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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"Where is John?" Speculate with 90% certainty.

"Why is the bus late?" Speculate with 50% certainty.

Which of these sentences is NOT speculating about the present?

"How is the new Radiohead album?" Speculate with 90% certainty in the present.

"What's the temperature like today?" Speculate with 50% certainty in the present.

"Who has a pen?" Speculate with 50% certainty in the present.

"He has got to be on his way" means...

"They might be walking around the mall" means...

"Does he have a Nintendo Wii?" Speculate with 90% certainty in the present.

"You've gotta be kidding me" means...


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205 Comments on “Speculation in the Present – MUST, HAS TO, HAS GOT TO”


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Thanks alot

Friday, May 27th 2011

    nice
    :) thanks a lot dear Alex :)

    Thursday, November 7th 2013

Thanks a lot!!!! I recommend ur site to my students (I’m an English teacher from Russia)U help me a lot

Friday, May 27th 2011

super!!! thanks for all!!!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Wow! this is really helping me!thanks^^

Saturday, May 28th 2011

I thank you for this interesting lesson. Your explanations are very clear.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Very useful thanks thanks a lot

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Thank you very much. You help me a lot.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Thanks a lot teacher. Your tips will be very helpful.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hi! You’ve got a mistake in the quiz!
“How is the new Radiohead album?” Speculate with 90% certainty in the present.
It could be good.
!!–>I has to be good.<–!! *should be IT because it's a correct answer.*
It might be good.
It may be good.

Other than that, it's very good! Thanks!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

    You’re right! Fixed now!

    Wednesday, July 20th 2011

wow!!!thank u so much….would you please prepare a lesson for prepositions like inspite of,beneath,underneath,on account of,ahead of,despite etc?please reply…thanx

Saturday, May 28th 2011

HI Alex, Thanks

Could you give a lesson on “let”

what does it mean

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hi guys!!
Congratulations for this page!!!
My English theacher have been recommended it for me!!!

I enjoyed a lot of and will recommend it for my son and friends too..

So long!!!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

i would like thank you teacher alex because your lessons online helps me to enhance my vocabulary

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hi,Alex! Thanks for wonderful lesson!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

thank you
I think I must be at engvid class soon

Saturday, May 28th 2011

hi MR.alex i have scored 9 out of 10 >> i have question about “What’s the temperature like today?” Speculate with 50% certainty in the present.

It must be at least 15 degrees.
It may be at least 15 degrees.
It could have been at least 15 degrees.
It has got to be at least 15 degrees.

why it is

It may be at least 15 degrees?

and thank you for lesson

Saturday, May 28th 2011

    IT = TEMPERATURE

    Saturday, May 28th 2011

Thanks Alex

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Thanx Alex.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

ALEX,
THE LESSON ON “SPECULATION” HAS BEEN OF A TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE

Saturday, May 28th 2011

thanks mr alex

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Alex
I love your explanation. I can understand everything!
Could you explain about prepositions?
Thank you so much!!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

alex, i rlly love ur way to teach, u clr each & every think to ur eng.vid.vom viewers.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

yes! i love it… i got 99% on the quiz above and it really helps me to improve my knowledge about English… thanks a lot!

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hello teacher!! i just can tell u that i really like the way u teach, it’s very easy 2 learn English with ur lessons. Could u tell me what the difference between babysitter and nanny is?

Sunday, May 29th 2011

hi Alex, you are wonderful teacher i have ever seen.
i request you to post every day one lesson. i am your regular followers.

thanks.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

thanks

Sunday, May 29th 2011

thanks alot its quite informative.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

LOL, thanks Alex.. I got your lesson :D

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Thak you so much teacher

Sunday, May 29th 2011

what a simple way of teaching!

Sunday, May 29th 2011

I WANT KNOW THE PROPOSITION

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Thank you it became easier with you. Your method is simple and effecient.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

I really thank you a lot for imparting me this kind of grammar skill.I look forward to enjoying more tuition from you.God bless you so much.Good-bye.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

I do love your lessons…:)My score was 10 out of 10!!!

