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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.
Mark talks a lot. I hate it.

Cindy called me names in elementary school. I didn't like it.

Rob didn't get the job because he didn't have enough experience.

The taste of the pizza is funny.

Jack always speaks his mind. I respect that about him.


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I like Alex’s performance.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

    yh really right he is

    Wednesday, November 28th 2012

It’s really work out.
thanks to everyone.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Alex, An excellent lesson again. I used to do same mistake,now I will be careful while speaking. Thanks :D.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

i like english but….i want more information…
and
thankyou

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I really like this website. I´m learning a lot more!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Alex !! Thanks for your classes.
I’d like to know whether is right to say:
“I’m tired of Miguel’s complaints” instead fo complaining.
Cheers

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi teacher. I’m not good yet in this lesson I need to practice it. Tks Lily dias from Brazil

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you so much
so helpful !!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Alex, well, I can declare – YOU and Ronnie are the BEST teachers. And It would be nice to have a bit more Advanced level lessons.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Alex,
the Quiz’s number 04 i stil confused how to use correctly answer. please advice me more

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Alex. I really appreciate your lessons, they are very clear and useful. Thanks a lot.
Hugs from Brazil.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi, Alex! Thanks a lot for a clear explanation about possessive gerunds.
My questions are the following about a sentence “The pizza’s taste is funny”. First of all, it doesn’t consist of any gerund, does it?. Secondly, why this is the right one in the quiz? Here, the notion of the word “pizza” is an inanimate being. So, the possessive of this word should be without “s'”, shouldn’t it?
I appreciate your kind answering, as well.
Rouslan

Thursday, September 20th 2012

hi alex tahnkx a lot of for this lessons but please i have a big probleme that i cant comnucate with people as i want nither iworak hard to devlope my english and alys i do a lot of msitkes during in job interviewo please help me

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thanks a lot Alex!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I’m poor in this lesson. I got 2 out 5. :(

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I appreciate your offer to help us learning English so thanks alot Alex

Thursday, September 20th 2012

great lesson,thanks

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thanks indeed for your valuable lesson.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank a lot Alex. I got 2 out 5 from Thailand

Thursday, September 20th 2012

mY QUIZE’S PERFORMENT IS VERY SAD.I GOT ‘ 0 ‘ BUT IREALISED WHAT GERUND.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Can you explain more about question no.3? Thank you in advance.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Is it correct sentence if I say ” Thank you for your teaching”?

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I was going to ask if I can say: the pizza tastes funny. As in it tastes funny.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I need to practise my knowledge on possessive gerunds ! ! ! I got just only ONE correct out of five ! What a shame !
Thanks for this lesson & for the quiz.

Friday, September 21st 2012

hi alex i got 3 from 5 in this lesson but i dont understand what is gerund

Friday, September 21st 2012

thank mr alex , this topic is good lesson , that is facilitate so many tack ticks in order to use the english language in deffernt ways

Friday, September 21st 2012

Alex, you are great! I was pleasantly surprised by discovering you are from Poland. I’m Pole too, I’m proud of you!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Thanks for the lesson.

Friday, September 21st 2012

thanks alot i got the point 4 correct i think its not bad but thanks again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Friday, September 21st 2012

great lesson and useful i like it but i scored the quiz 20%,1/5 .Because i’m bad in english
but thanks for the lesson Alex.

Friday, September 21st 2012

It was my first lesson!
Thanks!!!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Thank you teacher!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Hi Alex,

thank you very much.

Friday, September 21st 2012

Dear Alex thank you for your lessons.Sir could you please Add the lesson about the “just” It’s very difficult to use in speaking.

Friday, September 21st 2012

thanks ,

Friday, September 21st 2012

hello Teacher Alex
Great the lesson! Thanks a lot!
Have a nice weekend!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Thank you.I understood very much.

