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What is the form of the present perfect?

What is the form of the past perfect?

In which of these cases do we use has?

Which sentence is correct?


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your lesson is fantastic and you look so good today. Thank you for help me to learn english.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    *helping

    Saturday, April 14th 2012

    YES I CAN LEARN ENGLISH BELIEF ME YOU ARE FANTASTIC TEACHER I HAD EVER SEEN.I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN MY GOOD WISHES.THANK YOU.

    Tuesday, August 14th 2012

    Thanks Ronnie you are fantastic!

    Thursday, January 31st 2013

thanks allot my teacher in online,really we get more advantage.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    i lern more plz

    Monday, June 11th 2012

thanks allot, your lesson reached us well , and also you broke the wall of the with out english.hahah

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

hai,mam thank you very much for your classroom teaching.it is interesting.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Really this study is very use full for me but there still some difficut word I need to go over it.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi,
Thnak you for this video, I wonder if you could explain more about when we use each tenses (Present perfect vs Past perfect).
Thank you

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    That lesson will follow.
    Check the site for present perfect.

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

      many thanks for you i need usage of these tenses

      Sunday, April 22nd 2012

      Thank you

      Thursday, May 10th 2012

      thank u Ronnie for your lessen i was wonderful but I still can’t understand much so can u plz give us more lesson past prefect and simple past

      Friday, November 2nd 2012

      pp stand for past participle and it kind of confusing when it comes to present perfect could be pp as well?

      Friday, January 11th 2013

      really you are funny and great
      iam mido from Egypt
      thank you very much

      Saturday, February 9th 2013

      Thanks it’s helpful but could you help me for writing,i study at home some times when i write the things i don’t no it’s correct or not. can i send my writing then you corrected and send it back to me please.

      Tuesday, February 19th 2013

      Dear Ms Ronnie you are very clever teacher your lessons are very use ful.You are funny too.

      Thursday, September 12th 2013

      hi,thanks for this video

      Monday, September 23rd 2013

    Yeah. Was going to ask the same question… What is the difference in using of this two? As I guess it’s way more complicated for a non-native speaker to catch. Look forward to watching a new video! :)

    Monday, April 23rd 2012

    thank you, that was going to be my question .. but you saved me lots of time to type it !!

    Monday, May 27th 2013

Hi Ronnie! Very good lesson. However, You haven’t explained when to use each one of these two tenses! What’s the real and fundamental difference between both tenses in terms of use? When should I use each? Thanks for the great effort.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    Keep watching! There is a lesson on that!
    Check the site for present perfect.

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    I have made another lesson for you!
    Keep watching!
    Search the site for present perfect to help you with that tense!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

      Thank you, Ronnie, very much.

      Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Hello, tks fot the lesson, but I still dont understand in which situatuins I can use each tense, can you give some examples?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    Search the site for present perfect.
    There is a lesson on past perfect coming!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Only structure? I thought you would explain the use of these verb tenses. But never mind, I know it already :)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thanks Ronnie. My native language is Russian. I can’t understand the difference between Present Perfect and Past Tense. Can you explain this? Only you.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Is it true when I say ( I have got a massefe from my mom ) or is there something wrong ??

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    You mean massage or message??? Your grammar is correct!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Ya. u,ve spoken about the structure only. what about the usage and understanding.the difference as well ronie :) B-

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thankyou it is very useful for me.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Ronnie could u plz explain the differences between the both tenses?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi Ms.Ronnie thanks alot for the very useful lesson.If you expain alittle more in detail.It would be better

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi Ronnie,Thanks for the videos.I would like to learn how to use conditional in all tenses.Please explain to me.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thank you so much,
can you explain why we called to perfect tenses (Perfect) and to simple tenses (Simple or indefinite)?
I will be thankful to forever.
Best Regards
Sher Bahader Khan (Mashriqi)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    I have no idea – I did not make the names for them!!!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

gotcha , But How To Distinguish Them From each other , and When To Use Present perfect and past perfect Is a lil bit hard but i’m gonna watch the video over and over again till i get it , Thank You Ronnie

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    There will be a lesson to help with that – keep watching!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi kan jeg få din email adresse?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

God bless you!

Thanks
what I know about the present perfect the concept of the present perfect says that we use it to talk about an action that happened in the past as you said in unspecified time before now and we use the present perfect with some stuff like:

Before, several times, once,etc
for example:
1- I’ve seen that guy before (don’t know when)
2- I’ve been to Canada several times

Can you tell me now what the concept of the past prefect is?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    I think so:
    1. I had seen that guy before I met him yesterday.
    2. I had been to Canada several times
    before I went there last summer.

    I would name it “past in past”
    But i’m not sure.

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    Past perfect we use to talk about 2 ACTIONS that happened in the past. The past perfect action tells which action was first! There is a lesson coming to help you ! Keep watching!!!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

      You mean like:

      The lady broke down when she knew that her son had died

      is that correct?

      Wednesday, April 11th 2012

        PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work!

        Thursday, April 12th 2012

Ronnie, you’re amazing! Thank you for all of your lessons :)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

1- I had seen that guy before (don’t know when)
2- I had been to Canada several times

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Ronnie, jump in the help please. It’s about the pronunciation “s” and “z” sounds. I read rules about pronunciation, and I know that “s” sound is pronounced after voiceless sounds such as f, h, k, p, t, and “z” sound after voiced sounds such as b, d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v, w, s, z. But how to pronounce them after vowels a, e, i, o, u? Is it “s” or “z”? Please help.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi….Ronni
how are you?
ammmmm,really it very good lesson ,but acually i know that and bilve my ,if i want to speake i cant use this .i dont know why ???however,i think you can helpe me!!!
thnx>>>>i wish thate ,i can speak english easylie

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

i scored full marks on the quiz, wohoo!thanks ronnie :)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    GOOD LUCK

    Monday, July 15th 2013

Hai Ronni,

How are you ?

I enjoyed your lesson.
If someone is asking me that, have you eaten ? / Has Mr.Kevin gone there?

How can I give answer ?

Thank you madam

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    You can just answer yes or no!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thank you, Ronnie. Now, I know how to make sentences with present perfect and past perfect. But I don’t know when I use it. Can you explain it?
Thanks in advance :)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

thank you for your help, you are a good teacher

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi Ronnie, How is going?
Thank you so much for this useful grammar lesson.
However, I have only one question.

I’ve been learning English for many years but still don’t know when using “did” or “have”.
Please, please, would you like to give me some clarifications?

Many thanks in advance.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

thank’s teather

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi mam!could you please explain when to use Present Perfect and Past Perfect,other wise your lessons are very usefull.
THANKS

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    There is another lesson for that…just keep watching!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thank you Ronnie for this useful lesson…..

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

I have learnt better and better with your help and the help of all teaching staff of engvid… thank you so much!!!.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

it is very hard to speak with native american so fast and specially with those tenses.how can i answer if someone told me has kevin slept?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    IF YOU SAY IN POSITIVE
    YES. HE HAS SLEPT
    IF YOU SAY IN NEGATIVE
    NO. HE HASN’T SLEPT.
    SO, GOT IT.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!

    Monday, July 15th 2013

thank you for the lesson ,but it’s preferable to explain when we use them .

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Dear Ronnie, your lessons are great, I advice your lessons to my friends and they enjoy it) You are so expressive, it makes your lessons more interesting. I’d like to thank you for it and I’m looking forward for new lessons with description of usage of Present Perfect and Past perfect tences. Please, give more examples and if it’s not difficult for you give more tests after each lesson. Sorry for my grammar. Truly yours, Paul)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    How about you give me examples of past perfect and present perfect and I will tell you if they are correct!!!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

      Well It’s pretty good idea.
      Present Perfect:
      I’ve just seen your new lesson about Present and Past Perfect.
      Past Perfect:
      I had do it before I began my game in the Internet.
      Is everything correct?

      Wednesday, April 11th 2012

        Almost – I had DONE it before I began my game in the Internet.
        You have to use the p.p with both past and present perfect!

