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To answer at your last question:
Yes I did !
thanks (9 correct out of 10) 😏

tntex

    Nice job! Thanks for studying with me!

    Alex

THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. ALEX. LESSON IS VERY GOOD. YOUR LESSON IS VERY FUNNY.

yagmurcamd

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for clicking.

    Alex

Thank you very much for this concise lesson.

Vivimi

    You’re very welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Alex

Very useful lesson I got 6 out of 10

Muhammad Abbas

    Not bad. Keep studying! :)

    Alex

Yes Mr Alex, we all enjoy your videos, I´m pretty sure!!
Thank you very much for this useful lesson.
P.S.: nice beginning of this video XD

knopfler86

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, super guitarist Mark Knopfler!

    Alex

Very good and useful lesson

rahma246

    Thanks a lot for watching it.

    Alex

I got 9 correct out of 10

chris@-

    Great job! Keep studying.

    Alex

Alex asked me if I enjoyed this video.
Nope, I loved it!!

Great job, Alex!!

Jlourenco38

    That’s great! Thanks for checking it out!

    Alex

Hi Alex, thank you so much for the lesson.

bellatimor

    My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Alex

Hi Alex, your lessons are very useful.

yagmurcamd

    I’m glad you enjoy them! Thanks for watching.

    Alex

    What do you mean when you tell «academician»? In France «académicien» means a person elected by other «académiciens». «Les académiciens» generally made university studies but it isn’t compulsory. A lecturer for me is a conference speaker. Perhaps, that word may mean an other thing. Excuse me for my curiosity. That gets to improve my English. Best regards.

    mclaude

      Hi mclaude, which part of the lesson are you referring to?

      Alex

        Thanks a lot for your feedback and your great help. The question isn’t in your lessons. I asked Yagmurcamd a question about informations that he has given on himself. So, I wait his answer.
        Best regards. Marie-Claude

        mclaude

Amazing lesson thanks 👍

Manoura

    Thanks, Manoura! I’m glad you liked it!

    Alex

Hi Alex, thank you for your lesson, it was clearly. I got 10 out of 10.

Victor

    “It was clear.” You can also say “It was clearly explained.”

    Great job on the quiz, Victor!

    Alex

I gave 10 correct answers.
Thank you for the lesson

Mihailman

    Fantastic job! Now practice the rules when you’re speaking!

    Alex

I got 10 out of 10. :) Thanks Alex.

SanjulaHapugoda

    Great job! Keep on studying!

    Alex

thank you very much mr Alex

arguig

    Any time. I’m glad you enjoyed the video!

    Alex

got 8.. both the mistakes were due to IF and THAT . Need to practice more to understand the situation better. any videos related to this would be helpful.

vk3276

    Could you give me more information on what you mean?

    Alex

thans teacher….

marcos alexandre

    “Thanks, teacher.”

    My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Alex

As always, thanks for clicking, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the video. Don’t forget that if you want to support the website, you can donate @ engvid.com/support. This helps us to continue doing what we’re doing! Also, add me on Facebook (facebook.com/alex.engvid) and Twitter (twitter.com/alexengvid) to keep in touch. Thanks for studying with EngVid!

Alex

I would like to thank your team. i learnt lots of things from you people and trying to do IELTS in future soon. i got ten out ten marks. Hurrah!

Taqveem Ul Haq

    Nice job! I’m glad we’ve been able to help you.

    Alex

Thank you for the great and interesting lesson.I like it very much.Someyimes,I’m confused how to use”reported speed”but now you help me.
I’ve got 9/10.I want to do better so I will listen to your lesson again and try to do it perfectly.
Thank you!^-^

phamquynhanh

    Nice job! Keep studying and getting better!

    Alex

Nine out of ten,I thought the last one was #4, using past perfect, because the question was already in the past.

Daniel

    The last one doesn’t use the past perfect correctly, though. The verb form is not the past participle, which is what it should be with the past perfect.

    Alex

      Yep, that’s right!
      But that question doesn’t have a correct answer then, does it? Coz #2 uses present perfect ‘have enjoyed’ when it should be ‘had enjoyed’ in Past Perfect.
      And ‘this’ should be changed into ‘that’.

      Exotist

10 out of 10. Thanks for a great lesson!

ndashio

    Nice job! Keep it up!

    Alex

thanks Alex

meryemcee

    Hi i am an engineer too and my language is turkish also so i think we can improve our english together so can we be in touch
    i am from kirkuk and working at power plant as an electrical engineer

    Demiren

    Any time. Thanks for watching.

