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What is a "silent letter"?

Which word has a silent letter?

In the word hour, which letter(s) is/are silent?

Should, could, and would all have this silent letter:


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you ar so cute Ronnie

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    hello..
    my name is : lusiana and mawa, I want ask
    question : psychiatrist and pneumonia ??what please give
    me answer from you, teacher
    thanks you so much…

    Tuesday, January 31st 2012

      Look the words up in an online dictionary!

      Tuesday, January 31st 2012

        Ronnie, can you tell us how and when to use, will & would, or can & could, And shall & should, I am not clear about their use when and where these words should be used.

        Wednesday, February 1st 2012

        hi Ronnie! You look nice with your teaching style ,tll me one thing.
        These letters were silent when we were kids and now we are grown elder they are still silent are the on protest?:-)

        Thursday, February 2nd 2012

        if i m chating with somebody n sudanly he want off n i wanna ask him
        so is tht right way to say that
        were u wnet off sudanly is that right ans

        Thursday, March 8th 2012

          If you want to ASK him you can say “Why did you go off suddenly”? Or Why did you go offline?

          Thursday, March 8th 2012

          thank u thank u so much ronnie

          Saturday, March 10th 2012

          i m a big fan of yrs i like u very much

          Saturday, March 10th 2012

        Hi, I’m replying cause’ the leave a message button didn’t work. I just HAD to say that you made me laugh a lot we your cute and funny way to teach. I wish I had have a teacher like you when I studied in Brazil, Spain and in France. In those countries the English language is so badly thought !! OMG
        I think that we must at first learn how to speak before learning stuff like how to write a correct phrase because if no one understands when you speak a “correct phrase” because of your pronunciation … after writing this message to you, I’m going to look after a video where you teach us how to pronunciate the vowels when they are combined in words. ex: ae ai ao au ea ee ei … etc. And I would love to watch a video where you explain to us how we pronunciate the letter i because foreigners pronunciate it as the letter e. Most people don’t see the difference between bit/beat pitch/peach and so on. have a very nice day !! I like you very much. Carlos.

        Sunday, July 29th 2012

        hi ronnie how are you i learn a lot english by listening and watching your engvid.com and you are a very good expleaner

        Wednesday, November 14th 2012

        thank you very much.I adore your lessons.It’s very interesting.

        Sunday, November 17th 2013

        hey ronnie it’s very helpful but i need all silent letters rule in English can you help me

        Thursday, December 5th 2013

    hi , is the letter b , the last one is silent ? I have checked it and found that it is a silent one .

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

    You are great, the best of all and very fonny.GRACIAS THANK ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Friday, February 15th 2013

thank you it great lesson
but you miss some letter h
like honest

Monday, January 23rd 2012

We love you ronnie.Thanks.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thank you EngVid family. I have learning English a lot with you guys.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Way 2 go!
My compliment.4/4
I’ve got a ? :Is “topi” the name of an animal?If yes,what type?!!
It was in the text:Zebras,topi and gazelles,all travel 2gether…
I coulden’t catch the meaning Topi.
Lots of tx.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    I don’t know – google it.

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

      u very gooddddddddd

      Monday, January 30th 2012

      ifsomeone just arrived at office
      so we can say tht eg. sir has just came to office
      is tht correct?

      Monday, January 30th 2012

        I suppose u wanna use “present perfect”,in this way u can say:
        He has just arrived or he has just come.
        present perfect:have/has+pp
        come,came,come(irregular)
        Goodluck with ur English!

        Tuesday, January 31st 2012

          thanks for yr reply

          Wednesday, February 1st 2012

        Yes!

        Tuesday, January 31st 2012

          if i wanna say some one tht no one in the office noe he has gonne out for luch is tht correct or say he want for luch which one is correct

          Thursday, February 2nd 2012

          Sorry,
          I coulden’t catch u!!!!
          More & better explanation plz.

          Thursday, February 2nd 2012

          hi fatima i just wanna ask u tht
          someone is gonee for luch so tht we can say tht way e.g. he has gonneout for luch or say he went out for luch which one is correct?

          Friday, February 3rd 2012

          Hi there,
          Both r correct,but it depends on what tense do u wanna use?,simple past or present perfect??!
          Plz b careful about dictation,u know wrong dictation disturbs the Language n makes misunderstanding!
          The best 2 u.

          Saturday, February 4th 2012

          yes but these sentenses r in past tense
          n wat u mean by diction

          Saturday, February 4th 2012

          He went out for lunch. He’s on lunch. He has gone out for lunch. He’s not here.

          Thursday, February 2nd 2012

          Thanks ronnie u the best

          Friday, February 3rd 2012

          means u all r right way to speak

          Friday, February 3rd 2012

          wat r the diff between gonne n went
          when to use these

          Saturday, February 4th 2012

          Gone is used when you have not returned.
          Went is used when you left some place and then returned!

          Monday, February 6th 2012

          if 2 peopele talking to eachother n sudnly some one coming in between n afer some time if i wanna iaske him so i can say tht
          who was came at home is right ans

          Saturday, March 10th 2012

          No – “Who has come home”.

          Wednesday, March 14th 2012

          liked it.

