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294 Comments on “Punctuation – How to Use Commas in English Writing”

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Hi Alex
I appreciate your very nice, intersting, and useful lesson.
Thanks Alex

Wednesday, June 10th 2009

    wow i love this lessing what u give to me i’m trying to do my best in high school,so thanks it was a great teaching from u.alex

    Friday, November 30th 2012

      This is great lesson for me!

      Monday, January 13th 2014

    hi alex,

    i would like to extend my gratitude by saying wow!

    Saturday, March 29th 2014

Dear sir
i really like this, i was looking for this kind of simply-explained, video lesson. final i got one from u, i realy grateful to you

i am Dhsrahan(name) i am Sri Lankna ,but now in USA

Wednesday, June 10th 2009

thank mr alex, its helpfull

Thursday, June 11th 2009

Thanks for all, but the audio quality is very poor… Could you fix it?


Thursday, June 11th 2009

    Yes ! The lesson is very useful but the audio isn’t very good .

    Friday, June 12th 2009

      Where is the audio problem? Its sounds good to me!!

      Friday, June 12th 2009

        There’s no problem with the video. It sounds very good. I think you have to fix your speakers

        Friday, June 19th 2009

        Yes, I agree with toy, there’s problem with audio, it’s clear and loud.

        Monday, January 2nd 2012

          Yes, I agree with you, there’s no problem with the audio, it’s clear and loud.

          Monday, January 2nd 2012


          Sunday, November 25th 2012

        Hi Karen))
        My name is Sveta,I am from Ukraine.I am going to learn YOUR native language(Spanish).I would like you to tell me about it.Is it complicated or not???
        Best regards.

        Tuesday, May 15th 2012

        I wish for you doing well in your exam

        Friday, February 8th 2013

        Dear Karen,

        It’s just fine, You just need to try again.


        Sunday, July 14th 2013

      i agree with you

      Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Thank you so much for your helpfull lesson !

Thursday, June 11th 2009

Hello there…

The lesson is Very informative, and i really like it.

Mr. Allex;

I’m having some difficulties on understanding the syllable, like, if you have a word, and i want to know how many syllable does it have.

please, advise

Wednesday, June 17th 2009

thanks Alex

Thursday, June 18th 2009


I come across a book that talks merely on technical writing. In the book, it was mentioned that when the writer wants to quate someone then he should use a colon.
As per this lesson, comma is used when we quate.

Please, advise for this and the one posted on june 17th 2009

Saturday, June 20th 2009

    I think it’s the same as the example 7.

    Monday, September 14th 2009

I,Reynaldo,need to put more attention in class from Alex.In order to, improve faster.
Thank you,Mr Alex.

Wednesday, June 24th 2009

Very well the lesson, thanks for you do this!!

Monday, June 29th 2009

Thanks a lot for the interesting, nice, meaningful lesson. Personally, I learned a lot out of it.

Wednesday, July 1st 2009

Hi, Dear Alex

I can not express how greatfull i am to you for teaching us the most confused part of eglnish punctuation.

“One who does not thank people will not thank Allah-(God)”
thank allex,

Thursday, July 2nd 2009

Hi, all. I got 100% again! Alex, one question: Should we put comma between sentences if the independent one comes first?

Tuesday, July 28th 2009

    According to the video, it’s no need to put comma if the independent one comes first.

    Monday, September 14th 2009

    As Anna noted, if the independent clause comes first, you do not need to place a comma between it and the dependent clause.

    Thanks for the question, Alena20.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

hi, dear alex thanks for the intersting,nice lessons.i have some dficalty to use past partsipl if you could help me please.

Saturday, August 8th 2009

    I will keep this in mind for future lessons. Thank you for the suggestion.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

Awesome !!
I like the lesson !

Monday, August 10th 2009


Wednesday, August 12th 2009

Good lessons

Sunday, August 30th 2009

Awesome lessons. Thank you.

Sunday, September 6th 2009

extremelly useful, again!

Wednesday, September 9th 2009

Thank you so much for this interesting video.