    Alex

thanks t Alex it’s really helpful lesson I get 9 out of 10

Loujain-selem

    Great job! Keep on studying.

    Alex

Thank U Alex for this lesson. Reported speech is a new topic for me. Have a nice day!

Ramiro.

    That’s good! You’re learning new things.

    Have a nice day as well!

    Alex

Thank you Alex it was very useful i got 10 out of 10

Malak Aburas

    Nice job, Malak. Keep on studying. :)

    Alex

I enjoyed this lesson as every lesson you’ve made thanks a lot my best teacher
my best !

Oussouby94

    Thanks a lot, Oussouby! I really appreciate that. Have a great day.

    Alex

Thank you Alex. You made very useful lesson, as always. You are perfect teacher :)

TimurMakhmutov

    That’s very kind of you to say. Thanks a lot, Timur. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying my lessons.

    Alex

Thank you for yet another great lesson.Could we use the word ‘whether’,instead of ‘if’,to report yes/no questions?

phil qi

    Absolutely! I should have mentioned that in the lesson.

    Alex

Hi Alex

Thank you so much for the great lessons.You had a lesson about “Either or Neither” and I asked a question about something related to that lesson, could you please make some time and answer that?
Thank you :)

saeedeh.hsi

Hi Alex,
nice and useful lesson as always. But i must confess I do not like grammar. I find it a bit boring. Could you prepare a lesson on Star Wars as you did a few months ago?

Rapok

    Haha. That lesson took a lot of work. Maybe in the future, but not any time soon!

    Alex

Yes, I did it!

Thank you for your video, your English is very clear, and I understood everything, I am very happy!!

Marykita

Hi Alex

You’ve been always providing useful lessons. I am enjoying it a lot.

yihshi

    That’s great to hear. Thanks for checking out my videos. :)

    Alex

A great a class

caluesma

    Thank you very much. Have a great weekend. :)

    Alex

hi Alex, Thanks you so much, your video is very helpful and I have a question, in your example:”Can you play guitar” is that correct? As I know, we always have to put “the” before an instrument so It must be” Can you play the guitar?”. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks

Mai Anh June

    You can use both.

    Can you play guitar?
    Can you play the guitar?

    There is no difference in tone or formality. It’s the same with seasons.

    I love spring.
    I love the spring.

    Alex

      Oh I got it, Thanks you so much ^^

      Mai Anh June

        Hello Can we have a converstaion on Skype??

        AdeelKhamisani

This lesson was short but clear and so helpful.
Many thanks, Alex. :)

Chloe.Lee

    You’re very welcome! My pleasure!

    Alex

I got 9/10. thanks you, teacher !

mike.nguyen

wooowww, I got 10/10, thanks Alex for this useful lesson.

Bibin

Dear Alex,
i got 8 correct out of 10. But it’s a really amazing experience..
Waiting for another gem ..

Anes

anespa

I got 10/10!!!
Good Lesson.

akamusya

Thank you very much for the nice lesson, Alex.
I have one question concerning the verb tenses:
—Is Kate here?
—He wanted to know if she was here?
Couldn’t we use a present tense:
He wants to know if she is here?

lusia zuzina

Merci Alex.

beernaard

    De rien. :)

    Alex

Thank you very much Alex!
Your teaching always is very interesting for me I appreciate it.
Best Regards!

Gilberto

    Thanks for checking out the video. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Alex

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happyness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
Obviouvsly this is not a real experience of my life, it’s John Lennon’s.
Thanks for your lesson Alex and take care.

Canardo

    That’s really great. :) Thanks for posting that!

    Alex

10 out of 10 !
Good job, thanks Alex

handwriting

    Nice job! Keep it up!

    Alex

Very clear, thank you. I wonder why Mr James speaks so fast.

takayashu

    That’s just his natural speech. A lot of his lessons are meant for advanced students.

    Alex

Thanks Alex for a helpful lesson.!

Chris.S

    My pleasure. Thanks for studying with me!

    Alex

Thank you, Mr. Alex, your lesson is very clear.

BigMitch

    Thanks for watching and for studying with EngVid, BigMitch!

    Alex

I have got 100/100 but I need more challenging test. how can I get them?

Ibrahim Safi

    We have other lessons that are more advanced, so I’d check those out if you’re looking for a challenge.

    Alex

Thank you so much Alex

Ibrahim Safi

    You’re very welcome. Thanks for clicking and for studying with EngVid.

    Alex

Hi Alex! Thanks for this lesson, it was very educative.

Aleachi

    “Educational.” :)

    You’re very welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Alex

      “Educational”, thanks for correcting me.
      Please tell me, when do I have to use educative?