          Thursday, October 3rd 2013

          hiii ronnie

          Saturday, February 4th 2012

          Thanks Ronnie

          Thursday, February 16th 2012

          if i m chating with somebody n sudanly he want off
          so is tht right way to say tht
          hwere u wnet off sudanly is tht right

          Wednesday, March 7th 2012

          Excellent “Ronnie” can u send me the videos

          Sunday, April 1st 2012

    This is an antelope. Latin name: Damaliscus.

    Tuesday, January 24th 2012

      Ur right.
      I’ve surfed n found,a fast antelope it is.
      Anyway tx.

      Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    “topi e gazelle” are mouses in italian language

    Tuesday, January 31st 2012

      Tx sir,
      But what do u mean by mouses?!

      Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Thanks A lot

Monday, January 23rd 2012

thank you Ronny.it was a great lesson .can you please make a video about how to pronounce i and g letters ?i got confuse every time i wanna say words that include these letters.thanks again

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    OK!

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

thnx to you ronnie love u and the whole team, from egypt

Monday, January 23rd 2012

im hard here guys yeah thank you so much

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    You are hard?????

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

Tks Ronnie. You’re the best to teacher.
I did quiz very well. Lily from Brazil

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thanks a lot Ronnie. Pronunciation is a skill the most of the students require, like me!

A have a question about vocabulary: what’s the difference between “trip” and “travel”?

thx in advance, bye

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    Hi there,
    Trip:a journey 2 a place & back again,specially a short one 4 pleasure or a particular purpose.
    Travel:2 go from 1 place 2 another,specially over a long distance.(2 travel around the world)
    Hope I could help.

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

    Trip is a noun. I’m going on a trip.
    Travel is a verb. I’m traveling to Alaska

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

      But we can say: “I’m goint to traveling”?

      And “I’m going on a traveling”?

      thx Ronnie, you’re an excellent teacher!

      Monday, January 23rd 2012

        You cannot say “I’m going to traveling”, but you can say I’m going to travel! Remember once and for all that GERUND and INFINITIVE are never used together!!!

        Tuesday, January 24th 2012

          So, why “I’m looking forward to meeting you” is correct?

          Tuesday, January 24th 2012

        “I’m going to traveling” Is wrong. You can say “I’m going traveling”.

        “I’m going on a traveling” NO! Traveling is a verb. You have to say “I’m going on a trip”! Trip is a noun!
        I hope that helps Bruno!!!

        Tuesday, January 24th 2012

I have learned a lot here
thank you.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Monday, January 23rd 2012

can you tell about ‘substances’. Is the T sound?

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    We say it like “sub-stinc-siz”

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

I hope u wash your chothes too.lol. prety,nice lesson Ronnie. one more topic like this please.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

thank you master

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Hi Ronnie,
When you teach it is very easy; well, I guess that I’ll learn English.Hugs to You.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

are there rules for using them properly?

Monday, January 23rd 2012

hi Ronnie,
i like more then more English language when i see your video .. thanks u too much ., keep up

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Hi Ronnie. I love your style teaching. Your lessons always are useful and fun. Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, January 23rd 2012

thank u very much ronnie i learned alot in this lesson and ur very clever teacher

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Ronnie…you are the best !!!!!!

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Wy sisland.my english is not good.I m not read a news paper.wen I read my pronuncistion very difrand
.I have ask the meamim other person.please tell Me how do improve my english just speaking.pleace
.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Hy Miss Ronnie.

Send me basic Eng Lisning links Thank U Mam.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Hi Ronnie,
Can you help me about sounds in middle of some words? I’ve great doubts on pronounce with vowel in middle of some words like LEAVE, LIVE, MEAT… Are there rules for these pronounces?

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

thanks you, ronny!

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

hi there great lesson i enjoyed alot that lesson .thank you

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

this is so use full for us…..

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thanks Ronnie

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thank you so much Ronnie.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Good one

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thank you so much.you solve most of my problems.your way of teaching is fantastic.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

please help me how can i learen english

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thanks Ronnie, you are an excellent teacher

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thank you very much! Your lessons are so funny. They help me a lot.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

I have a question, about about the words TALK and WALK? does the L is a letter?

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

as new student of English language, I enjoyed listening to your lesson . can we have more???

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

I AM REALLY IMPRESIVE THAT I HAVE ACTUALLY FOUND SUCH A GOOD SITE. THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR TEACHING…

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thanks Ronnie You’re so nice teacher and a good teaching.God bless you.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Ronnie,thank you very, very much!!!!!

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Hello,
How are you?

