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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.
I hate Canadian winters. I wish I ______ in Hawaii right now.

Yesterday, John told me that he wishes he ________ harder in high school because then university might not be so difficult for him.

Elaine wishes her boyfriend were a romantic type.
Does Elaine's boyfriend buy her flowers unexpectedly?

Jake: "Hey Mike, want to go see a basketball game next week?"
Mike: "I wish I could afford it."

What does Mike mean?

Anjali: "Wow, you're such a good singer, you must get lots of dates."
Nick: "I wish."

Does Nick get many dates?

"Don't you just wish that learning a language were easier?"

This question means that learning English is easy.

Amanda wishes her hair ______ longer.

Marv: "Do you think Nancy likes you?"
Dwight: "I wish I knew."

Dwight should ask Nancy out on a date because she will definitely say yes.

Don't you wish summer ________ longer?

Shan: "If you could make one wish come true, what would you wish for?"
Josh: "I'd wish _________________"


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338 Comments on “English Grammar – “I wish…” – Subjunctive”


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Thanks for the lesson, just got 10 out of 10 =)

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi Adam, Thank you very much for the quiz and the video. I enjoyed it a lot. I wish I were an expert in english. take care

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    think you so much

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    i am a beginner and i have think that engvid.com is the best way to learn english

    Thursday, February 14th 2013

    Thank you for the lesson Adam. I have a little question about WOULD. I have heard some people say “Why would I do that?” Here, why DO they use “would” instead of “Why DO I do that?”
    Thank you again.. :)

    Saturday, November 23rd 2013

Thanks Adam for your lessons. I wish i’ll learn English very well, because your lessons and http://www.engvid.com are very useful.
Ahmad from Uzbekistan

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi, I think that in this case you must use “I hope I’ll learn Englsih very well”
    because in this case it’s probable that you succeed.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

      True. Good point Carlos.

      Saturday, February 16th 2013

        Thanks Adam for all your lessons. Your teaching style is outstanding and your knowledge of grammar is accurate. However, I’d like to make a comment about question 2 in your quiz which reads:”Yesterday, John told me that he wishes he…” I think that the use of the present simple in “wishes” is incorrect for two reasons. First, it is clear that the act of wishing took place in the past(note the use of yesterday). Secondly, “wishes” does not concord with “told” which is used in the same sentence just before it. So I think that it would more appropriate to put the two verbs in the past simple. What do you think?

        Wednesday, February 20th 2013

          Hi Khaled,

          Actually, another student got this as well. Here is what i wrote to that student:

          Bonus points for you :)

          That’s a typo. I meant to write wished. I didn’t make a comment about it because I didn’t want to confuse the issue of the lesson. Reported speech will be another lesson, so I will address it then, if it comes up.

          Good eye.

          Friday, March 1st 2013

        You are just so awesome Adam. Thank you a lot for your cyber teaching

        Monday, July 1st 2013

Thanks a lot for your job!

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

uh dear adam before I listen to the lesson I must say thank you very very Much
:)

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Adam , your quiz is amazing, it is very different to other quizzes..i got 9 correct out of 10.. i wish i got 10 out of 10..
i have a question:
Can i say ( i wished)? and what tense should i use after wish?

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi Joody,

    Yes, you can used wished. follow it with the same rule for one tense back. If it’s a ‘be’ verb, it will still be were. When I was younger I wished I were rich. Now I wish I were famous.

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

Adam,
why do you write:
“Elaine wishes her boyfriend was a romantic type.” and not
“Elaine wishes her boyfriend WERE a romantic type.”
?

THANKS!!!
Ermanno

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Thanks Ermanno,

    I just posted a comment for everyone to correct that. Honest mistake.
    :)

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

      Well, technically it is correct. I didn’t see the the video so I don’t know if you cleared this up but in the subjunctive, nowadays, I he she “was” is officially accepted along with “were”. I got 9 out of 10. In the last one I chose If I was rich, and it should be correct.

      Tuesday, February 5th 2013

        Hi Martin,

        You’re right. Was is acceptable, but for the sake of consistency I kept it were. Unfortunately, however, for those taking a standardized test (SAT, GMAT, etc.) it’s were, not was.

        Saturday, February 16th 2013

      hullo,,
      “long-time from EngVid”
      I`ve read this info beforehand, one thing make me wonder is that I saw in Cambridge dictionary
      this sentence “I wish I was ten years younger”
      when I looked for it, I found that “was” in BE it could be used rather than were , and AE use “were” only.
      Is that proper? and does these meticulous difference affect somebody result whether if he/she is taking the
      TOEFL or IELTS test !!

      Thursday, February 7th 2013

        Hi Hisham,

        TOEFL and IELTS don’t directly test grammar, so it’s not really an issue. If you write was or were in the essay, it shouldn’t really make a difference.

        Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thanks Adam.
Is next sentence correct ?
When I was ten , I wished to become a doctor.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi Ilja,

    Sorry I missed this before. Yes, you can say I wished to become, though the meaning is slightly different. When you use wish+to, it means the same as want. So wished to… is really wanted to. It doesn’t fall under the rules of the subjunctive.

    I hope that helps.

    Thursday, February 28th 2013

      Thank you so much, Adam. I’d like to ask the difference between ‘may’ and ‘might’.

      Saturday, July 20th 2013

Thank you so much. I really benefit a lot.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I wish you were here.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    i wish 2 you were here ?

    Wednesday, May 1st 2013

Nice talk Adam, i learned a little bit more today.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

i got 6 =(

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hi everybody,

Sorry, but there was a mistake in question 3. It should read Elaine wishes her boyfriend WERE a romantic type. I’ve fixed it now.

