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Grammatically, what does ain't mean in this sentence? "He ain't coming tonight."

We ain't got time to waste!

I ain't been to San Francisco.

He ain't a good hockey player.

We ain't going to make it on time.

They ain't got a car.

She ain't driving, is she?

He ain't mad.

GRAMMATICALLY, what does this sentence mean? I ain't got no car.

You ain't my friend anymore.


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good job

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

waw!! it seems I’m improved well.. I like this programe it helped me with in 24 hours..

Friday, February 25th 2011

I believe it is very helpful to every one who are interested in learning English .

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Hi, Alex! Is there any word in positive like ‘ain’t'? Thanks…

Saturday, April 30th 2011

    +1

    Saturday, April 30th 2011

    Hi Sahib,

    “Ain’t” is pretty unique in English, and does not have an equivalent in the affirmative. It’s hard for a word to be this versatile!

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

      GRAMMATICALLY, what does this sentence mean? I ain’t got no car.
      I have a car.
      I don’t have a car.
      I can’t have a car.
      I am not having a car.
      i answered #2 but the right answer is #1 im a bit confused for this question please response !!!!

      Thursday, April 5th 2012

        Hey.If you have 2 negative in sentence then it equals positive. Like 2 minus ( – - ) = +
        I ain’t got no car = I haven’t got no car = I have got car.

        Sunday, August 26th 2012

          Normally, yes. “I don’t not have a car” means “I have a car”, but that’s not how it works with “ain’t…no”.

          Wednesday, August 29th 2012

all done correctly!!!

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Wonderful programe ,thanks to which i am able to distiguish between meanings of ” ain’t ” I love it …

Saturday, April 30th 2011

good try..

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Thank Alex it was very interesting! But I’m a slightly confused with double negative…

Saturday, April 30th 2011

    Artem, a double negative means that there are two words in a sentence that are negative. For example:

    “I don’t have no sisters.”

    The person wants to say that he/she has zero sisters. “Don’t” is a negative word, and “no” is a negative word too. By saying he/she DOESN’T have NO sisters, it means that he/she HAS sisters.

    He/She should say “I don’t have any sisters” for the sentence to be correct. I hope this helps.

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

      thank you sir,for such a unique class.This is really helpful.I’m from India and wanna ask if all these lessons are valid for ”British English” speakers(as it is followed in India).

      Tuesday, June 7th 2011

      “I ain’t have sisters”. is the sentence right?

      Saturday, May 26th 2012

        Not quite! The correct way to say it would be “I ain’t got no sisters” or perhaps just “I ain’t got sisters”.

        Tuesday, May 29th 2012

          oke…i see..

          Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Alex .. thanks for every word you say it .. really i like ur way in teaching .. and i hope to be a very excellent teacher in the future and everyone love me as you are ..

Saturday, April 30th 2011

    wow.. toleen ..what a nice feeling… yeah.. Mr. Alex .. u did it well.dude

    Sunday, May 1st 2011

dts owesome

Saturday, April 30th 2011

i ain’t waiting.

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Hello Alex..
Thanks for the lesson and quizz, I think I am completely Understand ::)0

Sunday, May 1st 2011

i get confused with this sentence : i dont need no help. whats “no” used for? i asked my friend, the meaning is still i dont need any help. i dont get what she said yet.

Sunday, May 1st 2011

absolutely great
i didnt knew that
cheers

Sunday, May 1st 2011

gud job

Sunday, May 1st 2011

it was little bit difficult anyway thanks alex sir

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Thanks a lot for this topic now it’s clear.

Sunday, May 1st 2011

thankyou very much!!!

Sunday, May 1st 2011

thankyou very much!!!I wish you all the best,because you are the best teachers in the world

Sunday, May 1st 2011

    Do not exaggerate :o
    Be more real :)
    Everyone know He is a very excellent teacher.

    Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Helpful

Sunday, May 1st 2011

It was much helpful for me thanks.

Sunday, May 1st 2011

hi alex. thanks for the info. but I have a doubt, can “ain´t” be used in past simple? and if so what verb tense am I supposed to use? thnks againg .

Sunday, May 1st 2011

great great great teacher!

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Hello, Alex. Thank you kindly for the lesson!