Monday, September 14th 2009

Thank you so much Sir for this very important and interesting viedo.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009

HI!!Thank you very much.after lesson, it is very helpful to have test.I am studying for ACT.Thanks

Monday, October 19th 2009

Hi Alex

You are really good in teaching english grammar and send the massage to student , and i am lucky tp find this website ,so i can learn
a lot and improve me english .

I wish for all the best

Thanks again .

Friday, October 23rd 2009

I glad I found your page. It is going to be very handy. Thanks for your time.

Tuesday, October 27th 2009

Hi Alex ,

Thanks for the videos. Could you give a video class about article “the”?

Wednesday, November 25th 2009

hi Alex

Your class on punctuation is interesting.

thank you

Monday, November 30th 2009

Your lesson was excellent.
I’m a teacher of English. I was told to teach students to write something like this:
John is tall, dark and handsome.
According to you, in this lesson, we need another comma after “and”. I will take your word for it, but could you explain why there should/shouldn’t be a comma after “and” in sentences like this?
Thanks in advance 4 your answer.
Abu Nasser

Tuesday, December 1st 2009

    I think you mean before and !!!
    You must write a comma before (and) in this situation.

    Thursday, January 21st 2010

thanks so much and god bless u

Sunday, February 21st 2010

Was a n important lesson thank you Alex.

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010

I reallt apreciate the lessons!!! you people are the best teachers at internet!!!

Friday, April 16th 2010

hi sir .fantastic job .by sir

Saturday, April 24th 2010

nas94 I think you tried to say “before and”, didn’t you?

Saturday, April 24th 2010


Sunday, May 2nd 2010

Great lesson thank you Alex.

Monday, May 3rd 2010

Hi Alex ,

Thanks for the videos.
I am very poool in grammar, thank you for this video, it help me so much.
Now I ask you, if it is possible see the pronunciation ruler with vouel and consonants, etc.
thank you

Sunday, May 16th 2010


Sunday, May 23rd 2010

You Rock Alex. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, May 26th 2010

could you tell me which is the difference between make and do because when I am writing or talking I don’t know what to use


Sunday, May 30th 2010

your lessons are very informative


Saturday, June 5th 2010


Thankyou so mush, you help me alote


Thursday, June 17th 2010

Thank you Alex,your classes are very useful for me.Now, I can understand more how to use commas correctly.

Thursday, June 17th 2010

Hi Alex,
Nice video. Can you please explain how to use comma in a sentnce where there are two ‘and’.

For e.g. Moreover, considering the experience and knowledge of the participants of the interviews, and respondent of the survey helped to gathered qualitative data.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Thanks man ! It was very important lesson for me, as I am trying to improve and work on my writing ! Anyway, I am from Central Asia .

Saturday, July 3rd 2010

Thanks teacher.

Thursday, July 22nd 2010

Dear Mr. Alex
You are wonderful teacher. Your accent is clear and I really enjoy your videoa. engvid.com is a helpful webside. I want to be a new user. I entered my email but I haven’t received my password yet? why? Please advise.

Friday, August 6th 2010

Your simply superb….Ilearned a lot from u..Try to come with more and more grammers…

Monday, August 16th 2010

it was very useful.thank q=

Thursday, September 9th 2010

Thank You so much Alex. You are helping thousands of people through your videos.

Sunday, September 12th 2010

They’re really good, useful lessons for me!
I’m glad to find this site. Thank u !

Sunday, September 26th 2010

Hi your lecture has helped me with an assignment.
Thank you very much

Sunday, September 26th 2010

Thank you so much for your lessons.

Monday, September 27th 2010

thank you

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

Thank you Alex.
It is really good lessons.

Monday, October 11th 2010

Dear Alex,
Thank you so much. The lesson was very interesting. I’ve learned a lot from your clear explanation.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thanks a lot for the lesson!
It was very helpful, cause I often feel confused using commas in writing.

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Thank you!

Friday, October 22nd 2010

Thanks Alex for this useful lesson,but i need some lessons in using the other punctuation marks.Could you help me,please?

