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We usually use 's to show possession for animals.
Example: The dog's tail was black and white.

When showing possession of people, 's is better than of the.
Example: My mother's book is a bestseller.

Which sentence is better?
1. The color of the carpet is red.
2. The carpet's color is red.

Which sentence is better?
1. Canada's biggest cities are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
2. The biggest cities of Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.

The following sentence is correct:
A lot students study overseas.

The following sentence is correct:
Plenty of children play sports.

We always use the words 'of the' with 'almost all'.
EXAMPLE: Almost all of the students studied hard.


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345 Comments on “Prepositions in English – OF”


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thanks

Friday, June 8th 2012

    hai,

    plz,can u teach me how 2 use thatswhy,
    because.

    Thursday, July 5th 2012

    Hi You are one of the best teacher.I am really learning.Thanks.

    Saturday, September 15th 2012

    Very nice, It’s very useful.

    Sunday, September 16th 2012

    thank you

    Thursday, November 22nd 2012

    Emma, is that possible to say “today’s evening” in conversational Eglish?

    Friday, August 23rd 2013

      No, should be “this evening”.

      Friday, August 23rd 2013

    excellent…

    Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Despite, I did not watch video lesson I do the great job so I do appreciate my hard work, I want a help because my conjunctions are very poor or connection words I sometime confuse how I use those following connection words, for example like however, nevertheless, moreover, whereas,furthermore, meanwhile, so, of, plus many others additional words

Friday, June 8th 2012

Very good lesson.
Thank you Emma for you explication.
can’t wait for your next lesson.

Friday, June 8th 2012

I’m an english student. I am seeking a partner for lerning by doing conversation on Skype.
My skype id : sqsiddiqui

Friday, June 8th 2012

    Hello, Shah. I would love to help you as much as I can. I look for you on Skype.

    Tuesday, June 19th 2012

      hi my name is Imran i need to help you for learning English please to me and how meet to you?

      Thursday, January 2nd 2014

I’m from Brazil and I like Engvid very much

Friday, June 8th 2012

Thanks Emma…
this lesson is very interesting, so I can write the right sentences next time…But I have one question that I want to ask for you…
In example you write:
A number of people study English…
Why do you use “people” word not “peoples” as plural word…
Does “people” word have the same word in single and plural word. Please help me…I stil confused about it…

Friday, June 8th 2012

    My friend, “people” has the same word as much single as plural. Good bye

    Wednesday, June 13th 2012

    People is the plural of person.

    Tuesday, June 19th 2012

    u r fucking stupid idiot

    ahahah

    Sunday, September 2nd 2012

      Is not really nice to use Word ( F )
      Or any other profound language, please.
      Thank you

      Wednesday, December 5th 2012

      Vasia krasava

      Wednesday, December 12th 2012

    well, i think you should read again about plural nouns…with your student. memalukan indonesia saja…!!

    Monday, October 22nd 2012

thanks for the lesson, its very useful. could you please, teacher Emma, perform a similar video dealing with “off”?
Thank you again
Lounis

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I very much thank you.You dedicated yourself to make us understand the lesson that lacks elucidating “kinds of deteminers”after of.
farewell

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hi Emma. Thanks for this lesson,I had a terrible problem with of preposition in English. I hope you make a lesson for all prepositions in English.

Friday, June 8th 2012

    my problems with (of)

    Monday, June 11th 2012

    same case is with me,?

    Sunday, June 17th 2012

hi emmma I always tell my friends you’re one of the best english teachers. greetings

Friday, June 8th 2012

Amazing class dear teacher, thanks a lot.

Friday, June 8th 2012

Thanks Emma,
Very good lesson,now I have no doubt about of. I scored 7/7 correctly.
can’t wait to learn the next topic.

Friday, June 8th 2012

thank u Emma

Friday, June 8th 2012

Teacher Emma, your 10 minutes English lesson is a great help for ESL learners like me.

A lot of thanks to teacher Emma.
:)

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hello Emma! Thank you for lesson! And should I say today‘s video or video of today? Thanks for answer, you‘re realy best english teacher!

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks Emma for your lesson…:)
But I want to ask you a question…
In example, you write:
A number of people study English
Why did you use “people” word not “peoples” as plural word…?
Does “people” word have the same word in single and plural word…?
Please help me…I’m still confused about this word…

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    dumbest question on the forum

    Saturday, June 9th 2012

    For most words in English, we add an s to make them plural. For example, dog becomes dogs. There are some exceptions to this rule. People is one of the exceptions.

    singular = person
    plural = people

    I saw a person near my house last night (only 1). I saw people near my house last night (2 or more).

    Saturday, June 9th 2012

      thanks dear Emma, it was really helpful lesson,

      Friday, August 3rd 2012

      hello ema,thank u alot for ur teaching but i don’t understand almost all on yor quiz? why that is false? maybe its mean be a specific group of student so we can put almost all of the students?

      Monday, September 24th 2012

Thank you Emma, this lesson is very much useful.
:)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

thank you Good job

Saturday, June 9th 2012

great work, thanks:-)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Nice job, Emma! :)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

thank you for all your help!

emma I’ve one question?

what are differences

lots of and
lot of

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    ‘Lot of’ is incorrect. We can say that we have lots of food. We can’t say that we have lot of food.

    Saturday, June 9th 2012

      Thanks a lot emma

      Sunday, June 10th 2012

      The right thing there would be “a lot of food” or “lots of food”.Because we should include the article “a” before the word “lot” in singular.Is it correct?

