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250 COMMENTS

hello rebecca!! thank you very much for your helpful class!!

alejandro

    Hello, mrs Rebecca, could you teach us about the right use of words ‘EARLIER & PREVIOUS’ Thanks very much!

    izzuddin

      WOW! mrs Rebecca got the difference between BEFORE and AGO ……………HATS OFF FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!

      izzuddin

    by all means

    kotoz

Hi there,

Thank you so much for everything. My question might be very simple but siomethimes makes me confused! what is the opposite of “ago”?

for example, what is the opposite of this sentence in the future?

I left home, 5 minutes ago.

javad

    i think the answer is: in five minutes

    Shila

      Thank you Shila

      javad

      Yes, I will leave home in five minutes.

      Thanks, Shila.

      Rebecca

        oh waow i got 100 score in this lesson…u r very good teacher before this lesson i was confused where i have to use “ago” and “before”
        Thanks mam REBECCA

        NAVEED IJAZ

        thank u soo much miss rebecca

        ramsha imtiaz

        hey can i say I leave my school before 10 months ago

        ramsha imtiaz

    I think the answer is AFTER

    Xiao

thank you for your everything.

muuguu

takyou for have this calses i’m tink iwell learn inglesh

mejor

realy it’s confused words thanks for making different clear

reamos

thank u for clearing my doubt.

thu won

That was an interesting and clear tip.
Thanks Lady

raul

I was confused whether I should use “ago” or “before” , but after watching your video lesson, my confusion is completely removed, and now I understand that the “before” is used as a preposition or as a conjunction, whereas “ago” is neither a preposition nor a conjunction. Am I right? Did I understand correctly? I am looking for your e-mail address, but unfortunately I could not find. I wish I could learn English by correspondence with a teacher, who is an excellent in English like you. Anyway, I learn English grammar from your video lesson. Your lesson is very good. Thank you very much.

VRAJ

Hi rebeca, First of all I want congratulate to all of the teachers, because all of you are very good, and I would like to know if it is possible you make a class about when I should use “Like” an “as”

Thank you very much

aamaya

i don`t know how to say Many thanks for all of U Guys ( James, Rebbeca, Valen, Alex, Mlani) I just wanna say GOD BLESS U ALL

Sukma Silalahi

Thanks for the class, sometimes i confused ago and before

Atsuko

thnks

naveen

thanks mam

naveen

thanks a lot!!;))

kelvin

hello rebecca!! thank you very much for your helpful class!!

ahm_acc

THanks A lot

ahm_acc

good lesson!!!!!! but i need an advice because i always think in spanish when i speak english

jenifer82

    That is natural, especially in the beginning. It will change slowly as you speak more English. The only way to speak better English is to speak as often as you can and ideally, be corrected by someone when you make a mistake.

    All the best to you, Jenifer!

    Rebecca

thankzzzzzz

dharani

Clear and easily understood explaination. Thanx

sara

Thanks !)

Serjio

I got splendid experience with the difference between ago and before. Thanks.

vasanthbabu

Thanks for giving me knowledge……….

Ashwini Sharma

hello i m elmah frm pakistan . thanx for giving us knowledge u r a good teacher u taught us like a freind .

noor ul elmah hasan

Good lesson.

Many thanks.

From China

Haowen

dear madam ,
thanks

khem raj(India)

thanks so much. good lesson.
from georgia

inga

Great! It’s really help me! I
m very happy)
Thanks a lot!
from Russia

RurCur

its a clear lesson…. now i am clear with AGO and BEFORE…. simple and good…thank you mam…

sheebafrancis

Miss Rebecca:

Thanks a lot for your suggestions and classes. Your videos help me to improve my english and keep the training!

Saludos desde Sudamérica!.

Adios!

Paréntesis

It was helpful ,Thank you so much for everything you did it for us .

all the best

Bandaralenezi

video an error occured

hajir

thanks a lot……….

brada

hi rebecca how’s it going ?

i’m wondering can i say i left the home befor 10 minutes

mohdf

    No, actually that would be incorrect.

    You should say,

    I left home 10 minutes ago.

    My best to you!

