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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.
If I were you, __________ quit my job.

If I __________ you, I would tell her the truth.

If I were you, I ____________________.

If I were you, I would ____________________.

If I were you, I would ____________________.

If I were you, I __________ give them the news yet.

If I were you, __________  would apologize as soon as possible.

If I were you, _______________ be late.

If I were you, ____________________ why I was late.

If I ________________ , I wouldn't sell my house at this time.


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216 Comments on “Polite English – How to give advice”


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It’s very simple to be polite, we just need to use the right words… :D

Thursday, September 13th 2012

    Thank You so much Ms. Rebecca and all teachers. It is a great Website.

    Herzlichen Dank! (German)

    I’m Bisrat from Eritrea in Switzerland.

    Monday, October 15th 2012

      Hi Rebecca
      thank you for your wonderful lessons.
      Could you, please, just explain, why in this video you said – ‘There is many ways how…’ Because ways is plural, so I would think that it should be – There are many ways. This is not the first time I’ve heard this but it’s very confusing. Thank you very much:)

      Thursday, November 29th 2012

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your lesson..I like it very much..i always looking forward seeing your new lessons..
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Rebecca simply all yours lessons are excellent

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thank you Rebecca, I liked the lesson
I have a question which I have been wondering about, would you please answer me ,,,
when the situation is in the past we would say ”’ if I had known you would be upset, I would’nt have told you,
the question is ,,, can I use the simple past in the first clause ? as follow ,, If I knew you would be upset, I wouldn’t have told you

Thursday, September 13th 2012

    thank u teacher , it was very informative, i believe that u could clear my somewhat doubts of this situation , i was confused if it is “should or would ” to be used ,

    Sunday, October 7th 2012

    The first option is the correct one. If I had know you would be upset…

    All the best!

    Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hi!!

Tks for this, I appreciated the tip!!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thanks rebecca your so awesome

Thursday, September 13th 2012

HI RECABA YOUR WAY TO .ITS JUST GRAT. IM LEARING ENGLISH HPOE IT’LL MAKE MY ENGLISH BATTER

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thankssssss

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Hi Rebecca ma’am
you are amazing…but i am a lit’le bit confused because i think when we say ‘ if i were………..’ it seems ‘past’.. Kindly make it clear to me…!!
Thanks..!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

    Hi,
    Its cover both the situation i.e past & current. When something is happened in the past or near past. e.g if you (recently past or in past) fail to submit the documents in time. Someone can say to you “If I were you I would submit the documents in time”.
    Recently:
    When you look someone feel not good. You can say that “If I were you, I would go to the doctor”

    Sunday, September 16th 2012

Thanks so much my awesome teacher Mrs Rebecca.

Friday, September 14th 2012

like as usually
10 out of 10

what a nice lesson
If I were you I would be the queen of teachers in engvid
thank you’re the the best teacher in Engvid

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks for u Rebecca.Your lesson explanation is very simple.I like it…

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank you for lesson.

Friday, September 14th 2012

Hello ! Thank you !

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank you , Rebecca !

Friday, September 14th 2012

I love the way that you teach: very simple and fast. some video for others lecture take a long time to finish

Friday, September 14th 2012

sorry mistake: other lectures not others lecture

Friday, September 14th 2012

its so interesting,i wanna be improve my confidence,so please guide me………..

Friday, September 14th 2012

    We gain confidence by taking chances to grow beyond our comfort zone, one step at a time. So keep using English every chance you get and you will learn more and more through every mistake. You can do it. My best to you.

    Tuesday, February 12th 2013

100 score))Thank you Rebecca!!

Friday, September 14th 2012

    thanks so much for this lesson.

    Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank’s for you …
Because you can make me happy and clever …
:D

Friday, September 14th 2012

I enjoyed that Consecutive same Qs.
that has cleared the concept…
Thanks Engvid.
Thanks Allah :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

great like always :) thank you Rebecca,thank you Engvid :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10!
Thank Rebecca! This lesson is very helpful.

Friday, September 14th 2012

Hello Rebecca ,
You always give us a wonderful lesson such as , the above one . It’s immensely useful . In addition,we can use all subject pronouns such as, HE ,SHE ,IT , and so on with were without changing the verb to be (( WERE )) It is a correctly grammatical use .
thank you very much over and over , carry on .
Ameen.

Friday, September 14th 2012

10 out of 10!!! Yaay :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him who taught humans how to live.he taught us the Mercy
and the greatest morals to deal with people

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks Rebecca 10 out of 10 it was very simple and easy :) .

Friday, September 14th 2012

I were glad to learn this lesson and do the exercise as well, thinks.

Friday, September 14th 2012

This is first time I visit this website but it made me very love in learning english.

Friday, September 14th 2012

what is a swag.i asked from john but he won’t tell

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank you :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thank you Rebecca, another very useful lesson.

