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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.
Driving down the highway, a moose suddenly appeared in front of me.
According to this sentence, who is driving?

Driving down the highway, a moose suddenly appeared in front of me.
How should this sentence be written?

A. I only called you because I was worried about the others.
B. I called only you because I was worried about the others.

Which sentence above suggests that I didn't want the others to know something?

Linda saw many people waiting at the bus stop on the way to work.
Who was going to work?

I got a bad sunburn at the beach that Tom took me to because I fell asleep.
Why did Tom take me to the beach?

It is difficult to accept completely vague arguments such as these.
Which word does "completely" modify?

John said he would never ever drink alcohol again after he fainted.
How can this sentence be rewritten?

Students who practice often succeed.
How can this sentence be read?


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214 Comments on “Writing – Misplaced Modifiers”


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I got a 100 point… Thanks to you, Adam. :D

Monday, December 16th 2013

    Congrats

    Tuesday, April 29th 2014

100% without watching the video, but I’m going to do watch right now. I’m getting really good at it. Thanks, Alex.

Monday, December 16th 2013

    Adam, not Alex

    Tuesday, December 17th 2013

      Yep, you’re right. I didn’t even notice that mistake, but that’s because I’m always commenting on Alex’s lessons.

      Tuesday, December 17th 2013

100% without watching the video, but I’m going to watch it right now. I’m getting really good at it. Thanks, Alex.

Monday, December 16th 2013

Hi Adam,
Thank you for this useful lesson. I have a question. In my language we can put a comma to separate the sentence to be easy to understand the meaning. In your example 2 “People who whistle quickly become annoying” if you put a comma between whistle and quick the sentence become easy to understand that the people who whistle become annoying very quickly. My question is why you did not put a comma there?

Monday, December 16th 2013

    Hi Roshavbg,

    That’s a good question. In English though, there are rules for comma use and in the example you gave here, we are dealing with an independent clause (people become annoying) with a defining adjective clause (who whistle) and an adverb modifier (quickly). There is actually no place to put the comma in this sentence.
    I understand what you are trying to say, but in this case the pause needs to be clear on its own, which is why this sentence is a problem.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

      Thank you for your answer Adam. You and your team are great. Happy new year.

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

        awesome

        Tuesday, January 14th 2014

I got 75.1st and 2nd are wrong.It’s a bit confusing.I think I need much more practice.Thanks, Adam.

Monday, December 16th 2013

50 % but i’ve learnt a lot

Monday, December 16th 2013

Very useful Adam thank You!(I’m sorry: Hi Adam! Thank You! It is very useful!)

Monday, December 16th 2013

    good practice. *_^

    Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thanks, Adam. I definitely have to pay more attention to the position of modifiers because I had some trouble.

Monday, December 16th 2013

Really useful lesson,
I got 100%, it burned my mind, but i got it.

Thank you very much Adam, god bless you ever…

Monday, December 16th 2013

A little bit difficult lesson…but it’s very useful as always

Monday, December 16th 2013

You made me feel little better. I thought its me whenever I was not sure about what they are trying to say. But it could be them who were confused with the modifier. :) Thanks!

Monday, December 16th 2013

Thank you, Adam.

Monday, December 16th 2013

It’s interesting lesson! The same problem happens in Korean~

Monday, December 16th 2013

Hello sir,a nice and hard lesson,but you did well.Unfortunately I couldn’t realize how “covered in dirt” makes a phrasal adverb. Can you make my sense? Thank you.Good luck!

Monday, December 16th 2013

    Hi Oshada,

    It’s not a phrasal adverb. It’s called a participle (adverbial participle), which in this case is a reduced adverb clause.

    I will make a lesson on these soon I hope.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thank you Adam for this very useful lesson.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Hi Adam
My name is Sadulla who is from Tashkent Uzbekistan.I constantly watch your video lessons.I may say that your video project is helpful for English learners. In English I can say it’s quite all right but my reading and writing a little bit difficult.How can I achive to be the best.
Thanks

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Hi Adam
My name is Sadulla who is from Tashkent Uzbekistan.I constantly watch your video lessons.I may say that your video project is helpful for English learners. In English I can express my opinion quite all right but my reading and writing a little bit difficult.How can I achive to be the best?
Thanks

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Hi Sadulla,

    Thank you :)
    To tell the truth, the only way to improve is by constant practice. Also, you will need to find someone to give you feedback on your writing, to look at it with fresh eyes and see the mistakes that you don’t.
    If you can find a community, that would be helpful. As for reading, there are book clubs and forums that discuss books where you can look at some others’ ideas of books you’ve read.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

      Sorry… cut off :)

      Anyway, keep practicing and reading every day. The writing will come from there as well.

