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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.
What is the function of the word 'thought' in the following sentence?
Jacqueline thought she would win first place in the contest.

What is the function of 'to celebrate her promotion' in the following sentence?
Belinda invited her friends to her house for lunch to celebrate her promotion.

A subject complement is similar to an object, except that it completes the meaning of the subject rather than the verb.

Is the following sentence complete and correct?
What you do with your own free time is up to you.

Read the following sentence carefully:
When they need a little source of inspiration, whether to help them persevere in their efforts or simply to brighten their otherwise ordinary lives, many people often turn to the arts, especially the movies, because they find that fantasy and fiction are great ways to forget the harshness of reality.
What is the main subject-verb pairing?

Read the following sentence carefully:
Over the last century, especially in the wealthier areas of the world, sociologists have noticed a growing tendency among ordinary people to neglect the natural relationship between themselves and their environment.
How many independent clauses are in this sentence?

Read the following sentence carefully:
Over the last century, especially in the wealthier areas of the world, sociologists have noticed a growing tendency among ordinary people to neglect the natural relationship between themselves and their environment.
What is the main subject of this sentence?

Wanting to be a good neighbor, Heather baked a pie for the family that had just moved in next door.
In the above sentence, what is the independent clause?

A sentence can have no complements, or it can have many complements. It depends on the writer.


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I got 8 correct out of 9 :) Grammar is difficult but important to read or write sentences. Thank you for your great lesson, Adam :)

Friday, June 20th 2014

    I agree with you happy04, it is difficult; but grammar forms the backbone of the language.

    Saturday, June 21st 2014

      Indeed it does Regino. Well said :)

      Friday, July 4th 2014

      Gee!!! I need to go over the lesson before taking the quiz.

      It was an execellent video Adam, I learned “new” grammar terms and patterns to talk about the sentence; a bit complicated, but digestible.

      Thanks again for sharing this with us Mr.____.

      P.S. By the way Adam, what is your last name? Hope you do not mind.

      Regards

      Thursday, July 24th 2014

Good to see you again Adam lol, Nice lesson I appreciate it.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thx Adam, that’s a very important lesson. Deeply appreciate .

Friday, June 20th 2014

Hi, I got 7 correct out of 9. I was difficult for me.

Thanks.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thanks, Adam.
There’s a question I want to know:
find the answer on/in the book, which one is correct?
If you can help, I’d appreciate that. :)

Friday, June 20th 2014

    Hi Sophie,

    It’s “in” the book. The book is like a container; it holds words and ideas inside. That’s why it’s in the book.

    Unless you left you letter on the book, in which case it is physically on top of it.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

      Hi, Sophie!
      Maybe this lesson http://www.engvid.com/english-prepositions-in-or-on/ with Rebecca can help you.
      Hugs!

      Friday, July 11th 2014

      thanks for explain mr.adam

      Sunday, February 22nd 2015

      Mr. Adam,
      I’m still confused to make a distinction between dependent and independent clause.

      No.2
      What is the function of ‘to celebrate her promotion’ in the following sentence?
      Belinda invited her friends to her house for lunch to celebrate her promotion.

      The answer is
      “verb of a dependent clause”

      Means “Belinda invited her friends” is a dependent clause. why not Independent clause?

      Thanks :)

      Sunday, July 17th 2016

thanks teacher Adem.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

I feel the lesson is verey difficalt.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    yes that s right i fail in quiz lol

    Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    Hi Rebecca,

    It is difficult, but if you watch a few times and understand it, it will make all of English much easier in the long run.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

    yes it is difficult lesson but it’s very informative

    Thursday, July 17th 2014

Thank you very much! I’d like to know if you can tajik dish. My favourite food is OSH.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Hi Rahmonali,

    I’ve never tried it, but I would love to. If have a chance to, I’ll let you know.:)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Gee!!! I need to go over the lesson before taking the quiz.

It was an execellent video Adam, I learned “new” grammar terms and patterns to talk about the sentence; a bit complicated, but digestible.

Thanks again for sharing this with us Mr.____.

P.S. By the way Adam, what is your last name? Hope you do not mind.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Benn :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

this is the first time i got 6 correct out of 9, what a difficult lesson! But i felt fun because it really useful for me. Thanks, Adam :D

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Quiz nine cannot be true. First sentence is true, however the second one is absolutely false. The sentence size does not depends on the author, but on the fact or idea is decribed by him. So, the Quiz nine is logically false.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Hi Britzen,

    I think you might have misunderstood. A sentence can have many complement; this does not say anything about the length of the sentence. A sentence can be one line but have three or four complements:
    e.g.: The boy ate the delicious ice cream fast because it was hot outside and he was hungry and excited.
    The independent clause is “the boy ate.” everything else is complements.

    Does this help?

    Friday, July 4th 2014

I got 5 correct out of 9.
:(
It’s really difficult topic.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Don’t worry Darina, it is a difficult topic. What we need is a bit more practice, that’s all.

    Regards.

