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I yelled at my son for over an hour, but it had no _______ on his behaviour.

The movie The Fountain has very beautiful special _______.

Can you please speak louder? The loud music has ________ my hearing.

The drugs must be ________ her brain.

First comes the cause, then comes the _______.

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268 Comments on “Commonly Confused Words in English: EFFECT & AFFECT”

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I like your lesson..I learned a lot.thank you for very much.

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

    By all means mrs

    Saturday, March 25th 2017


Tuesday, May 11th 2010

    Oh, my God! Your Enghlish is so bad. Who has taught English grammar for you?

    Tuesday, June 8th 2010

      That’s why he’s here to learn and correct his grammar. He’s just being honest to himself and to everybody.Anyway,
      could you check your grammar and spelling if it’s correct before you post it ok?

      Friday, August 27th 2010

        yeah u r right

        Thursday, September 9th 2010

        hahahaha….. you’re right… he must look his/herself before he hurt someone….

        Wednesday, April 27th 2011

          i mean, he must look hiself before he hurts someone.

          Thursday, April 28th 2011

        Totally agree with your comment. The main reason why people come to this website is to improve their English practice and get it right in everyword they will say in the future. It’s better to only center on our own self without blaming to anyone’s mistake.

        Monday, September 17th 2012

          if you are a talented student why u r opening this website ha? stop to badly comment here .we like this web site and teachers so we r here and we know that we r getting good lesson by engvid teachers so we loved them

          Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

          i want to learn english.so i opened this side.

          Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

      Nguyns, I’m really/extremely/badly disappointed your reaction to Koug, because it may hurt her motivation toward English. So, its all i can suggest is, be kindness to others. Thank you

      Saturday, October 2nd 2010

        I agree. Everyone is here to learn, and each student is at a different level. There is no need to insult anyone here.

        Saturday, October 2nd 2010

        yeah you’re right

        Wednesday, April 27th 2011

      what are you doin’ here in the first place?? u think you’re so damn good in english? now get the hell out of here…..

      Wednesday, July 20th 2011

      who taught YOU english grammer

      Wednesday, February 1st 2012

    keep trying Koug… english isn’t my first language, too… it’s difficult but we do have patience, don’t we? so keep learning… good luck… ^^

    Wednesday, July 20th 2011

    I like your lesson I learned a lot. thank you for very much.

    Sunday, December 4th 2011

    you are not a teacher,but creature
    you are not a creature,but torch
    totally your seems one of the NATURES

    Friday, March 30th 2012

      R 4 Regular
      E 4 Ever
      B 4 Brilliant
      E 4 Excellent
      C 4 coach
      C 4 computer
      A 4 A 2 Z in english

      Friday, March 30th 2012

    that’s okay and he;ll learn

    Tuesday, October 1st 2013

I like very much your way of teaching it´s so clear I don´t have any problem uderstanding.
I would like you to help me clarify this doubt
that I have when verbs are used as nouns specially at the beginning of sentences
like for example “Swimming is good exercise”,
“working ten years in the mine was enough”
“To sleep in is a luxury” and “To be able to read is important” But what if I say “To swim is a good execise” or “sleeping is a luxury”
when do I have to use “to” or “ing” with the noun?.
I would be very grateful if you help me solve
this doubt.
thank you very munch.

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

May you answer this question, please? Is it right to make a difficult exam for my students to master English or not? I’m a teacher from Egypt. I always prefer difficult tests. what’s your opinion?

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

    Interesting question. In the classroom, I try to take the responsibility on myself to teach so clearly that my students can do well on any test. I prefer to motivate through positive reinforcement; if the tests are too hard and the students get low marks, that could turn them off English forever or leave them with the self-image of being poor learners of languages. I prefer to set it up so that they take small steps and succeed at each stage so they develop the self-confidence, which is so necessary to master the new language. I also think we, as teachers, have to find many creative ways to correct students until they get it right!

    Hope this helps. All the best to you, Kamel.