Friday, September 21st 2012

Hi Alex thank you for making the English soo easy . But I have question about the quiz ,there is no gerunds : the pizza’s tast is funny . You said the gerunds has ( ing ) in the end .!! Thanks again

Friday, September 21st 2012

I have trouble with that. But I´m trying to improve my skils.

Friday, September 21st 2012

There is no greater pleasure for a teacher than to see his students succeed in realizing their dreams, be they traveling, working in a foreign country, or something as simple as being able to watch a Hollywood movie or TV sitcom without the use of subtitles.
Alex, This is Teacher Adam’s sentence. “be they traveling, working in a foreign country,”
I didn’t understand these gerunds in this sentence. Could you please explain it to me?
Thank you,

Friday, September 21st 2012

    it’s easy man and by the way what are you doin in turkey

    Monday, October 15th 2012

I loved watching this video. thanks!
4-5

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thanks! ^.^

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

I have more to learn than can ever be learnd in English, but I try doing my best.
Greetings, Gyndastyle.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

As to me, “Rob’s not having enough experience is why…” sounds a bit ambiguous.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thanks a lot, it’s very helpful.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

so helpful. Thanks Alex

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

hi and bye. thank you James, I’m interested in your lessons

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Hello everyone!!! I’ve got 5 out of 5! Yeah! Thank you Alex for your amazing lessons!. My native language is Spanish, but I counld understand all what you said. God bless you!! THANK YOU ENGVID.COM

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Hi, Alex!!! I´d like so much your class. Thanks from Brazil.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Hi Alex, thank your class. english grammar is a big problem for me. I will continue waching your’s class.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Hey Alex. hi. Question 3 Answer 4, too wrong? Doesn’t sound like it’s wrong althought answer 3 sounds perfect but my first choice was 4. Can you explain me why it’s wrong 4?

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Hi, Alex!!! you’ve been so helpful bro.txs.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

it is useful

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Great! Alex explained it very well. Thank you ;)

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thanks alex… love it…

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thanks >>>

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Hi, my name is Ovaldo , Does anyone have time to talk through Skype ?.I would like to do that because I want to practice my English speaking and writing.
Look for me as osvaldito69a250 on Skype.
Iwant to talk with people who don’t speak Spanish ,

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

I apprecite your teaching of possesive gerund.Now I know what is gerund.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Yes!I’ve got 5 out of 5. I am proud of myself. Thanks Alex!

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you

Monday, September 24th 2012

i like studying English as a second language guys.Take care

Monday, September 24th 2012

Hi!I enjoy studying with you guys.

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thnxs alot
Bye

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thnxs alot ….

Monday, September 24th 2012

Alex u r good enough … Like it :)

Monday, September 24th 2012

I am happy, my score was 100! Thanks Alex and EngVid for those nice free classes. After meeting this site I couldn’t stop of watching those videos. Thanks a lot.

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thanks dear Alex

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you Alex
It’s very helpful.

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you very mutch alex you are very good techer .ihave quetion do you have dvd for basic english for sele if yes please sand me message to my email,thank you

Monday, September 24th 2012

    There is no DVD or anything for sale. Everything is free!

    Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thank you for your possessive gerunds.

Monday, September 24th 2012

it´s was a nice lesson…nice performance…thanks

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I really like this website. I´m learning a lot more!

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thanks Alex . It really help me a lot .
Solved a big confusion.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

i have understood it. but it is not easy to do it when i am speaking “in live”. I need to practice more. thank you.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I got 4 out of 5:)
thanks Alex, this is really helpful ^_^

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thanks Alex

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

    thanks alot

    Saturday, October 13th 2012

Great Alex!
Also in Italy, native speakers make mistakes, specially with verbs.
I hate make mistakes in Italian …but I need more engvid for my english!!
This summer I worked in a cave (bear’s cave) like paleontological guide and I knew many people from England and North America. They use to tell “bear bones” “bear cave” and I imitated them …but now… bear’s bone and bear’s cave!!!

