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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.
The newspaper was too expensive and the articles were really boring. I stopped ____________ the newspaper.

Today was a great day. I went for a walk in the park. I stopped ___________________ the roses.

I want to lose weight. I stopped ____________ donuts and cheeseburgers.

I heard some beautiful music coming out of a house. I stopped _____________.

I saw an old friend on the street. I stopped _______________.

I stopped ____________ meat. Now I am a vegetarian.

I am studying really hard today. I need a break. I want to stop _______________.

I stopped _______________ when I was ten years old.

I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired.

If you are lost, stop _____________ directions.


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358 Comments on ““I stopped smoking” or “I stopped to smoke”?”


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It is nice . Thanks

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    thanks teacher… really useful lesson :)

    Saturday, June 8th 2013

thank you so much ,it’s great work

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    Thank you dear Emma
    You help so much!!!

    Saturday, March 8th 2014

Awesome! Voglio piú lessons like that! Ciao cara!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks for this video.

Is shall an outdated word? I don’t remember where,but in one video Ronnie says shall’s an outdated word? Is using shall shows us a person who dwells in the ancient era?

Between,are there any grammatical mistakes in the para i have typed above?

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    HI! Shall I help you ?
    I’ll take the liberty to do so.
    I learned in a book that the word “shall” is still used when you want to ask someone’s opinion about “If or not” you should do something. Ex: Shall I close the windows? Shall we talk in private ?
    And in your paragraph, you may have made some little mistakes.
    I’m not sure but I’ll put in angle quotes what I would write instead.
    Is shall an outdated word? I don’t remember where,but in “a” video Ronnie says shall’s an outdated word”.” “Does” using “the word “shall “show” us “that” a person “” “lives in an acient age” ?
    “Meanwhile”, are there any grammatical mistakes in the paragraph “that” “I” have typed above?
    Using the phrase “dwells in the ancient era?” sounds a little old-school. ^^
    I hope I’ve been of some help.
    Cheers !

    Wednesday, January 16th 2013

      hiya,, I just want to quote one thing , when he said ^in one video Ronnie says^
      you correct to ^ in a video Ronnie says ^ ,typically both of these sentence are proper!!
      “a” and “an” are used with singular indefinite Noun also with “one” it work the same as “a” .
      So there is no mistaken here, methinks .

      Friday, January 18th 2013

    “Shall” is more British and formal. Americans, actually, do not want to use it. Instead of it, they use “should”, and this is fine to me. I don’t use “shall” either. :)

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

hi this was an awesome vedio…i enjoyed a lot

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Really helpful!
I never thought I needed to know that:D
Thanks.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

100%
yeah !!!
\(^^ )/~

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you very much Emma !!!!! I needed it. Thanks for the easy way to understand it. I am german and I visit engVid every day :-) It´s the best side I´ve found to improve my english!!!!! Thanks to all teacher!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    Hi,

    Do you know some similar sites to learn german ?

    Regards

    Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks for this video Emma.
Hope to learn more if possible

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

lesson wonderful, thanks!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

wonderful lesson!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

stopped growing ur hair lol. long hair looks good on u too. thank you 4 be my teacher online take care.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you, Emma!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

100% =D

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you, Emma! It’s was easy with you ;-)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you so much for the instructions,showing how to use the verb in the appropriate time.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

It’s very interesting and easy to understand. I stopped to watch this lesson and I stopped watching another sites:-)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    thanks for this example

    Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thank you,you likes me when you smile

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you madam Emma

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

You are an incredibly great teacher. I was seeing the facebook but i stopped to see this vid.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Emma, thank you very much for the helpful video. I have just one more question. Let’s suppose that I ‘m in a car with a friend and he light up a cigarette. I want him to quit smoking (just for the period whilst we are in the car and not “forever”) , what should I say: “Can you stop smoking please ?” ? and If on the contrary I would like to ask (to my best friend for example) to stop “forever” to smoke, what should I say in that case ? Thank you very much . Bye, Andrea from Milan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    if i were you i would say could you please stop smoking while driving.

    Friday, January 18th 2013

    “Please do not smoke in the car.”
    or if it’s your friend
    “Non fumare nella macchina altrimenti ti lascio a piedi!” xD ahahaha

    Thursday, July 18th 2013

      Hahaha ! …grande wolverine ! pretty good idea

      Thursday, July 18th 2013

Tks Emma. Another great lesson!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

you are nice.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

thanks!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

thank you emma
but i have a quastion about the same point but with the verb want is it the same case or different i want to ask or i want asking
and thank you again

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Emma, I’m in love ;)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you very much

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

10/10 thank you Emma. I’ll never stop to watch your lessons. A virtual flower for you. :-)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    If I may,

    I think you mean I’ll never stop watching your videos.

