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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.
Under no circumstances _______________________________.

On no account ________________________________________.

Never before ___________________________________.

Under no circumstances __________________________________.

On no account _____________________________!

Never before __________________________________.

On no account _____________________________.

Never before ________________________.

Under no circumstances _______________________________.

On no account ________________________________.


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193 Comments on “3 ways to express negative ideas POWERFULLY”


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10/10

Sunday, January 19th 2014

    Thanks Rebcca

    Monday, January 20th 2014

    I hope that I will do better on the next quiz.I am glad that I didn’t miss to many.

    Tuesday, January 21st 2014

      I am so glad that I have scored a 90 this time,hope to score a 100.

      Tuesday, January 21st 2014

    Thanks mem.

    Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

    I got 10/10. Good day Rebecca I need to ask you a question when does one use the word as and has I often times got those word mix up when I am writing my essays.

    Friday, January 31st 2014

    I usually do poor in this grammar section at school was shocked when i got 10/10 that means i really understood everything she said. Thanks Rebecca

    Wednesday, February 19th 2014

      Happy to hear it! We can always improve. All the best to you.

      Monday, February 24th 2014

    YOU are amazing , thank you so much

    Tuesday, March 11th 2014

    Interesting topic for this lesson since it teaches us how to place more emphasis on negative statements, but . . . Rebecca . . .
    what is the name of this pattern in English grammar?

    Do you know of any reliable websites that deal with this grammar point in more detail?

    Thanks for this wonderful lesson!

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks Rebcca

Sunday, January 19th 2014

    Thanks Rebcca

    Monday, January 20th 2014

Thanks Rebecca

Sunday, January 19th 2014

    Thanks Rebcca

    Monday, January 20th 2014

Hi Dear Rebecca..Is this expressions useful in regular conversation? or used in official purposes?

Sunday, January 19th 2014

    In both scenarios. My best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

10/10
Thanks ,Rebecca.

Sunday, January 19th 2014

Thanks very easy and useful lesson but I cannot listen with concentration, though I got 20% very poor marks.

Monday, January 20th 2014

    The advantage of online video lessons is you can go back, listen, review, relearn; maybe you also need to make some notes as you write to stay focused. Try it and see if there in any improvement. Many people are visual learners that benefit from writing down information. My best to you, Abdul.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10! Ya~y :D Honestly, I thought it would be difficult for me when I looked at the title. Because I have never used the powerful negative expressions “Never before,” “Under no circumstances” and “On no account.” So I was surprised because my score was perfect! Perhaps I was just lucky. But I was really glad! Thank you, Rebecca :D

Monday, January 20th 2014

Thank you very much, Rebecca! How a cool lesson!

Monday, January 20th 2014

    You wanted to say,
    What a cool lesson!
    Thanks and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

good lesson.. thanks

Monday, January 20th 2014

Thanks

Monday, January 20th 2014

100%!
Thanks, Rebecca!
Never before have I seen such nice videos!
;)

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Now that’s perfect! Congrats and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

teacher Rebecca,you are an awesome teacher.I can understand your English

Monday, January 20th 2014

Hello Rebecca, thank you so much for the lesson. I noticed it’s easy to remember what so say after these expressions when you simply change the second part of the sentence into a question form.

Never before have we made such a mistake.
Have we made such a mistake?

It’s the same! :) Easier to remeber this way. :)

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Cool, thanks! My best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

    Hi Satya, your logic is very nice. Forming the Negative statement from the question. Before I looked into your comment, I felt hard to remember. Thanks for it.

    Will we permit alcohol to the party?
    => Under no circumstances will we permit alcohol to the party.

    Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Great job Ms Rebecca.
It was a very useful lesson!

Monday, January 20th 2014

100%

Thank you, Rebecca!

Monday, January 20th 2014

80% :) nice

Monday, January 20th 2014

The quiz is easy but lesson is amazing

Monday, January 20th 2014

Thanks for this lesson. It is so useful.

Monday, January 20th 2014

Great! useful lesson thank you.

Monday, January 20th 2014

What can I say… A big gain of our Revolution, in Romania, in 1989, was the right and power to say NO. I saw your lesson ten hours ago. And I used “NO” in a negotiation 20 minutes ago. I’ll use your TACTICS in speaking with Canadians.

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Very happy to hear you were able to implement what you learned. The power of human learning, drive and determination at work. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

Thank you, thank you once again that you don’t forget about those more advanced students;). At last some riveting lesson;)

Monday, January 20th 2014

A good lesson,I will not stop to watch engvid, on no account will I stop to watch engvid

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Freaking awesome, isnt it?
    hehehe i just love those great lessons.
    under no circumstances can i stop watching them!

