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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.
True or false: Generally speaking, auxiliary verbs are used to talk about action.

- "Have you locked the door?" - "Yes, I have." Is the answer in the correct form?

Can you show polite interest using auxiliary verbs?

- "Have you had breakfast?"

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152 Comments on “How to Use Auxiliary Verbs in Conversations”

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yeah understood everything, keep reading n’ making jokes James.

Friday, January 13th 2012

Lol… you are funny! I love your lessons … Yes, I do :)

Friday, January 13th 2012

    I agree with you. he is a great teacher

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

    he is great teacher not funny

    Saturday, March 17th 2012

    i am in st kilda rd VIC 3004

    Monday, May 14th 2012

    I really enjoy his lessons

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hi! I found your site so much usefull !i’m from greece and i’m terrible sorry about my mistakes! :-)

Friday, January 13th 2012

I always thank your lessons.

Friday, January 13th 2012

When do we use was & were?

Friday, January 13th 2012


Saturday, January 14th 2012

    Ok we can chat I’d like to know about your country.

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

thank you,this is useful teacher :), and i would like to teach us how do we use would, could,should and might?

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Great job James. Tanksssss a lotttttt

Saturday, January 14th 2012

morning starts with fitness workout and continues with engvid brain workout )) u’re making me proud of myself thank u

Saturday, January 14th 2012

good job. keep up the good work.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Well done!
4/4 is nice.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

LOL.You’re so funy. Tks a lot. Lily from Brazil

Saturday, January 14th 2012

really good

Saturday, January 14th 2012

hey, I understand everithing that you said, but I hace one question about to use HAVE to make a past. I have a big problem with present perfect because I don’t have it in portuguese.

Your accent is canadian or american?

Saturday, January 14th 2012

    I think James’ accent is Canadian, but I detect a slight british or perhaps caribbean something there too. For example, when he says, ‘past’, his ‘a’ is a little like ‘ah’ as in ‘paw’ or jaw. Hmmm, maybe he has parents of british or caribbean background. Now, I am a Toronto girl, so it’s easy for me to hear this. But, definitely not American, I would guess.

    Sunday, January 15th 2012

thank you James………I love it

Saturday, January 14th 2012

thanx ur lessons r very easy n useful. i am learning english n this is very helpful.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

I can’t speak english.I don’t know why. I have a lot of new vocabulary in mind ,but I can’t use them. I find dificulty to selecting the right words to express my ideas. I usually stop speaking because of this problem. I need some advises.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

    I think the same … I understand much of a conversation in english, but I can’t speak … do not structure the sentences.

    Tuesday, January 17th 2012

    Hi there,
    U know,everything’s possible if u want n try!In my book,1 of the best way 2 improve ur speaking as well as possible is 2 lissten n 2 watch alot.Then u shold speak with urself
    n u have 2 use the new words u know.Don’t worry,it takes time but
    it does really work.I’ve experienced it by myself as well.
    Remember:U r able.
    Get it a try n do ur best.
    Goodluck with ur English.

    Friday, January 20th 2012

      Thank you,

      Sunday, January 22nd 2012

        is not the same using and knowing dude if you wannna speak english correctly you should speak that is it.

        Saturday, February 25th 2012

    you need to learn listening a lot because you need to learn with your ears not wiht you eyes you got me man

    Saturday, February 25th 2012

Just great!

Saturday, January 14th 2012


Saturday, January 14th 2012

I love you guys so easy learn from here .
Thanks so much for awesome work !!

Saturday, January 14th 2012

some times i dont understand if i need to say: he is? or is he? whats the difference is it the same? as are they? or they are?

Saturday, January 14th 2012

    hi, marlon, I think that we use are they? and is he? to formulate a question. but he is and they are we use them to say an affirmative sentence.

    Sunday, January 15th 2012

wow nice

Sunday, January 15th 2012

i like you

Sunday, January 15th 2012

i like the way u teach with, i like to keep going with u and i like ur jokes too

Sunday, January 15th 2012

the best english class i´ve ever had you are absolutly amazing…take care

Sunday, January 15th 2012

I have the same question of marlon 1992. “Are they?” and “He is” are both correct? Why?