    Monday, July 26th 2010

      I agree…. ^^

      Wednesday, July 20th 2011

      Rebecca,You are a good teacher

      Friday, July 22nd 2011

      rebecca you are the best to teach

      Saturday, November 29th 2014

      That is why you are a great teacher,you are not only teaching us English knowledge,but also how to be a good person,thanks so much Rebecca
      love you so much

      Thursday, December 8th 2016

I now know the difference between the two words … thanks for your efforts EngVid team, you’re having a great effect on our english improvement

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

Thanks so much…

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

thank you

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

robbeca i like your teaching method

please can you send me more example about ago and before.

this is very confusing propostion

any english my second language

and ineed also affect and effect

thank you very much and i apriciate

God bless you!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

    Please check my video on Commonly Confused Words in English: Before and Ago

    Here are some more examples:

    I left home a few minutes ago.
    We finished dinner half an hour ago.
    I used to go out with him many years ago.

    I went to the gym before going to lunch.
    He called me from the airport before his flight took off.

    Jack’s poor diet affected his health.
    Jack’s poor diet had a negative effect on his health.

    All the best to you!

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

thanks a lot, i really happy that i found this web site :):):

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

Thanks a lot, i really happy for understanding confused words. :)

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

thank u for your lesson i learn a lot

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

I love all your lesson, they are always very clear and interesting.
Today I found this sentence in the news “What went wrong at the oil rig?” I would like if you could to talk about of the structure of that sentence.
Thank you a lots

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

Thank for u learning

Thursday, May 13th 2010

If a got 100% in the quiz, Mrs. Rebecca is a great theacher, Thank a lot.

Thursday, May 13th 2010

    I think Ishmael is a great and humble student. Congratulations and all the best to you.

    Monday, July 26th 2010

This is a very good web site. I want to know this is a free online course or paid. Can you tell me about this course as well as How can I improve my spoken and written english. Have you any step by step programme.
p singh

Thursday, May 13th 2010

    1. It’s FREE.
    2. There is no step-by-step program here yet. Just go to the ALL ENGLISH LESSONS page, and select WRITING and SPEAKING classes to study when you have time.

    Good luck with your studies.

    Thursday, May 13th 2010

Good lesson Rebbeca!!!

Friday, May 14th 2010

The word effect can be a verb and it can also be noun.

Smoking can adversely affect health.

Quitting may effect an improvement.

Friday, May 14th 2010

    Please ignore my comment.

    Friday, May 14th 2010

    Yes, at an advanced level, we can speak about “effecting a change” as in causing a change to happen.

    Most ESL students are confused by the more common usage of the two words though; hence, the lesson.

    Thanks for your contribution.

    Monday, July 26th 2010

gr8 teaching method!

Friday, May 14th 2010

The word effect can be a verb.

Smoking can adversely effect health.
Quitting may effect an improvement.

Effect is also a noun.

Smoking can have an adverse effect on health.

Friday, May 14th 2010

    Wrong: Smoking can adversely effect health.

    Right: Smoking can adversely affect health.

    Sorry about not proof reading before I click on the submit button.

    Saturday, May 15th 2010

yes, it`s nice . i took 4 out of 5. so i am very well

Friday, May 14th 2010

Basically The quizz is not quite difficult, however it’s a good lesson !

Friday, May 14th 2010

thanks for this coz first time both meaning clear to i.

Friday, May 14th 2010

good lesson

Friday, May 14th 2010

can u tell me when to use was and were

he was playing
they were playing

what were u doing?

Saturday, May 15th 2010

hello i am khalid ali from kurdistan in iraq.i like all your lessons very much i like learning english so much god bye

Sunday, May 16th 2010

very helpful
Really, I love your site
Thank you Rebecca

Sunday, May 16th 2010

Thanks a lot.

Sunday, May 16th 2010

hi really nice!!!! i want to improve my communication skill. i’m having a shy n hesitation to talk with others!!! can u tell me how????

