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man

child

person

fish

foot

tooth

leaf

knife

mouse

woman


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Wednesday, September 5th 2012

    oooh i got 10 .. so great i love it .. than teatcher Alex =)

    Thursday, September 20th 2012

    exellent!!

    Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank you sir.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

You scored 9 out of 10 … not Bad !!!

leaf ==> Leafs (Boooooo) .. :'(

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

    and I didn’t watch the Video .. ! :D

    Wednesday, September 5th 2012

      same I didn’t watch the Video
      :D i scored it 9/10
      hahaha i also answer the leaf = Leafs (boooo)
      what is the mean of (boooo)???

      Wednesday, September 5th 2012

        Do you remember the beautiful song: “autumn leaves”?

        Saturday, September 8th 2012

ha ha,easy as a b c…..

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

WELL, I GOT CONFUSED, IT WAS IN SPANISH AND AN ENGLISH. I RATHER USE ENGLISH INSTED OF SPANISH.
THANK YOU,
MONIK

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

heyy !! what is the mean of (Leafs (boooo)

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

    booooo means that he is don’t bleave he made just a mastake hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Wednesday, September 12th 2012

What about “two persons”? I have to say “two people”?

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

    Yes, friend. You must say: Two people. Person is a singular word.

    Thursday, September 6th 2012

    Here there’s a difference btw American English n British one,
    “Two persons” is acceptable in British English.
    Have a good 1!

    Thursday, September 6th 2012
    Wednesday, September 12th 2012

hi there! When I was 18, I went to Miami Florida for vacation. When I was in the hotel with my cousin, I noticed that there was a sing about the pool’s rules. I don’t remember exactly what it said, what the thing is that instead of using the word people they used persons. With my cousin we weren’t sure if it was okay or was a grammar mistake.
Oh another thing, before watching the video I did the quiz and I scored 9 out of 10. My mistake was that I put fishes instead of fish. When I watched the video you said that fishes was allowed in some cases. I remember talking to a native speaker and I told her that bears eat fishes. Was that correct? Or Should I have said fish? I feel kind of embarrassed right now lol

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

nice quiz

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

People become smarter not watching the video and just take the Quiz.that’s they lost 1 mark , as I didn’t ..
I watched and scored full :)

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

TEST

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

ooh my score is 9 …

This quiz too easy >>> 0_o

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Hi Alex, could you explain me or do a vid with repeated and double comparatives, like: the more he runs, the faster he gets- Please.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

another nice lesson,thanks

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

nice lesson no more videos?

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thanks

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

!!!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thanks alex very good lesson

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Easy! F*ck yeah!!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thank u a lot teacher i’ve got 10/10

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

    Hey Dear Nadia how you got it in hunderd how much tell true????

    Monday, May 27th 2013

I cant finf the quiz

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

easy peasy lemon squeezy …

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

good, very interesting

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

I did not understand the jokey that he made about two feet, could someone explain it to me?

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thnk u Alex nice lesson

Thursday, September 6th 2012

My Score is:

You scored 10 out of 10.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

I’m happy to be able to attend this video so I’m able to understand & speak the english language better.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

its superb…

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thank you very much.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

I think this is very helpful for me.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thanks

Thursday, September 6th 2012

it’s very useful your lesson
thank soo much

Thursday, September 6th 2012

wow ten of ten

Thursday, September 6th 2012

thank you so much.
Great for charity.
i ‘ll learn for myself.
Bless you :)

Thursday, September 6th 2012

good , very nice web

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Good lesson. Thank you.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

sir, i happened to hear ” persons ” can be used as plural of person , please explain on which context is that..

Thursday, September 6th 2012

It was a piece of Cake!

Thursday, September 6th 2012

    Yes it was, but a new & useful information

    Friday, September 7th 2012

oh amazing that was wonderfull thanks teacher i haven’t see before how i can understod this lesson have only one fail

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thanks Alex, you have a great ability to teach English, but not to draw ;) hehehe

Thursday, September 6th 2012

    Hello Please help me in next lesson ?

