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338 Comments on “Grammar: 8 rules for using ‘THE’ in English”


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I am the first. thank you very useful

Monday, April 7th 2014

    THIS IS VERY HELPFUL :D

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    How lucky you are!!! It is not that easy to be the first one, believe me.

    Friday, April 25th 2014

      A comment I would like to share about the use of Articles in English:

      In my opinion, the problem is not the rules of articles, but the influence of our first language on the foreign/second language.

      For instance,there is a strong tendency -for us, Spanish speakers- to use the definite article (the) when speaking/writing in the foreign language.

      On the other hand, when talking about professions/occupations, we avoid using the indefinite article (a/n)because in Spanish is not necessary.

      Thanks a lot for sharing this interesting lesson with us Jade.

      Have a great weekend!!!

      Friday, April 25th 2014

        You make a very good point. People who don’t have articles in their language find them very hard to remember.

        Wednesday, April 30th 2014

          a chi lo dici ,same problem here .. buddy. but i don’t understand its THE GOD or just GOD.

          Thursday, June 19th 2014

          God without THE.In the movie The Good Shepherd, an role has said lines like ” People say God, they don’t say the God. They say CIA without the, either.” These wasn’t the exactly lines, that’s just the meaning.
          :P

          Monday, December 8th 2014

    even correct only 6, but make me wanna learn more…n more…
    thank you :)

    Sunday, April 27th 2014

      hello dear
      i wish good luck for you
      hope to chat a practise our englsih together
      thank you

      Wednesday, May 28th 2014

      same old same…^_^

      Sunday, July 6th 2014

thanks a lot for helping me . I am a new one

Monday, April 7th 2014

The lesson was great :)

Monday, April 7th 2014

Im completely in love for your english :D
Thanks for the lesson (:

Monday, April 7th 2014

The lesson was great

Monday, April 7th 2014

Lovely lesson, 5/10 , thank you Jade.

Monday, April 7th 2014

Hi Jade, I love your classes.
I just want to point out America is a continent, not a country.

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Hi, audrysilva.
    When people say only “America”, they are usually talking about the United States, which is a country.

    When they want to be more specific they say “North America”, and this is a continent.

    Monday, April 7th 2014

    When English speakers say ‘America’ by itself, it is being used as a short form for ‘the United States of America’. When they want to talk about the continents, they will say North America or Central America or South America. In *some* non-English speaking countries, ‘America’ by itself may refer to the continent, but if you say this in English, everyone will think you are talking about the USA.

    Monday, April 7th 2014

      Well, I agree it is used as such by MOST speakers, however, incorrectly. We have to admit that referring to the USA as “America” irritates most Latin American and a few Canadian citizens :) Just for the hell of it, check out the blazing discussion e.g. at http://www.usaisnotamerica.com :)

      Tuesday, April 8th 2014

        I agree with you, David. Nice page, btw. The problem is not the term per se but the fact that a lot of people do believe that America is another name for the USA. Once I was studying German and I wrote the sentence “Ich komme aus Amerika.” (I am from America) and a very good friend of mime from the USA – a very intelligent guy btw – pointed out that I am not from America. I couldn’t agree more! Brazil should be somewhere between France and Germany, right in in the middle of Western Europe, I’ve just never noticed it before!

        Thursday, April 10th 2014

        hi david, the word “America” is a short way to say United States of america, but in Latin America or the south american countries, and Central america, and maybe in SPain, the word AMERICA means the whole continent, from Canada to Argentina. like to say Europe, Africa, Asia, So on!
        America or Las Americas (The Americas) is divided in North America ( Canda. U.S.A and Part of Mexico) Central America ( from mexico to Panama) and South America (from Colombia to Argentina). In spanish the word American means a person from any country in America, like Colombia Peru, Mexico so on. for example One person from the U.S.A is called Estadounidense” but not Americano (American)..

        check out this link

        http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/America

        Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

      THAT IS CORRECT, I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE THAT PEOPLE IN THE U.S SHOULD REVISE BECAUSE AMERICA IS THE WHOLE CONTIENT, I MEAN NORTH-CENTRAL AND SOUHT AMERICA, NOT A COUNTRY.