Monday, May 17th 2010

    Practice speaking every chance you get! Don’t worry about making mistakes – it is through our mistakes that we learn and grow. No shame necessary. Listen, read, write, sing, dance and joke in English. Surround yourself with the language whenever you can and you will make good progress

    All the best!

    Monday, July 26th 2010

thanks for help me….

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

thank’s alot

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

thanks love i had problem with these two words but now it sorted

Thursday, May 20th 2010

can u please tell me which of the following 2 sentences is right:
1-there is something affects my feeling
2-there is something affect my feeling
i mean my question is about the 3rd person present singular
which one of them is right???

Thursday, May 20th 2010

    Sorry, but both sentences are incorrect the way they are.

    You could say,
    A horror movie affects me negatively.
    Horror movies affect me negatively.

    The form of the verb depends on the subject of the sentence.

    Good luck, Ahmed.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

Thank you very much.This lesson is useful,so I love engVid.
Please tell me how to improve new vocablary.
Thanks again from japan.

Monday, May 24th 2010

    There are so many ways. You could read, listen, play word games, do simple crosswords and take an active interest in words. With news items, you could start by just reading headlines, then the first paragraph of different news stories, then later perhaps the whole story. If there is some “breaking news” on TV, they will keep on repeating the story and this gives you a chance to hear new vocabulary many times in context and learn it.

    All the best to you!

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010


Monday, May 24th 2010

i have lear a lot here thanks!!

Monday, May 24th 2010

Thank you a lot. It’s really useful for me.

Friday, May 28th 2010

Thank you Rebecca

Saturday, May 29th 2010

thank you so much

Saturday, May 29th 2010

This lesson had a good effect to me.
Im very gratful. Thanks a bundle!

Sunday, May 30th 2010

Thnx alot

Saturday, June 5th 2010







Monday, June 7th 2010

Thank you for posting these videos, Rebecca. I wanted to ask you about the IELTS exam. Well, it may not be the most suitable place/website to inquire but after watching your videos and noticing your response to other comments I assume you might be the right person to refer to.
In one video you mentioned that in the IELTS exam one must be able to speak/write/understand British English. I have no problems with that. My concerns are about my accent. I have developed an American accent. So, basically, will my accent in any certain ways influence my SPEAKING part’s results (even though my grammar is good)?

Tuesday, June 8th 2010

    Sorry if I gave you that impression.

    No, it does not matter what kind of accent you have on the IELTS exam. What matters is how correctly and fluently you speak.

    What I meant was that you will hear British accents on the listening part of the IELTS, and they also use some specifically British English expressions or vocabulary so you must be familiar with these.

    If you speak with correct grammar, you can get a good score, no matter what accent you have.

    All the best to you, Oskars!

    Monday, July 26th 2010

Thanks to all of you for this noble work.
I am improving my daily English with the help of engvid without any cost, which is a great help for me.I just pray for all of you for such a noble cause.
Ishaque Khan, Pakistan

Sunday, June 20th 2010

Thank You . I like your Lessons

Saturday, July 3rd 2010

Thanks Rebecca

Wednesday, July 7th 2010


Tuesday, July 20th 2010


Wednesday, July 21st 2010

My thanks to all for your thanks!

Monday, July 26th 2010

hello Rebecca i really like all the lessons that u gave.my Q is what is needed 4 to get tofel exam.including educational level thanks to u rebecca.ethiopia

Thursday, July 29th 2010

Hello Rebecca ! Your very nice disposition have had a good effect on me. If I’m not writing well,that affects me badly. Sorry I’ve done only a joke ! It’s o.k. ?

Thursday, July 29th 2010

You are really good teacher..
I like the way of your teaching. It is very clear and nice. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, August 1st 2010

This is a great wibside. In some videos teacher said that We can ask the teacher about the lesson on http://www.engvid.com. May you please tell how. I pressed the new user up on the right corner of the screen. I entered my username and my email. But how can I know my password. In addition can I make a chating with the teacher and how?