      Hope that helps.

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I got 1 correct out of 8. OMG!! I was really confused, or I couldn’t understand what you said, could I… Anyway, I will review and try the quiz again. Modifier was a new word for me. Thank you, Adam :)

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Don’t give up!!! Mistakes are excellent learning tools. We learn by making mistakes.
    Try again!

    Tuesday, December 17th 2013

      I got 3 correct out of 8. My score got better a little. I will review. Practice makes perfect. I never give up :D Thank you for encouraging me, Regino.

      Wednesday, December 18th 2013

        頑張れ!

        Tuesday, April 29th 2014

      Very true words Regino

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

7 out of 8 — I would say this is a pretty good result, I failed only the question #7! Thank you Adam, finally there is a lesson which is as complicated as I wanted for so long!

And one more thing, would it be possible for you to prepare a lesson explaining inversion grammar rules? That would be much appreciated!

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Hi Cosm,

    Will get on it :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thank you alot

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

I got 25%, appeared very bad throughout 200+ engvid lessons.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Don’t let it get you down!!! As Adam put it, modifiers are a real problem even for English native speakers or people with near-native-like English proficiency.

    Tuesday, December 17th 2013

how it so hard to me 3 correct out of 8 ,i have to practice more ,thank you Adam

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thank you very much for this useful lesson

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Dear Adam
Thanks a lot, I want to lecture on comma semicolon interjection,I have no idea, how to use these
Also I want a lecture on use of therefore and however

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    I’ll try to get to all these :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Just one single word : perfect. And 6 more : many things learned today. Thank you !

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thanks, Alex

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Dear enhvid, Plzzz take care of the shooting quality.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Hi Adam, you are a very good teacher and i always look forward your lessons.

I wonder what’s your opinion about callan method, I study it by myself and to me it’s very interesting, some people say that this method is bad to learn English

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Hi Georgi,

    Just watched a video on the Callan Method. Seems a little limited to me, but at the end of the day, if you like it and it works for you, then it’s good. Maybe mix that method with other things as well to increase your vocab more quickly and be prepared for all situations.

    Good luck

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Very helpful!!!

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Modifiers as well as phrasal verbs are a real nightmare for me ;(. I thought I got the lesson but when it came to the quiz … ;(. As far as I am concerned I need more practice ;) Thanks Adam for your hard work.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Yeah, I agree with you; phrasal verbs are also difficult to master. But remember practice makes perfect. Keep going !!!

    Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thank you Adam for that interesting (even though I couldn’t succeed the test) lesson. I guess, I have to study more. Are modifiers have something to do with the predicate? Have you introduced here a lesson on it and on punctuation? Thanks in advance :)

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Hi Medusa,

    Punctuation lesson is coming. Lesson on predicates might come soon too. I’ll see what I can do

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Excellent lesson! And I got 6 correct out of 8 which is not bad… But I thought Adam would say something about that first sentence on the topic of this lesson: “EngVid.com is great for English learners where you can learn many new things…” If possible, I’d like to know what is wrong with this sentence…

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    Hi Janilza,

    Good point :)
    EngVid.com, where you can learn many new things, is great for English learners.

    Because the website is a place, and the modifier must come right after the noun it is modifying.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

      Thank you so much, my dear teacher Adam, for taking your time to answer all these questions! You are very, very kind and I love the way you treat us, engvid students! Have a very happy 2014! I wish all the best to you always! May God bless you!

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Lesson is good, teacher is brillant. Pupil isn’t good enough. Even tought I got 6 out of 8 , I am satisfied. Thanks a lot, Adam !