I do like your lesson and I want to do your exercise but how can I take a quiz? When I click, It had no thing?
Could you help me?
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

tanks ronnie i am new here .i hope you helpe me for learning englesh

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Hello teacher Ronnie! How are you? I will be migrating to Canada very soon. I learn a lot from your lessons especially “pronunciation”. I am not a native English speaker but our 2nd official language is English. So, I have a different accent, I pronounce some English word incorrectly and I find it difficult some times or most of the time. Lol!
I want to learn how to speak, talk and sound like a Canadian. If you don’t mind, can you teach me how to pronounce some of these words Teacher Ronnie:
-written, kitten, cotton, button, mountain, bottom
-mouth, months(I find it hard to pronounce month and months). How do you pronounce “THS”?
-coupon, data, about
-certificate, predicate(will it be pronounce as “KIT” or “KAYT”?), enumerate, alternate, liquidate, consulate(will it be pronounced as “EYT” or “IT”)
-able, applicable, convertible, table, vulnerable, adorable, cable, marble, gamble, humble(would you pronounce it as “BALL” of “BELL”?
I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day Teacher Ronnie.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Sorry, I cannot “type” how to say words! I suggest you go to an online Canadian dictionary and listen to the words! Good luck in Canada!!!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Could you make a video about phrasal verbs?, because that confuses a lot of people including me..please

your effort is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

hey ronnie . how to eat ourself . plz reply me soon . thanks.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    BBQ’d I think would be the tastiest!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

      I wish that you can help me to immigrate to Canada.I really want to work and study there and for sure i want to see you :) face to face

      Sunday, November 17th 2013

Great lesson! Thanks.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

thank you so much Ronnie.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Hi Ronnie
U’r my favourite teacher, please can you give us a lesson about phrasel verb?

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Sure!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

I have great regard your efforts .
Can you tell us why do we write the letter “d” in “Wednesday” although we don’t pronounce it ?

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Because it is a silent letter!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Dear Ms Ronnie,
Thank you very much for your free lessons. Your lessons are cognitive and marvellous.
Could you recommend me popular fairy-tales in Canada.
Thanks.
Yours faithfully,
Ra.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Sorry, I don’t know many. You should google “Canadian fairy tales”!!!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thanks a lot for this lesson!

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

como se diferencia los tiempos entre el presente perfecto y el pasado perfecto

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Present perfect – past events in you life. Ex. I have been to Mexico.
    Past perfect = The past perfect tense is often used when we are relating two events which happened in the past. It helps to show which event happened first. Ex.. After I had taken a bath, I brushed my teeth. (my first action = past perfect!)

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Can we say this? im goona traveling?

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    No. I’m gonna travel.

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi there Ronnie! Your lessons are the best ones :D well, even if it isn’t connected to this lesson, I’ve always wanted to know if using “ain’t” was correct,what were its meanings because I usually read it in the lyrics and hear people using it but I didn’t see it on my English schoolbooks.. I wish you could light my mind and explain this “mystery” :P xoxo bye

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    “Ain’t” means “isn’t”, “aren’t”, “hasn’t” and “haven’t”.

    • That isn’t right. >> That ain’t right.
    • They haven’t been there. >> They ain’t been there.
    • Aren’t you coming? >> Ain’t you coming?

    But it’s only okay for casual/informal conversation!

    Wednesday, January 25th 2012

      Thank you so much EngVid :)

      Thursday, January 26th 2012

    “ain’t” is very informal. I think it makes people sound uneducated when they say it – I don’t recommend using it! In songs they NEVER follow grammar rules!!! It is art!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Finally, I found some thing that It’ll improve my speech.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

I think there are still so many silent letters left … would u mind to explain us the rest … ^_^ thanks …

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Ok.

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi Ms. Ronnie. How do you pronounce the word “says”?

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    say”z”

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thanks a lot, Ronnie. Your lesson is really helping me a lot.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

thanks alot
how you pronounce

talked and played is it t or d ?

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Talk”t”
    Play “d”.
    Look at Rebecca’s lesson on simple past pronunciation!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

please tell me the correct pronunciation.
climb, comb, crumb, debt, doubt, numb, plumb, subtle, thumb, tomb, climb, crumb, dumb, comb

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    All of these have a silent “b”.

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

acquire, acquit, blackguard, czar, muscle, scissors, victual

When added to the end of a word, it changes the pronunciation of the word, but is in itself, silent. hope, drive, gave, write, site

halfpenny

thought, through, daughter, light, might, right, fight, weigh
hour, honest, honor, heir, herb

business

blackguard, knead, knell, knickers, knife, knight, knock, knot, know, knee, knowledge
calf, calm, chalk, folk, half, psalm, salmon, talk, yolk, balk, would, should

mnemonic
autumn, chimney, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn

colonel – opossum

corps, coup, pneumonia, pseudo, psychology, ptomaine, receipt, psychiatrist, psychotherapy, psychotic

butter, finger, garden, here, myrrh

Thursday, January 26th 2012

I am still waiting your answer ms ronnie.how can I get to site of english dailogues

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Google “English dialogues”

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

Ronnie you are a good teacher.Thank you for this good lesson

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
I have a question, but it doesn´t have anything to do with your lesson. I hope you can help me.
It is about the use of past perfect. I know past perfect is used to talk about an action in the past that happened before another action in the past. i.e:
“After I had bought the paper, I went home.”
I´ve seen a sentence that really made me feel unsure about past perfect. Here you have the sentence:”Before they had set up the social networking sites, we didn´t have any way of communicating over long distances.”
Logically we didn,t have it first, and then they set it up. Why is it used the other way around.Hope you can help me. Thanks, Richard.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Because they use the word “before”, it is telling you that there were no ways of communicating, until the sites had been set up. The word before is what is confusing you!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

thank you Ronnie it Great Lesson

Thursday, January 26th 2012

VERY INTERESTING LESSON.THANKS

Friday, January 27th 2012

you are perfect teacher , thanks a lot

Friday, January 27th 2012

Dear Teacher Ronnie
I have homework.Can you help me?
Using TOO or ENOUGH in the answer.

