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I explained to him over and over, but he still didn't understand how the photocopier worked.

What does "over and over" mean in the sentence above?

Little by little, I lost my patience with the children.

What does "little by little" mean?

All in all, I think you should buy a house.

What does "all in all" mean in this sentence?

She copied my essay word for word!

What does "word for word" mean in this sentence?

We went round and round the neighborhood for a couple of hours looking for our cat. Eventually, we spotted her sitting under a tree.

What does "round and round" mean in this sentence?

Day after day she looked after her aging parents, but she wouldn't have had it any other way.

What does "day after day" mean in this sentence?

She was so disturbed by what she had seen in the forest that she went on and on about it for hours.

What does "on and on" mean in this sentence?

Little by little, they saved enough to buy a new car.

What does "little by little" mean in this sentence?

Year after year, they went further into debt.

What does "year after year" mean in this sentence?

Why are you going round and round? Get to the point! I want to know what happened!

What does "round and round" mean in this sentence?


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179 Comments on “Using identical pairs to emphasize your point”


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Thanks alot

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

    Identical pairs like Idiomatic pairs make our talking more colorful and natural.

    It was an excellent lesson with illustrative examples.

    Thanks a million Rebecca.

    Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Good video!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Nice English lesson, I´m Learnig English with your lesson litle by litle Thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

    that’s great.

    Friday, October 3rd 2014

thank you our teachers

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks a lot Rebecca, yours lesson always explain Word for Word the english speech.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Day after day, I have tried to improve my English. Millions of thanks!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Respected Sir/Madam,

Thank you very much for giving the free English lessons on the board and today i learned eight words(Identical Pairs)which in fact i enjoyed a lot.

Thanks once again.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

It’s really useful. I appreciate your lesson and look foraward to others.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanks.that is agood idea

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Excellent, I wonder if ( all in all ) is as the same as ( after all ) ? Whenever I am within odd time, I have many questions, but as soon as I come here I forget them, I’d better consider using a note book, thanks Rebecca I just joined your website and more questions to come, stay tuned :)

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Actualy was incredible lesson . Thanks so much mrs Rebecca

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Very interesting lesson I think that it is going to inproves my english a lot.Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Hi dear Rebecca,
Missed u !
Day after day,I’m looking 4ward 2 watching Engvid videos avidly!!
Thx 4 ur nice n profitable presentation,
All of the best 4 u.
10/ten
Regards,
fatiima!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

    an iranian here.hmm…lady,it seems u have some grammatical mistakes in writting.yep?

    Sunday, September 2nd 2012

      How much sure u r about my grammatical mistakes??!!!!!!!!!!
      If there r some n if u r able 2 correct,so come on!!!!!!!!!!!!
      There r 3 IRANIANS here not just 1 !
      :)

      Monday, September 10th 2012

A lot thanks for you teacher

Habib

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank you very much :) I will try to use some of these new expressions !

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank you Rebeca :)

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

IT’S A GOOD METHOD and very interesting thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

What about ”step by step”?

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

hi rebecca it’s very interesting i look forward to others expressions thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I am improve my English little by little! Thanks :D

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Well, miss the step by step. :-)
Thanks for all! It was very useful!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Day after day I watch English videos to improve my English and I realise that I’m learning little by little.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Piano piano si va lontano :)

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thank you rebecca

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

THanks Rebecca. you’re alwaysa great teacher and teaching .have a good one .

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks teacher!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank you very much Rebecca. I wish to see more new videos from you. I’ll be happy to learn how to write by hand if is possible. Thank you. I wait your new video. Cata.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanks for a good lesson and I really learned important expressions that I’m going to use them again and again

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

OPEN O SESAME !!!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks so much for English programe, I start to learn this programe just from today and I think that is very good lesson for me and other person who want to learn English.
I hope to learn more from you all.
God bless you all.
Again wishes you all best luck in your life.

Peoy SOUNG
from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

like

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks rebecca for u r wonderful lession
It’s helping me alot.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

And i wish more videos to be like this
Tank u

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Very good!Thanks a lot!

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks teacher !
this lesson is very great !

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thank you so much teacher.

DAY AFTER DAY i am watching eng videos OVER AND OVER so that i can speak english WORD FOR WORD hope end vid tutorials go ON AND ON LITTLE BY LITTLE . ALL IN ALL thnx for such a nice and worthy presentation..

10/10
thank you

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Lesson by lesson i m improving my english through your nice teaching. Thanks dear Rebecca

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Lesson by lesson i m improving my english through your nice teaching.Thanks dear Rebecca

Thursday, August 30th 2012

hi.how can we download these videos?

Thursday, August 30th 2012

    It is not downloadable,
    But if u wanna watch the videos,u have 2 use a Server/VPN.
    Goooooooodluck!

    Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Thank you Rebecca!

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Hello. It was a very nice lesson. Your way of pronouncing makes it easier to understand. Keep that way. Have a nice day.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thanks to all for your feedback. Very proud that you are already using some of these identical pairs! That’s the way. Watch a lesson and try to use that learning the same day.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

I am very upset and do not know how to solve this problem:my quiz stoped to work

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thanks a lot Rebecca, yours lesson clear and userfull. your explains are on and on ,little by little,word for word

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks a lot, Rebecca, this lesson has been the most useful for me in days!

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Dear Rebecca,
I really love your lessons and they are well organised. I am so happy to use these expressions in my day to day English. Thanks a lot.
May God bless you.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

    may god bless you :)))))))))) you are very funny my friend i loved you

    Sunday, October 14th 2012

it helped me a a lot, thanks Rebecca

Thursday, August 30th 2012

on in on i try to learn english thanks teacher

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thank you Teache Rebecca, I am improving in English little by little.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

My English is improved little by little through this nice website. And i will keep practicing on and on until i get the same level as a native speaker.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

you are good teacher Rebbecca.thanks

Thursday, August 30th 2012

you are good teacher Rebeca

Thursday, August 30th 2012

It’s about a week that I can’t find the quiz anymore on the site.
please,could anyone help me out?

Thursday, August 30th 2012

    Please try again. The quiz was not working in Internet Explorer 9 for a little while, but it should now be fixed!

    Monday, September 10th 2012

Thank you so much Rebecca and thank you so much to all wonderful teachers of EngVid

Thursday, August 30th 2012

THANKS, TEACHER REBECCA FOR THIS USEFUL LESSON!!

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thank you for this lesson,
it was very clear !

I will try to use the identical pairs as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

The Engvid team really deserves a lot appreciation from the students around the globe for explaining each minute parts of the language efficiently as well as easily.I have written a few sentences below using all the identical pairs.
1.Over and Over :I can still remember each story that my granny told over and over.
2.Word for word :Understanding an English native speaker word for word means being able to communicate naturally.
3.Day after Day :If we keep trying to improve our language skills day after day,no one not even the creator(GOD) can stop us from being able to speak naturally..

Thursday, August 30th 2012

1000 thanks!!! Our teacher

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks 4 teaching. again n’ again thank u Rebecca

Thursday, August 30th 2012

hi, Rebecca. I have no words to describe your classes. you’re just perfect. thank you very much for your help. all the lessons on engvid are very important but, when it comes to idioms, slangs and expressions, they are even more important because by learning them, we (foreign students) can speak just like native english speakers do. and I am very eager to go to your country. today, I can’t but I think in the near future it will be possible for me to travel there. I’m from Brazil and I hope you come to my coutry as well. I hope you’ll enjoy it so much. that said, I just can thank you over and over. bye

Thursday, August 30th 2012

oops… sorry for the coutry. of course, it’s country.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

I have to tell her over and over.
We derived round and round.
She talked on and on.
I said her to stop again and again.
She calmed down little by little.
All in all I think she is made.
Day after day she fights.
I can’t tell you word for word what she says.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

    HeLLo Rizwan I THINK YOUR ARE GETING CORECT WAY TO LEARN ANGLISH IM TRYING TO LEARN SOME…COULd U PLz CNTCT ME at my facebook acount for v can dicus many things about these lessons ..i’ll wait for ur contect .khansoha771@yahoo.com

    Friday, September 14th 2012

Tks teacher Rebecca. I’m so glad about your kindness. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thank you so much for all your efforts to make us learn … !!! my god, today I’ve discovered your youtube-account and I just love it… david1shakifan is my youtube account… thanks again !! :D

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Where are you from ? are you Mexican ?

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks for this useful lesson and practice

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thank you=))

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thanks teacher Rebecca.
I’m so glad to listen to your teaching.
(Purple from Taiwan–teaching in an English cram school.)

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thank you.im so happy that I can understand what she say

Friday, August 31st 2012

thank you teacher rebecca.it is amazing lesson.best wishes to you.your faithful student.

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thanks a lot

Friday, August 31st 2012

thanks Rebecca,it was very useful like always….

Friday, August 31st 2012

very good lesson easily to understand, thanks teacher.

Friday, August 31st 2012

english vid is the best

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thanks Rebecca very clear your explanation.

Friday, August 31st 2012

i’m taaking againg and againg and i’m improve my english littly abylittle .

Friday, August 31st 2012

I’m improving my english day after day.
is there an identical pairs say( day by day)?
if so what does it mean?
thanks alot.

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thanks, I took 9/10

Saturday, September 1st 2012

thanks Rebecca. It’s a mazing lesson

Saturday, September 1st 2012

gracias, esto me ayudo amejorar en mi pronunciacion y en mi lectura
y estan muy buenas las clases

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thank you very much for your teaching.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Before this lesson, I was around and around until speak correct english! Thanks to help!