    Saturday, July 19th 2014

Excuse me Mr Adam, but I think the first question sentence we have a dependent clause ‘Jacqueline thought’ since the sentence is logically incomplete in meaning, thus the verb ‘thought’ should function as a verb of the dependent clause but NOT of an independent, do you agree to the point?

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Hi Omaxios,

    Jacqueline though…what? (that) she would win….

    The independent clause is Jacqueline though. I don’t need to answer what she though, but if I want to, then I have a noun clause as object to the verb thought.

    thought can be either transitive or intransitive, meaning it can take an object or not.

    Regardless, the verb of the dependent clause is “would win”

    Does this help?

    Friday, July 4th 2014

      Adam,

      A great lesson and a meaningful set of quiz questions.

      Please consider correcting the word ‘though’ at two places in your reply to Omaxios to ‘thought’, so that readers grasp the correct sense of your reply.

      Regards, Ravi

      Wednesday, September 30th 2015

I got 8 correct out of 9 :))))) I am really happy with this result .

Saturday, June 21st 2014

I got 9 of 9. Quite difficult lesson. I remember sentence pattern SVOMPT (Subject, Verb, Object, Manner, Place, Time)

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Hi Emo,

    You’re right. What you describe is essentially the SVO and SVA that I described, just divided into elements.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Perfect explanation. Thanks a lot dear Adam.
I got 9 out of 9. I like this grammar.
Would you please prepare a video about different kinds of clauses and phrases?
Thank you so very much.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    I’ll work on it Elmira :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Excellent lesson!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Thanks for this very good explanation Mr.Adam.
I got 9/9
I didn’t have this clear vision about this grammar before.
it’s really great website.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Nice lesson! Could you teach us about compound adjectives? Thank you Adam!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    Will do Cuinojack :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

thanks Adam, it was a helpful lesson

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Hey Adam, congratulations.
You have a clear voice for to teach English, I can listening you perfectly.
I’m in Ottawa since last week, but I could to perceive that on “real life” people say every words together, then it is very hard to understand.

So, I have a suggestion to you and EngVid. Why you don’t record a movie with a list of common phases in 3 speeds (normal, slowly and “real life”)? Take a look in this example made by a Brazilian guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH8zrnbYcE8

Thank you very much for your movies! EngVid are the best.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    I forgot to say… that guy did a good job, but he obviously have Brazilian accent.

    Saturday, June 21st 2014

      right

      Sunday, June 22nd 2014

        Sorry, actually I was replying another comment that I did but that didn’t be approved yet.
        It is other “guy”

        Monday, June 23rd 2014

    That’s a really good idea! I’ll add it to our list of future lessons :)

    Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    Good idea Ruben. I’ll see what I can do about that.

    Have you seen this lesson I did?
    http://www.engvid.com/3-tips-for-sounding-like-a-native-speaker/

    Let me know if it helps a little.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

      Yes, sure! I watched all of your movies.
      But, for me, listening is harder than talk, so I can try to speak like a native, but can’t understand the natives.

      Actually I need to correct my comment about that movie! The guy is from Ireland! He isn’t Brazilian! I thought that he were Brazilian because the speak Portuguese very well (I’m Brazilian! I know, I know… I’m crazy!).

      Thanks Dam, thanks EngVid Team!

      Monday, July 28th 2014

A great way to learn. Thank you.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

the quiz is fun. Looks like I have to revise my grammar

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

excellent quizzes.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Thank you very much Adam. It’s really a
very important lesson and your way of making students understand is really very nice!! Thank you very much again.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

I’m the worst learner, only got 4 out of 9, I blamed myself for not intelligent enough to understand the grammar. Thank you.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    Hi TC,

    It’s not about intelligence. It’s about practice. You’ll get it soon enough. Keep trying.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Oh,my GOD!I got 5 outta 9.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

4 per 9. poor me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
thanks you teacher Adam and welcome to VIETNAMESE

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    Can find lots of Vietnamese out here. By the way, 9 correct out of 9. Very helpful lesson, again. Thank you so much, Adam

    Monday, June 13th 2016

      Sorry #nvsanh, I wasn’t meant to reply your comment. I don’t know why it’s here, maybe it was a miscarriage. Again, sorry if it annoys you!

      Monday, June 13th 2016

Although I’d played this video for 3 times, I got 6/9. Thanks for nice lesson. Maybe, I should back to basic lessons again. lol

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Great job!Thanks a lot for your efforts to help us.I ,personally,really like your smile,so please always and in every lesson you do try to have your smile.Therefore,we can learn the lesson better.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    :)

    Thanks Connor

    Friday, July 4th 2014

I got 8 :D

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

56 per 100 it’s for high level

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    Hi Dougss,

    Actually it’s the first step toward being high level. Keep trying. :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

:( I’ll be better next time!