        Thursday, April 12th 2012

          Thank you, Ronnie. It’s a really silly mistake)

          Friday, April 13th 2012

      I had had a bath-Past Perfect
      i have never been in London

      Thursday, September 12th 2013

ronnie!!! i dont know when can i use the past participle? can you help me please

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    Watch the video again – I told you when we use it!!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

      ok

      Friday, April 13th 2012

Hi Ronnie, How are you doing?

How can I use the simple passive voice?
Could you please explain me that?

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Great lesson, but I want to know when can I use them. thanks i love your lessons.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    There is a lesson following to help you!

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hello, thanks a lot for tha awesome video!!

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

hi, thank you i really get the lesson but could tell us WHERE to use the past perfect and the present perfect .i had a bad mark in English because of this lesson and all my collages have trebles with that .so pleaaaaaaase I AM BEGGING explain this lesson “where to use both of them”English LANGUAGE is important to me and you really helped.thank you

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    There will be a lesson following the tells you how to use them!
    We use past perfect with simple past. Past perfect tells the audience what action happened first in a past story.
    Present perfect we use to talk about life experience.
    It would be very unusual to use both past perfect and present perfect together.

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

hey i love this class thank for help me im so thankfull God bless u

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi ronnie
You are doing a wonderfull job i really appreciate you for this you got a unique teaching style and good sense of humor obviously :) and i requesting engvid that they’d make tenses as an individual in topic list
Thank you all

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    We are preparing a course on tenses!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

please help me how to Pronounce “ESS”, in this case : it Pronounce /is/ waitress, business, careless ….
in some case : it Pronounce /es/ : homeless, less, bless …
I’m stuck, please help me out, thanks a lot, my teacher – Ronnie.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    waitress = way-triss plural = waitress-is
    business = biz-niss plural = biz-niss-iz
    careless= care-liss
    homeless = home-liss
    less = less
    bless = bless

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

perfect lesson,what the words is used in present perfect like already,yet,etc

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    Yes! I’ve already done it.
    But “yet” is only for negative. I haven’t done it yet!!!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

Thanks ronnie for fantastic lecture. I have a question for this lesson, you teach us a form of perfect tense but when we use this perfect tense(past and persent)?

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    Keep watching, there is a video that will explain that!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

thank you teacher

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Thank you! But unfortunately you did not explain the difference between two tenses…I mean when we use one and when we use the other, what situations

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    There is a lesson coming for that! Keep watching!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

thanx !

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Thanks for everything you people are doing :)

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

This is really nice class.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Thank you very much Roni!!!
You are looking more good in this video)))
I like your methods of teaching)

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

hi ronnie, alex again
could you confirm if the frases are correct ( the past perfect describes the fist action and the present perfect the next action ) lets go to the frases:

past perfect ( 2 actions )
had+PP has+PP
When I had arrived the movie has been started

The soccer player had made a goal when suddenly he has broken his legs.

present perfect ; ( 1 action )
the player has broken his legs

let me know if it is correct because I would like to do more exemple and practice this tense, therefore i am helping a colleague with her assignments and I have to make sure about that

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    We usually use past perfect with simple past. Don’t worry there is a lesson coming for that!!! Keep watching!!
    Ex.. When I had arrived home, the movie started.
    The football player had made a goal when suddenly he broke his legs.
    Your present perfect examples are correct! Great work!!!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

every day I wach your lessons I pleased the God for descovering this site;It’s so useful;now I need your urgent aide to find the english conversations;Ronnie please help me to find it.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    Go onto the Engvid Facebook page and chat with other students!! Also, give other students your Skype id and you can speak to other Engvid students!!! Just put your info in the comments section on the site!!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

Thanks Ronnie.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

thank you Ronnie for teaching me the lesson present perfect vs past perfect and I would also like to learn more lessons with you.God bless you and have a long life.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Hi Ronnie, your lessons are awesome! If it is possible tell us more about tenses. Cuz it’s hard to find quite good and understandable information about this. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

this helpt me alot

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

thank you for teaching so well.i ll be student of your class and try to learn more as possible for me

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Thanks Ronnie

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Hi Ronni,
I enjoyed your lesson.
Can you explain which is correct in the following sentence ?
1, He dosn’t have a pen.
2, He hasn’t a pen.

Thank you.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

thank you for every thang

plese help me for writing and bulid vocablary
name book or any thang for help

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

    If you like reading, you should find a SHORT book in English to help you! There are books made for ESL learners, called “penguin readers”. Check the internet to find them!
    Also, try English magazines, music, movies and tv shows!!!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

hi ronnie…thanks a lot for such an interesting nd helpful lessons..i have problem in using continuous tenses pls explain…..?

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

thanks alot ronnie ….this chapter helps me so much ……love ya ronnie

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

hi mam, How are you,
i feel very great when i watch this video, you have very excellent teaching method. i am very impressed,

Take
care
god bless u

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

You are great and lovely teacher

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

hi ronnie .plz explain continuous tenses……i can’t using them perfectly

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    Search the site under “continuous tenses” – there are many resources for you!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

Hi Ronni,
I enjoyed your lesson.
Can you explain which is correct in the following sentence ?
1, He dosn’t have a pen.
2, He hasn’t a pen.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    They are the same but #1 is more natural.

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

what is diffrence between present perfect and present progress?

Thursday, April 12th 2012

Nice lesson Ronnie thanks a lot ^^ see ya =)

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    Hey ya, NICE PIC, BUT I THOUGH THAT IT WASN’T YOUR REAL PIC. RIGHT HAAAA
    I’M JUST KIDDING
    BYE FRIEND
    THANK YOU

    Monday, July 15th 2013

i also wanna join u

Thursday, April 12th 2012

can me send someone information about thz..

Thursday, April 12th 2012

HEY……
RONIIIEEEE
U R MY FAV TEACHER I WISH I COULD HAVE YOU HERE IN INDIA TOO.MY PROB IS THT I KNW ENG VERY WELL AND I CAN UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL TOO….BUT THE THING IS WHNEVER I TALK TO SOMEONE SPEACIAL OR SOMEONE WHO HAS GOOD KNLDGE OF ENG MORE THN ME I GOT NERVES AND CNT TALK TO HER /HIM IN ENG AND EVEN I FORGT MY OWN LANGUAGE TOO….SO WHAT SHOULD I DO….AND SOMETIME I JST GOT CNFUSE THT WHERE TO USE ‘DO AND DID’PLZ HELP ME…….

Thursday, April 12th 2012

i did, we did,he/she did ,they did

it is possible to write you did

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    yes!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

Ronnie, please do a lesson on voiced and unvoiced sounds such as “th”. I know that we should pronounce it differently in particular situations. For example cloth-sound is voicelss, but clothes-here is voiced. Please, do a lesson on it, and clarify a little bit. I’m sure that I am not the only one person here who needs this. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

please i owe you PLEASSE ronnie

Thursday, April 12th 2012

Ronnie,help you for your lessons!You are so beatiful and highly qualified teacher !I envy your students!that’s a pitty that I can’t study in Canada(
Most of all I liked the video where you talked about the differences in the naming of objects in UK and CANADA!PLEASE HELP ME WITH USING MOST AND MORE,AND past and pr.p.cont!

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    More is used when we compare 2 things (comparative adjectives) Ex. She is more beautiful than the other one.
    Most is used when we are talking about THE BEST thing. (superlative adjectives). She is the most beautiful girl ever!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

thank you madom, its(your classes) so impressive.i have doubts in usage of have been /has been when to indicate two or more actions. is this only linked with nouns or two things/ two actions?

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    Present perfect is used with past experience – you can have many actions Ex..I’ve eaten snake, climbed a mountain and laughed at the dog.

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

hi Ronni, very nice lesson, but I have another question for present perfect and past perfect. the question is how should I use present perfect and past perfect, for example, ” I have read Harry potter” and ” I had read Harry potter”. they both meant something you have already done, but when should I use “have + p.p” , when should I use “had + p.p” ?

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    We use past perfect with simple past when we talk about 2 actions that happened in the past. Eg. I had read the book, then I saw the movie.
    Present perfect we use to talk about experience. I’ve read the book.
    There is a video coming that will explain this for you!

    Thursday, April 12th 2012

      I got it,thank you for the help.

      Friday, April 13th 2012

Thank you Ronnie for your inform but I’have been too late to Answer your question so SOME Problem on the meaning of some words second I’have no books.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

What I’can do to solve this problem .thank you .