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

    You were on and on dear.

    Wednesday, September 26th 2012

My question is ( which one correct ; let me to finish or
let me finish?

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

    High probably ,” Let me finish ” is correct. Think such as; let me see , let me check, let me write your e-mail. To is unnecessary there.

    Friday, October 19th 2012

thanks for all

Monday, September 3rd 2012

It was really usefull

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Brilliant Lesson Rebcca
great thanks for this lesson.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Thanks a lot, Rebecca, for your clear video.
I have a question about one sentence in the quiz to be done after the lesson. The sentence is the following: ‘Day after day she looked after her aging parents, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.’ Actuallualy, I can’t catch entire meaning of the part after BUT. I understand that here there’s the conditional: type 3, BUT so what. The two parts of this sentence don’t meet each other for me for the time being.
Could you be so kind as to explain me what’s the matter? L
My looking forward…
Best regards,
Rouslan

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

thank you very much,your great people for what you’ve offering for us.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

super!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

this lssons are very good

Thursday, September 6th 2012

really awesome !!! thanks alot.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thank you for this really usefull lesson! You always choose good and not obvius themas for your videos! You are the best : )

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks Rebeca this is my first 10 XD

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Many thanks! I’ll try these expressions for dialogs.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

good video

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thanks Rebecca for this usefull video. However I have the same difficulty as urs68 Rouslan. I do not understand the neaning of the sentence after the word BUT. Could you please, explain me this issue. Thank you in advence.
Basia

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thanks , it was nice lesson …. i have learnt lot from Engvid site …

Monday, September 10th 2012

thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Got 10 out of 10 thank you for the lesson

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Thank you Rebecca

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thanks you very much

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thanks alot

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thank you you make me increasing my english little by little. you are good teacher word for word :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

Hi, Thank you very much for your teaching. I am delightful to learn English with you and going to learn more on your English lessons, day after day. Thanks a lot! “Jesus Loves You”

Friday, September 14th 2012

Excellent, I wonder if ( all in all ) is as the same as ( after all ) ? Whenever I am within odd time, I have many questions, but as soon as I come here I forget them, I’d better consider using a note book, thanks Rebecca I just joined your website and more questions to come, stay tuned :) thanks for kind

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank you Rebecca
I improve my English little by little.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Good Methodology, thank you !!!!

Saturday, September 15th 2012

All in all, you are the best English teacher I have known so far, Rebecca! Thank you for your dedicated efforts and lessons. They are very useful for many people around the world to study and enhance their English commands.

Best to you from Viet Nam!

Toan

Saturday, September 15th 2012

I understand this lesson word for word..
Thank you Rebecca..

Friday, September 21st 2012

Thanks Teacher Rebecca,
I got 10 :D

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

thanks teacher for this

Friday, September 28th 2012

Thanks alot… always learn us little by little

Friday, September 28th 2012

Thank you Rebecca! You are simply GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

All the best to you.

Sunday, October 7th 2012

yehey,yuhuu,yipiii,…i got aperpect score ha ha thank you

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Thank you so much. Day after day I feel easy to speak English^^

Thursday, October 18th 2012

Firstly , this is my first comment here ,I’ve learned some new statements and words such as get to the point ! , all in all , round and round , word for word : )Good site and really useful informations. Thanks to all teacher.

Friday, October 19th 2012

very good work. Many thanks

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks teacher

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thank you Rebecca.
i got 10/10 ^^

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thanks ever so much . I’m going to use these in my real life.

Friday, October 26th 2012

really, i loved this site and teachers

i have seen that the best site about english teaching..

Monday, October 29th 2012

awesome!

Friday, November 9th 2012

Thanks of you, I improve my english day after day… That’s great… And very funny too ! Are there other pairs of words like these ? Thanks for answers ! Have a lot of pleasure in your work ! Thank you.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

hi dear Rebecca
i got 90 out of 10
thanks
your student
Weda from AFG

Monday, November 19th 2012

Thank you, Rebecca! It was a very good lesson!

Monday, November 26th 2012

Just two days a go, when I discovered this great EngVid website, and I’m so grateful. Using this website has hugely improved my English. Many thanks to each teacher on this site!!!!, May God bless you all.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

I got 10/10. Thank you Rebecca. Little by little I am improving my English.

Monday, December 10th 2012

thanks for your assistance dear. its really helpful for me

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Thank you teacher :)

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

very intereting, helpful lesson, y
thank you very much for your efforts

Thursday, December 20th 2012

Its very usefull.Thanks alot.

Friday, December 28th 2012

l like the way u teach n ur smile is also mind-blowing.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Thanks to your lessons, little by little I have produced conversational skills. THANKS!