Thanks, Ermanno, for picking it up quickly.

:)

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    You’re welcome! I like your lessons!

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Hi Adam! First of all. I enjoy your lessons, these are for me, direct and clear lessons. If I understood this lesson I could say: “I wish you would enjoy this lesson.”; or I must just say: “I wish you enjoy this lesson.”
Thanks you

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Oi Daniel, permita-me de ajudar-o.
    “I wish you would enjoy this lesson.”
    Gostaria que você disfrutasse desta lição.
    “I wish you enjoy this lesson.”
    Desejo que você(s) disfrute(m) desta lição.

    Mas no final da lição, ele pôderia haver dito:
    I hope you enjoyed this lesson.
    Espero que vocês disfrutaram desta lição.

    Saudações.
    Carlos77.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

      Hi Carlos77! Thanks for your replay! Are you portuguese learner?

      Wednesday, February 13th 2013

        Hi Daniel,

        Not really sure what Carlos wrote to you, but seems he was on the right track. It’s realistic to believe that I will enjoy the lesson, so hope is a better choice than wish in this case.

        Saturday, February 16th 2013

hi Adam,this course is amazing,please don`t stop teaching,I’d like you explain ” why some people use over with some verbs if they can also use the verbs.example:look at this conversation

a)sophie: I need my books
b)charlie: ok,I’ll bring them over

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi Allendy,

    In this case, ‘over’ is basically a shortcut for ‘ to you’. or ‘to where you are.’

    If you call me and I want to invite you to my house, I’ll say “Come over” meaning “Come to my house.”

    English often looks for the shortest way to say something.

    Does that help?

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

      Very useful information. Thanks!

      Monday, May 5th 2014

I really like adam…!!!

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

what a lesson, the lesson was great. thank u Adam. I wish I were there taking classes face 2 face.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hi Adam, I really enjoyed this lesson, but I prefer lessons without subtitles because is better to improve listening skills.
Best regards

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    You can turn the subtitles on and off by pressing the CC button at the bottom of the video. I also think it is better not to follow subtitles, but many EngVid students have requested them.

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

      Hello,
      But I think it is better for us to understanding completely using subtitle…
      But when video was playing I couln’t find where is CC button ?? It is helpful for me to see subtitle
      could you explain again ?
      thanks

      Wednesday, February 6th 2013

        That CC button is near to the “Change Quality(720p)” Button.
        If you want to download the English subtitle as a .srt file(a standard subtitle format which supports to most Video Players) use “google2srt”. It’s a simple software and you can download it free. here you go http://google2srt.sourceforge.net/en/

        Tuesday, February 12th 2013

thank u so much
I got 9 correct out of 10.
:)

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

English language is sooo weird. Btw, thanks alot Adam!

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

not easy lesson but interesting )))

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

That is is great thanks .

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    ohhh , hallo

    Saturday, February 9th 2013

      yeah

      Tuesday, February 12th 2013

I don’t understand quiz number 2. At first I thought the correct answer is number 1. Because you told me I should use one tense past verb. So, I thought “He wishes he studied harder in high school.” Am I now misunderstaing? Could you plz tell me that?

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Hi Eric,

    You need to keep in mind the context. He is now in university. So when he speaks of high school, it’s already in the past (ie. he DID not STUDY hard in h.s.) so NOW he wishes he HAD STUDIED harder.

    Does that help?

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

easy peasy , thanks!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thans so much adam from you also

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Hello Adam,
You are great teacher in the world, GOD bless all of you.
but could you please describe about question number 10? , I dont’t understand why the answer was number 4?
10. Shan: “If you could make one wish come true, what would you wish for?”
Josh: “I’d wish _________________”

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Sami,

    This was a bit of a trick question. The other three answers don’t have the correct verb. But it is also possible to wish FOR something instead of an action or be verb situation. Because this is an unreal situation, you can wish for things too.

    Does this help?

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

Absolutely awesome explanation )) Thanks!! I wish you did the same for simple Conditionals )))

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

I wish I were more clever

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank you so much sir,
But you are kindly requested to make a video on difference between adverb,and adverbial.Looking forward to your reply.
Best Regards,

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi sher Bahader Mashriqi

    Not exactly sure what you mean. Adverbial is an adjective that describes something as having the function of an adverb, such as an adverbial clause. Is that what you meant?

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

10 out of 10 :)

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Many thanks for your lessons. You are the teacher I understand the best (I’m not so sure the way I use the superlative is a good one… maybe a lesson on this topic?).
Every morning I begin by hearing the new lesson on engVid.com
I appreciate every teachers. They all have their pros and cons.
All the best,
Jean-Paul

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

9 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thanks a lot for your lesson
I got 9 out of 10

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Great lesson Adam!
I got 10 out of 10, thanks to your lesson.
I think I understood how to use subjunctive, I hope so…. ^___^’

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thank you Adam, it was so useful.
and it could be better if u talked about ‘wish’
with infinitives too.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

10 out of 10
Thank you Adam

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hey!

    I am Yan.

    Do you play chess?

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

      I do, but not very well :)

      Saturday, February 16th 2013

Very good video Adam, thanks!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank you for your nice teaching.
But I have a question.
What is the meaning that is ‘get lots of date’in the sentence below the text?

“Wow, you’re such a good singer, you must get lots of dates.”

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Seungsok,

    It means many girls like you and want to go out with you. (or guys if you=girl).

    Does that help? :)

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

Hello,I want to ask a question about the future tenses,especially can I say:”I will had been+verb-ing?”and “I will had + pp.?”-is that correct? What future tense exactly is it?