Wednesday, August 4th 2010

    You can ask your question right here, zoka!
    If you registered, you will get your password via email. You cannot chat with teachers currently.

    Wednesday, August 4th 2010

Your lesson has a great effect on my English progress. Is it correct Prof?
Thank you

Sunday, August 8th 2010

You are the good teacher. I like your explaining the meaning of confusing words.

Friday, August 13th 2010

Very accessible and interesting!

Monday, August 16th 2010

ur lesson is very interesting
i very like many ur lessons. i hope to be friend with U via xuvirus96@yahoo.com so that i can improve my engish

Saturday, August 21st 2010

Your lesson is very nice and it helps me lot.

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

hi robeca could you please write the firsy sntence that you use for show affect and effect you said smokin ……. i did not get the last word can you wrte me the sentence thanks

Sunday, September 5th 2010

Easy and fastest way to learn english form home at your own pace.Thanks!

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

Is this sentence is correct:-
1)This radical changes can(or Could)affect

Thursday, September 9th 2010

Is this sentence is correct:-
1)This radical changes can(or Could) affect views of general public toward govt.
2)We are being effected or affected(?) by the financial Crisis.

How we can use effect as a verb?

Thursday, September 9th 2010

could you tell me when we use can/cuold, may/might, must/have to. what are the differences between them.

Thursday, September 9th 2010

I couldn’t believe that I watched your video on the ‘Affect’ and ‘Effect”. After watching your video on the ‘Affect’ which is a Verb, and ‘Effect’ which is a Noun, I can see the whole picture like a puzzle. You explained how to use these two words so clear, and making English so simple and easy to learn and understand is a fond experience. I appreciate you very much.

Friday, September 10th 2010

You always inspire me! Love you all there! Thanks a lot.

Saturday, September 11th 2010

I have always confused with these 3 words: lay, laid, lie. Can you please help me to understand when I suppose to use these words correctly in writing or speaking?

Sunday, September 12th 2010

I have understood bt still bit confuse

Friday, September 17th 2010

I love this website although my English isn’t very poor. I guess, my English level now isn’t lower than Intermediate, but still being quite far from Advanced.
Rebecca, your lessons are so clear, your English is perfect – both the pronunciation and the content of speech. Well done!
P.S. I’m from Ukraine.

Saturday, September 18th 2010

very good, thank you, good

Monday, September 20th 2010

hello,Rebecca: This is Peggy from Taiwan!
I really love your teaching on every lesson.
You are such a great teacher who have passion in teaching English! hahaha~I am already your fan:) thank you so much! by the way…This webside is really useful in learning English:)

Monday, September 27th 2010

hi rebecca, thank’s for the lesson. actually till now i couldn’t understand for affect and effect. could you please explain with a simple way to me, perhaps i can understand more.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

thank’s Rebecca

Timor Leste

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

You are the best English teacher I ever met.
Thanks a lot dear teacher-Rebecca

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

I like ur teaching, thank all heap.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

what a good lesson. it helps me a lot. thanks. i like your lesson much.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Now, I know how to use “affect” and “effect”. Thanks a lot!

Thursday, October 14th 2010

thank you so much for this beautiful lesson , it opened my eyes, i used these two expessions before instinctively but now i understood the rule when and where they are used thank you so much rebecca with all my best wishes to you

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Hi lectur, my name Chea, i am Cambodian, i apriciated your way of teaching.I would like ask you one request. Being good lecuture, what kid of approach, principle being used? I am sorry, my english is not good

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

I do like this website. It looks common, but it’s not common. You can touch by yourself.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

smoking has bad effect on my health ,so i must stop it.
thank you rebecca for this beautiful lesson.
all the best wishes to you from morocco

Thursday, October 21st 2010

dear rebeca,
i feeling this lesson is very difficult, can u tell me one more examples by using the word ‘affect” and “effect”.

