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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.
Last night, I worked _____________ 8 pm. Then I went home.

You must return your book ___________ December 29th.

I will arrive at the party _____________ 9 pm.

The weather report says it will rain _____________ Tuesday. After Tuesday, the rain will stop.

I will live in Paris ______________April. Then I will move to Canada.

You must finish your homework _____________ Monday morning.

My friend left _________________ I got home.

My goal is to lose five pounds __________ May.

The movie will be over _____________ we arrive at the theatre.

I study at school _________ 3:30 pm. Then I take the bus home.

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619 Comments on “English Grammar – By or Until?”

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wooooow….i toke the quiz and i answered all correctly :D

Friday, January 27th 2012

    Hi, greetings.
    I am very happy with this website, Thanks.

    Saturday, March 17th 2012

    Thank you so much Emma. you are great teacher still right i heard.

    Friday, March 30th 2012

    Great lesson Emma!

    Sunday, February 24th 2013

      Hi Fatima >May I talk to you

      Saturday, February 28th 2015

    I got100. All right.

    Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    i did not improved my english until i found your website

    Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    I oughtta finish the quiz by 2morrow

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

thanks for you

Friday, January 27th 2012

I appreciate your teaching like that. You are a great teacher.

Friday, January 27th 2012

You rock engvid

Friday, January 27th 2012

at last I understand!
Thank you, great exposition

Friday, January 27th 2012

Great lesson :)

Friday, January 27th 2012

thanks for a new lesson. Got my eyes opened for such kind of mistakes) If I’ve mistaken sorry)

Friday, January 27th 2012

Awesome lesson!!!!!!!!!!!!’

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks for the lesson.
Got 10 out of 10. :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank You Emma !!!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Hi,is very helpfull. I hope you do continue such lesson.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks a lot

Saturday, January 28th 2012

10 out of 10 :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you. (in Thai–Khop khun kha)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Emma, I find this lesson very useful, believe or not, I was going to ask you to do it, but you anticipated my intention.
I’d like to ask you something, and it has to do with quiz on this lesson.
Look at this example:
The weather report says it will rain _____________ Tuesday. After Tuesday, the rain will stop.
So, the correct answer was UNTIL, that’s ok, but if we say until tuesday, it means at 00:00, which is exactly midnight. So, if it rains until tuesday, the rain will stop on tuesday, and not after tuesday.
This really confuses me, so I need your help.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    To simplify this a little bit, I’ll use the same example where I’m gonna use the preposition BY.
    The weather report says it will rain BY Tuesday.
    So, the rain will stop on tuesday at 00:00, or before, on monday which is previous day.
    Or simply, when we say on tuesday, it means after tuesday, hence wednesday?

    Saturday, January 28th 2012

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your question. All this means is that the rain will stop sometime on Tuesday. For example, it can stop at 12:01 am, 9 am, 4 pm, etc.

      Monday, January 30th 2012

        Hi teacher,
        My name Anh Th, i’m 13
        Can you give some sign about until and by.

        Saturday, May 6th 2017

      Tell me if I’m wrong but, if I say:The weather report says it will rain BY Tuesday. It means that the rain will start Tuesday and probably will go on; we don’t know how many days.Instead if I say:The weather report says it will rain until Tuesday. There is bad weather before Tuesday but Wednesday it will be good. Am I right?

      Thursday, May 17th 2012

Dear EMMA , very useful, for me and my students as well ! Thanyou

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Emma,I am S.M.Salman from Pakistan. I am an English Language teacher by profession.I want to bring to your notice that I really found your Lecture about By & Until interesting and fruitful.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

hello teacher your lesson is very uesful. thank you very much.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you! I really like this website :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

I Like your Lessons,Thank you so Much Teacher…:)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

I will listen your lessons Until March,If God wills…

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    peace my bro may i get on your account skype

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

thank you Emma this is very useful

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Nice lesson Emma. Today I really happy to got your by/until lesson. Can u provide me more lesson of by/until, if u can so i will really thankful to u. i hope u would reply. Thanks Emma.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Very precise explanation, a good difference i have noticed. Thank you!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Tx a 1000,000.
Ur pleasurable explanations in the quiz made my day.
Cheer up mam!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

9/10 ha ha ha. thank’s miss emma
and to other staff of this site. keep it up.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thanks its helpfull

Saturday, January 28th 2012

hi hi
thanks from teacher valen and so much thanks from my best teacher for best leasons

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you Emma. 10 out of 10)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Very clear pronountiation, it is easy to follow her explanation

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks a lot for your work. And thanks for all who do this site. It helps very much to learn English and improve our speaking skill. Good luck

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Pearls of wisdom

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Hi, Emma. I have a question:
till and until, I can use anyone of them in any sentence.All your examples I can replace “till” allowance ” until” ,
for example, I listen this song” It’s not goodbye” there is a sentence ” till I see you again”, I can replace this sentence like this” until I see you again”. is this correct?, thank you Emma , wonderful lesson, great work,
and , is this example is correct
1- the Rebecca and Ronnie were the best teachers in the engvid until Emma, I mean , they were the best teachers and now , you are the number one ” the best”. thank you again Emma

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    Hi hudhayfah,

    You are correct. You can replace till with until in any of your examples.

    Monday, January 30th 2012

Emma, what’s the difference between RENT and HIRE? Thank You in advance.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    Hire means contract someone to do something.
    Rent means pay to use something you have to return.
    1.My parents will hire an nurse to take care of my brother who is sick.
    2.I am going to rent a DVD. (Remember that you have to return it to the person who rented you)


    Saturday, January 28th 2012

      Hire means contract someone to do something.
      Rent means pay to use something you have to return.
      1.My parents will hire an nurse to take care of my brother who is sick.
      2.I am going to rent a DVD. (Remember that you have to return it to the person who rented it to you)

      Saturday, January 28th 2012

        Hire means to contract someone to do something.
        Rent means to pay to use something you have to return.
        1.My parents will hire a nurse to take care of my brother who is sick.
        2.I am going to rent a DVD. (Remember that you have to return it to the person who rented it to you)

        Saturday, January 28th 2012

      Thank you Jeffer123, if that is the difference, I understand. I’ll do it something in return.
      You’re not supposed to use an indefinite atricle AN before the words that begin with consonants. Not only letter is important, but also the voice. Here are some examples:
      An apple, an orange, an hour etc.
      A piece of paper, a book etc.
      But, pay attention when using these:
      Some advice, some information and so on.

      Sunday, January 29th 2012

        I mistyped second sentence, I mean I’ll do something in return. . .

        Sunday, January 29th 2012

        Ok, thank you for correcting my mistake.

        Monday, January 30th 2012

Hello Emma! Great lesson but I have one question) Why do we use Future Simple but not Future Perfect in this sentence: ‘I will finish my homework by 4 pm.’?

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    Hi Yerlan,

    You can use both the simple future and the future perfect with “by”.

    1) I will finish my homework by 4 pm.

    2) I will have finished my homework by 4 pm.

    Monday, January 30th 2012

thank for making me clearly understand about by and until.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

8/10 thats a good started ha:)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you Emma. it was such a great lesson

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks Emma !

