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Where did you _____ that new coat?

The book was written ____ that famous author who wrote Harry Potter.

At the new company I get paid ___-weekly.

I said good___ to my mother when I hung up the phone.

Last Saturday I went to the store to ______ a new couch. I got there ______ train. But ______ the time I arrived, the store was closed.

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175 Comments on “Commonly Confused Words in English – BYE, BUY, BY, BI”

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The German name of the currency isn’t Deutsche Mark (DM) any more. In January 2002, DM was replaced by Euro (€). Anyway, great explanation of differences between ‘bi’, ‘buy’, ‘by’ and ‘bye’. Well done :)

Pozdrawiam – (poz-DRAHV-yeeahmm) :)

Tuesday, January 26th 2010

    thx mr

    Saturday, March 25th 2017


ohh… thanks a lot!! your lessons are very useful and fun!


i am from mexico!! yeah..!

mmm… it’s the same pronunciation, isn’t it?

Tuesday, January 26th 2010

I like this lesson and onther lessons hrer in EngVid same this lesson

I mean confused lessons

Thanks alot.

Wednesday, January 27th 2010


    Wednesday, January 27th 2010

Thank you very much for this wonderful lesson I’ve learned a lot from him
Thanks again and wish you success

Wednesday, January 27th 2010

you are so funny)))
thanx)) great lesson!

Wednesday, January 27th 2010

Hi teacher,

this lesson very good!

Congratulations plus english course.

Wednesday, January 27th 2010

This is Sankar Prosad Roy from Bangladesh. Your lecture is useful and interesting. Expecting more from you in the next.

Wednesday, January 27th 2010

Thanks a lot teacher James

Thursday, January 28th 2010

hello teacher i m a one of Thousands student thank you very much but i have a litle remark that s you r a paint s talented aren t you ??hahaha

Thursday, January 28th 2010

i’m from LA california. i happend to find this site, it really helps me.
and l like this teacher. so fun~~~i dont feel like studying~feel like watching tv~

Friday, January 29th 2010

thank a lot teacher james, you’re very funny teacher and teach great lesson

Saturday, January 30th 2010

Thanks some confusion has been out of my mind

Saturday, January 30th 2010

I love this site too much

Saturday, January 30th 2010

THanks James,you’re really funny.I love the way you teach.

Saturday, January 30th 2010

Hi, teacher it was great !!!
and You are so funny.I have A doubt which is right biroad or byroad

Saturday, January 30th 2010

Thanks for teaching me James, I have one complaint. You speak too fast man! But don’t change your way of speaking! I’m going to win this challenge by listening to you and the other teachers! I’d like to ask you a thing! Could you please teach me when I can use “ain’t”. I know it might seem useless, but I’m sure that there are people who’d like to know about it too! Big Hug!

Saturday, January 30th 2010

Hello forum Turkey. Hi everyone!
Dear James, you are a wonderful instructor! I watched all of your lessons. Your teaching manner is very original and you are successful in attracting viewers attention. Thank you very much, and also thanks engvid.com

Sunday, January 31st 2010

Sir your teaching style is very decent .I am from Karachi.

Monday, February 1st 2010

this is the first time i’ve acessed this website!!! and the first lessons i ‘ve seen is yours. woa you’re so funny and your lesson is very useful for me!! thank you so much for that!!!

Monday, February 1st 2010

I like you style of teaching.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

Hello mister
thank you for the video that’s very useful :)
if you do not mind please I’d like to ask for a video about writing a personal essay .. thank you so much

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Thank you alot for lesson

Saturday, February 6th 2010

i like studey english
i want to lean english very well
Thank you alot for lesson

Saturday, February 6th 2010

Very good explanation. I can buy books if you have anything written by you. Good Bye for now.

Saturday, February 6th 2010

Thank you!!!!

Saturday, February 6th 2010


Monday, February 8th 2010

thanks for the above video, and realy I’m very happy from your way to leaning us again thank U.

Monday, February 8th 2010

this is my first time on this site,,,i think it`s really nice

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

it is so useless

Tuesday, February 16th 2010


Wednesday, February 17th 2010

Thank you so much!