      Sunday, June 10th 2012

        Exactly!

        We can either use ‘lots of’ or ‘a lot of’. Keep an eye out for the video I’ve made on this subject. It should be posted soon.

        Monday, June 18th 2012

      Teacher Emma;
      would you mind explaning “that clause” in that case I will be able to accomplish the my nightmare ?

      Monday, June 18th 2012

thanks emma.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

thank you very much !!! Your lessons are really very helpful !!!

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks Emma, Sometimes I think that is easy , but when I try of complite the quiz is necesary reviuw some topic

Thanks Emma you are better teacher

Saturday, June 9th 2012

hi Emma I’m Hessah
I’m 20 years old from KSA
the KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
I’m a Muslim
and I love you
you teach me a lot
your smile is so white I mean by white that your heart is white you don’t hide something bad in your heart I love you Emma please say you love me too as a sister
I love from my heart
and I waiting for your comment

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    Hi!dear Hessah
    I like to be friend with you!if you like start this nice event,then :mail me!i will waiting for your answer???
    i`m a Muslim
    too
    i love your smile and your face
    kiss…kiss…kiss.

    Monday, June 18th 2012

    Don’t forget hessah20 we are here to learn.

    Emma is our respected teacher, not a sister or a lover.
    I guess she has a respected husband and kids.
    please play away from this educational site.

    Saturday, December 8th 2012

She is a good teacher but for me she could to speak a litlle slow. Sorry my bad English and thanks this class.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

thank you very much Emma, You’re a good teacher for me.God bless you..

Saturday, June 9th 2012

hello! Teacher Emma, please teach me how to use for,and in.thanks a lot…

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Hi, Emma
There’s a thing that I don’t understand. You say ‘of the’ is used with things and objects that are not alive. Most of your lessons begin with ‘Hi there, my name’s _____ and in today’s lesson we’re gonna talk about….’. Today is not alive, I don’t understand…
Thanks

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    Great question Ruben! We usually use ‘s with today, yesterday, tomorrow, etc.

    As you probably know, in English there are always exceptions to rules. When showing possession, using ‘s or ‘of the’ are both grammatically correct. This lesson looked at the situations where ‘s was more common than ‘of the’. Again, there are always exceptions to these rules.

    Saturday, June 9th 2012

      hi Emma why you don’t talk to me ?
      do you hate me ?
      what Emma I love you

      Sunday, June 10th 2012

        مرحبا، يا حبيبتي
        أنا ابتسامة جميلة
        أحب إذا كنت تريد ..
        إذا كنت تفضل
        أحبك.
        أحبك.
        أحبك.
        hasan689@yahoo.com

        Monday, June 18th 2012

          Please, be more respectful with your teacher.
          All of us are here to learn, only to learn, I GUESS YOU’VE UNDERSTOOD ME.

          Saturday, December 8th 2012

        Hi Hessah,

        I don’t hate you! I appreciate your comments. Thank you for watching our videos. I hope you find them helpful!

        Monday, June 18th 2012

          thanks Emma
          I wish you were my real teacher in school !

          Wednesday, June 20th 2012

        Hassan , it would be nice if you respect the picture of the kabah ,and behave
        Nicely. I’m not trying to prorate you as a bad person, but I like to see you acting nicely , because your are an ambassador for your faith, thank you

        Wednesday, December 5th 2012

      Thank you very much!
      I estated studying English “seriously” four months ago, and the best material I’ve found is yours. The content is very good, it’s wonderful to listen to you for a few minutes. The best thing for me (and for my English level) is your language. Typical English lessons from others webs are very simply, and films are too difficult for me. Your level and your way of speaking is just I need. Thank you!!!!

      Monday, June 11th 2012

        Thanks Ruben and everyone else who has left comments. I find them very helpful.

        Monday, June 18th 2012

Hi Emma ,

first of all thanks so much as your nice teaching and i love so much your teaching , your speaking,

just i want to have your advice regarding writing and spieling of my English improve ” how cant i improve my Spieling and writing ,

thanks and i am withing for your comment .

Saturday, June 9th 2012

A really great lesson. Thanks a lot!!

Saturday, June 9th 2012

hi there, most of us love the way u teach english. you r so kind Emma. come back soon 4 another free lesson please.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

emma i think the sentence ‘lots of animal live in the zoo’ is wrong there should be word ‘animal’ instead of ‘animals’ because there is ‘lots’ and i have learnt in a grammar book that when we use lots then we do not use plural form.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    When we use ‘lots of’ or ‘a lot of’ the noun that follows is in the plural form if it is a countable noun.

    Eg, There were a lot of animals in the zoo.

    Animal is a countable noun. So we pluralize it with ‘a lot of’. For uncountable nouns like furniture, we don’t pluralize the noun.

    Eg) I have a lot of furniture.

    We have videos on countable and uncountable nouns on the site. I recommend watching them. Here is the link.

    http://www.engvid.com/countable-uncountable-nouns-english-grammar/

    Monday, June 18th 2012

all of this video are good but SOUND IS COMING BEFORE ACTION. Sound is coming first, lip movement coming next. Please overcome this problem

Saturday, June 9th 2012

all is nice but SOUND COMING BEFORE ACTION. Sound is coming first, lip movement coming next. Please overcome that problem. Its nice

Saturday, June 9th 2012

it was amazing lesson ,,, i love it, you are marvelous teacher keep it up
Regards

Saturday, June 9th 2012

it was amazing lesson

thanks

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks Emma! This lesson will help me improve my English!