Saturday, January 28th 2012

I love this site, thanks for lesson.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

hi its very useful thanks for lesson but what is mean this example? i go school by car. and what is mean by the way. good time

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    “By” has more than one meaning. In your first example, “by” means “using”.

    eg) “I go to school by car” is the same as “I go to school using my car”.

    “By the way” is an idiom used in conversation. It means incidently.

    We use it to add information in a conversation or to start a new topic.

    Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks for your good and interesting lesson, Emma. I have a question: In this sentence we can use the boths forms of the preposition: My goal is to lose five pounds until/by May. Am I right in this?

Braazilian Hugs

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    Hi Bruno,

    The sentence using ‘until’ sounds strange. For this example we would use ‘by’. If you said you want to lose pounds until May, it sounds as though you plan to regain more weight after May. This is something most people don’t plan to do.

    Alternatively, you can say I won’t lose five pounds until May. This means it will take you up to May to lose the weight.

    Monday, January 30th 2012


      Regarding this particular example, since until is used in case of continuation of work, will it be right if I say: My goal is to keep loosing five pounds until May. …?
      Thanks a lot for wonderful lessons.

      Friday, June 2nd 2017

Great! Didn’t even know about this subtlety. I could surely say “I need to return my movie until Februaty 12th” until you’ve taught this :) by the way, you are gorgeous!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

it’s very useful.thanks a lot.by the way; can you make a lesson about the double letters in the words.I think It would be very useful.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

The computer did the quiz for me what it this?

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Dear Ms Emma,
I think the second example of “By” is the same as the example of “Until”.
Can i use “Until” for this example.

Thanks for your help.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    Hi Tom,

    Which example do you mean: question number two on the quiz or an example from the video? Please be more specific.

    Monday, January 30th 2012

thank you

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Interesting, but i am confused yet

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you. :)

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks Emma ,You’re a good teacher ,but we need to open mind to grow up .The lesson is so useful.Thanks for your time.God bless you .take care .

Saturday, January 28th 2012

until next time Emma. yes it was helpful this lesson, thanks 4 your effort, u made my day. viva Canada. hell yeah.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thanks to you miss emma. i learned again from you. engvid your the best!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks a lot

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thank you Emma. These comments was very nice. The others teachers should do the same. Congratulation for the innovation!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thank you emma for explaining this lesson! have a nice day!

Sunday, January 29th 2012


Sunday, January 29th 2012

thanks emma……………

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Dear T.Emma,
To begin with, many thanks for a perfect lesson .
Secondly, I am still improving my accent until up to date . Luckily,I found you by ENGVID WEB SITE. In addition, I keep watching all lessons weekly by the time I knew you here as a new Teacher .However, I am still going on .
Would you please give me advice how to improve my accent ?
Yours loyalty ,

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Thanks dear Emma for improving my english grammar keep uploading such wonderful lessons may ALLAH bless you. ameen

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Hi Emma the lesson was very useful . I`m glad I listened to it . thank you very much

Sunday, January 29th 2012


Sunday, January 29th 2012

thank you for this very useful lesson.

Sunday, January 29th 2012

thanks Emma . it was very interesting

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Thanks teacher, your lesson is very useful

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Thanks Emma you’re a fantastick teacher

Sunday, January 29th 2012

usefuk lesson, tanks

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Emma is my favorite teacher

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Interesting and worthful lesson. Thanks Emma for all the lessions.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Quite an interesting lesson. Thank you!
But I’ve got a question about expressions with “by the time”. As you said, we should say: The subway was closed by the time I left work.
Can I use Past Perfect here (the subway had been closed)? What is the difference?

Monday, January 30th 2012

    Hi Danon,

    Excellent question! Although in literature and everyday conversations, people often use both the simple past and the past perfect with by the way, grammar books will suggest to use it with the past perfect.

    eg) The subway had closed by the time I finished work.

    However, it’s important to note that people often use them interchangeably.

    Monday, January 30th 2012

wonderful and clear lesson, Thanks a lot!

Monday, January 30th 2012

thank you miss really nice topic…….

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thank you Emma. Currently I’m working in Saudi Arabia, my english is still need to improve. So glad to find this website. I scored 10 out of 10 :)

Monday, January 30th 2012

Hi Emma

Thanks a lot for this great lesson. You are a fantastic teacher.

I look forward to seeing you again.

greetings from switzerland

a big fan

Monday, January 30th 2012

thank u!
i don’t known this by i listened this lesson

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks for this helpful lesson! I can understand it easily.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thank you Emma. it was very nice lessons.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks amma,Nice lesson I was realy confusing sometimes to use each of them but now it’s cleared my misconfussion.Yah,if u ask me M/S amma is the nice one teacher of Engvid, thanks for helping us.
God Bless You, Always.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Wow, the way she explained the usage of Until, by, by the time, i got 10 out of 10. She is enlightened and gorgeous girl.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks emma so much for your very clearway lesson.

Monday, January 30th 2012

I recommend you watch this lesson by Ronny https://www.engvid.com/borrow-lend-rent-use-english-vocabulary/.
In this lesson She explain the meaning of rent.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Very Nice Emma,
Was much import to me this lesson.Could you please tell me when I use TO and FROM?
Thank advise.

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks a lot Emma !!!

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thank you for your questions and comments everyone.

Monday, January 30th 2012


Monday, January 30th 2012

I like your lesson all. Thank your, http://www.engvid.com, and all teacher.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Emma you are the prettiest awesome lovely great teacher. I love you the way you teaching.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Emma you are the best, i have a question to you, i will finish my work by your finishing.

is it correct?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Dear prof.
I wanna know which is better:
Dose ur brother always do a lot of exercise OR Is ur brother…..??!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    I’ve got it !!!!
    Doubtlessly the 1st 1 . ;)

    Thursday, April 4th 2013

lesson ıs good but ı was very bad ın quiz.xxx quız…

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Dear Emma
Thank you very much. When I was at school I asked my english teacher what the difference between until and till is and she said to me “you have to discover by yourself” so I have been confused for a long time. I was scared of making mistakes all the time. Nobody could explain it as clear as you did..WONDERFUL.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hi Emma , Thank you for this wonderful lesson.
The thief was gone by the time I called the police ( you wrote on the board ) i think it should be The thief had gone ….right ?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hey, first of all, thanks for making the video. I’ve got a question, what’s the difference in this case between by and at? I’ll use the same example you used. So could I say I will finish my work at 4pm instead of saying I will finish my work by 4pm? what’s the difference? Are both alright, or at is wrong? I hope you can asnwer my question and thanks again for the video

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Hi Martin,

    Both sentences are correct, but they mean different things. Remember, “by” means both before and at 4 pm. If you use “at”, you are not talking about before 4 pm. It means you will finish your work exactly at 4 pm.

    Monday, February 6th 2012

Dear Teacher,

Thank you for your good lesson.

have a great day ahead.