Thursday, February 18th 2010

Thank u for helping me to learn English.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010

Thanks for teaching us , the lesson was very useful . thank you very much.

Thursday, February 25th 2010

you are amazing instructor, thanks a lot , your explanation is wonderful and so easy to be understood

Saturday, February 27th 2010

thanks so much, good lesson and also entertaining.

Saturday, February 27th 2010

Hy James:

Your english classes are very nice. I learn a lot with your way to explain

By I would like to suggest order all lessons in alfabethical order. In this

form is easy find the specific lesson that support our studies.


Costa Rica

Sunday, February 28th 2010

ty for the lesson!!
u r so funny!!!!!!!! ))) and the worm is funny too! )

good lesson. i didn’t know about “bi”.. but know I know.

Thursday, March 11th 2010

Hi teacher! you speak too fast but I want you to keep your way. Can you tell me the difference between “rob” and “steal”?

Monday, March 15th 2010

A very good explanation. Thanks to teacher. Bye.Bye.

Thursday, April 1st 2010


Tuesday, April 6th 2010

thank you for your lesson

Wednesday, April 7th 2010


Monday, April 19th 2010

Jemes really I enjoy the lecture and understand at the same time, you are good teacher, keep it that way

Tuesday, April 20th 2010

thank you teacher

Wednesday, April 21st 2010

that’s really stupied lesson. Hey Guys Please you are wasting you voluable time.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

i have no thing to say except thanks all

Sunday, April 25th 2010

Hi james i love this site sooo much ….i follow you always……thank a lot…..are you very funny.!!!! are you married??? im kidding =P how about some lesson about ing form???? i need some explication……im italian girl….bye by my country kissssssssss

Saturday, May 1st 2010


Monday, May 10th 2010

Assalam aleykum. I want to learn english.
Thank you for help, James.

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

Excellent lesson !!

Friday, May 14th 2010


Sunday, May 16th 2010

que hondaz eeeeeeeeeeee

Monday, May 24th 2010

eres muy bueno me gustan tus clases =)

Tuesday, May 25th 2010

Dear sir, i like your teaching style,anyone could be learn easily,thanks a lot,
Mohammad jamil from Pakpattan Pakistan

Wednesday, May 26th 2010

thank u jams u are amazing i like u vidoes alot keep going byeeeeeeeeee

Monday, June 7th 2010

Hi! I´m Brazilian. Your class is good, but I´d like to kwon if you can speak more slowly. When you speak fast, the words same only one.
Goog luck for you, and bye bye of your new friend in Brazil,Rio de janeiro

Tuesday, June 15th 2010

بارد ، وحسن الدرس

Thursday, June 17th 2010

Tanks a lot¡¡¡

Sunday, June 20th 2010

James, thanks.I like your lesson, because it’s a very interesting for me.Good luck.

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

oh Mr James, can you speak slowly?. I can’t understand all you said. Oh no

Thursday, July 8th 2010

Thank very much , James you are very funny.

Tuesday, July 13th 2010

thanks james because when you teach ican understand what you teaching

Tuesday, July 20th 2010

love it

Wednesday, July 21st 2010

thank you james for this lesson

Saturday, August 7th 2010

thanks alot my teacher

Monday, August 16th 2010

thanks..ur way of teaching is nt boring and i like ur shirt..bye

Thursday, September 9th 2010

i like this lessone because i like the teacher who explane it to me ..
thanks alot james u r amazing

Monday, September 27th 2010

Nice lesson, and good teacher, have a nice day guys.

Tuesday, September 28th 2010

Enjoyed the by video.
But didn’t answer my question. I run a sports league. Every week one team has a week off, you know what I am leading up to… how do you spell their “bi” week?

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

    I don’t know if the teacher already replied to your question, but you are correct, you can say “this team has a bi this week” or “this team play every other week” or “this team play once every two weeks” I hope this comments will help you.