Thursday, April 12th 2012

I have seen this lesson twice. cya I need to pee, thanks dear Ronnie.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

Thank you, Ronnie!!! I got it )))

Thursday, April 12th 2012

    hello!!!

    Saturday, October 13th 2012

i went to bed after i had done my homework.is it correct?

Friday, April 13th 2012

    GREAT!!! It is correct!

    Friday, April 13th 2012

hi happy to be inside i enjoy the site its very useful and practical frankly i don’t regret to be here

Friday, April 13th 2012

please help me to learn english ..
you are a very good teacher and im not really like studying but when im watching all of your video. I found that english is really easy if you practice ..
english language is very important nowadays that why i want to master it but how .. my language is not english .. can you help me ? please
i has a determination to learn please

Friday, April 13th 2012

    and can you make a lesson ..
    the words make pastense tips or strategy how please

    Friday, April 13th 2012

when do we use past perfect tense

Friday, April 13th 2012

    There is a video coming to explain it! We use it with 2 past events that we want to talk about in one sentence.
    Ex. After I had eaten my lunch, I found my cat. Past perfect + simple past!

    Friday, April 13th 2012

you are the best teacher that I have known. You are very funny

Friday, April 13th 2012

Thanxs for this lesson it is very easy :)

Friday, April 13th 2012

Thank you Ronnie…

Friday, April 13th 2012

your lesson is fantastic and really I like to focus with you because you are fantastic teacher but I have question :When do I use present perfect and past perfect in general (I want situations ?

Friday, April 13th 2012

    Search engvid for “tenses” there are lessons to help you!

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

Thanks mam, it was indeed very useful!

Saturday, April 14th 2012

when do we use have been,had been &has been

Saturday, April 14th 2012

    Have been = present perfect with I/they/we/you. I have been to India.
    Has been = present perfect with he/she/it. He has been to India.
    Had been = past perfect. He had been to India.

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

thanks a lot

Saturday, April 14th 2012

Perfect.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

Thanks a lot. I learn fast from your lessons. I’ve been wondering if you have a lesson on heteronyms. they’re confusing.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

Ronnie, look at this example teacher Rebecca gave us to practice. In fact, this was one of the questions in the quiz here on EngVid. It’about reported speech. Angela: “I can’t come to the party tonight.” Angela explained she couldn’t come to the party tonight. Now, I was wondering whether we should say this to be correct, or we have to change the word “tonight” into “that night” or “last night”?

Sunday, April 15th 2012

    Tonight is correct if you are talking about the same day! If it was said in the past, you would have to change it to that night!

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

how can i improve my english plz help me

Sunday, April 15th 2012

    What is your weak point? Speaking? Vocabulary? Writing?

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

You are a shining teacher.

Sunday, April 15th 2012

thank you

Sunday, April 15th 2012

I weak point writing

Sunday, April 15th 2012

    You should write a journal each day – just a few sentences about what you did that day or will do in the future!!! This will help you with your writing skills!

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Thank but you are professional teacher

Sunday, April 15th 2012

I warmly recommend the most popular Japanese Manga series called DRAGON BALL to all of you who want to improve english language skills. Variety of words used here will help you to expand vocabulary to the maximum. They also use all verb tenses, tag questions, conditionals, and the most important, they speak fluently, smoothly and very clearly. By watching all three parts of series (DB, Z and GT), your knowlegde & confidence will grow, and simultaneously you will enjoy each series. I assume that lots of you already know for this, but I’m sure there is also a number of people who didn’t know. Enjoy watching…

Monday, April 16th 2012

Ronnie, I like your lessons and I’d like to ask you to teach me when to use verb “Be” and “Do (does/did)” in a question.

I don’t know when I should use these words on creating questions, for example;

“DOES your neck hurt?”
“IS your neck hurt?”
“DOES this sentence seem correct?”
“IS this sentence seems correct?”

I could ask other EngVid teachers this but some of them doesn’t seem like they check viewer’s comment and answering, so I am begging you!
Hope you could help my question in your future video! :)

Monday, April 16th 2012

    If the sentence has a adjective, you have to use “to be”. EX… Is this sentence correct? (correct is an adjective) Is he tired? Are you hungry?
    In other sentences we use the axillary verb “does” for questions.
    Does your neck hurt. (there is no adjective).

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

      Does your neck hurt. (there is no adjective). This sentence should use question mark instead of a period. Does your neck hurt? ma’am ronnie Am I correct? Thanks for teaching us how to use correct grammar. I love you.

      Monday, September 3rd 2012

hi dear, i asked u about one lesson about 2 actins that happend in the past and how to use it which actin was first u sad 2 me yes i will , but u haven’t done it ,thank u for ur efforts 2 help as

Monday, April 16th 2012

Ronnie you the best teacher

Monday, April 16th 2012

hi,ronnie
i’ve teaching piano for twenty years or i have taught piano for twenty years.which one is correct??

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

    I have taught piano for twenty years.
    OR I’ve been teaching piano for 20 years!

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Thank you

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

RONNİE YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! THANK YOU..

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

I love the way that you teach. Thank you so much for you energy to teach.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

hi ronnie
I am 17 years old and m from islamabad i like your style of teaching plz guide me about (expressing of possibility and impossibility)(modal verbs)or prepare a lecture for me plz i m waiting for your response

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

    Search the site for “modal verbs”! There are many lessons already made for you!
    Good luck!

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

I love your lesson,thank you .I want to make friends with you.Jack

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

No hablo Inglés, miré casualmente tu video y sos TAN SIMPÁTICA que, sin entender, me dieron ganas de aprender! FELICITACIONES, SOS UNA EXCELENTE MAESTRA!!

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

    Gracis!

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

      GraciAs!
      :)

      Tuesday, August 7th 2012

hi

you are so nice teacher
thanks

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Hi!!…thanks for the english class, it’s so good, and you’re a nice teacher…greetings from Mexico

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Hi Ronnie,I am begginer to learn english.I listen your lesson . It is fantastic.Your presentation skills are attractive.I love this way to teach me.Hi Ronnie keep going.I want to be a global man.

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank u ,you are awesome

Thursday, April 19th 2012

hiii thanks for cours it is usefull;good work miss RONNIE

Thursday, April 19th 2012

hi ronnie \, one question can i say I didn’t have time ??? make sense???

Thursday, April 19th 2012

wow v.good
nice

Thursday, April 19th 2012

eh! Ronnie how have you been. i love the way you use to teach and i am actually a very big fan of yours here. :)
well as you’re my teacher here so i would like to as you something about my english.
i am facing a problem in communicating with others cause i don’t actually know where to use “suppose to be” and what’s its meaning. i am not familiar with it.
could you please give a lecture about that.
please… :(

Thursday, April 19th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
I am an beginner and i have some knowledge about English grammar but i can’t talk smoothly and lost my memory again and again.
Tell me some suggestion Kindly.

Friday, April 20th 2012

Ronnie, I am tantalized by pronunciation! I hate it! Why is English language so illogical????
I have a lot of examples, but let’s say this one. The word “meter”. We pronounce it on one way, but in the word kilometer, it has different pronunciation! Why so when in that word, we use the same word???

Friday, April 20th 2012

we need to know the different usages of both tenses

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Hello Ronnie! It’s me again=) I have one question. Could you tell me please is this sentence right or not?-‘What had you been doing before you got home?’ and is there any diference between ‘I had lived in London’ and ‘I had been living in London’. Should I indicate the time in past perfect or past continuous?
I’m looking forward for your reply. Thank you very much!

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    Your sentence is correct!
    I had lived in London means that you are no longer there.
    “I had been living in London” needs a time marker!!

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

      But “I have lived in London” means he still lives in London and also means he used to live there. Is that right?

      Tuesday, April 24th 2012

        I have lived in London implies that he is not living there now. We use present perfect for experiences in the past!

        Tuesday, April 24th 2012

          Hey!

          So, what’s the difference between “I had lived in London” and “I have lived in London” in that case? As far as I can see they both show that someone used to live in London but not anymore. Why would we use Past Perfect instead of Present Perfect?