Thank you

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hello emma! my name is vanderlei, i’m from brazil, i do enjoy your class, i’ve been learning alot with you. Congratulations you’re a great teacher. I hope you can post more videos, cause i like the way that you give class. I’ll become happy to receive some message of yours. Kisses! thank you for all!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks to you, dear Emma, my score was 9/10. I made a mistake with the question n. 8: I don’t understand very well the meaning of this sentence. Bye!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

very well thank you

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thank you so Much emma <3

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

I was great. Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

It a really nice class. It is very clear, thank you.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

can i say “i will finish my homework at 4 pm” or i should use by.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Hi emanahmed,

    “I will finish my homework by 4 pm” means you finish it before 4 pm or at 4 pm, but no later. If you will finish earlier than 4 pm, use “by”.

    If you will finish exactly at 4 pm, use “at”.

    If you will finish close to 4 pm (for example, 4:03 pm or 3:55 pm) you can also use “I will finish around 4 pm.”

    Monday, February 6th 2012

nice job

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thank you for your lesson :)

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Hi Emma
Thanks a lot for this educative & wonderful lesson.By the way,I have a question.Why we say,”The teacher gives the class and the students take the class?”What is the difference?I mean why can’t we say that the teacher takes the class?

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

    It’s not related to our lesson! @@

    Thursday, August 9th 2012

i haven’t got your answer?

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Thanks Emma, I like your videos, I mean they’re very helpful and clear.

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

I am sure this lesson help to speak better ty

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

too good

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

I’m not married, and I believe in soulmates. But I am a worm. Are you interested in worms?

Thursday, February 2nd 2012


    Saturday, February 4th 2012

      Ronnie is one of the best teachers in the world

      Saturday, February 4th 2012

    Have you ever met Mr E? I’m sure James would be very glad to introduce you!!

    Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks Miss Emma actually this lesson was pretty useful to me and i really got the intention to learn more and more from you , thanks for your great efforts.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Really awsome video , loking for more video…..

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Both the lesson and the quiz are good. Thanks a lot, teacher.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

hey Enis,
I think The thief was gone and The thief had gone are the same. Have you ever listened to the song “when you’re gone” by Avril Lavinge? Try it once.


Friday, February 3rd 2012

thankxxxxx i understood the lesson and my quiz scored 8 out of 10. not bad

Friday, February 3rd 2012

I’m a new student

Friday, February 3rd 2012

I will be studying English here until I get tired of it. heheheeheh I will be very tired by the time I finished with all the lessons in EngVid.com Cool

Friday, February 3rd 2012

thanks you are very clever teacher ilove u

Friday, February 3rd 2012

you´re so beautiful…

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Hello madam Emma! the lesson was very informative and nicely delivered, one thing I noticed that u forgot to put the apostrophe and when you realized you put it on the wrong place. apostrophe’s right place was before “s” whereas you placed it after “the letter.” Am I right????

Saturday, February 4th 2012

    You and Ms. Emma both can be right because Emma meant it was PARENTS (both Mom and Dad) so she put it after ‘S’ while you meant PARENT (either Mom or Dad) so you could put it before ‘S’. =] Hope it will help you!

    Thursday, August 9th 2012

your lesson so useful. thank you Emma.
thanks for all teachers in this web site they are all great.

Saturday, February 4th 2012

Oh God… Some answers are still wrong. I think I need learn more from you Emma. ^^

Saturday, February 4th 2012

you are teacher good and the lesson very useful.,.,.,.,.,.,.,

thank you .,.,.,.,.,

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Cool. Thank you so much

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Dear Emma! It easy to notice that you CARE about your teacher’s mission. Many thanks for your sincerity. One point I would like to add. I think it would be easier to explain the difference between “until” and “by” by using key words, which are PROCESS for “until” and RESULT for “by”. Take care and say my warmest hello for all your wonderful colleagues!

Sunday, February 5th 2012

great lesson

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Thanks Emma, I learnt a alot from ur videos.Quiz was good.this site is very very helpful and clear.

Monday, February 6th 2012

hello Madam,
this is best site to learn English language. I would like to know about concept of preposition,gerund, infinitive and complex sentences ……
use of even , though yet,as if and lest.

Thank you
I hope next tutorial would be one of them.

Monday, February 6th 2012

Thank you Emma!
Very good and simple explanation!!!

Monday, February 6th 2012


Monday, February 6th 2012

Hi Emma,
I’m from Algeria, have you been there before?
By the way I have a question: could you please make a video about the vocabulary used in the restaurant like: gratuity…
Thank you so much for you help.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

i got 10 out of 10 , thank u so much emma

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thanks miss Emma I gave all the answers very well except fifth one..sorry
thank You I fancy the way You teach :D

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Thanks for the lesson.
I’ve got out of 10

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Hi Emma!
I like your method of teaching very much!
I understand all information that you give to us!
Thank you very much and good luck!!!!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

hell yeahh teacher thank you for teach us this i generally understood. :)i want God to give you very wonderful life:)

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

hi emma >> I’m a new student
thanx for u

Thursday, February 9th 2012


Thursday, February 9th 2012

Just want to say BIG THANK YOU for your lesson. it realy helps.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

veru useful lesson, I cannot thank you enough.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

hi emma I like your lesson >> thanx u

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thank you so much Emma I always find what I need in your useful lessons :)

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thank you very much for the lesson and the quiz. The quiz is really great!!!

Saturday, February 11th 2012

thanks Emma!!!

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Great Lesson.
Helped me a lot. Thanks.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

hi, every teachers realy my first participation to your website hope to get and bring also. second its pleasure to see all this people share same emotion same culter and same gols . third all whish to successe to your noble gols .at the end see you in that time

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Hi Emma:
I got 90% marks, excellent !Your teaching method is superb, carry on the good work and teach grammar like this until we become master of grammar. Thank you very much.

Monday, February 13th 2012

Hi… Emma
I really enjoy this Class. You’re great.
But I have a different question which is not related to this topic.
I wanna be clear about the nouns.
Because sometimes people including me very confusing.
What I mean is, Look at this example:
The different between ‘teacher and teaching, player and playing, writer and writing and so on’.
Let say the words teaching, playing, and writing here are nouns.
Speaker 1: Hey, did you go to study with teacher Thomas?
Speaker 2: No. I didn’t like his teaching.
Another one is:
Speaker 1: wow, look at that player, he can catch the ball calmly.
Speaker 2: Yeah, you’re right. I like his playing.

Can you explain that please?
If possible you can make a new video about that. This is very useful.
Sorry about my English written. I need to be improved.
Thank you very much
Look forward hearing from you soon.

East Timor

Monday, February 13th 2012

    Hi Thomas,

    Your right. Some nouns end in ‘ing’. It is easy for students to confuse these nouns with the -ing form of the verb. Your examples were good. I can say I like his writing, I like your teaching. I like his dancing.

    However in sports, we don’t usually say ‘I like his playing’. It’s too vague for sports. You could use a more specific word like ‘pitching’.

    Saturday, March 3rd 2012

thanx emma ı understood this clearly..you are good teacher

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thank you, Very nice work

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

i want to say somthing u are good teacher but when u teach i saw more words dont know then so may i please explain all word you teach

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Hello! Great lesson! Are there teachers on EngVid who have online private students ?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I also mean to say Teacher Emma speaks very clearly and her lessons are very very nice! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Now very clear,and I am very interesting with this lesson. Thanks for (Emma). And I want you(Emma) teach a lot about (by).
You can find me on (Google+).

