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Hi Adam,
Really I like your explaining way.
Now just a question, about Assistant, the writing on the board is Asst. but you are pronouncing it Astt.
so which one is correct..?!

AhMaD-79

    exactly,I also noticed it and even I listen to that part thrice,just to confirm,but dared not ask about it because teacher never makes mistakes,teacher is perfect.

    eichi

      lol. Now we know ;)

      Adam

    Good ear AhMaD :)

    And yes, teachers do sometimes make mistakes. It’s asst., not astt.

    Adam

      Adam why did you put “do” before sometimes
      and sometimes I see it in phrases like ” I do remember”

      bashir-91

        Hi Bashir,

        It’s used to emphasize the verb.

        Adam

          thank you

          bashir-91

This lecture is so much helpful and Thank you!

YOON0

Hi Adam!)
I have a request if you don`t mind.
I`m deeply interested in grammar about verb “to be + infinitive” thus it`s sometimes considered very controversial by some people. I cant seem to remember that anyone has ever given a lesson on that subject,i`ve already wathced every video though.
Would it please be possible to give a lesson on that? I assume many engVid learners would appreciate it and express their gratitude to you.

KevinKoch

    Hi Kevin,

    I’m not sure what you mean by to be + infinitive. (i.e., to be to do?, or do you mean the ‘be’ verb can adjust to tense but followed by an infinitive, as in “If I were to ask you your name, what would you say?”) Can you give an example?

    Adam

      Hi Adam,
      Thanks for your reply.
      As to my request i meant “to be to do” (i.e. “You are to finish your job by tomorrow” or “You are to leave”, or “If you are to do smth” etc.
      P.S. The construction “If i were to tell you that i love you, would you marry me?” (just crossed my mind, lol) wolud also be quite interesting to learn.
      Sincerely!

      KevinKoch

        Kevin if you wanna I could help. You just try to translate it as present participle.(to leave – leaving – покидающий). Ты покидаешь.

        KATRIN777

          Thnx, Katrin. Are you a russian lady there? Do you reside in Canada? Tell me about Canada a bit, i`m planning to go there shortly).

          KevinKoch

          Not really. I can’t give you a hand in this case. Sorry.

          KATRIN777

        Ahhh…

        In this case the to verb is an infinitive complement. It’s usually used with a command (you are required to finish… you are required to leave, etc.) We can use infinitive verbs as subjects and objects (To quit the battlefield would give the enemy the impression we are weak.)

        If I were to… is a (formal)restructuring of the conditional (If I told you)

        Does this help?

        Adam

it’s useful and wealth of imformation Re this lesson for me and i like it, iam wondering what’s the ETA reply my comment. thank you adam.

SKIKDA

    That depends, Skikda… what’s the question? ;)

    Adam

Hi Adam! Thanks for this lesson, that will be very useful.

Aleachi

Useful and interesting lesson Adam. Thank you so much!!

knopfler86

Hi Roonie. I’m mahyudin from small village at sumatera Indonesia. Please tell to me How I can get your email. I need your help and I want to confirm something to you about your video, Thank you

arigayo

    Hi Arigayo,

    Try sending a comment under Ronnie’s lesson. She might not see it under mine :)

    Adam

      :)

      KevinKoch

Great!Thank you Teacher.

eichi

Thank you very much, Adam.

nataanna

Awesome quiz and excellent lesson, adam. I got 07/10. ☺

Annie

Thank you very much, Adam,could you please add new business cours.

ALGERIA

    I’ll work on some more business English lessons for sure ;)

    Adam

09/10 :) Great lesson! Thank you!

IrenaNC

Hello, Adam! I am new here and I really like your lessons and Quiz. You’re Awesome.

Alvinm

    Thank you, Alvinm. Welcome :)

    Adam

I need an ETA on the truck because I can not supply AGO/PMS to my customers without a sound Peddler tank truck. People am I correct? Please I want to learn.

Alvinm

    Maybe tell them what AGO/PMS stands for

    Adam

      Compliment of the Season to you Lecturer,

      PMS: Premium Motor Spirit. (Petrol)
      AGO: Automotive Gas Oil. (Diesel)

      Alvinm

        OK :)

        To you as well, though belated.

        Adam

Hi Adam. I m from Turkey. I really thankful for your lessons. I m studying in english department in high school. İ have difficulty in quantifiers about which take plural or singular noun or verb please help me😊

Heroine

    I’ll try to make a lesson on this Heroine ;)

    Adam

I got seven out of ten. I need to study more. thanks teacher

CART

Nice lesson, Adam. Thanks!