Thanks for the lesson!!

Sunday, January 15th 2012

    What kind of situation:
    You use He is… when you have clue about something:
    -Mark is a nica guy!
    -Yes, he is!

    When you have doubt about it or you are surprise you use Is he?, look:

    -Mark is gay!
    -Is he?, I didn’t know!

    It is correct for any form of person (he,she they… wherever)

    ok, Teacher is correct what I said?

    Sunday, January 15th 2012

      Thanks, man!
      But Im still havent understood why James said “He is?” (question) to show the surprise of the situation.

      Please James, help us!
      Thanks one more time!

      Monday, January 16th 2012

Thanks a lot)but i still have a question.what is the difference in using the answer “is he” instead of “he is”?

Monday, January 16th 2012

    Give me examples.

    Monday, January 16th 2012

      he is kinda ridiculous.
      he is?
      is he?

      Monday, January 16th 2012

        ok, let me see:

        -He is a kind of ridiculous!
        -Is he? (I am very surprised)
        -He is! (I agree)

        I think that you can say “is he?” and “he is?” but I think that Is he is more correct to make a question.

        Please, James, look if it is correct.

        Monday, January 16th 2012

          but you missunderstand me..both of them are questions.so what want is to be able to differentiate them.in any case thank you for your attention)so James could you possibly explain it to us?thank you in advance)

          Monday, January 16th 2012

        As an English s2dent,I suppose the best answer to ur question is using question tag,like this:
        He’s kind and ridiculous.Isn’t he?!
        But if u wanna use just he is or is he,u can say:He is!? or Is he??
        (in this way u can chang ur tone) However I told u the best response.
        Hope I could help.
        Goodluck with ur English.

        Monday, January 16th 2012

          thanks to you)))

          Monday, January 16th 2012

          yes u r right. use tag Q.

          Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Thanks for the interest lesson.I like your humour…

Monday, January 16th 2012

Hi James i from Afghanistan and i am an english instructor i really like u man especial the way of your acting in class your speaking your explanation thanks bro
i have a question from you man . how should we manage an english class mean how should we run a class ifyou don’t mind give some information thanks i’ll appreciate that .
see you next time

Monday, January 16th 2012

Hi James, Thank you for this lesson; but I like that you answer questions the guys, it help us much!!!Could you please or Team engVid. Hugs.

Monday, January 16th 2012

sir its a very great effort by u people 4 teaching us the basics of english..it helps us a lot…ur way of teaching is 2 much cool james

Monday, January 16th 2012

3/4 :D Hi thank you for your free lesson. It help me a lot :D

Monday, January 16th 2012

James speaks fast but it’s clear. 4 out of 4

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

very interesting!!!

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Here is the best place I found to learn and practice English.
I always learn here. Thanks so much teachers!

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Irk and Sulu both are gays!

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Excuse me! Your data base is filtered in my country are they any ways to access videos?
(You tube)is filtered.

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    Un4tunately there’s no way 2 watch!!

    Friday, January 20th 2012

hello, could you plz tell me the use of despite of and inspite of,wats the difference between them,my email id is shivam.pandey008@gmail.com

Thursday, January 19th 2012

you are too good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thanks, thats an interest lesson …

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Nice lesson you are fun!

Friday, January 20th 2012

i like it, May Allah Bless you.

Friday, January 20th 2012

I Love The Way You Teach Its So Funny And We Can Understand Easily,Other Teachers Are So Boring And We Can’t Understand Anything

Saturday, January 21st 2012

thank you for this …I like you .

Saturday, January 21st 2012

u r so funny i really enjoy ur lessons
thnxx alot
hope the video be longer than that :)

Saturday, January 21st 2012

You are so Great James. I understand more about English with your lessons. Thanks you.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Some people have a lot of knowledge but fail to make us understand it. I have been researching for years and have never found a person so creative in helping people understand – James, you are a genius! I could listen to you forever! Keep doing what you do my man, the world will be smarter thanks to your skills.

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thank you!!! You are fantastic!

