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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.
Can you run down to the market _______________?

The package was delivered _____ the head office last week.

Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning.

Please ask the front desk ________ call us at 3:00 a.m. to make sure we wake up.

Please ask the concierge _______ some maps of the city.

Daniel: "Don't you just love sitting on the beach doing nothing?"
Josh: "Oh yeah. I could get used ______ this."

Mordechai: "What is this used _______?"
Shannon: "Cutting things. It's called a knife."

Henry: "Mrs. Henry is always nice to us. We should do something nice ______ her."
David: "I know; let's get her tickets to the opera. She'll love that."

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you ________ a special evening at the theater to celebrate our premiere.

Jod: "I can't accept this. It's too expensive."
Zod: "I bought it ______ you because I love you."


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425 Comments on “TO or FOR? Prepositions in English”


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nice lesson Adam…
Do you mind telling me the difference between these two sentences. (They seem to me pretty much same in meaning)
1) Can you run down to the market for getting some bread?
2) Can you run down to the market to get some bread?

Monday, November 18th 2013

    I’m not really sure which sentence is correct:
    -They seem to me…..
    -They seem for me….. or maybe
    -It seems for me?
    Probably , the fourth possibility is really good :D

    Monday, November 18th 2013

      I use “seem” + “to”.

      Wednesday, November 20th 2013

      Hi Kroy,

      ‘It seems to me’ is the correct form. After seems you would only use a ‘to’ to suggest a subjective opinion.
      Otherwise, you can say ‘it seems too difficult for him (to do)’ which implies that ‘it seems (to be) too difficult for him…’

      Hope that helps.

      Saturday, November 30th 2013

        hi Adam! :) thank you for your lesson! ^_^
        i have just read this sentence on FB. “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”
        :/ i thought it was “for” instead of “to” :/

        Monday, December 16th 2013

        hi adam, i have some questions? what is correct;
        congratiolations to both of you…or
        conratiolations for both of you…tnanks!

        Saturday, March 8th 2014

        nice lesson. splendid explanation, I have no questions. Listening to your speaking I love the language more and more..thank you so much.)

        Wednesday, April 30th 2014

          Where are you from?

          Sunday, January 25th 2015

          you are right armine it was a nice lesson i was on a confuse to get the difference between For and To .

          Saturday, January 2nd 2016

    Hello Aleesh. 2nd sentence is correct, whereas 1st one is incorrect. Since getting some bread is a specific action, we must put it as can you go to the market to get some bread.Here are examples for general actions for which we can use two ways you mentioned before.
    1. This heater is to keep/ for keeping the plants warm in winter.
    2. This machine is used to cut/ for cutting plastic.I think this will help you.

    Monday, November 18th 2013

      Good answer Oshada.

      Just wanted to mention that in sentence 1, the ‘used’ is understood but not necessarily expressed.
      :)

      Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Thanks…your reasoning sounds good and valid!

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

    Hi Aleesh,

    The answers you’ve received from the others are correct. I’ll just add that you want to use ‘to’ with a verb and ‘for’ with a noun. In that case you would say:

    1) Can you run down to the market for some bread?
    2) Can you run down to the market to get some bread?

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Thanks Adam for your kind response…but your additon that says “use ‘to’ with verbs & ‘for’ with nouns” has really raised another query in my mind which compels me to ask you a questoin.
      Isn’t “getting” a noun (gerund-a type of noun)?

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

    the both sentences are correct. thts about the english style .

    Friday, April 25th 2014

    Aleesh, take out the verb GETTING and let only the noun.
    TO GET in infinitive tense say exactly the same FOR SOME BREAD, in different way.

    Look at this:
    I GO OUT TO RUN
    I GO OUT FOR RUNNING
    The verb is the last word of the sentence.

    Sunday, January 25th 2015

    I also need to know… because I did wrong.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Imagine this situation: you go to the store to buy a computer (to do something) or to steal it. :) but you go to the store for bread (for is used to benefit) or you went to the bank FOR MONEY (because you want to benefit). Does it make sense now? :-) when you transfer something use TO, when you benefit use FOR.

Monday, November 18th 2013

    Good points :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks a lot Adam.
why the third question’s answer is “for”!?
“arrived” is an action and you is kind of destination!!?
Could you please explain this more.
Thanks in advance

Monday, November 18th 2013

    This is a “point out recipient” situation when the verb, not the preposition should be concerned. If you substitute “was” for “arrived” and the sentence still sounds logical, you have no action: “Linda, this package was for you…” Hope this helps.

    Monday, November 18th 2013

    Hi Sar.ra,

    Lfabian gave a good answer. Think of this:

    ‘This package was delivered to you’ vs. ‘I have a package for you.’
    In the first sentence, you have a destination. In the second, you have a recipient.

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thank you so much Adam.

Monday, November 18th 2013

I got 10/10. Very nice lesson, thank you a lot!

Monday, November 18th 2013

I’m still confused in some situation, but better than before. lol. thanks for ur teaching. i’ll practice more.

Monday, November 18th 2013

i got 9/10. thank you so much Adam. You are a great teacher.

Monday, November 18th 2013

It’s really confusing! So, I got 8! :(

Monday, November 18th 2013

    what a coincident i also got 8.
    but you know it’s little bit confusing, we have to watch the lesson some more times so we can properly understand it.but you know it’s kinda important lesson. well, adam is one of my favourite teachers on Engvid.

    whose your?

    Well my real name is SURAJ and i’m from INDIA.
    PLEASE DO REPLY MY COMMENT IF YOU READ THIS!

    WISH YOU A VERY-VERY GOOD DAY!

    Wednesday, November 20th 2013

      Hi, Suraj! I always confuse TO and FOR…:) You are right, it’s a very important lesson… And Adam is also one of my favourites, but to be honest, I really love all of them! All the best to you, EngVid mate! :)

      Wednesday, November 20th 2013

        Well, i got you reply,Janilza.
        Hope you’re doing well.
        Hey could you count some festivals of your country and please also describe how are they celebrated[don’t worry in short].

        Some of my country festivals are below :

        Festivals Celebrating rules

        1- DIWALI[DEEPAWALI] CELEBRATED WITH
        CANDLES,WE PUT
        CANDLES OR EARTHEN-
        LAMS ON EVERY
        CORNER OF OUR HOUSE.

        2- HOLI CELEBRATED WITH
        COLORS[COLOURS].
        PEOPLE APPLY
        COLORS ON OTHERS.
        WELL, IF I MEET YOU
        ON THIS DAY I’LL
        definitely APPLY
        COLORS ON YOU[NOT
        THAT MUCH]

        3- RAKHI[Rakshabandhan] SISTERS BIND RAKHI
        ON BROTHERS
        HAND[LEFT] AND WE
        ALSO GIVE SOME
        present TO OUR
        SISTERS THIS IS
        KINDA SPECIAL
        FESTIVAL IF IT’S
        CELEBRATED WITH
        TRUE EMOTION.