    Monday, May 27th 2013

thank for your help :)

Thursday, September 6th 2012

THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR,

Thursday, September 6th 2012

thanks

Thursday, September 6th 2012

thaks for the lesson!

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Great job,Its a little think, but it has been a long time confusion, now it has come to end. Now clear and more confident to speak English.
Great help Alex.
Thanks a lot.
Tamil Eelavan.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Hi There,
Could you please do lesions on following topics/ topic that would cover the following matters?

1. Different between –
a. Alex worked in a company for 4 years (but he is no longer working in the company)
b. Alex had been working 4 years in a company (but he is no longer working in the company)
2. Different between – Need explanations.
a. Julian Assange urged Barak Obama to end “witch hunt” again his website, appearing in public Sunday –
i. Why we are not using On Sunday
ii. Can we write Julian Assange urged Barak Obama to end “witch hunt” again his website, appearing in public on Sunday
3. Which is the correct one & why?
a. Students who have question or
b. Students who has question –
4. Which are correct one & why?
a. Everyone have /Everyone has
b. No one have / No one has
c. Everybody have/ Everybody has
d. Everyone have / Everyone has
e. Dose everyone have ? / Is everyone have?
5. Writing Media’s heading / News heading – what rule they are following?
6. Confusing of using Passive voice – which one is correct & why?
a. Mentally disabled Pakistani girl arrested for blasphemy (from Toronto star news paper)
b. Mentally disable Pakistani girl (was / is / had been / has been) arrested for blasphemy

I would appreciate if you could do lessons to get clear on above confusions matter , it would be helpful for other viewers as well.
Thank You in advance,

Thursday, September 6th 2012

    “Students who have question” is correct because “who” isn’t the subject here. Just write it without “who” — “Students has” or “Students have”

    Everyone, No one, Everybody, Everyone — all of these are singular.

    Dose everyone have ? / Is everyone have?

    If you use Do/does in question you have to put base verb — have. If you start question with “is” you have to add -ing at the end of the verb -having.

    Passiv = be + pp. Passive voice is used mostly in
    — simple present
    — simple past
    — simple future
    — preset perfect.
    Sometimes passive is used with continuous tenses — mostly in present continuous tense. This is my observation only. But in your example — “Mentally disable Pakistani girl was arrested for blasphemy”.

    Friday, September 7th 2012

Nice lession

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Sir,
Thanks for the information about Irregular Plural Nouns. It is new for me

Friday, September 7th 2012

thanks sir,very usefull leeson.

Friday, September 7th 2012

thank you so much

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Sir Alex
please differentiate between regular plural nouns & irregular plural nouns with some example

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thank you so much (^_^)

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Thanks a lot :)

Sunday, September 9th 2012

thank you mr alex

Sunday, September 9th 2012

thanks sir,very for the lesson!

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Thank you Alex, very useful lesson.
Is there any lesson about GOOD and WELL? I’m really confused when I have to use them.
Thank you!

Friday, September 14th 2012

I Got 100% :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

I learned that people is the plural for person. Thank teacher-

Saturday, September 15th 2012

@…Very Very Very Very easy…@

Friday, September 21st 2012

100%

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Please give us more exercises

Monday, September 24th 2012

thak you ser

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Tq sir..

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Thank you ! I didn’t know the plural of mouse :)

Sunday, September 30th 2012

It’s easy! I love it :))
thanks teacher ^_6

Friday, October 5th 2012

Thanks a lot

Saturday, October 6th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

thanks very much

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

1 got 10 !!! thank you for teaching me alex^^

Sunday, October 28th 2012

i have 9 nice

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

HI I am vannak , I very happy have learn on hear i want learn English and i want Liston and exercises for me and my email is vannak.chhay@ymail.com and i want write and read and speaking English

Monday, November 5th 2012

HI I’m abdessamed , i’m very happy to learn english ,I study english at ALC in Marrakesh Its very nice center

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

thank u

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

:)

Friday, November 16th 2012

:D Nice !

Saturday, November 17th 2012

It’s a really good lesson. Thank you !!

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Pretty Interesting!

Thursday, November 29th 2012

good lesson! practice with me on skype adrian.cb

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Thank sir!