Thanks again

Monday, October 25th 2010

You make learning very easy.

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

I appreciate ur manner to explain.You are real teacher Alex.

Monday, November 8th 2010

sir can u explain me about the using of comma with word and like you used it in second example in video i.e. I bought apples,tomatoes, and carrot.
In above sentence you used comma & the word and together. please explain the concept.

& thank u for video..

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Hi Alex, I need your advice regarding last question.
In your videos, you told to use commas before “and”, but, in last question, why its wrong to use comma before and?
* Because it was raining, I stayed home, and watched television.

Friday, November 19th 2010

Hello, Sir

Really I enjoyed the lesson too much. I thank you for your good and simple explanation.Ffter finishing my English Term this month, I will continue watching your videos.

Best wishes

Sunday, December 12th 2010

Thank you.

Friday, December 17th 2010

Thanks a lot.

Very clear and simple explanations. I’m sure this will help me in my English exam which I have in a few weeks.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010

i say hello to every teacher iam from afghanistan befor i didnt know english but now i know english james is the best teacher in ur website

Saturday, December 25th 2010

i will tell a poem to james .
freindship is like a snowball that is to make but that is diffucult to keep for a long time
james plz help me in the writing i cant write english clear

Saturday, December 25th 2010

I’ve always wondered all functions of commas in English Writing. Thank you for your good lession. I really appreciate it. Thank you.
Happy New Year

Thursday, December 30th 2010

thank you it is very helpful

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

Thank you very much Alex, your method of teaching was clear and easy to understand. Keep up the good work.

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

Oh Alex thank you so much.

Saturday, January 8th 2011

hi alex thank you very much

Saturday, January 8th 2011

thanks to your video i learned a lot from it
and i got 6 out of 6 right thats 100% on the mini quiz ^-^ thanks .

Monday, January 10th 2011

thank you mr Alex,God bless you.

Thursday, January 13th 2011

Thanks Alex!
Your lesson is very awesome!
How long have you taught English? You may be a dedicated teacher in teaching for ESL learners like me.
From Kelly in San Diego

Friday, January 14th 2011

Thanks Alex

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

hi alex,
i have to do my last english exam and i want to know if you can help me. I have tree textes and I have to explain to the Professor the puntuaction rules, so can you explain me how to use semi-colon, dashes and full stop? thanks a lot

Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Thank you for your video!

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

Thans for helpfull support your are providing english learners living around the world
special thanks to Ronnie

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Hi alex! How are you doing? You alway do a good job. I like the way when you teach us English. You are a wonderful person. Will you please teach me when we can use all kind of Punctuation? And write some example please? Thanks a lot. I appreciate it. You have a good day.

Thursday, January 27th 2011

good lesson.

Friday, February 4th 2011

Hi Alex…
its great to have in ur classroom session…
Very good lesson ..

take care

Friday, February 11th 2011

it is very good lesson,but i didnot know why i get wrong in the last question i choose D, but it was wrong .if u please explan to me i will be happy .thank

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

Respected sir,
I’m looking for some helpful sites,and eventually i got your site.I’m very grateful to you,and hope you will give us some more good lessons.

Friday, February 18th 2011

thanks to helping me,alex

Friday, February 18th 2011

keep it coming,you rock!

Sunday, February 27th 2011

hi alex,
I really appreciate the way you teach.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Hi Alex,
it is very very interesting lesson, hope you upload more on how to use puncuations, Chhoeun

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

I would like to clarify on the use of comma especially when you are stating a list of items or write a series of adjectives. Is there really a comma after the last adjective or before the linking word AND? For example: books, pencils, bags, and laptops.

I have observed that others wrote them without a comma after the last item or adjective or before the linking/conjunctio word AND.

Thank you!

Saturday, March 12th 2011

Thank you Alex,your classes are very useful for me.Now, I can understand more how to use commas correctly.I will also help to teach other people how to use commas.Thank you.

Sunday, March 20th 2011

I love this video and learn about the commas. Thanks for helping me doing my class work. Thank you Alex.