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    First of all, i am sorry to write instead of Engvid teachers but actually i wonder how can “will” come with “had”? Are you sure about that structure or is it (I will have been + verb -ing)if it is the last -which i think it is- then it is called the future perfect continuous
    So you can say(Tomorrow I will have been learning English for 9 years.)and also (Next Friday I will have painted my bedroom)..I hope I could answer your questions.

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Snowwhite,

    Actually, Hishy did a good job with the answer. It is a future perfect tense to talk about an action that will be completed at a known time in the future.

    Hope that helps.

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

good

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank you very much Adam. I have got 8 of 10. It was very helpfull lesson

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

wonderful lecture. thanx Adam.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

wonderful lesson.. i got 9 out of 10. before this lesson i was using “was” instead of “were”. i wish i had learnt it earlier. :P hope i would not repeat that mistake

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

that’s useful for me. thank you

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

hi Adam I really like your lesson but i din’t understand third question .Think nice teacher

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Mohibms,

    Remember that if you wish for something to be true, then in reality it isn’t. So if she wishes he were romantic, it means he isn’t, so doesn’t buy her flowers.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

that was so helpful>>> thank you with all my heart>>

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

You are amazing guys from EngVid! Your lessons even have subtitles. I haven’t use subtitles since 2012 because now I can understand without them. But there are many students that may need subtitles.

I wonder whether these subtitles were created by the teachers, or they are part of youtube API. I found some videos on youtube with captured subtitles, but they were wrong: things that I could read were incorrect sentences. Because today’s technology does not allow to interpret human voice completely though there are some APIs that are close to that. I also think that it’s impossible to create a program or tech that can translate from one language into another. Because machine works using algorithms, but any language is “alive”, which means there is not an algorithm that could process words, phrases, slang, and sentences. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    I haven’t used…

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    The automatic subtitles that YouTube generates are terrible. They are almost always wrong. The subtitles for this lesson were added manually. We have not done this before on EngVid, because it is a lot of work. It takes a long time. But we will gradually be adding subtitles to more videos if we see that students want them and find them useful.

    As for automatic translation of writing — I believe that this is something that *can* work, at least well enough for someone to understand what is written, even if it is not perfect.

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

i wish i had learned before exam …..

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Hello, Adam. Thank you a lot for your helping. I can’t understand why did you use a verb “whish” in the present form in the sentence:
Yesterday, John told me that he wishes he had studied harder in high school because then university might not be so difficult for him.
This is a reported speech and if a verb “tell” is in the past tense the “whise” must be in the same tense, doesn’t it?
Truly yours, Daniyar from Kazakhstan.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Daniyar,

    Bonus points for you :)

    That’s a typo. I meant to write wished. I didn’t make a comment about it because I didn’t want to confuse the issue of the lesson. Reported speech will be another lesson, so I will address it then, if it comes up.

    Good eye.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

Very nice lessons

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thank you so much
I have been in Canada since 2003 for many reasons I did not finish ESL I were in level 6 in Ottawa i wish I finish it here.
but can we use wish in the past only?
for example I wish I visit my back home.
is it correct?

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Sahar,

    We can talk about a wish for a future event or situation, but because it is hypothetical (not real), the verb will always be one tense back. So… you wish you COULD visit back home.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

hello mr.Adam, I really like your lesson , it was really very useful . :)

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

I wish I had found this web site before, This is a great place to improve my English. Thank you Adam and thank you EngVid

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Perfect lesson and a perfect teacher!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

wonderful lesson.

I like the subtitles feature

I wish it would be introduced some time earlier.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

I wish I could achieve fluency like you, Adam.
I have been following this site for last three months. Just for saying ‘thank you’ to you, I signed up today.
I’m thankful for all the great lessons.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thnks

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

HI, Adam!
I don`t understand, why in the forth question I cannot choose the first answer?
Thank you in advance!!!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Wild,

    When we use ‘afford’ we generally refer to money. If you can’t afford the time, you need to specify that.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

HI, Adam!
I don`t understand, why in the fourth question I cannot choose the first answer?
Thank you in advance!!!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Can we use ” would be ” instead of ” were “?
Thank you for lesson =)

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    Hi Anins,

    Would be is the past of will be. So that changes the meaning. If you could give me a specific example of what you mean, I might be able to give you a better explanation.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thank you for the lesson

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Hi Adam, I wish all mankind were like you :)
that’s impossible, right ? Anyway, you are enough (: so we do not need others to be like you.
Thank you so much !

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Hi, Adam. Thank you for your teaching. It is really good lesson though I got 7 correct out of 10.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Great lesson Adan…thanks a lot

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

:(

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thanks for the quiz!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

this lesson was very interesting for me , thank you ADAM you teach very well

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank you Adam. You are
a great teacher bacuase you can
make student to understand a difficult question so easy.
Thanks again.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Thank you dear Adam.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

hi Adam!
I have such question. Im 29 old. I have no any education and Im beginner. So is it possible for me to become as russion-english translator?

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Kanat,

    In terms of what you can make of yourself, almost anything is possible. Can you be a translator today? Probably not. Can you be one in a year? Sure.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

thank you engVID for everything …muah,,muah tsup tsup….

Thursday, February 7th 2013

thanks for the lesson just got 8 answers correct

Thursday, February 7th 2013

thanks dear, i have got 9 out of 10 but isn’t this sentence correct “he wishes he studied harder’ ? there is a sentence in quiz he wishes he ______ harder in high school. i selected studied but they told had studied is correct. why had studied comes here if there is a simple present tense.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Syed,

    You need to keep in mind the context. He is now in university. So when he speaks of high school, it’s already in the past (ie. he DID not STUDY hard in h.s.) so NOW he wishes he HAD STUDIED harder.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

At high school or in high school?