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Hi adam, the topic for this lesson was really interesting. As you put it, misplacement of modifiers in a sentence convey wrong meanings specially when writing essays or academic reports.
By the way, did I use the modifier “specially” properly?
Thanks for this video lesson.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

    I am not Adam, but if you don’t mind… According to a meaning that you expected it to be, there should be “especially” instead of “specially”. Or you might write “particularly”.

    Thursday, December 19th 2013

    Hi Regino,

    As Cosm says, you need to write “…meanings, ESpecially…” in this case.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Hi Adam,

I always assume from sentences by common sense so I do write with misplacement, or/and miss form, miss on article, miss on adverb and adjective by absence. I going to find your lesson which related about, to fix my mistake.

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Adam, is this correct: “I call my mother only when I am sick” ?

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    HIGeotip,
    It’s correct, but is this the only time you call your mother, or do you call only her (and no one else)in this situation?

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

      IMHO, If i say “I only call my mother when I’m sick”, it’s sound like I just make a call and do nothing ever :)

      Thursday, February 12th 2015

I got only 3/8.You taught very brilliantly ,but I’m poor student.I tried hard to score some in this lesson ,but honestly speaking it is lesson of confusion and not the modifier.This lesson is tough for me ,if it is possible pls make a new one on This topic to make it more easy.
BY the way it is only fault of ours ,who is not getting good marks.Thanks a lot for giving a beautiful but difficult lesson

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    Hi Rajpal,

    Keep trying. it will get easier.
    :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I got only 38.You taught very brilliantly, I tried hard to score some in this lesson ,but honestly speaking it is lesson of confusion and not the modifier.This lesson is tough for me ,if it is possible pls make a new one on This topic to make it more easy.
BY the way it is only fault of ours ,who is not getting good marks.Thanks a lot for giving a beautiful but difficult lesson

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thanks alex ,, i got 6 out 8 ,,,,,, this good for me because I’m Beginner

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Hy adam, even me as the native speaker.I didnt get well the question number 6.I confused and got wrong there.can you give me some explanation?

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    Hi Yuber,

    It is difficult to accept completely vague arguments such as these.

    Is it ‘accept completely’ or ‘completely vague’?

    The problem is knowing which word is being modified.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Well janilza I will tell u the mistake .that sentence is not clear because there are 2 posibillities there, wherenwould u learn english? Either engvid.com or english learners

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    Thanks, yuber30! That’s very kind of you to give me the answer! So, I think if we put a comma after “English learners”, that sentence would be okay… What do you think? Am I right?

    Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Its not clear there eithrr subject or object is explained there

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thanks :)

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Hi Adam (:

Don’t you mind if I ask who were you teaching English in the Middle East? (: the Polish? (:

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    btw, did I type it correctly? :)

    Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    Hi Yuber,

    It is difficult to accept completely vague arguments such as these.

    Is it ‘accept completely’ or ‘completely vague’?

    The problem is knowing which word is being modified.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

      Sorry, little typo there :)

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

    Hi Biologic,

    I taught for a year in Istanbul, and a year in Tel Aviv. No Polish I’m afraid ;)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thank you Adam
I kissed only Jane. (and no one else)
I only kissed Jane. (I didn’t do anything else)

Are the sentences above true?

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

    Yes. Good examples Esmtco.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

i got 75 i think that’s pretty good,thank you Adam.

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

its hard for me i got only 3 from 8 so i need review it again any way thank you Mr. Adam

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

thanks its hard and easy kind of .

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

thanks so much adam
but i got a problem . would you help me please i have searched for someone in order to chat with him to improve my speaking skills bet i could not fined any one?

Thursday, December 19th 2013

    Hi KH,

    Ask your peers here. Maybe someone can Skype with you.

    Good luck

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

wow!i have done it! 100%! thanks Adam

Thursday, December 19th 2013

You are absolutely great teacher. Thanks a lot Adam.

Wish you and your family have a nice Xmas and Happy New Year.

Cheers:)

Kamila

Thursday, December 19th 2013

    Thank you Kamila,

    I wish you the same. Have a great 2014.
    :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thank you so much.