Saturday, March 26th 2011

i found out about this website on youtube…very helpful thank u so much.

Sunday, March 27th 2011

Thanks for this lesson!It is really important to pay attention on commas.

Saturday, April 9th 2011

Hello Alex,
Thank your for your nice teaching.
I got the important knoledges from your lesson.
Best wishes,

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

I have learnt a new thing today.I found your way of teaching very effective and easy to understand.Thank you so much.

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

I understand how to use commas in English writng better. Thank you so much.

Friday, May 6th 2011

thank you for your lesson

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

hi,alex can you teache me how to write an essay.plsss.love

Friday, May 20th 2011

I just have to say, “Thank you so very much to all of you”. You are an amazing teachers.

Saturday, May 21st 2011

Hello, I would like to test my new knowledge comma :0) but I can´t open your quiz :0)

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

i get it finally!! thanks man!!

Sunday, June 12th 2011

Really helpful! Great practice!

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Hi alex, i m nageena from pakistan, u r very good teacher and i m very thankful to you,

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

I really understand this part

Thursday, July 7th 2011

Hi Alex,I’m like english class

Monday, July 11th 2011

Thank you Alex.
Some of these examples are similar to Russian clauses, so it’s too clear for me now.

Monday, July 11th 2011

thanks! it’s very nice!

Monday, July 25th 2011

thanks , it is too clear , i can use ” comma ” more precise ):

Sunday, August 21st 2011

Thank you for this lesson!!
VERY helpfull!!! I HAD always problems with it. Note any more, I hope.

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

hi Alex i face the same problem with the audio please fix it

Friday, August 26th 2011

Hi.. I’m not clear about the sue of some and any.


Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Thank you for your wonderful unique lesson!
But I can see nothing of punctuation marks of this lesson.
So I can’t answer any of them.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Thank you,Alex,for this writing lesson!It’s exactly what I really want.I guess,it help me one day)

Saturday, September 24th 2011

it was very helpful, but i had a hard time seeing the comma’s.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

good job,really help full for everyone

Monday, October 10th 2011

Hi Alex;
That video is great.Could u please upload the video “would be”,”would have”,”would have been” tutorial on this forum.

Saturday, October 15th 2011

Great video. This is much before than my text book. You explained it in a very simple term.

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

He’s teaching you all about grammar and punctuation. Looking at these comments, I suspect most of you didn’t pay attention. Lack of capitalization, lack of punctuation, and/or misplaced punctuation (specifically commas, which, proves my point) in almost every one.

Friday, October 28th 2011

Very simple and clear, thank you very much.
How about a lesson about comma splices and ran-ons?

Monday, November 21st 2011

hi Alex,
thank you very much , i never thought that comma we put it before(and) when there are two clauses

Thursday, November 24th 2011

Dear Alex,
I do thank you for your simple and fruitfull explanation of using commas in English writing. Any way, I would appreciate it more if you go further byond these simple rules.
Thanks again

Sunday, November 27th 2011

Hi Alex, thanks for the lesson. Please forgot my first comment in another lesson

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Thank you so much….this was extremely helpful and probably just save me from taking high school English

Thursday, December 1st 2011

thanks man

Friday, December 16th 2011

Dear Alic,
I found this lesson very useful. It help me in writing english. please also give lesson on (:) and (;) thanks.

Sunday, December 18th 2011

Great lessons.

Sunday, December 25th 2011

Hi Alex,
I think I’ve come to the right shop
Thank you very much.

Monday, December 26th 2011

for the third step you need to put and between smart and happy man because it is 2 and you say 2 or more

Monday, January 2nd 2012

Thanks very much for your lesson. it makes understanding.. :)

Friday, January 6th 2012

thanks for your class…

Friday, January 6th 2012

This is very useful lesson. could you please explain another punctuation marks which are importants in writing?
Thanks a lot.