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Your lessons are really interesting. I didn’t know the specific of these words. Now I’m aware of it. Thanks))

Saturday, June 9th 2012

thanks emma.:)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

This lesson was really helpfull :) now I feel more confident with using this preposition. thank you :)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks a lot . Your lessons are excellent.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

good explanation!!!

Saturday, June 9th 2012

I just found this website and it looks exactly what I’m needing. There’s a lot of details to learn. Good lesson, thanks.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

dear teachers

i’ve been watching this webtite four or five months no so long I’m reelly appreciating for you so I just want know little formation about class schodule because I’ll want watch every video I don’t want miss any so can you tell me how many days between fars video and second video also how many days should I study this class

Thanks all of you guys I love you

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thanks very much you help me a lot .

Sunday, June 10th 2012

thank you for the lesson

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thank you very much for your crystal clear teaching activities regarding the preposition Of

naren prasai

Sunday, June 10th 2012

could you give your video class for stress

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Can you add a topic or a lesson about curriculum vitae in english ?

Sunday, June 10th 2012

I not only learned the use of “of” but also its pronunciation. I used to pronounce it more like “off”.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thank you Emma for this lesson , please could you make a lesson about contrasting ideas ( although , despite of , neverthless …. )

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thank you I’m appreciate your helping to improve our English.
i saw a lot of students love you.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Emma your lesson is very useful for English learner

Great job Emma
thanks

Sunday, June 10th 2012

its really great job.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Dear EMMA, I haven’t seen and read as like this lesson, Thank you

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thanks Emma, highly interesting lesson

Sunday, June 10th 2012

thanks. It is very informative lecture !

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thank you about the lesson I have learn a lots from you

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Hi, Emma thank you for the lesson. It was excellent. I have a question I want you to solve: If I say, “all my friends are lazy”. Is it coorect?

Sunday, June 10th 2012

    It’s correct! I hope it’s not true. :)

    The ‘of’ is only really necessary with pronouns (eg, us, you, him, her, it, them)

    Here are some examples:

    1) All of us should visit the school. (Pronoun ‘us’ = all of)

    2) I need to eat all of them. (Pronoun ‘them’ = all of)

    Hope that helps!

    Monday, June 18th 2012

Emma, you are a great teacher. I like you a lot. Uaau? What this a lot means? Is this quantity?

Sunday, June 10th 2012

    Hi Crebio,

    ‘A lot’ means a great extent or a large quantity. It’s the opposite of ‘a little’. It can be both a noun and an adverb.

    In the sentence, ‘I like you a lot’, a lot is the adverb. It describes the verb and means you especially like me.

    Here are some other examples of ‘a lot’ as an adverb.

    I read a lot. = I read often and/ or I read a large quantity.

    I swim a lot. = I swim often.

    I eat a lot. = I eat a large quantity and/ or I eat often.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Monday, June 18th 2012

THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YYYYYYYYOOOOOOUUUUU EMMMMMMA USEFUL LESSONE WE NEED YOU ALOT (:

Sunday, June 10th 2012

you are awesome,good job and knock’m dead :)) I scored 7 out of 7,best regards ,I thank you from Azerbaijan! )

Sunday, June 10th 2012

    Well done!

    Monday, June 18th 2012

Hi Emma, i saw your lesson about possession with OF, it was very helpfully and thanks, but I still have a question that is for example: how do say a phrase like this one: “A mug of beer” or “A beer mug” What is the right way? Is not possession and is not quantity, in this case the mug has beer inside. Other example is: “a soup plate” or “a plate of soup”

Sunday, June 10th 2012

    Hi cabaaso,

    This is an excellent question. Let me use the idea of a teacup and a cup of tea to explain the difference. When we talk about teacups, we are talking about a type of cup. ‘Teacup’ is a noun. I have teacups, but I don’t always fill them with tea. Sometimes I drink milk from them, and sometimes I use them as decoration. However, if I have a cup of tea, I have a cup and it is filled with tea. This means that I have both the cup and the tea in it to drink.

    Here are some more examples:

    1) A soup plate = noun (specific type of plate used specifically for serving soup) eg. For Christmas, I bought my mother a soup plate. She loved it.

    2) A plate of soup = there is a plate with soup in it eg. The dog knocked over the plate of soup. What a mess!

    3) A beer bottle = noun (specific type of bottle) eg. I need to recycle the empty beer bottles.

    4) A bottle of beer = there is a bottle with beer in it eg. Would you like a bottle of beer or a pint?

    Monday, June 18th 2012

Thanks a lot

Sunday, June 10th 2012

i have one story one month ago,i went to the botcher,i asked him to give me 4 chicken’s legs, but i said why i can’t tel him i need 4 legs of chicken,
now i have a answer,thank u very much Emma,u tech very well

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Hi, Emma. we can also use ‘ for ‘ with lots of meanings not only those that you told in that video !

Monday, June 11th 2012

I made so many mistake about of and ‘s ,now I got it .THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thanks a lot Emma. Could you please upload a video for “OFF”

Monday, June 11th 2012

Hi Emma i have to ask a question as you told that we can’t use ‘lot of’ but can we use ‘a lot of’?

Monday, June 11th 2012

    Hi Harsh singh,

    Thanks for your question.

    ‘A lot of’ is fine to use (eg, I have a lot of books). ‘Lots of’ is also correct.

    I have an upcoming video on this subject. It will probably be up in the coming month, so be on the lookout for it.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

Thank you very much Emma,I like your lessons.