          Thx

          Tuesday, May 1st 2012

          We use past perfect with simple past, to add more info. I had lived in London, and I took the tube.

          Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Hi Ronnie. Your teaching is fascinating. Thanks for being there for people like me that are willing to broaden their knowledge. My problems is with the “H factor” for example; eat / hit / happy / apple, eyes, ice, up, help, hell, air, hair, actor, actress, ark, and so and so. I will be grateful if you can help with teachings to eradicate permanently this odd peculiarity that has plagued my speaking English. My email address is (lolagrove@yahoo.co.uk)I will expect to hear from you. Thank you.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    That’s a great lesson idea — I’ll add it to the list of requests!

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

your classes are so interesting !! congratulations !

Saturday, April 21st 2012

i´m from Peru , i must say that i´m learning a lot !! i finished study english last year and since then i practice with you everyday on line … thankssssssssss!!

Saturday, April 21st 2012

It is very useful sites for all who hesitate to speak in English

Saturday, April 21st 2012

And i didn’t know why i am hesitate to speak in English before my teachers and friends .

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Hii Ronnie,
It’s me ,Sona again back in the English learning World.By the way,I wanna let you inform that it’s IPL(Indian premeare League) time in India.It’s a season for the cricket players from the different parts of the world to fetch as much money as they could in their bag.It usually comes once in a year .It brings a lot of excitement,cheers,temptation,joy in spectators mind when they find their time winning the game but the flip sides of those like tears,sadness also go along with when one has to leave the gallery after witnessing a defeat of their favourite team carrying tears in eyes and being disappointed.However,it’s a game where one team wins and another team has to admit a defeat.It has been a lot so far about cricket.Now ,I like to discuss about my problems and want to get them cleared.I watched a match last day on T.V..I heard a couple of sentences which are haunting as well as confusing me ever since they had entered in my scull.First one is:The ball was hit hard to clear the fence(In cricket,it’s the boundary rope).Second one:Fielders have been brought inside the circle to save the singles.(In this game,we usually have a circle.Fielders generally stand inside it during the early hours of the match).Third one:The catch was taken comfortably by the fielder standing five steps ahead of the rope.Like these, there were also a few more sentences which I heard.My explanation is all the sentences written above are in passive voice.To cite reason ,I could interpret the first sentence like someone(obviously the batsman hit the ball hard……).For the second one,the captain must have spread his fielders across the playground and that’s why the commentator said that sentence in the passive.Finally,one fielder must have caught the ball comfortabally which led the commentator form the saentence in passive while watching the action.Basically,I think it’s a natural instinct which comes to everyone’s mind to express these things in passive irrespective of which language you speak.Because,the same thing happens when we describe such things in our language.I have had this realization.I don’t know if my understanding is correct or not but I request you to help me understand the concept to get over this difficulties.
Looking forward to receiving a fast response from you ,MaM…

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

thanks for this lesson.Now i know but sometimes i confused all tenses

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

actually i confused present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.i don’t know differences between this tenses.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

    Anything “continous” in English means verb+ing!!!
    So….present perfect= have + p.p.
    present perfect continuous = have + been + verb+ing

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

      do a reply of my message Ronnie.. :(

      Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thank Ronnie, you are really good teacher I haven’t seen before. I learned a lot from you.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

eh! Ronnie how have you been. i love the way you use to teach and i am actually a very big fan of yours here. :)
well as you’re my teacher here so i would like to as you something about my english.
i am facing a problem in communicating with others cause i don’t actually know where to use “suppose to be” and what’s its meaning. i am not familiar with it.
could you please give a lecture about that.
please… :(

Monday, April 23rd 2012

    Supposed to be means what you think is correct! Ex. I am supposed to be doing my homework (but I am not).

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

      yes Ronnie.! but somebody told me that suppose to be means “Should”.. is that correct or not..??
      and is there any difference between suppose to be & supposed to be..??
      if then please let me know..

      Wednesday, April 25th 2012

        No, should is advice…… You should drink 8 glasses of water.
        Supposed to is like a rule….. You are supposed to pay taxes.
        Supposed to is proper grammar but when we talk, it sounds like we say “suppose to”.

        Thursday, April 26th 2012

          suppeosed to is a rule as you just said.
          is it means something which is a duty.?
          E.g: I am supposed to make my own bed every morning.!
          is it correct. ?

          Thursday, April 26th 2012

          Yes

          Monday, April 30th 2012

      still waiting for your answer.. :(

      Thursday, April 26th 2012

hi ronnie.iam so happy with this lesson and your method,but i have one question. when can i use this tense

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Hii Ronnie,
I am too excited today after coming across a sentence where I found the word “man” has been used as a verb.I have written the sentence below and I request you to correct the same.
The sentence reads as:
The state government is planning to man(man used as a verb) all the unmanned(adjective form of the verb “to man”)level crossings across the states to reduce the fatal accidents occuring of late.
The sentence written above is indeed mine though I have read similar kinds of sentences on newspapers..
I hope you will definitely respond to my question soon…

Monday, April 23rd 2012

    Your sentence is correct! Great job!!

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

    hi sona….iam also a learner of english language. I normally go through the comments that student’s post after getting through lessons. Same I did for you. I don’t know exactly because I am not a native speaker neither I am living in a country where english is first language.Your sentence is: the state governments planning to man all unmanned level crossing across the “STATES” to reduce the fatal accidents occuring of late.
    I think you can not use “s” for state as you are talking about one govt.(specific govt. of state).I decision i

    Thursday, January 31st 2013

      by mistake I pressed enter.In my last line I would like to say that it is correct if decision is taken by central government.
      Lastly, I may be wrong.But, till the time what i have learned, I expressed my view.Another thing that I have observed that Your level is higher than me so please don’t feel that I am criticising you.Have a good luck. Bye

      Thursday, January 31st 2013

hello Ronnie! you are good teacher i want to follow you at twitter id if u do not mind plz give me it

Monday, April 23rd 2012

    Sorry, I don’t have tweeter.

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

روعة هالدرس شكرا

Monday, April 23rd 2012

hello ronnie you’re awesome, my question is when we use present perfect and when we use the past perfect, because I have never understood and I think only you can explain that!

Monday, April 23rd 2012

    Present perfect we use to talk about our past experience.
    Past perfect we use to talk about an event in the past and we use it with simple past to tell a story in the past!
    Watch my new video to help you!

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Ronnie I,m so confused on tens
1, present tens
2, present perfect
3, present continuous
4, present perfect continuous
Ronnie I don,t Know when I use P.T,P.P,P.C,P.P.C and also in the past tens and future tense I can,t differentiate those things I know present, past, future when I use but p.p, p.c and so on and past perfect , paste continuous , pleas Ronnie my dear I need these things clearly Ronnie I ask my self when I use those tens. I hope you will help me soon.

The other thing Ronnie I have the Problem of spalling when I write something so if you can help me on this regard. I,m very happy.

Thanks my dear for everything in advance.

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

    1. we use for everyday routine situations. I brush my teeth.
    2. We use to talk about our past experiences (have/has + p.p.) I have lived in Japan.
    3. We use to talk about what we are doing RIGHT NOW. (to be +verb+ing) I am typing.
    4. We use to talk about actions we started in the past are we still continue to do today. ( have/has + been + verb+ing) I have been living in Toronto.

    Tuesday, April 24th 2012

thank you so much:)
pls gve more examples while teachng…..pls gve examples for haven’t and hadn’t :)

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

@Ronnie, thanks very kindly for your response. I will look forward to the lesson.

Regards

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Ronnie. how have you beem..
i got through the phrase “Supposed to be”. thanks for helping me out.
but now i wanna ask how and where to use “Being & Been”. :(

Saturday, April 28th 2012

hi Ms-Ronnie ,first I want to tell you are good teacher of English I like your lessons and i learn with you , I am student in college since 2012
thank you for everything
by

Saturday, April 28th 2012

Hello! This was very good lesson form me now I konow how to use it.But when I can use it? This is very hard.I hope that you adding video soon.

Sunday, April 29th 2012

i paid all my attention to this perfect and great lesson but until now i couldn’t tell this sentence from this sentence “i had eaten ” “i have eaten “

Monday, April 30th 2012

Hi, i Want to ask you, When I need to use PRESENT PERFECT TENSE?