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks for the lesson. If I were you I would charge something for these lessons :)

Friday, September 14th 2012

If I were in Canada, I would try to see u face to face n’ say ‘hello how do you do’ thank u Rebecca.

Friday, September 14th 2012

    Thank you for your kind words. Hope you make it to Toronto one day; in the meantime, enjoy your days where you are. My best wishes to you.

    Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hello Rebecca ,
You always give us a wonderful lesson such as , the above one . It’s immensely useful . In addition,we can use all subject pronouns such as, HE ,SHE ,IT , and so on with were without changing the verb to be (( WERE )) It is a correctly grammatical use .
thank you very much over and over , carry on .
Ameen.

Friday, September 14th 2012

I appreciate that

Friday, September 14th 2012

Tks. Rebecca! Excelent explanation! I understaind very well. 100% correct my quiz! I’m glad. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Friday, September 14th 2012

Teacher! You are wonderful. Congratulation!

Friday, September 14th 2012

10/10 great lesson,from the great teacher,thanks.

Friday, September 14th 2012

thanks…
and dear Rebecca, we must always use “were” instead of “was”, even for she or he???

Saturday, September 15th 2012

    You can use either one, but using were is preferable. My best to you.

    Tuesday, February 12th 2013

thanks for your lesson..it is so useful for all of members from engvid..i will practice and never will not forget this advice..

Saturday, September 15th 2012

thanked for ur lesson

Saturday, September 15th 2012

You are my best teacher. I’m also an English teacher for elementary level. I had learnt when I was in elementary level that we should always say I WAS, YOU WERE, WE WERE, THEY WERE, HE WAS, SHE WAS, IT WAS. BUT I SEE SOMEWHERE IN BIBLE AND IN YOUR LESSON AS “I WERE”. Please tell me which one is right? I WERE OR I WAS!

If you don’t answer my question AS FAST AS YOU CAN. I may teach my sweet children wrong.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

    Hello Andrewgajendra! We use “I were” in the second type of conditional sentences. In other cases we use “I was”.

    Saturday, September 15th 2012

      This is correct. Thanks, Yerlan, for helping out. All the best to you.

      Tuesday, February 12th 2013

    I were= formal and Polite
    I was= informal.
    Both are correct

    Saturday, September 15th 2012

    Hi,
    In this particular situation we use “were” with every pronoun, like
    I were
    He were
    She were
    They were
    We were
    Its mean “If I were instead of you”

    Sunday, September 16th 2012

    we speak i was or i were depend on its situation

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

thanks….good.
Am enjoying and learning too.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Its so simple. Thanks Rebecca for your lesson.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Super Rebecca, nice lesson..

Saturday, September 15th 2012

it is clear. thank you Rebecca

Saturday, September 15th 2012

it is clear. thank you so much.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

thank you so much
If I were you ,I would to visit palestine

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Obrigada EngVid! Super site!

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Hi Madam
Its really a polite lesson. thanks

Saturday, September 15th 2012

thankz respected teacher

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Thank you Rebecca, I liked the lesson.

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Hi Rebecca
thanks very much for the short yet very nice lesson. I am not a new member of this wonderful site.it has been more than 2 years that I am watching these videos but I just start commenting.

Monday, September 17th 2012

Thank you very much Rebecca. If I were you I would make more videos :). Jocking. Have a great day!

Monday, September 17th 2012

Thank so much Rebecca..you have been very helpfull

Monday, September 17th 2012

Thx for politeness.

Monday, September 17th 2012

Very good! I like this website. Thanks.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hi , i have found your site to be of great use in me . i’m willing to work in Mexico as un English teacher .

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

giving advise use the doctor,lawyer, preacher,priest ,nurse .you watch him
On tv giving suggestions. Listening to radio where lawyer gives advise. Like
A salesperson try selling you products. a professor who does a research .
everything has cause and effect . Resist the temptation,the gossip ,critics,

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

thank you Rebacca

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hai rebecca,If I were u I would ask some questions with vidio

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

if i were u iwould ask some question with vidio

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

10/10 so cool

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hi, Rebeca nice to meet you and thancks for thi lessons.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Thanks à LOT Dear Rebecca

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Hi Rebecca, your lessons are excellent. Would it be okay if I lift your lessons to an instructional material I am intending to prepare for my school?

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Hi Rebecca,If I were you I would pay attention to most of the comments.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

thanks so much for this lesson.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

thanks Rebecca

Thursday, September 20th 2012

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS LESSON…………

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you i got 7 0f 10

Friday, September 21st 2012

hello! Rebecca i realy enjouyed this leason thnks and ga 100 out 100 on quiz its all beacaues of you thanks

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thank you very much!really interestin.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thank you very much rebecca for this leason

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thank you very much rebecca for this leason.
if realy enjoued this leason thanks!!!! xxx

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank u robbaca.