Monday, June 11th 2012

hello teacher emma i’m daniel, i am from Pereira, Colombia and i like watch your teaching videos and i want to know if you can make a video with more prepositions like when i have to use the prepositions: by and for, and if you found some mistake i ask you apologize because i am start to laern english in a serious way i hope you understand me thanks a lot from Pereira, Colombia

Monday, June 11th 2012

thank u so much Emma,ur lessions are excellent

Monday, June 11th 2012

Your teaching and your tests are awesome!. Thank you

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thank you very much for your lessons, really helpfull.
I think there is maybe a mistake in the quiz, wich is:
“‘a’ is the preferable sentence” or
“‘b’ is the preferable sentence”
actually there is no letters to make diffrence between the first and secound answer, only numbers 1 and 2.
Thanks to correst me about the way i used to describe it, iam learning english by myself.

Monday, June 11th 2012

Very nice my dear teacher “Emma” , please rid of my preposition confusion I always face difficulty while using AT,IN and ON” .. please please conduct the class for me for clearing the confusion, I am waiting your pleasant reply.
Once again bundle of thanks for spreading the quality education…

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thank you very much teacher.. you’re a great teacher.

Monday, June 11th 2012

I’d like to take private lessons.
Is this possible?
Thanks a lot for your videos.

Monday, June 11th 2012

    Hi Victor,

    I don’t do private lessons, but thank you for your comments!

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

Thank your very much for this class, very helphuf.

Monday, June 11th 2012

thanks a lot,i love this web site,

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

i lke it

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

Hi. Emma, I went through your lesson, it’s good. Thank you very much. can you try to give some more lively exmaples.

Regards,

uday

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

    thank you for every thing(about of)you are a good teacher.ı want to ask a guestions.my guestions:in the a piece of; a bar of…why we use of ın this frozens ? please Reply to this question teacher emme:D

    Friday, August 24th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

Hello, Emma. I have a qestion. Should I write “people‘s“ or “people‘“ if I want to say that people own something? Create , please a lesson for me about few- some-any. One more question if you are not against: how can I make my vocabulary better?

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

    Hi Milly,

    Use an ‘s, eg. People’s rights include freedom of expression.

    In terms of your question on vocabulary, make a goal to learn five new words a day. Try to write two sentences for each word you learn, and review the words often.
    I will have more videos on vocabulary soon, so stay tuned.

    Thanks for the lesson suggestion!

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

      Thank you, Emma, your answer is realy helpful! You are the best teacher, realy!

      Friday, June 29th 2012

Hey Emma! I have a question. Don’t we have to use ” a great deal of” with uncountable nouns?

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

    Hi Mockingjay,

    You’re right! Thank you for catching that. ‘A great deal of’ is an expression used with uncountable nouns.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

an excelente class,
I have a question,
I could say as the first sentence and second

All of my restaurants receive rich people
or All of my parents make a lot of my

That last frase you wrote
All of my friends
I wanted to know if I could substitute the first and the second
instead of I write “” of the “”
I would say, “” Of my”
I wait your answer,

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

    Hi Adriano,

    Thank you for your question.

    You can use either ‘of the’ or ‘of my’ depending on your meaning.

    For people and animals who have a relationship with you, (eg, friends, teachers, family, pets) or for things that you own, use ‘all of my’, eg. all of my friends, all of my teachers, all of my shirts.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

correcting the second frase
All of my parents make a lot of money.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

    If you have two parents or are talking about two things, use ‘both’ instead of ‘all’.

    Both of my parents make a lot of money.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

nice way to express

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

it is a superb lesson. i really appreciate for that, i have one question that using “of” why we do not need “s” A lot of but why we add ‘s’ for example “Lots of”

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

    Hi Victor,

    Great question! I don’t quite know the answer to that, but my guess is it just has to do with the history of the language. There may not be a logical reason.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

thanx

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

thank u emma but i understand little enlish grammer my english is very week please help me emma

Thursday, June 14th 2012

thanks I really benefited from this lesson

Thursday, June 14th 2012

Hi emma,how are you doing? I would like to ask a favour,could you upload a video regarding “what tense to use when talking about past experiences” as well as “how to talk about the past” it correct to use past tense to talk about the past,but i’ve seen people use present tense for the past,im pretty confused,i’d appreciate it if you could help me out, :) btw ur hot

Thursday, June 14th 2012

That’s a great help.Thanks

Thursday, June 14th 2012

i always wanted to learn this difference!
thank you

Thursday, June 14th 2012

wow! really i am lucky and i am very thankful to u

Thursday, June 14th 2012

Very interesting! I anderstood now the correct use of the preposition “of”

Thursday, June 14th 2012

wow! good lesson teacher Emma thnks

Friday, June 15th 2012

Thank you,Emma! It was very clear!

Friday, June 15th 2012

Dear Emma, Could You think of making a video about propper usage of ‘a’ and ‘the’. Many times during writing texts in English I have problem with this. As far as I know a lot of other foreign speakers have a problem with it too. It’s just because we don’t have such thing in our languages. Please. It would be very helpful.

Friday, June 15th 2012

this helps me a lot. thank you!

Saturday, June 16th 2012

Thanks ms. emma. I got perfect score. Nice lesson.

Saturday, June 16th 2012

hi there,

thank you very much for this class. I wonder if you can explain to me about adjectives and adverbs.

regards

Saturday, June 16th 2012

I made a big mistake ;(

Saturday, June 16th 2012

Thank you very much for the useful lesson for us. ^^

Saturday, June 16th 2012

Thank you Emma :)

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Thank you Emma.your lesson is very helpful and useful
best regards.