    Rebecca

Thanks Rebecca for your lesson, God bless you bye

charco

Hi, Rebecca. It’s nice lesson. I like it. By the way, could you show me the way of expressing regret and apology? Thank you kindly.

sarwass008

you are very kind people thanks

abdelnour

Hi Rebecca,
I appreciate your lessons because they’re easy to understand and helpful. Please keep on.

Frenchboy

Rebecca just removed the dark clouds in the horizon for us 5 minutes age .

Thank You

khairy

thanx it’s very nice video and you teaching very good and clearly and made the lesson so easy =) i like it so much thanx

Mashael

Thanks Rebecca, it’s excellent!!!!!!!

Andre

Hi Rebecca, Realy it’s good, so many people make such small mistakes. I liked it.

karandikarm

thanks a lot

alzari

thanks you are very specific and i like that.

mahdi

I watched your lesson 5 minute ago.
I watched your lesson 5 minute before I read book. Right. Thank you.

Hikaru

Im really delighted with this page because exposes spicific topics that are useful for our english learning

karol

i have understood the lesson very clearly but still i am little bit confused that:
1960 ago we lived in indya.
or
before 1960 we lived in indya.
which one is true and please explain it

awais haider

    “We lived in India before 1960.”
    is the correct sentence.

    If you say that sentence in the year 2010, you could also express the idea in this way:

    “We lived in India 50 years ago”

    Both of these would be correct.
    All the best to you.

    Rebecca

Thanks dear your efforts are being successful for students who wants to improve language.carry on

Bulqees

hi its help full to me . thanks

Shiva.R

Thank a lot.

Neelam777

Thank you, Madam. your lessons on vocabulary are very much helpful to me…
Thanks a lot to the entire http://www.engvid.com team….!

sridevi

thanks

younes39

    are u from pak

    pooja

      hey pooja are you from india

      Amy

HI
REVECA
THANK YOU FOR CLASS, IT WAS VERY GOOD.
CHAO
JOSE

JOSE

Thanks a lot Rebecca!!… You are the BEST teacher whoevere ai know!!…. THANK YOU!!!!

Delphin

really nice team…

praveen.PSNA

hi rebecca, ur lessons are awesome, i understand each nd every lesson on engvid. the way of teaching of every teacher is very impressive. bt i have one problem, i understand all the lessons and also use them bt i really get stuck while speaking sentences fully. i normally speak punjabi bt when i try to speak english in a same way, i face too much difficulty on how to complete a sentence. i m very gud in my writing skills bt the problem is with speaking, understanding and using tough words . so can u help me?

navi

    You need to find an English-speaking friend who will act as your guide and teacher! Only by speaking more often and correctly can you improve your speaking!

    All the best to you, Navi.

    Rebecca

what about the sentence “i have been here before”…

azhiekurosaki

    That sentence is correct, and an exception to the rule as it is more of an expression.

    All the best, Hasir!

    Rebecca

Nice lesson Rebecca. However, it would have been useful to mention that an expression with ‘ago’ refers to a finished time, and is normally used with a past tense.

Fatma

    Yes, thanks Fatma.

    Rebecca

I never can understand her. damn :-S

Jeyckson

Thank U

bolor

Thank you Rebecca! It’s very clear explanation.
I like it and it’s easy to understand because of your very clear accent.

Tass

thank you sir .

hajmin

thanks so much for teaching me, it is so useful for me because i understand that how to use the verbs ago / before

Barakatullah

Thank you very much. I like your accent because it is very clear.

Zina Magdy

i m very thankful you rebecca for clarify my doubts.

shikha

Thank you so much
asgar Iran

asgar

hi rebecca
ur lesson is very affective

pooja

hi rebecca,
thank you very much

CRAZY

Mum Rebecca, I hope you are in good fit, they are so many time I don’t keept on touch with you. Be bless for your quiz.

juss-dick

Hi, nice technique to teach English,Really anybody can grab it, your technique is high appreciated

Madhuker

HAI MAM ITS GREAT TO HEAR THIS LESSON.
MY DOUBTS HAVE BEEN CLARIFIED
THIS IS THE NO.1 BEST ENGLISH COACHING CENTRE IN THE WORLD.I WOULD SAY.
MAM CAN U TAKE LESSONS ON THE USAGE AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “HOME AND HOUSE”
IT WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ME.
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME IAM ENTERING INTO SUCH A SITE
I WOULD BE WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY

MOHANA

    Best in the world? THANKS!!!

    engVid

    Yes, thanks a lot Mohana.