      GREETINGS FROM VENEZUELA – SOUTH AMERICA

      Wednesday, April 9th 2014

        Hi, Alonzo! I remember studied the Monroe Doctrine at school “America for the Americans” and the teacher always pointed out it was more like: “America for the Northern Americans” (of course, Canada and Mexico were not included).

        Wednesday, April 9th 2014

      Yeah, this is an age-old political debate, not a language issue. I have a BA in Latin American Studies and most of the scholarly texts and studies I’ve ever read refer to the USA as “America” – it’s not incorrect. Whether or not it should be correct is completely unrelated to this lesson.
      Furthermore, I lived in Latin America for several years and Latin Americans even refer to the USA as “America” in everyday conversation (unless of course your talking to a Che Guevarra-revolutionary). Technically, it’s also incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “Indians”, but it’s still in the English dictionary as referring to “peoples of America”. Besides, Amerigo Vespucci was Italian, “America” probably isn’t the most “politically correct” term to use at all, no matter who you are referring to.
      And by the way, in the English-speaking world, North and South America are two separate continents, just as Europe and Asia are two separate continents.
      Learning a foreign language is more than just learning the language.
      Saludos!

      Saturday, May 17th 2014

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, April 8th 2014

      Oops! I meant: Thank you audrysilva for pointing that out. And this is how a video about the “the” can quickly turn into a political discussion! :D

      Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    Its meaning depends on what you are referring to, I think.

    Regards Silvia

    Friday, April 25th 2014

    I’d say it is a country. North America and South American are continents.

    Wednesday, April 30th 2014

      Hi Jade, I am lost what are you referring to?
      USA is a country. America is a continent that can be divided into South, North and Central America.
      If someone in Europe says I am going to America, people from America assume the person can be going to anywhere from Alaska to Patagonia.

      Wednesday, April 30th 2014

        Just check a geography book or an atlas. Or like David suggested above:
        http://www.usaisnotamerica.com/index.php

        Wednesday, April 30th 2014

          An atlas or geography book will not show you real usage of language. In English-speaking countries, 'America' is short for 'United States of America'. People from this country are called 'Americans'. People from South America are NOT called 'Americans'. People from Canada or Mexico are NOT called 'Americans'. If these people said that they were from 'America', English speakers would understand that they mean the USA, NOT the larger continent of North/Central/South America. In your language and culture, this might be different. But it doesn’t matter. In English-speaking countries such as Canada, AMERICA, the UK, and Australia, this is what people will understand. If you want to be misunderstood, you can use your definition from the atlas.

          Thursday, May 1st 2014

          There is nothing wrong in using the term America to refer to the USA. What is wrong is the belief that America is the actual name of the country. The name of the country is United States of America, America for short. America is a continent.

          Thursday, May 1st 2014

          I’m from the UK and I still recognise ‘America’ as being a continent not a country. Sure, people will widely use the term ‘America’ in reference to the USA, but it doesn’t change the fact that America is a continent and maybe if more people stated this fact then less people would make the mistake.

          Sunday, May 4th 2014

          This is not a question about atlas. It is about power.
          When the puritans arrived at the pieces we have left, they were terrified.
          An face to face with Spaniards would be the end.
          I think that English have everything in common with ‘Americans’, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde says so, and he even was English.

          Friday, January 23rd 2015

      hello teacher how are you ..? i am English teacher too but i live in another country please i wanna contact you , it’s my Skype add me ( hedihedi2445 ) i have some question if you don’t mind . thanks for helping me

      Friday, May 2nd 2014

      Of course you’d say that. You are cousin of them. A WASP.
      You must be really silly. You’d better wake up.
      America is a continent. North-America, South-America, etc. are not continents at all, only names invented by the ‘Pilgrims’ ( puritans ).
      Do we have in Europe two continents: East and West Europe?
      Do we have only a continent: Eurasia?
      Don’t answer. These questions are rhetoric.

      Friday, January 23rd 2015

        I love this discussion (kind of non-debatable subject)… I disagree with everybody’s point but mine: America is a continent! This here looks like fanatism. Please, don’t waste time trying to convert Americans to Unitedstatians. It’s time to add “America being a continent or not” to the list of “things we don’t talk about” such us religion, soccer (specially in Brazil <3), politics, so on… If someone you don't know come to you saying that saw your mother kissing an unknown man's lips very closely, I bet you wouldn't like to talk about it. That's pretty much it.