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Thanks a lot teacher Alex. you are a good teacher.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

i got a perfect score!!!

Sunday, May 29th 2011

hay thanks alex sir, you are a genious. I respect you a lot. I am your big fan.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Thank you very much..I’m an English teacher from Baubau, Indonesia.

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Very good experience… I’ll follow you in the future, thank you !

Sunday, May 29th 2011

Hello teacher! thank you so much for your teaching, I very like it.Can you help me? I don’t know the difference between have/has to and must to when I can use has/have to and must to?

Monday, May 30th 2011

alex,thanks a lot for your generosity & selflessness of teaching us.thanks a lot.God bless u richly.

Monday, May 30th 2011

10/10……

Monday, May 30th 2011

it was very usefull leeson, thank you Alex

Monday, May 30th 2011

thank you.
I’m not good at speaking english so that I’m looking for someone who want to improve his with me.
this is my name in the skype(waiss09)

Monday, May 30th 2011

Thanks very much

Monday, May 30th 2011

Brilliant

Monday, May 30th 2011

Thanks. It is a simple way of teaching I like it

Monday, May 30th 2011

thanks,alex. u’re the best!!!!

Monday, May 30th 2011

Thanks! :)

Monday, May 30th 2011

I must say it was useful.

Monday, May 30th 2011

i love the teachers you have they are amazing and they make u actually understand

Monday, May 30th 2011

Great, tks alot

Monday, May 30th 2011

thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

thank’s MR.Alex

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!=)

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

thank you vere much xD

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

thank’s

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thank you
I’ll use these sentence a lot.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Thank you.
This has gotta be the best class among that I’ve ever seen.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Dear teacher Alex,
I really thank you teacher Alex for all your topics iam admired of you so much .
Yours Sincerely,
Ameen.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Dear mr Alex,
i appreciate u i learnt this lesson and u r all lesson are valuable thx
yours sincerely
harpreet singh

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Hi! sir,
For Me You are a very good teacher, You try to make your students understand topic easily.
Regards,
Sonia

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thank you for this great lesson

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thanks a lot!

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thank you so much sir

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thanks a lot!

Friday, June 3rd 2011

it seems i have a improvement in my skills

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thank you

Saturday, June 4th 2011

Thank you so much

Saturday, June 4th 2011

I thank you. Its been a lot of helpful.

Sunday, June 5th 2011

hello how are you?
what does it mean ? ( to whom it may concern)
please explain me about this sentence please
thank you .

Sunday, June 5th 2011

Very awesome, very interesting,very effective when i was listening & watching your video. and I really appreciate 100% and I learned a lot. So, thanks a lot and Keep up the good job ^______^

Monday, June 6th 2011

Thanks Alex! It’s really helpful.
I’ve also read about speculation about the past, like “He must have been at work yesterday”.
But how should I say the negative?
“He must not have been at work yesterday” or “He must have not been at work yesterday”?

Thank you very much.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

Thank you very much…

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

It is fantastic and easy. kindly put the video of phrasal verbs at your website I have got much problems. If you put that I thank you kindly

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

thank you very very much!

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Dear All,
I am very thanksful from you guys for your hardworking and I am appreciating from your respective and useful website.
Thanks and wish you best of luck.

Thursday, June 9th 2011

thank you Alex

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

thank you for the lesson

Thursday, June 16th 2011

This must be a best place to be if I have time, these class videos are very nice.

Tks a lot.

Thursday, June 16th 2011

great lesson I was able to get 10 out of 10 from the first quiz…

thanks a lot

Friday, June 17th 2011

Thank you so much for teaching us.

could you tell me the difference between these two sentences 1.the baby could be sleeping now
2. the baby would be sleeping now, thank you

Sunday, June 19th 2011

HI. I LIKE THE QUIZ AFTER YOUR CLASS. THANKS

Sunday, June 19th 2011

hi mr.Alex i,m Eman from Egypt thank you for the lesson .I get 10 of 10in quiz.