Monday, September 24th 2012

I need help to understand the difference between compound (nouns, adjectives, etc..) and collocations … Please help me!!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thanks darling!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Hi Rebecca. I am Iara from Brazil. I admire your work and your English classes. I wonder if you please could bring to us the difference between “to talk” and “to speak”. Thank you very much! – Iara /September, 27, 2012.

Thursday, September 27th 2012

it was good!! tanks

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thank you for your explanation how to speak politely. “If I were you, I woud….” I would like to use this pattern from now! Thank you!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

easy and helpful, thank you !

Friday, September 28th 2012

Thank you……

Sunday, September 30th 2012

thanks teacher.your clear pronunciation is the key ,thanks again

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Good! I’m going to recommend my friends.

Sunday, September 30th 2012

thanks

Monday, October 1st 2012

hello, teacher rabecca my name is danish i am from ksa and i want to learn english sentences because my gramer is extremly week and i want your help in this regard because it is very important for my job.

Monday, October 1st 2012

Tks so much for your lesson :)

Monday, October 1st 2012

Ms. Rebecca,
Thank you for this lesson & I got score 100 correct answers.

Best wishes-Dimple

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Good!! It is very easy to be polite!!!

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

I think, it is the best way to learn English. I have visited a lots of sites, but the material was not up to my expectation. I thank all the teachers who have been trying their best to teach such a worthless stuff.

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

What a wonderful lecture,I really appreciate it !!!! ;-)

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

I would being polite but I can’t give anymore.I got 9 of 10.Thank you very much for this lesson.See you

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

good lesson

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

thanks

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

thanxs it wae very easy

Thursday, October 4th 2012

i need such lesson, simple and easy to understand, thank you

Friday, October 5th 2012

Very easy,

Friday, October 5th 2012

Thanks

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Nice lesson .. Thank you Rebecca

Saturday, October 6th 2012

It’s cool

Sunday, October 7th 2012

why we can’t tell “if I was you” ?

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Thanks.I got to learn a new thing.
abu ‘I’ is always followed by ‘were’ not ‘was’.

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Hi Rebecca thank you so much

Monday, October 8th 2012

It’s a very useful lesson. Thanks of millions.

Monday, October 8th 2012

pefect :)

Monday, October 8th 2012

i have a doubt. can i say if i were her i would go there.thank you….

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thanks Rebecca! verry interessting lesson :)
i want to be a fraind with you
if i where you i would you i accept :p

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Thanks.great job

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thank you Rebecca. It is great program, please keep it up. You give more, you get more. Have a great life !

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

thank you,Rebecca

Thursday, October 11th 2012

thank you

Friday, October 12th 2012

heyyyy that’s great website!!!thanks

Friday, October 12th 2012

thank you a lot Rebecca, i understand you

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Thank you Rebecca teacher. Daily, i’ll study english with you and I hope my skill will be improved ^^ Nice day.

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Hi teacher,
what should i do to speak fluently and faster without making grammar mistakes. my first language is not english but i started being taught the language since i was 12, but since back at home no one speaks english, I did not practice at home. now at work am having to speak english which is a bit poor. do you have longer lessons a round prepositions? would really appreciate.

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Thank you Rebecca, very good lesson. If I were you, I would continue teaching.

Christian
Chile

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Yeah!I got 10 correct out of 10.Thank you so much
:D

Sunday, October 14th 2012

great website!

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Till next time

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you so much Ms. Rebecca and all teachers. It is a great website.
Herzlichen Dank! ( in German)

I’m Bisrat from Eritrea in Switzerland.

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you so much^^

Thursday, October 18th 2012

Yeah…!!!i got 08 correct out of 10.Thank you so much
I like it.

Friday, October 19th 2012

Actually, if I want to use ” i” with past tense, shall I use was or were? Please help me.I think I was.

Friday, October 19th 2012

thank Rebecca so much, your pronunciation is very easy to hear

Saturday, October 20th 2012

engvid.com is an excellent website ever seen in my life. Thanks to the team.

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Got it! Moving forward, I’ll be more confident to give advice politely by using the right words and right patterns! Appreciated!:)

Sunday, October 21st 2012

Hello Rebeca, I would like to request you, if you so kind to help me with this question:

If he hadn´t drunk so much, he ………..sick.
a. Didn´t deel
b. Wouldn´t go
c. Hadn´t felt

Thank you very much.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

not good student

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Thank u very much,im happy to listen ur lessons

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Thank you very much for this lesson I like it I hand overed the test 100% from first attempt ))))))))))))))))

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

i gor 10 of 10.. so i am so happy

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

thanks rebecca,it’s a good way to give an advice

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

i got 9 out of 10 so it’s o.k.i will try my best to improve.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

It has been very usefull to me. Thank you! :)

Thursday, November 1st 2012

thank rebecca for this lesson, i get 10 of10

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Very nice

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Very helpul, many thanks Rebecca!