      Aleachi

        “Educational” is much more common in the contexts you are probably thinking. “Educative” is possible, but not as common.

        “The internet can be a wonderful educative tool.”
        “The book has a lot of educative uses.”

        It’s a difficult distinction, but know that “educational” is the one that’s more frequently used.

        Alex

I got it 9 out of 10… Thanks Alex

ballerino.daniela

    Great job! Keep studying!

    Alex

I had had a lots difficult about reported speech in my English course, but this lesson was very good for me.
thank you so much!

ROMULO MESSIAS

    You’re welcome, Romulo! I’m glad I could help. It’s definitely not an easy subject.

    Alex

Ohh ,really thxxx teacher i got 7 of 10 q
This is a very enjoy

Fatomsolh

    Not bad! Keep studying.

    “This is very enjoyable.” :)

    Alex

3+5 = 8
3 plus 5 (is/are) 8?
3 + 5 (make/makes) 8
Three plus five (equal/equals) eight?
3 and 5 (is/are) 8?
Are the verbs (make, equal, and is/are) interchangeable?
Does the plural subject take a plural verb in these example?

gag

    Some quick answers…

    is
    makes
    equals
    is

    Use the third person. :) The most common word people use is “is.” After that, “equals.” “Makes” is also used. All three are interchangeable in this context, though.

    Alex

This lesson was extremely helpful!!! Thank you so much!

feliciano69

    You’re very welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Alex

Thanks Alex.. I really learned this lesson. Your lessons is very nice.

rmsouza

    Thanks for your feedback, rmsouza. I appreciate it!

    Alex

thanks, i enjoyed it

Zhamilya. Jamila

    Thanks for clicking and for studying with EngVid. :)

    Alex

Excelent class!! I enjoyed

Indidu

    I’m really glad to hear that! Thanks for studying with me and with EngVid.

    Alex

10 out of 10! Thank You Alex for lessons, I wait for your new video!

daffitz

    Already? Haha. You will have to wait for another two weeks. The next video is VERY different, though. I hope you like it!

    Alex

Hi Alex. I liked this video a lot! It’s a very useful lesson. Thank you so much. I got 100.

Júlio César L Sousa

    Great job, Julio! Keep it up. :)

    Alex

Thanks again, Alex, for your straightforward and very useful lessons!

Alex asked us if we liked this lesson and I answered yes and greeted him for one more very useful lesson. :)

Fabio Cicerre

    Ha! Nice job, Fabio. As always, I appreciate your feedback. I hope the weather’s nice in your part of Brazil this week!

    Alex

      The weather is a little chill and cloudy here in the town I live, Campinas: 13 degrees celsius.

      This is much better than the weather of the last saturday, when it was pouring so much that certain neighbourhoods in this city was partially destroyed — something that was never recorded before. Some imagens of this incident can be seen following this link: http://correio.rac.com.br/_conteudo/2016/06/campinas_e_rmc/431949-tempestade-deixa-rastro-de-destruicao-na-cidade.html

      Excluding this ocurrence, generally the mild cold weather is welcome and interesting to drink wine and hot tea, and eat some different foods.

      I hope you’re all enjoying the spring and the coming summer in Canada!

      Fabio Cicerre

Hi,
Could you please make a video about:
(different vs difference) and (Clothes vs Clothing)
Because I don’t know what is the different between them :(. and I search about that but I didn’t find the answer which I was looking for,so please help me
And Thanx a lot :).

TenoHM

    The basic difference between “different” and “difference” is that “different” is an adjective and “difference” is a noun. The word “different” must describe something.

    You look different today. (describing YOU)
    You’re wearing different shoes today. (describing SHOES)
    I’ve been looking for a different book. (describing BOOK)

    Difference must typically be used with “a” or “the” in front of it.

    I don’t see the difference.
    She didn’t even notice the difference.
    There’s a difference between right and wrong.

    I’ll have to think more about “clothes” and “clothing,” but I’d say “clothes” is much more commonly used, and “clothing” just sounds like it’s used in more formal situations.

    I like your clothes/clothing. (“clothing” sounds possible but strange in most contexts here)

    You can use clothing when talking about “A clothing store” or “the men’s/women’s clothing section” in a store.

    “She has a lot of clothes/clothing.” (again, both are possible, but “clothes” just sounds more natural and used)

    Alex

      Thanks!

      pafsilipoclub

thank Alex for your lesson!

DongMD

    My pleasure. Thanks for clicking.