Thursday, December 19th 2013

i got 5 from 8 it is little confusing but thank you Adam

Thursday, December 19th 2013

thank you , really it is very nice lesson

Thursday, December 19th 2013

I have to say that my first chance was wrong
I got 38 of 100
I know that I have to fix mistakes, but all that I’ve got
I did alone so yet.
I haven’t forgot the lesson was difficult.
And this is the way how I should learn.
Thanks to you Adam. Amazing video.

I wanna ask you something if you can help me
I need to know some tips about the inversion
such as Little and started with past participles

Thursday, December 19th 2013

    Hi Dreadheart,

    I’ll make a lesson about inversions soon. Have gotten a few requests for it.

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Thank you.

Friday, December 20th 2013

hi adam!!its really difficult,i need more practice! happy holidays!

Friday, December 20th 2013

Please teacher, can you do a lesson on the word “cover” ?

Saturday, December 21st 2013

    Will get on it :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I’m sorry Adam! Can I ask You? Recently I had read in textbook for college this sentence:
— What are these?
— They are tables.
Is it right using “They” to tables. I thought it must be:”These are tables”.
The question out of topic. I’m sorry!

Saturday, December 21st 2013

    By the way Adam, couldn’t You tell me, if the
    following sentence correct grammatically and meaningly: “If You won’t by me, I won’t be(to)
    live.(I will not be alive in the future, if
    You will not be able to be with me.) Excuse me
    for multitude of mistakes.

    Thursday, December 26th 2013

      Hi Katrin,

      First question: They is a pronoun that can be used for people or things. It is only for things because we have he and she for people. in the plural we only have they for all. The answer could have been ‘they are’ or ‘these are’ (or better, ‘those are’). Both would be ok.

      The second question: Maybe you could say,”If you won’t be by me, I couldn’t live”. I assume this is for/from a song, which means you can play with the language a little ;)

      Does that help?

      Wednesday, January 1st 2014

        Thank You Adam. Are You going to Sochy?

        Thursday, January 2nd 2014

          I wish I could :)

          Sunday, February 2nd 2014

      Maybe better “My life have no sense without you”

      Thursday, February 12th 2015

yeah it was quite challenging. 75 points though

Saturday, December 21st 2013

hi adam.thank you for the lesson.it was helpful but it could be more than just 8 exams,to enhance such problems ,

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

Hi. How are you doing?

I’d like to ask what does it mean “take a stand” and “Set out to be” in Eminem’s song Not afraid?

“I’m not afraid to take stand…”
“I’mma be what I set out to be…”

Thanks

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

    Hi Henrique,

    Take a stand, means fight for what I believe.

    Set out to be means plan to be and start moving toward being.
    so…
    I’m not afraid to fight for something…
    I’m going to be what I planned to be and started to be…

    Hope that helps

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I got 100%… but just because you are a very good teacher

Monday, December 23rd 2013

Hi Adam
your lessons are really useful.Am riadh from tunisia and am an english teacher but i really want to improve my grammar .

Monday, December 23rd 2013

    Keep coming here Riadh :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Merry Christmas, Adam :)

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

    Merry X-mas to you too Happy :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Hi Adam,
You have a wonderful way of teaching and you always teach a very unique and new topic.
I like it.
Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

    Thank you Mhbarahvi,

    Happy new year :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

7 correct out of 8–I was expecting 100 points before.

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Hi Adam. Hope you spent a Christmas happy with your family. As for me, it was great since while we ate the cat the mouse gone away. So we had to call for both the doctor and the veterinarian who were sick to see us like that. Did I understood your lesson?

Friday, December 27th 2013

    Lol. They’re good if you meant what you wrote.

    Hope the cat was delicious
    ;)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Gosh, the mistakes!! while we were eating the…Did I understand your lesson? Otherwise my modifiers are good, aren’t they? ;-)

Friday, December 27th 2013

Adam, you are such a great teacher ! I learn a lot watching your videos ;)

Friday, December 27th 2013

Hi teacher,thanks for your time and dedication in these wonderful lessons. I’d like to take this opportunity to resolve a doubt I have and that is: when must to+ing be used in english? for example: Looking forward to hearing. Hope you read and help me. Thank you.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

    Hi Rugi,

    There are lists of verbs that are followed by ‘to’ and other that are followed by ‘-ing’ and yet others that are followed by either.