Would you tell me please if is it possible to say in the 3rd sentence “He hasn’t got a car”? If yes, might it be more clear to state in this case the construction “ain’t” to substitute for the modal “hasn’t”?

Thank you beforehand!

Sunday, May 1st 2011

    Hi romars,

    You are correct. You can use both forms.

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

    Thank you romars, that was my question.

    Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Thanks Alex,that’s was very useful! I always got problems understanding real everyday english. What about donna,gonna,wonna ?

Sunday, May 1st 2011

    I think you mean “gonna,” “wanna,” “gotta”? That’s a great idea, and I will do a future lesson on this topic. Thanks for the suggestion! A quick explanation:

    Gonna = going to
    Wanna = want to
    Gotta = have to/have got to

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

Was nice..cud have got 10 outta 10 but made a natural mistake!!ha ha

Sunday, May 1st 2011

fantastic ,i want lot of videos like this

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Alex, Thank you very much for this lesson! I always got confused with ain’t :/
Great explanation!Carry on!

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Great lesson!! thanks for what you all teachers do for us!! Could you make a lesson about the use of the verbal expression “to be + verb-ing”..like for example ti be going..??

Monday, May 2nd 2011

    I mean, about the use of the future continuous tense! thank’s Alex :)

    Wednesday, May 11th 2011

I think that third sentence is not right at all. I can be wrong but “He ain’t got a car = He HASN’T GOT a car not He doesn’t got a car”. That doesn’t even sound wrong.
The rest of lesson is very helpful. Thank you!

Monday, May 2nd 2011

    Olichka, I agree with you.

    Sunday, May 29th 2011

I got 7 correct.
Thank you for the lesson.It helped me improve my English.Please keep on upload Advanced lessons.

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Hi Alex,

sorry to say this. Please, speak up. I cann’t hear you

Monday, May 2nd 2011

    Hi navin,

    We are always trying to improve our videos. I hope that the volume will be better in the future! We are already using microphones!

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

      hi dear teachers please i really want to learn english please help me plzzzzzzzzzzz

      Thursday, November 22nd 2012

thank you all for giving us a lessons like this.it is very helpful and can help a lot in our daily lives. more power

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Thanks a lot!! I always heard ” He aint comming back ” in my computer game but I didnt know the exactly the meaning that could be “will not”

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Hi Alex….Its wonderful to learn from u…before i could not be able to make out the difference…but after learning from u….i improved a lot…. thank you so much….

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Wow! this is really helpful and I ain’t going to regret that I watched this video. hiyyeeeba hahahaha :)) Thank you sir.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

thanks alot

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

it is a useful way to learn , i get more knowledge i hope to keep going .

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

im new member ,im starting from beginner level,what is sequence ?like first grammer then vocblary then ….. how can i good at english?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

    There is no sequence. Watch whatever lessons you want that you think will help you. Even if a lesson is too hard for you to master at this time, you will remember some parts of it, and it will help you.

    Friday, May 13th 2011

8 – 10

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

Actually, “ain’t” isn’t even a real word in our language. If we hear you use it, it’s weird. Unless it’s in a movie.

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

hi engvid
thanks. sounds great.got a little confuse for the last sentence.

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

Thanks for this service

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

Very nicely delivered. wanna to have more interesting things?.
thnx
Regards

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

nice!

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

    i’m quite confused about double meaning

    Wednesday, May 4th 2011

very useful

Thursday, May 5th 2011

good now I understand it thank you

Thursday, May 5th 2011

Hi Alex, your lesson is really useful! ^^. I love it!

However, the 3rd example makes me confused. Could you please explain it once again? You said that “He ain’t got a car” means “He doesn’t have a car”. Why “got” not “get”? –> He ain’t get a car.

RSVP,

Thursday, May 5th 2011

    Hi muopmap,

    This was actually a minor error by me. In this case, “ain’t” can also translate to “has not,” so the sentence can also be “He hasn’t got a car,” which is a present perfect sentence.

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

hi Alex, that’s very helpful thanks. But i don’t understand about
- You’re not my friend no more.
- You’re not my friend anymore.
Is 2 sentences different? Their meanings different? Thx again :D

Friday, May 6th 2011

helpful

Friday, May 6th 2011

thanx for this quiz its very helpfull ^_^

Friday, May 6th 2011

Thank you.I understand how to use slang in English.