Júlio César L Sousa

Hello Adam!

That is a cool lesson again. However, as far as I know, there is nothing similar in Brazil, at least in the part of the commercial acronyms.

Anyway, it is quite important to know them, e.g., in case you travel abroad, buy something and have to make a complaint etc.

Thanks for the video!

PS: I also used to think “re:” meant “reply”. Thank you for your explanation!

Eduardo França

Hi,
I’m very interested in writing. Any suggestions on what topics I should learn
in order to become a better writer?
-Sentence
-Punctuation.
-What else?

JuniorCid

    Hi Junior,

    yes, yes, and everything ;)… actually, good writing needs strong grammar, punctuation, structure, etc. skills, as well as a broad vocab, and a sense of style. You should also read a lot.

    Adam

Thanks Mr. Adam.

Soei

MERRY CHRISTMAS ADAM!!! AND CONGRATULATE ALL TEACHERS OF THE SITE AND OF COURSE THE MODERATOR!!!

KATRIN777

    Thanks Katrin. Happy New Year :)

    Adam

      Thanks a lot Adam!!!

      KATRIN777

Thank you so much adam you are the best teacher!!

Ui kyong yoo

Merry Christmas Adam !@@@ Dear I would like to Request you again Please Make a Video Lesson over Using of Couple for time how to express for time , Please I learnt a lot from your video , Your example hit the nail on the head. Please Dear Make as soon as possible, Even mention which is requested by me Please Dear

Gaurav dwivedi

    Hi Gaurav,

    I’m not sure i understood the request. Is it about “using”, or about “couple” or about “time”?

    Adam

      I meant to say by my prvious msg.that Dear I would like to Request you again that Please Make a Video Lecture over “Using Couple With time/day/ month” how to express , Please I learnt a lot idioms and vocabulary from you as well as another excellent teacher from envid , Your example hit the nail on the head. Please Dear as i have requested you to make lesson please do as soon as possible. moreover i would like to request you if u are going to make lesson then mention my name this lesson is requested by me :D

      Gaurav dwivedi

        Hi Guarav,

        Lesson scheduling isn’t up to me, but I will see what I can do.

        However, I’m still not sure what this means :
        Using Couple With time/day/ month

        Adam

          I give u some example i think that example would help u out to get my point, You must have heard saying people that,1. i will come a couple of time
          2. A couple of hour ago,3. A couple of days
          In such way people express time so i am so confused ,what does make it sense plz ask ur main person who provide u lesson schedule ,plz make a video over this lesson

          Gaurav dwivedi

          Actually, couple just means two.

          A couple of hours ago means two hours ago.

          Adam

you always do well Adam (our Mr.)

pulseheart

Hi Adam, thanks for all of your lessons. I want to arise a question. Why people pronounce differently between heard and beard. ( hurd and beerd)?

Anojan Sithamparappillai

    That’s just English, Anojan. It’s a good idea to study phonetics for pronunciation.

    Here is a good poem to show you how crazy this language is:
    http://humbleapostrophe.com/english/

    Adam

handsome boy I need to get a cool grammatical explanation to below statement
Help given help received

Does it mean “if you give help others then one day you will received it” another person gave an explanation on it but i’m not able to get it perfectly. here it is
Help (which is) given help (which is) received.

tharanga

    oh I’m sorry I have to make a correction that statement
    It should be ” Help given is help received”

    tharanga

      Hi Tharanga,

      Yes, if you help others, you are actually helping yourself.
      Help (that is) given is (=) help (that is) received.

      Adam

        thanks a lot Adam that’s very understandable

        tharanga

oh and it was given with a picture which is a little boy is helping an old person there is no any context I can give you.

tharanga

Thank you Adam. Sometimes I think that you have an Business School degree. Maybe not. But it’s super good that engvid teachers talk about different things and at the same time teach English.
Nice week!

Ramiro.

    Thanks, Ramiro. I don’t have a business degree, but I sometimes look things up, and I read a lot. :)

    Adam

Merry Christmas !

Soei

    To you as well, Soei :)

    Adam

Hello teacher,please a realy need your help ,because i have an exam ,and i need a lesson about the articals : the,a,an ; and capitolazation .
Pleaze i realy need’t in this two days.
Thanks!

Samarita

    Hi Samarita,

    I assume I’m too late, but you can type “articles” in the search box at the top of the page and you will see a few lesson here by our teachers on this topic.