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thank you very much Emma for this lesson.i want to learn french and i’m looking for a website like engvid can you please help me .best wishes

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thanks for the class Emma,GOD Bless u..

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Really great teaching. I’ve never been sure with until/til vs by/By the time. Now I am. Thank you so much Emma,

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

u r best.give some more lessons ASAP..

Thursday, February 16th 2012

Hi Emma! Your explanation was intelligible enough not to confuse the prepositions any more. but what about negative sentences? Are the rules the same? Can we use UNTIL in negatives? ‘I won’t be at the restaurant until 5’.Does it mean that I can not stay there till 5 o’clock? Thanks for the answer

Thursday, February 16th 2012

    Hi Jul,

    Thank you for your question.

    In negative sentences ‘until’ means something a little different. The easiest explanation for ‘until’ in a negative sentence is it means ‘before’.

    eg) The two sentences below have the same meaning.

    I won’t be there until 5 pm.
    I won’t be there before 5 pm.

    I won’t see you until Monday.
    I won’t see you before Monday.

    Saturday, March 3rd 2012

      emma u never answers my quetions ronnie is beter than u she atleast answers

      Tuesday, July 17th 2012

        I think she’s kinda busy! =]

        Thursday, August 9th 2012

      Thank you Emma for your helpful lesson,
      could you just answer me on a q is (the) which nouns I should put with like:
      1- I’m going to bed or to the bed?
      2- I’m at the party or just party?
      and why

      Friday, July 26th 2013

Thank you

Saturday, February 18th 2012

Well, the lesson is awesome! Can we differentiate by and until by considering action? I mean, until seems to be more related to actions taking place during time and by/by the time seems to be more related with specific moments. The idea of considering before is common to both, then I think that concept can be somewhat confussing to help deciding when to use one or another.

Saturday, February 18th 2012

Thank You Emma for the lesson You provided, it was very helpfull !!!

Sunday, February 19th 2012

I’m just discover you and i’m glad about that. You’re the best teacher that i’ve never known. You teach clearly, thank you very much !!!

Monday, February 20th 2012

THank you I got alot of benefit from your lessons

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Hi! Emma

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

u r a very great teacher

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

thank u for ur help us

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Great! It’s really difficult! but I like it!:)

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

hello maam, plz tell me the difference between till and until.. thnk u:)

Saturday, February 25th 2012

thanks a lot

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Hi Emma i’m thanking the lord for blessing you for sharing your knowledge with us,your level of education is excellent.

Friday, March 2nd 2012

Hi Miss. Emma!
Your lessons are very informative. You’re also inspiring. Keep it up.

Friday, March 2nd 2012

hi.thanks for all ur lessons . acaully I like ur way of teaching . Im from GCC and i will keep looking for ur lessons . i hope from u to cover the main basic grammer such, pre tense, past and future p .

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

I didn’t know this meaning for ‘by’. But now I think I got it, thanks Emma.

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

thank you for all members of (engvid site),have i aquestion(how i can speaking as nature speaker?(please correct me when we have wrong in writing)

Sunday, March 4th 2012


Monday, March 5th 2012

thanx a lot. it is very good in my opinion.

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

Hi Emma,
Could we say that mostly we can use until for the time which is past. And by mostly use for future.

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

why is this page free?..i`m learning too much..thanks

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

I am really very very happy.. I m from india, my age 23, not yet get job, because, i cant able to speak english, by this our web site, i ll improve my communication skill, very thanks. Pleas bless me teacher

Friday, March 9th 2012

Dear Emma,
In the example No.1 in your traning Video for by vs until can we use by instead of until like:
1.I will stay at the party by midnight
please give us a bit information.

Monday, March 12th 2012

Great ! Thank you

Monday, March 12th 2012

9/10 ha ha ha. thank’s miss emma

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

wonderful thank you

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Dear Emma,

i am Malaysian. I like your all of the lessons which your teaching.Thanks a lot. Emma, can you give more lessons for speaking and pronunciation in the website? Emma,
how to improve my presentation as im skeptical for my presentations in the university.

And the last question, are the phrase ” the fact”= ” to be honest ” and ” As far as i am concerned” = ” As i was saying ”

Thank you so much, teacher. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Thursday, March 15th 2012

Thank you :)

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Thanks Emma

Sunday, March 18th 2012

dear mam, thanks for ur valuable lesson..i appreciate the way u all people teach. its only because of engvid.com that i improved a lot..

Monday, March 19th 2012

This is great.. thank you so much.
The way I understood your lesson,
Until has something to do with allowable or allotted time Where in By is more on a duty or a due due time, a responsibility and by the time is dealing with two actions happening at the same time… Correct me if I am wrong..

thanks a lot and more power Emma..

Monday, March 19th 2012

Thanks Emma….I want to thank jul also for puuting that question…it was very useful….

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

i’ve got the lesson, thanks Emma ;)

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Hai Emma, Really a nice topic.I want to clarify my doubt Emma. ‘by” is normally used by us to teach the students about the future perfect.But after listening the video i must be very careful to handle the class. Is there any specific reason of using ‘by’ used in your video. Any how nice attempt.Keep going on with more such complicated topics.

Sunday, March 25th 2012

Thanks a million for the lesson!

Monday, March 26th 2012

thank you very much.your lesson helpes me improving my English

Monday, March 26th 2012

thanks Emma it was really helpul to me.

Monday, March 26th 2012

Emma that was nice..i got a question in formation of BY THE TIME..is there any format of forming a sentence using by the time..i mean the time of two verbs..before BY THE TIME and after BY THE TIME…eg. present tense + by the time + present tense…i hope u got what im asking..:-)

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

thanks emma ur lesson very nice for me .and how i can imvroved my english …i mean how i can be good alike u in english …i hope from u understand on me ..and tell if that wrong in my letter this ,,,,,,,thanks again

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

THANK U so much its useful for every one..:)

Friday, March 30th 2012

Thanks Emma.I like your teaching method

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

I’m happy because I found you…www.engvid.com!!!
I am Cuban and I’m living in the US two years ago. I want and need to learn English. Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

I love your lesson and pronounce.
It’s so clear!! Thank you~

Friday, April 6th 2012

thanks teacher!
i have a question: the exercise 1 on your video can use “by” and “until” like the last exercise?

Friday, April 6th 2012

Dear Emma
I have a question on until and till..

Sentence 1: We have pulled the report from our website. We don’t find any defaulters till date.

Sentence 2: We have pulled the report from our website. We don’t find any defaulters until date.

In the first sentence i am assuming that “till” refers “till today”..If so, what does that mean “until date”..And “until” also refers “till today”??

Saturday, April 7th 2012

    i think both sentences are correct

    Friday, May 18th 2012

    As Ms. Emma said both UNTIL and TILL are the same meanings but UNTIL is formal while TILL is informal. So if it’s on website, you should use UNTIL for formality

    Thursday, August 9th 2012

Thanks alot … this lesson is very helpful.

Friday, April 13th 2012

Hey, Emma, Thank you for Grammer Lesson. as far as I learnt, by 4 PM means not included at 4 PM..before 4 PM,, but until( till ) 4 PM are included at 4 PM and before 4 PM as well.. ??? What do you think ??