Sunday, October 24th 2010

My thanks to all for your thanks!

Monday, October 25th 2010

I would like to congratulate you for your videos, they are very well made. For the lesson concerning Affects and effect, I would like to have the text of your example because there are some words that j’ have difficulty in seize. Thank you

Saturday, October 30th 2010

Hello Rebecca,
I would like to congratulate you for your videos, they are very well made. For the lesson concerning Affects and effect, I would like to have the text of your example because there are some words that i dont understand. Thank you

Monday, November 1st 2010

you know i do not know how to thank you but thanks a lot for what you do teacher , all the best

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

hi ma’am.. thanks for the teaching.. i really like the way you teach… i become more clearly to differentiate between affect and effect after i watched this video.. :)
Thank you very much..

Sunday, November 14th 2010

Dear rebeca,
really, thank you very much for your easily understanding methods

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

hi thanks

Thursday, November 18th 2010

can i get answer please ?’i have many words but i cannot use them in the speaking please how i can speak fluently with different words that i have ?

Thursday, November 18th 2010

I really do like your way of teaching and want to say thank you for giving us an opportunities to learn so many things. i do have one small problem that i have tried to do test online but i could not get where to go and how ? it would be greatly appreciated if you or anyone help me how to take test ? thank you

Best wishes

Friday, November 19th 2010

    You should see the quiz just under the video, and above the comments. If you don’t see it, you may be using a very old browser, or have javascript turned off. Please update to a modern browser like Chrome.

    Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

thanks for your lesson it was so easy to understand . thanks again.

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Rebecca, thank’s a lot . These lessons helped me so much in my preparing the TOEFL.

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Rebecca, I’m preparing ibt TOEFL exam. My english level is intermediate, and if you don’t mind could you tell me approximately how much time I need to practise thoroughly to reach 80 on ibt TOEFL? Thank’s in advance

Sunday, November 21st 2010

    please reply me

    Saturday, November 27th 2010

Thanks it’s very helpfull for me
thanks a lot

Friday, November 26th 2010

Can we downlod the vedios

Friday, November 26th 2010

    No, sorry.

    Friday, November 26th 2010

I like your videos. I started the lessons a week ago and I have learned more than the school. Thanks

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Thank you so much Robaca I don’t how to thank you for All yours lesoson but I need you to hlpe my for two word befor and age woh I use this word .I say Thank you so sooooooooooo much again and thanks alote thank kindly

Monday, December 6th 2010

thanks rebecca
you teach very clearly,i have been lerninig english for many years , still i have problems when i talk and write in english.youe lessons help me to over come those barriers.

Saturday, December 11th 2010

THANKS Rubecca!!!but still i have just bit conffusion

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

    Jassi, the difference between the words: affect and effect, is effect is a more generalized idea, for example: People smoke Marijuana for the effect of it.” I may also mention that you could think of effect as bringing about something or a cause. Oppose to affect is more direct towards a individual, yet you must remember that affect most of the time deals with a emotion. Think of affecting having a more particular cause to support it.
    For example, “Ben like’s the affect of sparkles in his hair.”
    Usually what I do is think of their parts of speech. It’s alot more simplistic than you think. I usually do is condense it in a way my mind can absorb, and grasp it :D Hope this helps.
    Best wishes :D

    Sincerely- katz

    Sunday, December 19th 2010

You definitely explained these concepts, clearly, and concisely I had no idea these to very similar words had such a vast difference! hahhah exciting! This is a must to learn. Even-though many may understand just fine. It’s still good to make sure and go over this lesson just to instill confindence within yourself.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

It was a nice lesson. I had been cleared since i watched this lesson.

Thursday, January 13th 2011

Thank you very much, it’s really great lesson.
I asked someone he speak English well about the different but he could’t explain to me
but now I knew the different exactly

Saturday, January 15th 2011

Thanks teacher!! :)
Just i want to know the phrase that you said when you want to correct somthing (exactly 2.20 minute) ? thanks! :)

Sunday, January 30th 2011

hi Rabbeca madam ur way of teaching is very very nice mindblowing..ilove ur way of teaching.