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

    To talk about a past experience with no time marker. Ex. I have been to Japan. (You don’t know when I went there).

    Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Hey,Romie.I am from Belaruss.Your lessons is very usefull.Thank you very much.And I think your are very talented teacher.Anyway I just want to asked,HOW we can choose when we use Present Perfect or Past Perfect?And Can you get more information about meaning this tense?

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

    Search the resources section on the site and there is a list of tenses to help you!

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

thank u ronnie you’re my favourite teacher in here and ı think my students are going to love you=)

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

    I hope so! Thanks for watching!~ Good luck! If you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me!

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

Hi, Ronni
you didn’t mention exactly the differences on when to use present perfect and past perfect, thank you

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

hi ronnie,,

im new here,, I just wanted to ask when do we use past perfect and present perfect?

Friday, May 4th 2012

I took a quiz..
I pick “He had went to a store”
but correct answer is “She has been to the store?? I dont know why? Why my answer is Wrong?

Friday, May 4th 2012

    Went is not a past participle.

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

Thanks a lot Ronnie. We had been watching your video. We learned a lot from you. More Power!!!

Saturday, May 5th 2012

Hello Ronnie. i like your lessons ♥

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Thank you verymuch

Sunday, May 6th 2012

hi Ronnie
you teach very nice.
actually i have so much confusion between perfect tense(past, present and future) and perfect continuous and so i cant speak in which i have to use be, being, been ..
please i need help .. help me
please post some video for this
thanx for so many nice video

Sunday, May 6th 2012

real talk i do like the way you give class the only thing we might do is to pray for you cause what you do is not easy share one s knowledge with people from everywhere thanks thie from senegal

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Poinne
Millions thank you for you. You are a good teacher. I am really learn a lot of English from you
:)

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

that’s great!!! i appereciate you.

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Thank you a lot!

Thursday, May 10th 2012

dear madam great video .
my doubt is that you said don’t use have for she\he\it.

so it is right

she has a pen.
he has a wife.
it has a tail
she has dinner.

plz tell madam

Friday, May 11th 2012

    You are correct! Great work!

    Friday, May 11th 2012

Ronnie. how have you beem..
i got through the phrase “Supposed to be”. thanks for helping me out.
but now i wanna ask how and where to use “Being & Been”. :(

Friday, May 11th 2012

wow! Your teachings really make good sense of productive learning.

Sunday, May 13th 2012

Thank u Ronnie
I scored 4 out of 4.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

2 tell u the truth,I’ve never seen such a profitable site b4!
Tx a lot 4 sharing ur in4mation so kindly with us.
Warm Regards!

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Hi Madam.How r u ? Hope that u’ll be fine. Really u r doing a great job. Bcoz of u I learnt a lot. Madam I have a question. In ur previous lesson u told us that in negative form of present and past perfect we use “Didn’t” instead of have not or had not. We don’t use “had not”. I’ll be very thankful to u if u’ll clear me that one. Might be I forgot.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

    Didn’t have is just more natural than “had not”!

    Thursday, May 17th 2012

Ahehehe… I love the way you teach Ms. Ronnie :D you made me laugh and at the same time made me understand the lesson you’re teaching. Hope you could upload more video for us to learn English fluently.
uhmm, Might I have a request Ms. Ronnie? Could you please upload a video lesson about
the Subject and Verb agreement. It was very confusing, sometimes I don’t even know what would be the appropriate verb
that I must use? It made me puzzled.
Thank you Ms. Ronnie in advance.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

    I think Rebecca has done a lesson on that topic! Search the site for “subject/verb agreement”!

    Thursday, May 17th 2012

Thank you so much and this is because you helped me to find the right way of learning English.

Saturday, May 19th 2012

i would like to tell you something that i live in African country , most people how live in in this country do not speak this language so how can i improve the rate of conversation in English . I believe that you can help me to solve this problem and thank you .Morad.

Saturday, May 19th 2012

Ronnie, you’re my favorite, Thank you

Saturday, May 19th 2012

I have already done it.
Madam u told us that the negative of this sentence is” I haven’t done it yet”
Madam can we say that” I didn’t do it” Is that correct or incorrect..

Sunday, May 20th 2012

    I think saying “I didn’t do it” means you are denying about something that was accused/blamed to you in the present/current day, and if you say “I didn’t do that” means you did not do anything which already had happen earlier or before the incident.
    STILL, that was only from my own understanding Mr.Ghazni so we better consult and wait for Ms. Ronnie’s comment for the right answer.

    And Ms. Ronnie, does my grammar or let’s say the way I construct my sentences was correct? please correct me if there’s something wrong in my sentences? Thank you. I hope I am not bugging you too much. hehe

    Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Or I didn’t do that.

Sunday, May 20th 2012

hello madam,I am disturbing you from Azerbaijan.I am very thankful for your lesson,for your teaching.Can you send me your e-mail whenever I if i have any problem i ask you.Thank you beforehand

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

thank you Ronnie, you’re an effective instructor. Hope to learn more from you.

Saturday, May 26th 2012

i like your lessons i like the way you are teaching i am really great full

Monday, May 28th 2012

Hi Ronnie, the knowledge was spread for all places and it is because You, Ronnie has had a magic power that we love, I mean you make all very simple for us. Take care.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

The tests should be more difficult,Thanks.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Thanks Ronnie believe me out other teachers I like your Technic of study god bless you.

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Of course, what a fantastic site and illuminating posts, I definitely will bookmark your website.Have an awsome day!

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Your classes are very good and are helping me in many things!

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

hi Ronnie , I want to thank y about this lesson wich make the lot confused . but i need to know when can i use the past perfect and when i use the simple past in translation ( i need example ) thanxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, June 4th 2012

    Sorry, I don’t know what you mean by “in translation”.

    Monday, June 4th 2012

Thank you

Monday, June 4th 2012

that my first time that i see a programme like that it’s perfect.now i have exame and ineed your help teacher ronni please help me if you want that my email. badre_kabo@hotmail.az

Monday, June 4th 2012

hi there ms. ronnie ,, your lesson is apparent to me now .. i’m filipino

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

you’re my favorite among all the teachers here in engvid

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Hi Ronnie, im a second langunge learner and i have a quastion. When did you use present perfect and past perfect when you writting or speaking

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

    Watch Rebecca`s lesson on past perfect and mine on present perfect. We use them for both writing and speaking!

    Wednesday, June 6th 2012

when should we to use present perfect & past perfect ?

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

hai ronnie your teaching is very good i like your teaching i am so confused about tenses and and feel fear speak in english with others how to overcome this problem please give me any suggistions

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

wow ronni you are amazing teacher i enjoy with your video lesson

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Your lesson is a great tool for teachers in El Salvador Gracias maestra

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Ronnie how I can to check last link in your watched lessons???….for example:if I watch your lesson, after this link should change color.That like in Email.that will be better because I can to find my last lesson…Thank You….

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    Sorry, I do not know how to do that!

    Tuesday, June 12th 2012

thanks allot teacher

Sunday, June 10th 2012

nice lesson very usefull

Monday, June 11th 2012

you’re my favorite among all the teachers here in engvid thnx alot

Monday, June 11th 2012

hi Ronnie excuse me but when we use the p.p or the present perfect ! thank you

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

thank you for your lesson.

Friday, June 15th 2012

thank you

Sunday, June 17th 2012

what is the difference between
a)
1)i would have done it .
2) i would have been done it .

b)
1) it has cancelled
2) it has been cancelled.
question 2)
what is the use of been ?

3) how to use being in the sentences?

4) why do we use plural for singular noun in conditions. (for if i were, if he were .) and how to use it.
please explain with examples.
Kind Regards,
ramesh patil.

Monday, June 18th 2012

    a) #1 = you would have done it = you did not start the action (or do it at all)
    #2 = you would have been done it = you started the action but did not finish it.
    b) #1 is wrong. “It” (a thing that is not a person cannot cancel something)
    c) Being is a noun. Here is a link to a dictionary with examples.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/being
    d) I have no idea why we use this = English grammar is really confusing….there is no logical reason why.