According to Murphy “at school” is correct.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Michael,

    At school, would refer to the place. In school refers to the idea, the context or situation. So, in high school refers to the time I was studying (from 14-18 years old).

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

    “at school” is British English.
    “in school” is American English.

    Friday, January 3rd 2014

there is a sentences in quiz which runs :he wishes he_________harder”. i selected studied but they they said had studied is correct just studied is incorrect. why it is so if there is present indefinite tense.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Syednomanshah,

    You need to keep in mind the context. He is now in university. So when he speaks of high school, it’s already in the past (ie. he DID not STUDY hard in h.s.) so NOW he wishes he HAD STUDIED harder.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

yes dear how do i whatch your leastion M/s Roone

Thursday, February 7th 2013

TY Adam!! Especially for “Were instead Was” part!)) 10 out of 10!)

Thursday, February 7th 2013

i got 8 correct out of 10 (-__-)
i am so sad

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Woa, this is really good English Course… I didn’t see this website before, I Wish I had seen this time ago.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

7/10. (:

Thursday, February 7th 2013

I wish I could understand this lessons

Thursday, February 7th 2013

great lesson …thanks so much Adam .. I got full mark
Adel …EGYPT

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Hi adam that was really helpful for me.
I would like to know what are the words in what I can use ´´TO´´ after the verb. for example
´´WAIT ME´´ or ´´WAIT FOR ME´´
IF there is somthing else I want to know.
thank you and blesings.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Junior,

    It’s wait for me, but I’m not really sure I understand the rest of the question. Can you give me a specific example?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

      for example: ´wait for me´ ´or wait me´
      ´talk to me´ or ´talk me´
      ´lend me´ or ´lend to me´
      ´give me´ or ´give to me´
      ´bring him´, bring to him, bring for him´
      some things like these

      Sunday, February 17th 2013

        Ok. I’ll try to make a lesson out of it, but for now:

        Wait for me
        talk to me
        lend me or ´lend (something, it, etc)to me´
        ´give me´ or ´give (it) to me´
        ´bring him´, bring (it) to him

        Thursday, February 28th 2013

Dear Adam, your lesson is wonderful. Still I have a question. If I want to say “I wish HE …(looks like WAS) a driver”. Everything is clear with “I wish I were”, but should I apply it to all the prounouns?

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Shanti,

    Yes, it’s were with all pronouns, including he,she,it. That’s the subjunctive. :)

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

I got 7

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Almost 10 out 10… thank you Adam!!!

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Hey Adam, can you please make some lesson about formal and informal English.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

thank you very much well explained lesson got 10 out of 10.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

This is one of the toughest things to learn about because native speakers aren’t consistent when they use it. And “because” isn’t helpful here! xD

I can think about 3 different sentence structures which use the subjunctive.
– conditionals
– expressions with “wish”
– requests

Good to know that native speakers often use “was” with “wish”. The same is with conditionals. Maybe people are more likely to say “If I were you…” (not everyone), but in many cases after “if”, there is “was” instead of “were”. On wikipedia, there is an example “If only the door were unlocked”, and it says that we can use “was” in place of “were”. And be wise when it comes to the subjunctive. xD

But the last structure (requests) is easy to deal with. For instance: “He asked that you be quiet.” can be rewritten to “He asked you to be quiet.”, and the second sentence sounds more “normal” to me than the first one. xD

So, “was”, “were”, whatever! xD

Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Indeed :). Unless you’re taking a test like the SAT, in which case ‘was’ will lose you a point ;)

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

good

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Abundant thanks!!!

Thursday, February 7th 2013

hi adam , your lesson were awesome , i have one question may you explain me, how we can use three verbes consecutive, and we use just one in infinitif eg : Jake: “Hey Mike, want to go see a basketball game next week?” why we d’nt say want to go to see ?

Friday, February 8th 2013

    Hi Hawace,

    That’s a bit of a complicated one, but in general, ‘see a basketball game’ is the complement to go (sort of like an object, but not really).

    Do you want …what?
    to go… where?
    (to) see a bball game?

    Does that help at all?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

i dont have something for instance a car right now. but i wish to have one. so should i say i wish i had a car or i wish i have a car?

Friday, February 8th 2013

    Hi Vadhy

    I wish a had a car (because you don’t).

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

I GOT 10. thank’s for the test
by the way, i’m trying to improve my speaking skills , i wish i had a native speakers to talk with, but i don’t ^^, so what do you guys think i should do ?

Friday, February 8th 2013

Adam, I really appreciate this lesson. Thank you for your timme and dedication.

Friday, February 8th 2013

tjan

thank u boddy

Friday, February 8th 2013

Hello Adam!
I have a question about the sentence you said at the beginning of your lesson: The doctor recommended that he go to hospital. It seems to be not correct or may be I don’t get something. Wh he go not goes?
THank you for the lesson!
Hope to get your reply!
Best regards, Olya

Saturday, February 9th 2013

    Hi Olya,

    That’s another type of subjunctive. After words like recommend, advise, request, etc., we use the base verb.

    He advised that Tom see a specialist.
    He requested that the flowers be delivered Monday.
    etc.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

      Thanks for it Adam!

      Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thanks Adam

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Thank you so much Adam

Saturday, February 9th 2013

You are doing good job thanks for video it’s so helpful for me

Sunday, February 10th 2013

tnx i enjoyed alot that was comlete man!

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Dear Adam

Thanks a lot for your excellent lessons. I have a hypothetical situation and a question associated with it. Lets assume, someone asks me, do I know swimming ? I said no I don’t but I wish were . Is it correct ? or I should say ” No I don’t know swimming but I wish I did know swimming”

Hope to see your guidance.