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

thank you so much but i still get confused about the verb like have been, had been , will have been…e t c.can you help me with that? thank you

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

James, you are a very good teacher! But, considering the fact that you talk so quickly, your classes can not be directed to people who want to learn English. Instead, your classes are for students who ALREADY have a high level of knowledge. Anyone who is in basic or intermediate level will hardly understand half of the words you say. So, IMHO, you should try talking slower than that.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Thank you James!
You’re a great teacher!

Greetings from Sofia (Bulgaria)

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

you are a great teacher James :)

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thanks teacher!

Thursday, January 26th 2012

hello thanks a lot for this videos they help me so much but i can’t find the quiz

Thursday, January 26th 2012

I really like the way you teach. It is never a dull moment, not boring ;). I don’t sleep at night without watching your videos. Truly, I am learning. Hope to watch all the videos you have before. Keep it up.

Friday, January 27th 2012

you’re a great teacher James!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank you, James :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

you are such a great teacher James n sorry coz I had to borrow ur (mr.E)to make it easy for my students :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

i really respect you as a teacher James thanks

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Hi, teacher James!
Thank you for the lesson.
It’s truly amazing how you make everythink so easy to understand.
I’ve learnt a lot so far and I am thirsty for more. I really am :)
So keep going teacher James

Monday, January 30th 2012

hey, its really nice useful lesson, i am intersting learining with funny teachers

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

I think this lesson was the shortest of James’lessons! It was!

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

james ,u speak so fast.i find sm trouble to get with you…:(

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

thanks James )))

Saturday, February 4th 2012

Hi James
In first surprise question you said are you? then when you said someone is guy. then you put he is? as a surprise sentence, is it correct? because we know that we have to put auxiliary verb first. I think we should say Isn’t he? not He is?
I am looking forward to your more explanation.

Hemn Merany – UK

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

high five, James!,keep up the good and funny teaching,

Thursday, February 9th 2012

thank you

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Thank you very much I have no idea to learn english because of my poor life but I got your help through this website thank yoou.

Saturday, February 18th 2012

learning of English language is my interest…thank you for helping us.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

hi james!thank you

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

,u speak so fast.i find sm trouble to get with you and please give more example

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

Your classes are very interesting but I was wondering, can you give me some ideas about English in engineering? If you were to teach at an engineering faculty, what would you teach them related to their subject of study? I hope you understand what I’m asking:)Thanks

Saturday, February 25th 2012

o oh 4/4 thanks sir

Monday, February 27th 2012

John and Mary ( I ‘m not sure if you used these names) are going to get married! ARE THEY? THAT’S SO COOL! ( I don’t really care about it) HAHAHAHA you’re funny teacher…. thanks for the lesson!

Sunday, March 4th 2012

He is very good teacher and funny ,but english with him very (axuiliray) and wonderful

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Nice lesson you are fun!

Monday, March 19th 2012

How funny you are, James. I exactly love your lesson; useful and so funny. :) …Thank you very much….

Monday, March 26th 2012

Cool topic teacher James:) Keep up the good work!

Friday, April 6th 2012

sir please clearify me how to use the word how

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Lay off the sexual references, like gay or anything like that – it’s not nice at all if children access your lessons. Go figure!

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

thank you :)

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

thank you for your lessons

Monday, April 30th 2012

Thank You Sir :)

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

James thanks a lot I did no mistakes in the quiz

Thursday, May 10th 2012

thank you, but can you put more ideas, so we can understand it more. thanks.

Sunday, May 13th 2012

HI. I have been enjoing a lot the lessons.

I do undestood it, but I have a doubt. For instance like the teacher said. They are getting mariied. And we say.. ARE THEY?!

And then, He is gay! He is??!!
What is the order to say that, verb to be first or pronon?which one cames first?! is there a rule for that?

Saturday, May 19th 2012

thanks you for that lesson.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

james sir, what you are explaining is very nice and i can easily understand what you are saying Thank you vey much sir.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

you are one of the bess teachers in the world. i like you and i like positive teachers

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Very helpful lesson.

Thank you.