Monday, April 16th 2012

    I think 4 pm should include if we say by 4 pm. Emma can clear this thing more clear

    Friday, May 18th 2012

hi emma are you a nice teacher

Monday, April 16th 2012

Hi Emma,
thanks for your nice and interesting teachin, It’s realy usefull.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Hi emma….thanks for the lesson…is great..

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Beautiful, Thank you very much Teacher

Saturday, April 21st 2012

i’ve learnt great english today.
thank you!

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Thank you ,you are very good teacher i got just one mistake in this exercise.

Thursday, April 26th 2012

you are a genius teacher and your method of teaching is unteachable.
plz give me instruction how to built my vocabulary.

Tuesday, May 1st 2012


Thursday, May 3rd 2012

emma , nicely explained… easy to understand.. thanks to all envid masters…

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Thank you for such a multi- beneficial ,esp. free website , by which many English learners as well as teachers will be able to consolidate what they know,how they teach etc. I’ve already recommended to my students . Thank youuu :)))

Saturday, May 5th 2012

Honey, you are gorgeous :)

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Thnx Emma

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Thank Mrs. Emma. i love your lesson

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Hi Emma,
I have a confusion. please check this ” until you are verify the date of birth which is listed on account I wont be able help you out.” or I should say ” until you are not verify the date of birth which is listed on account I wont be able help you out.

Friday, May 18th 2012

waooooooooooooooooooooooooo you are great……….

Sunday, May 20th 2012

really difficult! but I like it
thank u

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Could you pleas make a lesson about the use of in or into.
when do we use each one of them? In which context?

Monday, May 21st 2012

Thank you so much Emma. Very clear all your information.Great Teacher!!

Monday, May 21st 2012

i want to know different between for and of,,,

Friday, May 25th 2012

Thank you teacher

Saturday, May 26th 2012

thank you Emma !! it is very interesting to deal with such aspects in grammar ! i am really grateful :))

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Great lesson

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Thanx Miss Emma ,, love ur lessone

Saturday, June 9th 2012

I really like their way of teaching most of the teachers of engvid.com

thank you.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

first, my dear teacher thank you very much secand, i want to tell me the way how to learn engilsh because i don,t know any so i requst to helpe me
your voice is very good and how to expelan i like it alot

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Hi Emma, you’re a great teacher! I have a question for you: in the sentence “It will rain until tuesday” can I also say “It will be raining until tuesday”?

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Thank you Emma.

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Hi Dear Emma. Please talk about difference between Future perfect and Future perfect continuous.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

About this issue I still have any questions.That´s not clear for me when I have to use “by” or “until” becuase I notice that, im my opinion, the use of these words also depend on the context, that is, the role is conditined to the context given.
Let me know your answer about my opinion

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

exelent leesson!!! when you are a spanish speaker those words are very hard to understand but you explained those words very well

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

I was confused until I took this information ,,,,,thanks a lot

Saturday, June 30th 2012

hi Emma
thank you for a lessen , but i got question !!
what does ‘by’ mean at the end of sentense ?
ALL the best

Friday, July 6th 2012

Hi Emma
thanks very much for this beneficial lesson i like your simple way of presentation. i’ve go question if possible what is the differenc between “by the time” and “as” as adverb of time?
best wishes to you

Sunday, July 8th 2012

10 out of 10. thanks a lot.

Monday, July 9th 2012

Thanks a lot Emma

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

thx as usual :)

Sunday, July 15th 2012

Thanks for your lesson!

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

thanks a lot.It’s very useful

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Great video Emma!
Thank you very much! I’ve had some difficulty with this issue until now not anymore!

Saturday, July 21st 2012

10/10 you are really a great teacher :)

Saturday, July 21st 2012

Emma, you are very good.

Monday, July 23rd 2012

The best part is the end when she shows a sentence in which the 2 are possible, but there is a difference in use.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012


Saturday, July 28th 2012

good leson

Monday, July 30th 2012

Many thanks for your great teaching!!

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

i scored 10 out of 10.
thanks !

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

It seems like “by” is use in future sentences. right?

Saturday, August 4th 2012

dear Emma

it is very helpful, thanks a lot, but i have an idea to overcome the confusing of the last example, which is, you can say (i will be in the restaurant until 8:00 pm), mean’s using (in) instead of (at), am I right ?

Monday, August 6th 2012

I like your lesson et thank so much

Saturday, August 11th 2012

i very sorry teacher i can understand i have alittel confuse because why can use until and by both in the time

Saturday, August 11th 2012

thanks emma…you’re a really good teacher …

Sunday, August 12th 2012

can u pls. tell me which sentence is more correct
i won’t study until college has begun
i won’t study until college begins

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

Helpful lesson. Thanks

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

n!ce lesson

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

thanks a lot

Friday, August 17th 2012

i think i need more lesson from you mrs.emma.thank you for having this website!,take care!.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Thanks for this lesson EMMA

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Hi Emma,

Thank you very much , it’s very good lesson .

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

i have never seen a teacher like u
i swear 2 god
u r the best teacher i’ve ever seen.
sense of humor
god bless u
i will really pray 4 u

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Thank you so much Miss Emma, I really appreciate what you do.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

i like your way of teaching very much.please show a video about would have been thank you….

Monday, August 27th 2012

please show a video about will able to can able to should able to.how can we use able to?

Monday, August 27th 2012

Very nice teacher with good method of teaching.. i got 10 out of 10

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

I will have finished. my lunch by the the time you come back.
I will have finished my lunch before you come back.
Do the sentences above have the same meaning?

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

madam,I got 10/10.I am very happy.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Thanks.It was great

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Hi Emma,

Hope you are doing well

I have a question, You said I will fnish my essay by february. İn this sentences, can we use untill? I think yes we can. Let me explain But I am not sure. Please correct me If I make a mistake.

If we use Untill in this sentencese, Maybe we have started to write our essay january. So we are allowed to continue up to february. Because the essay is written at during period of time.What you think? This sentences seems to like your the other sentences I can use my parents’ car until oclock

Could you please tell me this story…))))

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Revises my comment sorry.

Hi Emma,

Hope you are doing well

I have a question, You said I will fnish my essay by february. In this sentences, can we use untill? I think yes we can. Let me explain But I am not sure. Please correct me If I make a mistake.

If we use Untill in this sentencese, Maybe we have started to write our essay in january. So we are allowed to continue up to write our essay untill february. Because the essay is written at during period of time.What you think? This sentences seems to like your the other sentences I can use my parents’ car until oclock

Could you please tell me this story…))))

Thursday, September 6th 2012


Sunday, September 9th 2012


Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hi Emma,
Thank you very much for the lesson, from today I have some confidence in using these prepositions

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

At the first question in your video (not the quiz): why can’t it be both? Following your explanation “I will stay at the party by midnight.” sounds correct. If it isn’t, why not?

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Hi My Teacher Emma
Firstly,I couldn’t understand the difference between by and until.Then I watched your video.And I began to understand it.I am so thankful for you.

Friday, September 14th 2012

thank you. i like the way you explain rules to us.

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Please give us a new lesson ,house or home?