        Saturday, August 8th 2015

          I meant… fanatiCISM

          Saturday, August 8th 2015

          It’s disrespectful to opine within other’s culture. Let’s hug and kiss each other, or just give a handshake. How does it sound? Isn’t it better than go to no where in a discussion? Think about all that stuff. :-)

          Saturday, August 8th 2015

    are you English teacher ?

    Friday, May 2nd 2014

      Please, feel free to contact me! ;)

      Monday, August 10th 2015

8/10 => Yeah! Maybe I should listen her lesson for few time to get the best score :3

Monday, April 7th 2014

You don’t tell…

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Hi starlight95, I have just noticed…my above comment was not meant to you. I clicked on the wrong place.

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thanks,Jade. I got 9.

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thank you my teacher :>

Monday, April 7th 2014

Big THanks!!

Monday, April 7th 2014

70%

Monday, April 7th 2014

I got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you for your lesson, Jade :)

Monday, April 7th 2014

Hi Jade,
I got 9 correct. Thank you!
But, I don’t understand very well about “a” and “the”. For the following example, which answer is correct?

“After college, Joshua directed a/the film about friends living in northern California.”

I thought “the” is correct because it tells the specific thing by the sentence of “about friends….” However, someone says “a” is correct because there may be not only one.
Could you give me a hand?

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Hi Clair,
    Let me answer that one for you :).
    The article depends on the context, that is, whether you have mentioned the film once (in the previous sentence, in a previous talk, etc.) when talking about it or not:
    “After college, Joshua directed a film about friends living in Northern California, whose title is/was XYZ. / Its title is XYZ.”. – Here you are specifying which film it is only now, in the “whose” clause.
    “After college, Joshua directed the film (that) we talked about yesterday. It is about friends living in Northern California.” – Everyone knows which film it is already, as you talked about it yesterday. The “(that)” clause here is a defining clause characterizing the film, requiring no comma, that is, it specifies that you are talking about something specific and unique.

    Tuesday, April 8th 2014

      Hi David,
      You are being so nice :)
      Cool, I got it! Thank you very much!

      Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thank you

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks got 90%.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thanks from Kazakhstan!!!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thank you for the lesson, Jade. I got one mistake “on the street”. I hope it is correct this way for example:
“We can not walk on the road, but we can walk on street”

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I didn’t more then%

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I didn’t understand more then 70%

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

ammm I got 7

i think i need more explain

Many thanks teacher

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I got 9 out of 10!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thank you very much Jade, I got 7/10

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks Jade.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thnks jade

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

We really like this lesson and it is very helpful for us :)
Thanks Jade!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thanks you are a very good teacher.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thanks for the lesson jade!!! it’s very useful.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Hi Jade , Thank your for this lesson , this is the first lesson I watched it in Engvid and the first quiz I did it , I get 80 points , I will do my best next time =)

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Very good

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I got 9 , good start . Thank you

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I got 90 :-) Thank you :-)

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

hello Jade..
I love ur British accent…can u give a lesson about British accent.. i am obsessed with it..!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Hello jade mam ,I didn’t understand the 2nd and the 7th ,pls reply me.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I got 9/10 :) Thanks Jade!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

how to pronounce foreign people’s name in american accents?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I understand your lesson, but I only got 40% . I confused with questions.
I’ll try to see it again.
Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Jade, thank you very much for a very helpful lesson!
I have one question though.
What is the difference between:

“When I went to London I saw the River Thames.” and “We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping.”?

Both are proper nouns, both are exact, specific places. Why we use “the” article only in the first sentence?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    Exactly! I don’t understand this difference too:(

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    There is a rule – usually you have to use article THE with names of rivers and you must not use article THE with names of streets. Sorry for interruption!

    Friday, April 18th 2014

      Thank you!!

      Monday, April 21st 2014

    We use ‘the’ with rivers. It’s one of the rules.

    Wednesday, April 30th 2014

      Thank you, Jade!!

      Wednesday, April 30th 2014

Hi Jade,
Good lesson, thanks!

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    i think u are teacher too ?