Saturday, January 7th 2012

Hi Alex, Thank you for teaching me how to use a comma.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

thank you for this lesson because you just help me for tomorrow test for high school THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Hi Alex, thanks your teaching. becouse everybody can understand your teaching and learning quickly
thanks a lot

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

hello is good

Friday, February 24th 2012

Dear Teacher Alex!
You are very nice teacher i got 100 marks in this quiz. You teach very well.

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Hi Alex, thank you so much.

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

thanks alot .thanks abundle .you are the best .cheers

Monday, April 2nd 2012

You, Alex, did a good job on this commas lesson. Thank you very much.

Friday, April 6th 2012

It’s a very entertaining form to learn

Friday, April 6th 2012

Thanks Mr.

Friday, April 6th 2012

Job well done, Mr. Alex! That lesson helps a lot:) Cheers!!!….

Monday, April 9th 2012

very corisstirol

Saturday, May 12th 2012

    very nice

    Saturday, May 12th 2012

Dziekuje Alex za bardzo dobre wyjasnienie tematu :)

Tuesday, May 15th 2012


Well done!

author Sam Song

Friday, May 25th 2012

I think comma is also mean loss of consciousness, is it true??

Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Close — that’s a coma!

    Friday, June 8th 2012

    yes, pretty much so, you are now in a state of unconsciousness!

    Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Hi I`ve been studying English for more than twenty years and I tought grammar long time ago, It has been very helpful to refresh these knowledges one more time. Thanks a lot again.

Thursday, June 21st 2012

By the way, I thought that commas didn`t have to write them after (but. Correct me if I am wrong, please.

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Very informative thanks for sharing

Thursday, June 28th 2012

thank you Alex


Thursday, July 12th 2012

this is bad my point3

Thursday, July 12th 2012

thank you so much

Friday, July 13th 2012

Dear Sir,
i am very impresive this kind of programe, “engvid”, very helpful for me
i want to improve my writing skill,please suggest me,
thanking you,

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

I Alex thank you so munch very nice

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Thanks Alex.
Just a query popping up!
Why are we using a comma, when are have used ‘and’?

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Hi Sir,thanks for this. It really helps me a lot to understand about the lesson. I understand your lesson well than my teachers. =) Sorry but its true.

Monday, October 1st 2012

Hey Alex,
thanks for this lesson. I’ve gone through many rules and grammar summaries but none of them expain punctation regarding commas so clear. I’m going to write this down to never forget it again. :)

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Good for watching,thank a lot,Have a nice day Alex.

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Fine !

Tuesday, November 6th 2012


In the video you say that a comma is required before a quotation. This is correct, but you disregard the fact that having a comma before a quotation can lead to a comma splice or a sentence fragment. Commas are not always required before quotations, sometimes it is useful to use a colon, a comma, or have absolutely no punctuation prior to the quotation.

Proper quotation integration is the name of the game. Avoiding comma splices and sentence fragments is essential.



Sunday, November 18th 2012

    I AM 9 yEARS OLD

    Sunday, November 25th 2012

This lesson helped me a lot :)
Thank you Alex :)


Tuesday, November 20th 2012

thank you

Sunday, November 25th 2012

thank you very much for all your help.Now I have succeded

Sunday, November 25th 2012

This lesson helped me alot.Thank you very much


Sunday, November 25th 2012

Thanks again Alex
You the best

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Thank you, Sir, Got 6/6.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Mr. Alex All your lessons are very useful, I think you pronunciations is excellent, so I will continue visiting this web page to improve my english!!! Thanks a lot

Thursday, January 17th 2013

hey sur i just found your,website and i was realy struggling at school cause i was to scared i might go to high school and be dumh…

Friday, February 1st 2013

Thanks Alex very good class it is help for my writin

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

oooooooo! I got a smiley face ;) Thanks Alex!

Monday, February 11th 2013

Hoorah! I got a big smiley :D Your teaching, Alex, is very good! …. see what I did there;)

Monday, February 11th 2013

Dear Sir,
I could learn much about comma, thank you very much for your session.

Please keep it up with more lessons.