        4- DURGA POOJA IN THIS FESTIVAL
        PEOPLE WORSHIP
        goddess DURGA
        [goddess HAVING SO
        MUCH POWER]
        WE ALSO KEEP BIG-
        BIG STATUES OF
        MA[MOTHER] DURGA
        ON SOME PLACES IN
        THE CITY AND YOU
        KNOW THIS FESTIVAL
        IS CELEBRATED BY
        ALL
        HINDUS SOME MUSLIM
        PEOPLE ALSO
        CELEBRATE IT
        ALONG WITH HINDUS.
        MA DURGA IS
        WORSHIPED FOR NINE
        DAYS.WELL, MA DURGA
        IS WORSHIPED
        THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
        BUT AGAIN THIS IS
        KINDA SPECIAL NINE
        DAY FESTIVAL IN
        WHICH MA [MOTHER]
        DURGA IS worshiped.
        AND YOU KNOW THESE
        NINE DAYS ARE CALLED
        NAVARATRI[IN
        OUR LANGUAGE’HINDI’]

        DEAR Janilza THERE ARE MANY FESTIVALS CELEBRATED IN INDIA BUT ABOVE ARE SOME IMPORTANT ONE .

        THIS THE MY BIG COMMENT EVER ON ENGVID.

        Janilza, TELL ME SOME OF YOUR COUNTRY festivals.

        WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND HAVE A ENJOYFUL DAY!

        Thursday, November 21st 2013

          Thanks for all this information, Sonu…India is a country really rich in culture! In Brazil there are many dates to celebrate, but to me the most inportant are Christmas and New Year (in December), Carnival (February) and the “Saint John’s Parties”( June and July)! It’s difficult for me to describe them because I’m not that good in English (yet)! But usually in Brazil we celebrate with much food, dance and prayers! We also use typical clothes in some of these events! Well, I hope you like my reply… Best regards!

          Thursday, November 21st 2013

          ya i very much liked it but you look like lazy person.

          because you don’t wanna write that much.

          just kidding, i don’t mean it. i mean i just wrote it for making you laugh.

          You know my my real name is SURAJ but SONU is also fine.My family call me ‘SONU’.

          Do you know what does ‘SURAJ’ mean.
          Well, i’m telling you- it means ‘sun’

          SURAJ= SUN

          HERE IN INDIA PEOPLE NAME THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER
          WITH MEANINGFUL NAME [IT’S NOT 100./. BUT NORMALLY]

          what about in your country.

          ya one more thing i’d like to know – what your name mean is?

          and of course have a good one!

          Thursday, November 21st 2013

Well, I’ve got 90 without watching it. I think it’s a quite good mark having in mind that prepositions are not that easy.

Monday, November 18th 2013

Thank you Adam for this lesson.
I got 8 correct out of 10.
:)

Monday, November 18th 2013

Thanks for the lesson. I got 100% correct. But I don’t understand the active voice in one of sentences on the quiz: “Linda, this package arrived for you this morning.” Should it be “..was arrived..”? Please do correct my writing.

Monday, November 18th 2013

    Hi Lfabian,

    How about ‘This package came for you.’? Same as arrived but different word (synonym). That is because there is no agent acting on the package. I would however say ‘This package was delivered (to you).’

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

many thanks

Monday, November 18th 2013

During the Vietnam war,people said:{G I go home}I know go is a verb of movement and home is destination,why don’t we say go to home instead go home,please give further explanation.

Monday, November 18th 2013

    Hi Cuong ta,

    Excellent question. ‘Home’ is an exception because it is not a place, but an idea. “Go back to your country.’, or ‘ I need to go back to my house.’ would use the ‘to’ because these are physical locations.

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

I got 9 of 10
the 6th question i thought that after the verb (used)the preposition should be (for) if the word after it is noun and should be (to) if it’s verb
Now i knew that i was wrong
Thanks Adam

Monday, November 18th 2013

Another great lesson. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

What is the right use of: it’s new to me? or it’s new for me? Thanks

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Mickey,

    This is a tough one. I can’t say that my answer is definitive, but I’ll suggest my thinking on it:

    It’s new to me– When i am immersed in(surrounded by) a new situation, such as the first few weeks of a marriage, or a recently gained position of power, I would say it’s all so new to me, I don’t know how I should feel.

    It’s new for me– This is when I am active in a new task, that is, doing something new, like learning a new computer program or managing a department I might not be qualified to manage, I would ask those around me to ‘please be patient, this is all new for me, I still have much to learn.’

    hmmm… not sure if the distinction is all that clear. Let me know.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      hmm.. not sure
      Your opinion is clear. Please continue this lesson with more sentences. You can repeat the answers from the comments above.
      I really appreciate your explanation and presentation. Please continiue this topic. It is not easy for us.
      Best wishes to you.

      Sunday, May 4th 2014

      hmm.. not sure
      Your opinion is clear. I really appreciate your explanation and presentation. Please continiue this topic. It is not easy for us.
      Best wishes to you.

      Sunday, May 4th 2014

      Hi, Adam! Thanks for all lessons from you…
      You’re right when you says ‘not sure if the distinction is all that clear’. In my opinion, it’s not clear at all.

      Wednesday, May 14th 2014

      Ronnie has explained this subject using other support to distinguish TO and FOR.

      TO used in case of transference, exchange something.
      FOR use in case of something good or benefit.

      Sunday, January 25th 2015

Thanks Adam for a useful lesson. I got 8/10.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

If you study again you’ll get better marks. I have got 10 of 10 In the second tray.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Good stuff Ibrahim :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Thanks Adam. Obtaining good marks is due to better understanding of your lesson.

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

very usefull lesson igot 10 out of 10

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

I got 5 correct out of 10 :( I was really confused.
Never give up! Thank you Adam :)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

I have a question about “Mrs.Henry is always nice to us”.Probably “he is nice” is similar to ” he acts nicely”, and is like an action directed to us. (In my language we say “He is nice with us”- I don’t know why, but I am used to it)
Thank you!

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Arinamg,

    Not actually sure what the question is :), but think of ‘be’ verbs as equal signs (=). Mrs. Henry is nice— Mrs. Henry = nice. ‘to us’ just suggests who she chooses to be nice to.

    Not sure if I got your gist, but hope that helps anyway.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      No.My question was why : is nice “to” us. Because you said that we use “to” to express the direction of an action.And “is nice” is not really an action.But I understand that is like an action directed to us.(It just sounds a little weird to me, because in my language we use “with” in this situation)
      It was more a comment than a question.I hope I’m more clear now :) Thank you!

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

        I get it :) thanks

        Sunday, December 1st 2013

recepient?you’re wrong.that’s recipient,isn’t it?

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Tngan,

    It is recipient. Not sure where the mistake occurred, but it was unintentional.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thank you. I got 9.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Wonderful!
Thank you so much.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thank you Adam for a new lesson
I have to work with prepositions

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thank you teacher

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

only 50%, i have to study better perposition
:-(

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

This really amazing I have got the most benefits on your site please keep going
this information is extremely new for me thank you so much.
waiting for more from you. :)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Great lesson Adam!