    Friday, May 2nd 2014

    Hi Jade, I also like the lesson!
    And hi Fellis, I also love violet…

    Friday, May 16th 2014

10/10 I feel more and more confident with my English capacities.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Hi Jade,
thanks a lot for your lesson. It’s helpful.
take care

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Hi, many thanks for this lesson, see you later

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

I got 8.Thanks

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thnks

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

great, very helpful. thanks

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

i got 8 out of 10, not bad

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thank you

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

hai mom please rectify the doubt i have about the definite article.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    in general , we say about animals and machines about its nature for example,

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    please teach me the rule regarding the definite article used in the case of countable nouns.the following sentences are given below. from these, which one is correct as well as most suitable .

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

The tiger is a ferocious animal
A tiger is a ferocious animal
Tigers are ferocious animals, i just want to know whether all of them consist of the same meaning? if so, can we use ‘the’ with countable nouns as general instead of using a tiger and tigers. most of the cases, the is used for specifying something but sometimes it is used as
a general sense, clear me the doubts as soon as possible.
there is another example given below.
The unit is a measurement, why is the definite article used like this?

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    The tiger is a ferocious animal (the tiger we can see near us)

    A tiger is a ferocious animal (talking in general)

    Tigers are ferocious animals (preferred form for talking in general)

    Wednesday, April 30th 2014

      Great observation… Thanks!

      Friday, May 16th 2014

thanks maybe i can see twice time to really understand the every tip

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thanks ma’am
it’s much easy lesson…..

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

jade’s lesson is very tough to understand!

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thanks!

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Great lesson! Thank you Jade :)

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thank you very much for your lesson . It was very helpful for me.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thanks for the lesson, Jade. I just realised that rivers take an article. Is it the same case with “the moon” or “the sun”?

Friday, April 11th 2014

    Yes, you’re right. There is only one of each river.

    Wednesday, April 30th 2014

      yes,and also mountains , oceans and cities
      :D

      Thursday, May 29th 2014

        It’s wrong about mountains. You mustn’t use articles with the names of mountains. The article is used with mountain chains and also with the names of seas.

        Friday, November 7th 2014

THANKS

Friday, April 11th 2014

great lesson…for me prepositions are very difficult to use

Friday, April 11th 2014

Hi, very usefull your topic.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thanks

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Hi jade.Thanks for this lesson. I got 9 correct

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Nice lesson, thnks

Saturday, April 12th 2014

thnks for 9/10

Saturday, April 12th 2014

thanks. it’s very good.

Monday, April 14th 2014

helpful lesson ,, thanks

Monday, April 14th 2014

I know, I will never understand this annoying english pronunciation.

Monday, April 14th 2014

right grammar pls! i have schedule for you or to you?

Monday, April 14th 2014

piece of cake

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

hello jade you sound like a british english speaker,but i’m not sure, i’d just like to know if there’s any discrimination against british speakers in the us.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    becouse as i’m an english teacher here in santo domingo, i’m used to speak the american english, and i’d like to learn both american and british but i’ve heard that north americans laugh at british speakers, is that truth.

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I am got 8

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

The name of USA is The United States of America, the name of Mexico is The United States of Mexico, but there is only one Mexico, while there are several Americas: South America, Central America

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Hi, how are you ? Can you give me some tips about living in the UAE ? I know that they are very strict. If you can tell me what to NOT do when you are in the UAE . thank you !

Thursday, April 17th 2014

There are very useful tips on the lesson. Thank you So much. By the way, I guess you’re new :))

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Thank you Jade. Can you make the same lesson with article A? I believe it is more confusing. Bye!

Friday, April 18th 2014

    It’s a good idea!

    Friday, May 16th 2014

The lesson was great, thank you.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

I scored 80%.I am not good at `THE`

Sunday, April 20th 2014

THANKS! I got 10/10
:D

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Why the answer “Do you want to go to cinema later?”- is incorrect?

Monday, April 21st 2014

    better use article the for the best :p

    Friday, April 25th 2014

I didnt get why we should use “the” before US AND UK alone. Even Asia is made of several countries, but we should not add the before it. How?

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Do you want to go to the cinema later?
How is it correct?

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

hehehe, i got 90 thnks jade

Friday, April 25th 2014

i also got 8

Saturday, April 26th 2014

thank you for this helpful lessons ;; its really benefit us thank you for all what you do to improve us in english :) wish you all the best <33

Saturday, April 26th 2014

thanksss

Saturday, April 26th 2014

thanks for the fun quiz :) jade..
yes! perfect…

Saturday, April 26th 2014

7/10 .nice….