Friday, May 6th 2011

it was little bit difficult anyway thanks alex sir

Saturday, May 7th 2011

not bad >>> my first try … 9\10 :))

Saturday, May 7th 2011

easy but confusing

Saturday, May 7th 2011

Hi dear teacher Alex…thank you very much for the wonderful explanation. :)

Sunday, May 8th 2011

It seems to improve myself alot, and thank you very much.

Sunday, May 8th 2011

Hi Alex
if you don’t mind I want lesson about this two quantifier ‘few and little’ the meaning and the use of them with and without the article ‘a’
(a)few, (a)little.
c u

Sunday, May 8th 2011

    Hi raheem,

    We actually have a lesson on this topic on the website.

    http://www.engvid.com/quantity-english-a-few-a-little/

    Check it out! Basically, here are the basic rules:

    “little” and “a little” can be used with non-count nouns. (“We need a little more time to finish this.”)

    “few” and “a few” can be used with count nouns. (“They have a few really good songs on that album.”)

    The tricky part:

    “a little” and “a few” have a POSITIVE meaning when talking about quantity. They mean there is something present.

    “little” and “few” have a NEGATIVE meaning. They mean that there is something lacking.

    “We have a little time for this test.” (we have some time)
    “We have little time for this test.” (we don’t have a lot of time)

    Sunday, May 8th 2011

Hi Alex, this interesting lesson helped me a lot.Thank you so much.

Monday, May 9th 2011

WOW,
Thanks to all of you for doing great Job.

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Very helpful,got good knowledge,specially about double negative.please provide some more slangs.u r way of teaching is excellent.Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

great! very helpful.I need some moe slangs like this. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

thank u for your lessons. can u explain me the difference between “to be in time” and “to be on time”?

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

Hi Alex, this is great!
Thanks!

Thursday, May 12th 2011

very helpfull website but i’m still confused in double negetive

Friday, May 13th 2011

thank teatcher

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Thanks teacher.

Sunday, May 15th 2011

thanks a lot

Monday, May 16th 2011

Thanks you very much.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

it’s interesting:) Thank you for your job!

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Hi Alex
if you don’t mind I want lesson about till and untill
thanx alot
ur a gd teacher

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

i dont understand.
I live in England 2 years and never heard about ain’t . Dont even have a clue what everybody talking about.. Is that AMerican??

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

I like to learn English with teachers from Engvid. com because they teach very clear and the English is use in everyday conversation

Thursday, May 19th 2011

awesome lesson :)

Friday, May 20th 2011

5 out of 10? gosh…

Saturday, May 21st 2011

Thank’s a lot teacher!

Saturday, May 21st 2011

I was told that ain’t is not a word or ain’t is not in the dictionary.
The word ain’t can be used informally but not formally in college.
What is your understanding of the word ain’t?

Saturday, May 21st 2011

I love your style of teaching

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Thank you for your helpful lectures.

Monday, May 23rd 2011

wow great

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

hi!alex thnk u so much your video lesson help me a lot…

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hi Alex!!!

I’m a brazilian and am emjoying a lot of..

Whoever, i have many difficulties by the grammar..

Thanks for all!!

I love these page!!!

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Thanks a lot, Alex, for this lesson! Actually I’ve met “ain’t” some times, but I couldn’t understand what it does exactly means. Anyway, I find it dificult to get the meaning quickly in a conversation.

Monday, May 30th 2011

v good site to learn english. got 8/10

Monday, May 30th 2011

very good thank u

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

A double negative was tricky , I need more practice.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

ho!ho!ho!ho! I have 1 mistake in a quiz… because I thought that the “I ain’t got no car” means I don’t have a car… but sir your a nice teacher… keep it up… thanks a lot.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

thanks Gr8 Job :D

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Hi Alex, out of all teachers i like your teaching method.I am daily learning some time in a day.I am very poor in English after learning some days its really surprising that i got a 8 out of 10.thank you Mr.Alex god bless you.take care.bye.

Saturday, June 4th 2011

i can’t hear you very well sir Alex….But thanks to you i learned a lot…

Thursday, June 9th 2011

    Use headphones. It always works when I can’t hear well. :D

    Sunday, June 12th 2011

I love this lesson.