Regards & best wishes

Thomas T.Baby from India.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

I find that you are putting comma before and it is not correct, as either comma or and is necessary.

best regards Thomas

Thursday, February 14th 2013

I got 5 out of 6

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thanks a lot. I appreciate your academic aproach, logic and effective delivery. This topic is really important. However, some examples are missed. It would be nice if you tell more about the position of the author’s words in the direct quotation and add some info on the transition words – that’s difficult for the students.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

The lesson on commas was really useful.
Thanks alot!

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

[…] https://www.engvid.com/commas-punctuation-english-writing/ When to use commas with conjunctions: […]

Monday, March 4th 2013

There are more than 10 rules about the comma use. I am a sort of confused now about separating the short items using comma.
I am used to write in this way : I bought fruit, vegetables, flour and meat in a supermarket rather than I bought fruit, vegetables , flour, and meat in a supermarket.
if the items in the series is group of words, comma is added before and + last item, e.g.,
The firm is a place where I work, read, take a nap sometimes , and have my lunch and supper.
But, yesterday afternoon, I spend time with my family and friends, making food, watching show on TV, and having a walk on the beach.
Am I wrong ? The rule has changed ? Correct me.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I agree with Tom’s ideas about quotation.
Dad said ‘ You come with me.’
Dad said: ‘ You come with me.’
Dad said, ‘ You come with me.’
All of them are clear to understanding.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

This is only my own idea : ‘and’ is put between the second and last word/ or words, implying that we are coming to the end of the sentence.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Now, I got answers regarding ‘ comma used in short item’ and “why we need identifying clause.”
1. It seems that the old school rule has been replaced by updated one. Many writers wrote in this way : ,and + the last word/ words.
2. Generally , general word gives us an dull idea or may have multiple interpretation , further questions etc. To prevent the trouble, we need to give more details so that they become specific, e.g.,
I am staring at the cat that has two tails.
I am staring at a cat.
Some people said, abstract and general terms explain attitudes, ideas , explore relationships , such as contingency and priority ; concrete and specific words clarify and illustrate between abstract/ concrete noun and general / specific language, blending them naturally. To achieve this mix , use abstract and general to state your ideas, use concrete and specific to illustrate and support them.
The given sample sentences were :
1) The food ( general ) was appealing ( abstract )
2 ) the warm bread with nut-brown -crust and yeasty aroma made my mouth water.
Obviously , with such a mix, the meaning of sentence become more vivid and more interesting.
Of course, uncountable noun is still a hard part to me. Somethings in mind shift into the countable nouns make me uncomfortable and panic. I have to overcome it.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Great lesson ,but the audio was poor.

Monday, April 15th 2013

Hi Alex! I try to learn English. Learning English is necessary for me. Your lessons are comprehensible, and very funny. Thank you very much…

Saturday, April 20th 2013

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the lesson, it is very helpful to me at my work.

Monday, June 17th 2013

Thanks Alex

Monday, August 12th 2013

Nice lesson! Thanks!

Monday, August 26th 2013

Thank you for making things simple!

Monday, September 9th 2013

Thank you so much Mr. , I got 100 ! :D

Saturday, October 26th 2013

thank you alot

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Alex is smart, young, and handsome.

Monday, January 6th 2014


Thursday, February 6th 2014

Dear teacher:

May I ask some questions about the ”,” in advance?

1. What kinds of complex sentence structures should be used “,”?
2. IF “,” locate different location, are there any different meanings?

It would be grateful if you could teach me.
~Thank you~

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks a lot, sir Alex! I would like to know more about commas before relative clauses, if it is possible.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Hi Alex,

I looked a long time for such rules.
Thanks a lot.

Sunday, May 4th 2014

Good one…Really helpful.

Monday, June 9th 2014

What a great lesson it was!
Thanks a lot dear Alex

Monday, June 23rd 2014

After watching your lesson, I improved my writing skills..

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Could someone please explain me the 7 point .. I did not get it..

Monday, July 7th 2014

Hello Alex, thank you for the helpful lecture.
I have a question about the last, ‘transition’ one.