    When we say house, we are referring more to the physical place. When we say “home”, we mean the emotional place we live and love.

    Hope this helps you. All the best to you!

    Rebecca

Hi,Rebecca
I’m a little bit confused about “Ago”
Here is it ” I moved to canada 5 years ago” Is it mean Now I’m not living in Canada anymore??? Well, “Ago” mean we are talking about the past ??
Thank you kidly.

Nokko

    If you say “I moved to Canada 5 years ago.”, it means that you moved here/ there at that time in the past and you still live here/ there, depending on where you are when you make that statement.

    My best to you, Nokko.

    Rebecca

Thanks. i did well the test.

Pugazh

Thank you Rebecca 4 all you’r doing here 4 us!!!!!!!!!!!

Iuliana Maria

thank you !!:P

vjendita

Hi, Rebecca.
And what about direct and indirect speech?
Example:
One year ago George visited his friends in Canada.
George said that one year before he had visited his friends in Canada. Is that correct?

Costa

    Sorry, that last sentence would be incorrect.

    The correct statement would be:

    George said that he had visited his friends in Canada one year ago.

    Doesn’t matter if it’s direct or direct speech. All the best to you, Costa.

    Rebecca

very useful, i understand now, thank’s

kablaki26

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you so much for your great help to all of us who are learning English. Your teaching method is very accurate, that is why I like EngVid so much.

RSagum

Hello Rebeca,you teach very well and have a clear pronunciation. I watch your lessons because I have dificulty in understand what the other people say, but I understand 90% of everything you say.I think you very cool.

Nivalda

thank you..i understood

Parama

thanks

hanan

Hi, can I say : I left home before 10 minutes.
Thanks, bye

anna

    No, sorry. You need to say:

    I left home 10 minutes ago.

    Or

    I left home 10 minutes before the postman arrived.

    All the best to you, Anna.

    Rebecca

hallo Rebeca,
my name is sajna noushad, im doing diploma course, i like your class very much, and you are using simple English language so i can catch it without any difficulty,i think your class is very useful in my life and i am expecting more…….. thank you ,

sajna noushad

i want to thank you for teahing me this.

lisa

i wish you can be my teaher.thanks bye.

lisa

Hello Rubecca,
First I would like to sincere thank you for all the lessons,You explains the things comfortably.That is sign of Best teacher What I believe.
Could you please explain me the difference between PAST SIMPLE & PAST PARTICIPLE
For example:-Gone & Went
Sometime I strugle with things like this,
Please explain for me It will help me lot.

Thank you

VIJAY.093

    Please consult a good grammar book as the difference is quite important.

    The past tense form is used with the past simple tense. For example:

    I went to the store yesterday.

    The past participle is used with the perfect tenses, such as:

    He’s not here. He’s (he has) gone to the store.

    Hope this helps, Vijay!

    Rebecca

You make me love english. you are good teacher that I have never seen befor because you can explain how to use english word very clearly and easy to understand it. I am Thai. Have you ever been befor?. If you plan to come to thailand you can contact me as I may hlep you.

su

    Thank you kindly for the warm invitation. Yes, actually, I visited Bangkok for a week with my family when I was about 10 years old. I thought it was a very beautiful place. Now, I know that the people are also very warm and friendly and the food is delicious too. Would love to visit again.

    I am very glad that our site helps you enjoy the process of learning English.

    My best wishes to you, Su.

    Rebecca

thats cool

10x

bsquare

I understand your explaining so I can do. Thank you very much.