    Monday, June 18th 2012

Hello teacher Ronnie

I want to ask one question

If i eat now anythings for exaple bread

Is‘t right if i say : i have just finished eaten bread

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

hi, Ronnie, i’m so glad to be here. i just wanna let you know about “our confusing” in this lesson. for us as non english-native it’s very hard to distinguish between present perfect and past perfect time. when is the right time we use “present perfect” and “past perfect” in english? it’s still confusing for me. lot of thanks :)

Thursday, June 21st 2012

This makes the present perfect and past perfect lessons easier for the beginners to understand. however, please discuss about when do we use present perfect and past perfect. There are rules when we should use the two perfect tenses.

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Ronnie Teacher ..What Is The Logical Difference Between Will And Would..and Where To use Will And Where To Use would while speaking?

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

    Will is used to talk about the future, and for things that you believe will happen. EX. I will go to the store.
    Would = is used for things that you wish would happen (but may be impossible). Ex.. I would go to the store if I had money.
    = to give advice. Ex…If I were you, I would go to the store.

    Friday, June 29th 2012

      Thank You…For Clearing my doubts About Will And Would.Can U please Tell Me any tips which can be useful during Conversation.I Stuck Many times and keeps thinking what to say next..How to keep Conversation Going smoothly? :)

      Sunday, July 1st 2012

mam i m realy confused in tenses i want to learn it by the easiest way from you whole tences plz plz plz …

Friday, June 29th 2012

Hi,R

thank you alot :)

Friday, June 29th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
Thank you very much for this lesson.
I also have a question:
” could you please help me to explain when we use the past perfect in the sentence?”

Thank you very much.

Saturday, June 30th 2012

please tell me proper difference b/w present perfect and past perfect.

Sunday, July 1st 2012

Hi teacher I realy like your lesson and specially your style.Can you help me, how can I improve my spellings it is very poor.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

It’s a good lesson now I can understand the grammar

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

thanks alot ,WHEN WE USE THEM ,PLEASE EXPEAN BECUASE I DON,T NOW

Saturday, July 7th 2012

Hi Ronnie, your lessons are very fantastic. And your way of explanation is DYNAMIC. I really love it. Thank you so much.

Monday, July 9th 2012

verry verry usefull my teacher i have got lots of knowledge thank you madam ronni

Saturday, July 14th 2012

Ronnie please ,please, please, could you write for as more examples of simple sentences after every lessons .
We must understand how use this in practical life .
Thank you !!!

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Ronnie it has been great learning for me.Thanks for the class.;)

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Thanks Ronnie its really helpful and interesting, I really like it so much.

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

He has wenten to the store, It’s obvious!!!

Friday, July 27th 2012

Hi Ronnie your teaching is really heplful for me and for all
iam thankfull from your lesson and Iam highly appreciate your assist

Friday, July 27th 2012

Thanks a lot!

Friday, July 27th 2012

THANKS FOR THE LESSON RONNIE, BUT I WANT TO ASK THAT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN”I HAVE BEEN TO AMERICA” AND”I HAD BEEN TO AMERICA”.

Sunday, July 29th 2012

Would you to explain , “I have eaten.” “I had eaten.” What’s the difference? when can i use it ?

Sunday, July 29th 2012

Hi Ronnie you`re a great teacher we love you!!! :)

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

Hi Ronnie your expressions are amazing.

Thursday, August 9th 2012

hello!
thank youteacher for this lesson, i learned a lot and you are fantastic.

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Hi Ms Ronnie
Thanks alot for your great effort and unique style that I like so much .I’m ateacher and my only proplem is the accent what can I do plz tell me and this is my tel.0201006245720
my best wishes to you
Islam Shaalan

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Ronnie u have g8 convincing power

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Hello!Your lesson is good, but you don’t explain different between PresentS ant PastP according sense. You explained only how to see different on written text. Thank you

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Thank you for your grate lesson.Ithakyou again if you could eleborate further on this lesson in what situations past perfect andpresent perfcet is used. Thank you dear teacher.

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Dear Ms. Awesome, i don’t get it, the different between this two words. “I have been to Jakarta” and “I had been to Jakarta”. Please ‘explain’ when we use this two words.

Thursday, August 16th 2012

i got perfect in this lesson, i understand very well. your teaching was cleared enough to understand. thank you very very much.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

i leart better but didn’t understand the difference between the present perfect and the past perfect.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

that is learnt not leart. u know speliing mistake.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

that is learnt not leart. u know speliing mistake.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Hi Ronnie I Hope your doing well.
Can you please explain about present emphatic tense and Past emphatic tense with some examples.

Thanks & Regards,
Sai

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

you are too good in teaching.i love your teaching style.i hope one day i would seat in front of you and you would teach me.if any grammar mistake then forgive me .Now a day,i am learning English.
Love you take care.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

thank you very much I’m happy about I understand very good thank you?

Friday, August 24th 2012

    thank you very much I’m happy about I understand very good thank you.

    Friday, August 24th 2012

Thank you I really like this website

Sunday, August 26th 2012

what we use if in the staring there is the name? like saher has or saher have?

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank You very much… can you please tell me, what is the usage and when do we need to use them?

Friday, August 31st 2012

thanks so much 4 your useful lessons dear Ronnie.
and just a question:is this correct too?

hasn’t he eaten??

(negative question)

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Which sentence is correct?

It have been to the store.
She has been to the store.
He had went to the store.
He has wenten to the store.
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Hi Ronnie.
yes that is the only mistake cuz i don’t know where or when to put *been* in the question!
Thanks for every think you are so good.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

When we use them?

Friday, September 7th 2012

Today i discovered the Website!! and i liked so much the how to understand native speaker´s is great!!! and you are great!!! soo thankss..

Monday, September 10th 2012

Hello from Toronto, Canada
Right now, I’m trying to learning Japanese and this “present/past perfect” technical jargon comes up often, which confuses me. Although English is my first language, i’m not 100% on all my grammar points. Your lesson was clear and helpful. Thanks for your assistance!

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Hello for everybody!I’m new on this site. The first i want to say thank you very much Ronnie! You’re a great teacher. You are very clear talking, i mean very easy to understand u! Thankssssssss

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

    hi!!!

    Saturday, October 13th 2012

    Hi there Kari, im an english teacher here in mexico,,if I can assist you , it would be a pleasure,thanks,,,is it easy to learn russian??let me know and if thre is a way i can practice,,would you like to practive on video,maybe through skype??let me know if you have an account ok?

    Wednesday, June 19th 2013

pls teach us tenses with rules and modals.
pls
pls
pls

Saturday, September 15th 2012

actually my grammer is very weak so i cant be able to speak fluently dear pls teach me the tenses with rules.Help Me out

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Hi Ronnie, thank you for your lesson. I’ve found out this website by chance this week. It’s been a pleasure to watch classes after teen. Please keep making us happy.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

I like your lessons Ronnie,
thanks alot

Monday, September 17th 2012

Great help! Thank you.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

nice!
i really love the way you teach:)

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Ronnie, but when can I wse present perfect or past perfect?

Monday, October 1st 2012

Ronnie, help me please. This lesson is easy because i cant use Present Perfect and Past Perfect on speaking , i’m confusing . Heelp me please

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

Hi Ronnie,i like your classes…you are a good teacher….

Friday, October 5th 2012

thanks techer, i need your help..my conficion is in past and presnte..mmm you are grat…

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Thank you very much Ms.Ronnie for the great lessons, in this lesson I understand how to make present perfect and past perfect, but I didn’t understand the difference between present perfect and past perfect, I mean in what condition we can use present perfect and in what condition we can use past perfect, so if you can make a lesson for this it will be great.
Thanks
Ahmad Massoud from Afghanistan

Friday, October 12th 2012

It’s very clear. It would be good if you showed us what is the difference of these perfect tenses in meaning as both are passed events.

Monday, October 15th 2012

how do we apply them? I mean, what is the difference. when we use present perfect n when we use past perfect

Regards

Monday, October 15th 2012

Nagpapasalamat ako dahil ako ay natututo sa iyong mga paksa sa larangan ng pagaaral ng english para sa aking ikalawang wika..=)

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

You are a very good teacher. Thank you for helping. I understood everything. I enjoy your lessons.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

I’m very thankful that i knew this site. Thanks a lot Ronnie. You’re the best.