    Monday, January 20th 2014

Thank you very much and I got 80%. It’s a very useful lesson.

Monday, January 20th 2014

So interesting, thank you very much!

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Ne za chto :)

    Tuesday, January 21st 2014

    hello. friends

    are you practis english with me? plese contact me .
    my skype id is “abdullah_rti”

    Thursday, January 8th 2015

I have learnt sometething new !!! :) Are there a lot of these kind of expressions where the rest of the sentence acts as a question form ??

Never before have I seen these sentences. :)

Monday, January 20th 2014

    When the sentence begin with an adverb which has a negative sense. Some examples here:
    – Only after have I seen it with my own eyes I believed.
    – Only yesterday did she tell me.
    – Hardly had he seen me when he ran away.
    – Little does he know how hard we tried.

    Tuesday, January 21st 2014

      thank you :)

      Tuesday, January 21st 2014

      As far as I can see, you are an expert on grammar, aren’t you?

      Regards

      Wednesday, January 29th 2014

    There are not too many examples of this, but it is an interesting way to add variety to your communication. All the best, Pavel.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

Thank you, Rebecca. I like very much your lessons and your way of teaching. Congratulations!

Monday, January 20th 2014

Very very useful class.Thanks.

Monday, January 20th 2014

Hey Reb!! Thanks for being so helpful as usual…
under no circumstances will I forget those tips!!!

Monday, January 20th 2014

I got 10/10 :)
the second time :(

Monday, January 20th 2014

It feels so great to understand an advanced lesson, you are a great teacher Rebecca.

Thank you so much!

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Yeahp!! It really does!

    Monday, January 20th 2014

thank you

Monday, January 20th 2014

It’s not an advanced lesson;I apologized,but,this lesson is for beginners.

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Hi Maicon55,

    …with all due respect I strongly disagree with you. Beginners do not master all verb tenses and this is a must in order to use this pattern correctly.

    Regards

    Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

      Maicon55, I am glad you consider this a beginner lesson. Your comment says a lot about your own English level. However, in reality, it is an advanced lesson as most beginners are trying to master more basic and straightforward sentence construction. All the best to you.

      Monday, February 24th 2014

      Yes, Regino, thanks for your help. My best to you.

      Monday, February 24th 2014

TANX Rebecca I like the lesson :)

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

10/10 thanks teacher Rebecca

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

I’ve got 10/10 you can add me if you want, My id skype is : medrano.rafael
Greetings

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Thank Rebecca,it’s great, I have a question, “On no account” , “Never before” , “Under no circumstances” phrase , have something else?

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

    These are the most common ways of constructing such sentences to express these thoughts. All the best.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

ohh…

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Thanks a lot from Argentina!!

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Interesting lesson dear Rebecca, Many thanks.

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Dear Rebecca, Firstly, I’d like to express my appreciation for all valuable lessons what you’ve given. I like all of your lessons including this one. Your lessons are very useful for me.
Moreover, I want you to make a lesson regarding to usage of SUPPOSE . I still confuse with using this word. Please Rebecca.

Thanks again

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

    Thanks for your comment and suggestion. Will pass it on to our idea bank. My best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

Great lesson! It appears to be easy, thanks Rebeca.
Regards

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

thank you Rebecca

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

9/410 thanks Rebecca, without your lesson, it would have be more something like 3/10 :)

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Thanks a lot Rebecca ! Under no circumstances should you left the staff of EngVid !

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Sorry ! Leave, no left.

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Interesting topic for this lesson since it teaches us how to place more emphasis on negative statements, but . . . Rebecca . . .

what is the name of this pattern in English grammar?

Do you know of any reliable website that deals with this grammar point in more detail?

Thanks for this wonderful lesson!
Looking forward to your reply.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

    This is known as inversion. You could look for it online or in more advanced grammar books. Other examples of inversion include using the following expressions:
    In no way (am I related to her).
    Rarely (has there been)…
    Little (did I know)…
    My best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

Thanks again, Rebecca!

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

It’s so easy, but not many people know. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

    Yeah, you’re right Angiap86. Not many know how to use this pattern appropriately.

    Have a great week!!!
    Regards

    Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Thanks Rebecca.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

One coreecto out of 10.

It means i got 90%.
Do you agree with me?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

    Sounds like you have 100% confidence in yourself and that is a great thing! All the best.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

good explanation!

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

hi

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

thank uuuuuuuuu =)

Friday, January 24th 2014

Nice video, thnaks Rebecca.

Friday, January 24th 2014

thank you , Rebacca.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you!