Monday, January 7th 2013

It was wonderful
thank u

Saturday, January 12th 2013

THANK YOU TEACHER

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Day after day I’ve been learning a lot with you, guys!
Thank you so much, Rebeca. It’s impossible not getting your explanations; they are always clear!

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

thanks, Teacher love it,,,

Saturday, February 16th 2013

really useful lesson, thanks.

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thank you very much

Sunday, February 17th 2013

You’re great I do really understand and grasping your lessons . How about a hot drink ? :)x

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

You are so good teacher Rebecca!Thank you very much for this great video too.xxx

Friday, March 8th 2013

DEAR SIR

i have a little prob on the usage of ”where”..i know how to use it with all other ways besides this rule please help me..
I wanna know how to use ”where” with these words and what the grammar rule is..pls give me a few examples of your own ones..

1 Due to the volume of emails we receive we are unable to respond to the emails where the answer can be found on our web site itself

2 If you have gone to a website where you have to create an account for yourself..

3 This procedure should be followed in cases where dishonesty has been alleged.

4 I heard a strange noise from the upstairs where the children were playing.

5 There is a stage in life where you can’t even hold a cup of tea.

Thanking you
Roystan

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Great teacher you are! You not only explained us the meaning and situation using the adjective pairs or identical pairs but also the emotion in the sentences.
A: ‘ You tend to talk on and on , but only 2 hours I slept last night. I do hope your coming speech is short and sweet, don’t you? ‘
Averting from col for a while, I rushed into a restaurant . How nice and warm it was! I was going to order and have my lunch here comfortably, but the lady in next table was talking so loud , more terribly , she seemed to go round and round. I checked my bill and took my food away as fast as I could eventually.
The little girl cried on and on , I lost my patience little by little. I pretended to cry… interestingly , she stopped crying and tried to find our what exactly happened. Finally, we all laughed together loudly and joyfully. Then , we ate some mangosteen , shared some green tea and watched kid program on TV.

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Saturday, March 16th 2013

I need helping (Reflexive pronouns),please .It
IS very HARD.

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Thanks You very much for your lessons …
i am sure.. it will be really helpful for all

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Hi teachers,I’ve stopped walk round and round; now I practice again and again, day after day, on and on, because all in all, that’s the right way to learn, little by little, repeating word for word from the lesson, over and over. Thank you very much you all; you are amazing. :):):)

Saturday, April 13th 2013

thanks Rebeca, you are the Best teacher

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

thank you soooo much!

Tuesday, May 14th 2013

Thank you dear Rebeca, i really enjoyed with your lesson – i got 50/100 but i not shame in this i will try best:):)

Friday, May 17th 2013

ahhh I got 80 %. Thanks…

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10. Bravo i’m a good student. Thank you. Little by little i became with more confidence and fluency.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

Very useful lesson! By the way, are these expressions also appropriate to be used in writings, or I should use them just for speaking? Thank you.

Monday, June 24th 2013

*or should I, not I should, I was wrong ;)

Monday, June 24th 2013

Dear Rebecca, you make so easy the language!. I got 100 points but you have the credit, the students with attention and no more learn a lot. Your class is dynamic and clear, in 5 minutes we are other persons.

Thursday, August 15th 2013

Thank you very much.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thanks a lot, Rebecca! Useful lesson!

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Thanks allot

Saturday, December 21st 2013

i got perfect 10 in quiz!! thanks rebecca :)))

Monday, December 23rd 2013

If we watch engVid lessons (over and over) then our performance will increase (little by little). If we watch (all in all) then our quiz will be accurate (word by word). I searched (round and round) on the internet and (day after day) I found engVid but Mr. James goes (on and on) in his lessons. I searched engVid in 2012 and (year after year) I am going better in English.
Thanks I got 100%.

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Very useful. I’ve been improvinng me english little by litlle since I watch engvid lessons

Sunday, February 9th 2014

gradually= little by little
all in all = considering all
over and over = again and again = repreatedly
round and round = in cricles
day after day = one day after another
i understand the whole lesson.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

**Thank you very much it was very helpful ***

Monday, March 10th 2014

Dear Rebecca,
In the quiz there is the phrase,”… but she wouldn’t have had it any other way”.
Is that mean that she had to do so anyway?
If I say, “Eventhough I am ill, I will go to work tomorrow cause I can’t have it any other way.” Is it correct?

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
I love the way you explain and elaborate, it makes me understand little by little

Sunday, April 6th 2014

ngiyabonga for the lesson!

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thank you Mrs. Rebecca for your lessons. Day after day my English is improving.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Miss Rebecca Thank you so much I’ve 10/10 in quiz ,but I have a question ;could we use this expression in passive situation ??

Thursday, September 11th 2014
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