Tseegii

Hello madam Rebeca
How are you?
You are a very good teacher.
I like engvid.com because it gives to us more training to improve our english and i am very happy to learn differance between ago & before.so i am very thankful to all teacher and your team. I also need to learn more and more.
thank you

bijendra_kumawat

Hi! Ms. Rebecca I just want to ask, what is the different between perhaps and probably…I really love to watch your lesson I hope you’ll make a lesson concerning my question. Because I’m really want to know about the different between that common word…Thanks and more power!…..

johnjericrelox04

    The word “perhaps” is like “maybe”. The chance that you will do something is about 50%.

    When you use the word “probably” the chance that you will do something is much higher – like 75% for example.

    All the best to you!

    Rebecca

    By the way you should say:

    What is the difference between…

    Rebecca

Really helpful madam….
thank u very much..

swapnil420

Thanks a lot Rebecca, it´s very clear your explication.

Jesús

thanks for your splendide explication

alilou

Thank you so much Rebecca…although i know English,i still make mistakes…. im learning from this website on daily basis

sathya

Thanks, it is so easy way to understand

Kindhearted

thanks, it is so easy to understand.

nawid

Oh waow i got 100 score in this lesson…u r very good teacher before this lesson i was confused where i have to use “ago” and “before”
Thanks mam REBECCA

NAVEED IJAZ

thank you so much Ma’am.

vanajakhsi

Thanks to all of you for your feedback, suggestions and questions. I really appreciate it.

Rebecca

thank you rebecca

ali ihsan

Thank you lot
I am studying so many things using your web site

nishantha

Thank you teacher!
I knew that basically i can’t use “before” in that examples you gave…(I graduated from university 2 years before)… just because it sounds strange; but now I have clear why!… thank you again!

jepch

Hi Rebecca
Have you got any more examples with before and ago

Wilber
Lima-Peru

Wilber

i am really happy today because i learnt somthing that very important. i could now distinguish when exactly i say ago or before?.
this lesson is really benificial to english students.
thanks again

harthy

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for your lessons.I understood the difference between the two words. Can the word “before” be used for future tense also? For example: Please complete the work before I return.

Suman

Hi Teacher Rebecca,Iam Abubaker from Sudan,thank you for your best lessons in the world.Iam abeginner student to learn English language advise me.
Thanks

Abubaker

Thank you so much Dear Rebeaca,
All the best to you

yahya suleiman

hello!
could i say .. I go to school before 10 minute ??!

thanks

bonbony

    I think it should be:
    I will go to school in 10 minutes.

    xhiann1616

    Yes. Definitely you can say this; meaning that you always go to school 10 minutes early (never reach late)!!!

    Sridhar

this is my first comment
i made test and i got……

Thanks for taking this English quiz! Your score: 100.00 You got 5 correct out of 5
thank you, very much

ahff

Thanks

mongur

Thanks

jme

yehey…i got 5 answers…thx mam rebecca.

iamjaja

thanxxxx rebcca ,looking forward for the next video.My question is I am always confused when i used ,I have got to and got to .thankx

olivia

Hi Rebecce ! really I want to say you thank you so much In my country the high schoollearning system is english based but more than 75 to 85 % of the student cannot hear and write english properly even if in the universities,the learning system is basic that is why when you teach us i can catch you simply and i am happy thanks so much keep it up.

Feleke Dinku

Thank you very much for your kind help……….!

kasun1990

this lesson is very helpful to me thank you

Raj

i want learn spoken english.

what can i do ?

raju6786

thanx rebacca

rohitkumar

Thank You, Rebecca. Now I love English.

Lilit

Thank Rebeca ,you are the best teacher.

Yorsy

thank Rebeca i am weak in spell give me some help about spell

adnan

Good lessons and you are a good teacher..thanks a lot.

emma

thank; real teacher

minaung

hello.i am little bit confused about the word “before”.
please clarify my doubts.i would be thankful to you

shahnoor

thanks for lesson could you teach how to use when we speak .thank you

rajitha

thanks for lesson could you teach how to use when we speak .thank you

rajitha

thanks for lesson could you teach how to use “even” when we speak .thank you

rajitha

very knowledgeable lessons I have always found by the rebeca and other teachers, n m/s rebeca u have a fantastic teaching method n minded that I have ever seen before,yr voice n impression is so good, u know how we learn in a right ways, thanks for your lessons.

mumdooh Ahmed

30min. ago when i watched your lessons…i ate also before i watched your lessons…. thanks a lot…

yeah!!!

