistan these grammar lessons that you offer are really useful and effective for all English learners. I wish all the teachers the best success and hope to offer a lesson on definite article too.

Monday, July 18th 2011

thanxs james.your lesssen was very helpful to show me the differencecs bet the toe tenses.
these are my examples:
-i have been watching englishvid since 7 clock.
i have watched this vedio since 2008.

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

plz share some inf about clauses and sentence

Sunday, July 24th 2011

I honestly find it easier just to say:
“have + verb in the past” = PPS
(means something finished)

“have + Been + verb in the gerund” = PPC
(means something goes on)

Monday, July 25th 2011

James, you get all confused. lol. He has gone. it shows no numbers and it’ss till PPS.

Monday, July 25th 2011

Dear My best teacher,
I try to learn from you every day and thank for your spend useful time to teach me. I do hope that i will become English native specker in the future.
May god bless you
Best wish,
Bunthann Cambodian

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

thank you teachers

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

thanks

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

Hi James,
I`ve watched your classes since two weeks ago. It`s been very helpful. I`ve been enjoying it a lot.
Tks very much!

Wednesday, September 14th 2011

James, the reason you think ‘read’ and ‘have read’ mean the same is that ‘read’ is correct and ‘have read’ in incorrect. Your understanding of the present perfect is incorrect. You should not put incorrect information out to 200,000 people. Those people need correct information. Write to me and I’ll explain what you need to know.

Thursday, September 15th 2011

hi.thanks for this lesson.I want to leran Future Continuous and Future Perfect.Can yon explain me this grammar?Please.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

sir actually i have a question,, there is no knowledge about the word for example where its uses in ………….

have+ing having
gotta
used to be
have got to be
have had together i have had food like something please understand about the above mention grammer topics
i want thanks to you by heart specially the ALEX sir i requesting to you sir please understant about this topic you way of teaching is nice and the voice clearty is so good ..

Sunday, September 25th 2011

Thank you very much teacher.

Thursday, October 13th 2011


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Thank you very much!!! from Ukrain!

Sunday, October 16th 2011

thank you so much Mr.James
I want ask you about past perfect simple and when we use it and why ?
hope you are going to make a lesson about it because there is no any lesson on engvid about it thnx again

Friday, October 21st 2011

Good class. I´ve noticed that your pronunciation is quite different in this video when you say “read”. It sounds like “ready” just in the begging of the word because the letter “e” sounds strong . It doesn´t seem American language.
Thanks.

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

u r d best teacher.thank u very much.ur way of teaching is unique.

Friday, November 11th 2011

thanks alot. I understand the Grammer from this website
Many Thanks :)

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

YOU ARE EXCELLENT.THANKS ALOT.

Friday, November 18th 2011

you r faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab….

Sunday, November 20th 2011

THANK YOU YOU ARE MY FAVORITE TEACHER .. I AM AN A
ME YOUNG I’LL TELL MY FRIENDS ABOUT YOU ..

Sunday, November 20th 2011

Hello I’m russian. And i’m writing from Turkey now. Thank you for your lesson. Very helps but May I ask u something? Could you speak more slowly?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Excellent!…

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Hi! The lessons are very useful but the sound is very poor. We can hardly hear the teacher’s message. I hope that you can improve it. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

    This is one of older videos. Our new lessons have better audio and video quality, Georgeta.

    Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Thanks a lot! Good job!!! you helped to improve my grammar. I’ve never seen such kind of explanation. You’re perfect teacher.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Hello my name is carol, i´m brazilian and i need help to my english test how much is a long time ? how much is a short? 1 hour is a long or a short time ? Thanks

Saturday, December 10th 2011

Thank you :D

Saturday, December 17th 2011

Thanks,you are wonderful my dear.God will bless you for helping your brothers and sisters to rich their gold.

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

great!! thanks alot teacher

Friday, December 30th 2011

thank you so much Mr.James
I want ask you about present perfect simple and when we use it and why ?becouse Iam don,t understand this you can help me?

Thursday, January 19th 2012

dear james,,,

i have completed in morning
i completed in morning,,which are right please give me your consultancy

Monday, February 6th 2012

Why I use the PRESENT PERFECT CONTINOUS instead of PRESENT CONTINOUS in these sentences?

1) Michael and I are colleagues. We’ve been working togetherfor two years.

2) Katie and Hanna have been sitting in the park since two o’clock.

3) Shall I remind the waiter about our order? How long have we been waiting for it?

4)
a: Mark isn’t playing very well in this game, is he?
b: No, but I’m not surprised. He hasn’t been practising.

thx in advance!