Monday, June 20th 2011

rather well..!

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

hell, I would like you to explain me the diference between may and might.
thank you.

Friday, June 24th 2011

Hi! dear instructor. I would like to ask you; can we say ‘Marcus could be the best player of the team.’ instead of saying ‘Marcus could be the best player on the team.’ and what is the difference between those two sentences. thank you.

Friday, June 24th 2011

thanks a lot! I understand everything so clearly! :)

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Alex, again incredibly well done.
thanks

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Thank you so much, It was very helpful. Keep going

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

do you think guys i got to be better in english? anyway thank you guys more power…

Friday, July 1st 2011

You are the best teacher ,thanks .

Friday, July 1st 2011

Thank you kindly for this lesson..

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

can we say like – she must be sleeping accept saying this she has got to be sleeping .
thank you.

Thursday, July 7th 2011

thanks too much.

Thursday, July 7th 2011

first of all i would like to thank the person who thought this wonderful site, thank you.
and then to you sir alex.,,thank you a lot.

Sunday, July 10th 2011

this is realy good source to learn English thanks i am from Pakistan. Thank you sooooooo much

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Greetings!!

No langugage can express your sincere efforts to non english speakers.hats off to you sir.

Could you please offer a lesson on Past Speculations…i realy need that. please please please.

thank you in advnace

Saturday, July 16th 2011

Nice lesson, but I’m sure there is a little spelling mistake in the “right” answer of the forth question of the quiz: In stead of “I has to be good” –>”It has to be good”

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

    You’re right, milano. This has been fixed now. Thanks.

    Wednesday, July 20th 2011

thanks teacher now i know how to use both of word , and so great that i can fine this website its very useful for help people who want to be a good communication in english (in laos we say khop jai its mean thanks )

Thursday, July 21st 2011

thank you so much mr. alex
i pass the quiz about speculation in the present
i got 9 of 10

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

Alex thanks alot. it is very help me.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

thanks a lot and i jut learn about IF/ when

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

you’ve gotta be a good teacher, tank you see you soon

Monday, August 8th 2011

thanks alex,this lesson is very useful.

Monday, August 8th 2011

thanks aiex………………..

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

I love your lessones , i alwayes have full marks in your quiz

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

I got 10/10……

Thursday, August 25th 2011

Thanks a lot
i got a perfect score!!!

Thursday, September 1st 2011

Thanks so much Sir.Alex for the nice and clear lesson.I got perfect 10 score.

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

Thank you so much Alex, I appreciate it.

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

Thanks Alex! You are great.
Ronnie and you are my favorites teachers! :)

Friday, September 9th 2011

thanks Alex….. I loved u’r pronuation very clear for to understanding….

Sunday, September 11th 2011

nice lesson!!got 10/10..thanks a lot!!

Thursday, September 15th 2011

thanks alot ALEX 4 such a nice and helpful lesson.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Thanks you Alex! I understand your speaking lessons very well and my english isn’t good enough already.

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

Thank you a lot, Hey teacher, i have question: can we say she does have to listen or she has not to listen, other question: What the difference between she has gotta and she gotta: Thank you

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

Thank you sir

Sunday, October 9th 2011

THANKS VERY MUCH

Monday, October 10th 2011

very usefull

Friday, October 14th 2011

Thank you so much,, Got perfect score

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

10/10 :)
Thanks so much Mr. Alex
I like ur videos
Can u present lessons about pronunciation?
I hope that

Monday, October 24th 2011

Hi Alex. I am so enjoyable to learn English with engvid.com because I think it is the most approach way to improve my English ability. Thank so much for your special website that let everyone learn English free. Best regards, Bunnie.

Monday, October 24th 2011

Hi Alex. It was clear. Thanks a lot!