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

it was not easy to understand (for me I mean) but it’s a very useful lesson

Monday, June 23rd 2014

I got 6 :( but i promise i will practice everyday :)

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Here in Ukraine our grammarians distinguish between parts of speech and parts of the sentence, and that’s why the core of the sentence is called “subject-predicate group”, but not verb.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

    Yep! and what is the independent clause in your intricate sentence??? :-)

    Monday, June 23rd 2014

      It’s there Bahur :)

      Friday, July 4th 2014

      I like your avatar, it’s very nice)

      Friday, July 4th 2014

    Hi Ksuykot,

    Firstly, I’m glad that you know grammarians exist ;)

    Also, you’re right. However, I have found over the years that the idea of a predicate confuses students more than it helps them understand how a sentence works. That’s why I stay away from it and simplify it to what I presented. Once a student gets to a high enough level, and shows actual interest in grammar, then I can get into more complex ideas.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

      Indeed, you are right) I try to teach my boyfriend English now, and I know how it is difficult sometimes… I appreciate your help. Thank you.

      Friday, July 4th 2014

Hi Adam, it is a amaizing one to improve level and keep me chalenged! Many thanks your time!

Monday, June 23rd 2014

good job . thank you :)

Monday, June 23rd 2014

I got a very poor scored but i try my best next time thank very much sir adam

Monday, June 23rd 2014

9/9 Very good lesson! Thanks!
:-)

Monday, June 23rd 2014

thanks!!

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Hi, Adam! Nice to see you again. You have been doing great job. I am sure all students appreciate your amazing lessons full of a detailed explanation. Thanks a lot again! By the way, I would like to congratulate you with launching your own web-site! I have already skimmed it but I am going to read it carefully. I hope you have lived your dreams out. Good luck !

Monday, June 23rd 2014

    Thank you very much Ms. Luda :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

dear teacher adam please make lessons on different types of dependent clauses (adjective, adverb and noun cluases)

Monday, June 23rd 2014

    Will do Syednomanshah :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Hello Adam=)i am an english teacher,live in moscow)i would like to know do u have a profile in facebook?

Monday, June 23rd 2014

6/9 but i’m happy with it.. some were random clicks :)

Monday, June 23rd 2014

this is very useful and helpful

Monday, June 23rd 2014

5/9 :-( it hurts you know, when the subject is grammar the difficulties show up, even in my first language, Portuguese. Compliments for you Adam to try complement a little more my English grammar.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

whats means of indeed

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

    Hi Alan,

    Indeed basically means “in fact”. Most people use it the same as “yes” to confirm something, or to emphasize something already said.

    Does this help?

    Friday, July 4th 2014

thank you very much Adam.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Perfect Lesson, Thank you.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

excellent lesson, for me too hard to understand.
I need learn more, to write correct grammar.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

    It’s an advanced level lesson, so don’t feel too bad!

    Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Thank you,it was so interesting video.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Thank you, it was so interesting.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Best compliments for your site and for this great lesson!:)

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    Thank you Byte :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Thanks a lot!

Btw, could you make a lesson about the phrasal verb ‘Take’, please?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    Will get on it Str99 :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

I have 2 question
1)what’s the diffrency between synonym and activator of a word?
2)if the pulural of tooth is teeth,why isnt the pulral of booth beeth?one goose 2geese So one moose 2meese?
thanks in advance.
by the way.
this is mehdi from Iran:)

Thursday, June 26th 2014

    Ah, Mehdi. You ask the difficult questions :)

    1) a synonym is a word that has a similar meaning or function as another word. I’m not sure what an activator of a word is. t might be a learning tool to help you learn vocab.

    2) Because English is a crazy language lol.
    why do we drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway?
    Why does a ship carry cargo, and trucks ship parcels?
    Why do our noses run, and our feet smell?

    That’s English. (sorry I can’t actually give you a better answer) :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Have 3 wrong noooooo

Thursday, June 26th 2014

awesome lesson, 6/9 good

Thursday, June 26th 2014

i got 7 out of 9
but you are the best thank you !!

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Hey Adam. Thanks for the lesson, it’s compelte and comprehensive.
BTW, I’m wondering what foreign languages you know? :)
Cheers!

Friday, June 27th 2014

    Thanks Elocman,

    I can survive in French, Japanese, and Romanian.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

This was a really useful lesson. It summarizes very important concepts in one lesson. Thanks teacher!
I got 9 out of 9

Friday, June 27th 2014

Adam, you are a great teacher. Thank you.

Friday, June 27th 2014

:(

Saturday, June 28th 2014

    No Cipenad,
    It should be :)

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Thanks! :)

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Oh no I did my quiz very badly I think I should be more attentive and I got 4 of 9

Saturday, June 28th 2014

I got 6 out of 9 :( .It was really difficult for me.Anyway ,thanks for your lesson.

Sunday, June 29th 2014

7out of 9

Sunday, June 29th 2014

Grammar to me is very difficult to understand, Thx Adam to teach us!

Sunday, June 29th 2014

As I am preparing TOEFL, I have been learning a lot through your videos! If possible, could you upload the video about how to write conclusion?

Sunday, June 29th 2014

    Will do Sally.