Saturday, June 11th 2011

i found ur english videos gud…….. i m learning english frm them ….i got 10 out of 10………

Sunday, June 12th 2011

Thank you so much.

Sunday, June 12th 2011

thanks very much . it’s useful for me .

Monday, June 13th 2011

very helpful!

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

thanks Alex

Saturday, June 18th 2011

thanks a lot

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Hi Alex, THANK YOU in capital letters.

Friday, June 24th 2011

great!!!

Friday, June 24th 2011

wow… it was a great lecture… loved it…

Sunday, June 26th 2011

i like your way of explaining thing !

Monday, June 27th 2011

I have a question. what is diference between “don’t have” and “haven’t”? Thanks a lot

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

    “Don’t have” is present simple, and “haven’t” is present perfect.

    Example:
    “I don’t have a car.” (correct)
    “I haven’t a car.” (incorrect, but this is used by some British speakers to sound formal)

    “I haven’t been to Korea.” (correct)
    “I don’t have been to Korea.” (incorrect)

    I hope this helps!

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

      Hello Alex , In Britain we say – I have no car- is this wrong? thanks

      Saturday, December 29th 2012

good lesson but i only scored 8 out of 10 :(
..but really thanks

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

    hi mora

    Saturday, September 3rd 2011

    yeah,same with me but, i wanna givethanks for that lesson. It’s helpful. Press on !

    Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Nice work Alex. i love the way you teach .

Friday, July 8th 2011

thank u a lot.

Friday, July 8th 2011

Thank you very much for your explanation about this, best regards.
Javier.

Monday, July 11th 2011

very nice you are a great teacher

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Do you use “ain’t” for questions?
For example – Ain’t you supply these lessons for free forever?-

Anyway, many thanks.

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

Does ‘He ain’t got a car’mean ‘he doesn’t have got a car?’ or’ he doesn’t have a car?’

Friday, July 15th 2011

+1

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

good for me.thnx

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Cool!!

Monday, July 25th 2011

    whats cool???????

    Thursday, September 8th 2011

Hi Ronnie
Once again . you might remember that I inquired you the same question before as i AM going to tell you that how can i improve my listening skills as it has become a headache for me to understand carefully so plz kindly help me in this matter with some different ideas and thoughts . Bye

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

Sorry Alex

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

oh, okay, I got it now.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

Its very useful for improve my communication skills

Saturday, July 30th 2011

Thank you very much for your explanation about this.I don’t knew about this. Could you explain me with other example? Also, I want to know if “ain’t” is use for questions?

Saturday, July 30th 2011

Hello Alex!!!How are you?I would like you explain to me the following sentence….I ain’t got no car===I have a car.It is not easy understanding.Could you please describe it to me again.Yours sincerely…CARLOS

Monday, August 1st 2011

thanks Alex. good job

Monday, August 1st 2011

Hello I am waiting for your reply

Monday, August 1st 2011

thanx!

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Alex, it’s very useful!Do the english speakers use “I don’t have no a car” instead of “I have a car”?

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

it is very good for me to practice english… :)

Thursday, August 18th 2011

Hi dear Alex.
You are a great teacher.
Can i use ain’t instead of will not or won’t?
thank you and take care.

Thursday, August 18th 2011

Amazing lesson!

Thursday, August 18th 2011

it ‘s very helpful . thank you very much

Sunday, August 21st 2011

hi Alex thnx a lot for this useful lesson but can u give me more example for the last sentence , I ain’t understand well

Monday, August 22nd 2011

thanks a lot Mr Alex this lesson was very useful for me

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

Thanks for the lesson. This is the first time somebody teach me the “ain`t”

Thursday, August 25th 2011

its commendable and i apprriciate your work thank you

Sunday, August 28th 2011

good work

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

Hi Alex! Thank you for all of your lessons! Alex, it would nice to watch a video about using of ‘kind of’ (kind of a joke, kind of blue, kind of enjoy) in conversational English. Is it possible :)?

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

    Sure, but there isn’t a lot to say about it! :)

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

      Then it’s going to be a short but very useful lesson :), of course, if other users and visitor of this site are also interested in it. Alex, if you make a lesson on “kind of”, could you please tell more about “kind of a (noun)” and “kind of (noun)”? What is the difference between them? Oh, Alex, thank you for the comment :)!

      Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

        Sure. Basically, “kind of” means “not exactly BUT a little bit.” You can follow it with an adjective or a noun.

        “It’s kind of cold outside.” (a little but not very)

        “I’m kind of hungry.” (I’m a little hungry)

        These examples use adjectives. Now here are a couple that use nouns:

        “She’s kind of an anthropologist.” (maybe she hasn’t finished studying yet)

        “She’s a kind of anthropologist.” (She’s a specific type of anthropologist)

        Okay, so maybe there’s more to say than I thought. Good idea for a video!

        Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

          Alex, thank you SO much!

          Thursday, November 24th 2011

Dear Alex, thank you so much.

Friday, September 9th 2011

Will you help me to find the quiz for this video, please?

Sunday, September 11th 2011

    it locates in the bottom of the video.

    Saturday, September 17th 2011

    It should be available on this page.

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

very nice way to learn…………keep up doing the great jobs.

Friday, September 16th 2011

How come a sentence in gramma and a sentence in real life have opposite meaning at all. What if I read a comic and it says.. ” I ain’t got no apple ” it should be .. have an apply or have no apply????? T_T

Friday, September 23rd 2011

100%
My English slang much better now,then 10 minutes ago)I ain’t problems with it)
Thanks)

Saturday, September 24th 2011

Good lesson but difficult. I trying- Lily from Brazil

Sunday, September 25th 2011

nice lesson!! keep it going!!

Friday, September 30th 2011

ain’t is very used in US, thanks

Monday, October 3rd 2011

now I see what it means means ain’t, 9 out of 10. great scored, thank u Alex wonderful lesson dude.

Friday, October 14th 2011

thanks

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Please tell me that”He haven’t got a car.”Is it wrong or right? & my other question is that Why we use ain’t in start of sentence e.g.”Ain’t nothing but a heartache.”Guide me please Sir Alex.

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Please tell me that”He hasn’t got a car.”Is it wrong or right? & my other question is that Why we use ain’t in start of sentence e.g.”Ain’t nothing but a heartache.”Guide me please Sir Alex.

Thursday, October 20th 2011

    “He hasn’t got a car” is correct.

    In “Ain’t nothing but a heartache,” “ain’t” is being used to mean “it is.” However, there is a double negative here, since “ain’t” really means “it is not” in this context, so the sentence really is “it is not nothing but a heartache.”

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

you guys are doing a great job. Keep up.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

I eulogize all of yours efforts. The Ain’t expressions are really very informative. Many Many thanks for helping.

Monday, October 31st 2011

Hi Alex,
Can I use negative questions via “Ain’t” after my positive sentences to make sure about the correctness of my positive sentences? Like:
“You….., Aint’s you?” (Don’t/Didn’t/Haven’t/Aren’t you?)
BTW, thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

    You can use it if there is the verb “to be” in the sentence.

    For example:
    “It’s gonna rain, ain’t it?”
    “He’s forty years old, ain’t he?”

    You can’t use it with sentences that have simple verbs.

    Example:
    “You want to come, ain’t you?” (incorrect. The tag should be “don’t you?”)

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Hi alex,
can we use ain’t in formal conversation..like in office etc.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

8/10 good try! thanks Alex.

Saturday, November 12th 2011

thanks teacher, it is a great lesson

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

good job Alex.i want to know about more slang in English.Hope for the best.

And Alex, which one is correct ?
1.shut your mouth down.
2.shut down your mouth.

Sunday, November 20th 2011

    Grammatically, they’re both correct, but neither one is really a common expression. I think you’re trying to say “Shut your mouth.”

    Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

hi Alex,i’m confused for example.She ain’t angry with me.is that correct? or must be ”at” another one I ain’t been in estonia.is that correct? or must be ”to” i hope you understand what i meant .thank you for your lessons GOD bless you.

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

    You can say “She ain’t angry with me,” OR “She ain’t angry at me.” Both are correct. You’re angry with or at somebody.

    Both examples where you mention Estonia are also correct. You can use “to” or “in” to talk about the location in this case.