Thursday, August 9th 2012

thank you so much you;re amazing teacher u are so funny :D

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    Hey Id like to practice and improve my english, if u want just add me on skype I will pleasure JuanSala88

    Thursday, February 21st 2013

you’re a funny teacher i like your video lessons thanks it’s helpful

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thank you so much for your lesson. it is very useful.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Hi James!
i’ve been following your lessons for a while already.You are good my friend.I’ve been wordmouthing you a lot since my environment is basically e.s.l’ers.
I have the intencion of teaching english as a second anguage.how long would ot take my to pick up the proper didactic and have a acceptable teaching skills?
p/s This website is awesome!

Thursday, September 6th 2012

wow, great

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Hi james
I can understand easily all thing which you have to learned in this lesson. since today i’ll try to apply in my conversation.

is any sentences incorrect so plz suggest me?

Saturday, October 27th 2012

I love Jame so much, hahha he is so intelligent to teach us. From beginning i don’t have interest listen to him but by naturally he is changing my mind to listen him. Finally I didn’t wanted stop watching to his lesson. This is called authentic unmistaken teacher.

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Ohhh, Many Thanks for the Lessons -very Useful

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Hi.. I’m from Libya, I discovered this site yesterday… and I couldn’t believe my ears and eyes… Thank you very much

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

why we didn’t say “Is he?”
as u said before “Are they?”

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thank you so much.

Friday, February 8th 2013

James, you good ….

Friday, February 22nd 2013

This lesson was so helpful but i got 50 out of 100 ok thanks you again

Friday, February 22nd 2013

ok Im very happy and very thanks

Monday, March 11th 2013

do you love all teacher in this site?
yes, i do!

Saturday, June 8th 2013

I did all of those.

Sunday, June 16th 2013

tnx a lot Mr. jame. but could u please answer which one is the correct as u used. captain kok is a gay. he is? or is he?

Thursday, July 18th 2013

good :)

Friday, July 26th 2013

Capt. Kirk is gay! Is he? NOT He is?

Monday, August 12th 2013

Ican not speak english.please help me

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Yes…..100 % result. Thanks.

Sunday, September 8th 2013


Saturday, November 9th 2013

Is James a great teacher? Yes he is!
Is he funny? Yes he is!
I hope I have used auxiliary verbs correctly. :-)

Keep it up James!

Thursday, December 5th 2013

I like you:)Good Teacher!

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

goog work james.that was so cool .i’d like to learn more

Monday, January 20th 2014

I didn’t know the word “auxiliary” but I could understand it because of your explanation. Thank you, James :)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Mr. James, I got 100%.

Sunday, March 30th 2014

Thank you very much!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Thanks for this lesson!!!!!!!! it was helpful and very funny :)

Monday, September 29th 2014

i had had a nice lesson here. it was really nice… and I’m not FEIGNING it. yeah, im not. I’ve learned so much. like always engvid does it best. credit also those talented and very smart teachers we have in engvid.I hope you still teach us, or the future students in the best way that you can. :) and if someday, if i become a native English speaker like you all do, i will not forget this site and all of those talented teachers that I’ve encountered who are the one who taught me so well.

Friday, March 27th 2015

You are not just funny but very informative and doing a hard, helpful work so thanks a lot James. I always repeat myself but this is true and I want to acknowledge you honestly.

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thanks for the lesson, anyone Who want to chat a little for practice?

Friday, July 10th 2015

thank you i like yore lessons

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Auxiliary verbs with generally speaking may use action and time, “to be” for the action and “to do”, “will” and “to have” for the time, and also they are used for short answers and polite interest. You have told us that “feign” is another auxiliary verb which means to pretend to be interested with good manners and it has been the first time I have learnt this topic, a new concept for me. Thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from EngVid, a good review of the auxiliary verbs.

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

I already know what “Auxiliary Verb” for. Thanks to you Sir James and to your video. Its very interesting and very useful. By the way, I got 100% in this quiz ^_^

Monday, May 8th 2017

Very good lesson!

Saturday, February 24th 2018


Saturday, June 2nd 2018

James is the greatest teacher ever I met on the internet

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

You got 3 correct out of 4.

thank you.

Sunday, August 12th 2018

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