Can we walk to the supermarket?(close) Yes, it is too close. or
Yes, it is close enough.
Thank you very much

Friday, January 27th 2012

    When we use “too”, it means something is bad or negative. “I have too much homework.” “I have too many problems.”
    When we use “enough” it means the quantity is perfect. “I have enough money to buy the top.” “I have enough time to help you!”
    Too = bad
    Enough = okay!

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

I’ve got 4/4.

Friday, January 27th 2012

i hope i will understand & speak english in a better way ronnie u are a nice teacher.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks Ronnie ma’am . You have been become of mine best English teacher in Engvid.com. Whenever i come to Engvid.com I choose your topic and listen to you very carefully. you know why i have liked you because of when you are going to teaching your body language expressions help to me understand to topic and you have a very excellent tact which smiling. Thanks Ronnie Madam.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Hi Ronnie
“Lan brought some food for the party”
“She_, we have plenty”
Which answer is right?
A. needn’t have brought
B. didn’t need to
thanhk u

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    b

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

      thank you very much
      can you explain to me, i don’t understand

      Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hi Ronni, i want to ask about the word “obvious” it is has a silent letter?,because i heard many people say it with silent b & some others say it with silent v

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    I would say ah-vee-ous. So, the b is silent. People’s accents/where they are from will change the pronunciation of words!

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

you know what Ronnie, there is something makes you special in explaining lessons in such an easy way. you are doing something like chatting with our minds so we won’t forget the rules specially when you draw or link the rule to something in life

Saturday, January 28th 2012

I love you Teacher Ronnie you have a good things for me

Saturday, January 28th 2012

[♥]

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Hi Ronnie!! thank you so much.I learn a lot from you.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Dr Teacher Ronnie , I want to be sit IELTS exam in march. Then how can I improve myself . Please give me an guidance.

Sunday, January 29th 2012

you perfect teather

Sunday, January 29th 2012

thanks i want to learn n speak english plz help me how can i improve my eng?????

Sunday, January 29th 2012

thank you very mrs i am from morocco i learn a lot of you

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
A. I should take care of my child
B. I should take care my child
Which is correct.

Sunday, January 29th 2012

    A

    Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Hi!teacher.
How are you?
Can you teach how to indentify the silent letter in a word?

Take care,BYE!

Sunday, January 29th 2012

very nice engvid :}

Sunday, January 29th 2012

thank you for this awesome web site,it really helped me improving my english,thanks again.

Monday, January 30th 2012

can you teach me the grammer please

Monday, January 30th 2012

Gracias Ronnie, estoy aprendiendo como nunca y enseñas excelente.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thank you Roonie, I had a lot a problem with these words but thanks to you I will not any more!

Monday, January 30th 2012

thanks for this lesson Ronnie

Monday, January 30th 2012

hi teacher
it is the first time i write here
i did not have twitter before but i signed in it only to thank you for your lessons
and i will be so greatful if you give me the honor of talking to you and i do not think that it is allowed to talk about any thing different from english learning here !
your loving sister
faith

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

thank you for your time

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

I don’t Know say, only Thanks alot

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks alot

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hello teacher!
I would like to ask you some questions.
‘What r silent words?’
Are they every ‘ k ‘ before ‘ n’ ,
every ‘ p ‘ before ‘ s ‘ and ‘ n ‘ ,
every ‘ w’ before ‘ r ‘ ,
every ‘ l ‘ between ‘ u ‘ and ‘ d ‘ ,
every ‘ s ‘ between ‘ i ‘ and ‘ l ‘ ,
every ‘ b’ between ‘ vowels’ and ‘ t ‘ ,and
every ‘ t ‘ between ‘f’ and ‘ e ‘ , ‘ s and e’ , ‘ s and l’?
Answer me teacher please!!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Sorry, English does not have a simple pattern like this for silent letters – they are all different!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2012

      That is becouse english include many words for diffrent laguages and don’t have its own alphabet. Latin, greek and franch espcially and many others langugea affect to english. And I/ve even heard russian word ‘pgrom’. And Canada I know 50% franch country)))))))))

      Friday, April 20th 2012

Hi Ronnie!
thank you for your wonderful lessons!they are very helpful!!!

i just have a question – I came to canada to study music at university and it’s been almost a year since i came here (i’m from russia).
Now i’m working very hard on my english because i’m trying to get rid of my russian accent although many people i meet think that I speak english since birth but not for a year..
could you tell me what can i do you to reduce my accent?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hi Ronnie!thank you for your wonderful lessons!they are very helpful!!!i just have a question – I came to canada to study music at university and it’s been almost a year since i came here (i’m from russia).Now i’m working very hard on my english because i’m trying to get rid of my russian accent although many people i meet think that I speak english since birth but not for a year..could you tell me what can i do you to reduce my accent?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    The only advice I can offer you is to listen and repeat how native English speakers speak! And listen and repeat and listen and repeat – a million times!!! You need to hear how you say the words vs. a native speaker! You should also record yourself to hear how you say words! Good luck!

    Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hi Ronnie I am from Colombia.I am an AACOUNTANT ,I have my inetrview with american company (HOUSTON ) my porblem is that I can`t understands quick,Iwas studening in ELS HOUSTON TEXAS, 2005,2006, but I can havo good conversation my porobles is question
bye I love your job have a good day
cuidate te felicito por tu trabajo exitos

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    You should think about what questions they will ask you in the interview – most companies ask the same questions. Prepare your answers. Also, if you don’t understand what they have asked you, just ask them to repeat it… if they are good people, they will try to help you understand the question!
    Check out these videos on job interviews in English –
    http://www.engvid.com/job-interview-questions-answers/
    http://www.engvid.com/job-interview-dos-and-donts/
    Good luck and tell me how the interview went!
    Buena suerte!!!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Hi!teacher.I live in Toronto,Canada.Could you please tell me where you live,so i can come to the classes if i can.

Takecare!BYE!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Do you want to take a private lesson?

    Thursday, February 2nd 2012

      Yes.I want.Where do you live.

      Wednesday, February 8th 2012

I love your ways in teaching English

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Thanks a lot,Ronnie!! Your lessons are the best and interesting!!

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Thanks Ronnie :)

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

than u Ronnie

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Thanks a lot Ronnie You are good teacher for me.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

I like, it helps thankyou.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

hi
Ronnie i am ur big fan,i have in interview for scholarship plz do a long program about it. i have seen your program about it.bul i think its too short tips,plz do a program about my this program. i have interview in the end of this month.plz do urgently.
see u. bye.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

My biggest problem with english is about listening, but if you ask me, you are head and shoulders above the others because i understand more with you and also i can’t keep a straight face. you are so funny
thank you

Saturday, February 4th 2012

YAY I took 4\4..such a great lesson!

Saturday, February 4th 2012

you are excellent please we need more .

Sunday, February 5th 2012

thank you for helping me

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Hi..Sir.. i have a doubt. I passed exam, I have passed exam. When we use this ? what is diffrence between this two words ? Which is correct?. Thankyou.

Monday, February 6th 2012

    First, I am not a “sir”. My name is Ronnie! Sir is only for men!
    You have to say I passed my exam = simple past tense.
    OR I have passed my exam = present perfect. They are both correct!
    We use present perfect if the action is based on life experience and has no time marker. We use simple past for routine actions with a time marker!
    In this situation, I would use present perfect!

    Monday, February 6th 2012

nice video

Monday, February 6th 2012

i really want to improve my english in speaking skills. my yahoo is : inception.life@yahoo.com.vn, awlays welcome ^^

Monday, February 6th 2012

Ronnie thanks your simple explanation really I get lot of words is difficult for me, i am from Somalia teacher Ronnie i want your consultant, I am interest to learn English prefect but there is two barrier for me one is grammatical problem and other accent so how can i solving that problems in a easy steps please advise me.

thanks

Monday, February 6th 2012

    For grammar, you just have to memorize the rules. For your accent, listen and repeat English words, then record your voice so you can hear and improved your accent!

    Monday, February 6th 2012

Mrs.RONNIE.thank you very good.very nice .I wish your teacher.

Monday, February 6th 2012

hi miss ronnie, ah.. its been 2 month i didnt learnt english lesson on engvid.. and i miss u so much…. i have a question. i confused about some words in pronounciation, there are ‘death’,’debt’ and ‘date’.. all sounds similar.. how to distinguish that?

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    Death – de-th (stick your tongue out when you say the “th”.
    Debt – the “b”is silent – det
    Date – day-t

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

thanks alot Miss.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi Miss Ronnie, i wanna thank you for these awesome lessons , you are amazing teacher i really enjoy watching you <3

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Thank you very much Miss Ronnie. I love the way you teaching. I’m from Sri Lanka, but now living in Italy. bye.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

thanks a lot Ronnie, i’m learning with this useful program. your one of the best teacher i ever had………

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi.. It’s me. Suci, a newcomer

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

thank so much

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

hi ronnie my name’s otgoo. I am writing from Mongolian. Do you know my national. I wanna learn language too many. I hope you will help for me. bye see you send me mail ok

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

it was wonderful lesson thanks so much

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Hi Mam Ronnie ,your all videos are awesome ,i understand everything you just teach me through your video so thank you so much Mam and it’s an Pleasure and Honour meeting you on here :)

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Teacher Ronnie you are excellent teaching english, I studied during 6 years and I never saw teacher like you.
Congratulation and sorry because I know to write wrong. Bye

Thursday, February 9th 2012

A day I’m going to study a lesson. Thanks!

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Teacher Ronnie thank you so much your good advice I will hope to make practices a

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Hi,
Could u tell me which of the followings are correct or best than other:
Per to my teacher recom……
As per to my teacher recomendation…

because i found people use both of them

thank you in advanse.

Saturday, February 11th 2012

    Both are strange!
    You can say “As my teacher recommended” OR “According to my teacher!”

    Saturday, February 11th 2012

So this website be very interesting thank you for all =)

Monday, February 13th 2012

Dear Miss Ronnie, Hope your fine and well, Many thanks for sharing all useful information. Can u please give us more information about job interview.
thanks

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
As you described yourself, you are a little bit crazy but actually I like your way of teaching..thank you..I’ve enjoyed the class a lot!