Thanks Rebacca,
your teaching is marvelous.
1)I visited Canada the day before yesterday
OR
2)I visited Canada two days ago
The above two are right, am I right???

Regards
Abbas Khan

Abbas Khan

teacher!my english vere bad.through i tried my best.what am i doing now?you give me advision?

van88

hi Rebecca, its very great to have your student. you are doing very good job, keep it up.

amin12

Hii Rebecca, Thank you.

aysel

Hi Rebecca thanks a lot for the lesson that you taught,and have something question for you, how do i use the word shall in a sentence. thanks again and GOD BLESS..

arvin

Thanks you are really a good teacher.

Talat

Ifeel better than tow month ago.

mohamed eltahir

dear Rebecca,thanks for ur lessons.Quiz 2;why doesn’t use “I’d moved to Moscow thirteen years…before I got married.”What’s the difference between “I moved and I’d moved(had moved)

uncooltut

thanks a lot

arta

thanks you so much Rebecca :)

johanna

I m glad dat i gotta learn something… Ur english is good enough to understand..
but what about the word ” after and in” like ” ______ ten days I’ll move to another flat”??!?! lil confused.

Oyo!!!

Hi Rebecca :D i like the way how you explain the lesson and i want to thank you for everything….
so i want to that you look at this and correct my mistake, and have a good day

alexandervanegas

Hello Rebicca
Before 10 minutes iam in market.
Is this correct.

saqibanjum

Hai~I was saying this correct sentence is I was in market before 10 minutes.

Hope this help you.

Fong

thanks very much. Im a asian. wich english you peake uk or american. pls tel me.

thanks

athula

    Canadian! It’s closest to American English.

    engVid Moderator

Hello Rebecca.
Thanks for your helpful lessons.
Greetings from Italy

fabio74

Thank you Ms.Rebecca
Good lesson, short and clearly.

spektakli

hi! Rebecca.. you are a good teacher.. I just want to ask.. on how to practice sentence construction.. when it is talking about the past.. thank you and more Power.!!

marlon

hi Rebecca…thnaks for your lesson..i have a question…..my question is..can we say 20 years back?

ushamoy

thanks for the lesson .sorry to say that i am slow learner. i need some more examples to make it more clear ,if u could arrange one more elaborate lecture on it.

ruqia

Thanks a lot.

simmi

thank you.

atofota

Hi, Teacher

What an excellent lesson ! I enjoy it very much . Incidentally, your face looks very much alike one of my colleagues . I feel so sweet.

Tom

hi rebecca
its simple and so clear
thanks a lot

salimsolo

very useful easy and clear

adil

I was confused now its clear,thanks teacher

rabbani

dear REBECCA please tell me which is the right one:
1)where were you 5 minutes ago?
or
2)where were you 5 minutes before?
or
3)where were you before 5 minutes?
reply me as soon as possible

sakhee

hey Rebecca,
Thank you so much

selam

All the best to you.

Zibi-Poland

Thank you Shila

shahramfard

I would like to thank you for clearing my doubts..

suresh

Hi guys, you are all awesome. This is what making the world a better place for everyone means.You are doing a huge difference on my language skill. Many thanks!!! Love you all, and thanks Rebecca for identifying our common mistakes and correcting them. I don’t really have enough words to express how you guys are shaping my language. Could you make a lesson on the use of the word ‘got’as I hear it being used many times in a day. God bless you all & I appreciate your contribution in my life.

Alexa

Thanks a lot Rabecca for your teaching lessons.Iam fellowing that regularlly.

Al-Nahdi fromYEMEN

Wtat the defference between I GOT TO WORK AND I WENT TO WORK RABECCA, BLEASE.