    Alex

Hi Alex! i am loving the lessons. I am a beginner student and these lessons are helping me enough, thanks for that. I have a question about this quiz. In one of the questions, I think that is the question number five, you wrote “stop!” and after was written in the question ” he asked” us.. Would not be “he said us”???

everton.brais

    You cannot say “He said us.” The structure is incorrect. Check out my video on “say” and “tell” for the correct form. :)

    In this context, you can say…

    “He told us to stop.”
    “He asked us to stop.”
    “He commanded us to stop.”
    “He advised us to stop.”

    …and more.

    Alex

Hi Alex, thank you.

pafsilipoclub

    You’re welcome! Thanks for watching. :)

    Alex

hi alex , i am an english teacher but i need to enhance my english specially speaking , what should i do please help me please

ghazy1144

Thank you for lesson! very easy to understand the rules.

Anna Ievseeva

I thank you for this very valuable workThank you

farhadmehrabi

Thanks a lot, Alex. This video is pretty useful for me. Although the one is short, your explanation is so clear and methodical. What a excellent teacher you are. I enjoy watching your videos.

noneego

you are perfect

idoo

hi Alex, it is first time to watch your video but i was following this site long time, really i liked the way you are teaching and i got 100% in this quiz. good start with you lessons. thanks for giving us your valuable time

feisal92

    Nice job! Keep studying!

    Alex

Hello Alex,

Thank you for this wonderful lesson and for helping us. Every time you are doing your best. Alex, I have one question in my mind after doing the quiz. In the question number five, you said that we can use “He asked us to stop”. Don’t we use “ask” to report yes/no questions? What I want to say is “Stop.” is not an interrogative sentence, it is an imperative. As we know, while reporting imperatives, we use verbs like “say”, “tell”, “command”, or “advise”. Could you please enlighten me about this? So I can put an end to my doubt. I look forward to your reply.

Kind Regards,
Roya.

Roya Seferova

    You’re right. However, a person could think a command is just a request. Think of the person asking “Could you stop, please?” instead, and you have your answer. Good question!

    Alex

Thank a lot Alex

gdemirsoy

Thank you!!!! I got it!

lunazhan

I got 7-10 I need to take the class again!

MARIANO

got 10 correct out of 10! lol…

Will Tang

I love this lesson, thanks:)

byte

i can develop my english skills by following your videos. Thank you, all these are so clear and understandable. have you and other teachers in engvid published any video about the word “through” ? if there is, i have been ckecked mostly but i couldn’t find.

sebernet

Thanks you for this good lesson.
I have done the quiz and got 10.
I have a question, let me say that someone told me “was there any green pen on your desk yesterday?”
In your lesson you changed the tense of verbs to past when you used “if”. so if I had a question which is already in the past. How should I report it?
Shall I use the past tense or Past Perfect Tense?

My Regards
Muhanand

Muhannad Ghazal

    The question should be “Was there a green pen on your desk yesterday?” When reporting the simple past, you SHOULD go to the past perfect. However, many native speakers just keep it in simple past when reporting, especially if they are reporting shortly after the original conversation.

    Alex

hellO
I would my message finds you well.
I would be glad if you could tell me a little about the language psychology at teaching
also give me a hand by expressing some english teaching methods,how a teacher/constructor could properly motivate students to talk
by the way this is mehdi form iran-tehran
thanks indeed
I will be waitting for your response

123456mehdi

I got 9/10 so thank you so much!

Rosalise

Yes Alex .. its really nice how you explain the construction of reporting form..good luck

Nisal Fernando

i have done the uizz with 10 correct.
Thanks for your teach.

linhtnguyen

Can you say “guitar”? it should be “the guitar” as we have learnt….

Anuru2015

I really was wrong in this rule but now I catch the meaning thanks

Ahmed@fares55

Hello,
what is the difference between TOP, CAP, LID as a noun ?
a top of a bottle
a cap of a bottle
a lid of a bottle
regards

gag

Hi Alex thank you for this helpful lesson.

fatihaeng

My friend asked if i like reported speech video , my answer is yes !

rameshwar rao p

Hi Alex! Thanks for this lesson.

ginnynikki

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Thanks

1893rafa

Thank you Alex I really enjoyed this vidio.

Marta Mendes Valadades

great lesson! thank you very much indeed.

Chenrique123

What tense should I use after “if”?

ateameric

Hi Alex, I really need grammar, your lessons are helping me so much!! I have learnt with you! Thank you!!