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Hi Ms. Ronnie, how are u? I have a question about this sentence ” I have not decided yet if what i would like for dinner”. Can i use “if” after yet or not necessarily? Please reply.

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

    If = wrong.
    I have not decided yet what i would like for dinner.

    Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Hi Mr Ronnie.
thank you for vedio lessons

Thursday, February 16th 2012

Ronnie your class is cool. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, February 19th 2012

I love your lessons they are great. I would like some writing like short essays with paragraphs, grammar and punctuation.Or short stories, but something show a good writing.

Sunday, February 19th 2012

Mosquito breeding goes on unabated in rural India

The intensified antilarval measures taken up by the civic authorities during the recent outbreak of chikungunya and dengue in the rural India do not seem to have had a positive impact. Several areas continue to be mosquito-breeding centers on a large scale, researchers of the vector Biology and Control laboratory of the Andhra University have found. The laboratory officials found large density of mosquito larvae in the water samples collected from different districts. The samples were taken from East Godavari, Nellore, Srikakulam and areas near by lakes and ponds. The density was 2000 to 2100 larvae per dip of water in these localities on an average while the normal limit is less than 200 larvae per dip of water. Each dip of water contains about 300ml. The uni-dimensional method of using only chemicals to curb mosquito menace, perhaps , was the reason for this , the researchers surmise.
“Instead, an integrated mosquito management using physical, chemical and biological methods should have been taken up. Networking of various agencies involved in the efforts is also crucial. Mosquito control is a continual exercise and results cannot be expected by taking once-in-a-year anti-larval drive” says fellow Researcher with UGC on Vector control K.Hemalatha. The Vector Control Department would be submitting these recommendations in the national-level workshop on Integrated Mosquito Management to be held on Monday through Visakhapatnam municipal Commissioner Ms.Satyavathi.B.
Spreading of mosquitoes in rural Indian and need to have an integrated approach to effectively control the breeding of mosquitoes.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

Modern Indian life

India is a culturally and ethnically diverse nation. In view of rising crime, it causes for several departments of administration of both central and state government have been failed to be vigilant. Many of elected leaders and administrations have been retorting since independence. During elections, voters have been hearing the rumble of wrong promises across the nation.The iniquities of Indian politicians and authorities are a bolt on humanity and it began to poverty and scurried death. The corrupted politicians must be battered in the court of law and according to world lore, the Indian politicians the highest depositors in the Swiss has healing properties.A confrontation between looting political parties and the parties led to a tense situation in all fields of employment and lives of people. Country side did not heed the advice of the others because of their obstinacy. People never dare to bias towards facilitation and development of infrastructure.
India is not only the oldest civilized nation but also mother of several launchers like “Yoga, Kamasutra, gurukula education”. The infrastructure of the rural life such as handy crafts, joint families influenced due to poor administration and unworthy policies. Authorities and elected leaders are making people burst into hysterical tears at the hopeless theories. Youngsters are bickering when they play crucial play in the society due to corruption and crime. How nation could see the pinnacle of the success above their expectations ? Let hope to see the path of climbing Himalayas.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

hi Ronnie
I seek the rules of Words with Silent Letters ,please thx

Saturday, February 25th 2012

    Sorry, there is no way for me to teach you all the rules! I suggest you start by searching for them on the internet! Good luck!

    Monday, February 27th 2012

i like your teaching style

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

hi mam :)
i am adnan from Pakistan.i am really really depress because i failed to pass my English paper continuously second…it will be your favor for me if you put me out from this affliction :'(

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

rooni i really like your teaching way its soo simple im going to give exam of ilets plz pray for me

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

hi mam :)
i am adnan from Pakistan.i am really really depress because i failed to pass my English paper continuously second…it will be your favor for me if you put me out from this affliction :’(

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

    You must try again! Never give up!

    Thursday, March 8th 2012

i don’t know whats going on…i just want that you give me tips,exercises,tests regarding my course please get me out of this trouble… :'(
please help me…i implore you :'(

Friday, March 9th 2012

mam???

Monday, March 12th 2012

NICE VIDEO THANKS

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Dear Ronnie,, I heard u Lecture good way and best way for delivering. Could u give a lecture on hw to write a Persee.

Wednesday, March 14th 2012

    Sorry, I don’t know what a “Persee” is!

    Wednesday, March 14th 2012

how to per size a big paragraph. a summery of any big note.

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Oh…this is new knowledge for me. IThanks a lot.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Thanks ..This is new knowledge foe me.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Remember words easily
What do I do???
If you reached out to people and the best way to upgrade English??? Writing or does not occur again???

Sunday, March 18th 2012

    The best way to remember new vocab. is to review it daily!

    Sunday, March 18th 2012

that is excellent

Friday, March 23rd 2012

This is a very useful and enjoyable lesson , especially I find difficult to pronounce many words in the English . Thankyou

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Hi Ronnie,

It is very helpfull for us and u have very good exp in teaching

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

    sorry i am in offline faster

    Wednesday, November 14th 2012

hello Ronnie,
I have been learning English at school, but nobody has told me that many information as You:)
Thank You very much for Your help!