Sunday, September 16th 2012

thank you emma >> you are the best teacher :D
i got 9 out of 10 :(
but i hope get 10 out of 10 at the next time :)

Monday, September 17th 2012

i got 10/10 that’s great :) thanks EngVid

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

I like this site. it is already useful.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thanks miss Emma

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I will watch all your videos until I could remember them by heart. Thanks

Monday, September 24th 2012

Dear Emma could you explain please the difference beetwen be and stay? I mean which one is more commonly used? can I say “I will be at the party by/until midnigth”?

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

could We have a lesson: before vs until. Thanks.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

This is my lucky day. I’ve got it all the correct answers. thanks I’m learning a lot, this kind of lessons I ever took. thanks! Emma more lessons.. From:Nick

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thank you emma….it is really helpful…i got 10/10…

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Thank you so much and this video can helpful for me.

Monday, October 15th 2012

Many thanks Emma, you’re a very nice person ! You speak very clearly and the fact you explain with some examples is of a great help ! I was able to score 10/10 at the test !

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

You are a gifted teacher. Thank you so much.

Friday, October 19th 2012

hi emma. i’m learning English. Do you know that your voice extremely beautiful? thanks for your lesson! :D

Monday, October 22nd 2012

thank you Emma,thanks a looot

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

wow, 10 correct out of 10!!! tanks Emnma

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks but i need most of grammar

Thursday, October 25th 2012

hello what is different between when and while in use

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thank you Emma, it is very helpful to me.

Friday, October 26th 2012

Hi Emma
i got 9/10 in quiz.this lesson was really nice for me and i did learn a lot of things.

And one more thing i wanted to say, you are looking damn beautiful in this video.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Hi Emma, I got 10 correct out of 10.:D
Can you give me some quiz at Email; ngotuyenbds@gmail.com, thanks you so much

Sunday, October 28th 2012

You can also use “not until” like ;
It was “not until” less than 200 years ago that women were able to vote . Ditto , “It was until less than 200 years ago that women weren’t able to vote” those have same meanings , meanwhile nice lesson :)

Monday, October 29th 2012

Hi Emma, great class.
I have a question. In the exercises at the end, why I can’t use “by” in the first case as in the fourth?
What about is I am really bored at the party and I leave at 8:00 if I have the opportunity.
I mean something like “I will go to the party but I don’t like that kind of places so, I will stay there but midnight is my limit”.

BTW, ideas for new classes: (Sort of/Kind of) and (Like / as). xD

Thank you very much.

Friday, November 2nd 2012

    Thanks! We already have a lesson on sort of/kind of, but I will put “like/as” on the list!

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

      Thank you!

      Saturday, November 3rd 2012

thank you these lessonce very useful and nice.

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Thank you Emma. This lesson helps me understand the timing of using the two prepositions :)

Would you also teach how to use “of” properly? This has already confused me for a long time.

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Hi emma thank you for your lesson by way i am confused about using preposition (on,by, with) like this exemple:
we don’t need a car,we’ll go …. foot
which preposition should i put in

Sunday, November 4th 2012

thank you Emma for the wonderful lesson and explain..
and I thank my friend because he taught me this site.

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Have a nice day! Thanks for teaching.

Monday, November 12th 2012

It was great lesson but Emma, can you please explain difference between until and till.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Thank you Emma for your help.

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

amazing lesson teacher. Thanks a lot.

Friday, November 16th 2012


Friday, November 16th 2012

I love the way you teach it’s easy to understand and your expression so cool all ways smile, that’s make your charming . Thanks Emma.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Dear EMMA , very useful for me Thanyou

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

emma thanks so much

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Very useful and well explained. I like your examples very much.

Thursday, November 29th 2012

i like this web site. thank you wery much….

Thursday, November 29th 2012


Friday, December 7th 2012

thanks a lot emma for ur information but we have a stupid teacher in grammer lol

Saturday, December 8th 2012

I appreciate your teaching like that. You are a great teacher.

Thursday, December 13th 2012

i understand the use of by and until,, i have got 100 percent of test result.
thanks teacher,

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Thanks for the lesson Emma. Now I can use “By” and “Until” a bit confidently.

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Dear Emma
You are really great!!!
Thanks for guiding the humanity at large!
I love your style, your discourse and you above every thing.

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Ema,you are great teacher thanks you very much.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

that is tip to by a idea is arrive and to until is stay with “will be”

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

Thank you so much Emma,

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

i didn’t know all of these

Friday, December 28th 2012

It is excellent……

Saturday, December 29th 2012

I would like to study more English grammar from your website.if you don’t mind can you send some tips to my mail? Definitely I will watch all losses which you have added here…..thanks a lots…

Saturday, December 29th 2012

Hi Emma
You r so nice
Until and by was so confusing for me before.
But not now.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Hi, Emma, somebody asked you a question about rain will stop.His question is not available. because nature, which you cannot say accurate, when will rain stop or start.therefor you can use both . is it correct or fail . I have also doubt.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Hi Emma
This lesson is really wonderful , if could give us a lesson on ‘won’t & doesn’t would be great.


Thursday, January 3rd 2013

thanks Emma

Friday, January 4th 2013

To my dear prety Emma,
You are very better english teacher I never known. Your lesson is very instersing. But, also, you explain very well. You have sweet voice. I’m very happy to found yoyr course. Great thanks to you.

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Hi teacher
I wanna ask you about “until” we can’t use it with future perfect right? ,but we can use it with the negative future perfect.
please help!

Monday, January 14th 2013

Wow!!! This was a useful class!!! I love English more than before with your clear lessons, Emma!!!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank u

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks Emma. I did it 100%

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hello~ Nice to meet you. I’m from Korea. Thank you for your great teaching~!!!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

i like this lesson so much, thank you teacher.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks miss.emma, i really like your lesson

Friday, January 25th 2013

Hi,Thank you so much….
That was very useful….

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Could you please help me, how to use IS and ARE.

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Question: minute 7, ‘By the summer’ means by the end of summer or before summer? She said before summer but I heard it means by the end of summer! (Actually this is a question regarding the same sentence written on canadian Immigration website: “These files will be finalized by summer 2013”, and somewhere else says: “These files will be finalized by the END of summer 2013”. These two sentences refer to the same files!!!

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Yeah!I got 8 correct out of 10,I have progressed,Thank you for Emma

Monday, January 28th 2013

Which sentence is correct?
I need 3 Cars tonight by 6:45pm
I need 3 Cars by 6:45pm tonight

Thursday, January 31st 2013

wow; I got 10/10

Friday, February 1st 2013

hi Emma, I got a question. As you were teaching by the time at the second sentence you used ‘the thief WAS GONE … ‘ Is ıt right or..? and by the way thank you so much. you’re such a great teacher.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hello Ma’am,
I have a question which confuses me since long time, it is exactly about the “by” and “until”. Example: I will arrive at the party _____ 9 p.m
If I use in the space “by” as you said means that I’ll arrive at the party either before 9 p.m or exact on 9 p.m. so, what if I use “until”, could I use “until” instead of “by”? Thank you.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Thanks!! good lesson!

Friday, February 15th 2013

mam i love you,,,,…you are mine favourite teacher….

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Ow! I have not known the difference before. I think it is a very useful lesson, moreover the quiz is as handy as the lesson. Thx teacher Emma.

