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102 Comments on “When to use ‘THE’ with country names”


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hi alex I’m a student of english and I want to improve my speaking of english so how can I do this?

Friday, January 4th 2013

    Just remember:
    ” The more Listening,the better Speaking “.
    P.S. Of course,Repeatable n Understandable Listening!
    Have fun.

    Sunday, January 6th 2013

      thank you but what do you mean by P.S and n?

      Wednesday, January 9th 2013

        P.S. is an abbreviation meaning “also”. N is a often used short way of saying “and”. Hope this helps.

        Monday, January 14th 2013

    Hey there! the good tipe to improve your speaking is: finding someone who speaks well, for practing. Good luck!

    Monday, February 11th 2013

    hi alex. you’re the best teacher

    Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I like your lessons,well done!
All the best.

Friday, January 4th 2013

I like thislesson, ı learnt easily,where the was important

Friday, January 4th 2013

Sometime it is confuse, so we have to be careful when we ned to use it.

Friday, January 4th 2013

useful lesson,thanks

Friday, January 4th 2013

i´m an english teacher and your lessons are useful and also I can learn about these relevant problems

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thanks Alex.

Friday, January 4th 2013

I love your lessons. Everything gets simple.

Friday, January 4th 2013

Lesson is informative, and I like it.

Friday, January 4th 2013

Hi,

Alex,I have a request.Could you teach us active voice of causative verbs and their passive voice?

Could you tell me what is the difference between these two sentences?

1- I will come.
2-I would come.

Waiting for your reply.

Kinds Regards
Farooq

Friday, January 4th 2013

Hi Alex. I’ve studied about the difference between “Guarantee” and “Warranty”, but I still have questions/doubts about it. Could you help me?

Friday, January 4th 2013

    teacher Adam make lesson for this point ,, try to check out the lesson

    Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Thank uou, Aiex, it wos very useful for me!!!

Friday, January 4th 2013

Great oppertunity to learn.thanks

Friday, January 4th 2013

I like your lesson , thanks u

Friday, January 4th 2013

good job engvid,thanks

Friday, January 4th 2013

hello ALEX thanks for the lesson, could you please do lesson on (beaten & hit)?what is deference between them? ,and is this sentence are correct?,I fell on the floor and my head hits the floor,thanks a lot.

Saturday, January 5th 2013

1000000000000000000000000000000000000

Saturday, January 5th 2013

thankssssssssssssssssss

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thank u very much Mr Alex

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thankyou ALEX sar I take 70 marks Iam very hapy I

will take your class once again

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thanks. I scored 90. I considered Niagara Falls a landmark.

Saturday, January 5th 2013

    So did I

    Sunday, January 6th 2013

I need help to understand one thing ’bout the word “Ever” in the following words:
Ever-deceptive, ever-present,…

What is the meaning of this ever when it comes in words like those ones.
Thanks

Saturday, January 5th 2013

I like Valen’s teaching.She is a good teach and kind

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thank You for this lesson. Best wishes from country where You were born :-)

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Hi Alex :)
I notice you pronounce “the” sometime like “ze” and sometime like” tha”,so what is the difference?

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your lesson

Saturday, January 5th 2013

thank you Alex

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thanks Alex and Happy New Year!

We need comprehensive explanation about “the”, apparently where to you and where not to use.

If you ask me what is blocking you to feel confident in English. I would say the use of “the”. If I’m 100% clear about use of the I would say I’m 98% confident in English.

So, Please Alex and team help us to understand thoroughly the use of “the” . I hope other students around the world will agree with me.

Thanks.
Tamil Eelavan.

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Splendid lesson

Saturday, January 5th 2013

thx a million

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Hi, Alex!
Thanks a lot for your lessons!
But Europe is not a continent, it’s a part of world. Eurasia is continent :)

Sunday, January 6th 2013

    P.S. And Asia is not a continent too :)

    Sunday, January 6th 2013

    Even though it’s the same land, Europe is treated as its own continent, politically and linguistically. The dividing line (as you probably know) is the Ural Mountains.

    Monday, January 7th 2013

thank u Alex, but why there isn’t any rule for that, it’s hard to remember…..:D
we just should exercise.

Sunday, January 6th 2013

thank you very much

Sunday, January 6th 2013

wow..wonderful lessons, thanks. it helped me a lot

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Profitable!
Tx.

Sunday, January 6th 2013

hi teacher .sorry I have a query if you don’t mind …we say
to encourage or to encouraging
Is there really a difference between them ?
“to”  Working with the verb infinitive
or
“to” prepositions, which works for the gerund
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to motivate and encourage them

or
to motivated and encouraging them
and thanks a lot

Sunday, January 6th 2013

thank you Alex .this the first lesson to me … thank you again

Sunday, January 6th 2013

This is a very good site to learn!!

Sunday, January 6th 2013

hi, Alex. again, thank you so much. bye

Monday, January 7th 2013

Quiz 80%

Monday, January 7th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex. Very useful lesson.