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank u for this lesson ma’am.

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank you ronnie

Thursday, April 19th 2012

Ronnie this is interesting but I also want to know how spelling single letters in IPA transcription for exsample upsetdown e is ‘schwa’. Thanks for your lessons.)))

Friday, April 20th 2012

Thank you, Ronny. I really do always thought that my favorite magazine Psychology must be pronoced with (psi) as the greek letter.
You are really professional teacher – you can explain everything to everyone in many ways because you really understand it.
I’m really pleased to learn your lessons.
You are the best. But don’t turn up your nose ;)

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    We say it like “sigh”!

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Ronnie that lesson was very informative. What is the rule when you have to pronounce words that have two constants in the middle. I have no problem with compound words, but other words I do with two constants letters that are together. Do you pronounce the first letter in the word or the second letter for example in the word investigate like the letters s and t. How do you determine what letter will be silent. Would you please do some examples and explain and how to use could and would whats the different with those two words. Please respond Thyou

Saturday, April 21st 2012

hi ronnie i have a problem with songs specially rap songs i like to sing with lyrics and i can’t cause its really hard so please can u tell me what i’m gonna do to improve my english correctly :D ?

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

    Don’t listen to rap for grammar. Vocab is OK but NEVER listen to music for grammar! Keep on watching the lessons to help you improve!

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

if i have a teacher like you in childhood i’ll be much much better

Monday, April 23rd 2012

    Thankyou so much Ronnie for your valuable classes… i like fun with studies and i’m sucessfull in that bcz of you,now i’m regular student of you thanks.

    Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thanks for the lesson, Ronnie. I’m sure it helped a lot of people who struggle and/or are learning English. :3

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Thank u for lesson. Questions are: “S” is always silent with letters ‘isl”? If there is any rule in what case letter “t” is silent ? May be when it stays after or together with some other letter(s)? In what words else “t” is silent?

Friday, April 27th 2012

Ronnie, you’re amazing! I like your lessons very much! They are simple and understandable! Thank you! Keep on the good work :D

Monday, April 30th 2012

Thanks Alot it was really helpful..

Monday, April 30th 2012

hi ,, Can i say?
Your shipment is cleared Or your shipment was cleared or your shipment has been cleared
thanks

Saturday, May 12th 2012

    If the shipment was just cleared (at that moment that you are talking) use “is cleared”.
    Was cleared and has been cleared are the same = they mean the shipment was cleared sometime in the past!

    Monday, May 14th 2012

Thnx Ronnie

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Thank you Ronnie

Thursday, May 24th 2012

I think thousands of people have said to you a wonderful
But I will not be added again if
I think you’re passionate about language and teaching
I have loved you much and thank you for the wonderful effort
thanks
keny from cairo

Sunday, May 27th 2012

please I need to know how to improve my writing
pleae i need your advice
thanks
Keny from Cairo

Sunday, May 27th 2012

Great lesson . Thanks Ronnie .

Sunday, May 27th 2012

hi rani,
your voice quality is very good and soften.Every time i feel glad/happy for listen you .

Friday, June 8th 2012

You are so funny Ronnie :)I am 21 years old and I’m Polish but I live in England for 3 years. I learn English at college because I want make my English more fluent. About a half year ago I found yours website and I really like lessons that you participate and I try watching all of them day by day,like today :) thanks for your time and I think that there are no better English lessons in the internet :) they are so helpfull and make me feel more confident with English :)

Saturday, June 9th 2012

    Great!

    Tuesday, June 12th 2012

what is the silent letter of word “work”

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

    None.

    Monday, June 18th 2012

Hello, I only want to tell you all THANKS!!
It’s a great job and you really help a lot of people, even me.
PD: Sorry if I wrote something gramatically wrong, I’m learning =)

Saturday, June 16th 2012

hello mrs,ronnie! i was introduced the website through my friend. i really love it.thanks for giving me the intest in english.
nice to make friends with every one

Monday, June 18th 2012

    OMG.I’m Vietnamese,too.Nice to meet you!How old are you? I’m 13 years old

    Saturday, July 7th 2012

Loved this lesson as all that I saw!Congratulations Ronnie!!!

Monday, June 18th 2012

“abdulrahmannnn” my Skype

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

The second “s” in the word “glass” or other words ending with a double “s” or letter at the end of a word.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

l-i-g-h-t goes below the line

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Hi Ronnie, excuse for my english, but I need to know, how can I do to recongnize the words with silent letters

Thursday, July 12th 2012

why we have different pronunciation of ‘gn’ in ‘sign’ and ‘signature’?

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Dear Lonnie
thnk you so much for engvid.com so i have lot from you but i have some problemwith sentense when i met long sentense i cannot summury that sentense can you help me how to learn
regard
seuth

Thursday, July 26th 2012

very gooooooooood

Sunday, August 5th 2012

how can i contact you i really want to learn English.

Sunday, August 5th 2012

help me to speak english..i’m too weak..

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

hi ronnie . i’m firdaous from algeria .thanks for this useful lesson it was so good .i wanna ask you a question about this lesson i have a difficult in pronouciation of the words which contain the silent letters . so the words that you gave i learnt but there is no rule or something can help me to know if this letter i can say it or no .so i hope that you answer me .good bye.