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Thank you Emma! That helps a lot!

Sunday, June 17th 2012

thank you very much teacher,but I would like to ask about Velan there is no any new lesson for her ,does she leave engvid group?

Monday, June 18th 2012

Dose valen leave the engvid group?

Monday, June 18th 2012

Dear Emma thank you so much,
but please make on example for group,organization, and country, and also explain that country is not alive thing and you said that we use ‘s for alive things.
Best Regards

Monday, June 18th 2012

hureiiiiiii i got ful Marks

Monday, June 18th 2012

Hi teacher~
Which sentence is better?
1. Canada’s biggest cities are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
2. The biggest cities of Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
1 – For countries, we prefer using ‘s.
2 – For countries, we prefer using ‘of the’.

Monday, June 18th 2012

    Hi martinchen,

    When talking about countries, it’s better to use ‘s, so the first example is the preferable one.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

Dear Emma,

I have just watched your lesson, but now I am on two minds about the using of “a great deal of”. In my grammar book written by L.G Alexander and pressed by Longman,the phrase only use for uncountable nouns, but in your lesson you used it with “Students” – a countable noun. So please!give me a bit more about how to use ” a great deal of ” exactly!

Monday, June 18th 2012

    Hi Hieu,

    Thanks for catching this mistake. “A great deal of” is used with uncountable nouns. Sorry for the confusion.

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

      Thanks a lot Mrs. Emma for your breave in admission.
      You are have a great personality.

      Saturday, December 8th 2012

thanks emma i am very glad to see your lesson

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Very very interesting lesson,

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Hi Emma, I’d like to ask why there’s no “to” after the word “help” in sentences like: “He helped me do it.”, etc. Is there a specific rule about it? I asked a couple of my American friends and they don’t seem to know why it’s like that either. Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Hi guys,
thank you for your great job, i have problem to use the prepositions and conjunctions in correct usage, i want ask how I can practice and learn this point.

best regards

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

great work done by u people.. thanks a lot.. u made grammar so easy and understandable..

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Thanks nice lesson

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Hi guys, I like such lessons very much. And I’d like to listen to native speakers’ speech until death. I’m sorry, I just have a black humor :) I’m writing here to find people who want to study english the way I do, and who want to improve accent and to help me :) Please, won’t be against of this great idea. You can find me in Skype, my username is yaroslav_kyrkin . I’d like to see you at my list :)

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

This is a very good lession. I need a another full lession on ‘to’.

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

i got 7 out of 7.but i’m still confused in using ‘of’ with many,both,a few,a little,one,two,some,any…please Emma help me..it’s very important for me.

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

my another question WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS.here the word world is not a person,not a country,not an animal…..but how we use WORLD’S?

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

    Hi Sunny,

    Thank you for posting this. ‘World’ is another example of when it is better to use ‘s.

    Here is the updated list for ‘s:

    Person, group of people, organization, country, animal, time (eg, today’s date, yesterday’s news), and world (eg, the world’s ugliest dog).

    Sunday, June 24th 2012

Hello dear Emma.
Thanks a lot for your great lesson. Please talk about “wish and regret” in English and their structure.
^_^

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Thanks Emma! This lesson is very useful. (Sidney – Brazil)

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Thanks alot teacher …
i am from Jordan .

Thursday, June 21st 2012

hello maam ……….
i have a question…….
1.To me it appears anthrapology is the more intersting of all the subject.
2.The commitee could not come to a final conclusion.
what is wrong in these two sentences…..please help maam.

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Thanks very much Emma

Please make one class on the use of ‘since’ and ‘for’ also. Please will you make one?

Friday, June 22nd 2012

I got a correct answers for all questions. thank you!

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Hey,Emma! I would like you to know that since the beginning I found you great, congrats!

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Thank so much.

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Thank you a lot! Your explanation is very clear.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

very interesting lesson.
great job, Emma.
we are ansiosly wait for your next lesson.

Thank you a lot.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

    very interesting lesson.
    great job, Emma.
    we are ansiosly waiting for your next lesson.

    Thank you a lot

    Saturday, June 23rd 2012

Think you lots

Sunday, June 24th 2012

Hi Emma, thank you for this lesson, it and the others one, are a better way to study english.

Sunday, June 24th 2012

Hi Emma
thank you so much for your help.I greatly appreciate your efforts.

Monday, June 25th 2012

thanks my dear, lovely and respectable teacher “Emma”

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Hi!Emma its me Taimoor i watched your lesson that was so good and your teaching style is fabulous .
i need to know some very important words i.e. whose ,whom ,who and also their uses especially .

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Thank you :)

Friday, June 29th 2012

awesome

Saturday, June 30th 2012

thank you Emma your lessons very enjoy.

Sunday, July 1st 2012

if i says (lots of thanks to engvid)
is this sentence is write?
plz reply

Monday, July 2nd 2012

thank you a lot. do you wont to work Azerbaijan

Monday, July 9th 2012

My speaking is not so strong.i want to have a friend or a partner in my Skype to speak with him,her.
My Skype; night.swagger

thanks a lot

Monday, July 9th 2012

Thanks Emma……

Monday, July 9th 2012

You are not only a nice teacher but also friendly and very cute :)
Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Emma, thanks a lot (of..??)