    You’ll have to remember these.
    Here is an example:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verblist.htm

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I reviewed my mistakes #1. Are you sure the answer is the mouse is driving?

Sunday, December 29th 2013

HI ADAM! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 30th 2013

    Happy new year :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Happy new year everyone. Hope 2014 is a good one for all of us :)

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

    Happy New Year!!!! Love you! :)

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Happy New Year! You too, Adam :)

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

38 :(

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

It is very clear that I understand you quickly, because your explanation is simple and easy, I got 75% so, I am happy for this result.thank you Adam.

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

I am so interested in your lessons. They are really helpful. Is it possible to keep the same sentence by using punctuation.
Would you please Sir give us a course on the adverb eventually. i am so confused about.
My best wishes,

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Hi Adam
can you please explain why correct answer is B?
thank you
Driving down the highway, a moose suddenly appeared in front of me.
According to this sentence, who is driving?

I am
The moose is

Friday, January 3rd 2014

    Hi, because the beginning of the sentence. it began with moose, so the moose should be driving.
    You know the subject of main clause follows the dependent clause.
    hope it helps :)

    Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Teacher Adam! Kindly help me with this: There 4 words are very the same, ” Type” “Kind” “sort” “category “… I Always mess it up. I will never understand if you don’t tell me. Thanks Have a nice day.

Friday, January 3rd 2014

This lesson difficult to me 4/8 :(
I’ll try to practise more. ^^

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Very useful lessons! THX!

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Hi Adam I still don’t under stand even if I watch the video over and over. HELP ME PLEASE!!!

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Hello! I am Daljae from South Korea. I am trying to tell you that your lesson is very well organized, so it is really helpful to me. Thanks a lot. I will keep track of you.

Sunday, January 5th 2014

my question is how can I know that I have a misplaced modifier?

Monday, January 6th 2014

Hello Adam,
I have watched your all English video lessons. They are very helpful. Thank you so much.
If you have a chance, could you please explain the different between two prepositions of place like “in” and “ at”. This is an advance level of grammar. I am sure many foreigner students confuse with this part of grammar too.
Here are some sentences where I am confused.
I work in an university OR at an university.
I work in a bank OR at a bank.
I work in a factory OR at a factory.
I am on the test OR at the test.
I work in the shop OR at the shop.

The second question is about pronouns. This is the same an advance level of grammar. What is the rule between these sentences?
It was (I/me) who called the meeting.
If you were (I/me), what would you do?
All employees but Dan Galvin and (I/me) agreed to the economy measures.
Tom pretended to be (he/him)

Thank you for your time. Anna

Monday, January 6th 2014

Your lessons very helpful as usual . Really love youuuu <3'

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Hello teacher Adam.:) i don’t understand about the question in quiz: Linda saw many people waiting at the bus stop on the way to work. Who was going to work?. I thought the people was correct but it didn’t true. It is unclear who going to work. can you explain about this question for me please ? :) Thank you

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Hi! I from Finland and want Thank you and another teachers also. Very good lesson again. Little difficult but helps very much. I like very much every videos here. Keep going same way. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 9th 2014

Hello Adam,
Thank you so much to usefull english lesson.
This subject is quite helpful and fun.However, It seems that the majority of students were confused.
In my opinion, you should review the lesson once again. Can be made clearer. Please continue to help us. Committed. We will definitely find out. We’ll talk. Thanks Adam.

Friday, January 10th 2014

I got 7 out of 8 correct. It was a struggle. I guess I didn’t know as much as I thought I knew. I need to watch the video again. Thank you for the teaching.

Friday, January 10th 2014

Hi Adam, thank you for your helpful lessons,i will have an exam in a few days,so please if it is possible i want you to explain what is the definition/diffrence between this words:curriculum,course,syllabus,programme,outline.
i’m waiting for your answer.
thank you.

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Hi,i forgot to say:in the domain of teaching and learnig EX;secondary shool or university.
thank you

Sunday, January 12th 2014

thank you

Monday, January 13th 2014

thank you Adam :)

Sunday, January 19th 2014

10/10…great!!!! Thanks for the lesson!!!

Monday, January 20th 2014

Hi Adam

Sorry , you didnot set rules for theaes mistakes, are there rules?