    I will upload that page to my site later today.
    http://writetotop.com . Look in the writing section.

    Hope it helps.

    Friday, July 4th 2014

thanks

Monday, June 30th 2014

Very hard to understand. I got bad score. But I hope I’ll make it and understand it carefully. By the way thanks Mr. ADAM for sharing your lesson. More power.

Monday, June 30th 2014

OMG!!! I have passed the test!hehe

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

I got 8. Thanks Sir!!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

thanks teacher<3<3..see you soon

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Great thanks for your explanation, Adam. I’ve got 9 out of 9! Wow!

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

I had only one mistake. Thank you, Adam!

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Thanks everyone. I know this is difficult grammar, but believe me, it will help you a lot in the long run. keep up the good work.

:)

Friday, July 4th 2014

    Dear Sir,

    Greetings,

    As you mentioned in your video about “who“and “whom.”

    Can you explain me the differences between “Whom” and “Who?”

    Followings are the examples I am face:

    1. Our request was to have the assessment of the four contractors “whom” we have shortlisted based on the advise.

    Can I use “who” instead of “whom” in above sentence?

    2. As informed by Mr. Adam that with the changed sitting layout there will be reduction in no. of persons “who” would be accommodated in the new building.

    Shall I use “whom” In lieu of “who” in this last one?

    I am really anxious to hear the same from you.

    Thanking you.

    Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thanks a lot for the substantial grammar class, Adam. May I ask whether any difference between these terms “subject complement” and “compound nominal predicate”? ex. I’m Russian.

Saturday, July 5th 2014

just 5 correct
sad

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Hi Adam!
I was wondering if I could download the video to share it with other students in my class.
The thing is that I am from a different country where watching videos on the internet is pretty expensive due to a very high cost of internet traffic. Even though EngVid lessons are free, they are not available to certain groups of students who are willing to study and eager to watch such video lessons as you guys are making here.
Thank you!

Sunday, July 6th 2014

I got 8 of 9 that’s correct. That is so difficult

Monday, July 7th 2014

Rahmat (‘thank you’ in Uzbek = ‘rahmat’) for lesson. it helps me a lot. I’m your new student from Tashkent)

Monday, July 7th 2014

hahaha I’m my not good in English but I got 8-9…:)

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

thank you so much sir Adam for the lesson…

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

I got 8 of 9 but I need more practices to be good at English …. Thanks a lot for this useful lesson

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Even if the lesson was extremely complicated, your explanation was so successful that I got the score 8 out of 9. I am sure, without your explanation, I would have 2 out of 9. However, this lesson requires revising from time to time, not to forget the essential of English grammar in use. Well done!

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Thank you Adam! This lesson is really useful. And I am happy – I got 100% :)

Friday, July 11th 2014

funny! I got 6 correct out of 9, thank you for your good lesson. You are kindly teacher, I’ll follow your lesson next.

Saturday, July 12th 2014

Thank you, it’s very difficult lesson for me.
Understanding main idea of long sentences is almost impossible for me)

Monday, July 14th 2014

Thanks for your teaching classes, Adam. It’s very helpful for me!! ^^

Monday, July 14th 2014

Is it correct to call a sentence clause?

Monday, July 14th 2014

Is it correct to call a sentence clause,and vice-versa?

Monday, July 14th 2014

    A group of words with a noun and a verb is a clause. All sentences are clauses, but not all clauses are sentences. Sentences are independent clauses. Here are some independent clauses/sentences: Birds learn to fly when they are young. Ms. Jones is the principal of our school. Where he lives is none of your business.

    Clauses can be dependent (or subordinate) also. If they are dependent, they are not sentences. “Where he lives” above is a clause, but it depends on the rest of the sentence to make sense. “When they are young” is also a dependent clause. These, like all clauses, have a subject and a verb but are not complete by themselves.

    Tuesday, July 15th 2014

      Well, Fantastic smile you did explain right, but I’d like to add some information–another version. Normally, we’d like to say ‘clauses’ and ‘sentences’ are different so as to avoid making the beginning learners confused. I’d say the easy way to identify a clause is to look for conjunctions: if, when, why, because, where, which etc.
      So, whenever you see these words in any sentences means those sentences cannot stand alone, meaning that their meanings are not complete. In addition, when we talk about ‘clauses’, we talk about noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverb clauses.
      Consider this sentence: ‘After we had had lunch, we went back to work.’ For this case, we like to explain that ‘after we had had lunch’ is a subordinate clause and we will call ‘we went back to work’ is a main clause or an independent cause. (The given sentence is called a complex sentence.)
      So, when talking about sentences (a sentence is a group of words that makes complete sense, contains a main verb, and begins with a capital letter), we talk about simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences and compound-complex sentences. Hope this will not make you more confused.