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Good! Really Good! Thank you

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Hi, Emma. I have a question. The sixth quiz ‘Plenty of children play sports’. When we talking about a specific group, we use ‘of the’, but there is just ‘of’ in the sentence, not ‘of the’. Why? Why the sentence is not like this ‘Plenty of the children play sports’?

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

what preposition is use before…….the tea cup

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Thanks for your help with English, Amma! It is a nice and helpful class. I have a question and hope you answer me soon.
In this sentence ” It looks like Apple’s. but at that price, it is a knockoff.” Can you explain me the way of using “s” in the word ” Apple’s”.
ThankS

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Dear mam
at starting of explanation of dog and chair example you raised a question which was “whose leg’s of it?” and u answered it.
did u say “it’s chair’s leg”? or it’s my listening mistake? if you said “it’s chair’s leg” then chair is a object.then how can use ‘s.please explain me.

Thursday, July 19th 2012

thanks a lot!

Friday, July 20th 2012

i love your smile.

Friday, July 20th 2012

Thanks Emma.

Saturday, July 21st 2012

Emma, thank you for the useful lesson.

0 In the university I had a lot of friends. Unfortunately, just a few of them my friends at the moment.
0 Sister’s size foot the same to mine.

Shirly

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

Hi Emma,
This lesson has been rather hard!
Thanks so much for explanations!

Kind regards,
Handwriting

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

Hi. Emma. this lesson is important all of students. many of students sometimes write wrong setninger.

Monday, July 23rd 2012

Great lesson thanks….

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Hi, Emma
The example sentence: Plenty of children play sports. I know this expmple is to show the use of “of”, but “plenty of ” need to use with countable nouns, right?

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Thanks all teachers to help us

Saturday, July 28th 2012

Thanks Teacher Emma, I have learned a lot of things

Sunday, July 29th 2012

so beautiful lesson, many thanks

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Many thanks, so good lesson

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

hi …m new here ..bt have been watching all the videos of engVid for 1 yr

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

Hi Emma, you are inspirator teacher. Very good the material delivery

Saturday, August 4th 2012

Hi Emma I appreciate you a lot bless God.
Really I find myself have very benefit of this website ENGVID.com. I like Canada and Canadian people.

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

Another great video. Thanks.

English is my native language, and I have been a technical writer more than 10 years. I sometimes still question the prepositions. I am now getting back into writing. I’m a native English speaker and these videos are still extremely helpful.

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

    Terrific!

    Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Hi Emma, This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion.

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Emma “a couple’ is singular because is only one couple.Why do you use ‘were’?.Thank you.

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Thanks Teacher Emma <3

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Thanks a lot, dear Teacher! I wouldn’t know it if not for you.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Great Class Emma, but I have a question, May I say : Almost all friends of mine are kind insted of Almost all of my friends are kind, as showed in this class ??

Thks in advance,

JOSÉ
Brazil.

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Dear Emma, many thanks for this tutorial on “of”. Sometimes I read that people use a phase like “noun of adj”. Here is one example. “The public have become the recipients of a plethora of hedonistic, high profile buildings for culture and leisure that have been stimulated by Lottery funding and the perceived need to mark the millennium.” Could you explain this?

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thank you Emma.i would like to be your friend.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Hi my great teacher Emma
Im very happy because your lesson was so helpful
I was very confused about the preposition (of) but I have a small question and it is another topic. when I say
The dog’s leg is broken that means one dog leg is broken
but when I say or write
the dogs’( leg / legs) is/are broken…… what does that mean
I hope that you get my point
pleas answer me as soon as possible
thanks my wonderful teacher

Friday, August 31st 2012

Dear EMMA:Week Books or Books of the Week???-Thank youfor ALL you´re doing for us.You´re OK as a teacher But what I really admire4 at you,is your steadiness & hardness to answering our questions!!-Thanks a lot for that!.-Ricardo from AZUL.Argentina.-

Friday, August 31st 2012

Emma you are the best teacher thanks

Thursday, September 6th 2012

How about the rest?
many both and others?

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Teacher.God Bless you! i am learning a lot with yours classes.

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks for your lesson.Emma, your teaching is very good.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

please Emma we say lessons of english or english lessons

Saturday, September 15th 2012

so we say english lessons or lessons of english

Saturday, September 15th 2012

I always have some difficult to learn this. Now it’s very clear to me.

Thanks Teacher! Appreciate.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Thank you Emma. I have passed the quiz with 100%.

Sunday, September 16th 2012

very good thanks for that

Monday, September 24th 2012

hi

Monday, September 24th 2012

Very useful, and worth learning.

Thanks.

Regards

Sri

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

thank Q So much Emma …:)

Monday, October 1st 2012

Thank you

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Thank for this lesson. When to use the preposition ”up”

Saturday, October 6th 2012

I thought that we cannot use article “the” with plural nouns but used. you said ” All of the students hate math”. Is this correct or it should be “All of Students hate math”?

Sunday, October 7th 2012

First of all, thanks for this beloved effort.I will try to implment what I learned from you and I will be pleased if you managed to correct me:
- My father’s job is a great one
- The shape of this building is fascinating

- The neighbor of my house is so cute
- Many people in Egypt have a brown skin

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

You got 4 correct out of 7 ….. :(

not bad .. I didn’t watch the video ..

Downloading …. !!!

Thank u Very Much Teacher …. :) :)

Monday, October 15th 2012

Indeed , your way of teaching is very convincing and interesting . but I would be grateful if you could explain some of connectors like despite or inspite of or with all , notwithstanding , or if

Thursday, October 18th 2012

Thank you very much miss Emma, it was very useful your class.
Best regards, Javier.