Maria Piloto

Hello Alex, thank you very much for the video lesson. It’s really helpful and useful for me. I took the quiz and got 10 correct out of 10. Kind regards

sothearithso

hi , its impressive how you replied almost all the comments :) .
and yes i love this website , so helpful and thank you and all your colleagues for making FREE quality videos to teach and help people round the world learn English easier ;)

Cyrus

i got 9 correct answers,thanks for the lesson.

faisal99

actully i’m a bit confused about whether we use past partciple of the verb or just the past form in the reported sentence.

abdou najem

Hello alex ,
Thanks for teaching
I really enjoyed this lesson.
I got 9 correct out of 10.

Danny weld

Hey Alex. Thanx got 10 out of 10.

herep

Do you understand this video?
Alex asked me if I understood that video
I got 10, thank you so much.

6hanh

Thank u so much Alex for such a useful lesson.
I got 8 out of 10

abbyman

Teacher Alex asked me if I enjoyed this video by the end of the quiz and I say I did because I got it all correct. Thanks for the very important grammar topic on this. Take care ;)

Emanoel Pereira

My question is … as i know in reported speech the past simple change into past perfect >>> so when the question start with did that means this is past simple??????

lina13

Thanks a million!

Ronaldo Ramos

Perfect, i’ve done 10/10
Thanks Alex

Wanck

Hi, Alex! Thank you for this video. I have a question. Ronnie said in her video about reported speech that we should use past perfect tense if the quoted speech was in past simple, but there are not such possible answers in the 7th and 10th questions of the Quiz. Thanks a lot.

kitIlya

Excelent topic! Thanks Alex

hectorcubillos

This lesson is so useful and easy!
I love this lesson :D

somsomi

The last question asks me if I enjoyed the video. I definitely enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I answered wrong because I had thought that I should transfer tense from past to past participle, but the answer with “had enjoy” is not right, so I chose the answer B (present participle). I am sorry for my diffuse explanation. But above all, I enjoyed your lesson, Alex!. Thank you so much.

hannguyen

    Hello Teacher! I loved this video!Congratulations! But I have a doubt in the Question 10: Direct speech Simple Past / indirect speech :Past Participle
    Why it didn’t change to a past participle ?

    Katee

I did it well at last 10 out of 10.

CART

Great.. Thank you sir…

Zeeshan45

I do want to practise my english speaking with someone. Is there anyone?
My facebook email is : zeeshanmunir132@yahoo.com
My whatsapp number is: +923155240575 , also it’s on imo.
It will be my pleasure to speak with you.
Thanking you in anticipation.

Zeeshan45

OH MY GOD…
I JUST GOT 10 OF10
THANK YOU ALEX~~~THE LESSON IS SO USEFUL:)))

joehu

Great! Scored 10 out 10.

Rajat2395

Thanks for you help

Parajope

I have wrong the 7 and 10 question, because in pass and i put past perfect.

Alejandro Rivera

I liked your lesson Alex. Thank you very much!

Eduardo França

Dear Alex, you’re great!

juniario

Alex asked us if we enjoyed this lesson-
We said yes! :)
Thanks for another good lesson Alex!
Wish u having a superb day!

Basri

Thanks Alex Reported Speech it was always a terrible theme for me in my course and now I can review some exercices with you… Tks.

dmachado123

hey Alex. I like your lesson very much. i got 8 out of 10

1211nguyetque@gmail.com

I got 6 correct out of 10. I’ll try more sir by the way tanks for your this lesson.

mirwais sahebzada

i got 90. thank you so much

vkachan69

Thanks a lot Alex,
Regarding yes/no question, in reported speech part why you changed the present tense to past tense

fismail70

Thank you teacher Alex, I enjoyed your video 😊

Simamora

    Me too

    SourBest

Thanx

Khairi Grera

Alex! Sorry, about the second question… I don’t understand one thing! Why did you conjugate the verb “to say” at the third person singular if “The signs” is a plural noun? I can’t really understand! “The signs says… not to park”

Fabrizio-F

10/10. Thank you, Alex! Especially for “David Bowie was an alien who went back to his home planet”))
You’re a great teacher!

ClaireSvetlana

Excellent explanation

Samuel Cabrera

thanks

ameeeed

Thanks I enjoyed it. I got 10/10

Mukunda Bahadur Basnet

Thanks I really enjoyed it

Edasmsk

Thanks Alex I’ve got 8 correct!

asumanoz

Tks alex

minhnguyen3497

thanks so much

almudhi

Thank you so much Alex. I got 7 true out of 10. Hi from Turkey ,to you…

mke95

Excellent Lesson.. Thanks Alex..

AlexisSegovia

Thank you very much, I got 100 score. I learned this lesson very well, even though I had not seen previous video. I hope that the following sentence be true.

Alex : “Subscribe this video ”
Narges : Alex wanted to know if I subscribed this video .

or

Alex asked if I subscribe this video .