    Is that correct guys ?

    Wednesday, January 16th 2013

      You are right Carlos!

      Thursday, January 17th 2013

great lesson!!!!
You’re the best teacher!!!
I love you!
thanks!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you, Emma. I stopped making mistakes. :-)Probably.:-) Your lesson is great.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you, Emma. I stopped making mistakes. :-)Probably.:-)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    Sorry, I didn´t stop making mistakes, I have send this comment twice. :-)

    Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you very much!!!
Your lessons are great!!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

I stopped snuggling into my charming wife to do this lesson.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

I stopped to watch video lesson. Thanks Teacher Emma.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    If I may,

    I think you should write : I stopped to watch THE video lesson.
    But if I’m not mistaken, you meant :
    I’ve just finished watching the video.
    In this case we use watching because there’s “just” and “the”

    I’m taking the opportunity to practise and share.
    Cheers.

    Wednesday, January 16th 2013

      right,, you used THE , because It used with definite noun which is ” Emma`s lesson” , so your sentence it more accurate than
      what he said , ^_^

      Friday, January 18th 2013

        this example
        . I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired.

        to swim
        swimming

        I chose ( to swim ) but it was wrong , why ?

        Saturday, January 19th 2013

Hi Emma
I had many things to do this morning but I stopped to see your lesson and I liked it very much.
You’re great!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hello Emma,

Great lesson, I learned something this evening thanks to you.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Very interesting and helpful plus very clear explanation, thank you very much Emma

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you teacher for interesting and useful lesson!
Keep it up!

Fellows, help me to improve my low English-speaking skills.
Here is my Skype ID – jevgeniikyrychyk.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Estupendo video animo que no decaiga los animos.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

In my opinion an easier explanation exist.
You can “to” replace with “in order to”.
I stopped in order to do something, for instance: to smoke.

A gerund works likewise a noun.
Smoking is a bad habit then I stopped smoking.

What do you think about it?

BTW 10 out of 10

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    Smoking isn’t so bad as people say. I’m smoking, and I like it. I really like to smoke sometimes. Why should this be wrong? xD

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

      keep smoking there’s nothing wrong with it, but yellow teeth 4 sure.

      Friday, January 18th 2013

        I have really white and healthy teeth. Why? because I brush my teeth twice a day. Besides, I go regularly to a dentist even if I don’t have any problems with my teeth. I know, I’m a very weird smoker… xD

        Friday, January 18th 2013

          I see, have a nice weekend Morfik.

          Friday, January 18th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks Emma…. you’re nice …. a useful lesson

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

why is it “stop to eat meat”, he s now a vegetarian, no more eating meat, so ?
thx

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you Emma!
It was a very useful lesson.
You are a really great teacher!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Very well explained! Thank you Emma!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

i love engvid so much. it’s help me to improve my grammar and the vdo class it’s seem better than my live class at school.
thanks

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you, I got 100 !!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Nice class. Anyway I have doubts about other verbs differnt of to stop. I would like that someone helps me. Thanks.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

You are load and clear as usual,
Local T rised from -32C up to -5C – nice and warm )))

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    Они в Цельсиях не понимают, переводи сразу в Фарингейты ))

    Friday, February 8th 2013

      согласен ))) но Эмма по-моему в северном Китае сейчас, учит китайский, возможно в Харбине, и Цельсии ей вроде как понятны.

      Friday, February 8th 2013

I LIKE ENGVID AND FELL GOOD FOR STUDYING ENGLISH..THANKS VERY MUCH……………

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Emma! good lesson 9 out of 10 . I have studied verb patterns recently, but I forgot some rules with remember, try and so on. Hope you teach them next time . Thank you indeed.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

It was a wonderful lesson!!! I remember it :D again thanks alot Emma!!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Emma,

Thank you for the lesson. Can you review the part where you explained “I stopped to smoke” sentence? It is confused. Probably the action 1 should be smoke, then stop and then anything else, for example – eat. Otherwise the sentence should be I stoped to walk.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Emma,

In your quiz you have following question:
I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired. The correct answer is swimming. Why? I don’t stop swimming forever. It is just a one time action.
The same problem with question: If you are lost, stop _____________ directions.
Why ‘to get’ a right one? It is recommendation don’t ask directions ever.
Please, give your advise how to differentiate these situations.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    I think, I stopped to swim would correct if the sentence would have been “I stopped to swim at the swimming pool because i was too tired ” instead of “in the pool”.