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Good lesson for me. Thank you :)

Sunday, October 21st 2012

thank you very much …

Sunday, October 21st 2012

Dear Emma , it is my first time here I confused how can I start ? please if you can help me to begin my first step

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Thank Emma, good class..

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Today i learned tht how does effect prepositions in a sentences.

Thanks Emma

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thanks! =)

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Very helpful lesson. I have learned new uses of prep.
Your efforts are highly appreciated.
Thank you.

Monday, October 29th 2012

7/7

Monday, October 29th 2012

hi emma i cant understand preposition of time [in and during] can you explain it for me please

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Thank you Emmma.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

thanks a lot for your great effort i have aquestion why is british english is easier in understanding than ammerican one ?

Friday, November 9th 2012

    Some people find it easier to understand American English, too. It probably depends on what English you’ve been exposed to already.

    Monday, November 12th 2012

This lesson is so good.Emma..Thanks…

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

thank you

Friday, November 16th 2012

Emma thank you one more time. Tell me please, why do you say [often] instead of [ofen]? At school we were tought to pronounce “ofen” (without “t”)

Sunday, November 25th 2012

hi,miss emma,the reason why I am writing you is because I would like to know why when people use the verb to clean they add the preposition out? for example: my sister had to clean the house out. why it is used (out) if you can say only clean.this happends with many others verbs and prepositions even with away.so what I mean is why I have to use (out) or( away) if the verbs without the prepositions mean the same. please help me and tell me how good is my writing

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

Hello Emma, I have a question. Is it correct to say for example: “my brother’s wife’s car”?
Thanks :)

Thursday, November 29th 2012

The problem many is that British pronunciation does not look like the U.S. or Canadian

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

Hello Mrs. Emma,

I got 7 of 7.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

hi to all.
sometimes Quiz not correctly save ansvers.
have someone samae problem?

Monday, December 10th 2012

Hi Emma. Please tell me what part of speech ‘Almost’ is in this sentence: “Your handwriting is almost illegible.” A tutor listed it as a preposition and I am confused…

Monday, December 10th 2012

Thanks teacher Emma! “Of the & ‘s have help me a lot on how to use it properly and correctly. Great job! I need a little more practice on this lesson. May god give you more wisdom & strenght to teach us.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Thanks Emma, could you teach me use of “do and does”

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Hello Mam,I just saw this video & have one question.
Which one right ?
Main door of the school or main door to the school.
Thank you

Friday, December 21st 2012

Now I know to use possession in english. Before i’ve had much doubt with apostrophe ‘s

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

” He is of blue blood.”
In above sentence, I can see why we have to the word ‘of’ before blue blood.

Monday, December 24th 2012

” It is of importance.”

In above sentence, I can’t see the meaning of the word ‘ of ‘.

Monday, December 24th 2012

Hi, Emma. I have a question, or a doubt. “I have got a photos of Lisbon” or “I have got a photos from Lisbon”. In this case, there are two examples, the first one with preposition of and the second one with preposition from. … tell me what option is the best.

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

thanks but
do sentences need prepersition

Saturday, December 29th 2012

im waiting for an answer

Saturday, December 29th 2012

    I’m trying to figure out what you’re asking! What did you want to know about sentences and prepositions?

    Sunday, December 30th 2012

      1) ” He is of blue blood.”
      In above sentence, I cannot see why we have to put the word ‘of’ before blue blood.
      =======================
      2) ” It is of importance.”

      In above sentence, I can’t see why we have to put the word ‘of’ before importance.

      I am very confused.
      I am looking forwards your answers.

      Thank you!

      Monday, December 31st 2012

Thanks teacher Emma

Saturday, December 29th 2012

usage of word ‘of’ and ‘off’

Sunday, December 30th 2012

I’m learning more and more. Thanks a lot

Friday, January 4th 2013

very useful :)

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Emma is a good person, she is always smiling …

Thanks for all your teachings

Friday, January 11th 2013

Emma, I’m brazilian and I’ve been studying English with you and I’ve been loving your classes. I’ve liked so much this class. Thanks!

Saturday, January 12th 2013

I am Zarghona Yusuf Azizi

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

thank you so much EMMA you’re very good teacher and pretty thank you allof emma

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Hi teacher , how are you?
It is really useful lesson. Thanks a lot.
I want to ask you about the rest of the quantity words under the line in the bored . I mean ( many,much, one, both, a little …. etc)
What is the rule for them?

Monday, January 21st 2013

thank you teach giving sucha good lessoner…thanks a lot for

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

HI Teacher,

This video is very useful to me to understand how to use preposition OF’ in the same way, could you explain prepositions ‘FOR’ ‘TO’ and ‘WITH’, please?
It would be great if you incorproate all possible usages of each preposition.

Thanks for the video.
Regards,
Suresh Babu

Saturday, January 26th 2013

very good.
Thank you very much.

Sunday, January 27th 2013

hi emma !! i had watch your video of ielts task 1 which was very helpful to me, but i need to learn more about ielts prepartion of task of all these writing , speaking and listening could you please upload more videos of it , i had comment you but i think i would get in comment box please help me on ielts learning thing i’m very weak in ielts will be thank ful to you..

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thank you!

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Thanks for your clarifications and also for your permanent smile,which shows that you like what you are doing. Please,when do native speakers use KIND OF…/SORT OF…? What do they mean?