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Tank you
I got 90%

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Hello, Adam!
Thanks for your another great lesson. I do really appreciate your teaching methods. But having watched this video, a question occured to me: should we say convenient to\for you. And why?
Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Gustav,

    Mostly i knowit as ‘convenient for’ you, in that is makes life easier for you. However, convenient can also mean close to you (that is, in terms of distance.) In this case it is convenient to you.
    Your house is five minutes away from work–it’s convenient to you. And your boss allows you to make your own schedule according to the times that are convenient for you.

    Does that help?

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Yes! Thank you for your comprehensive explanation!

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

Thank you for the great lesson:)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

I confused about Used To/Used for :(

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Nurmala,

    Used to do
    Used for doing.

    A knife is used to cut vegetables (with).
    A knife is used for cutting vegetables.

    The only difference is that I added the extra preposition (with) at the end of the ‘used to’ sentence, but they mean the same.

    Used to can also mean get accustomed to , or describe a past habit. Many people prefer used for to avoid the risk of a misunderstanding..

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks Adam,
I would like to talk to other people via skype in english. When somebody is intrested please contact me.. rokocoko@o2.pl

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    hey dude add me on skype to practice and help each other my Skype ID is ginito15 , and I hope to talk to you soon

    Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

It’s really interesting to learn with a terrific teacher. Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

I don`t understood `get used to`, except for I get 90 %

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

thanks Adam
interesting

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

GOOD LESSONS

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thank you Adam,
your lesson was very interesting.
I got 7/10

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

I got 9/10 almost perfect.Really useful, thank!

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

8/10
The package was delivered _____ the head office last week.
I think I can use “for” in this situation as well because “the head office” is a noun. But why the answer is “to”?
——————–
Thanks Mr.Adam, this lessen is very important for me since I got confused for so many times and I just used them based on what people says before this lesson. So I can refer to this video when I trying to say the sentence next time. :)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Bian Lei,

    The answer here is ‘to’ because a delivery has a destination, so the ‘to’ shows direction; it’s not an infinitive ‘to’. Also head office can’t receive the package.

    Does that help?

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Oh, yeah~ Thanks!

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

      It depends, if the the delivered package was from the head office to … anybody or any place, or from any place to the head office.
      ????
      What’s the difference if there is.
      Thanks

      Thursday, April 9th 2015

excellent class, I just didn’t understand the end, but it’s ok! =D

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    WHAT I THINK IS THAT THE MOST NUMBER OF US HAVE NOT UNDERSTOOD IT PROPERLY. I THINK WE NEED TO WATCH THE LESSON SOME MORE TIMES.

    WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK? PLEASE REPLY OVER MY COMMENT.

    HAVE A VERY GOOD DAY!

    Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    Hi Naiara,

    I’m glad it’s OK, but if you give me something more specific, maybe I can help. :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Adam, Could I use both for this answer ?
What did u do to him?
I took his test to/for him.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Hi Bruno,

    Grammatically, both are OK, but ‘to’ means you delivered it to him. ‘for’ means you wrote it for him.

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Dear adam how to use run down & running out in a scentence?

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    Hi Pintuk,

    Can you please run down to the store for me to buy some milk? We’re running out and we’ll have some guests over later for coffee.

    :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Really nice chapter Dear Adam.Could you please make a video to explain a situation with natural scenery,art works Eg: wood carvings,Hills, including vocabulary.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    I’ll see what I can do.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      Awaiting your video.Thanks

      Monday, December 2nd 2013

great!!!!

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

thanks a lot for the lesson. I got 90. but I couldn’t understand second question can you explain it?

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    Hi Alikizilaslan,

    A delivery has a destination. If I say to head office, it means that that is where it went. The package was delivered for you, means someone did the delivering on your behalf.

    Does that help?

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      thank you so much

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

Very good!

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Great!

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Hi Adam. Do you remember the night…No that was Harry Belafonte!! Do you remember that a century ago I asked you a lesson or a part of a lesson about ‘TO’ as as a proposition and the “ing” form for the following verbs. Like in “I’m looking forward to “seeing” you. May be it would be the good occasion to “learning” us how to make the difference between ‘TO’ as part of an infinitive and ‘TO’ as a proposition followed by a verb with the ‘ing’ form. Please, do it to make me happy :-)

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    LOL. OK Patple, I’ll see what I can do.

    In the meantime, I’ll just say that after the ‘to’ you will never have a verb in the -ing form What you will have is a gerund, or a noun of the verb. If you use to as an infinitive, it will always be followed by a verb. As a preposition, it usually forms part of an idiomatic verb, like used to, admit to, confess to, etc. What this means is that it belongs to the verb that precedes it, not the gerund that follows it. With that in mind, you have to find a list of these idiomatic verbs and remember them (hate to tell people to memorize rules in English, but sometimes that’s just the way it is.)
    The thief confessed to stealing the painting.
    The student admitted to cheating on the test.

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thank you for this website.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

10/10. Thanks Adam. A useful lession.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Thanks Adam! I like your lessons very much.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Wooow I got 10 out of 10 ♡♡

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

it’s really interesting quiez at all also i thank you (adam) for your lessons whay you’ve done
my regarding

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

It is like ever. Your explanations are excellent.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

9/10, the funniest thing is that I could have had 10/10, but I didn’t remember what you said in the vid regarding the special event (q9), and I thought that this should be the other option that I presume, and of course this was wrong, so I had right. :)

I have actually a question concerning “to/for event”. Is it really bad when someone confuses those two? I’ve never wondered about this issue, but when you said “for diner” and “to diner”, I’m a little bit worried about this thing.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    No worries, Morfik. Subtle distinctions like these, when they come up in spoken English, will clarify themselves pretty quickly, so there is no need to pick them apart too much.
    :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

I found this https://books.google.com/ngrams/ when I wanted to compare two similar phrases. In my case it was “the exact same” and “exactly the same”. I do this trick often when I’m not sure what I should write.

Adam, could you test it and tell whether its results are reliable? This might prove useful and be a really great tool.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    I’ve also used Googlefight in a pinch.

    Friday, November 22nd 2013

    LOL. Interesting site.

    I can see how it would be of some value, but to be honest, the beauty of English, or any language for that matter, I’m sure) is that it allows you flexibility and range such that you can say the same thing ten different ways and always get a particular nuance out of each. In the case of your two samples, both are equally usable:

    The two paintings looked exactly the same; the forger must be a genuine artist, because he even managed to somehow achieve the exact same shade of purple in his sunset as had the original artist, a key feature that had won the latter so much praise.

    Does that help (or even answer your question)?
    :)

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

      In this particular case, I would use “exactly the same” because I haven’t really seen the other phrase, but you know, sometimes I want to write something, and I know what that would be, but unfortunately I’m not 100% sure, so I need some kind of a guide which can tell me if I’m right. It doesn’t tell me what to write, it just helps me to estimate if this is somehow acceptable and doesn’t sound awkward or something.