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Very good.
Thank you a lot!

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Hello,

My name is Alberto Lima and I am a marine biologist from the Brazil.
I very like the class taught by teacher Alex,

Congratulation !!

Alberto.

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Dear Alex,

I have more questions about the difference between the possesive gerund and using noun to express the same. What is the difference between the sentence ” I love Lucy’s dance” and ” I love Lucy’s dancing” Is there any difference, or both of these sentences are correct? Many thanks kind Regards Chris

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Thank you very much Alex :)

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Dear Alex, Your lessons are important, clear, impressive and understood. you have a very nice and successful style

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Excellent lesson, very easy to understand, in fact, there is a better way to learn. I like Alex’s teaching way!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

thank you ,, i learned something new today ,, so happy

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Hey Alex
I have a big doubt that has nothing to do with this lesson. But it is something that I have been looking for the answer forma long time.
Is there another way to say that something has worn out?
I looked in a dictionary and I couldn’t understand…
Here’s a example:
My shoes are worn out? Is it right?
Or
I weared out my shoes?

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Yuppppyyyyy. Thanks Alex.
Your awesome teaching made 5 out of 5. o_0

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Hi, Sir Alex. I have a few questions regarding possessive. Wouldn’t be correct to use “of” when the subject which is possessing is inanimate? Like for instance, “The taste of the pizza is good. Instead of, “The pizza’s taste is good. Both sentences are correct but it is more appropriate to use the first sentence. Another one is, how about this sentence. I have all your complains. Or I hate your complaining? Which is better to use? I hope you could help me, Sir Alex. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks.

Thursday, September 27th 2012

I hate all your complains.
I hate all your complaining. Sorry for my typos error.

Thursday, September 27th 2012

hi this is lund phudie from india wow excellent very good explain alex

Friday, September 28th 2012

great lesson,thank you alex

Friday, September 28th 2012

Great. Thank you, Alex.
You and Ronnie are the best.
My English is better each other day.

Friday, September 28th 2012

What a great lecture you got there Mr. Alex! i love it a lot ;) thanks a lotsssaaa!! \m/

Friday, September 28th 2012

hi Alex you are one of the best teachers , I have ever seen thank you so much.

Friday, September 28th 2012

It’s the interesting short lesson!

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Hi Alex u re great!!best teacher ever!thanx :*

Saturday, September 29th 2012

God bless you Alex

Saturday, September 29th 2012

hello alex ,i have question about being and been
how to use it and then the difference between the both.

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Great, thank you Alex ;)

Sunday, September 30th 2012

American TV shows have ruined me!!!

Monday, October 1st 2012

Thanks Alex ,your are a good teacher .Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

it was a really good lesson thanks Alex

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

thank a lot

Thursday, October 4th 2012

I like this lesson. thanks

Saturday, October 6th 2012

thanks a lot I benefit from your site

Monday, October 8th 2012

Thanks for the time invested…good class!!

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Thanks for the tips…and for your time!!!

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

I like your explanation))) so easy)))

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    I think you cool so i want to chat with u
    please reply soon as possible.

    Saturday, October 20th 2012

      let’s goooooooooo

      Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

        Are u f/m?
        IF
        f wellcome
        your age?
        OTHERWISE
        Get lost

        Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Hi Alex, I’m from Poland to and I don’t now why, even I didn’t know you are Polish, I liked you most from the beggining..
Thank you and good luck for the next lessons:)

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

thanks you did your best

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thank you Alex.

Sunday, October 14th 2012

‘Alex’, you’ll be the best unless you quit looking like a moron, or more to the point, like Mark Del Figgalo of Zoey 101.

My word; not a pretentious word.

Monday, October 15th 2012

A great lesson!Being a teacher myself I like the way you present grammar!