Sunday, April 27th 2014

This is my first comment on this helpful website. I got 10/10, thanks Jade, you helped me a lot by going through the examples of using THE and A/AN. Looking forward with more lessons.

Monday, April 28th 2014

She is very pretty

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

80% thanks for lesson

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

I’m newbie here…help me how to speak English very well

Friday, May 2nd 2014

i got 8o points. i was happy with this lesson. Thank you Teacher (Jade)

Friday, May 2nd 2014

hello , i am English teacher who wants me to teach him or her on Skype of course it’s free , just i wanna help people . it’s my Skype hedihedi2445

Friday, May 2nd 2014

    i want

    Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Muuuuito bom <333

Friday, May 2nd 2014

thanks

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thanks!

Sunday, May 4th 2014

thanks ma’am. i got all the 10, correct :)

Monday, May 5th 2014

I am sorry.

Monday, May 5th 2014

thank you

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thanks!!!

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Nice teaching …i like it
who’s like to make a group in skype
you can add me
Skype: hamdi rostom

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

interesting jade

Thursday, May 8th 2014

THANK YOU VERY MUCH 9/10!!!!!

Thursday, May 8th 2014

I like your teaching styles .Thanks a lot.

Friday, May 9th 2014

Thank you very much, it’s was great

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thanks very much iam an arbic man

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Your lesson is very helpful. Thanks!

Saturday, May 10th 2014

This is very helpful :))

Sunday, May 11th 2014

hi Jade why cinema take “the”? thanks

Monday, May 12th 2014

the quiz is quite usefull

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thank you Jane! The lesson was wonderful! I learned a lot!

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

thanks a lot jade.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

I got 80%, many thank teacher!

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thank you for remind me again

Saturday, May 17th 2014

thanks very much it is very useful

Sunday, May 18th 2014

Thanks I god 90% :)

Monday, May 19th 2014

    not god its got..

    Sunday, May 25th 2014

Thank you Teacher!

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

I HAD SOME DIFFICULTY IN THIS LESSON =(

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Thank you, I got 9

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

thank you so much.

Friday, May 23rd 2014

This lesson is very useful for me.
I not very know how to use “the”.
I already understand after this lesson.
Thank you very much,Jade.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Thank you very much.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

thnq #respected teacher jade,, i have joines today

Sunday, May 25th 2014

Thank you.
you the best!

Monday, May 26th 2014

Great lesson
9/10, but I need to practice more

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

i have traubles with difficult articles i dont know why but i dont understand but i never give up

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

I got 9, thanks

Friday, May 30th 2014

hi to every body i am new …
pleas dear brother& sister those comments that they are not useable leave them . because it will be a little boring to read all comments. tnx

Monday, June 2nd 2014

I got 100 out of 70 but happy with your lession

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Thank you,very usefull…

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Thank you it is very interesting. I am not sure at this point of time how it will improve my eng skill.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Fantastic lesson learnt for article “the” not got 100 marks :-)

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

I did not understand fourth rule, sixth, seventh, or did not know the difference between them Explain to me.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

in italian the use of articles is totally differet . so sometimes i get confused.. anyway i m trying my best. thank u Jade..

Saturday, June 7th 2014

Do you want to go to the cinema later?

Why do we use ‘the cinema’ ? Is it specific ?

Saturday, June 7th 2014

Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, June 7th 2014

Thank you so much

Sunday, June 8th 2014

Thank you teacher, i really enjoyed the leeson

Sunday, June 8th 2014

sorry! I mean lesson

Sunday, June 8th 2014

Thank you.I have understood lesson. I take a quiz. why street is not specific.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

“4. Which sentence is correct?
I am working from home today.
I am working from the home today.”

BUT “HOME” HERE IS NOT IN GENERAL! It’s specific because we’re talking about a specific home and the action is happening today as an exception and not always… I’ll give an example:

– Mike went to the class yesterday.
HERE we added “THE” because we’re talking about “Mike’s class” in Specific! NOT in General.
And the same is applied on this question.