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Hey Teacher pretty nice explanation, however, I just wanna tell you or request you to reupload this video with a better quality, because the background light did allow me to have a good image!!! please

Friday, March 2nd 2012

great .so far so good

Sunday, March 4th 2012

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Friday, March 9th 2012

keep teaching good work

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

The same here where is the Quizzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

thank sir could you give me the meaning of play off

Sunday, March 25th 2012

hay teacher .which one is true?
1.how long have u been there?
2.how long do u live there?
tnx

Monday, March 26th 2012

good, thanks a lot

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

Sir, you said in the lesson.(I have been married for 20 years.
My question is that (married) isn’t it a past tense of marry and how it came in present simple and continuous?

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

I am now not positive the place you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend a while learning much more or understanding more. Thank you for fantastic info I was in search of this information for my mission.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Thank you teacher..Tomorrow I have exam and i must to know exercise and definition of all tense like simpel perfect progressive tense and perfect progressive.!

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Hi. James. I wish you’re fine. I’m going to tell you about this lesson I can’t understand may be I need to watch this lesson again. SO it’s bad manner if you move a lot in the lesson and do some imagine I was confused so I hope you won’t do it again.

Monday, April 23rd 2012

It was very useful!Thanks a lot!

Friday, April 27th 2012

thank you,I wish to read this lesson ,who really wanna know about grammar .

Saturday, April 28th 2012

you are a great teacher . why should i go to col

Sunday, May 6th 2012

I have been looking for teacher like you to give me private lessons to improve my English I hope I’LL find him

Sunday, May 6th 2012

i have question
is the present perfect progressive
and the present perfect Continuous the same

Monday, May 21st 2012

i have a Q can we use past tense as well as present perfect for completed action e.g. i offered prayer. and i have offered prayer.plz clear me.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

hi james
u r such amazing teacher ,u have that unique quality we must understand what u want to say…………..good job thanks

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

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Friday, June 1st 2012

James, thank you for the nice lesson!

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

James, you’re confusing them, e.g, ‘I have been married for twenty years’, only if you are still married. If you are no longer married, you say ‘I was married for 20 years’. It has nothing to do with numbers. It has only to do with continuation. You’re putting out bad information. You DO need help.
br dot bradvines at yahoo dot com, if you like.

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

Hi! Great class. Congratulation and go Corinthians!!!

Monday, June 25th 2012

thank you very much for this fantastic video and for your great efforts
I want to ask a question about:
when I use “been” in the present perfect simple like :
I have been married for 20 years
Is it when I’m talking about a continuous action that takes along or not ????

Sunday, July 8th 2012

Hi,
Sorry, but one of your examples for the Present Perfect Simple not correct. “How much money do you have?” has nothing to do with the Present Perfect Simple. It’s the Simple Present: something that is true at a certain point in time! Present Perfect Simple is: have/has plus past participle. How much money have you had? would be the Present Perfect Simple.

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Thanks for all your videos! Next Saturday I will have the Ielts exam in Florence (Italy), I was a little bit nervous but with these videos, now, I have improved my english……..

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

It’s good notes to know ,Thank you .

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Hi Jim,
You are a very good teacher, but when your video class was at 7min35sec, you make me confused.
Which sentences are correct?
1. I have been working here for 3 years
2. I have worked here for 3 years.

Thursday, July 19th 2012

You have taught for 10 minutes a very good lesson! I have been learned two really useful tenses, thank you.

Friday, July 27th 2012

    Sry I wanted to write learning

    Friday, July 27th 2012

hi teacher. really you are good teacher. thank you so much.

Sunday, July 29th 2012

Thanks, and happy to see you on this website

Saturday, August 4th 2012

Thank you very much ,it is really the great project.

Friday, August 10th 2012

thnk you

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Dear James,please don’t use the light colour marker pen,because I can’t read what you wrote on the board.

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Where are the exercises???? I need them…:/

Friday, August 31st 2012

“What were you doing at 2 o’clock?
I’ve been reading.”(c)
Priceless :) LOL

But we got the concept and that is the important thing! Thank you!

Monday, September 10th 2012

I think that I have just understood this tense.Thanks a lot.

Thursday, September 13th 2012

very good attempt

Friday, September 28th 2012

Hi, James! You’ve helped a lot understand the difference between the Present Perfect Tense and The Present Perfect Continuous. As a Portuguese speaker, those tenses are tricky for Brazilian students to grasp. I’d like to know the difference, if there is any, in sentences such as: “Sorry to keep you waiting. I’ve been fixing the car” and “Sorry to keep you waiting. I was fixing the car”. For me, both mean the same. Hugs.

Monday, October 8th 2012

thamks james this is my first time i saw your programe it,s nice n i like it bt i would like to ask you a question.the grammer is hard for me so how do i start garmmer from beggin up to end?

Saturday, October 13th 2012

I have found it so useful ;)
so thanks Alot teacher

Monday, October 15th 2012

Great lessons!You gave some tips to teach my students.Thank you

Sunday, October 21st 2012

It is correct if I write: I have been watching the games every Sunday for 20 years ….also if the time is long is correct to use the present perfect continuous?

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

James is a great teacher. I love him so much!