Friday, November 4th 2011

wow! i’ve learned a lot! thank you. alex keep a good work.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

And if I speculate with 100% can I say “Alex must be a good teacher” or is it already a conviction and I should better say “He IS for sure a good teacher”?:)

Friday, November 11th 2011

10/10 improving… thanks Alex for your wonderful lesson. :D

Saturday, November 12th 2011

I’m an English teacher in Russia. I teach my students using should and ought to in conversations. Have our textbooks got a real information of real English?

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thank you Alex,you r good teacher the way u teach is very clear n good explantion

Saturday, November 19th 2011

i got 7 of 10,thanks alex sir

Thursday, November 24th 2011

10/10 !!
Up me!

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

i like it

Friday, December 2nd 2011

Hi Alex,
1. can I say, he should be at work instead he must be at work.
2. can i say, she must be sleeping/ instead she has got to be sleeping.
3. can i say, she has got to be babysitting instead she has to be babysitting-. what is differences between those sentences?

Monday, December 5th 2011

whoooo not bad got 8 out of ten,,, tnx teacher alex.. have a great day always…..

Thursday, December 8th 2011

Thank you :D

Monday, December 12th 2011

thanks alot

Tuesday, December 13th 2011

thank you so much teacher alex for this amazing and interesting lesson, i like the way you teach , merry christmas

Monday, December 26th 2011

I have got 10 out of 10.
Thank you verymuch Alex sir.

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Dear sir,

I am having doubt on “have to” and “have got to” what is the difference between thease two things.

1. I have to go.
2. I have got to go.(I gotta go)

wt is the different in thease two sentence. pls explain sir.

Thank u very much.

Monday, January 2nd 2012

9/10

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Thank you.

Thursday, January 19th 2012

such an interesting lesson.

It{s going to help me a lot.

Thanks.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

thank Alex, I had 10/10, but it was easy especialy with your detailed explanation….

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

In one of your examples you used NOT after MAY. I think you may not be 22. If I use it before the verb THINK will it have the same meaning? I don’t think you may be 22.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

very good
in Egypt we say

who taught me a characters I became his slave
realy thank you very mush

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thank you so much for helping me to speak English. Alex you are Amazing teacher much recpect:)

Sunday, February 19th 2012

Thank you so much Prof. Alex; you’re the best. Rocio.

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

THANK you so much Alex.YOU are great

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

THANKS YOU SIR .

Friday, March 9th 2012

Alex which one is correct
I has to go. OR I have to go.
OR I has got to go.

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Hi Alex… I would like to know if is correct to say Did he have to hire a tutor ? like obligation or it can be Did he has to hire a tutor???
thanks

Friday, March 23rd 2012

thanks for the lesson.

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Thanks you Alex. You help us a lot. I’m from Senegal, west africa.

Monday, April 9th 2012

you are really awesome.
thanks

Saturday, April 14th 2012

thanks sir.alex i’ve got 9 out of 10 in quiz

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank you:)

Friday, April 20th 2012

100% again i can’t believe, I think you have got right sense of explain to me. Thanks

Friday, April 20th 2012

Thank you Alex, your pronunciation is excellent!, You help me a lot!.

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Ur really help me i must say it.Nigeria

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

U really help me alot thanks Mr Alex.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Is there any differences meaning of these twot sentences

She has got to be sleeping

She has to be sleeping

Please ,explain me does it have same meaning ?

Thank you

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

i have got 10/10 thanks alex

Monday, June 4th 2012

nice lesson

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

ALEX WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “EXPRESS SPECULATION” AND “EXPRESS POSSIBILITIES” , I AM ASKING THIS QUESTION BECAUSE SOME TEACHERS (JAMES)TAUGHT ABOUT MODALS OF POSIBILITIES http://youtu.be/8zmNJaTDZ6Y AND HE USE THE MODALS WILL, CAN, COULD, MIGHT. MY QUESTION IS : EXPRESS SPECULATION ABOUT SOMETHING HAPPEN IS THE SAME TO EXPRESS POSSIBILITY THAT SOMETHING HAPPEN? , I THINK YES BECAUSE YOU EXPRESS SOMETHING WHICH IS “POSSIBLE” TO HAPPEN , OR THEY (SPECULATION AND POSSIBLILITY) ARE DIFFERENTS AS MODALS ?