Thursday, February 21st 2013

thanks Emma

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Emma your English Teaching is excellent! Please teach us about reporting speech and active voice and passive voice with good examples

Monday, March 4th 2013

Hi Emma,
Thank you so much for your lesson. I have one question. That is at the end of the video, you mentioned about the difference when using or not using “OF” after All/Most/ Almost all but i can not find out how about the rest (Many – much -both – several etc )there is not explain? Please give me some more about these. Thanks you and best regards

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

madam
your teaching excellent.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Hi, I am Islam from Azerbaijan. I want to speak with friends at skype for improoving my speaking. I have study economics in english, but for 3 years I have not use english. It is important for me for find a good job. Please help me. at skype my name is gentleman8920.

Friday, March 8th 2013

this quize i have a got a 2 out of 7.
this is very difficult lesson.
i hope i will understand this lesson.
how should study english idiomes.

thanks.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Hi emma great lesson,kindly i need preposition with adj.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hii am an english student and i would like to learn it by speaking to english speakers to practice it more.. may anyone accept me to talk on skype ?!!

Saturday, March 30th 2013

Hello, Emma. Is this sentence below wrong?
“resurrection of Jesus Christ”
Should I write “Jesus Christ’s resurrection”?

CMIIW

Saturday, April 6th 2013

Thank you for your lesson. These words “of” and “‘s” have made me confuse to use for a long time. It’s very clear now. Thanks again,Emma.

Monday, April 8th 2013

hi Emma. thanks for this great lesson. it is very very interesting. but i want to know why Canada’s biggest cities are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, not The biggest cities of Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal?

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

In this case I did only one wrong.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

Hi Emma,

It’s lovely to watch this video. Actually, I was confused these structure, and now it’s clear.
And could you please teach us this one: which situation we use “ADJ + NOUN” and which case we use “NOUN + NOUN” to creat other NOUN?

I am look forward to watch your next video.

Thanks a million

Cheers,

Tam

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Hello Emma!
Thank you for your lesson, it’s very clear now. :)

Thursday, June 6th 2013

thanks

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Thank you Emma..

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

This lesson was very important to me. It clarified issues I had about this subject. Thanks Emma!

Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Thanks a lot Emma for this interesting lesson.

Thursday, July 11th 2013

Thanks Emma, very good lesson..

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

you are the best teacher thanks so much!

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Thanks a lot, Dear Emma!
Despite your lesson is perfect, I still have some problems with of, I’m afraid. Could you help to solve them, please?
1. Question 4 of the quiz: “For countries, we prefer using ‘s”. And how about The United States of America, People’s Republic of China, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
2. Thanks a lot. Why not “A lot of thanks”?
Thanks again.

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

All of your lessons are simply wonderful. You are great Emma! I like seeing you every time.
Thanks a lot.

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

hi, Emma.
i have a question about the sentence at 5:26 in this video.”A great deal of students hate exams.”
my teacher told me that we should use uncountable word behind the “a great deal of”. Does she wrong?

Sunday, August 4th 2013

Hi Emma I really want to thank you for your great lessons since I started to watch you I had improved my English and increased my knowledge in grammer and vocabulary ♥ actually Iam studing in English language college so Iam going to be a teacher I hope to be great just like you .. I want ask you About vocabulary ..
I often love to learn new words. I memorize them but at some situations when I need to use them I forget how to write it or what it means althought I study them well , to be more specific I have a problem in talking I cant collect my thoughts during conversations :(

Sunday, August 11th 2013

    Hi, Nadia, I live at Mexico city. You and I have the same problems!, We have a good vocabulary but our speech is very slow, We need practice it more and more, Could you accept a interview at skype with me?, Practice is the best way of improve our language, what´s your opinion?.

    Monday, August 12th 2013

Am I a lucky man with your quizes? Now I obtained 100 wow!. Nooooooooooooo, You are the best teacher, I have the intention of some day learn english to my people, then, I will copy your technics. I am very happy with you dear Emma.

Monday, August 12th 2013

A lot students study overseas
why’s this sentence incorrect? can you explain it?

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Thank YoU teacher Emma… I got 7 out of 7…

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Thanks ,madam , I really love to attend watch your calls, because your have taken such understandable easy manner .

Once again my thanks for your lesson.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Thanks a lot.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Almost all of the videos of Engvid are great.All of the teachers are awesome.

Friday, November 29th 2013

Great video!

Monday, December 9th 2013

Thanks a lot, Ms Emma! Good lesson!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

12 hollywood movies a day plus 1 hour engvid lesson makes my life complete even without a girlfriend , I’m totally SATISFIED …. TNX AND MORE POWER!

Monday, January 6th 2014

I watch this lesson and find it very helpful and funny. Now I know when I must use “of the”, when “‘s” and when preposition “of” is optional. Thank you Emma, your lessons always are very good :)

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Thanks got 71%.

Thursday, February 20th 2014

Hi Emma, Please I have a question!

Almost all needs ‘of the’ when we are talking about a specific group. It does not need ‘of the’ when we are talking about a general group.

For example:
1. Almost all students studied hard.
2. Almost all of the president studied hard.

It that right Emma ? student is a normal group name and president is a special group name. Please Thanks

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Hi Emma. Absolutely clear as usual for you. Many thanks! I’ll be waiting for your next lesson.

Take care

Monday, March 31st 2014

Emma you are the best !
Thank you.

Monday, April 7th 2014

thanks i got 7 correct out of 7

Tuesday, April 15th 2014
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