Narcissus

I DONT KNOW MAY BE ITS COMPLICATED SOMETHING , I CONFUSED WITH THE THREE LESSONS FOR THIS TOPIC (REPORTED SPEECH ) COULD YOU HELP ME PLEASE HOW CAN I STAR WITHOUT CONFUSING ?

moorina

Alex hi, may I ask you why in the last question the right answer was not “have enjoyed”? Thank you!

irinkanet

i want to ask you
why in the last question the right answer was not “have enjoyed”? Thank you!
because the rule is the past tense became past perfect.

mera ali

hey teacher ALEX i like yuor lesson pretty much. i already clear my reported speech. well done thanks a lot

yudyliranza

Hi,Alex. Why did you not suggest variant ”Alex asked if we had enjoyed this video” ? I think it would be more correctly. Or am I wrong ?

Vlad Vladich

Thanks Alex. This is a short but very useful lesson. I got full.

sonal23

Hi… Alex… Could please tell me.. where is VALEN ?

sittoonagesh

THANKS A LOT
ALEX
GOT 9/10 IN YOUR QUIZ AND 19/20 IN MY UNIT TEST

shaansingh

i have answered these question and i have finished 7/10.
Thanks you teacher.

DINHNGUYENNT

Thank you Alex, i had a prefect score.

ann ann

excellent lesson
100%

k.abed

Hi Alex! Thanks (9 correct out of 10). ;)

Rute070

You got 10 correct out of 10. :D

Thank you Alex!

Rino88

Thanks for your lessons . They are useful! I was clearly explained. =)

LYSHA

I got 10/10…
Thank you Alex

rajas8

Hello Alex,
Is it correct to use “would” when reporting a sentence whose content has yet to take place? For example I read on this week’s Economist:”Emmanuel Macron, a former economy minister in France’s Socialist government, announced that he would run for the French presidency next year (2017).” I thought that we can use “would” when something has already happened (or not) and we look back to the past:
“I’ll go to the cinema tomorrow” (uttered, say, on Monday) which becomes “He said he would go to the cinema the following day” (uttered on Friday)not knowing if eventually he went or not. But in the economist example the elections haven’t yet taken place. I hope I made myself clear enough. Thanks in advance!

Knightrider

Hey! Ronie tought us if we converting quote in Past Simple into reporting speach we should use Past perfect. So what about question #10, why this rule did not aply here?

Golinevych

it seems that there is a mistake
did you know this answer?
he asked me if I had known the answer????

Mohoric

in reported speech in the quiz:
did you enjoy the video?
the answer is :
he asked me if I had enjoyed the video
and not He asked me if I enjoyed the video

is that correct??

Mohoric

    I felt the same way, maybe. You mean the tense should be go back when we form a reported speech, right?

    Samanta209

    Alex wrote about that above answering the same question:”The question should be “Was there a green pen on your desk yesterday?” When reporting the simple past, you SHOULD go to the past perfect. However, many native speakers just keep it in simple past when reporting, especially if they are reporting shortly after the original conversation.”

    tarasevol

thanks SIR ALEX.

jiyak

Hi Alex my favourite teacher:
could you expalin aq little more about the last question #10 ? it’s kinda confusing to me and seemingly other students.
what I learned so far from the other engvid’s teachers tells that simple past tense turns to past perfect tense.
so:
Did you enjoyed? —> you enjoyed —> she had enjoyed

haman87

    Alex wrote about that above answering the same question:”The question should be “Was there a green pen on your desk yesterday?” When reporting the simple past, you SHOULD go to the past perfect. However, many native speakers just keep it in simple past when reporting, especially if they are reporting shortly after the original conversation.”

    tarasevol

Many thanks for your lesson. I enjoyed it very much!

Natalia M.

It was a very useful lesson. … Thanks for your help 😊

Masterenglish

Good learning through great teaching!

Vijay Chawla

Thanks Alex! My result is 100!

Mykhaylo Russinsky

Hi!
Thank you for all your lessons, Alex! It is easy to understand them.

I have a question – is it possible to say like this:
Is she here? -> He wanted to know if she was there?

Is there any difference with your example?
Thank you!

Ra

I think I seem to become a good student.
It is very useful for me to understand.
Thank you so much!

Young Kyung Lee

Thanks , Alex! You are the best!

guneljav

    That’s right.

    SourBest

Thank you so much for your lesson Alex.

Jaskaranjeet Singh

Alex you are really the best young teacher who is can explain all details very very and again very incredible. Wish you were my teacher.You can encourage me when I listen you.