Thursday, June 12th 2014

So great lesson. Thank you. 9/10

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Thanks

Sunday, June 15th 2014

I don’t use article at all . I’m trying but I always forget them :(

Sunday, June 15th 2014

what is no-5 or no-s

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Hi.I’m a new comer. Indonesian language is very different with English and we don’t know tenses to build our sentences. Anyway, This website help me very much to understand English and its structure and thank you so much. I got 9

Monday, June 30th 2014

I got 80
those want to practice English on Skype, you can add me
saman.top.of.1st

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Thank you Jade

Saturday, July 5th 2014

Thanks for helping me.

Sunday, July 6th 2014

thank you so much
you have good way to explain.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Hello Jade you are the best teacher I would like to request you to please share complete English parts of speech !!!Jade Please

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thank you very much!!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Thanks from Brazil.

I hope not forget your tips!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Jade, could you please specify, how do you say “Lebanon” or “the Lebanon”. I read somewhere, that it is an exception. -Thanks-

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Very helpful.

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thanks you Jade.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Well the meaning for the word “America”, in latina america or the south american countries, and Spain. That word means all the continent from Canada to Argentina, it’s only one continent called “America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas). America is divided in North America, (USA, Canada and part of Mexico), Central America and South America.

Monday, July 21st 2014

    America means the whole continent north america, central america and south america. From Canada to Argentina, like to say Europe, Asia, Africa. that is the meaning for that word, used in Latin America, the South american countries and Spain, I think so!

    “America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas)

    Monday, July 21st 2014

it’s correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

    sorry
    IS IT correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?

    Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

      I don’t understand the fourth point.

      Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

tanx lot but i suggest you use a beginner word

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Can I say:”This pack is belongs to the Petter.”? Refer to the rule number 6. But sounds a bit weird for me. Not sure this is correct or not.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

I got 90. I have a little difficulty to understand the words in British English, I kinda force my brain, but the engVid teachers talk in such a clear way that it’s impossible not to understand, and also very pleasureable. I’m working on that, btw, watching a lot of videos with British people, so I’m getting better at it. Thank you, Jade. :D

Sunday, August 10th 2014

I always had a lot of doubts.
Thanks.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    Hello, Ythalo! Please, I don’t want to be rude or impolite or correct your English or take it for granted, as I’m also a student, but you only have doubts (not believe) about things we don’t trust, thus you have questions, issues, problems, so on… You can have a lot of doubts, but you will be the only one able to take care of them. However, you can have a lot os questions that some helpers will be pleased to help you with! Hope you don’t get mad at me… hehehe

    Saturday, August 8th 2015

Thank you very much Jade! very useful THE video
:)

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you very much, i confusing about the following:
1) She lives in Singapore.
OR
2) She lives in the Singapore.
Which one is the correct answer? Thanks!

Monday, August 25th 2014

Thank you teacher. I have a question, is correct to say:
Lesson is very well explained and has been very useful for me or the lesson is well explaned and has been very useful for me?
Thank you soo much.

Monday, September 1st 2014

thank you so much. jade , your accent is sth beyond than English!!!

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

thanks for this lesson.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Thank you but very hard for me

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Thank you for this lesson.

Sunday, September 14th 2014

Hi Jade. Your lessons are very helpful. I just don’t understand why we have to say THE River Thames. Isn’t River Thames a proper noun? Is it because there is only one River Thames?? Thanks!

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

It’s simple and done in a very clear way. I’ve got to admit that I’ve never come across such a succinct and informative demonstration of using the definite article in English. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, October 25th 2014

hi,
Is this sentence correct?
I am watching TV or could I say the TV. Is it exception like home and work.

Monday, October 27th 2014

    It’s “I am watching TV”. Unless you aren’t watching a TV show, but are actually keeping an eye on the TV. “I’m watching the TV to make sure no one steals it.”

    Monday, October 27th 2014

Really good example.Thanks :)

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

I am applying as a tutor. And EngVid helps me review our past English lessons way back my school days. Thanks a lot teacher Jade for this lesson! Now I figured out what’s my mistake during the English Proficiency Test. Now, I’m confident to retake their tests. I’ll let you know if I make out Teacher Jade. Talk to you later.

Friday, October 31st 2014

can u explain different between present perfect and present continuous

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Thank you for your best lesson

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Thanks it was so nice

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thanks for your class. I really like your British accent and your classes.
See you and thanks you.