Sincerely
Student

Sunday, February 10th 2013

    Hi Student,

    I wish I did, because know is an technically an action verb, not a be verb.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

thanks my teacher for the lesson

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Hi Adam! How are you? I’ve got a question. Can one say “Bill Clinton wishes Hillary were President”? Thanks. Bye.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

    Hi Ruslan,

    It depends on what you think her chances are. :)

    I think, as things look today, that he hopes she’ll be President.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

      as I understood, grammatically it’s correct…

      Sunday, February 17th 2013

        yes, grammatically it is correct

        Thursday, February 28th 2013

          Thank you Adam.

          Friday, March 1st 2013

Thank you very much, Mr.Adam. you are great!

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Thank you

Monday, February 11th 2013

Hi Adam!
I’m a little bit confused in a difference between “about to” and “going to” in using.
Could you explain it at the next lessons?
Thanks!

Monday, February 11th 2013

    Hi Kurte,

    I’ll try to make a lesson about it, but for now, ‘about to’ means almost. So, about to do, means just before doing, so almost doing. About to be, means almost is. etc. Going to is in the future.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

Hi Adam!
All your lessons are clear enough thanx. I got 10 out of 10

Monday, February 11th 2013

Hi Adam! Please, tell me why uses passive voice with the following sentences
I am not interested in politics
He was surprised at her sudden disappearing
Thank you!

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

    Hi Kishtuki,

    Actually, these are -ed adjectives, not really passive verbs. They express a feeling, which is why they take the passive form.

    Does that help?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thank you Adam .

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hi Adam!
I like your English lessons and they are really useful.
Could I know whether following equation is correct or not.
“I wish I were rich = If I were rich”

If It is not correct please explain me what’s the difference between them
Thanks!
-Prasad-

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

    It is only mine opinion. In the first sentence “I wish I were rich” you only dream to be rich. In the second one “If I were rich” you want tell us what you will make in that case(in case you are rich).

    Thursday, February 14th 2013

    Hi Dhplakmal,

    If I were rich…. This is a conditional. So, it needs a result. If I were rich, I would but a house.

    I wish simply expresses a desire that is unrealistic.

    Is that clear?

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

      Thank you Adam. Yes, now it’s clear.

      Monday, February 18th 2013

hi Adam,this course is amazing,please don`t stop teaching,I’d like you explain ” why some people use over with some verbs if they can also use the verbs.example:look at this conversation
a)sophie: I need my books
b)charlie: ok,I’ll bring them over

please someone explain this to me

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

    I believe, there isn’t any reason to think very deeply. It just showing us some space or direction(over here/over there). Charlie also could say “I’ll bring them over here”

    Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thanks for the lesson …I got 9 correct out of 10 :)

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Thank u Adam for lesson!

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Thank you very much, it was really helpful!

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Thank you , it’s very useful.

Saturday, February 16th 2013

I,m kevin from south korea,,i want to thank to all of teacher specially Adam..he speaks smooth and nice.so Adam thumbs up,

Saturday, February 16th 2013

My doubt it’s not about grammar, that I truly understood, it’s just a curiosity.

When you mentioned about the Hypothetical issue it got me really confused, as a matter of fact, I understood that it’s something that isn’t real, ok, but assume or presume ( according to what reason I don’t know) that it’s something that can’t happen I think it’s too much. For example: I wish I had a car. this wish is completely possible of happening and I’m still able to use “wish” instead “hope” the same goes for “I wish I were rich”. I may not be rich now but it isn’t impossible.

That’s my first comment and I have to say, congratulations for all the lessons. You are really good.

Best regards from Brazil.

Sunday, February 17th 2013

    It seems that no one has time to screen my posts. I write after each quiz persistently, even though ‘ log out ‘ shows whenever with unknown reason and no any reply.
    Thanks for giving me very clearest concept about the hypothetical and showing me how common a native speaker uses ‘wish I were / I would … in the conversation. This lesson and quiz comforted me a lot.
    What does ‘ rodrigopinheiro ‘ mean ?

    Friday, March 8th 2013

      I guess we both will remain without answer.

      Friday, March 8th 2013

Good comments everyone.Thanks.

Just a quick note. Remember, that you don’t need perfect grammar to communicate. You do, however, need perfect grammar to get perfect scores on tests that test your grammar skills. :)

Sunday, February 17th 2013

    Hi Adam! How are you? My question is off topic(excuse me, please). Could you tell me how much different from modern english language the work of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”? If somebody will be talk like this in now days, would it be funny? Thank you very much(can you recommend me any classical writer?).

    Wednesday, February 27th 2013

      One of my favorite books, actually. :)

      Old-fashioned (Victorian) English; no-one speaks this way these days, but you have to keep in mind that language also reflects the social surroundings. Dorian Gray was in a social class that would speak this way at that time.
      If you’re asking the question in terms of learning English, keep reading. It’s still English at the end of the day.

      Thursday, February 28th 2013

        It is the first book on English I had read. This language is very beautiful. Especially I like how Wilde is describing nature(in the garden; when he coming back at home after break up with Sibyl(at dawn); when he goes for drugs). You feeling really sad. I am reading this book over and over again. It is really sorry that English is changing. Thank You Adam!

        Friday, March 1st 2013

        Adam, I’d also read up the books which is farther(could you please say me which one among them was written by the language that is more close to modern English)–”The Phantom of the Opera”(Gaston Leroux),”Three Man in the boat”(Jerome K Jerome),”The Time Machine”(Herbert Wells – I like him),”Tender is the Night”(F Scott Fitzgerald) also (“Fight club”by Chuck Polahniuk but I hate it(I don’t want to read it again)). Now I’ve bought “David Copperfield”(Charles Dickens). Thanks Adam.