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

    You were tired, so you stopped swimming and went out the water, or pool, lake, or whatever you were swimming in xD — you simply stopped the activity. Otherwise you would drown. xD

    The second one — try to think about “and” when you want to use an infinitive.

    “If you are lost, stop and get directions.”
    If you try to use “getting” — “If you are lost, stop and getting directions.” — and this sounds awkward. xD

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

      It makes a sense! Thanks!

      Thursday, January 17th 2013

      It makes a sense. Thank you!

      Thursday, January 17th 2013

      you know , I`ve a doubt about this answer !!
      “I stopped to swim in the pool because I was too tired” . methinks its proper , it simply means that I was tried and exhausted, therefore I stopped and get in to the warm water in the pool to relax .^^

      Friday, January 18th 2013

        Don’t try this at home, especially, when you are alone. xD

        Friday, January 18th 2013

          Very funny , I will never be alone for sure I will have companionship . “you know what I mean “. Anyhow, I guess in this meaning the sentence will be correct .

          Friday, January 18th 2013

Thanks Emma. From your good lesson.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you Emma!! could you give me explanation on qeustion 10 why we are using gerund? if you get chance…

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Emmaaaaaaaa Thank you
I didn’t realy know what is the diffrence, but now I got 10/10. Thanks again

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Ema you have displayed a good lesson, so I understand well ,,, thank

Thursday, January 17th 2013

great..tank mrs.emma

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks Emma for this video

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi! Could anybody of Engvid teachers do a lesson about differences in making questions about subject.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

It is really good site,You are great!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Great lesson!

What’s about other verbs?
Is there any difference between the following sentences?
1. I tried to help my sister.
2. I tried helping my sister.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    I would use “tried to help”, but I can’t give you any info about why. I’ve just heard this form many times. I don’t know if “tried helping” is correct.

    There are, however, verbs that you can use both with infinitives and gerunds, for example “like”: “I like to swim.” and “I like swimming.”

    But there are also verbs that require only an infinitive or a gerund, and choosing the second one is wrong. I’m still working on it, and I think that this issue is a little bit complicated and more like prepositions — you have to spend years on it in order to learn how to use verb + gerund or infinitive properly. xD

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

    if u want to use verb tired, u can use like this. I tired of helping her.

    Saturday, January 19th 2013

Today was a great day,I stopped to listen your wonderful lesson!!
Thank you !

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hello Emma.
I love your teaching. I’ve easily understood this lesson, but I’ve got a question for you.
I came across a sentence, in my student book at evening classes, where the verb “like” wasn’t used placing the -ing form after it, but the infinitive. Here’s the sentence:
“John likes to spend his time on holiday looking at old churches.”
I can’t find a “purpose infinitive” in that sentence, like you explained about the verb “stop”.
Could you help me to understand, please?
Thanks a lot,
Renato

Thursday, January 17th 2013

hi emma thank you so much.. :) good information..

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thank you so Much

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you Emma , I used to make mistakes but I stopped making mistakes now , once again thanks a lot .

Thursday, January 17th 2013

that was seriously great lesson. Well done.. I understand clearly. Thank you.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi, Emma. Thanks a lot for your explanations,
I’ve got a question about stop + smoke.
– I stopped smoking.
a) I was smoking a cigarette and I finished doing it because I entered into a closed place.
b) I used to be a regular smoker, and in some point of my life I gave it up. (I didn’t smoke anymore).
What’s the meaning of this sentence?
Thanks!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    It depends. xD

    “I stopped smoking.” — This sentence is very short and there is no time specified. So, if there were, for instance, “I stopped smoking two years ago.”, this would be B answer because you are talking about a specific moment of the past. But you should change “(I didn’t smoke anymore).” to “(I don’t smoke anymore).”

    It also could mean the option A. For example: “I stopped smoking and entered the room”. But if it comes about the A answer, I would rather say “I’ve just stopped smoking” — this means that the cigarette, probably is still smouldering in a ashtray.

    So, as you can see it requires a better insight in the situation that you want to describe.

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

      Thank you very much!
      I figured out something similar, but I was not sure about it.
      I’m Spanish, and we have two different verbs to express this idea:
      – Parar de fumar (stop, but continue in the future).
      – Dejar de fumar (stop, and don’t do it anymore).

      Friday, January 18th 2013

        There is one more thing about that.