Friday, November 28th 2014

I got my first 100 in this quiz. :D
I have an question or two, hope classmates or teachers could teach me.
In this video from 3’45” to 3’50” Jade said a sentence, “for talking in general I don’t like dinner. That was just mean all the time.” These was what I heard.
First, was I right about what Miss Jade said?
Second, if I’m right, whether the sentence, ” that was just mean all the time”, was wrong for using auxiliary verb “was” and verb “mean” in one sentence in grammar.

Monday, December 8th 2014

It was fantastic for me

Thursday, December 18th 2014

Still I will practice

Thursday, December 18th 2014

How do you do!I have a question/ Do we need to use articles before zodiac signs?

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Nice lesson, Jade. Thanks

Friday, January 2nd 2015

nice, dank u well

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Thanks Jade!

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Thank you Jade.
But I need study more rules of the article “the”.
I got 5.

Friday, January 9th 2015

hello jade, i want to ask why indonesia or maldive or singapore dont use “THE”? These countries consist of islands,same with philippines.
And my 2nd question why Dominican Republic use “THE”? it’s not island country or the united nation

Monday, January 12th 2015

    there’s no way to put “the” for the name of the country, pal. (most countries)

    Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Jad is THE teacher. Thanks

Friday, January 16th 2015

Question: how about using article for ‘plural’ situation:
ex: you can say: along the streets, in the parks ,
but not: along streets, in parks
thank you

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

thanks for the lesson
that was helpful

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Thank you Jade.

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thank you!

Monday, February 9th 2015

That’s veryyy helpful i wish u complete a nice lesson like this .

and i like the quiz and if u got a wrong answer it explain how is the wrong

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

90 :)

Monday, February 23rd 2015

I would suggest that the test should be timed. In terms of similarity with the IELTS

Monday, February 23rd 2015

80 :)

Monday, March 2nd 2015

I have 9 correct of 10. Not bad. Thanks =)

Saturday, March 7th 2015

thank you very much for lesson

Monday, March 16th 2015

70/100 :D I’ll be able to learn each day of the week.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

10 out of 10! Thanks to you Jade!

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Hi, please can you explain to me why this is wrong- Nowadays the fashion is an essential part of our life.

Fashion is a noun but how is it used here to avoid ‘the’ ?

Thanks

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thank you very much!

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Nice class Jade..

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

thank you very much but some parts still remained dark for me

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

police pursued the escaped criminal or police pursued an escaped criminal?…………..the an an is confusing me here

Thursday, March 26th 2015

the and an,,,,mistake in my above comment

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Thanks!

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

This is my first your video watching by me. Beautiful british accent. Greetings

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Really helpful

Thursday, April 9th 2015

Thanks got 50%.

Friday, April 17th 2015

Thanks Madam >> got 40%

Friday, April 17th 2015

this was so good, thanx a lot

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

I got 90%
Thanks a lot Jade ^_^

Monday, April 27th 2015

Thank you very much..

Monday, April 27th 2015

Hi Jade, That was very helpful!
I still am confused with some countable words that do not take articles.
For example:
” The diagram explains how to make RECYCLED PAPER from old newspapers”
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
Why the “recycled paper” did not take any article?

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

I work in IT and have to white bug reports. Do I have to use “the” with the button (tab, etc) names? I mean which sentence is correct:
1. Click the “EDIT” button.
2. Click “EDIT” button.
3. Click an “EDIT” button.
Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

    Sorry, “write” :-)

    Tuesday, May 19th 2015

    That’s a good question! In that case, yes, you would write “Click the ‘EDIT’ button/tab”. Or you could just say “Click ‘EDIT'”.

    Using “an” implies there’s multiple edit buttons and you can just click any of them, which probably isn’t the case.

    Wednesday, May 20th 2015

      Thanks a lot, Jade!

      Thursday, May 21st 2015

Thanks a lot madam……..

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Thanks Jade for the lesson.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Hi, I have a burning question. It is related with a probable usage of the article “THE”

I’m from Bolivia. There soccer ist the most popular sport. In the past, soccer clubs used to name themselves in English. I think one of those clubs made a mistake by naming themselves “BLOOMING”

I understand that the “ING” ending has a lot of uses, that´s why many spanish speaking people, that don’t have a deep knowledge of the English grammar, try to apply the “ING” ending in almost every situation.