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thank u Emma for your wonderful lesson

Sunday, February 24th 2013

hi emma thsnk you for your lessson. what is diference between until and til?
this quize i have a got 5 collecut out of 10. do you think am  i pass the quize?

i losse my weight until summer?
is This corecut sentence?
i am watching tv by/until 11am.
is this corecut sentence?
i am going to meet frinds by/until 5am.
is this corecut sentece?
i am going to meet my praernts by/until when i finish work.
is this corecut sentence?
i am going to my lunch by/until finish watching tv.
is this corecut sentence?
i am going to shopping after/until/by sleeping.
is this corecut sentence?
i am going to see the movie by/until afternoon.
is this corecut sentence?

thank you very much all your good lessons

your great englis thecher emma.
plese anser me smoe of my questions.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

HI,I like a lot your lessons, you are my favorite teacher, you explain very good.

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

thanks EMMA – good lesson

Friday, March 8th 2013

Thanks Emma! I got 10/10.

Friday, March 8th 2013

that s so great,these teachers are so awesome

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

Great Lesson and great teaching. Keep it going Emma! Thanks!

Saturday, April 6th 2013

Hi Emma.
I’m a receptionist. The check out time in our Hotel is 12p.m. So could you please tell me how should I tell to our clients: you should leave your room until 12p.m or you should leave your room by 12p.m? Thanks

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

thanks Emma… could you explain the differences between “by and for” to me?

Thursday, April 18th 2013

hi miss.. -we had to stay in the exam room until the end of the exam-… that is one of your example, is that really correct sentence? you used had in the situation, then the verb is present tense “stay”… i think it should be “stayed”… am i right?

Saturday, April 20th 2013

Hi Teacher Emma. Thanks for your lesson.
How to use ” by + gerund” ? It always makes me confused. Could you please inform me about that?
Thank you so much, teacher. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sunday, April 21st 2013

Thank you Emma. Always 10 points for you!!

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

Thanks Emma. But this lesson was difficult for me.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

I got only 7 marks out of 10. It ‘s very really difficult for me. Thanks for all your lessons.

Monday, June 3rd 2013

thanks (in javanese, “matur kesuwun.”

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Thank you for fabulous teach.
I could understand completely.

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

Dear Emma,
I still wondered when I got this question.
“The office has been closed until Monday, May 12th 2012”
Therefore it will resume operation on Monday or after Monday? Could you help me pls?

Thursday, June 6th 2013

sorry….I didn’t get 100 %

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thanks. I got 100%. you are exciting teacher

Saturday, June 29th 2013

Thanks Emma

Friday, July 12th 2013

Good lesson..

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

Excellent lesson Emma! Thanks! I learned well.

Thursday, July 18th 2013

At the end of your lesson you always say ”UNTIL NEXT TIME”based on the above lesson what does it mean.

Sunday, July 21st 2013

Thanks emma! Your lessons are always enjoyable.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

I got 10/10 score in the test :) thanks emma :) I understand it completely :)

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

I’m clear about BY and UNTIL. Thank u so much..and thanks engvid.com

Friday, August 9th 2013

i could understand.

Saturday, August 10th 2013

I got 90 of 100

I will live in Paris ______________April. Then I will move to Canada.

by the time

why until ? why not By? He/She live in paris now ? Look at “Will”. I think, she/he not in Paris yet but going to Paris.

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

yeahhh i got 90/100……thanks sist,,,

Thursday, August 15th 2013

Thanks Emma! You’re a great teacher.

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Thank you a lot, Emma

Monday, August 19th 2013

hi Emma
I am glad to study with you
Thank you for your teaching

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

I thought the correct tense in the sentence ‘I studied until 7 p.m.’ was Present Perfect: I have studied until 7 p.m.
Am I wrong?

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

By the way, the quiz is so easy…

Wednesday, August 21st 2013


Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Woooooooooooow 100%

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Hi, thank you Emma for these lessons. I have one question: can not we use both (by and until) in the 3th sentence, like in the 4th sentence? I mean in the video. Thank you for your attention!

Friday, September 6th 2013

Thank you so mush for this great lesson and great explanation

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Why don’t we say “The thief had gone by the time I called polic”?

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Hi, Emma. I have a question:
till and until, I can use anyone of them in any sentence.All your examples I can replace “till” allowance ” until” ,
for example, I listen this song” It’s not goodbye” there is a sentence ” till I see you again”, I can replace this sentence like this” until I see you again”. is this correct?, thank you Emma , wonderful lesson, great work,
and , is this example is correct
1- the Rebecca and Ronnie were the best teachers in the engvid until Emma, I mean , they were the best teachers and now , you are the number one ” the best”. thank you again Emma.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

100%, Thanks,I think is very useful for me.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Nice lesson

Monday, November 25th 2013

Great lesson:Emma i listened to your introduction and i want to know what is correct?
“Today we are going to look at WHAT ARE THESE DIFFERENCES” (you said this)

see video counter number: 00:32

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

great! i get 100 points for your test. very happy. thank u very much. i can learn a lot of things from yr video. u are wonderful teacher.
love u

Thursday, December 5th 2013

This is very good site for learning new things in englis.thank you Emma

Saturday, December 14th 2013

It’s very helpful. Your explanation is very clearly.Thanks:)

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thanks for the lesson!

Friday, January 3rd 2014

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Friday, January 24th 2014

Emma you are very nice and a very good teacher.
It’s easier to learn :)

Friday, January 24th 2014

thank you, it’s helpful

Monday, January 27th 2014

thank you!!!

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

please what mean by the way !!! and when we use it??

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

sorry, i have understand my previous question and i want to know now, does the verb after “by the time ” always in the past ???

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

thanks you for the perfect explanation. It’s always great, you clear up all the doubts! I have a small request for your future lessons: could you please, also explain the difference between within and during? also, could you give a lesson on the usage of some verbs like marry – get married or marry/ get engaged or engage? thanks.

Friday, January 31st 2014

well,I have to admit this site is pretty awesome .Just signed up today ,and yeah …is going well ..i was looking for a long time to learn english better.I also have to learn German,but when you don’t have a passion for that ,it goes pretty slow.Anyway ,keep up the good work guys ,you’re doing a fine job :)

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thank you Emma! Your class is very nice!

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

Thanks Emma. very nice way of teaching

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Thanks Ms Emma, very polite style of delivering lesson but very bad I got only 60%.

Thursday, March 27th 2014

I got 90% thank you very much. :D

Sunday, March 30th 2014

hello……emma, could you please explain to me difference between by and within?

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thanks! Your way’s very clearly!

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Hi, Emma!
Thank you for your lessons, it’s very helpful.
I have a question about Sequence of Tenses when we use “by”. Let’s look at your example of using “by”: “The subway was closed by the time I left work”. Does it mean the same as “When I left work, subway had been already closed” or “Subway had been closed before I left work”. To my mind we should use Past Perfect and Simple Past in this sentence, shouldn’t we?
I look forward to your reply. =)

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

I got 80% and I am very happy now because I didn’t understand this before. But now I understand.
Thank you!