        “I’ve stopped smoking.” — This is definitely B answer because in case of perfect tenses, there is no need to give a specific time of an action. So, you’ve stopped smoking, but no one knows when exactly. xD

        Sunday, January 20th 2013

thank u soooooooooo mush for this lession

Thursday, January 17th 2013

hi Emma it s so helpful to meet you through your lessons you are gorgious. could you tell as about give up smoking and stop smoking what s is the diffirence between both structure ? regards
i start being in love with your way to teach i ll finish by loving you person

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank´s Emma, this lesson was a really good tip! :-)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Emma, this is a great lesson. I really didn´t know how to express myself in this case. But I still have doubts about infinitive vs gerund. In those cases as in “like VERB+ing”, or “go VERB+ing”, do they(infinitive and gerund)have the same meaning in this case? I’m waiting your answer.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you so much :)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank u. go on….

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you teacher!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

100% :-)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thnks emma u are agreat teacher

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you teacher

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi, Emma!

Great lesson again!

Greetings from Brazil!!!!!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hi Emma,
Thanking for your kind assistance..

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thank u Emma. Great

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Merci!
Or, Thank you in english!
Muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Nice class. Thank you, Emma.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Oh, thank you Emma.
I misunderstood that it was similar to the usage of “help ving” and ‘help to v”.
This lesson is very useful, since ‘stop ving” and “stop to v” have totally different meanings.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10, your lessons are amazing, thanks Emma

Thursday, January 17th 2013

execellent it is prety easy to understand your lesson i love this page thanks “Emma”

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Dear Emma,
thanks a lot for a wonderful explanation. Good luck to you!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Amazing!… 10 to 10!!.. your lessons are perfects!.. thank you Emma!! ;0)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you. It is helpful.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Danke Emma

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Dear Emma,

very nice sugestion and one more great lesson.

Thank you a lot.

How about preparing a lesson on spoken English?

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks a lot

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Beautiful Emma, it’s amazing how clear your explanation is. Thank you very much for your lesson. I got 100!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Excellent job Emma!Thank you very much!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks Emma

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    Hi Emma How you read this fraction 1/12.5? Thankyou

    Friday, January 18th 2013

thank you so much

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks a lot. It’s was very useful for me

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks for the Video.
it’s was really beneficial.
regards :)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Emma
Is this sentence correct,, This picture is a little bit too much black ”

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    I would use:
    “This picture is a little bit black”
    “This picture is a little bit too black”
    “This picture is a little bit much too black”

    Pay attention to the third one “much too” not “too much”.

    Thursday, January 17th 2013

this example
. I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired.

to swim
swimming

I chose ( to swim ) but it was wrong , why ?

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    When you are tired you won’t go to swim . It’s all about the context , so we should put SWIMMING . ; )

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Hello Mohammed. I had the same problem. The correct answer is swimming. If “you stopped to swim” means you did something before to swim. But, in the sentence, “you stopped swimming” because you’re too tired to keep swimming. I hope you have understood me. Regards from Spain.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot emma that lesson was so useful

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks for your help and suport

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks for your help and support.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thanks a lot

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you Emma!!!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

It is amazing.I never knew. Thanks for the way you explain things naturely. I am astonished. Keep on nurishing us with your marvellous lessons. Thanks

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thank you!!

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thank you very much !

Friday, January 18th 2013

Great!!! =D

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thanks for the lesson. I won’t stop listening to your lessons.

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thank you so much, Emma!!! This lesson was very clarifying.

Friday, January 18th 2013

Hy i’m Hicham
Great lesson, thanks to you.

Friday, January 18th 2013

I Stopped TO … I use this expression when I´m moving for example: walking, riding or driving?

Friday, January 18th 2013

    hi

    Friday, October 10th 2014

i stopped doing infinitive -ing mistake!!!

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thanks Emma!!
you rock!!

Friday, January 18th 2013

Emma you are a wonderful teacher .Your explanations are very clear and simple.
Is it correct to say that in the sentence stopped + infinitive there is a reason why we stopped with the gerand it describes a situation. Thank you.

Friday, January 18th 2013

Dear Mrs. Emma,i think you are a very good teacher.It is so clear that you love teaching and taking care of students.I have understood this from by the way you’re speaking.So thank you very much…:)))

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thanks Emma for this wonderful lesson.

Friday, January 18th 2013

It wasn’t very easy for me but I ‘ve well done the test.

Friday, January 18th 2013

Dear Emma! Thanks for useful lesson but I think the correct answer in the quiz #9 is I stopped to swim in the pool because I was too tired. Am I right about it? Please answer!