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

I, Alex! I’ve got 4 of 5, but why?
I’ve been sure that the word “pizza” cann’t have the Possessive case! Because it’s a so called “stocks and stones” thing!
—— in your Quiz ————–
4. The taste of the pizza is funny.
The pizza’s taste is funny. <- Why is correct?
The pizza taste is funny.
The pizza taste's funny.<- I'm sure it's better
The pizza's funny is taste.

Am I right or not?

Thanks!

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

Thank you Alex, I’m glad I found you :)

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

Great! Very clearly and distinctly!

Thursday, October 18th 2012

@@ Very Cool!!! The each day I learn more with you … @@

Friday, October 19th 2012

Always be with us.I learn lots of things from you and advise my friends your website.

Friday, October 19th 2012

I got 0 out of 5 >>> Hell yehh
seriously i didn’t watch the video

Saturday, October 20th 2012

hi

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Thank you Mr Alex, i’ve learned something new :)

Monday, October 22nd 2012

    I do appreciate your teaching, Mr Alex!!!

    Thursday, November 15th 2012

thank u so much!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thx so much!!

ordinary i dont speak English,but i can grow up by virtue of it.
i have to study more

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thx

I got 5 correct answers. I’m good at English now. aosdifjasldkfajsdfisadfo hahahahah

Saturday, October 27th 2012

It looks simple, but it’s very useful. Thanks for your explaining.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

i got 5/5, thanks alex

Sunday, October 28th 2012

hi Mr Alex,
Can you tell me the difference between ‘her’ and ‘hers’? can i say ‘Hers dancing is beautiful’? Thank :)

Friday, November 2nd 2012

    “Her” is an object pronoun OR a possessive adjective. Examples:

    I saw her yesterday. (object pronoun)
    I saw her dad yesterday. (possessive adjective)

    “hers” comes at the end of a possessive sentence. Example:

    It’s her bag.
    The bag is hers.

    Hope this helps!

    Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Hello Alex.You are one of the best teachers that i have ever known.. You are good enough at teaching.
I would like to ask you that: How can i work in this website as an ELT?

Sunday, November 4th 2012

First time I see this topic so clear. Thanks Alex.
I like Alex’s way of teaching English.
I appreciate your teaching in engVid.

Monday, November 5th 2012

I’m so glad of this people. they’re doing great job teaching simples things but very important. it is simple and i didn’t now. I don’t know how to thankyou teachers engvid.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

awesome ! but I am a bit confused , about question no 3 , shouldn’t it be
Rob’s doesn’t having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job. instead of
Rob’s don’t having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job.
thank you.

Friday, November 9th 2012

Thank you so much. It is really helpful.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

really It is useful lesson ,but I didn’t understand the answer in question#3 :( ?

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

thanks a lot teacher alex….

Saturday, December 1st 2012

Wow 5/5! Sir, may I ask you a question?
Rob’s not having enough experience “is why”….
Can we use “was why”? Please advise. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

thanks for lesson, it’s really useful

Sunday, December 9th 2012

Hi teacher.
I have a question:
When we can use “their” instead of “them” in this grammar(possessives with gerunds).

Sunday, December 9th 2012

    It’s the same as the other examples. You are supposed to use “their” for the possessive.

    Example:
    “They weren’t happy about their leaving early.”

    Monday, December 10th 2012

Thank you, Alex.
I’m having valuable helps from your lessons.
But I got confused after seeing this video.
In my grammar book, it reads semantic subject of gerunds can be both objective and possessive. As for a noun(not pronoun), an objective form is preferred.
examples
I object to him marrying her. (‘his’ is also possible)
I object to my son marrying her. (‘my son’s’ is also possible)
She is proud of her son being intelligent. (same)
I appreciate him giving me some legal advice. (same)

I know the title was and your intention was to talk about ‘possessive gerunds’ but do not understand why the objective gerunds are ‘wrong’ (as you said in your video).

Monday, December 10th 2012

Is it right to say
“I saw him coming back” (complex transitive),
or, maybe
“I saw his coming back” (possessive gerund)
?
If both sound good, which is better?