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

hi mam,
I want to ask you that when we use hadbeen/ have been / has been in tenses…….
i m confuse pls help me…. i need ur help.

Friday, October 19th 2012

Thanks

I want other EXAMS PLZ

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thank ronney for you lesson but I still have many problems about how use present perfect and past perfect. But I would like to know if this is true: my english teacher told me that I must use present perfect for an accion that happen in the past but continue in the present olso I use present perfect WHEN I can see the resulted of somethig.Ex: My sister has cleaned the house.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Dear Teacher it is very good. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Was that event happened both of in the past? What is the difference between those two? Please explain it to me?

Monday, November 5th 2012

I wish I have teacher like you in my school. Thank you so so much.

Friday, November 9th 2012

I have done with the correct answer. thanks you

Monday, November 12th 2012

Ronnie, could you explain the differences where to use The Present Perfect and where to use The Past Perfect. What actions should we use The Past Perfect for?

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

thank you ronnie :)

Saturday, November 17th 2012

THANKS, RO! IT’S EASY TO LEARN WITH YOURS EXPLICATIONS!

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thank you.!!

If you have added some examples(sentences),that would have given more understanding

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
i just want to know is this sentence is right
1,I hadn’t checked your email earlier.
or
2, I didn’t check your email earlier.
plz let me know which one is right

Monday, November 26th 2012

    Wait, why are you checking someone else’s email? :P

    Wednesday, November 28th 2012

you’re great, Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

perfect explain

I want to ask you

I understand the gramer but I couldn,t understand when can I use it ?

thanks

Monday, December 3rd 2012

hi
thank you for this lesson but I cant understand when we use the past perfect and when we use the simple past like : i had eaten rice .
i ate rice .
both of them correct but when we use both of them .
thank you

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Thank you Mrs. Ronnie.
You are a great teacher, and you have a wonderful way to make the lesson entering in my brain.
I hope to have proficiency English by your vids.
thanks a lot.
kindly I need to know when could I use “present perfect”?

Thursday, December 6th 2012

Thanks for every thing ..could you explain these words please.laid back-low key- down to earth.thank you very much..

Thursday, December 6th 2012

You explain the things in a very interesting way, I really like your cool examples! Thank you:)

Monday, December 10th 2012

Hi Sister Roonie THANK YOU too much I like you very much I know all tenses in english but i don’t understand good You know this problem I can undestand when i watch a vidio or phrases but i don’t understand when persan speak with me give me an advice please

Thursday, December 13th 2012

For example Mrs if you give me exerces of for example present perfect I…English and you say me exercis this exercie I can exercis this I HAVE LEARN English but if you give me use present perfect or present perfect continious i can’t and i don’t understand ..:(

Thursday, December 13th 2012

    Present perfect continuous (PPC) = Sub + have/has been + verbing.
    She has been learning English for 5 years.
    When we use PPC, we usually have a time marker and it is an ongoing action, that the person is still doing right now.

    Sunday, December 16th 2012

thank teacher

Friday, December 14th 2012

we did a test when the lights went out
what is most suitable alternative for “did”
a)have been doing
b)were doing
c)had done
d)no improvement.
plz also give explanation for your answer
my ans for this question is had done and my friends ans s were doing who is right???

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

can u help me on how to use the progressive tense and perfect tense? i really confuse about it!!!!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

Happy new year to engvid

Friday, December 28th 2012

YOU ARE REALLY FANTASTIC RONNI

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Dear ronnie,

could you please help me while learning the tenses, in every tense their are four sub head that is:
1. simple present
2. present continous.
3. present perfect.
4. present perfect contious.

can you please make a video on this, so that i can never forget those above mentioned sub heads.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Thank you vry much mam… U r a great teacher….
Thanx for ur greatfullness..

Friday, January 4th 2013

I got 4 out of 4

Saturday, January 5th 2013

I want a lot examples to install the information in my mind .thank you

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

hi Ronnie. i m really disappointed with this website bcoz no one replies me… i want to know,indeed my entire ielts class is looking farward for your video on the use of “have had” in same sentence.. plss email me URL of video if http://WWW.ENGVID.COM already have video lesson on this.. thankx and my whole class really enjoyed your slang in english lesson. i showed them on projector.. please. i have unbelievable improvement just bcoz of you…Love you…may Allah shower His blessing on you…

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

    “Have had” is a tense called present perfect and we have several lessons on it! Start here and then check out the related lessons.

    Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Hi Ronnie :-) Your lessons are the best . Only You could explain me what difference is between those two sentences:
“Have you met him? ” and ” Did you meet him? ” I don’t feel when can I use Present Perfect and when simple past :-)

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

please can you help me and send to me the table for format for the persent,past and past perfect

Monday, January 14th 2013

as example table
go went went
come came came
think thought

Monday, January 14th 2013

thanks ronnie

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi Mrs Ronnie, I realy want to tell you thank you so much for the explanation, tomorrow Im going to do an english test. Your help is invaluable.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Ronnie thank you and i like your way in teaching.
Ronnie we want to know when we can use these two tenses because these two really confused us , because for example in Arabic i don’t think that there are tenses like perfect tense or past tense we often use it a lot. “sorry long comment” :( Thank you

Saturday, January 19th 2013

I am going to go to New York next year . please which is the auxiliar verb and which the main verb . thanks

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Hi Ronnie, your videos are so helpful. I really like the way you explain things very well with good examples. If you got enough time can you make some videos on Subject-Verb agreement, Articles, and Prepositions. I really need to improve those for my IELTS test. Thanks indeed.. :)

Sunday, January 27th 2013

can we use the grammar in conversation with a native spekers ???

Sunday, January 27th 2013

    and thank’s

    Sunday, January 27th 2013

Thanks Ronnie i share your video in my groop of English in facebook…i love your way of teaching …Adem

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

You are so helpful, Ronnie! Thank you.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Hi Ronnie! I understood the correct form of these tenses: past perfect and present perfect and the difference between them. I want to know if we can use these tenses together in same sentence.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

your lesson is amazing, but i need to know when we use the present perfect, past perfect when taking in English

Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hi Ronnie,
How helpful are your video class. After watching your class, I know that You’re a great teacher, and after reading your comment’s answers I think you’re a wonderful person! Thank you for your time!
Big hug from Vietnam!

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Ronnie Thanky 4U and I’ve Problems with verb tense it is difficult for me when can i use it

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Ronnie,
I just want to tell you that you are the best and because of you I have start to speak correct english. Keep teaching like that.
Thank you

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I got perfect score on the quiz..Thank you for a very clear explanation.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hi! Ronnie.
Thank you for been my teacher for years.
I’m Mario from Mexico city and I teach English in junior high. all you knowledge that you give to me I simply passed on. Thank you

you are so beautiful and interesting. I like the way you teach, your gestures your honesty.
please when ever you can write to my email.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

One more thing can you advise me, where can I get
a TOEFL OR Bachelors degree?
Thank you…Mario again

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hey Ronnie mam U r awesome. U teach us wid the full on joy ..that’s y we learn early…thanks mam…..

Monday, February 25th 2013

Hi Ronnie
Do you speak French ?
Because my English is very bad
My first ambition is speak English !
Thanks for you’re lesson.
Karim

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Very Useful ! I’m going to watch the other videos about each tenses !
Thank you :)

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Hi mam
Thanks for the valuable information
I three questions
1. What is different between
– i have done that task. And
– i did that task
2. Did you got that concept ? – is this a correct sentense ? Which tense is this ?
3 some time we use do or did in sentenses
E.g what did you say ? Can we say it as what you said ? If yes then in which case we should use do and did ?

Please reply
Excuse typo

Friday, March 1st 2013

I am a little confused.If I want to describe what I did yesterday.can I just use past simple or I need use past perfect and past simple?Could you tell me how to describe more than two actions in different time?

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Hi
I have few doubts
1. What is different between
” I have done that task” And “I did that task”

2. “what did you said?” , “Did you got that concept ?” are these correct sentences ? Which is the tense of these sentences, when should we you this kinda tense ?