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

I got only 75 % from this quiz
Thanks Mr. Adam .. you are helping us a lot

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Much confusing…

Monday, January 27th 2014

Thank you, Advanced but clear.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thanks Adam . very helpful

Saturday, February 15th 2014

Dear Adam, thanks very much for your great lessons. I request more writing lessons for the IELTS please?

Sunday, February 16th 2014

i got 50 i so tired , how evr thinx

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

in example 1 ، why the moose who is driving ?
I didn’t understand emaples 2 and 6 in the quiz very welI ، can you explain them to me .
This lesson really got me flummoxed but it’s useful anyway .

Monday, February 24th 2014

    Yeah,
    I did same. I choose ‘I AM’.

    Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Hi Adam,
how could this answer be right ?

“After he had fainted, John said he would never ever drink alcohol again.”

This sentance should start with John not with ‘he’.
can you comment here please ?

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thank you. I have learnt from this topics and try to improve my english skills.

Monday, March 10th 2014

Hi! Adam,
Thank you very much for your useful lesson. I got 5 correct out of 8. I will practice more!

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

“People who whistle quickly become annoyed” I wonder is fixing this by placing a coma a legit option?

Saturday, March 15th 2014

Hi Adam! I’m glad because I’ve read many people like me, are interested in watching a lesson about comma and punctuation.
Although actual video cleared a lot of details for me, I will expect the ohter class with anxiety.
Thanks.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

i got 3/8 hahaha. it sucks. i need more practice.

Friday, April 25th 2014

very useful lesson!
I was just wondering if these sentences would replace the sentences that you mentioned on the video correctly:
1.She saw dark rain clouds on her way to the park
2.jeremy ranaway in his underwear away from the bear
cheers!

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

I got 4/8. I need to be more focus while reading the question. After all, I like this lesson.

Thursday, June 5th 2014

I would like to suggest this website that I’ve found, they give some advices to the IELTS takers, it could be useful for of us. http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-your-test/tips-candidates# Good luck!!

Thursday, June 19th 2014

english is an immense languages you can , one always learn new things .. thanking you for teaching these things .

Friday, June 20th 2014

Hi Adam,
Thanx for the lesson. I have a question.
“Jeremy,in his underwear, ran away from the bear.”
Is ths sentence correct. Hope you’ll reply.
:):)

Monday, June 30th 2014

Thank you Adam, this lecture is still difficult for me. I got only 50%. I need more practice.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Thanks for this lesson,great job Adam.i got 75%.i need to do much more practice to pass my GED

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

LOL how funny lesson! Adam’s classes are super.

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

thnx

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

I got 63 %. Not good. Thanks.

Monday, August 4th 2014

Many thanks Adam. This was very important topic to make the sentence understandable.

Monday, August 11th 2014

Gosh, can’t believe that I did the lesson and only got 2 right. I definitely need more practice on basic grammar and English is my first language.

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thank you very much Adam. It was very difficult problem for me.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Thanks Adam for this wonderful video. I learned somethings that I have been struggling with for quite along time. Could you kindly throw some lights about the difference between the expression “that is fine with me and that is fine by me” please?

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Hello Adam! Many thanks for your wonderful lesson. Is it also correct to say: I call my mother only when I am sick?

Thursday, September 11th 2014

It was very difficult for me. T_T I’ll do my best to learn this lesson.
Thank you Adam.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

7/8
thanks teacher

Friday, October 3rd 2014

    Hi teacher
    can you

    Friday, October 3rd 2014

      Hi teacher!
      can you make both lessons about reducing adjective and adverb clause?it’s really confusing me.thanks in advance.

      Friday, October 3rd 2014

I got 100!Thanks Adam!!

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Hi Adam. you are a good teacher.can you help me please..i have some confusen in this question: 1. Driving down the highway, a moose suddenly appeared in front of me.
According to this sentence, who is driving?
1.I am
2.The moose is)…..here is answer The moose is…i think moose is a animal..may you explain about this?Thanks Adam teacher

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

    Sorry! Moose (that’s the plural too) are huge deer-like animals that live in the north of Europe, Asia, and North America. Here’s a photo of a moose next to a large car.