Friday, February 11th 2011

i was confused bet these words ..
thx alot 4 ur explanation <3

Sunday, February 13th 2011

Hello Rebecca,

Thank you for the lesson on this pair of frequently confused words. Students do often make mistakes using ‘effect’ and ‘affect’ interchangeably as they often do not realise that these words belong to two different parts of speech.

My question is about two other FCW(frequently confused words): presumption and assumption. The IELTS Vocabulary books often place them in the FCW section. I have checked the English monolingual dictionaries and honestly failed to find the difference. Could you please explain it? These are two sentences I have in my IELTS book:
1. They raised taxes on the assumption that it would help control spending.
2. It’s sheer presumption for the government to suggest things have improved since they came to power.

Is it about the difference in meaning, combinability or something else?

I’m not sure that it is the right place to ask new questions. Could you please also tell me where I could do so on your website?

Thanks a lot in advance. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Monday, February 14th 2011

to my dearest rebecca,
In my country english is the second foreign language after French and most of the students like Englesh better than French just we are facing a big problem when dealing with a situation of integration students find it hard to build up a paragraph or making a report ,so we need your lovely and fruitful techniques bye all the best greetings

Tuesday, March 1st 2011

thanks! i have a test tomorrow

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011


you are very good teacher and your voice is very clear and sweet.
a lot of thanks for your lectures

Saturday, March 5th 2011

that is nice explain thanks all learner

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

I really learned a lot with all lessons. but I still need more to learn, can you please explain more ways to communicate with examples.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

Hai Rebecca… I am an English student of STKIP Hamzanwadi in Indonesia… My lecturer suggested me this website… Your teaching is excellent. One thing that I want to ask to you. How can i motivate my friends to learn English in the fun way, so they can clearly and easily receive the English lessons in the class especially in grammar, because most of my friends were very confuse in learning grammar. hmm… So do I… hehehehe.

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

Now I know.

Monday, April 18th 2011

Thank U so much Mrs Rebecca . Honestly, your lessons have a great effect on my English.

Friday, April 22nd 2011

Thank you soo much….we want more..

Friday, April 29th 2011

hi,teacher i can’t understand te samples on the words,effet and affet

Thursday, May 19th 2011

Hi Rebacca! Your lessons are very useful for me as we are moving to next month.Thank you so much.

Thursday, May 19th 2011

Hi Rebacca! Your lessons are very helpful for me. Thanks so much. I have difficulty in greeting people on special occasions such as wedding anniversary or retirement with appropriate words. could you please help me.

Thursday, May 19th 2011

thank you very much for your excellent lessons, I hope you to keep on and help us. God bless you for ever.

Monday, May 23rd 2011

Thank you again! Hope to be able sometime to talk with you, live :). See you soon!

Monday, May 23rd 2011

hay vai~ =))

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

very helpful, thanks rebecca

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

I am clearly on your program. Its really help me in using english.

Monday, July 4th 2011

i learned enough from this lesson.
thank you

Friday, July 8th 2011

Hello Rebecca
I’ve a quetion concerning with this lesson. Can I use ”affect,, “”effect,, also in positieve situation?
All the best yo you,

Thursday, July 14th 2011


Monday, July 18th 2011

i like it,thanks rebecca its helpful for me and for others.

Sunday, July 24th 2011

please teacher can you advice me i am beginner in english i wont be good in english what the solution i study every day in this site can you tell me what i can do it again thanks

Thursday, July 28th 2011

Thank u Rebecca for this lesson, now i can distinguish between affect & effect very well, thank u very much again

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

thanks you .

Sunday, August 7th 2011

rebecca, you r a good teacher

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

i like your lessons

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

thank you very much for hellping me to inprove my english

Sunday, August 28th 2011

Great lesson thanks..