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

100 :D

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

One more question:
Maybe I don’t have problems with for/to in this lesson, but I do have problems with for/to in the following examples:

to/for me, you can do whatever you want.
It doesn’t matter to/for me.
It’s a pretty good idea to/for me.

I think there’s more, but unfortunately I can’t remember what that was. But in these examples, I would use “to”. I know there’s something else. :)

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

    I got another example while reading comments:

    “this lessen is very important to/for me”

    Wednesday, November 20th 2013

      As I have said before, it’s REALLY confusing the use of TO and FOR! hehehe..

      Wednesday, November 20th 2013

      1)to/for me, you can do whatever you want.
      Think:
      You can do whatever you want to/for me.
      Both are grammatically ok, with different meanings.
      but,
      As to me…— regarding me (as a topic)
      as for me…— in my opinion; what I am going to do
      2)It doesn’t matter to me.
      3)It’s a pretty good idea to me.
      4)It’s important to me— I have a personal interest (a vested interest) in it.
      It’s important for me— it is useful.

      Does this help?

      Saturday, November 30th 2013

        I got the first one. 2 and 3 are ok, I’m using them in that way. But 4, it’s not as that clear as is should, I have to think about it.

        Sunday, December 1st 2013

        Hi teacher Adam, thank u very much for the lesson! but i still don’t get the difference between <> and <>. can I use both of them ? or do they have very specific meanings?

        thanx a lot!!!

        Tuesday, April 29th 2014

i got 8/10 ,thanks a lot ,adam.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

I’m sorry Adam – I have a question to ask. It is very important! Could You tell – if I’ll say:”I dream for You” Will it mean that I was(or am)dreaming about You? And if it is not so difficult the second question: the sentence “if You love to me, You able be with me” is this sentence equals to”if You love me,You able be with me”? Thank You very much! Good lessons!

Thursday, November 21st 2013

    Hi Katrin,

    The correct way would be to say I dream of you, meaning I dream about you. The second one should be if you love me, you’ll be (able to) be with me.

    No need for the ‘to’ preps here.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

thanks a lot Adam.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

My Warm Regards To All, Dear Teacher And Friends I’m new in class I’m from Pakistan, And I Need Some Help/Guidance,
Can Anyone guide me about how to watch lesson without opening Youtube,because Youtube is still blocked in Pakistan.
It will be great if someone suggest any link to watch all the lessons of engvid .
Thank You So Much .

Thursday, November 21st 2013

i got 9

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Miss 2 :( But’s OK :) More practice

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Very confusing… Sorry Adam :(

Friday, November 22nd 2013

    I know it is Medusa. The best way to understand t is to see it in everyday use, which is also why I always recommend reading a lot. Eventually, you’ll get a “feel” for it.

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

can tou help me ….
i will Improve English….

Friday, November 22nd 2013

    I will do my best :)

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

Thank you so much

Friday, November 22nd 2013

i got 8 out of 10 ,,, not so bad

Friday, November 22nd 2013

i got just 6

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Good and cute teacher

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

Thanks!!!

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

I got 8 correct out of 10. Better than the last time! Ya~y! Thank you, Adam :D

Sunday, November 24th 2013

Now got 100 :)

Sunday, November 24th 2013

so great Adam, You made it easy for me to use of to and for.thank you.

Sunday, November 24th 2013

It’s great. Thank you.

Sunday, November 24th 2013

You got 9 correct out of 10 … :)

[to Event .. for Dinner !!!!]

Thank you for the Great lesson Adam!!!

Sunday, November 24th 2013

Thank you very much for your really usefull lesson.I’ve got 100.

Monday, November 25th 2013

It was very useful to me coz i didn’t realize that or how can i use them.. Thaksn for ur nice video :)

Monday, November 25th 2013

thank u Mrs Adam for ur amazing method i dont know how i would thank uuuuuuuuuu thank u so much

Monday, November 25th 2013

Hi Adam. How’s everything. Hope you’re doing good.

I’d like to ask what’s the meaning of this phrase that I’ve just heard from the movie hunger games:Catching Fire.

A boy says” People are looking to you”
the girl responds”I dont want anyone looking
to me.”
Here they use the preposition “to” -“look to” instead of “look at”.
What’s it mean?
Thanks

Monday, November 25th 2013

    Hi Henrique,

    Nice question. To look to someone means to see them as a guide, or a leader. They look to someone for answers.

    A bit of a special context, but now you know.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

Thank you Adam!!!

Monday, November 25th 2013

think you adam for your efforts.

Monday, November 25th 2013

I have the following sentence to discuss:

“The first step to creating your repository is to create a base directory for it to live in.”

There were some other similar sentences in the article I’m reading now, but this one seems to have all things that I want to discuss.

“to creating” — I know there’s a geround there, but could we rewrite this part to: “The first step to create your…”? If yes, does it matter which form we choose? I know there’s maybe not the best example because of “create + create”.

The other thing is “to create” (the second part of the sentence). Can we substitute it with “is creating (of) a base…” . If I remember well, there’s also possible to use “is create a base”.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

I got 10!!!

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Adam thank you very much :)

Thursday, November 28th 2013

hey Adam thanks for the lesson & please can u tell me the difference between gerund & participle ? its really hard for me to differentiate them please i need your help to solve them in my exams
regards

Friday, November 29th 2013

    Hi Asim,

    That’s actually a huge question. I’ll try to make a video lesson on that soon. In the meantime, remember that a gerund is used like a noun, while a participle (active, present participle) is used like an adjective or an adverb. The participle is a reduced adjective or adverb clause.
    e.g.:

    Smoking is bad for you (gerund–the act of having a cigarette)
    The smoking building attracted the attention of the fire department (adj. participle– the building that was smoking(from a fire)…
    Smoking his first cigarette of the day, Brian started to wake up. (adv part—as he was smoking his first…)

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

Thanks a lot Adam! A very good explanation.
But there is one question: when we show a purpose we should use “for”:
Smth is designed for improving smth,
but correct variant is
Smth is designed to improve smth
Why we use to express purpose in this sentence?
Thanks.

Saturday, November 30th 2013

I got 10/10 good lesson adam. thanks

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Hi Adam, I’ve a lesson request could you please make video on “Causative Verbs” like have,get,and make and how they’re used in causative sentences. I hope that you would consider my request. Thanks

Sunday, December 1st 2013

    HI Fahim,

    I’ll try to do that. In the meantime, Alex had a good video on that here:

    http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-passive-causative/

    I’ll see what I can add to it.

    Sunday, December 1st 2013

      Thanks Adam, Yes Alex did very well on the video but you know sometimes it’s difficult to mention all stuff into one video that’s why I requested you to prepare the another one to clear the concept of causative to me and many other studying those having trouble with it.