Sunday, May 4th 2014

thanks emma,i understand your lesson

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

hi emma, its very good but i have one question, why use “by” in the position of “before”

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

This lesson was some confuse, but I got 8 of 10.
Thanks Emma.
I´v a question, I have to listen to Still word, this is the same meaning of Until.
Could you Explain it Emma?:-)

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

সব দেখি ওয়া ওয়া । I’ve no term to define it. commendable .

Sunday, May 18th 2014

emma thanks a lot for your classes and you are really cute by the way lol,but i really like your teaching,hopefully be a good teacher like you are thanks you so much

Saturday, May 24th 2014

thank you very much… I am almost study your lesson

Monday, June 30th 2014

“By and until” make me confused in a long time.
But your lesson help me solve that.
Thanks so much.

Saturday, July 19th 2014

Thanks..Emma. I got 80%..

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Thanks Emma ^^

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

i got 100 points because of you Emma :)

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

I’m improving my english with each lesson. Thanks.

Monday, September 1st 2014

What a wonderful lesson! :D Thanks very much Emma, you’re great.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Thank you very much for your very useful lesson.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

In example 2 the thief was gone or had gone its active not passive correct me if i am wrong please

Monday, September 29th 2014

I’ve no term to define it. commendable .

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Hi Emma.thanks for ur great effort to teach us sth.
May i ask you or your colleagues a favor?
could you have a lesson about differences between these words?? i’m really confused
Riot-Rally-Outcry and revolt
Thnak you in advance

Monday, October 20th 2014

thanks emma,
it’s really great job
thanks again

Saturday, October 25th 2014

i ‘ve got 70 marks on this section :-) feeling improve

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

thanks for your lessons

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thank you for teaching.I have just a criticism,you look in a hurry to finish the teaching,just relax.And speaking slowly.

Monday, November 24th 2014

hi , can you give me the answer of this stetement ? the children are usually home …. four o’clock .

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

can we use present perfect instead of “UNTILL”? ?

Friday, December 26th 2014

thnx teacher great lesson i can learn from u easily cuz ur accent is really clear i love the teachers who smiling alot …. big kiss

Monday, January 12th 2015

Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

It’s very complicated but, I understand!Thank you pretty teacher.

Monday, January 26th 2015

Emma congratulation
What is the largest number of people are watching you
That an obvious evidence you are a good teacher
Thanks Emma

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thank you, Emma. I could really understand the difference between by and until.

Friday, January 30th 2015

OHHH!! I got 8,,, Thanks

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

90% … I had lost the seventh question, my friend disappointed me, … “He /She left by the time ….”, … maybe it’s the difficult question in all of this test …

Thank you Teacher Emma, …

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Thanks Emma! I am a beginner of writing essays for toefl. I would appreciate you if you would make a lesson for it … I can see many lessons here ,however, I think there is no brainstorming【(I am not sure whether the word brainstorming is correct or not….):to think what to write about, before you start writing your essay. 】classes. I am not goot at getting the idea of what the topic says. I always get confused what to think about when i see the topic. It may be difficut for you to make a lesson about it because I understand that everyone has diffrent ways of thinking …. You are a great teacher. Your explanation is easy to understand. P.S.sorry for my English …

Friday, February 27th 2015

Great lesson Emma! I got it.
100% score correct of the Quiz!

Friday, March 13th 2015

nice but i am not yet

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Dear Emma,I got 10 correct out of 10.the lesson is so useful to me.Thank you.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

i did not perfect yet. im looking for someone who cAN check and correct my grammar. it’s very difficult for me..

Friday, May 29th 2015

Great lesson!

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Thanks Emma a lot!

Friday, June 19th 2015

you can use ” i can ” with until
ex : i can do somthing until …
and you can use ” i have to” with by
ex: i hoave to finshid sothing by …

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Thanks may god bless you even more intelligence, happiness and sweetness

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

sorry palms someone knows what´s the meaning of HIGH ENOUGH? THANK YOU FROM COLOMBIA

Friday, July 24th 2015

Thank you for this interesting lesson. Now I know when to use “by” and “until” correctly.
Thanks again.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Hi, Emma. I’m happy to see you.

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Hi, Emma. Thanks a lot for this wonderful lesson. Please, continue making your videos. And by the time you finish your work we will learn a lot from you.

Friday, August 21st 2015

Hi, it is a very good lesson…thanks a lot…

Friday, September 4th 2015

I appreciate you very much lovely Emma.

Sunday, September 6th 2015

thank you very much!

Friday, October 9th 2015

thanks for your lessons,I have learned a lot of english on your lessons.

Friday, October 9th 2015

This is on of my favorite lesson in engvid. Very very very thak you Emma.

Monday, October 19th 2015

Thank you so much Emma, It was so effective

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Great job

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Good Emma. I have read it plenty of time from a book, “English Grammar in Use”, by Raymond Murphy, until now I have not been able to understand its use.By the time I listened your video I have got it well.

thank you.

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Thanks Emma ..
100 %

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

yaaaah ,Done 100 :D

Monday, February 8th 2016

Great lesson.
P/S: Oh! I need someone to help me to improve my English on Facebook too. Anyone? Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

I am a little bit confused by using UNTIL and BY and BY THE TIME :( I got 7 out of 10, and I am not sure in some of my answer. I feel bad :(

Friday, February 12th 2016

thank you mrs. emma

Friday, February 19th 2016

Q. _______you leave now, you will be late.
1) untill 2) till 3) unless 4) although
which option is correct?

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

    i think its Unless..

    Friday, June 10th 2016


Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Thanks Emma you are grate teacher.

Friday, April 8th 2016

I will be too old by the time I learned English. :D

Sunday, April 24th 2016

Thank you very much.
very clear explanation

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

10/10 Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thanks Emma! got 10/10..:)

Friday, June 10th 2016


Sunday, June 19th 2016

thank you very match on this lesson

Monday, June 20th 2016

My work schedule is midnight tonight, so I have to be there by 12a.m. until 7:00a.m.:D

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

I just love your lesson teacher. I have been learning a lot.

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

I got 10

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Great and challenging lesson I can write one example for every preposition that I learned watching this usefully video.
I will stay at the the house until 21:00 p.m. and than I’m going to birthday party to have some fun!
My goal is to lose 5 pounds and get some muscles especially in my stomach by March.
The party will be over by the time we arrived.
The thief was gone by the time I called the police.
The Subway was closed by the time I left work.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

thank yoooooooou :)

Monday, August 15th 2016

I have confusion on below sentence.

He is on leave until Saturday.
a)It means he will join office on Saturday
b)It means he will join office on Friday.

Please clear my doubt.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

    He is on leave until Saturday.
    a)It means he will join office on Saturday
    b)It means he will join office on Monday.

    Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Thanks Emma. I’m learning a lot with your videos. Thanks.

Thursday, August 18th 2016

if we had to choose between until and by
i think the future time with will, will help us to know that we must use by
is this right

Monday, September 12th 2016

It´s a pleasure to learn from you.
Tanks Emma

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thanks Emma for this nice and complicated lesson.

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

thank you! so nice lesson .

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Hello Teacher,

I have question ,here that.

I will finish my essay by 4 pm
i will finsh my essat ay 4 pm..
which sentense is correct????

Monday, October 17th 2016