You gave an example of ‘therefore,consequently’.
And if i’m right, both of them are conjunctive adverbs.
So i’m wondering if conjunction, such as but, yet, and although can also be used?

I know he is right. But, ~ ~~

like this kind of sentence
for example,

Friday, August 8th 2014

Your lesson can teaches 1 more rule.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

good job

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Nice quiz

Saturday, November 1st 2014

I got a 100% thank you!

Monday, November 3rd 2014

The site which I improve my English by it , is very useful .

Saturday, November 8th 2014

i enjoyed with this lesson, because I had 65/100, i must learn more on punctuation.

Monday, November 10th 2014

6/6 Thanks,Alex!

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Hi Alex
In last question we have ‘AND’ .Why is not the last one correct ? Shouldn’t we put a commas in front of “and” in this case?Why?
Thank you for your time

Friday, December 19th 2014

Thank you!

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thank You Alex!!

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Thank you very much . I think it’s good way and so effective because you illustrate in clear,and simple way.

I appreciate .

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Firstly, thank you very much for your informative lecture.
Secondly, I got 2 points wrong number 1 and 2 “commas to separate a list of similar words or phrases”
Cambridge webpage said: “We use commas to separate a list of similar words or phrases:

It’s important to write in clear, simple, accurate words.

They were more friendly, more talkative, more open than last time we met them.

We do not normally use a comma before and at the end of a list of single words:

They travelled through Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland.

American English does use a comma in lists before and:

We took bread, cheese, and fruit with us.” http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/punctuation

So, I think my answers were right as both can be possibly correct

Friday, May 22nd 2015

I’m just thankful for this website!!!

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Hi Alex,

Excellent class. Really thank you!

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Simple, but essencial.
The teacher, who makes it simple, deserves my congratulations.

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Hi . My score was 5 out of 6 , because I am confused with the commas before the word `and` . Every where I read about , I get the impression that is not necessary . As soon I will have an exam regarding punctuation ,please , can you clarify this ? Thank you .

Thursday, July 30th 2015

There is a problem with quiz 6. I think the answer should be C. Will any one explain it to me??

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Thanks for a very useful lesson. I always have troubles with commas. But I don’t understand why we should put a comma before “and” in the first and second question.

Thursday, November 19th 2015

It was great, thank you!!!

Saturday, December 12th 2015

Thank you Alex, but I’m confused, should be necessary use the comma before “and”?

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

6/6, it was pretty simple, in Russia we have much more rules

Friday, January 15th 2016

thank you Alex

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Very useful
thank you

Saturday, March 5th 2016

I think this video has much time when it was recorded. but thank you Alex. Greetings from Mexico.

Friday, March 18th 2016

thank you alex. I have a question, the below-mentioned examples apply for both nouns and adjectives?

1. Which of following is correct?
John is tall, dark, and handsome.

2. Which of the following is correct?
I like cars, music, and computers.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Thanks Alex.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Hi Alex,
Very good lesson.
I really appreciate your help.

Friday, April 8th 2016

Hello! Alex.
thanks, credible lesson.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

Thank you for the lesson it helped me a lot. I would like to know if its possible to do a lesson about wordiness, parallel sentences, sentence fragment, and modifiers. I would appreciate your explanation since I’m a little frustrated trying to pass a test. :0(

Saturday, June 4th 2016

Thank you, Alex, for this such a helpful lesson. You speak in a very clear way, and you are quite didactic too. I have always wanted to learn the rules of comma in English, which are a little bit different in Portuguese. Your lesson has helped me a lot. See you in the next video!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

I say about you ,sir Alex, in this comment.he is a nice,kind, and handsome teacher,and his lessons are very new ,useful, and practicable for his students .because his lecture is very clear,I learn many thing .Alex ,who is the best teacher in engvid, said ,you can check out engvid for quiz , .I want to find a teacher lick him for other languages like German , Spanish , and Persian .therefor I search other site . how many mistake I have in my comment? please somebody give me a hand .