      Sunday, December 1st 2013

Nice lesson adam!

Monday, December 2nd 2013

THANKS ADAM!!!

Monday, December 2nd 2013

but I’m sorry Adam, can I say “You’re able be with me”?

Monday, December 2nd 2013

Thank you, good lesson :)

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Thank you so much Adam!
After watched your video I did the quiz!
I got 100%!
Thank again about this easy explanation !

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Than you adam!

Friday, December 6th 2013

Thanks, Adam. It is good lesson.

I did this quiz 2 times. First time was 80% and now 100%. Great, I caught all information))

Sunday, December 8th 2013

I got 7/10. Very nice lesson, thank you

Sunday, December 8th 2013

thank you adam, your pronunciation is very easy to understand ;))

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Adam,

I would like you to teach a class about when to use Make and Do please.

Thank you,
Ronny Marty from Florida.

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Hi adam,
can you help me with this one —
Most of the roads in that district are not suitable___ motor-cars. (to,for)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

well i was stuck with this one too–
contentment is requisite ___ happiness. (for,to)

thanks in advance :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

hi Adam! :) thank you for your lesson! ^_^
i have just read this sentence on FB. “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”
:/ i thought it was “for” instead of “to” :/

Monday, December 16th 2013

Thanks Adams!

i got 9 out of 10 correct.

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thank you for your great lesson.

Saturday, December 21st 2013

thank u ,it’s a wonderful lesson, & I need a favor ,I can’t distiguish between noun & adjective, I always confuse & I can’t choose the right one, I hope u have a time to explain this point

Saturday, December 21st 2013

Graet lesson, even if I am a bit confused. I need to study much more the use of the preposition.

Good luck to everybody.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

I think I did very well, I love your lessons. You tell what we need to know, you don’t go beyond unnecessary. Thanks a lot! Could you explain something about “at last”, “last”,etc I don’t know how to use it.

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

o my god. i got 90 marks

Friday, December 27th 2013

thank you for your lesson

Sunday, December 29th 2013

Hi Adam
I got 9/10 haha
but I have one question
I don’t understand why the “Daniel: “Don’t you just love sitting on the beach doing nothing?”
Josh: “Oh yeah. I could get used ______ this.” should be used “to”.

Sunday, December 29th 2013

thank you Adam
I got 10/10 marks
and thank you so much.

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

I got 80 marks. Not bad. :)

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Hi Adam. I got a question… Can can you explain ‘ we’ re going on holiday nest week. ” and ‘ They ‘be gone to Scotland for a holiday.’ And ‘ Martin is going on holiday to Italy next week” … So why when we use going For or going on Holiday ?
Tks

Sunday, January 5th 2014

Hello, Adam. I’d be interested in a lesson about “fast/quick” and “fast/quickly”. Would be it possible? I don’t know which are the differences among these words. Besides, I don’t know if “fast” can be used as an adverb or this use is wrong. I’ve read different things about this subject (my dictionaries let it) and I’ve got a little mix-up. Thank you for your lessons and for your attention.

Monday, January 6th 2014

Usefull lesson! I got 90. When I decided to memorize the difference between “to” and “for” I thought about the idea of moviment: “to” give us an idea of moviment and “for” don’t. Is it correct this way of thinking?

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

i got 80 out of 100 thanks mr adam

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thank so much I think it is helpful. I want you to explain the different use between since and for

Monday, January 13th 2014

Hi Adam, I’m new member in this web. Thanks for the lesson. now I know when we using “for” or “to”. but my score in this quiz less than 100.
Thank You

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

I thank you!!

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

I got 9/10.
Not bad :)

Thursday, January 16th 2014

I have seen this in song lyrics(i look to you -whitney houston)
1.i look to you
2.i look for you
which one i correct.

Monday, January 20th 2014

    Good catch! “I look to you” is also correct, but it means something different.

    When you look FOR someone, you search for them; you’re trying to find them.

    When you look TO someone, it means you get inspiration or guidance from them. Usually the phrase is “look to ___ for ___”. However, it’s used less often than “look for”.

    Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Hi I´m new here and I thought that lesson was great to me;…Thanks a lot teacher Adam..

Monday, January 20th 2014

Hi Sir Adam! I am a Filipino. Thank you very much for all the videos that you make. I learn a lot. Could you please make a video of how to use on, in, at, of, with and from? I know how to use them but sometimes I get confused which one I should use. Thank you in advance! Sean :)

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Thanks Adam! very useful!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hi Adam! do you have more practices in this part of grammar, thanks

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hi Adam. Thank you for the good session.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

I got 9 :) Thanks adam

Saturday, February 8th 2014

    Hello.

    Hope you’re doing well :)

    If you are interested in practising English, do not hesitate to add me on skype.Here is my skype id: hamid.abdi90 .I’m interested in learning English as well and i would to speak it as native.

    Hope you will get back to me soon.

    Best Regards
    Hamid

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thank’s adam for this lesson I’d like your lessons
i got 9

Sunday, February 9th 2014

hi Adam,
would you please tell the contrast between these sentences:
1)
a: I want to talk with him.
b: I want to talk to him.
2)
a: You are so important to me.
b: You are so important for me.
waiting for the reply :)
tnx

Monday, February 10th 2014

10 out of 10! Thank you for this class Adam.

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Very useful lecture. I made 10 out of 10 without any troubles but i’ve still got some questions to ask…is there any exception? As every language has exceptions I’d expect here the same. So, do we use in english sometimes “to” in a contest where we’d clearly use “for” instead? (after understanding the regular and irregular form I guess that should be all)

Thursday, February 13th 2014

I got 9\10. thx Adam I have learned a lot of your lessons , keep on

Thursday, February 13th 2014

Thanks Adam for the lesson.I always get confused using seem, seemingly or preposition after it. can you clear me shortly or is there any lesson of it available

Monday, February 17th 2014

Nice lesson, Adam. You are a great teacher =D Thanks

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

Thanks Adam. I’ve confused an infinitive and a preposition with 1 and 9. But I tried a quiz three times and got 10 points.

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

90 marks,Only 9 was incorrect, Please teach us a lesson of Tense. Thank full to you to teach us.

Monday, February 24th 2014

I got 8/10 points. thanks Adam

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

It’s hard :)

Friday, March 14th 2014

Weak in crammer

Friday, March 14th 2014

they (to & for) made me confuse :(
but they are very exciting to learn

Sunday, March 16th 2014

hi Adam, a little bit confusion going on here. on Q3, why it has to be “for” instead of “to”? I thought that the package is sent directly to her.

Friday, March 21st 2014

Thank for your nice lesson. Eventhough i am still confused, I got 10/10, I can’t believe it! lol)

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thank you!I got 9!

Monday, March 31st 2014

It’s very interesting,
Thank u Mr.ADAM

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Hi! Can someone help me in 3rd question: Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning.
I clicked for option A (to). Because I guessed, to arrive is a motion and recipient is ‘you’; so it should be ‘to’!?