Monday, June 11th 2012

Hi Alex, the lesson about speculation is very helpful. Thanks a lot!

Kenson

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Thank you Alex! I must be good at speculation in my conversations since now

Friday, June 29th 2012

I try to explain my hapyness for this lesson,but i can’t.Alex must be in charge.

Haiti

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Tanks Alex very nice lesson and good teaching,have a good one .

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

wow awsome….this is really good
thanks

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

hahhaha I love see the minute 5:26
Thanks btw!

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Wow! this is really helping me!thanks
but why u use might in 4th and could in last sentence??
can we use may and in place of might and could??
i m very beginner so reply please.

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

this is helpful! thanks..

Monday, August 6th 2012

Hi Alex. Thank you
I need to ask you about must.
If I see somebody now. Can I say. You must be at work now.

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Hi Alex. Thank you

Thursday, August 9th 2012

may i ask you any questiion in grammer? thanks alot for avery thing that you bring for us

Friday, August 10th 2012

thank you for this lesson

Friday, August 24th 2012

Dear Sir,
I am writing in connection with the sentence you have used above, would you like to tell me which word should we use in this sentence on or in?

1)Marcus could be the best player on/in the team.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hello Alex! Thanks for teaching . U r the best teacher. everything is clear for me except this sentence in negative “She has to NOT be babysitting” i thought that NOT is used before TO not after?

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I got 10/10

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thanks you very much Alex

Thursday, November 8th 2012

thanks verymuch all teach.

Thursday, December 6th 2012

It is very helpful for me, thank you very mush for you, Alex.

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

i have got 10/10.Thanks Alex.

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

Hi Alex! Are you ok? I hope so. Why don’t you make one lesson about the aplication of the words “gotta”, “gotten”, “gonna” and “wanna”?
Greetings from Brazil and happy new year!!!

Monday, December 31st 2012

Hi Alex… Thanks a lot for the great class..
I like the way of your teahing…

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hi Alex

4/10 so bad !
:(

Monday, February 25th 2013

How is it possible? I always got 10 correct out of 10. Are you as good as it seems?
Please correct me! I’m sure I’m made mistakes every time and again.
Thanks you very much.

Friday, June 21st 2013

Thank you Alex. It was an interesting lesson.
I have a question: Where I can find exercises to practice in?

Sunday, August 4th 2013

Thank you very much

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

thank you ! Your lesson is very useful for me.

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

I got 9 correct out of 10. Good. thanks. Alex.

Friday, September 27th 2013

hello,Alex it was good lesson by you. i have been studying English since 2009. thanks

Thursday, October 31st 2013

thanks for this,,its help me alots

Thursday, January 9th 2014

I got 9 correct out of 10.Thamk u Alex for everything!

Thursday, January 16th 2014

thanks

Monday, February 10th 2014

Leaning thx

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Dear Professor Alex,

The negative forms are not explained in your lesson; the more you have made some mess about forms must vs must not; must vs have not to.

must means command or obligsation;

must not is a prohibition in other words negative command;

when expressing obigatiion using must – the negative form is have not to do sth

That is why your first negative form – must not – is not clear for me.The meaning of it.

Best regards,

Monday, May 19th 2014

sir..what’s the difference between (may.might.could)

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

thank you Alex …you explaining very simple and perfect i appreciate for your unique training i can to find from your face that you must be very kindness too….but in this lesson i did not understand that you mention less certain 50% …so must be under 50% or at least 50%..?

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Amazing!Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014
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