PC.
Hey guys, I noticed James doesn’t answer comments!
So if you want to ask questions, ask Emma or Ronnie, for example!

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Very helpful lesson. I also couldn’t understand difference between these two tenses before watching this film.

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Hello my teacher,
You are extremely extremely excellent teacher, the present perfect simple and continues make me confusing all of the time , thanks a a lot for your best teaching , best explaining, best example,GOD bless you, GOD bless you, all of you are the great human for us.

Friday, November 9th 2012

I have confused so much. My teacher in one time taught me. He give an example: there are a fight between a lady and a govement officer who force her to move out her home. But she doesn’t agree. So she yell: ” I have been living here for 4 years”. So when do we use ” I have lived here for…time” & ” I have been ling here for…time”

Friday, November 16th 2012

its so good i can speak english because you i love you

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

Thanx teacher,Good job

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Hey teacher ,I’ve never seen teacher as you (great method )Thank’s alot from Suadi Arabian.I h’ve got benefit form that lesson ,please keep goin :)

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

THANK U

Thursday, December 27th 2012

thank you

Friday, December 28th 2012

Very good thanks.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

pronunciation difficult to understand,sorry

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Hi james
When do u have to use present perfect and simple past. It’s gonna be more interesting and funnier if u put it as a video.i’ll be thanking u .
Thanx

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Great teacher

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

thx :D !

Friday, January 4th 2013

Maam, which is correct.
I learn English these days or
I am learning English these days.

Thursday, January 10th 2013

i really learn a lot with this page it’s amazing..you’re good teachers :D

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Sir.. can you give some lesson on past or present or future perfect progressive tense? I didn’t find any special lesson on that.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

James, how do we determine a particular period of time as a long time or a short one? Here, you compare 20 years to 20 minutes. How about 20 hours or 20 weeks or 20 months?
Thank you

Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you James

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

good video, but very slowly the down.

Monday, March 11th 2013

i didn’t understand to much, present simple is a fact, right, example “i play basket ball” it’s a present simple right, why that’s the no. is only a present simple,and the present continues i am playing basket ball, am i right?

Thursday, March 28th 2013

present simple for facts and habits, and the present continues for action in progress now. am i right?

Thursday, March 28th 2013

its a helpful!! thanks

Thursday, April 11th 2013

I have been living here since 2001. :-This is a correct sentence. But u said in that, for long period we use present perfect simple.So confused :(

Friday, June 14th 2013

Oh, earnestly, I can’t thank you enough for ur lesson!

Saturday, July 13th 2013

Hi teacher, I want to know more about the used of the present perfect and the used to “already, still, yet”,. thanks

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

I wonder something
My teacher said we use will+v.1
but at academic said we use will+v.inf
which is correct?

Sunday, September 8th 2013

thanks for the lessons

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

very good effort, thanks.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Teacher I think you said in vidéo after 7:28mn “we can use present perfect simple to tell people we have something for a long time I have been mmmm..?? long time, if you use short time we can use the present perfect continuous I have been waiting, I have been doing mmmm.. short time” but you make me confused, please explain more.

Sunday, December 15th 2013

Thank you

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

Thks cool vid, so the present perfect simple is for example when we try to say an activity that we doing that for a long time may a week , month or a year (i have been driving for the 2 last weeks) and the present perfect continuos is the activity that you´re been doning, for example i have been reading the newspaper or like you sed Zaineb i have been waiting for 10 minutes.

Friday, December 27th 2013

tanks for the video ,may you put some exrcice .

Saturday, December 28th 2013

i have been living in canada for twenty years (rt or wrong)?

Monday, December 30th 2013

I’ve been studied english 2 months. I’ve been learning english present perfect and present simple in past 30 minutes and this video helped me a lot.

Friday, January 17th 2014

thanks!!

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Hi James,
I’m an ESL tutorial teacher for Korean students here in the Philippines. When I taught this to one of my advanced student, she had a hard time understanding the usage of the perfect tenses, as most of our students. It’s a good things I’ve seen your site. Now, I can teach my students the easiest way to understand these tense and especially the usage. The explanations you’ve given are way more different than the explanations in the book we use for teaching, it’s a British book anyway. Yours is simple and clear. I will recommend your site to our head teacher. Thank you so much.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

thanks but where is it the exam?

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Teacher I want to ask you how to use Since and For in present perfect and continuous.Im not sure thz teacher

Thursday, March 6th 2014

Clear , thank you

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Thank you very much for this lesson James. It’s the first time that I hear about the differences of time (long or short) when you use these tenses. I’ve been using the sentence “I’ve been living in Japan for () years” for a long time. I’m still living here, so the correct way to say it is: I have lived in Japan for 6 years. Wait a minute, I’m still confused, what does happen if someone asked me….How long have you been living here?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I hope someone could read my comment :( . I’m still very confused about because I found in other resources that it’s correct to use Present Perfect Continues for my sentence.

Sunday, April 13th 2014
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