    Saturday, October 9th 2010


Friday, October 8th 2010

when I started to watch this lesson, I thought you were going to explain the change of the pronunciation “BY” when found at the end of a word; example: CASTLEBY I believe it’s pronounce “BE” but can you tell me why? if there’s a rule, can you explain?

thanks a lot

Saturday, October 9th 2010

Thank you for lesson. Really interesting. I have a question. Can you show examples for the BY in passive? Can’t understand that point.

Monday, October 11th 2010

i like this lesson very much. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Hello James!
Thanks a lot for your good method of teaching. Your explanation is very clear and easy to understand. My sincere gratitude to all teachers and the whole team of EngVid.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Wow i’m to mach interested in your all lesson!

Friday, October 15th 2010

thank u teacher
it was very useful

Saturday, October 16th 2010

thanks very much james! your the best

Sunday, October 17th 2010

Hi James:
thanks a lot for your lesson could you teach more about preposition!!!

see you

Monday, October 18th 2010

Hello James!
Thanks so much for your teaching. Your explanation is very clear and easy to understand.
Now I have some questions to ask u.Could u explain me about any difference in meaning or using of “related to” and “relating to”?
Thank u in advance
i look forward to seeing ur response.

Monday, October 18th 2010

Rnogueira- Ahahaha. Here all study English

Tuesday, October 26th 2010


Saturday, October 30th 2010

I didn’t know that there is “Bi” in english

10x a lot

Friday, November 5th 2010

Thanks a lot James, I like the way you teach…

Monday, November 8th 2010

Thanks a lot Mr.James you now what i didn’t know that there’s “BI” in english,but please help me to understand english very well ok am called charles.

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

thanks Mr.James

Friday, November 12th 2010

I am planning to take an English course.
I would be happy to be your student :)
Which country are you teaching in? I’ll come :)

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

I love it It was soooooooo gooood! :)

Sunday, December 19th 2010

Very funny teacher))

Friday, December 24th 2010

hi James!

I like your lessons a lot! i learn many thinks.
you´re an amazing teacher.

And this class helped a lot!

I live in Brazil but I understood everythings you said.

thanks for your lessons!!!(And continue)

Wednesday, January 5th 2011

Thank you!!!!
I like the way you teach…

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

Tanks ,great teacher

Wednesday, January 19th 2011


Thursday, February 3rd 2011

thank you so much!

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

thx , you are excellent

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

hey james, i love your teaching style, n i like ur lectures, they help me a lot.

here is a request, please tell me the difference between the word “reach” and “arrive”.


Wednesday, April 6th 2011

i like this lesson a lot

Monday, April 11th 2011


Tuesday, April 12th 2011

Hi! i’m very glad to see this lesson , i wish you keep tight you sweet when you speak, could you help me better at like you? God bless

Thursday, May 26th 2011

very fun

Monday, June 13th 2011

Thank you. I love this lesson.

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Stop this noise. Good bye.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

tnx sir james. you are very funny. i like your worm… May I get?! ☺☺☺

Friday, July 15th 2011

Hi Ronnie!!
I am a school teacher (soon to inculcate accent amongst my students), all I want to clarify is for the pronunciation for the words ending in -logy e.g. eulogy, sociology..
Is it that such words are pronounced:
1. before the syllable
2. Or, after the syllable??

Thursday, July 28th 2011

Any clarity on the same will be much appreciated!!!

Thursday, July 28th 2011


Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Hi, Jame. Thank you for your lesson it made me more clarify.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Hello James,
You are my English teacher. I like your teaching alot. you are a good teacher and have funny. My English is very very bad.But next i think it gets better after i have studied with you. bye

Saturday, September 3rd 2011


Thursday, September 8th 2011

hi james you are so funny I have a question for you why is essy for me to read but hard when I have to write do you have any answer

Thursday, September 8th 2011

James, u surprised me with bi. I have never heard of bi in English at first was thought,you are not talking English lol….thanks you are a professional teacher. keep up and well done!

Thursday, September 8th 2011

Thanks James!! I love the manner you teach!! You are very funny and a veryyyyyyyyyy good teacher!!! THANKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

I Can’t express in words, how I utilized http://www.engvideo.com

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

Apologies if I sound a touch strident in this response, and if I sound like I’m angry, it’s because I am. Your actions are hurting one of the best institutions in all of higher education, one that I was able to utilize my four years at CMC, and one that helped me grow intellectually and professionally.