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank!

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thank you, Adam. It was helpful :)

Saturday, April 12th 2014

I got 100%

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks Adam. The lesson was very helpful. I got 9. But I didn’t understand why in the first question the answer was ‘to get some bread’ instead of ‘for getting some bread’
I wait for your answer. Bye..

Saturday, April 12th 2014

I got 1 mistake now I know their uses..It is really helpful.
Thanks adam

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Hi Adam,thanks a lot.
Your lessons are always very helpful and interesting.
take care

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Engvid teachers , thanks so much ! you really a blessings to us.
Got 100 on this lesson , thank you Adam:)

Please clarify or correct answer of the ff:

1.She (hung,hang, hangs) up the phone
2.( Can , Could ) you please?

Sunday, April 20th 2014

I have to study more about to and for… It’s too difficult to me ( for me) these prepositions!

Friday, April 25th 2014

thanks adam
for your great lession.but comes to me it is a little bit difficul to understand with this few examples,all i suggest you is please go for more examples while you ARE TEACHING.
hope you can understand
thanks once again

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

where i can get a quiz mr adam?

Monday, May 5th 2014

    Merely scroll up =)

    Tuesday, May 13th 2014

thank you so much teacher adam ;)

Sunday, May 18th 2014

nice lesson !
I want teacher like you in my country. ^__^
You explain very clear and easy to understand.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

I got 100

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

90% ;)

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Thanks, it helped me a lot! :)

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Thank you for a lesson, I’m glad to listen to you.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Hi Adam, thanks for the great lessons!
I got 9/10 and i’m confused in this sentence
/”Mrs. Henry is always nice to us. We should do something nice ______ her.”/
I used TO her because i thought if I use FOR it will mean On behalf of her? Why is it TO here?
Thanks

Thursday, May 29th 2014

Really,really helpful awesome video for me. thank you very much!!

Saturday, June 7th 2014

I socored 90… thanks Adam!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    scored*

    Wednesday, June 11th 2014

thank you Mr adam.
can you explain again about intention
“to or for” please
i don’t understand about it

Monday, June 16th 2014

Crystal clear, thnx a lot.

Monday, June 16th 2014

honestly I am not understand this video exactly. I am doing this test by my sens.I am use to this preposition regularly. so that I got 90 from 100. Actually I don’t think this is difficult too much,consequently it’s a common structure just use your common sens and you will got it easily.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

    I definitely agree with you. I did the test by my senses along with my translation skill. Therefore, I got 80 out of 100. However, Thank you to Adam for his attempting to explain its differences.

    Thursday, June 26th 2014

Thanks a lot teacher Adam! I’ve learned a lot from this video lesson! Hope to see more! Have a happy life! =)

Thursday, June 26th 2014

What about making a written summary of the video lessons, for us to keep a hard copy? Thus we could review, now and then, and if any doubt persists we could ask the questions. Thanks for this brilliant project.

Friday, June 27th 2014

    For most of our newer videos (which have captions), there is a transcript in the description on Youtube — but often it is too long to fit it all in. I will see about making the full transcript available :)

    Friday, June 27th 2014

I appreciate your attention. Thanks again.

Friday, June 27th 2014

Thanks a lot for this webpage! I’m a Brazilian English student and you have been helping me lot improve my English. I will share this webpage with all my English course collegues.

Monday, June 30th 2014

Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning.
to
for
Why should we use “for” instead of “to”,is there any difference between “arrive” and “send”?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

7. Mordechai: “What is this used _______?”
Shannon: “Cutting things. It’s called a knife.”
to
for
used for = purpose, usage

The answer is “for”, but we use “the knife is used to cut thing.”, aren’t we?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

    Is it because the “Cutting?”
    And what if I use “to cut?”

    Tuesday, July 1st 2014

I have got 8 points. Thanks :)

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Thanks

Monday, July 7th 2014

Thank you !!

Monday, July 7th 2014

Thank you teacher Adam :)

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Great help!!!
Thanks!

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Hi there, would it be:

“to resolve problems before they lead to discomfort to passengers” or “to resolve problems before they lead to discomfort for passengers”

I guess ‘for’ but I’m not really sure..

Friday, July 11th 2014

I got 100. Thank you ADAM.

Saturday, July 12th 2014

I got 8 out of 10.Thanks to ADAM.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Hi Adam! I have a question. Which one is correct? I borrowed this from her or I borrowed this to her?

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Thanks Adam, excellent lesson

Sunday, July 20th 2014

I got 9/10
even I’m confused a little bit haha

you are smart and handsome hehehe

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Thank you Adem~

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

tahnk you very much

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Thanks a lot for your useful lesson :*

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Thank you!

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Good idea Merhlino. Hope they can manage to do that!

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Hello guys and Professor Adam. please I need your help on this one, Should I say ( open the door to her) or ( open the door for her) ?. As far as I have understood if I say that I’ll open the door to her; it means that I made some move to open the door, but if I say open the door for her; it could be something like: open the door for her! her hands are full of bags.

Thanks!!

Thursday, August 7th 2014

thanks, our teacher!

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thank you very much.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Thank you so much Adam, i m learning from you a lot.

Saturday, August 30th 2014

Hello teacher, may you make any video about prepositions a, an and the, how I should use them and when Thank you very much

Saturday, September 20th 2014

i made the quiz i got 100 but i feel i did not understand them very good

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Hello.dear teacher.Again a magistral class!!I think I’ll have no problem at all with the frozen weather in your country because you,Canadian people are so warm that I’ll have the impression of being in a caribean country!!

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Hi Adam,I would like to thank you for your lessons,Its a great help.I want to appear for IELTS in the month of December 2014 with the target to achieve 8 bands.
Shall be in touch with you for your help to improve my Language.Thanks and God Bless you.

Monday, October 13th 2014

Thank you Adam! I love your lessons :)

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Hi Adam,

3rd question is Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning.
Its a movement right .,.,. Example Arrived,
Then Why we using for.

Friday, October 17th 2014

Thanks Adam this lesson is useful for us and I’ll use this grammar to get my english improved.

Monday, October 27th 2014

I finded its a little bit difficult, but it was a good explanation… thanks Adam for the informations here… see ya

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Adam
Which is the best frase:
Thank you for your invitation, for me this date and time is excelent.
Thank you for your invitation, to me this date and time is excelent.

Tks!!!

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

thanks for the lesson Adam!!! Really helpful!!! l

Monday, November 10th 2014

Adam thanks so much for your teaching helps a lot.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Great lesson! Thank you Adam.

Maybe I just missed that part but why it is correct to say “It’s clear TO me”?

Thanks!

Thursday, November 27th 2014

this package arrived ……….you this morning.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

I scored 100!!!!

Thanks, Adam

Monday, December 8th 2014

Has my comment been approved yet?

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

I got the answer for my question. Many thanks!