        Saturday, March 9th 2013

          Well, fight club is probably closest, but maybe that’s why you hate it :)

          Fitzgerald is probably next. He’s a great timeless writer.

          Tuesday, March 12th 2013

          Thank you Adam. (about “Fight club” I just said – I hate the story.)

          Wednesday, March 13th 2013

          I just noticed something like this was in the work of Herbert Wells ” When the sleeper wakes?”

          Wednesday, March 13th 2013

thx 4 lesson) i got 10 out of 10) but gotta practice)

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Hi Adam. Was very interesting but I got only 4 point. Thank you very much.

Monday, February 18th 2013

Thank you Adam.I got 9 out of 10.
I didn’t know the word ” afford”, so I made a mistake!
After I finished the test, I looked up it in my dictionary, and knew its meaning.

The subjunctive lesson was little bit difficult for me to understand when my
Japanese teacher taught it to me. However your lesson’s points are very clear.
It helped me a lot!

Monday, February 18th 2013

Thank a lot you really help me . I got the point
Thank you again

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Adam,
I really enjoyed this video. You are one of my best Teacher. I really like your teaching style.
Here I request you to make one video on ” Elder vs Older”, I want to know the difference between these two and use.
Thank You
Best regards,
Riaz Noor Afridi

Monday, February 18th 2013

Thanks Adam! I finally got it. Again I really really appreciate you. ^^

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Adam,
Everybody is supposed to learn engvid
Thanks a lot

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

hi Adam, only you

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hi Adam and all the teachers.
you guys are really good. you all know how to explain, so people can understand easily. god bless all of you.
Thanks

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I am grateful to you, Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank you 4 the lesson
it’s really helpful, but what about if I said:
“I couldn’t do it” and change this sentence to WISH , I wish I … what ???

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

adam,please I’d you to make a lesson about the imperative form,please. for example

the imperative with may and let
I bet it’ll be 100% useful .do it please.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I mean I’D LIKE

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thanks

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Hello Adam! I like your videos! You are very well) many thanks!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

thanks for the quiz it’s very helpful

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Thanks!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

thanks alot Adam

Friday, February 22nd 2013

my score only 50% – :(
thanks a lot Adam – I like your lessons

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Hey Adam,

I am looking for a lesson on the perfect participle. Having looked all through the internet, I am now desperate.

thx alot

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    Hi Sven,

    I’m afraid it would be impossible to do it here. I will say that one type of participle is a reduced adverb clause.

    After he had finished his homework he was allowed to watch TV.

    We reduce the preposition, subject, and verb to a participle after+ he + had + finished = having finished… his homework, he was allowed to watch TV.

    The perfect participle is just a reduction of a perfect verb.

    Not much, but I hope it helps.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Hi there. I’ve a question: when we say “I wish tomorrow it would rain” we think it isn’t going to rain, it’s strange that tomorrow is going to rain, because for example we’re in California where it hardly rains, right?. Then have we to say “I hope tomorrow it wouldn’t rain” instead of “I wish tomorrow it wouldn’t rain” if we thing that tomorrow isn’t going to rain?

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    Hi Marelli,

    To be honest, you confused me a bit. If you think it won’t rain tomorrow, and you don’t want it to rain, then there’s noting to wish or hope for. If it’s unlikely going to rain tomorrow, but you’re a farmer, then you wish it would rain. If you’re planning a picnic, but you see clouds in the sky, then you hope it doesn’t rain, or won’t rain (notice I don’t use wouldn’t).

    Does that help at all?

    Thursday, February 28th 2013

Very usefull lesson. Thanks.

Monday, February 25th 2013

adam,please I’d you to make a lesson about the imperative form,please. for example
the imperative with may and let
I bet it’ll be 100% useful .do it please.

Monday, February 25th 2013

    I’ll get on it :)

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I don’t know how i can thank you for your wonderful and smooth way.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

thnk u

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Thank you very much. Really awesome the way you explain.

Friday, March 1st 2013

I wish I could speak english better

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

The way you teaching the important points is amaizing. Thanks Sir.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

8/10 opppps

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Mr. Ada pls help me how i can make these two sentences passive

1.I think, people will forget it very soon
2. They said, that had finished their work in time

Monday, March 4th 2013

    take it easy

    Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thanks for the lesson Adam.

Monday, March 4th 2013

Hey adam, i always get confused ib imaginary sentences..i would appreciate if you could tell me the whole possible terms in imaginary kind of sentences..
also how can i be more clear on the sentences in which we use like – would have,would have been, i wish, i were, could be, could have been, must have…please help

Monday, March 4th 2013

    I’ll have to make a lesson on that Rashmi. A little too big for here.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

hi,lilit 87 I Think it is this way

1.I think it will be forgotten by peolple very soon.

2.it was said,that their work will had been finished in time.

I hope having heped you…

Monday, March 4th 2013

Thanks. you are a great teacher ….

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Why I can see the videos?

Friday, March 8th 2013

Hi Adam,

Could you please offer proof reading service to help me improve writing skills?

Friday, March 8th 2013

    Hi Aykayk,

    I’m working on that now. I will let you know soon.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you , I wish you the best
graet teacher Mr. adam

Saturday, March 9th 2013

you are the best Adam !

Saturday, March 9th 2013

I love you Adam!
I wish you ;D

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Hi Adam..
Thanks for the quiz..
I almost got 10 out of 10 in Quiz.
But I scored 8.
Anyways i have a few doubts regarding question no.s 6 and 8 in Quiz.
May be I am not getting it exactly.
Would you please let me understand those 2 questions.
Thanks in Advance
Looking forward to have my doubts clear. :):)

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I wish I had your english level .is it correct teacher :D ?