Friday, January 18th 2013

excellent lesson

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thank you :D

Saturday, January 19th 2013

I have got 100. Thanks so much Emma! I love you

Saturday, January 19th 2013

great lesson thx

Saturday, January 19th 2013

thank you very much

Saturday, January 19th 2013

I got 10 correct. Thanks for great expression and all free lessons.

Saturday, January 19th 2013

very useful lesson! thank you Emma!

Saturday, January 19th 2013

Great lesson. We want more.

Saturday, January 19th 2013

hi, you are the best teacher. The explanation is so clear, i easily understand it and hope i use them in my everyday conversation.

Saturday, January 19th 2013

By the why, is there somebody wants practice with me. My level of English is not good but also not bad. Guys Lets talk on skype. I’m Gulmira from Uzbekistan this is my Skype Id guli.akhmet.

Saturday, January 19th 2013

teacher why here is I stopped swimming because I was tired. he or she was swimming in the pool then he realize that he is tired. then he may use I stopped to swim because i was tired. this one is correct? Why not?

Saturday, January 19th 2013

I’ve stopped watching the video to give you my gratitude. Thank you so much Emma :)

Sunday, January 20th 2013

    hi, Emma. Lets talk English voice or video chat?

    Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thank you very much Emma :)

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thank you Emma

Sunday, January 20th 2013

So wonderful , amazing lesson from you .
Emma , you are great teacher . i am following your lessons .

Sunday, January 20th 2013

thank you teacher. It help me a lot :)

Sunday, January 20th 2013

I stopped dating my ex boyfriend. It means that I can meet somebody else. Wow thats great to use this word.
I stopped to buy some water because i was thirsty.
I stopped to buying clothes because Im in broke.

Sunday, January 20th 2013

    Hi Gulmira,

    Thank you for your examples. Your first two sentences were good, but the last one should be “I stopped buying clothes because I’m broke.” :)

    Friday, February 15th 2013

Excelent!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thank you so much Emma, I think this lesson very important for we and you told very well :)

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank u Emma

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thank you very much Emma! It helped me.
I had a mistake at 9. I thought someone is swimming in the pool and after a moment he stopped to swim because he was too tired.
In that case, how I have to say?

Sunday, January 20th 2013

thanks a lot . You are amazing teacher. :)

Sunday, January 20th 2013

It a hell is awesome from thailand.

Monday, January 21st 2013

amazing .. this the first website that i can study English language easily .
so thanks alot …

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thank you Emman.
See you in next sections!!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thank you . I wanna ask you a question What’s the difference between come back , come along come out and come over If you have time to explain it to me I would be so delighted And thanks again

Monday, January 21st 2013

That is a great lesson, very useful to practice in a informal conversation and in academic life. ;D ..

Monday, January 21st 2013

In fact I thought the two sentences have the same meaning but due to ur help i understood it , thank you Emma .
One thing about the Nineth sentence (I stopped swimming Because I was tired) he was tired while swimming then he decided to stop fr while ,why u didn’t use I stopped to swim?
Thank u again

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thank you Emma. Please teach us “Does not make sense” and “Make(s) sense”. When will we use it? What is the difference between it?

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi,
What is the different between following:
I stopped to smoke
I stopped for smoking

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi,how are you?
you are a great teacher
I like your lesson
Thank you so much.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Thank you for your comment sovannaranou!

    Friday, February 15th 2013

Thank you very much = )

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

I really want to thank you for all of your lesson!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you for explaining!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hello Emma! I’m Charles from Venezuela, thank you so much. I was a great lesson and now I understand clear when someone say to me “I stopped smoking” jejeje. I want to study english in canada in order to get my toelf certificated and I’d like to know you and all of the ENGVID team too. God Bless You.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    jejeje I made a mistake. “It was a great lesson”. If I made another one, please tell me. Thanks

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

yes Thank you i stopped here to learn English

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hello Emma. I’ve done the quiz and I have a question for you. The sentence “I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired.” According to quiz, the correct answer is “swimming” but I think is “to swim” because you stop to swim when you are tired. You don’t stop to swim forever! I would like to know your opinion about this sentence. Thank you and regards from Spain.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    Hello again. I found out what was my mistake. In fact the correct answer is “swimming” because if you stop to swim means that before to swim, you were doing something different like walking, eating, etc. In that sentence, the meaning is different. You stopped swimming because you’re tired. Now, I understood the sentence. I hope you understand my explanation because I’m a beginner student and I don’t know if my grammar is correct. Newly, thank you and regards from Spain.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

It’s very helpful thanks a lot ^_^

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

I enjoyed the lesson, I’m gratefully.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thanks a lot :D

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you

Friday, January 25th 2013

great job

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Great emma

i can understand everything

thank you very much

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Emma .. YOUR lessons are really amazing .thanks a lot for that great job.. but i see that you focused on the verb (stop) only .. can’t we use other verbs in the same way like: (stand) .. so i can say( I stood up to carry the box) 1- sit 2- stand 3- carry .and ( i stood up carrying the box)1- carry 2- stand.