      Tuesday, August 5th 2014

7 correct…could be better…a bit difficult lesson

Monday, July 14th 2014

I have seen that I still hate grammer. But thanks for this useful lesson Adam. :)

Notice: I’ve got just 6 correct of 9.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

I have seen that I still hate grammer. But thanks for this useful lesson Adam. :)

Notice: I’ve got just 6 correct of 9.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

100! You are a magician!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

I took the quiz without watching the entire lesson and tadaaan!! I got 5 out of 9

Friday, July 18th 2014

    I did the same and the outcomes were catastrophic. We should’ve watched the video first, no doubt about it.

    But DO NOT worry, as Addam put it, this is the first step towards success.

    All the best.

    Saturday, July 19th 2014

    That wasn’t bad for someone who didn’t watched the lesson. :3 That means you know a lot about the sentence already.

    Sunday, November 2nd 2014

omg i just did 4 right im depress

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thank you,that was very helpful.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

i understoon but i failed the quiz 2/9

Sunday, July 20th 2014

I have watched the video over three times for understanding the meaning of it. I already got it now. Thanks teacher, Adam.

Monday, July 21st 2014

I have watched the video over three times for understanding the meaning of it. I already got it now. Thanks teacher, Adam.

Monday, July 21st 2014

I’m happy for my score! You are a great teacher!

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

soooo nice

Friday, July 25th 2014

Excellent teacher.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Thank you for such an informative lecture. Truly, this material about sentences in English is seldom explained even at the linguistic schools. That’s very sad ’cause this information is essential for systematic and full understanding of the language.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Thanks T. Adam. The lesson made me see the areas I need to improve with my writing compositions. :)

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Not good, 56 % , need more study. Sorry.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

I know that what I’m about to say has nothing to do with this lesson, which by the way was extremely clarifying and helpful, but have you ever cooked ’empanadas’? If you haven’t, definitely you should give them a try!

Hugs from Buenos Aires!

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

    I, for one, love empanadas! There’re many restaurants here that serve them.

    Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Please , Adam , check this sentence : There are two boys in the pictures – ” There is two boys ” is Subject ?

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

You are a one of the best teacher I met.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

The video was just awesome loved it from the beginning to the very end, but i do have a question and it is as follows:
she gave a letter to Mary
she gave Mary a letter
there is a difference in the structure of the sentence;although there is no change in meaning.
In the first we can say Mary is an indirect object but in second it’s a complement please specify it in videos through subtitles or other means so that users don’t get confused.

Monday, August 4th 2014

I AM SORRY FOR THE SPECIFYING THAT IN THE FIRST MARY IS AN INDIRECT OBJECT. WHAT I MEANT WAS THAT IN THE FIRST WE CAN SAY MARY IS A COMPLEMENT AND AN INDIRECT OBJECT IN SECOND.

Monday, August 4th 2014

    THAT’S OKAY, JUST TURN OFF CAPS LOCK

    Monday, August 4th 2014

    well, many thanks Adam for this fruitful lesson, I do really appreciate it.
    Saikat, remember that the verb give is ditransitive verb, that is to say, it can take two objects: direct and indirect
    objects

    Wednesday, August 6th 2014

First, thanks very much for the video. It’s great to have this kind of lesson. Well, this lesson is not recommended for the beginner because you might be discouraged to learn English, but it is very important to learn so that you would be able to identify parts of the sentence. Frankly, to be able to be good at speaking, writing or reading, we cannot avoid studying the sentence structure, otherwise our English will be a broken English. Studying this lesson will make us avoid producing a fragment sentence or comma splice. In addition, related to this lesson, the learner should learn more about types of the sentences: simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences. These will really help improve the learner’s writing skills, for types of conjunctions, which are the key words to create different sentences, will be explored.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

well, many thanks Adam for this fruitful lesson, I do really appreciate it

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

7 of 9 with two little mistakes but thank you Mr adam

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Learning for more than one year, i got 9/9 in Adam’s lessons for the first time.
You’ve always been choosing tough and important lessons for us. Thanks Adam !

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Thank you, Mr. Adam. Very useful lesson

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Hi Mr Adam,
It is a very informative lesson.
could you please suggest ways for coherence problems in writing essays,,

kind regards,

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Dear Adam,

Thanks a lot for your efforts. It is a great thing that when people could learn a foreign language even without charge.

The question I would to as is that:

I)When a clause with SVsC or SVC(A) pattern, is the verb (in your example which is “be” and “go”) automatically turns to intransitive?

PS. 1)I _am_ Canadian
2)I _went_ to book story.

“Am” and “went” intransitive verbs?

I.b.) If they are, then does a clause with intransitive verb cannot be converted to passive voice?

EG. Birds fly to the skies. (SVC(A))

can I say : Birds were flied to the skies.

II) In your SVsC example,

I am Canadian.

Does it requires a article “a”?

Or both are acceptable?

If “I am Canadian.”, The “Canadian” is a adj.

If “I am a Canadian.”The “Canadian” is a noun.

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Dear Adam,
Thanks a lot for your efforts. It is a great thing that when people could learn a FOREIGN LANGUAGE even without charge.

The question I would to ask is that:

I)When a clause with SVsC or SVC(A) pattern, is
the verb (in your example which is “be” and “go”) automatically turns to intransitive?