As far as I know, “to bloom” means “to flower=to bloom=to grow up”. Maybe, the people that gave their soccer club “BLOOMING” as name, thought they can easily add the ING ending to a verb in order to convert it to a name=subject with the meaning “rejuvenation=revivification=revival”.

I think they are wrong, maybe “THE BLOOMING” if at all.

As a native spanish speaker, I know for sure, that whoever gave his club the name “BLOOMING” tried to mean “rejuvenation=revivification=revival=new start”

Can you please tell me, if this funny club name “BLOOMING” is grammatically correct without the article “THE”?

Thank you in advance

Deutschchar

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks, I got 9/10.

Thursday, June 4th 2015

I got 7/10 :(

You are the best.
is that correct?

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

this lesson is very useful, this is a common mistake for non – native speakers like me, thank you Jade, I love your pronunciation….

Saturday, June 13th 2015

thank you Jade

Monday, June 15th 2015

thank you, Jade!

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

We are going to the Oxford Street later for shopping.
Why i can’t use it,I think it’s specific !!

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Hello everyone. I wll let here my skype. Diego.brito13
If you wanna talk with me to practice english. Im student too! Hi, jade!! Good class. you teach very well. Thnaks from Brazil!!!

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

100% i got it

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Thank you, Jade. I got 10/10

Friday, July 10th 2015

Thank you Jade, I scored 10 out of 10 great explanation. I love your accent by the way.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks you jade

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

just like it

Friday, August 21st 2015

My 50%

Friday, August 21st 2015

Thank you Jade :).

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Thanks a lot for this lessons. I really learned¡

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Thank you Jade, I got 9/10

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

ı don’t undertstand my english very bad what should ı do?

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

i got 70 not bad

Saturday, October 31st 2015

How about ” hell” and “heaven”? When do they get “the”?

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

So, what are the nouns which not accepting an article when we talk generally?? or do u mean that nouns never take articles when we talk generally?

Friday, November 20th 2015

10 on 10. :D Still lots to learn though.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

great lesson!!

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Thanks.
He lives in the Hague of he lives in Hague?

Friday, December 25th 2015

I got 100% uuuuuuuhhhhhh

Friday, December 25th 2015

9/10 =D

It’s an essential lesson for all levels of non-native speakers of English.
Thanks Jade!

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Thank you for your help, Jade.
By the way, I love your british accent!

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Thank you very much ms.Jade for this lesson….

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

hi, I’m new here I’m glad i found this website;) very helpful;)

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Hi, Jade.I’ve just done the quiz and got 10/10. I’m currently studying GCSE English, and I am English but still find it quite complex.

Monday, January 25th 2016

Thank you Jade.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Jade, why we are not using THE in

“We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping”.

whereas we are using THE in

“When I went to London I saw the River Thames”

Both are specific locations.

Sunday, February 21st 2016

thanks got 50%

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Oh, i have only 6\10.
Can you suggest me?
How will be correct:
1. I live in Europe?
2. I live in the Europe?

Saturday, February 27th 2016

I love your lessons. You are great!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

I liked it.

Saturday, March 12th 2016

Thank you! I love engVid

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

What does this sentence”I am working from home today.” mean ?
Does that mean “I work at home today”?

Sunday, March 20th 2016

thank you Jade, it’s helpful lesson and I enjoyed it!thank you again.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Rivers take an article.

Sunday, April 17th 2016

Thanks :D

Thursday, April 21st 2016

It wasn’t very difficult.
But I liked it!
thank you!

Monday, May 2nd 2016

Good lecture.I suggest a reason to the incorrect
answer.
Thanks very much

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

I got 10 out of 10! Yes!

Tuesday, June 7th 2016

There are rules that have not been mentioned and were charged in the exercise, for example, when using with streets and rivers.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

10/10 thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

Awesome Thaks a lot!

Monday, October 3rd 2016

I just want to clarify about the Rules. there are no more rules about using -The article?!

Friday, October 7th 2016

Once upon a time Sun was shining in the sky. Jade was walking in King’s Road which on of Londan streets. It was on Friday. She was thinking about English lecture. This is only a fake story:)

I tried to give a few examples that into the story.
I hope those examples are correct.

Friday, November 11th 2016
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