564856

Great teaching. Thank you so much.

anita

Muito obrigada!!!

maria

Thak you so much about befor and ago lesson…..

hhaqmal

I’M AWATIF FROM MORROCCO PLEASE I WANT TO ASK ABOUTA CORRECT FORM OR MANNER TO WRITE AN ARTICLE
IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

awatif

thanks a lot ti teach effectively.

parveeh

i got 5 correct out of 5.

parveeh

is so hard to write the full examples ?

elkrespo

Stimulated by this lesson, I reviewed the word: before . It has three functions in sentences.
1 . preposition object needed
2. conjunction , clause added
3. adv
There exist only fifteen minutes before the interview. I feel dry mouth and a kind of nervous.
You are going to put in a claim for $ 2000 car damage demand before them ?

Get out before I call police !
She fell down before I reached her.

Arrive the school at 3:30pm , not before.
Whether or not I have met you before ?

stupor67

100You got 5 correct out of 5.
:D

Zarhouni

I love you Rebecca.
You are good teacher.
I benefited from all the lessons.
thank you very much.

sumaya5

Thank you Rebecca it’s usefull lessons

kki733

little confused teacher.

santha

Hello mam!thanks for the lesson and i got 2 marks only. I must improve more in this lesson.

thiruselvi

Thank you. ^”^

Ted Lee

WOW! I like the last question of quiz!!! Funny
Thanks for the video a lot Rebecca!

Tereza M

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simple & light
clear as light

SaifAlAnazi

Thank you !!

SaifAlAnazi

Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot for helpful lesson
take care

cep62

Hi Rebecca,
Really i feeltaht your accent is much clear for me so i understand each word you are saying in the lessons , therefor i got 5 correct out of 5 , Many thanks teacher and all the best.

hassouna

Hi teacher Rebecca . I got 5 you are a good teacher because every body could understand your lessons. It helps me a lot. I am very interested to learn English language.You are my favorite teacher. I don’t want to miss your lessons. Thank you so much.

hazel1982

Thanks, although in the first time that I made the quiz I got 3/5… but I’ll learn more!

Marcelo Matos

Thank you,Rebecca.

51john23

Thank you. keep up the good work.

ღTσмίķσ !☂

Thanks a lot for your classes . It’s really helpfull .

nomade86

Thanks.

Nadir

The player does not work properly in mobile device but but whatever i got 100%

napster0001

Dear Rebecca,
I understood the correct usage. I have got 5 correct out of 5.
Best regards.

Peter

I would like know what is the difference between do and does.

merin anil koshy

Rebecca!! Thank you ????

Arun612

Thank you very much.

Enkutatash

Very good point. Thank you.

Abhi

thanks

ebihand

Hi,Rebecca I don’t know how to thank you.
I like your English classes and improving lot compare to past.

rahulpoluru

Thank you very much

Vivimi

Thank you
but I wanna to ask you
when I say : ” Many animals are threatened with extinction after losing their natural habitat ”
is that right ?

Lailian00

Thanks you so much. You really are the best.

Marta Lopez

Great, thanks a lot.

Mameri

Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your kind help:)

Dmitry

I started watching your video 2years ago.

sambabli

hi teacher! what is the correct use of the word BACK.Some people say for example “5 years back”

Raja Asif Masood

Thank you Rebecca

kheireddine007

I did not hear it before or ago ?

alamin33

Mam…ur classes are really easy to understand

Jolly mathew

I got 100! Useful lesson! Thanks so much teacher Rebecca!

robi75

thanks!

shihai182

Hello!
I want to ask you something.
Can we use “before” like :
John moved to Canada before 20 years.
?
Thank you!

ESdi

You got 5 correct out of 5.

thank you.

M kartal

Thank you for sharing. I was so confused 3 minutes before i watched this video. Is that correct !!

lalitsharma22

    Yes, you’re right!

    engVid Moderator

Hi. is this sentence correct??
(( when the writer and his friend arrived at the wedding party,the couple had left an hour before. ))

the use of when and before together.

mohamedhamdi692

thank you Rebecca!

anhvnsg

I got 100 thank you Rebecca

Dhruvag

Everything is clearly!

Triumf108

Thank you very much mam for your wonderful lesson.It’s very informative and impressive.I watched this lesson 5minutes ago.I watched this lesson before I did a quiz.

Prasunan

many thank Rebecca and for and for funny Quiz, I got to work before my idiot boss, we need also many phrases to improve our vocabulary

sarito yoki
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