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

thank you Sir,,,i have 1 mistake…my score is 9..i got sweat do it,,,x)

Saturday, November 26th 2011

is there difference between :They haven’t a car…..and
They don’t have a car.

Monday, November 28th 2011

i’ve been looking for an ain’t lesson for a while, great explanation.

Monday, December 5th 2011

the lesson is good i like it very much as you know those days we come across with such expressions avery now and then in our life. so i hope you mr. Alex can provide us with more lessons in this regards.

thank you so much.

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

Hi Mr.Alex. Iam willing to make a toefl iBT exam but I don’t know where to begin the study from, I have a bachelor degree in Vet. Med, but my English is not that well to help me get 6 scores.I wanted you to tell me what shoul I do? how I start. P.S. Iam KURDISH.

Saturday, December 24th 2011

Great explonation Alex sir…
I aint got doubt in this lesson.
Am I right?

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Hi,
I had 9 out 10 points, but I don’t understand why. In the question No. 9 I’ve: “what does this sentence mean? I ain’t got no car.”. I pointed answer “I don’t have a car”, because we’ve got: “I ain’t got” means “I don’t have” and “no car” means “no/any” so the full sentence should be “I don’t have a car”. So why the correct answer is: “I have a car” ? Please help me with that :)

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

yoy are totlly perfect teacher it really was very useful one thank u alooot <3 i ain't goin' to leave this site 'cuz it's da best eveeer ;)

Friday, January 6th 2012

Hello Alex your lesson is informative I’ve learned a lot
John ain’t coming to night.
They ain’t got time to waste.
I ain’t been to Canada.
We ain’t going to finish it on time.
He ain’t got a house.
she ain’t playing.
He ain’t a computer savvy. Is he?
she ain’t my friend. Is she?
could you please check these sentences for me
I ain’t sure you’ll check.Am I?
thanks regards….

Thursday, January 12th 2012

Could you please do lesson on compound sentences. I mean how can I join small sentences to make complex sentences by using to, at, on , with although, because, etc
i would be thank full to you.

Thursday, January 12th 2012

could you please tell me why you didn’t use past participle form with has.
she ain’t got a car.
can i say it as
she ain’t gotten a car.( she has not gotten a car)
thanks

Thursday, January 12th 2012

i ain’t got no car -i have a car how dose it come pls tell me

Saturday, January 14th 2012

hello alex thank you very much for your interesting videos, they´re helping me a lot.. and i have a question for you.. i got 9 scored.. i didn´t understand the ninth one… could you help me on it?

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Thanks again Alex. My mom thought the quiz was hard but I thought was easy.

Saturday, January 21st 2012

hi Alex, I subsribed myself in an english school and at the same time I follow yours videos . My teacher asks me where did you learn this new word (ain’t for exemple) I answer her : eh this the best teacher I saw in internet=THE GREAT ALEX. he he he. THANK YOU AGAIN

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Ain’t = -am not, are not, is not
-have not, has not
Ain’t is NEVER “DO NOT” or “DOES NOT”, don’t or doesn’t HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH AIN’T.
And are you supposed to be an English teacher? I can’t believe it, I really got a shock. “A minor error of you”?(your comment on May,8th,2011), “minor” in an English lesson by a supposed teacher?
Congratulations for your kind of teachings Alex. You’re like your partner Ronnie and her only (or single?) sound of the “th” in her lesson “4 Tips to Improve your Accent,(named before”4 Common Mistakes”), since 7’18” till 8’28”.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thank you my teacher Alex

Monday, February 13th 2012

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Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Thanks Alex for this great lesson. I managed to understand it fully. Still I don’t know why this sentence is correct “there ain’t no other person better than you” for example. I mean, I know what it means, I understand it, but if “ain’t substitutes the verb to be in the negative form then why the word “no” is placed next to it. We already know it is negative :\

Friday, February 24th 2012

Wow.. Superb.. I got 10/10…. So useful lEssoN….

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Cool!mr. Alex But the sentence He aint got a car. ‘aint’ I think is closer to ‘has’
and I aint know his name ( don’t)

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

thanks a lot Alex

Friday, March 23rd 2012

I ain’t have no words to explain why i got the nineth question wrong))))) Thank you Alex. You’re the best!!!