3 some time we use “do” or “did” in sentences
E.g what did you say ? Can we say it as what you said ? If yes then in which case we should use do and did ?

Please reply

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Ronnie, explain me please, what’s the main difference in using these two tenses. I want to add you are amazing teacher,thank you.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

I Ronnie, thanks a lot for your great help to learn English!!!
I’ll look on the website for some more example about the use of present and past participle in daily language…
Is it possible to have your email address to ask some questions? Bye

Sunday, March 17th 2013

Hi Ronnie! You are great teacher!

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Hi Ronnie thank you for the lesson I really got 100%

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

You are crazy! :) but is fantastic

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

    Don’t say that, friend that isn’t good.

    Monday, July 15th 2013

Tnx for teaching. it’s cool!
when we use present perfect?

Sunday, April 14th 2013

mam, what’s the difference between the doesn’t have and haven’t?

Saturday, April 27th 2013

Thank you a lot.

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

i have to P.P > <"
hahaha you are so adorable ,Ronnie :)

Sunday, May 12th 2013

Why we say ( been ) in the sentence 3 of the Quiz ?

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Great! Thank you very much!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Hi Ronnie,
when do we use I have Had ?

Friday, June 7th 2013

thank you, but can you tell me when we use it?
i know all the form of it, but i don’t know when as i told you.

Friday, June 7th 2013

Hi Ronnie.
in the past perfect we use had in any sentence..

Thursday, July 11th 2013

why don’t you tell me ? or you don’t know. just tell me a little bit. that’s very enough for, but you aren’t. i don’t understand.

Monday, July 15th 2013

Important lesson to learn! Thanks Ronnie!

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

Thank you very much. Present Perfect and Past Perfect are difficulty for brazilian’s speakers, but you really know how to explain.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

thank you very much madam you are great teacher
I would like to ask you , when can we use prefect ?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Even i make a good test but i still don’t understand. I dont know why. However thank you very much Ronnie.

Thursday, August 1st 2013

Hi Ronnie! thank u 4 lesson! Could u please make a lesson about using have/has had and had had.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

thank you very much madam you are the best teacher so i want to know when we use the past perfect ?

Sunday, August 11th 2013

You help a lot! Thank you!!!!

Friday, August 16th 2013

HI TEACHER RONNIE … CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION ?
when do we need to use a present perfect and past perfect ” when we talk ” ?

and thank you

Monday, August 19th 2013

thanks a lot teacher and i am requesting 12 tense of comparison

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thank you for the wonderful lesson but can you please explain me when to use present perfect and when to use past perfect. I am asking this question because in the video you just explained when to use present perfect not past perfect.
Please help me I am really bad at all the tenses.

Friday, August 23rd 2013

Hello ronnie
Thank you for this video,and for your enthusiasm
I have a question,when we want to write the verb have in the past perfect.we write the subject after we write the verb and the pp of the verb the past participle of the verb have is had for example we can see i had had

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Good, but I should know the main diffrence between present perfect & past perfect and when we use them?
Thank you Ronnie

Monday, August 26th 2013

thanks ronnie :)

Friday, August 30th 2013

your a good teacher Ronnie not boring at all…:) more vids from u, I learned a lot!:)

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Thanks for explanations.
I want to present to you my point of view on tenses in English. How I can send it to you?

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Nice explanation.
Quick question– when we use present perfect and past perfect?? it means action is completed or don’t know. please guide

Friday, September 27th 2013

Hi, Ronnie! Thanks!

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Thank you Ronnie, I would like to know when use present perfect and past perfect please explain

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Hi my lovely Ronnie thank you for try to find the way teach me and other…
Now it is really clear for me .
Big from your fan.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

I want more exercise can you give me ?
big love from your fan.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Hi! thanks for the video… I was really usefull. Can you give me a favor, could you make a video about PLOT SUMMARIES AND HISTORICAL TABLES (at least that’s what it says in the book) from the present time I need some help with that. Thanks in advanced! By the way your videos ar awesomeeee!!!! Kisses from Spain…

Monday, November 4th 2013

ty ronnie ..nice video

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thank you

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Thank you, you are a great teacher Ronnie.

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thanks a lot, Ms Ronnie! Useful lesson!

Friday, December 13th 2013

What we say if we want to enquire whether kevin ate or not?
Has kevin eaten? (or) Had kevin eaten?
how to use above statements?

Saturday, December 21st 2013

when we can use it ?

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

hi in my tests there is a part in which the question is put in the right form and tense i always have 3 or 4 mistakes i hope do it all right please help mee ?

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi Ronnie,
1. Has Kevin eaten? and
2. Kevin has eaten?
2nd one is correct?

Friday, January 31st 2014

I just watched Present Perfect or Past Perfect and it was helpful, but I didn’t find anywhere about using of these tenses. Could you help me?
Thank you!

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thank u Ronnie u’re gorgeous. Can u let me know when i can use this tenses? and Thanks in advance. :)

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thanks Ronnie teacher…

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks I got 100%.

Friday, February 28th 2014

Whene we use the present and past perfect, in wich cases please ?

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Hi teacher Ronnie! I got 4/4. :) Thanks for sharing this video! I understand it very well.

Friday, March 7th 2014

Hello Ronnie.I am so excited that I have got 100.I am gaining momentum to sit for TOEFL this year.

Friday, March 7th 2014

thank you :)

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Hi Ronnie. Please tell me when and why we use present perfect. I don’t understand. Have a nice day.

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

Hi Ronnie. Please when I can add “been” like the last q

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Ronnie. Please when I can add “been” like the last question ?
4. Which sentence is correct?
It have been to the store.
She has been to the store.
He had went to the store.
He has wenten to the store.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

could be better if you use differents examples in all cases…practice with examples…you are my favorite teacher, best regards

Monday, May 12th 2014

Ronnie, do you give lessons via skype?

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

uhuuuuuu! 100%
Thank you!

Monday, May 19th 2014

Thank you Ronnie! you’re perfect!

Thursday, May 29th 2014

gve me sentense where we use had

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thank you very much, Ronnie.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

hello,Ronnie
I have a question,can you help me?
Teachers always tell me that present perfect can’t use this tense with time expression like two years ago.
But I saw a sentence on the internet yesterday,it said,“Thanks for what you have done 2000 years ago”.
Is it correct?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thank u so much!x

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

ronne you are amazing thank you alot ^_^ i want lesson about ” if ” :\

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

i was so helpless when it comes to tenses Ronnie.
You have given the easiest way to understand the rules.
More tenses ronnie ! Thank you …

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Thank you very much!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

I got 100 on the quiz, Thanks Ronnie.I had learned how use present perfect and past perfect.
The grammatical structure always has been a little bit confuse.

I would like to practice my speech whit you.
Do you have any way to do that?

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

hi
I have a question:
which one is true?

– Do you washed the dishes yesterday?
– Had you washed the dishes yesterday?

************PLEASE HELP ME*************

Sunday, July 27th 2014

hi
I have a question again!:
w

Sunday, July 27th 2014

He had went to the store.

WHY IS IT FALSE?

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Very good! funny teacher

Monday, August 4th 2014

Thanks so much !

Friday, August 8th 2014

Thank you teacher! You’re awesome!!!

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thank you so much teacher. I really like your lessons.

Sunday, August 17th 2014

thank you so mach.

Monday, August 18th 2014

Dear Roonie
Thank you a lot for all videos you made to us you are fabulous
I got one question plz
I can use the past perfect only when I want to describe two actions happened in the past?
& Any mistakes in this comment?
My Greetings to you

Thursday, August 21st 2014

hi Ronni, when we use present pt and when we use past perfect tense regards.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Ronnie, i loved your lesson. I understand everything that you have tried to explain in this video.

Sunday, September 7th 2014

thanks ronnie but could you tell me when i use the present perfect and when i use pesent parfect continuous,

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Hi Roonie
Thank you a lot for all videos you made to us you are agreat teacher

Thursday, September 25th 2014

thank’s alot teacher

Friday, October 3rd 2014

very good!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

special for Ronni. Thans

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

My best wishes. Thank you.

Friday, October 17th 2014

its easy to learn knowing that Ronnie is a very good teacher..

Sunday, October 19th 2014
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