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

    ‘coming’ is a participle not a gerund here.
    ‘him’ is the object of verb ‘see’ and therefore cannot be changed to ‘his’ in this sentence.
    As far as I know, ‘see’ does not take gerund object, either.
    So only the top sentence is correct.

    Friday, December 14th 2012

Thank u!! ;) I got 5…

Thursday, December 13th 2012

I like Mr.Alex’s teaching a lot.
Also I appreciate his efforts.
SAM + Jannat

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you a lot :)

Friday, December 28th 2012

    Hi Altangerel. Your Country is so Beautiful. I hope to Know it one day.
    Take care.

    Wednesday, July 3rd 2013

Excellent lesson Alex…clear explained it…thank you very much

Monday, January 7th 2013

Maybe, you should’ve mentioned that in informal style, sentences like: “Do you mind me smoking?”, or “She was angry at Lina trying to lie to her” are all right. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Very good lesson Alex! That’s true. Even advanced speakers make mistakes.

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Thank Alex, this was a good Lesson. I have never heard about Possessive Gerunds.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi Alex,I got 100% by facing the quiz.Thank You.I’m improving my English day by day using engVid.com

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

I love the way that you explain, Alex. Easy & clear.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

sir can we say i’m tired of miguels complaints ?

Saturday, January 26th 2013

hi Alex,
thank you for “your teaching” :)
hugs from Turkey.

Sunday, January 27th 2013

hi mr alex
could you tell me if it is corect to say :
her not having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job.
if it is not, could you tell me how to use her and his with this sentence

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

hello mr alex l appreciated your teaching :) l would like to ask something to you . you gave an example to us ”l need to talk to you about your writing so we can say like this ” l need to talk to you about what you wrote ” it is the same meaninig , isn’t it ?

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank you Alex for helping me with my gramma,

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

this lesson is truly good… thank you Alex for the lesson

Saturday, February 9th 2013

I think the first sentence is wrong, I appreciate you’re coming here would be the correct form, if not, would you mind explaining me why you can say I appreciate your coming here? It does not sound well.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

really really g<3<3d

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Thanks Mr about the lecture it is really useful

Monday, February 25th 2013

I like Mark’s talking alot

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

MMM :( I got 3 correct out of 5

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thank you so much^^

Sunday, March 24th 2013

thanks i got perfect of the quiz

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

Hi Alex, I have a question
In the first sentence we can say “I appreciate that you coming here” It is that correct?

Monday, June 17th 2013

nice quiz

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

Thanks Alex. Good job as always.

Monday, July 22nd 2013

gerund is basically ing form but it is use in different condition sometime like a noun and sometimes like a verb.

Sunday, August 18th 2013

gerund is use as a noun
smoking is prohibited. smoking is a gerund
please correct me if I am wrong .

Sunday, August 18th 2013

I like Alex’s training video.

Sunday, October 13th 2013

I got 5 crrect XD

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Aha.

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Thanks but I got very poor marks only 20%.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thank you, Alex!:)

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Hi Alex, will you help me with question no 3

Thursday, February 13th 2014

thanks Alex

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Hi Alex, is it possible to say ” I allow your doing it.”?

Thursday, May 29th 2014

Alex, I have a question for you. For the first time I faced up with this:”Cindy called me names in elementary school. I didn’t like it”. Why we say ” me names”? I don’t understand at all!

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Alex’s lessons are very lovely to watch!

Friday, July 18th 2014

I got 80 %, 4/5 . Thanks.

Saturday, August 9th 2014

merci beaucoup

Thursday, August 21st 2014

simple lesson, but the quiz is difficult enough

Saturday, September 13th 2014

Thanks a lot :) i am following your lessons, i need more Grammer for my students! infinitive and gerund i confuse them realy

Thursday, September 18th 2014

i like alexs performens

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Alex, you are the best.

Thursday, October 9th 2014
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