PS. 1)I _am_ Canadian

2)I _went_ to BOOK story.

“Am” and “went” intransitive verbs?

I.b.) If they are, then, does a clause with intransitive verb cannot be converted to passive voice?

EG. Birds fly to the skies. (SVC(A))

can I say : Birds were flied to the skies.

II) In your SVsC example,

I am Canadian.

Does it requires an article “a”?
Or both are acceptable?

If “I am Canadian.”, The “Canadian” is a adj.

If “I am a Canadian.”The “Canadian” is a noun

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Thank you Adam for this wonderful lesson. Thanks to you, I got 9 out 9 !

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Thanks adam for the the lesson it was very interesting.
But i am still unable to pick out the exact subject in long sentences after many efforts.
Could you please sort it out for me

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Got 9 out of 9. That just means the matter was explained very well. Thanks Adam. You are among best English teachers I have had.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

I’d like to thank you Mr Adam
i’ve got 78 but I learned well

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Thank you very much Adam!!
:D!!!!!

Friday, August 29th 2014

I have 5 correct :'(

Saturday, August 30th 2014

being a software professional, always facing problems with sentence formation, now i got clear picture of it, which i never had in my education.

My score is 7/9.

Thank you adam sir :)

Saturday, September 6th 2014

my score is 8 out 9 ^^ thanks Mr Adam :)

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Although I try my best to do this exercise, I only get 7 correct out of 9. I do not correct sentences 5th and 6th.

Friday, September 12th 2014

oh my teacher Adam i only got 5 correct answer but I think this is a good start for me. From my mistake and with the help of you teacher Adam I know I can improve my english skills. hehehe. Btw thanks for imparting your knowledge about The Sentences. I learned alot today even im sleepy now bec. its already past 12 midnight already. I just want to finished your lesson and test so I will go to sleep late now haha

Saturday, September 13th 2014

Great explanation. My score was 9 ;D

Monday, September 15th 2014

thanks adam. you are the best.

Friday, September 19th 2014

Adam, this is very good explanation about sentences in english. I think this subject is the most important amoung others.If it is possible for you, you should make new videos on same subject. Thanks a lot…

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thank you adam sir

Friday, October 3rd 2014

Thx Adam!
I’d like to ask you guys of Engvid.com to make a video about noun clauses. I always confuse noun clauses clues with adjectives clauses clues.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I got 7 out of 9 !! yeaaaahhh !!!! =D

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

I got six out of nine! Thank you Adam, you are great!!!

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

It’s a very usefull lesson for me. Thank you Adam.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Hello sir, i got 4 correct out of 9 , how should i practice.

Monday, October 27th 2014

Teacher Adam I got 3 from 9 it’s a diffeclte lesson I can’t understanding it

Friday, October 31st 2014

I’d like to thangok you I get 5 students/trainees in Toeic preparation and with you it’s more fun.
But I have made all with them they are excellent …now I search how I would be able to help them..do you have any idea?

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

I got 6 out of 9, I didn’t know that there are several forms of a sentence, I thought it was only SVO. This lesson really helped me a lot teacher Adam, thank you so much^^

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

I got 9 out of 9! :)
Thanks Adam, very helpful lesson

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Yehey!!! I got 9 out of 9. Thank you so much for the great lesson.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

got 6/9… thank for the lesson

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Hi Adam. It was very helpful lesson. Thank you for this. I got 6 /9 and would like you to advise how to improve skills connected with grammar and reading? Regards

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Just for your amusement- When reviewing the sentences at the end of the lesson…every time you said ” because we have a B -verb.” I heard “because we have a beaver.” Tee hee hee…I love canada.

Sunday, November 9th 2014

It’s very difficult but I’ll try again because I got 44 :(

Monday, November 10th 2014

if u teach, i can understand 90% but in quiz so difficult what is reason sir?

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

lol greatfull site ^^

Thursday, November 13th 2014

great Lessons ;) Many thanks

Friday, November 14th 2014

I got correct 3 out of 9 my grammar is really poor thank you

Saturday, November 22nd 2014

Good Morning Adam, it is a great job and very helpful. I really appreciate you. I haven’t quite understood the question no 3. A subject complement is similar to an object, except that it completes the meaning of the subject rather than the verb. I would like to get more detailed explanation , thank you very much indeed.

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

same grammar points in french but more difficult…I had 9/9 but it’s not important because I’m..

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

I got 8 of nine, but I had all nine but I pressed the submit before I answer. But thanks Adam that was a good class

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Thanks adam actually no teacher has taught me about these stuff .. you have made a lot of problem so clear and easy :)

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

its so difficult to understand. but i got 6. so i think this could be best for me. thanks Adam.

Saturday, December 6th 2014

    Hi eva, It is better to watch it again and try to understand it. Getting 6 correct answers out of 9 may be luck, since the answer is select among four.. In my opinion when we get 8 out of 9 I feel we understood properly, but small mistake has done.