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

you’re really good teacher and thank you for your lessons

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

    don’t thank just donate money

    Saturday, March 17th 2012


Monday, January 16th 2012

warn, worm, warm, do they have the same pronunciation?

Saturday, February 18th 2012

    woon w33m woom

    Saturday, March 17th 2012

hi dear Rebecca
i am glad to visit your site. i eager to download your video and your lessons but I can’t!! becouse of very slowly speed it is frequently on and off!!!! what should i do my dear Rebecca??

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

I get full of scores.Yeah!

Monday, March 19th 2012

Hi. Sir, i like your way of transfering of ideas, knowledge. you are very fuuny teacher. i love you a lot. Aslam khan Mosakhail from Quetta, Pakistan

Sunday, April 29th 2012

i get the hook of watching and learning as well

Wednesday, August 29th 2012


Monday, September 3rd 2012

James, you are great!

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Hello dear James this lesson is very enjoyable

thank you

Sunday, November 18th 2012

You became my favourite hobby. Since I left EC you became my daily tool. Só I keep up my English growing. Thanks.

Thursday, January 17th 2013


Tuesday, January 29th 2013

What is the meaning of “Bi”

Monday, February 18th 2013

thank you my friend ☺

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

I not gotcha well the meaning of bi exactly. bi is used only in the case of bi-weekly or every 2 weeks like this?

Thursday, March 7th 2013

good lesson..

I understand all
and learned new words that I don’t knowed

Friday, March 15th 2013

the lesson is very useful.
thanks a lot.

Monday, May 6th 2013

thank you so much for this lesson… :)

Monday, June 10th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

the lesson is very good

Thursday, August 1st 2013

very fun and good

Thursday, August 1st 2013

very good

Thursday, August 8th 2013

Thanks James .you are excellent.
I enjoy your teaching.

Saturday, August 10th 2013

Grait lesson.

Hi, James

I love the way you teach it’s funny and useful.

thanks a lot


Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thanks for the funny lessons. Useful and soft way

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

I love your lessons Mr James

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Hi James,
helpful lesson, thanks a lot. You are a great teacher

Monday, March 31st 2014

good. thank

Thursday, April 10th 2014

thanking you sir .i like your way of teaching

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

I have learnt a lot from engvid by this time.Thanks all teachers . Bye

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you soooooo much it was useful for me

Saturday, July 19th 2014

Hello James..I hope You are going very well..Would tell me what is meaning of don’t be chicken..

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

I like it..

Saturday, October 4th 2014

goooooooooood 5/5

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

i like it. 5/5

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Tkans James! You are funny!

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Thanks James.

Friday, January 16th 2015

Thank you James,good lesson as always!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015


Sunday, February 15th 2015

I know the difference and the use of each one, but Is there a diferrence on the pronunciation?

Friday, April 17th 2015

This is the best website to learn english!

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

great James!!!

Saturday, June 6th 2015

Hi james you make it very easy to understand thank you

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Nice teaching… i learned alot…

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thank you sir

Sunday, December 13th 2015

thank you so much. it was great lesson.

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

Just to share, the drink with a worm in the bottom is not “tequila” but “mezcal”.

Thanks for your lesson.

Monday, July 18th 2016

Iam bilingual
I’ve bought alanguage book
I should find proper work by september
Good bye

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I keep commenting awesome…. Is it spam… I hope not

Friday, September 2nd 2016

I have always doubted of “by” as a preposition because sometimes it’s confused with “for”, especially with the Pronominal or Phrasal Verbs, e.g., “stand by” and “stand for”. Thanks a lot teacher James from EngVid.

Thursday, December 15th 2016

Thank you very much.

Sunday, July 30th 2017


Monday, December 25th 2017

thank you James very nice ,greet lesson
my scour is 5

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

You got 5 correct out of 5.

Monday, August 20th 2018

Thanks Mr. James!

Monday, March 18th 2019

So interesting hints! Thank you.

Thursday, February 20th 2020

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