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Thank you for the great explanation. I have a question for you, when do we use “was” could you give me an example please? it help a lot thank again. would be great if you could write me back :)

Friday, March 22nd 2013

10 out of 10. excellent lesson, great work. :D

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Hello Adam, thanks for your lesson. But when I listen to music I usually hear I wish I WAS… or If I WAS… Can you tell me WHY?

Sunday, March 24th 2013

thanks a lot sir for doing a great job , i wish you were my personal teacher………..

Thursday, April 4th 2013

thanks for a lesson:) Helped
Could you please explain this. If we use one tense back how come in these sentences we use WOULD ( my grammar key gives that):
I wish it …….( snow) now that it’s Christmas.
I wish you …..( do) that. It annoys me.
I wish the holidays ….( come) so we could go off to the seaside.
I wish you….( stop) watching TV while I am talking to you.
The answer key gives everywhere WOULD / WOULDN’T
Why? Why can’t be ….snowed, did, came,……
thanks

Sunday, April 7th 2013

Thank you.
I wished you had talked more about wish.

Sunday, April 7th 2013

I have a question.how can I go one step back in this sample?

I wish I were you.
I wished I ????

Sunday, April 7th 2013

Thank u very much

Monday, April 8th 2013

thanks you are my best theacher of mine

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Sunday, April 14th 2013

hi.thanks Adam for this lesson. it was interesting.

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

thank you so much….this topic gave me a though time but now am ok i got 10 out of 10

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

thank you so much I think it is more useful . I would to give me advise about reading section in IELTS .

Sunday, April 28th 2013

I’ve just studied this lesson. but….
It is still difficult for me to understand.ㅠㅠ
I wish it would be easy..
I’ll make it!!!!

Sunday, May 12th 2013

thanks Adam for your lessons

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thank you handsome teacher.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thanks for your easy understanding lesson!!!

Friday, May 24th 2013

Thank you. Step by step i’ll understanding you. Now i’ve got 90%.
The word hypothetical i think is Greek.

Sunday, May 26th 2013

i’m bad 8 of 10

Thursday, May 30th 2013

I was in a company of five Americans once and all of them used ‘was’ not ‘were’ after wish!! Why the hell should we stick to the old-fashioned ‘were’ is beyond me! …

Sunday, June 9th 2013

Thanks Mr Adam. It was really helpful.

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Thanks a lot.I used to confuse tense in general question

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Hi Adam, thanks a lot for your lessons, they are excellent. Two things, may I ask you a lessons about modal verbs, and another thing, I would like to take an exam in English CAE for example, but I’m not sure what is my level. Could you help me with this, please?

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Dear Sir, i had listened valen’s lesson in engvid who explained as follows:

I WISH I WAS RICH.. HERE NOT MENTIONED “WERE” SO IS IT CORRECT USAGE?
I WISH YOU A SAFE FLIGHT &
I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT FLIGHT…
PLEASE EXPLAIN ABOVE MENTIONED MATTER

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thanks Adam..

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

hello Adam! your clases are so good!

i have a big confusion:

If I wished in the past, how do I have to use the verb after verb wished?
base form infinitive, or past time?

When I was a child I always wished to have a pet!
When I was a child I always wished to had a pet!
When I was a child I always wished have a pet!
When I was a child I had always wished a pet!
I always wished………..
and What about if I wish something in the future?

thanks for being so clear in your classes!

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Adam how can I use wish with would/wouldn’t?
I learned something about that, but I really don’t remember anything.
Could you help me? please.

I wish it wouldn’t rain all the time. (is this right or wrong?)
thank you so much!

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Thanks Adam for your good teaching.

I have a question for you or for anyone who can answer it. You said we always degrade our tenses one step backward, then could you explain how to use “I wish …” with future tenses?

Thank you.

Friday, August 2nd 2013

thanks you so much. you teach very easily to listen and to understand :D

Sunday, August 4th 2013

Can I ask a question?
In some grammar books it is stated that ‘we don’t use wish + would in the first person.
Example: I wish I would…so this is considered incorrect.
So, why?

Thank you.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

HI Teacher Adam,
thank you so much you helped me a lot (:
I wanted to talk to you about something really confused me (:
I watched Teacher Valen’s lesson on this website it was about WISH & HOPE and when to use them can you check out the video? because she put an example says ” I wish I was rich ”
her lesson was so amazing but what confused me is that she used ” was” and you said you should use “were”. Another thing , she mentioned usages and one of them was ” to wish that someone would change his attitude you should use WISH+WOULD and to wish things were different than they are now use WISH+PAST” the example you suggested in the lesson confused “I wish it would rain tommorrow” ??
Again, thank you so much (:

Saturday, August 17th 2013

Hi dear Adam!
I want to ask you to make one more video about the verb to hope. it is confusing me so badly. wat tense should I use hope?
Thank you.
Best regads from Moscow.

Friday, August 23rd 2013

Thanks

Saturday, September 7th 2013

I got 8 correct out of 10. I failed No 3 and 4. But maybe I could understand them because of your helps. Next time I wish I would get 10 correct out of 10. Thank you, Adam :)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Hi Adam, I’m thankful that i found this site. got 7 out of 10, failed 6,9,10 :( but anyway keep listening to you will makes me more perfect.
Thank you

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Hi Adam, you are very great thanks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

hello teacher ! thank you for your lessons . In fact I don’t know if it s correct to use :I wish I would instead of I wish I could .
example . I wish I could stop smoking .” desire for change things in a near future “

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

hi adam sir, i just wanna ask u something, in which case “having” form used???? i really want to know the answer. i need the answer very badly. i must say that you are the best teacher ever and i have learnt lots of thing from you that is why thank you very much for making our life shine..