    Monday, December 29th 2014

Hello Mr. Adam

You are right, teachers don’t teach this subject in school, that’s why it’s quite difficult to understand, because I never get this lesson before. Anyway, I got 7 out of 9, thank you very much for this precious lesson.
Looking forward to your other lesson :D

Sunday, December 21st 2014

i got 8 out of 9!

thanks Adam for such a great lesson, your teaching is awesome!!! Couldn’t understand so well.
:D

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

A superb lesson, Adam. The SVOMPT works very well
in the portuguese language.

I paid a lot of attention to your explanation and
before taking the quiz I studied really hard.

Got 8 out of 9! I just have to thank you very
much, Adam.

Incidentally, I wish you and your family a
wonderful New Year.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Oh hi Adam, please make videos that contain like this https://kidovatov.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/infrequent-words/

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Thanks before!

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Oh my God. I got 10/10 It is the first time that i get a perfect score here. I am so happy that i want to continue studying English with this site… Thanks Adam. thanks everyone!

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Hi Adam,
It’s an awesome lesson :)
Could you give me some advices to be a good writer in English please?????
I’m waiting your reply.

Sunday, January 11th 2015

perfect it’s very simple thanks adam so much I NEED more exercises

Saturday, January 24th 2015

i just got 3out of 9 huhuhuhu its not easy hahah XD

Monday, January 26th 2015

but i enjoy it haaahaaha

Monday, January 26th 2015

Hello Adam:) Please give me explanation about “to infinitive” and “gerund”. From this sentence “Wanting to be a good neighbor, Heather baked a pie for the family that had just moved in next door.” Can I use “To want to be a good…”? I’m looking forward to your reply. Thanks a lot!

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Unfortunately, my score not good as I need, but in general all lessons of yours Mr Adam are very useful and I get a benefit from those.
But my question is it important to keep in mind all those details in this video “to make sentence with full meaning”?

Thursday, February 5th 2015

In spite of it was the first time I have heard about it.I got 9 out of 9 correct. thank you, Mr. Adam for being so helpful.Great hi from Syria

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thank you.It is difficult.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

thank you, it is very informative lecture especially for improving our writing and reading.i correct 7 out of 9.
could you please give lecture on noun, adverb and adjective clauses.
thank in advance,

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Thanks for this informative web because it even improves my skills in my subjects.

Friday, February 27th 2015

Hei Adam, can you make more videos about sentence, about the syntactic structure of sentences? I hope you’ll do. Thanks.

Friday, February 27th 2015

wt r the b verbs n y they r called b verbs..

Saturday, February 28th 2015

An excellent lesson,
Thank you to all.
but instead of just a thank,
people like me might want to contribute to your expences or so
I think you should think of putting a donate option to engvid.com for all you

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Its very hard

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

Great sir. You teaches very well and in a very easy way.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

I just love your teaching technique! Thank you!

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

thank you…..

Monday, March 9th 2015

    thank you

    Monday, March 9th 2015

Great lesson Adam. You are excellent teacher.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

I’m surprised to get 8 correct out of 9 because I need study more about this grammar. The lesson was wonderful and helped me understand and create more elaborate and complex sentences. I just hope that this sentence are correct :-)

Sunday, March 15th 2015

thx mr adam

Friday, March 27th 2015

What a gold-mine this site is.

I’ve got one question. Why do you say at 5:14:
“you will never see an indirect object without a direct object in a sentence as well?”
I thought that if I say “I am talking to him”, “to him” was an indirect object without a direct object.
Could you explain?
Thanks

Friday, March 27th 2015

thanks :)

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Thank Mr. Adam, got 56% only. You often deliver very difficult lessons.

Monday, April 13th 2015

I thought the independent sentence always in the top of the paragraph, it’s a tricky quiz. But thanks sir Adam :)

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

hi Mr. adam im wen from philippines i am starting learning in english thanks for you video and it very useful to me and how to make a sentence. thanks adam i hope soon do you have more tutorial videos .:D

Monday, May 4th 2015

I got 7 out of 9. To understand how to construct a good and comprehensive sentence is the reason why I am taking this class. I guess I need more lesson. Thanks Mr Adams

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

i got 5 out of 9 :(

Thursday, May 21st 2015

I got 9 out of 9 !
You’re a great teacher Adam … Thank you !

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Thank you Adam, although I can’t 100% right when I answer that question. I think when I am speaking grammar is not important but now I know I was wrong. But, actually thank you so much Adam! I must learn more about grammar

Monday, June 22nd 2015

Thank you Adams, I got 100, it was a surprise.

Monday, June 22nd 2015

I got 6 out of 9. I noticed I have to take my time and read the question well so I capture the picture.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Thank you teacher Adam :) I’ve been watching your videos:) you’re such a good teacher.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Hi Adam. Thank you for such interesting lesson. But I have problem with sentence #4. I quote:
“What you do with your own free time is up to you.”

But why not: What do you do with your own free time…

If we say: What do you do? and it’s sentence is complete, why we don’t use “DO” right after question word?