Monday, April 2nd 2012

Good lesson

Saturday, April 7th 2012

Thank you.. this is really great. keep up the good work!
There ain’t nothing better than this site! ;)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

I think , I have got a lot in this class.
thanks teacher.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

In the example :
He ain’t got a car. Could ‘ain’t’ stand for ‘hasn’t got’ either than ‘doesn’t have’?
Thanks

Thursday, April 19th 2012

You are really amazing Alex

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank u for the explanation i was looking for that and never received a good answer thank now im clear

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Thanks so much Teacher . I got it . I really understand more . Thanks again .

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Hi Alex ,
I´m Jose from Spain.
There is a song called “Ain’t Got No/i Got Life”
Fits perfectly
See you

Monday, June 4th 2012

thnx alex, you’re a wonderful teacher !!!

Monday, June 18th 2012

luckily i got perfect score so I ain’t stop continuing to click every lesson here which is very interesting, useful and helped a lot. Thanks!

Friday, June 29th 2012

Thanks Alex. It really help me.
By the way…What the difference to say “help me” anda “Help me out”.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Well done Mr.Alex .
Many thanks for you .

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

It’s quite difficult issue but I got it.
Thanks

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Hi Alex, since i have found your course I am learning a lot, thank you and good job, from spain , enrique

Saturday, July 21st 2012

hi alex….
your classes are really good and easily understandable….couls you please help me in using the words like I AM AFRAID, I WONDER,AFTER ALL……I hope you would upload the video soon….i’m leaving a comment here because i dont know where to raise the request for the quests…..

Thursday, September 6th 2012

hi alex, thanks for the explanation! now i know when to use AIN’T… seems simple but a bit tricky esp. that double negative.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

This is a complex issue.
Thanks.

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Can you tell me if ain’t means don’t or doesn’t ?

Friday, September 21st 2012

hi alex , could you tell me please what is the difference between probably,perhaps and maybe ….

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Amazing lesson.. i got 8/10.. nice grade for a first explanation , i think..

Monday, October 8th 2012

Good teacher!

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

The vedio is not getting played in my pc…i am so sad..but i did the quiz and i understood a lot but it would have been more better if i could listen to your lessons Alex…I don’t understand what’s the problem…If any one knows why some times the video can’t be played..please tell me…I wanna learn more…I am literally dying to have access to all the video’s….I was able to access few weeks ago but now i can’t and i don’t know the reason….

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

    Right, let’s see…

    - Make sure you are using the latest version of a modern browser like Firefox or Chrome. They are free to download and work on all kinds of computers.
    - Can you see any other Youtube videos?
    - When you try to play the video, does it show you an error message? Like “This video is private” or something like that?

    Wednesday, November 7th 2012

thank you Alex for this lesson :)

Monday, November 12th 2012

I ain’t got any wrong:)

Monday, November 12th 2012

hi alex,
this was a very useful lesson.thanks a lot. i’ve got a question:
“he ain’t got a car.”
doesn’t “ain’t” mean “hasn’t” here?
i mean i should be: he hasn’t got a car.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

WOW! I haven’t understood this ain’t for a long time but now I ain’t got a problem no more. Hope I can say it that way :D

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Hi Alex,
“Ain’t No Sunshine” are mean “there is not sunshine” ??

Monday, November 26th 2012

    “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.” :)

    It means “There’s no sunshine when she’s gone.”

    Monday, December 10th 2012

thanx a lot for this lesson i did this quiz and i got 80 % .. pretty awesome quize thanx

Friday, November 30th 2012

wooow teacher Alex…i’m always wanted to know what does ain’t mean

Sunday, December 9th 2012

Thanks Alex, worth

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

= I ain’t got no car. This is a double negative. The grammatical meaning is “I DO NOT have NO car,” which means you DO have a car. However, the person’s implied meaning is that they DON’T have a car. =

Sorry teacher but I must admit, I’m a little bit confused with meaning of this context. The grammatical meaning and spoken meaning are different, ain’t that right? :)

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

It’s supposed right answer for Quiz No. 5 should be I don’t have a car. ain’t I right?

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

hi there,
this lesson is quite useful
but i have a question for you:
what about the song “ain’t no sunshine”?
it goes:
“ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone”…
it isn’t one of your five cases, is it?
i wonder if this means: “There is no sunshine” or anything else?