Mikayilzade

I ve done 9 correct out of 10.))))))))))) thanks Alex

Mikayilzade

I got 9/10

Suresh Kumar Bishnoi

i got 9/10
can u put more videos and quiz

tanau

Really really thank you mr Alix I get 7☺️
And I’m happy I did not make mastak I last question 😄

Al wadhahi

10/10
thanks mr Alex for that awesome lesson.

Mahmoud Arafa

yessss!
I am a beginner but I got 10/10!
Sir Alex I really enjoyed your video!
that was seriously a helpful video for many….
thankyou! :D

Thanu

That’s great. 9/10 :D

thiagopsy1

Wow Alex thanks I got 100% !!!!!!!!

alinathalycaycho

thanks a lot Alex. I got 100%

dbingul

    I got 100% it’s incredible.

    dbingul

wow. I got a 9. Thanks, Alex.

Bobbyt

Alex I got 10.Your amazing Alex keep it up :D

jahiem202

Hello Alex
First of all I really enjoy your lessons and the way you teach. Could you help me. I’m stuck here:

“Did you know about that?” – it looks like past simple

I thought – “She asked me if I HAD KNOWN about that” because past simple has to be transformed into past perfect, but I didn’t find this option. Could you point me out where is my mistake?

Thank you

ivanmax

Alex, thanks for your lesson. As usual, It is really helpful.

I have a question about the reported speech in the Y/N questions:
Could I put “whether” instead of “IF”? Thus, considerating that a Y/N question give two options for answering it.

Regards

omarcamacho

Thankyou Alex!!!

Wilson Campos

Thank you Alex!!! Amazing explanation!

Wilson Campos

Thanks

KOKSAL68

In the near past, I didn´t answer correct the reported speech, now I got it.

Gabriel Upegui

Hi Alex, I have learned about reported speech before. But I was confused when I watched your video because my teacher said that I needed to change “here” to “there” in reported speech. Can you give a complete explanation? Thank you so much.

drianle

10 out of 10 :) a top class teacher !! i wish i had bumped into you long time ago :)

arous25

I got 10 correct out of 10! Thanks a bunch Alex!

I would also like to ask you for a brief explanation when to use ” to + infinite verb ” and ” to + ING verb form”. I got a little confused while taking the test. Thank you in advance!

Gabriel.T

Very simple and easy to understand! 10/10 Thank you:)

Di Gimazulina

it is such an amazing video and site to study english lessons , i got 7 out 10 :(
but i didn’t understand the last question which is past simple and the answer is in past perfect isn’t it? i was wondering why is if we enjoyed this video instead if we had enjoyed thus video? many thanks

claudiosrocha89

Thank you!

Sechkareva

Thank you for this lesson.
I would like to know if i could change ” IF ” for “WHETHER” in the YES/NO questions.

nycodemo

I could answer 10 questions right) Thank you)

Onegin Evgeniy

I could answer 7/10. I am going to try more.

phearintuy

I studied this long time ago but got 10 out of 10!:) Thank you for lesson, it was very usefull to remember it

LenaWantsToLearn

Thanks I could answer 7/10 . I need to learn this leasson!

tulascucuta

Thanks you so much Alex. The lesson was perfect as always. I could answer 10/10 :)

vedayla

Nice to meet you from Japan, Alex. I’m new here, just signed up for your lesson.I got 8 of 10 on this test, which makes me happy! Thank you for your video!

I don’t understand the tense of “Yes/No Questions” with reported speech form.

I thought, to answer the question, “Did you know about that?” in the form of reported speech, “She asked me if I had known about it.” was right. However, the collect answer was, “She asked me if I knew about it.”

And the same way, at the last question, I thought, “Alex asked if we had enjoyed this video.” was the way it would be.

I’m not sure if my excuse to come across well, why we can ignore the rule, which what I understood, “to form reported speech, go one tense back from quoted speech form.”

I wish you would answer my question. Though either way, I’m looking forward to your following lessons!!

Samanta209

    Alex wrote about that above answering the same question:”The question should be “Was there a green pen on your desk yesterday?” When reporting the simple past, you SHOULD go to the past perfect. However, many native speakers just keep it in simple past when reporting, especially if they are reporting shortly after the original conversation.”

    tarasevol

Hello Alex,

Congratulations and thank you for your useful, clear and interesting videos. I wonder why you don’t make some about Conditionals.