    Adam

Dear sir, I have more understood about the using of Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Sothearo@1993

hello sir ,
i am a student .i want to sit for ielts exam within 3 mounth .i want 6.5 what should do ?
thank you .

sumon536n

    Well, Sumon, you should take as many practice tests as possible so that you have a sense of how the test works, and also to find your weak areas and work to improve them. Then practice, practice, practice.

    Adam

Wow!!! Perfect score!!!

Aluj Cartz

thanks a lot Adam.

KHFN

Hi, Adam. Thanks for your lessons. I have one question to you. Is it correct using such a frase “Looks like Ross and I are captains”? Should it be according to the rules ‘as if’ instead of ‘like’? The frase is from the third season of the “Friends”(The One with the Football). Thank you in advance.

infinity8

Thanks everyone :)

Adam

I really like your accent, I am trying make my voice harder, there is a video by Julian Treasure in Ted.com to sharpen the vocal and speak like a native speaker. My first language is Tamil, the tone of Tamil is roughest than English, so when I speak in English, It automatically pronounce like Tamil. English is soften language in spoken. Do you think that weather or genetics make changes in the accent ?

Anojan Sithamparappillai

    Hi Anojan,

    I’m not sure, but I think any accent can be learned and perfected. See how actors do it.

    Adam

Hi Adam, can you include word ‘Tamil’ in your example sentences in your future tutorials :) I have been worried a lot. It will be really honarable if you full fill my hope. Thanks in advance :)

Anojan Sithamparappillai

    I’ll try ;)

    Adam

thanks tech.

hanaadiab

Terrific lesson. Thanks, Adam.

Gritman

thanks a lot for this lesson

Qasim

Adam thank you for your lesson. It is very useful for my business

Ivan Gubanov

I was headache of some words write in acronym I known it now. Thanks a lot.

Tom Chen

I really love your smiling face and your way to axplain lessons…………

ana rouka

Nice job Adam, I like it so much! Just one question, I saw Corp and Ltd sometimes and I have no idea about what are they.

Alexpower

hi adam,

it’s difficult to remember :(

HindSaper

Thanks Adam for the class
can u plz use other colour instead of light blue !
it is hard to see it
thanks

Yakoub

thank you very much for what you are doing but i think your video is so boring. It is such an interesting topic about acronyms, all those ASAP, FBI, UK, etc but your way to explain it is not very interesting. I reccomend you to put some jokes or change your intonation.

Thank you anyways
Best regards

nadiiaya

Thank you sir Adam for this quizzes

Mahmood-001

Awesome

ahmedmahmoudzidan

nice explanation.

Husam

pls,what does HR stand for

mairalo

hello every,nice to meet you.but i can’t see any videos,could you help me?

158zly

    Hi, 158zly! All of our videos are on YouTube. You seem to be posting from China, where YouTube is banned. You’ll have to use a VPN or mirror site to watch the videos.

    engVid Moderator

Great! Thank you

jesuherc

Just leave a message to say Thank you all engVid teachers!

ericlee

    And thank you for watching and learning with us! ^_^

    engVid Moderator

Happy to be Here.

jani2017

hiAdam,I don’t understand how to use the word YTD,could u pls send me more examples in daily life?i made one sentence:How much fat have u lost year-to-date?it means how much…have u lost this year.is it right?

Tanjiahuan

Hi Adam I am curios to know if exist plural of Manager? (Managers or Menager), for woman indeed? Bye

crisfruits

What a great lesson. Excellent.
I wonder if you could prepare a lesson on split
infinitives.
I know you are a very busy professor, but I’d love
to have that subject explained by you.It would be
very useful and profitable to all Engvid students.
Thanks in advance.And sorry if I’m asking for too
much.

zigmund

Thank you, Adam.

Jesan Chuang

Thank you Mr. Adam.

Alex-1956

Hello, Adam! Could you tell me if “QR code” should be written like that for it to be correct? For example, could you send me the QR code?

Is “QR Code” an initial, or a acronym? Thank you in advance!

staramour

100% , i thank you, Merci, Choukran

kamilia77

Thank you very much, Mr Adam, for this course so well delivered for free!
I am pleased to have been able to achieve 9 out of 10 by completing the proposed exercise.
Thank you again for your kind help to us who want to improve our English!…

theophile1@engVid.com

Is the sentence ‘the company is committed to provide more facilities to the workers.’ correct sir?

Amar thapa

Dear Adam,
That was excellent. Thx.

M.Karbalaei
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