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    please approve my comment… please…!!

    Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

      Sorry, sorry!

      Thursday, October 24th 2013

        bumba das

        what sorry sir..!! please i want to know the answer…!!!

        Thursday, October 24th 2013

        then, what is the result of being a part of engvid, if you don’t want to give me the suggestion then why did keep comment box for answering us??? m very much disappointed…!! filing really helpless…!!

        Saturday, October 26th 2013

          I was saying sorry for taking such a long time to approve your comment! And I don’t really understand your original question — could you try explaining it a bit?

          Saturday, October 26th 2013

what sorry sir..!! please i want to know the answer…!!!

Thursday, October 24th 2013

i wish i had studied English 10 years ago.

Sunday, November 10th 2013

The lecture and the quiz really helped me to understand the “Subjunctive”. Thank you.

Monday, November 18th 2013

Thank you, Adam! I wish I had have teacher like you)))

Friday, November 22nd 2013

thanks so much Adam. my score is 8/10 . I just don’t understand about the 4th question . I chose A, but the answer is C. any sign for that key?

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

I’m confused, why do you guys use would when the real action is in future, I still don’t understand, however I got 8 out of 10, Anyway.. PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOON I NEED HELP TO PASS MY FCE TEST.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Scored a perfect 10!

Saturday, January 4th 2014

thanks I got 60%

Monday, January 6th 2014

Thank you Adam,you are a great teacher.I’ve learned many things from you.If I’d teacher like, I would be native speaker. :)

Thursday, January 9th 2014

last one I have problem .

Monday, January 20th 2014

thank you so much it was so helpful for me.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Good lesson,you are a good teacher, but did you have it more time???
I speck three languages but the english is very difficult from me, a disaster :(
HElp!!! :)

Monday, January 27th 2014

Great lesson! I wish Adam never stopped teaching online!

Friday, January 31st 2014

Hi adam, I got 9 points. But I didnt understand one thing. In which situations do we use would+V1?

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Hello Friends!
here is my skype id “muhammad.naveed343″ we can make our conversation in English to make it up.

Thanks Adam.

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Hi Adam,

Can you please explain me the unreal situation with wish and if only, becase I will have my English exam next Wednesday February 19.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, February 13th 2014

Thanks for lesson ! It was difficult to understand to me as the reported speech. I wish I had studied English harder in high school )))

Friday, February 14th 2014

i wish my father were still alive.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

Thank you very much for the lessons Adam. you and Emma are my favorite teachers. I saw in a book the following 2 lines. I don’t know what the contraction (‘d) mean ” I wish he’d tell what is happening.” ” I wish he’d better go” plz help

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

    The contraction 'd can mean “had” or “would”. In this case, because it’s the subjunctive…well, which one do you think it is? :)

    Sunday, February 23rd 2014

GOT 10/10 yupiiiiiiii

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

thank you teacher for your effort to explain this lesson

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Hi Adam,
I’ve heard an opinion that it doesn’t really make any difference wheather we use “were” or “was” in “I wish” sentences and also when it comes to the second conditional when giving advice. Is it a question of British or American English? I would be greatfull if you could clear that up ;)

Friday, March 7th 2014

i like it.

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Hi
I have got 10 out of 10 :)
Thanks so much

Saturday, March 15th 2014

thanks adam

Sunday, March 16th 2014

hi adam

Sunday, March 16th 2014

10 out of 10. Great!!! it was always the most difficult topic for me.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

thank you alot

Friday, March 21st 2014

Nice. 100% of the quiz in the first try. Thank you teacher!

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Thanks Adam ! Grate lesson ! I am preparing for Academic IELTS ? I hope to find all your lessons for this exam.

Friday, April 4th 2014

thats cool thank you you guys are good teachers love you …

Saturday, April 5th 2014

if I say “I wish you a happy day” it’s wrong?

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you Adam. Now I can remember the tense to use in the wish structure .

Monday, April 7th 2014

I don’t think so but you should make sure about that anyway…

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

very interesting lesson big thank for u #Adam, I wish if I were knew all the common mistake in English .

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

What’s the difference between subjunctive and indicative????

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Thanks for the lesson!
I don’t understand how to answer question #4.
Why money not time?

Friday, May 2nd 2014

    I have the same doubt

    Saturday, May 3rd 2014

      The comment above:
      “When we use ‘afford’ we generally refer to money. If you can’t afford the time, you need to specify that.”

      Saturday, May 3rd 2014

        okay I got it, thanks

        Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thanks a lot.

Friday, May 23rd 2014

i wish i were a teacher like adam……is it correct adam?

Thursday, June 5th 2014

i only got 8.:(

Thursday, June 5th 2014

hello Adam, first of all thanks a lot.
my question is : are there any exceptions in using “wishes” what about past continuous,modals etc.
thanks in advance.

Monday, June 9th 2014

How can you cope with so many of us?

Friday, June 27th 2014

Actually I want to comment on the use of “wishes” in the sentence “John told me that he wishes…”and although theoretically not concording with the past (told me)the action of wishing is still on the go so it should be possible to use the present (she wishes)Was that really a typo? Thanks Adam for your beautiful and clear explanations.

Friday, June 27th 2014

thanks Adam……..

Friday, June 27th 2014

Hay Adam
How can I improve my speaking skill. here I am very weak. When I talk someone in English i mess up all of things. I cant talk proper way, sometime I become silent. I know the question’s answer, which I was asked but i cant answer in that moment. Please help me out of this problem.
thanks

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Thank you,u r great!

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
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