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

one of my mistake is lick and after therefor I should put a comma please somebody help me my gmail is majideshghi.engvid@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

thank you very much

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Hi, Alex

I am definitely enjoyed and learn a lot of commas uses. thank you very much

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Hi Alex:

Maybe I’m wrong, but I se to write a colon instead of a comma before quoting SO. He said: “I’m back” instead of He said, “I’m back”.

Thanks & greets from Argentina.

Thursday, September 8th 2016

    Holla! Sexy man!…;-) You can use the Colon to emphasis, or to discribe a list.
    Tu, here’s un hombre mui huapoq/ chullo. Chau!

    Saturday, May 12th 2018

Thank u sir . It was nice Class for me .i am really happy.

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Thanks Sir. The lesson is so useful to me.

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

i got 83%

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

thank you.

Monday, December 19th 2016

100. Yes yes and yes

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

I got a 50 mark:(

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

I had two mistakes. For example in John is tall, dark, and handsome. Normally, in spanish the “and” replace the comma when is a diferent adjetive.

Monday, June 12th 2017

I´m surprise there is a comma before “and” maybe because in spanish when we separate things the last one has no comma therefore we use “Y” which is the meaning of “and” in spanish, but is very good to know this things. Thanks a lot teacher.

Sunday, December 24th 2017


Friday, February 16th 2018

5. Which of the following is correct?
I was feeling very hungry, so I went to the store to buy some food.

Alex, isn’t it like: Suzy didn’t study. Therefore, she didn’t pass.
comma after the conjuction?

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Because it was raining, I stayed home and watched television.
Because it was raining, I stayed home, and watched television.
This is a case of a dependent clause coming before an independent clause. To link the two, we must use a comma between each clause.
Before “and” there is no comma? idependent clause.

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

above all , i really appreciate this awesome vedio about one of the most important writing condition .

Wednesday, March 28th 2018

ow!! really excited i got 85%

Wednesday, March 28th 2018

Simple explanation!!

Saturday, March 31st 2018


Monday, April 16th 2018

Fantastic! I got 100%”………..:-)
Thanks! Adam, for the wonderful lesson.
By the way, my bother’s name is also Adam. Funny!

Saturday, May 12th 2018

Hi Alex, thanks for this lesson!!

Thursday, May 24th 2018

Hi Alex,

« I bought apples, tomatoes, and carrots. »
Sorry, i don’t understand why the comma between tomatoes and « and »
I bought apples, tomatoes, carrots or I bought apples, tomatoes and carrots without comma before and.
Thank you!

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

Why in the number six the comma does not comes before and ?

Friday, August 24th 2018

he looks like Jonah Hill lol

Monday, September 3rd 2018

Thanks, so easy to understand the lessons

Sunday, September 30th 2018

Thank you Alex.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

i love this video

Thursday, October 4th 2018

That very clear and helpful.
Thank Alex.

Friday, October 5th 2018

I am absolutely elated to find such a helpful, beginners guide to the composition of English in it’s, in my opinion most tangible written form.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Hello Alex,
First of all thank you for the helpful videos. I just have a question. The point 1: you said two independent clauses if joined by word like “and” will have a comma in it. For the last question in the quiz I selected the option where it said “Because it was raining, I stayed home, and watched television”.
Now “I stayed home” is an independent clause and watched television is also an independent clause? joined by the word “and”. Shouldn’t we have a comma here too.

Sunday, November 11th 2018

Thank you!

Sunday, December 9th 2018

thank you very much

Sunday, January 27th 2019

Thank you very much

Friday, February 8th 2019

I got poor score. I need more quiz

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

I got 100% ! Thank you very much, Alex!

Saturday, May 18th 2019

thank you

Thursday, October 10th 2019

Short and clear. Thanks Alex for this great lesson.

Friday, November 22nd 2019

Thank you! That’s all I wanted to know.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Thank you very much Mr. Alex!

Monday, December 30th 2019

    Hi Alex. How do I upload a selfie for my profile picture?

    Thursday, June 4th 2020

Thank you! :)
Can someone direct me on how to upload a picture of self?

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Thank you Alex.

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

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