Saturday, January 26th 2013

    Gerunds (verb + ing) and infinitives (to + verb) are painful for most students to learn because you have to memorize the rule for each verb.

    I focused on the verb “stop” in this video because it is one of the most confusing ones.

    Here is a video that may help you with other verbs:

    http://www.engvid.com/gerund-or-infinitive/

    Friday, February 15th 2013

thank emma

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Thanks a lot!

may be .. a day…finally I will be learn English

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Awesome Possum!

Sunday, January 27th 2013

I really like what you are doing here. Your work is of the greatest help to the teacher and student. I really enjoy it! I wish you every success.

Monday, January 28th 2013

Very nice Ema… thank you!

Monday, January 28th 2013

thank thank thank. i lake you ,…………………..

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thank you so much . Emma

Monday, January 28th 2013

thankes for you

Monday, January 28th 2013

hii ! Emma

ı think so… ı stopped learning this subject.. thank you very much indeed..

Monday, January 28th 2013

Smply Awesome.. fnly i learnd Infitive and Gernd..

Tks 2 much,
Fazal

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

quite helpful

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

thank you Emma

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Hi Emma,
I have a question for you. Is there any difference between the following senteces?
I decided to ask for directions.
I decided asking for directions.
Thanks, Richard.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

    “I decided to ask for directions” is correct. The verb “decide” is followed by to + verb.

    Here are some more examples:

    I decided to buy some ice cream.
    I decided to move to Las Vegas.
    I decided to marry my best friend.

    Friday, February 15th 2013

      very very very thanks Emma.

      Wednesday, May 1st 2013

thanks Emma
great lesson

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

it was very easy because of your help thank you and keep going. I have been in USA for two years and I never speak English before thank u again

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

Hi everybody! I took the quiz which is about infinitive and gerund but I don’t understand clearly.
Who wants to explain to me ;
9. I stopped ___________ in the pool because I was too tired.
I clicked on to swim but it is not true. I thought that If I can take a rest , I will continue on. I am so tired ok but it is not meaning of give up.
Help please
Thanks.

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

    In my opinion swim need more energy and makes somebody feel tired, so the right answer is ” swimming” . I think the first action is the cause of second action :). CMIIW

    Thursday, January 31st 2013

    hi,hallelujah.ıf you are tired,you don’t want to swim.you stop swimming in the pool .ın your opinion is that ı stopped to swim in the pool because ı was too tired.this means that (for example) you want to swim in the pool but you are reading book.then, you want to swim in the pool.you give up reading book in order to swimming in the pool.I hope you understand my writing.

    Thursday, January 31st 2013

      I got it , thanks ;)

      Thursday, February 14th 2013

        Many students seemed to have problems with this question. These guys answered it well! Thank you!

        Friday, February 15th 2013

    I stopped swimming as I got tired of that.

    Monday, February 4th 2013

waaw, it’s very clear :). im very appreciate for the teacher, good job.

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Dear Emma:
This is a good lesson. For me It has been some difficult.
I do not undestand what is the exactly meaning of these sentences:
“I stopped to smoke” (stop to smoke for one moment?)
“I stopped smoking” (the meaning is: To quit to Smoke?
I will appreciate your attention.

Thursday, January 31st 2013

    “I stopped to smoke” means “I stopped doing something to have a smoke”, and “I stopped smoking” does “I quit (gave up) smoking”=)

    Monday, February 4th 2013

      Exactly.

      I stopped to smoke means I was doing something else (maybe walking), and I stopped what I was doing to light up a cigarette. In this example, I am smoking.

      I stopped smoking means I quit smoking or I stopped the action of smoking. In this example, I am not smoking.

      Friday, February 15th 2013

You are the best!!!

Friday, February 1st 2013

thank you Emma

Friday, February 1st 2013

Thanks a lot

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

my frengy emma, thankiu very nach.
congratulation.
drauzio canellas-bçlivia

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

10 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

i find everything interesting here..

Friday, February 8th 2013

i thought they have same meaning, thank you emma

Friday, February 8th 2013

must say thanks.
I stopped —— in the pool because i was so tired.

swimming /to swim

i thought (to swim) is the right answer. but tern out (swimming) is the correct answer. I am puzzled!!