Great thank for you attention.

Friday, July 10th 2015

Hello Adam, thank you for this lesson. I learned loads today:)

When using a series of adverbial phrases in a sentence, should I follow a standard pattern?

Your example was, “I went to the store to buy bread for breakfast this morning.”

If I wrote it as, “I went to the store this morning to buy bread for breakfast”, would this be considered incorrect?

Your response would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance:)

Friday, July 10th 2015

Hi there Adam, I got 8 out of 9. Excellent material thanks for sharing it with us. that will help me a lot to improve my grammar. no doubt about it.

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Excellent lesson

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Gosh I got a perfect score but feel unsure about this lesson. What is a predicate?

Monday, July 20th 2015

So tough! I got 6 out of 9 :(

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Oh just 7 out of 9 :(

Thursday, July 30th 2015

9 out of 9 , hows that !!!!!! thanks adam could not have done with out u

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

yay I got 9/9. Thanks Mr. Adam.

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

I think this lesson a bit difficults than the others lessons because I never get this lesson before in my school.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

I’ve been trying to understand this topic. It’s still complicated. Thank you teacher.

Thursday, October 8th 2015

I would be very thankful if you provide me with
more exercises in clauses, parts o speech and sentence.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thanks Mr ADAM for the lesson and I would be very thankful if you provide me with
more exercises in clauses, parts o speech and sentence.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

thanks

Monday, January 4th 2016

8/9 . That’s good ! many many thanks.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

I got 3 out of 9 l can’t understand is very difficult :(

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

But thanks

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

i got 7 correct out of 9

Saturday, January 30th 2016

I got 8 out of 9. Thanks a lot Mr.Adam

Friday, February 5th 2016

I can’t see the movie

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Adam, I love your classes and your way to explain everything, no matter how difficult is the matter you always do it great! By the way I got 9 of 9 :)

Friday, February 26th 2016

Boring lesson,but you must know that. Suddenly got 8 out of 9

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thanks a lot for the lesson. But I wonder what part of sentence “Wanting to be a good neighbor” is. Whether whole sentence is this: “Wanting to be a good neighbor, Heather baked a pie for the family that had just moved in next door.”

Saturday, March 12th 2016

I think I get better after I watched ( The sentece ) lesson of the witty teacher, Mr. Adam for many times.
thanks alot, teacher.

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

Hello Mr Adam, I’m ali I’m studying in faculty of education English department, our professor take us lesson about verbals as a fragments, where I can find this lesson here?
I hope you understand what I wrote

Monday, March 21st 2016

I don’t want to be boastful, but…9 of the 9 correct! And thank you so much, Adam, your videos are the best. I’m enjoying learning english with your help.

Monday, April 18th 2016

Thanks for the great lesson. I love learning at Engvid.com, and I also love visiting your writing website.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

my score was 8 over 9
it is not too bad
mmmm
I can understand the English grammars very well, but when i start to write an essay i alwayes making misteaks on grammer :\
how i can improve my writing

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

Adam, sir, I face problem to convert English language to my native language . please, do say what can i do?

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

Can we call compliments as modifiers in english grammar

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Thank you,teacher.I will try to learn with a commitment and someday,I will good at English with my effort.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

Adam Thank you so much
You help me a lot

I want to have more classes of your please let me know where I can find them and if you teach teat a teat(privately)

Monday, July 11th 2016

I got 9/9 great grammar lesson with interesting quiz.

Well done Adam

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

I’m so grateful Adam I and my family will do a movement from our country to England so we watch your videos a lot so keep going because you helped my family and you will help another one

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you a lot :)
I couldn’t even imagine that I can understand that theme but your explaining so easy to understand. got 9/9, thanks :)

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Great lesson. Thanks Adam. It helped me explain all the difficult rules to my students. I really appreciate your help :)

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Thank you Adam , finally I have understood this grammer point and answered the questions correctly except this question ‘What is the main subject-verb pairing?’
i didn’t understand the question . Can you explain?

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Hello adam ,thank you for this really helpful video.May i ask u if there is any advice about comma mark ,coz im getting really confused on where should i put it,especially on complex clauses or complex complement …..thank you.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

hi adam i am going to attend ielts exam soon i have a question for you…what if the writing task 2 question is questioned too long ?-i mean if we exert to paraphrase it,introduction word number will be too much and also will consume time while trying the paraphrasing the sentences–help please

Thursday, October 27th 2016

Hi! Adams you’re my favorite teacher on engvid.com I like this video

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

Thank you Adam! Very interesting lesson.

Sunday, November 20th 2016

I’ve got 9/9. It’s a difficult lesson, but I’ve done it!Thanks, Adam!

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

God! This is hard! I teach English to beginners (kids) but I still need to improve a lot! Only got 8/9 here =(

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Teacher Adam could you please help with this sentence..I need to identify the subject..
‘Now is the best time to leave’
the subject of this sentence,is it now or the best time to leave??!!

Thanks for advance..

Wednesday, November 30th 2016
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