Saturday, December 13th 2014

Thanks it really benefit lesson

Friday, December 19th 2014

Thank you Mr, Adam . it is nice lesson .
but i have a question,
How can i know or distinguish the movement verbs .
i thought arrived and delivered are both for movement .

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Thank you so much Adam I got 9/10 .

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thank you Adam.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thanks sir interesting way of teaching grammar

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

thanks sir Adam..

Thursday, December 25th 2014

thank, Adam

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Adam, thanks a lot. It’s (or that’s?) really useful! You’re my favourite teacher!

Thursday, January 8th 2015

The question 3 confused me! :s

Monday, January 19th 2015

9/10

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Ronnie gave a class explaining this same subject in different way. I think yours complete what she has given.
TO = transference of a thing
FOR = is something good, a benefit for someone

However, there is other situation that you has shown very well explained.
TO DINNER and FOR DINNER
Event Propose

English confuses sometimes because the structure verb+ing after preposition is not a rule.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Thank you Adam.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Thank you Adam. Nice

Sunday, February 1st 2015

I got 8 score thanks adam for a little thing like this,but you make me expand my knowledge,more power to engvid.com.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

I got 9 :) that was really helpful..I was looking for this lesson Adam..Thnx

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Thank you Adam

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Could you please help me what would be grammatically correct:
1. After careful consideration the opportunity to do teaching on a voluntary basis, I have decided, that at the moment that is not in line with my current situation. OR
2. After careful consideration FOR the opportunity to teach on a voluntary basis, I have decided, that at the moment that is not inline with my current situation.

I am really confused. I think to according your lesson, I show in this sentence my intention, so what should I use? Than kyou.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

thank you adam you are my idol

Sunday, February 8th 2015

yes I GOT 100 , i have a good teacher !

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Hi! I just realised that you guys don’t have any lesson specifically about “Future continuous”. Would you guys prepare some lesson abou it? PLease please please!! Thank you

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Hi, Adam may I get your facebook account.

Saturday, February 21st 2015

please tell me some most commonly used words ending with word..

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

. Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning
.. why do we choosing “for” ??
arrive is a direction verb, isn’t it ?
and the direction verb, we should choose “to” not “for” !

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

Thanks

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

One mistake I had but great les son. Thanks thanks so much for helping people like me. U make the difference un this world. Thanks

Thursday, March 5th 2015

thank you Adam for this nice lesson

Friday, March 6th 2015

Hard, but really interesting. Thanks for explanation! I got 10 out of 10. It’s cool. Thanks again!

Sunday, March 8th 2015

I’m ejoying very much your classes, Thank you!

Friday, March 13th 2015

thanks adam i got 70 % alhamd llah

Friday, March 20th 2015

This lesson has helped a lot. Please if I’m to say, bow down for/to, which is supposed to be used

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

I got 10/10. It was really helpful lesson. Thanks a lot Adam

Friday, April 3rd 2015

10/10. Thanks you a lot !

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

hi ALL

Saturday, April 18th 2015

join to me

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Hi Adam, I think you’re great! can i make a clon of you, please?

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Hi Adam,

I have seen your preposition lesson. It is very good and helpful for me. I had confusion on it but now i have understood.

Thanks

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Hi Adams, thanks for this very good lesson. My quiz : 8/10. I failed with the questions about “used”. This part of the lesson is very difficult to/for (?) me. But I’m a beginner :)

Friday, May 1st 2015

Hi Adam! Thank you for the lesson. This kind of teaching I have been looking for. I got 10/10!

Friday, May 1st 2015

Hi Adam,
I like your lessons. because they’re clear.
Thank you

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Hi Adam. I got 90/10. The question that I made a mistake was ” a pack arrived……you. I chose “to” instead of “for”, because the verb arrive is “movement, that´s why I chose “to”. Another doubt is I say ” I wrote a letter for you” or ” I wrote a letter to you”. Please clear me.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Hi Adam, please answer my questions sent you on May 17th. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Hi Sir, your lesson was useful for me.

Monday, May 25th 2015

Hi Adam I really your all videos which are very helpful to improve my English level. One suggestion I would to give you.please you have update all those quiz lessons..
Will you give me chat ID to chat with each other..

please! you need to release a one topic on preposition (of). I do not understand it, yet.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thanks, Adam! You are a good teacher!

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Hi Adam. I wonder if it is possible to use “to” when you are talking about doing something so someone could watch and learn. Like this:

– Can you teach me how to play volleyball?
– I don’t know how to teach, I could play to you, so you could see how it is done.

I know that if there is a reason, not followed by a verb, I could use for: “I play for you” but in this case, I am not thinking about reason, but a movement where I am doing this(from me) to you. like in “I will sing a song to you”.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Hi Mr Adam ! Could you please make video to explain when to use “in” and “at” thank you very, very much.

Saturday, June 20th 2015

10/10 nicely done isn’t it. Thank you Adam.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

its too clearly thanks alot , but could you shoe me the differ between use lot ,alot ,alot of

Sunday, June 28th 2015

show me sorry pleas accept my apologi

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Thank you Adam, 9/10

Thursday, July 9th 2015

I got 10/10. Thank you so much !You are a great teacher!

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thank you for your lesson.

Saturday, July 18th 2015

I like your explanation so much , this video made me more clear than before…

Thursday, July 30th 2015

thanks a lot Adam i am new in this website and i just like it hope to learn more from you

Friday, July 31st 2015

im in a Holiday to take a rest and for my enjoyment. Teacher, is that correct?

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

its wonderful!

Saturday, August 8th 2015

90 percent thank you very much, Adam

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Hi Adam, could you explain to me why after the sentence below it was used the ING form?

“My shoe is for running”
Why does the “run” comes with ING, I understand that it should be like this, however I can’t explain why.

thank you

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

I got 90 without watching the lesson that’s my instinct ;3

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

i have one question,how can it be right to us (DO tend to investigate or tend to investigate)please teacher help me find this difference

Friday, August 28th 2015

Little bit confuse these two preposition jajjja

Sunday, August 30th 2015

    Confusing, not confuse

    Sunday, August 30th 2015

10 out of 10! .. thug life ;)
Thank You!

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

You are not pet to us.why did use in it for .and one another example he is good to us

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Adam sir plzz help me

    Thursday, September 3rd 2015

My question is that why we did not use for in this statement “you are not only pet to us “.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

Adam if I put in the phrase:
– “Follows the agenda for you visit in Brazil.”
In this case I use “for” or “to”, because word “follow” indicates motion?

Saturday, September 5th 2015

I watch your videos Adam even though I know the subjects that you are telling in the videos hoping that I can learn new things. Thanks you very much.

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Thanks Adam. I’ve learned a lot in this topic.

Monday, September 14th 2015

really it’s nice and confusing so i got 6 out of 10

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

10 outta 10 in first go

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Nice lesson teache…..I could see things a bit clear now…….

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thanks Adam.

Thursday, September 24th 2015

Adam, you’re a very good teacher.

This lesson is so hard, I got only 8/10.