Saturday, February 9th 2013

    Hi … Pervert?

    Thanks for your question!

    The clue in this sentence is “because I was so tired”. Swimming involves a lot of work, so if someone gets tired, they would probably stop swimming and rest.

    Alternatively, I could make a sentence like “It was hot, so I stopped to swim in the pool.” In this case, because it’s hot, I stop what I’m doing and start swimming in order to cool down.

    Friday, February 15th 2013

Hi emma you do not know how much you help me with this topic, I was asking many teachers, friends but they can not explain me..You are an angel for people like me…. Thank you so much

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Hi Emma you do not know how much you help me with this topic, I was asking many teachers and friends,but they can not explain me..You are an angel for people like me…. Thank you so much.

Saturday, February 9th 2013

thank you Emma,

I found your lesson most helpful, I got 10 correct.

Monday, February 11th 2013

Wow ,very great lesson ,with mathematical demonstration too !!!

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Thank you for great lesson. I got 10 correct.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident, and I’m stunned why this twist of fate did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

Friday, February 15th 2013

Emma, I appreciate your lesson a lot. Thanks to you I’ve understood that difference perfectly. Have a great day.

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thanks Emma! I got 9/10.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Stop to listen to Emma’s lessons and you won’t stop improving your english. ;-)

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Emma’s lessons are very important and more than anything in English.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

I stopped watching the video to thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Nice video
Thanks ^_^

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Thanks for this video Emma. It is very clear. I got 10/10. I hope I will stop DOING this kind of mistakes now! By the way it is the first time I understand the difference between infinitif and gerondif.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

100… Thanks a lot..

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

it’s really great, I learn’t alot and got 100% marks in test. I like this website, I’ve learnt many things. English is my second language. great job done by you

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Thank you so much, Emma!! Finaly, after many years, I’ve understood it!!

Sunday, March 10th 2013

Amazing, Thank you. :)

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thanks Emma. you really improves my English language.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hi Emma. Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, March 16th 2013

100..Thanks Emma;)

Saturday, March 30th 2013

Thanks Emma !

Sunday, March 31st 2013

Good exercise. I recommend doing.

Monday, April 1st 2013

thank you so much ,
i have question, and i’m hoping you answer it.

I’m looking forward to finish / to finishing this exercise.
what should I pick out and why.

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

It’s great, thank you! :)

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thanks for a great lesson. such a wonderful comparison!!!! you are the best Emma!!!))))

Monday, April 8th 2013

Thanks a lot emma that lesson was so useful
The quiz also

Monday, April 8th 2013

hi Emma,
thanks for this lesson,i have just one issue that if this method is true or no for any verb else th
thanks forward

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

hi emma..

thank you alot , becuase i was need this rule .. :) .. all my problems with verbs .. so thank you <3' ^_^

Saturday, April 20th 2013

please,explain about the pool

Saturday, April 20th 2013

thx emma!

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

Thanks Emma really nice your explanation. I ask, If you could make another video (or videos) explain the use of the following verbs: remeber, forget, regret and trying (infinitive an gerund)

I’m waiting for yout performance

Friday, April 26th 2013

Thanks Emma. I have very clear the dierences.very useful video.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013

thank you very much you the best techer in world

Sunday, May 5th 2013

Hi Emma, thank you very much for the helpful video soooooooooooo benefit
really I got it

Monday, May 6th 2013

dear Emma, this is awesome. Keep doing the great works for the future too…

Monday, May 6th 2013

100% ! Thanks Emma!

Saturday, May 11th 2013

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

Thanks a lot for your help.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Emma are the best teacher. 100 % I got again. I don´t want stopped learning by you.

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

thanks a lot :)

Monday, June 3rd 2013

it’s hard to me to do “i stopped smoking”, cause i was addicted. I wish i don’t do that anymore. Thanks for your great teaching emma! :)

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Thank you very much

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

Emma, You are simply amazing! I’ve got the differences for the first time. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

The best lesson forever,,,thank you :D

Thursday, June 6th 2013

thanks Emma.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

It ‘s really~~useful, U are a amazing and patient teacher, I’m really fascinated with your way of teaching, keep going :)

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

Very clear explanation

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Very helpful lesson Emma !!Thanks a lot.

Monday, June 24th 2013

Emma Thanks:I study many years english and I always am not sure the way I use the verbs and correct sentences,the way you teach is very very new for me and exteremly helpful to me,thanks.I find a sense of confident now that i had not befor ,thanks again.Masoud

Thursday, July 4th 2013

100% thank you so much .