Thursday, December 6th 2012

I got 10 correct out of 10. Good job!!!

Sunday, December 9th 2012

thanks for do this video, i hadlearned very much

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thank you sir.

Monday, January 21st 2013

I didn’t know the plural of Knife, Leaf and Mouse. I made note of them.

Thank you Alex.

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thank You sir,,,, I got 100% for the quiz. Please do more videos for improving our Language skills.

Sunday, January 27th 2013

THX INDEEDDDD

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I got 100%

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

10 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Monday, February 11th 2013

thanks a lot sir i interest

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

all of my answers are correct.thanks Alex.from Azerbaijan)

Friday, February 15th 2013

you help me.thanks

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hi Alex I have a question for you.I am a little curious on that matters. Please enlight me. For example: İf I have an apple I say normally I have an apple and İf I have more apples I say I have two or three apples.My question is : why Do we say three apples? I mean why do we add an (s) end of the apple word.I don’t understand this.Because the word three also does define it plural.Doesn’t it?

Monday, February 25th 2013

Dear Sir Alex,
I have been finding your lessons quite interesting and helpful. I teach English to my kinsmen and I enjoy doing it, just because I love this language. About plural nouns I got some questions: times ago I was reading Cambridge grammar of English and I had found that the word person has got two plural forms: people and persons. people form common use and persons for special use like v.i.p. eg. our parliament has got many persons and not people. How far is it true and consistent? email me via pemanzinga@yahoo.com.br

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thanks Alex for your help with my english lessons

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

As always I*m grateful to you,Alex, for this useful lesson!

Sunday, March 17th 2013

Thanks, Alex! I have been liking to learn the plural of the nouns!

stomach – stomachs
ox – oxen
louse – lice
die – dice
dwarf – dwarfs/dwarves
aircraft – aircraft
deer – deer
seasons – seasons
goose – geese
hypothesis – hypotheses
radius – radii
vertebra – vertebrae
phenomenon – phenomena
shelf – shelves
chief – chiefs

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Hi, I´d like if are there more irregular plural nouns in english?

Friday, April 5th 2013

Thanks sir i got it hunderd %
Sir i dont have passive voice methode if you can teach us thanks alot.

Monday, May 27th 2013

One wife Two wives

:)xxx

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

I got 100% love it .thanks teacher

Monday, June 24th 2013

Thank you Alex i’m ready for exam. If i was so good when i was young now i’ll was a famous scientist. Keep doing that excellent support to all of us.

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Thank you teacher Alex

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

very good I can learn a lot

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Thanks sir ! I got 100.

Sunday, October 20th 2013

You are a very good teacher Alex.

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

I understood this lesson very well. And also I understood the rull of ‘f’, that is: when the noun ends with letter ‘f’ or ‘fe’ then plural makes with ‘ves’ in the end of the noun. Thank you Alex :)

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Thanks very much Mr. Alex very interesting lesson I got 100% I think every lesson interesting in which I got 100%.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

thanks Alex I can do it!! :) 10/10

Thursday, February 20th 2014

i make a mistake that is very easy . so next time ,i ‘wll be carefull

Thursday, February 27th 2014

thanks man

Friday, May 16th 2014

congratulation from Dublin:)))

Monday, June 9th 2014

Many thanks!

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thanks alot

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Awsome , thank you .

Monday, October 27th 2014

about person://
People vs. persons
In modern English, people is the de facto plural of person. People and person have separate Latin origins, and they came to English at different times by different paths, but there are examples of people used as a plural of person from as early as the 14th century. Persons was the original plural, and it is possible to find examples of its use in all types of writing up to the present, but it prevails only in a few contexts, most notably law and law enforcement, and in a few common phrases (e.g., persons of interest, displaced persons, missing persons). Elsewhere, it usually gives way to people.

There is an old usage prescription holding that people applies to uncountable groups of individuals (e.g., Times Square was packed with people) while persons applies to groups that are easily counted (e.g., there were four persons on the balcony). But there is no good reason for this distinction, and in any case it is not consistently borne out in real-world usage

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
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