Monday, November 5th 2012

omg Rebecca )) i really love u u are so good teacher ))) thank u super much dear ))) ))) ! ! ! !

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

I appreciate your explaination.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

hello all teachers

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

what a lovely lesson ,

Monday, November 12th 2012

thanks for good lecture

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Hi, It was a grear lesson, Thank you Rebecca

Saturday, November 17th 2012

hello
thanks but i got 80
weda

Sunday, November 18th 2012

thanks teacher Rebecca so much for helping us.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

perfect

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

It is very gentle lesson it makes the people polite, thanks to teacher Rebecca your lessons always make me more polite and show me my mistakes, Thanks allot.

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

So,,, Simple
Would u plz give some complex ques..??

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

10 out of ten :D

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Thank you for your interesting lesson!

Monday, December 10th 2012

l need to know that leeson was one of many expressions?

Monday, December 10th 2012

great teacher thanks a lot

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thanks a lot teacher! It is 100% clear to use the correct one.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

thank you teacher

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

I like the way you teach so much.

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

thank you very much,by this video program to many people can learn speak correct English.Once again i thanks to engVid.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…!!!!! ;-)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks so much !

Thursday, January 17th 2013

It’s a pleasure to watch your videos. Thank you! All the best to you

Monday, January 21st 2013

thank you so much
Rebecca

Sunday, January 27th 2013

very helpful video,thank you :)

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Thank you very much for your lesson.I like it..Have a wonderful day….

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thank you so much for speaking about being polite. Human values are so important nowadays. Your site is popular, it would be nice if teachers care about rising the level of morality in society. With gratitude to your sincere efforts,
Helen

Thursday, February 7th 2013

You are may Fav, I wish you were my Teatcher, Thaaaanks alot

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

thnx for fruitful lesson.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

thanks for the lesson. this really help in work at hotel. the polite way of talk is really good in hospitality

Thursday, February 14th 2013

I have to have more lessons like this one. I was said unpolite just because I dont know how to express me more friendly. Thank you so much.

Friday, February 15th 2013

thanks fot lesson …

i like this site :)

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thanks you so much…..

Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks a lot..

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Thanks a lot

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Good Lesson, explained very well

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Very good lesson thank you i got 100 score

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Rebeca: thank you for this lesson.

Sunday, March 17th 2013

wow!it’s a helpfull website i will visit on this website everyday and learn new words,topics…:)
thank you Rebecca

Sunday, March 31st 2013

Thanks for vido about how to give advise.
I will use this phrase many times in daily life.
I’m not sure I’m in the position, where I can give advise to someone.
Anyway, this lesson is magnificent.

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

Thank you very much

Saturday, April 6th 2013

Thanks Rebicca.
I GOT 10 OUT OF 10.

Monday, April 15th 2013

ENGVID IS A HELPFUL WEBSITE.

Monday, April 15th 2013

good advice, it’s much polite, thanks a lot

Friday, May 3rd 2013

Thanks,Rebecca

Sunday, May 19th 2013

thank u mam , it was a wonderful lesson.i wanna add something important, american English counts on slang or informal language unlike British one so people who live in the US use impolite words while speaking and we see that in american movies . will u give us some important american expressions that are used during speaking (i am crazy about learning them)all the best to .

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

thanks Becca again 10/10 nice lesson you´re great teacher

Thursday, August 15th 2013

thank you

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Thanks a lot Rebecca !! Now I know how to give advice in a way that a little more diplomatically,a little bit more gentle.

Friday, September 13th 2013

Thank you so much Rebecca. I can hear your lesson clearly and understand what you said. This is short lesson but very helpful.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Thanks Rebecca!You are a great teacher and I realy enjoy your lessons.I wish you more success.

Monday, November 11th 2013

Thanks, Rebecca for this useful lesson!

Monday, December 9th 2013

Thank you.

Saturday, December 21st 2013

Thank you so much Rebecca ^^

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Amazing I cannot believe how did I got 100%, I am very thankful to you.

Friday, January 31st 2014

thank you so much I got 10 out of 10: D

Saturday, February 15th 2014

if i were you, i would call my mother soon

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

i love to meet you

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

thanks for teach us

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

good rebecca

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Now I know how to give advice without others thinking that I want to control their lives.
Thanks again,Rebecca.

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Rebecca if I were you, I would be proud of myself for being that good Teacher! Thanks so much for your time!

Friday, March 28th 2014

Short but useful lesson. Many thanks.

Thursday, April 10th 2014

thank you so much Rebecca, i learn so many thing from you, you are awesome

Sunday, April 13th 2014
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