Friday, August 10th 2012

hi mam..i have a doubt in asking a question..if he is 6th president of a country how should we ask it in a question format..

Monday, August 13th 2012

great Ronnie

Saturday, August 25th 2012

you are my 1st choice

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Hi, Teacher Ronnie the lesson is great
Thanks so much.

Friday, August 31st 2012

Hi, Ronnie mam I am watching your classes, amazing, I am very happy with your lesson, we would like to watch some more and ask some questions. Thank you mam.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Tks Ronnie very good lesson!!!!!!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

you’re pretty creative teacher
you’re my best teacher
i have no words to describe y techniques to hand the lesson!!! Excellent go on what y doing

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Miss Ronnie thank you all the time.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

A little bit difficult but understandble..tanxs alot

Saturday, October 27th 2012

hi RONNIE first i say y are very very fun aften i say what’s does different from hallway and aisle…. i explane better when can i use one or one?

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for your teaching. You are very funy and perfect teacher. please send me your email.I want to invite you to my country.

Monday, November 5th 2012

what is the examples of silent k

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

thank you very much.

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Hi Ronnie,

Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons.You make them so easy to understand and you are the best !!!

Best wishes,

Sither

Sither

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Hello Ronnie my name is djalil and this is a great honor for me to write to you to thank you for your efforts you are already a great stadium, you give us lessons in a funniest and smooth way, well i want to ask you to give us a lesson about writing process and strategies.thank you again;your faithfully .

Saturday, November 24th 2012

i like))

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

i have learned a lot of… thank you very much
))

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

thank you very much)))))

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

I see your website it’s good for Those persons who wants to learn English. I want to joint your online classes What should I do, please, tell me

Friday, November 30th 2012

hi ronnie ;how are you?

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

Pneumatic also has silent p

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

Thank you so much for teach me a English, But i would like to lean is how to reply an email

Friday, December 7th 2012

hi…it’s my pleasure to know about you…so i always have mistake in my spelling ..how can i correct them..and more i have mistake in my grammar sometime i used past to continue ..i can not recognize then sentence which and where i have to u…so please lead me for my correction..i will be thank full to…

Sunday, December 16th 2012

hi Ronny. I’m begining to study. that’s all Iwant to say)))))

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Thank you so much

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

I have spell mistake,and i want pronoun a proper way pls help

Monday, December 24th 2012

I can’t getin why

Thursday, December 27th 2012

Thank ma’am I always say those word wrong and some word I say it right but I never the reason why?

Yours explain is very clear for me THANK!!!

Saturday, January 12th 2013

u r so good in silent letters pls give me a a silent letter of /f/ pls ronnie

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

you are funny :D I love the way you teach :)

Friday, February 8th 2013

I love to learn!

Friday, February 15th 2013

thanks ronnie

Monday, February 18th 2013

hello..
my name is : noureddine, I want ask
teacher
thanks you so much

Monday, February 18th 2013

your cool

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Wooooow really it was useful

Monday, March 4th 2013

You have made it simple and clear :)

Monday, March 11th 2013

hello thicher

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I found all of them.

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thanks Ronnie! Helpful lesson for me.

Friday, July 19th 2013

Ronnie,today is my first time attending your lecture and believe me i have leanrt how to correct my few mistake perhaps, i think i can impact my friends with this package…excellent delivering.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

Hi Ronnie, I´ve learned a lot of new pronounciations´ words today thank to you. You are great teacher, take care and never stop doing this!
Best regards, from Argentina.
Javier.

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

thank you Ronnie…..I got 100 % .

Sunday, September 8th 2013

Hi Mrs Ronnie,thanks for these helpful lessons,I like listening yours so much. I am a universal student in English Department in Cairo Uni., and i have difficulties in Academic writing,could you please do lessons about it.Thanks :D

Friday, November 8th 2013

Dear teacher Ronnie,
Congratulations! Your lessons are whimsical and I learn so much.
Thanks and God bless you and your team!

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

hello mrs.ronnie…
would you tell me what you sad there :”…so lets go d….ing to the firt one…” in the 2nd min of the vidio… i couldn’t follow u…
and i would ask you if you could add subtitle in the vidios… then when we will hear new words we can learn how to write its too… thanks for your great lessons…

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Very nice Ronnie. You are excellent!!!

Monday, January 13th 2014

i got 10! yes!
Thanks you Ms.Ronnie=]

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

really great lesson .
but my questions :
Are there more words have silent letters ?
or these words only !
in case there are more words , how can i teach it in simple way ..
thanks in advance from your efforts .

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Thank you very much!

Monday, July 14th 2014

i like you lessens,you are good teacher

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Very good lesson,Ronnie!!

Friday, September 5th 2014

Thanks a lot my dear for helping people like me to learn English.
Hammed Nawar

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

you are amazing

Saturday, November 1st 2014

Hi Ms.Ronnie!thank you so much.your explanations were great!

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

perfect again.

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

thanks ma’am ronie.. It helps me a lot to pronounce correctly..

Friday, December 12th 2014

Very good lesson Ronnie! Thanks a lot… :D

Friday, December 19th 2014
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