Monday, January 27th 2014

Rebecca I would really appreciate it if you could make a video on how to put more emphasis on a sentence using the indefinite article (a/an).

Looking forward to hearing soon from you.
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

guestion of all corect ,but why is it 90?

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

yes.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

10/10 Thank you Rebecca. Your videos are the best!

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hello Rebecca.Thank you for your lesson. I like your way of teach :)

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thanks Rebecca… Great, as usual…

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thank you Rebecca. Undoubtedly an excellent lesson you made it very clear. Never before have I been told about this grammar particularity and under no circumstances will I forget it. I also wanted to tell you that your pronunciation is great for my non-native English ears.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

    You may have non-native English ears, but you seem to have an English-speaking mouth! You write very well. One correction: you wanted to say grammar peculiarity. Congratulations and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

You was so clear. I got 10. :)

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thanks, Rebbeca. Very useful, as usual.

Friday, January 31st 2014

I got 100 thank you so much
very useful and clear to understand

Friday, January 31st 2014

I got it thanks so much Rebbaca

Friday, January 31st 2014

thank you

Saturday, February 1st 2014

Thank you,Rebecca!

Monday, February 3rd 2014

I got 100 thank you so much
very useful and clear to understand
Thanks, Rebbeca

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

i love your teraching way rebecca

Thursday, February 6th 2014

great rebecca thanx :)

Friday, February 7th 2014

hey will it be the same if we use continuous tenses or does this settle for simple tenses only?

Saturday, February 8th 2014

    You could use it with continuous tenses too, but carefully, as shown below:

    Never before was he spending so much time at the club!
    Under no circumstances were they moving their headquarters.

    All the best to you.

    Monday, February 24th 2014

i got 100, thnx teacher!

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks a lot .. Very useful ways .by the way i got 10 out of 10 .

Monday, February 10th 2014

thankyou for the lesson

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

perfect score :D 100

Monday, February 17th 2014

Thank you! 10/10

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

I ‘ve got it

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

Thank you very much Rebecca.your lessons help me a lot.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Thanks to all for your feedback. Your English will certainly advance to a higher level if you start using these expressions correctly. All the best to each of you.

Monday, February 24th 2014

Thank you Rebeca ، keep on your industriousness .
I got full mark .

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thank you very much!

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Great lesson, Rebecca. Thanks =D

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Fantastic!!

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Thank you very much. What an underful topic!

Thursday, March 6th 2014

interesting lesson…..

Friday, March 7th 2014

Very interesting lesson.

Sunday, March 9th 2014

I would to say it is really great web sit but if i made mistake in statement’s structure that when i have written or commenting to you I pleased to correct for me or to make a small gesture

Monday, March 10th 2014

thank you ,,I need also a powerful positive expression…so thanks from Egypt

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

All I can say is thank you for shedding your light. I look forward to watch more new videos from you Rebecca.

Monday, March 17th 2014

Hello Rebecca! It’s me again, I’ve been following your lessons for 5 months now, in which I think I’ve learnt a lot. You’ve got a unique way to teach and by default it’s a 100% effective. Well I don’t really know whether you remember me or not but I’d like to suggest you prepare a lesson about the correct usages of: Whom and Whose. I’ve seen that there’s more than one type of usage and I’d really appreciate if you prepare it for us. Thank you very much. Best Regards from Bolivia!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D thanks rebecca

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Great Lesson. (y)

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thanks a lot.

Monday, April 7th 2014

10/10 i am very glad

Monday, April 14th 2014

10/10, thanks.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks, 10/10

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

First, thank you! Your videos are always good.
I have a question,
Do these 3 expressions have same meaning?
I mean, there is example that you wrote, “On no account will we admit anyone”. But can I change it to “Never before will we admit anyone” or “Under no circumstances will we admit anyone” ?
Can I use any of these expressions whenever I want, or I wonder if each of those have different meanings.

Anyways, I am going to listen&study these videos everyday! I am so happy to found this website. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

thank you, Rebecca! as always your explanation is clear, understandable and memorable!

Thursday, May 1st 2014

thank u Rebeca.i was kindaconfused with some questions like number 8.why have has to b first that they.is this making any sense to u.i really dont know much gramar,i mean i know how to write but if u tell me to write a sentence using the infinitive i wont b able to do it.thats why i dont understand what i asked above.i would appreciate ur response.thank u

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

10/10 thanks

Monday, May 26th 2014

Rebecca, very good explanations about the negative form. Usually it not used by not native speakers. I will try to use them from now on!
Regards

Sunday, June 1st 2014

i hsve got 6/10
i want your video lecture mam please send your lecture on my i.d

Friday, June 6th 2014

i got 10/10

Friday, June 13th 2014

Great tip. Thanks

Sunday, June 15th 2014

10/10 Good lesson as usual!