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

it is realy useful lesson!!! thank you dear teacher)))

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

7. I am studying really hard today. I need a break. I want to stop _______________.
to check my email
checking my email

if you check personal email the right choice may be “to check my email”

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

Thanks for everything , Whole videos in here are so usefuly

Thursday, August 1st 2013

THANK YOU SO MUCH :)

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Emma, it was really great! Thank you

Friday, August 9th 2013

8:56 minuet makes me stopped making mistakes in Infinitives and Gerunds >> Thanks (:

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Thank you very much

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Thanks Emma.I really appreciate for your help with this.I am going to take an ESL TEST and my weakness lies in reading.Would you mind help me and others,who are on the same boast as i am,with reading comprehension.Thanks in advance

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Very good lesson

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Thanks a lot Emma. I stop reading Vietnamese magazines.

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

It is very impotent to improve language.Thank you very much mam

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

Looks like the same meaning but now I understand. Thanks Emma
for this lesson!

Monday, September 16th 2013

how can we speak work and walk teacher? i cant
distinguish.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

oh…thank you.your lesson is very good.

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Emma
I stopped to watch your class. Good hints!
Thank you

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Wow, this was really helpful video. I actually did’t understand it, but now I do. Thank you, Emma!

Saturday, October 5th 2013

Thanks Miss Emma.The lesson is very helpful .

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Thanks a lot Emma, you’re amazing!!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you Emma. This lesson is great.

Saturday, October 26th 2013

You´re a terrific teacher!
Can i use it for all verbs?
Thanks!

Saturday, November 30th 2013

WOW! I have 10 right answers from 10! It is great! Thank very much, Emma!

Sunday, December 1st 2013

Sorry, ‘Thank you very much, Emma!’

Sunday, December 1st 2013

wow….i got it

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

It is very good, thank you EMMA

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

It is very good, thank you EMMA.

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Very intersting
thanks you emma

Friday, December 27th 2013

I cannot understand the lesson then also thanks, I got 40%.

Friday, January 10th 2014

You don’t even know but I love you! :) I’m taking Ielts exam next Saturday and I’ve improved a lot with your lessons…keep us always updated, please =)

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thanks, I got 100

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Excellent lesson!! That was something very confused to me.
Really helpful =)

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thanks a lot ! It becomes clear when U point out difference in meaning with ACTIONS ! First attempt my score was 80. Now I`m going to work with mistakes

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thanks Emma!! I understood it very much ;)

Friday, February 21st 2014

Nice lesson Emma. Thank you very much :)

Monday, February 24th 2014

Thanks for this video Emma. I hope to learn English!

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Dear Emma ,
Can I ask you that “. Don’t stop to look up many new words in the dictionary. If you stop often for new words, you will read slowly and forget the story .

Does It mean ?
1.you should stop looking up new words in dictionary or
2. you should look up new worlds in dictionary ???

My friend said it mean I should stop looking up new words in dictionary .
I’m confused now!!

Thank you

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

I stopped to watch Emma’s English lesson while I was playing game.

I stopped playing game while I was watching Emma’s English lesson.

Thanks Emma. Got 100%

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

You are my vevorte teacher

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Thank you Emma~ God bless you^^

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you much Emma,

Friday, March 21st 2014

Emma, this class is great as well as your
old-school sweater :) Thanks, I am longing for your further lessons!

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

your pronunciation is easy to understand.

Monday, March 31st 2014

Thanks Emma! your voice is always so sweet ^ ^

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

I scored 100%
Emma, you are number one!

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

I learn a lot of knowledge from your video.
Thank you,Emma.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Good work, thank you

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Hi!
Please, help me to understand defense between next two sentences.
‘l love hating you’ & ‘i love to hate you’

Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Thank you.

Friday, June 13th 2014

Thanks EMMA…I got 90%.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thanks, Emma. Very useful

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Thanks, Emma. You`re amazing!

Saturday, July 19th 2014

Thanks.

Monday, July 21st 2014

ok but in this ex. what should i choose:
mom: why are you home so late?
son: I stopped (chatting/to chat) to Sally and I lost track of time.

Thanx

Sunday, August 24th 2014

Thanks Emma , may I know what is the different between good in and good at English?

Monday, August 25th 2014

Thanks a lot teacher ! Usefull lesson, i got 100%

Monday, September 15th 2014

Great lesson Emma , many thanks , just now I understand the deferences between them , I used to mix them up while I was speaking . I got 9/10

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thank you Emma great lesson.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thank you Emma,you’re really great teacher and full fill my knowledge till I can’t stop watching your lesson VDO

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
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