Friday, September 25th 2015

Excellent lesson but I need to practice more. I’m from Peru.
Thank you.

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Hello Adam,

Can you make a video about the preposition “TO” and infinitive “TO”? I mean, how do I know when to use the infinitive or the gerund after “to”? For example, He made every effort to help/helping the community. Everyone should make a contribution to protect/protecting environment. So, I confused whether I should used a verb or a noun after “TO”.

Thanks,
Daru

Saturday, October 24th 2015

Wow” I got nine out of ten, I really like your way of teaching Mr Adam.
Thank you so much.

Thursday, November 12th 2015

It is so easy to understand this lesson
…….
I got 9/10

Wednesday, November 25th 2015

hi Adam.
I would like your help,please.
How can I say:
“delivery to me or delivery for me”
Many thanks

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Hi Adam, thank you a lot for your lessons, by the way a have a question:
if a ended a letter its right to write: “all the best and a hug (for or to) Jhon”
Thank you

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

Hi Adam,
I got question, I chose “for” for this question because I thought we should put for before the nouns, but the correct answer was to

The package was delivered _____ the head office last week

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Hi Adam! You write “recepient”, what does it mean? Or maybe you want to say “recipient”? Or I don’t understand

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thank you Adam you are BEST teacher

Friday, January 8th 2016

thank you

Friday, January 15th 2016

I couldn’t understand number 4 and 5

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Hi Adam, for the expression “the same to you”, example: Have a nice day Tom, and Tom replies: “the same to you Lisa” , I know this is the correct way because I have heard it hundreds times before, but I was wondering that it matches better “the same for you” based on the rules you have explained, right? Is this an exception? thank you!

Friday, February 26th 2016

Hi John!Thank you for your wonderful lesson. I got 10/10!

Monday, February 29th 2016

hello my name is rafael.i am from azerbaijan

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Thank you Adam.

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

hy adam exactly i got little bit confused beetwen to/for but i do like you how to teach!!! thank you

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Thank you Adam.

Sunday, March 13th 2016

nice lesson Adam

Monday, March 14th 2016

Great lesson as always! The our works, guys, are an real and actual aid for change the world: learning the language, since Communication is very very important for understanding people in all around the world… Thank you very much!!!

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Hello, Adam!

I have a doubt! which one is correct:

“get ready to the exam!” or “get ready for the exam!”

Although the second one seems to be the correct option, the first one sounds natural as well.

Thanks for your lessons! I always learn
with you!

Thursday, March 24th 2016

9 of 10, thanks to Adam

Monday, March 28th 2016

hi everybody.. i wanted to express my respect to teachers here.specially you MR. Adam..you are great teacher,and it is great pleasure for me to watch your lessons..i hope i did a few mistakes in my comment)thank you again

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

could you teacher explain the difference between these sentences, please? these are :” The package was delivered __to___ the head office last week” and “Linda, this package arrived __for___ you this morning.” you would do me a great favour to understand above rules completely. thanks in advance!

Saturday, April 9th 2016

my skype: sergio.martins777 call me!

Sunday, April 17th 2016

why i supposed to use “to” with thos qestion at the quiz (Linda, this package arrived _____ you this morning.) i think that (arrived) is a verb refers to a movement so i used (for) not (to)?

btw you are the best (Y)

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thanks a lot!!

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Hi Adam!

Nice lesson :). I’ve got 9/10. I made a mistake in the third sentence (about Linda) & I still can’t get it why use FOR if there’s an action mentioned. Doesn’t “arrived” include any movement?

Thank you :)))

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

awesome way of teaching adam sir …..
i like to call u sir because u r my teacher….

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Today I am better than yesterday , Thanks Adam

Monday, May 9th 2016

Dears, watch lessons several times carefully and take down notes if necessary. Adam has said every differences between to and for.
Thanks Adam

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

I took 100 as well.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

She used to eating with chopsticks,so i take many with me for her.

Monday, May 23rd 2016

I took 50. :(((
Thanks teacher.

Monday, June 6th 2016

I got 8/10. Excellent class !!
Thanks teacher :D

Tuesday, June 7th 2016

Thanks Adam, You have been really thourough when it comes to the differences between for and to.

Thursday, June 9th 2016

Thanks Adam! got 10/10..:)

Friday, June 10th 2016

Another good lesson, Adam. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 21st 2016

I love your lesson, Adam.

Friday, June 24th 2016

I really like Adam’s lessons. Simple n easy to understand. Thanks.

Sunday, July 10th 2016

To or for has always been tricky for me, but it’s much more clair. Thank you very much for that lesson, Adam.

Thursday, July 28th 2016

I got 9.thank you

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Hi Adam!
Could you explain the difference between two sentence?
It is hard for me.
it’s hard to me.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

thank you adam

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Hi Adam,
Great lesson. Can you do a lesson with prepositions ON/ IN ?

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thank you Adam, 7/10

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

Hi Adam. In your example, can I use “I went to the store for buying milk” instead of milk? Or can “to do something” be replaced by “for doing something”?

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Hello Adam.
Would you mind telling me the diference saying ” He flew off for London” and ” He flew off to London”.
Which one is the most correct to say?
Thank you!

Thursday, September 1st 2016

thanks alot

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Yess , I did great 100 :D , thank you so much , you’re a good teacher . I would love to thank you for all your efforts .

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Hi adam , i got 10/10 in this quiz ,but i still have a doubt that i need something formulated so i would have a hold on this topic.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

hi adam it was very good lesson thank you .

Friday, September 30th 2016

i got 8.Whlie i was doing the test. It seemed so difficult.but after completing it. I was like oh my God that Was so easy . Why didn’t i get full marks ☺ Thanks Adam

Sunday, October 9th 2016

Thank you adam

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Dear Adam,
It is not complicate now by your nice teaching.
Thanks,
Shahram

Thursday, October 13th 2016

Hello Adam

I’m new in this course … Like I’m French, it’s a bit difficult to understand the difference between “to” and “for” for some examples:
It’s new to me” means: the situation is very new for me…”It’s new for me” means: there is a something new in my situation (in French, it’s the same translation) Am I right ????
Thank you for your answer and congratulations for this course !!!
PS : Can I change the “picture”? It’s awful ! A picture to scare !!!!

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Thanks for the class. I got 9/10 and failed #8.

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Thank you 😊

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

I got all the answer correct. Can you tell me if my expression is correct?

Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Thanks Adam for this lesson but can i ask u for more explaintion or more quizzes if it is possible iam still little confuse between {for,to} thanks alot your lessons are so helpful :)

Thursday, November 10th 2016

arrrrrrrrr
prepositions

Friday, November 11th 2016

Thank you Adam very much. Your lesson about prepositions to/for is so useful. I will anticipate other interesting lessons further.

Sunday, November 13th 2016

Thanks for the lesson. but you can explain this sentence: regional tensions contributed …. the instability of the weaker governments.
use “to” or use “for” .

Tuesday, November 15th 2016
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