Regards,

Carlos.

cardilas

tnxs sir its really helpful

Parwiz007

8 correct out of ten :(

Parwiz007

thank u

cezar zamil

Thank you Alex, the lessons are very useful for me who want to improve an English skill.

tigerj26

thanks teacher Alex i get 10 out 10

Hishami

Hi Alex, your lessons are very useful and I love your lessons.Thanks

nuray44

Thanks a lot! I get 10 out of 10, it´s awesome!

JessicaTolama

Hello alex i wanna thank you for for the useful lessons i get 10/10

Anassbdriss

Thank You, Alex, for helping me to understand. it is very clear because you have done very well.

I got 10/10

reinhard

Thanks

Bsmkura

Where can I ask quaestions? ^^

Direct: He said, “I went there last Saturday.”
Reported : He said that he had gone there the Saturday before.

Is that correct? I’m not sure how I should change ‘Last Saturday.’

Please give me a correct answer! Thanks a lot

pagrosa

in Quiz
“Do not park.”
The signs says _
it should be . the signs said ???
thank you Alex

ataala

Great lesson, great teacher! 😺

Cathai

good lesson alex

Emejota

I got 10! Thank you Alex,you are a very good teacher.

Rosa47

Hello alex
I have 2 question.
Can you plz help in this carefully.
I want to know what happend to first condition when we report it.
For example if u go out in cold u catch cold.(i mean in this situation it turns to hypothetical )
And tow for fact like canada is beutiful.
Thank u very much.

Kianmmf

Hey alex in question 10 u asked : did you enjoy the video?
It shouldt be. if we had enjoyed the vidoe? Cuz of did?
Thanks alex

Kianmmf

sir alex i like your teaching method and first time i understood the narration …thank sir alex and all other teacher staff who are doing this effort…

qamar abbas khoja

i got 9 out of 10..

qamar abbas khoja

Hi! Thanks for such a short and very informative update Sir.
Thanks again

Shahnawaz Shaikh

Thanks, Alex! You are a talented teacher. I got 10 out of 10.

Oyunchimeg Shagdarsuren

Thanks Alex!I got 8 out of 10.Very useful!

Olda

Yay, I got 10 answers correct.
Thanks Alex! You are one of among excellent English teachers in this world.

Nina Ginting

10/10 finally I’m learning reported speech thanks, teacher!!!

Arlindus

Hi I was wondering to get tested on reported speech lessons and where to click , I can’t found any link!!!!!

mehfuz

Thanks for the test, it was helpful I’ve got 9 of 10

mehfuz

hi alex thanks for your efforts and hard work i realy enjoed learning english with you

i was inquired about the sentence that says
is she here? shouldnot we say he wanted to know if she was there (not here )

and second can we say whether insted of if

meron @1

10 out of 10 :) It was pleasure to study with you :) Br=est regard from Poland

Weronikaa

I´m not sure but I think there is a mistake in this exercise, if a yes/no question is in past simple (like number 10) DID YOU ENJOY THIS VIDEO? the answer must be in past perfect, or Am I wrong? let me know please¡ I think the answer is: ALEX ASKED ME IF I HAD ENJOYED THIS VIDEO.

Daniel

    I’m also confused. It really looks like a mistake

    d.v.gudkova

You said that in this class you were going to look at two very specify cases of reported speech. you also said to watch other videos before your class or to watch this lesson first.you said to study a lot of English if I wanted to improve my English.finally you said to make sure to use if when the report was a question. thanks your class was fantastic.

Mayuyita

Sorry, second answer: “The signs says” – it is a mistake

Lesnoy

Thank you Mr. Alex. I really enjoyed this video.

Alex-1956

Hello, Alex.I hope you are Ok. Alex, could you tell me the right way to use the following in the indirect speech. ( When her husband came home from work, she said to him, ” Here are the Christmas cards for our friends”… What did she say? Am I right to say? She said that there were the Christmas cards for their friends or it’s better to say She gave the Christmas cards to her husband whithout using the indirect speech… Which is the best way? Thanks for helping)))

andrej

Thanks Mr.Alex. We love your English lessons

antony56

I did 9 ! Thank you!for this lesson!

LadyOlga1971

Thank you for the lesson, Alex! But I have a question about the quiz. In the last sentence we don’t change the time in the second part. Why?
Did you enjoy this video?
Alex asked if we enjoyed this video.

Why not “Alex asked if we had enjoyed this video”?

Thank you!

d.v.gudkova

Thank you for helping us! Your tips are great!

LuizFelipe29

Hello,
Thank you for your lessons. May I ask you why #10 is using past simple in reported speech (. I thought it had to be past perfect because of past simple in direct speech. The same #7 past simple in direct speech = past simple in reported speech. Thank you

Nathalie SL

10 out of 10
thank you

prema ananthi
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