Monday, January 7th 2013

Hi. First of all thanks for video. In this quiz i have a problem with 5th question. İ think it must be the niagara falls. Why do we say niagara falls? please help me

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

poor me i got only 5 score! i must listen to the video first before take the quiz! lol.. I’ll try again tho!

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

I WANT TO IMPROVE MY ENGLISH ,HOW CAN ATTEND UR CLASS PLEASE HELP ME

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Hi, thank you Alex for the free lesson you have been teaching for free on the net.

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

This specil to listen only..?

Thursday, January 10th 2013

“i have been to Niagara FAlls over a dozen times”why you dont need”the”there?:)everything else was perfect in the quiz, just i dont get this one, pls explain it to me…thx greetings from Hungary, u r awesome guys:)))

Friday, January 11th 2013

thanks a lot. i’m bad at grammar so i hope i can iprove my skills in these lesson >^_^

Friday, January 11th 2013

I am sorry, could you check my sentence please.

I have been studying for 12 years since I was in elementary school, now I am 20 years old.
It means, almost half of the rest of my life I have spent in school.

is that sentence correct?

Monday, January 14th 2013

Wooooooooooooooooooooooow …. 8 out of 10 …. Thanks Alex for your help.

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks Alex :)

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Could u make a lesson about that what the difference is between while, during, in the meantime and how to use them. I would appreciate that. Thank u

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

    That’s a good idea. I’ll add it to the list of lesson requests!

    Friday, January 18th 2013

thanks

Thursday, January 17th 2013

First, thank you for the video.
Second,I want to ask one question : Are not Niagara Falls landmarks like (The Cairo Tower)?

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thanks Alex, nice one.

Monday, January 21st 2013

Nice lesson. I got 100% again! Thank you Alex!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thanks Alex!!!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

TO THE NIAGARA FALLS OR TO NIAGARA FALLS? I DON’T UNDERSTAND

Friday, January 25th 2013

thanx :)

Sunday, January 27th 2013

good method to remember :)

Monday, February 4th 2013

thanks a lot from Kazakhstan! I like your explaining!)

Monday, February 4th 2013

9 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

9 correct out of 10 …. Tks for the class Alex

Sunday, February 10th 2013

very good for learners

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Hi Alex. One question ..USA (United States of America) it’s a political name??….like a Republic or something like that?? I fail it…Thanks..

Thursday, April 25th 2013

Hey Alex… Can I use “the” before USA? I was told I can’t. And now, what should I do?

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

Dear Alex, thank you!
But why is Niagara Fall without “the”? Isn’t it a landmark?

Sorry for this confusion.

Friday, June 28th 2013

Sorry, I’ve watched your 1st lesson and got my mistake!!! Sorry one more time!
Thank you!

Friday, June 28th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex for your excellent lesson.

Friday, July 12th 2013

Thank you for this lesson .

Realy you are a good teacher.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Thanks.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

All the best to you engvid

Saturday, July 20th 2013

awesome lesson thanks

Thursday, August 1st 2013

Thank you!!!!

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Alex i need your help because sometimes i have a problem with my spelling, written can you help me this is my Email Address: candykayombo38@yahoo.ie
thank you very much… i got 60/100

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Thanks a lot, and I have a quetion about #5(I’ve been to Niagara Falls over a dozen times). I think Niagara Falls is a Landmark and according to this video, in terms of Landmarks we use ‘the’. Could you explain about that?

Saturday, September 7th 2013

    oh, You already explain that in other video(When to use ‘THE’ with names of seas, oceans, and rivers). I got it! Thank you:)

    Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Hi Alex!
In the text about you, you not use THE Canada and alsow you type was born in Poland… Where THE with name of countries? Can you explain it?

Thursday, January 9th 2014

Thanks Sir, I got 80%.

Sunday, January 12th 2014

2 mistakes in the 1 st and the 5 th questons o.O ..never mind .. i got 8/10

Monday, January 13th 2014

I live in The republic of Korea~! :-P

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Hi! Thanks for posting it. I do appreciate when people take time and make effort to help others learn a language.

Two comments from me:
– islands – the Philippines, the Bahamas have ‘the’ because they are grammatically plural, so the rule is quite consistent
– saying wrong examples (mistakes) out loud causes some confusion for the brain – people might think -‘oh, I’ve heard it on the website, so it must me correct’, so I wouldn’t recommend it (the Asia)! That’s all for now. Keep up the good work!! :)

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

thanks.

Monday, July 21st 2014

Thank you very much Alex.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Good lesson. Thanks alot

Thursday, June 25th 2015

Thanks Alex.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Thank you very much!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Thanks Alex.

Monday, April 11th 2016

Thank you so much for teaching !

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Why we don’t use USA rather than the USA?

Friday, July 15th 2016

Hi Alex you guys are doing wonderful job. My sense is that we used the when we want to create and distiguish object. However, in case of unquie thing the same is not required eg nigira fall which unquie a creation of nature need no distinction however man made objects like statue of liberty need one.
Thanks for everything.God bless your entire team.

Sunday, September 4th 2016
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