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

hi
that was a good topic but your test is very easy, please make it harder!
thanks

Monday, June 30th 2014

10/10 Thank.

Saturday, July 5th 2014

Thank you, teacher!

Friday, July 11th 2014

Hi Ms.Rebecca,
I am so happy to be part of your student. I’ve learned a lot. Because it was difficult for me to expressed my thoughts. I hope I could be better. Please let me know if I have mistaken in my message.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

I’ve got 10/10 after listening for the second time this video, thank you Rebecca, you’re such e great teacher.
Bye for now.
xxxxxxx

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Yeahhh 100 %. You are the best teacher and have experience on it. Thanks Rebecca.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

10\10 Very good, Rebecca!

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

It’s really informative

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Thanks Rebecca. Your explanation was brief and concise. I am going to learn a lot from this site.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Really Helpful!

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

10/10 never befor have i inderstood that well ;) thanks

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Hi Everyone
Thank for explanation this lesson was very helpful for us. Dear teacher Rebecca i appreciate in your lesson presented and i l like the way of teaching i will not stop to watch a videos has exhibit from Egvid Web.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

what a great lesson. Thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Yes I have got 10/10! Thank you Rebeca!

Monday, November 17th 2014

Thank you very much!

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

Under no circumstances can I forget to share it :).

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

why in this sentecne “On no account does the casino admit a young person without identification” appears “does” why not just “admits the casino”?

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thanks Rebecca, What a great lesson.

Friday, January 2nd 2015

I got 10 out of 10

Is there any difference between these three expressions?

Friday, January 30th 2015

I want to know about when to use supposed to and supposed to be,going to and will….

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

8/10 :) I will try to do it best next time

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Thanks a lot, Rebecca!

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

thank you for this lesson

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Dear, Rebecca,
Never before had I spent so much time to learn English.
Thanks to you, I study daily, regularly, and seriouly.
Best regards.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Thank you very nice lession.
and I have a doubt.
what is the difference between these two sentences.
1.I want two computers to complete this work.
2.I want two computers in order to complete this work.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

my quiz rebecca:
100
You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Hi Rebecca
This is the first time that i am leaving a message. I really like you lessons, thank you very much.

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Hi Rebecca, first of all thanks for your lessons you’re a very good teacher, now if you can help me ’cause after this lesson i got for the first time all the answers wrong, i’m a bit confused why the right answers all started with will? isn’t it the way to form a question? that’s what made me chose all the wrong questions, please can you explain this to me?Thank you. (I hope my English is quite understandable)

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Why i keep leaving comments but nobody ever answer to me, this make me feel so sad. Please teacher Rebecca would you answer to my comment above? Thank you so much.

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

thank you

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Can we use any one of the three in place of the other?
As in your second example
‘we will not admit anyone under 18’
Never before will we admit anyone under 18.
This seems to be wrong.
help me out please.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

This is great thanks a lot! I checked my grammer book this subject was on last pages. I am feeling a bit desperate how i’ve never seen this kind of structure. I am feeling i have so much to learn in English and it’s kinda frightening me now. Hope i can success in ielts. btw here is a video from Adam also about inversion: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-inversion/

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Your lessons are practical and easy to apply. Under no circumstances can I live without them.

Friday, July 17th 2015

Thanks a lot for your help Rebeca

Friday, July 31st 2015

Thank you teacher! I liked this rule: aux verb + subj + main verb. I’ll put it in practice.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you Rebeca!You have a clear speech.I like watching your lessons:)

Monday, September 21st 2015

Hi Rebecca,It is a great lesson, and thanks. Can we use the pharase “under no grounds” in a similar occasions?

Saturday, October 10th 2015

A lot of THANKS. Dear teacher.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

thank you

Friday, January 22nd 2016

10/10 Amazing

Friday, February 5th 2016

10/10 :D Thank you, Rebecca.

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Never before have I seen such an intelligent teacher. You’ve made everything easier in your lessons. Thank you very much and greetings from Indonesia.

Friday, March 11th 2016

10/10 thanks!!!

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thanks Rebecca ,
That’s so useful information. It’s pretty helpful in both writing and reading .

Monday, June 20th 2016

I got 80% :(

Sunday, July 24th 2016

Thank you very much Rebecca for the lesson. I got 100%.

I have a question,
Shall we use those phrases interchangeably for any contexts?

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thanks, Rebecca! I´ve never noticed that the auxiliary comes before the subject.

Monday, October 17th 2016
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