    In case you ever meet a moose: keep far away from them! They’re wild animals after all, and can get aggressive when frightened.

    Friday, November 7th 2014

hi Adam
i thought that the questions would deal with our intelligence,,,,,according to one of the questions LInda was driving not moose!!!i got the point late

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thank you Adam for another useful lesson.
I never knew that modifiers can also be a dependent clause. I always thought that there are only few words that are being used to modify a sentence. I hope this makes sense :3

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Adam, could you give us more examples of misplaced modifiers? It’s amazing the way you
prepare the sentences…but I surely need to
have more examples.

Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

I completely understand the lesson.
But when I took the quiz, OMG, I got only 5/8.
So I think it is easy to understand but I difficult in the real situation.
Thank you for your wonderful lesson, Adam.

Saturday, December 27th 2014

I really want you to answer this question pls

she has been arrested by police.
Arrested…………
a) two dashes
b) question
c) exclamation mark
d) question & exclamation mark

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Thank you Adam. It was a bit difficult.

Friday, February 13th 2015

I only have got 25 percent. But I don’t disappoint. Thanks Adam

Thursday, March 12th 2015

i got 3 out of 8 it is difficult lesson

Thursday, March 12th 2015

One of my biggest challenges when writing in english is misplacing modifiers. I need to pay especially attention and reread my sentence twice or thrice and ensure that I am following the grammar rules. This lesson is challenging and I need more practice. Good job, teacher Adam.

Monday, April 13th 2015

Portuguese also has the same tricks of language

Sunday, April 26th 2015

Misplaced modifiers are a very interesting topic. Thank you for the lesson, Adam.:)

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

Initially I out of 8,I gave it a second shy and ultimately got hundred. It was a bit confusing at the start now I am a bit okay.. Thnks Adam…

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Adam thanks a lot, 7/8 good but still need efforts.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Dear Adam,
I find your videos VERY helpful; you even clarify certain areas a little better than the ‘English and Language Usage’ section in my TEAS study guide. Speaking of language usage, could you make a video covering spelling rules? The whole ‘I before e except after c and etc. Also, could you make a video covering the capitalization rules (what should and should not be capitalized)?

Thank you,
Seymone

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Hello Adam.Speaking of the bear, is it OK to use”his” with that noun. We don’t consider him a pet, don’t we?

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Hi Adam i consider you one of the intellectual English Teachers…Your way of teaching is just best…I want you to make lesson on types of essay viz. Expository, Persuasive, Analytical & Argumentative…Thanks i love you teacher Adam

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Adam, I was wondering why the last question on the quiz was both correct. I hope you can provide me a brief explanation about it. Thanks!

Monday, December 7th 2015

1. Driving down the highway, a moose suddenly appeared in front of me.
According to this sentence, who is driving?

I am
The moose is
Have no idea how comes that “The moose is” right answer. How can a moose drive;-)

Monday, December 14th 2015

hello Adam!! thank you for the lesson I really appreciate… I think that I still have a little problem I get 75% oh please if you could give me a simple trick to distaing easily the difference between “dangling” and “misplaced modifiers”… I really need your help!

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

You’re awesome.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

Thank you Adam,
Concerning the bear story ,would it be correct to write “he ran away from the bear in its underwear”(of course if the bear was wearing something) ” I heard that in Canada ,bears was extremely dangerous but not at that point !

Monday, March 14th 2016

Love your vids and quizzes💚

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Hi Adam,
could I ask a question? I’ve understood that we can move the modifier to change the meaning of our sentence, and in Russia it’s so typical, the order of the words isn’t very important. But is it correct if I say “I call my mother only when I’m sick” in meaning (I only call my mother when I’m sick) or it sounds strange and incorrect? Thanks for vids!

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

sir, thank you for the video I got some clues about the modifier, but I need brief lesson, where can I get it ?

Monday, July 11th 2016

i got 200, thanks Adam. i start to love English.

Monday, August 1st 2016

Misplace Modifier
I believe this is where i have most of my trouble when it come to my writing.
Can you do more of this lesson please.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

I got 75 cause I failed on the two first, but anyway I really liked the lesson. :)

Thursday, August 18th 2016
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