Friday, February 15th 2013

    You’re right, it means “There is no sunshine”!

    Monday, February 18th 2013

hi
Alex tell about lexical word in the next class.
thank you

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank you :)

Thursday, February 21st 2013

thanks for your lesson, that’s helping me much!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thanks for your lesson, i got 70% :(

Sunday, March 10th 2013

Can I use it for plural? can I say We ain’t going to the concert?

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

Ah sorry I forgot to say thanks!!

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

hi there Alex.
That was marvelous.i wish could be meet you.by the way you are better than…
could you give me more examples about the sentences that have got double negative?like i ain’t done nothing.

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

hi again.totally,should we consider the grammatically meaning of the sentences or not?please answer me..

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

Hello Alex :)
I’ve got one problem. It seems to be an easy-peasy one, because everybody learns it in the beginning of their English education, but still it is a problem for me. Oh, actually I’ve got two questions.
First: when do we use “have got” and when “have” meaning “possess”? For example: I have got a car or I have a car?
And the second: when do we use “to me/sb” and when “for me/sb”? Like in the sentence I’ve written before, “…it is a problem for me”.
Please, help :)

Thursday, April 4th 2013

10/10!! thanks :)

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

Hi Alex thanks by lesson, AIN´T has always been quiet confused to me, now it´s quiet clearer. Can Ain´t to be used in the future, past etc, or only present simple question ? Again thanks !

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

Nice lesson, thanks you..

Saturday, May 25th 2013

Hey Alex, great lesson!

Could you make a video teaching about the pronunciation of words that link themselves and with hard pronunciation? For example: this thing, next to, and so on..

Thanks man!

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Hi Alex,

This is to thank you for your precious help to the improvement of my english. Go ahead guy.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Dear Sir, I heard that the word AIN’T is used by American Blacks and is a low quality word…Please correct me if I am wrong.Thank You Sir..

Sunday, June 9th 2013

According to mathematics, Double negative means positive :)

Thursday, June 13th 2013

you are excellent, Alex

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Wow.Finally I get it ! Thank you very much .

Sunday, July 7th 2013

thank you sir alex….

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

I have seen ‘ain’t’ at poem many time.
Thank you very much.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex. I ain’t got no car ==> grammatically I have a car !! yayyy

Friday, September 13th 2013

I haven’t known or forgot that “ain’t” was slang and I could use every phrase. I used “ain’t” only when “I am.” I will use “are not” from now. I was confused. But I got 10 correct out of 10 because of your lesson.
Thank you, Alex :)

Monday, October 7th 2013

Alex, I haven’t known about ain’t before.I got 8 out of 10.I’m a bit careless.You and engvid are really very useful.Thanks by heart.

Saturday, October 12th 2013

6 question.
They ain’t got a car.

They can’t own a car.
They’re not having a car.
They haven’t a car.
They don’t have a car.
I answered #3 but the right answer is #4! But why? I don’t understand! #3 answer is right too, isn’t it? Or am I wrong? Please, explain me it!

Sunday, October 13th 2013

I understand this but I wonder what is ,,I’mma” I often read it in songs.

Friday, October 25th 2013

    “Imma” (or “i’m-a” or “i’ma”…there are many different spellings) means “I will”/”I’m going to”. It’s a feature of AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) — the kind of English often spoken by black people in the United States. It has some grammar rules that standard English doesn’t, especially regarding verb tenses. You can find a lot of AAVE in pop culture, especially music!

    Saturday, October 26th 2013

‘I ain’t done nothing’ is very confusing and it sounds ungrammatical. In written English,it’s ‘I haven’t done ANYTHING’.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

    Well, “ain’t” might be slang, but there are still correct and incorrect ways to use it! To a native speaker, “ain’t done nothing” sounds more natural than “ain’t done anything”.

    Wednesday, December 4th 2013

hello teacher i almost get it but you didn’t mention if we can use it “ain’t” in past form

Friday, December 27th 2013

Thanks!
I ain’t good at English, but your videos are helpful. ;-D

Friday, January 17th 2014

very helpful.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

i ain’t got no practice

thank you alex

Saturday, March 8th 2014

nice :D :D

Friday, April 11th 2014
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