Tuesday, September 13th 2011

its still too confusing to me :(

Friday, October 7th 2011

I am happy since I know this web, I listen to videos everyday, thanks for your explaining them

Friday, October 7th 2011

what can i say, your really a good teacher. thanks! :)

Friday, October 14th 2011

Thank you Ms. Rebecca for doing such a great job I really enjoy your lessons.

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Thank you teacher.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

Could someone clear my confusion please…Firstly, what is the last word that Rebecca have said, “smoking affected the condition of his xxxxx”…what is the xxxxx?
secondly,regarding on the quiz above, “The drugs must be affecting her brain”..why do we use “affecting” instead of “affected”?does affecting was a gerund or a verb?
Please help somebody help me…

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Thanks a lot for this lesson ….

Friday, December 23rd 2011

Wow, great! thanks

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

thank you very much

Sunday, January 1st 2012

totaly sucks

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Hi Rabicca , its very good to hear you online i got my confussion off,you realy inpired me and my admirration is with you, I am there fore cordily inviting here you in pakistan particulerly Swat vally, you will see the people’s hospitalities and eagernes to learn english,if you could please accept my humbleness ,thanks

Saturday, January 21st 2012

Hi, Rebecca!
I am a Middle School student and this movie has helped my understanding of Affect and Effect.

I was just wondering; are the sentences ‘Car exhaust AFFECTED her by giving her lung cancer’ and ‘Developing lung cancer was the EFFECT of inhaling car exhaust’ grammatically correct?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Very good lesson I got 5/5 ;)

Friday, April 13th 2012

thank u .its very helfful to me.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

very beaytiful mam.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

your way of teaching is amazing

Monday, April 16th 2012

good team , good staff and good lessons thanks you all my teachers …

Thursday, April 19th 2012

This lesson is quite interesting since through it one is able to clearly understand the difference between the words AFFECT and EFFECT. Besides all, the teacher shows a great ability on teaching grammar points. I do like this very amusing way of teaching English you have presented to us.
P.S. – By the way, how could I improve my listening in English?

Francisco Antonio Ramos de Araújo
São José dos Campos city
State of São Paulo

Friday, April 20th 2012

You made it very clear, thank you. I think others would like to know better about how to use :
some time
some times
better, thank you so much, I would make so much tea for you. I am from Taiwan, an island near Hong Kong, the people here are Chinese, but we don’t live in China.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

dear teacher,will you please tell me the difference between life and live?

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

my quiz was a 100% correct

Sunday, May 13th 2012

very good but i want to know about the direct and indirect speeches please help me about this topic.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

It’s a God blessing that such type of people are present in our world. God bless them.

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Bravo !

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

like your lesson! thanks rebeka!

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

thank you so much for this great lesson

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

hi, Thank you for your way to teaching is good.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thanks Rebecca,Your’re a great teacher .Have a good one .

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Hi dear teacher
Your lecture is cool. I have a suggestion please teach us with written examples.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

You scored 5 out of 5.”

woow.. I am a good student.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Hello Rebecca,

You’ve very well explained the difference between ‘affect’ and ‘effect’. These are the two words out of so many words people wrongly use at different places.

Thanks a lot for the kind guidance.


Friday, September 21st 2012

Tnx a Zillion for such a helpful lessons…

Friday, October 26th 2012

Thank you very much Rebecca.
I’m really really happy.
actually i performed the quiz, i have got this mark:
‘You got 5 correct out of 5.:D’

Sunday, December 16th 2012

thanks a lot.Now I know the difference between these two words

Friday, December 28th 2012


Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Affect and Effect — that’s a good lesson.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Dear Rebecca,
I am 60 years old and I am tryng learn English by myself( no regular courses). Although not yet understand everything you say , your lessons help me so much. Thanck you very much!

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Rebecca, thank you for this lesson! Please tell me if there are any differences between affect and influence…

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Hi Rebecca,
your lesson is helpful for everyone but I have my opinion that you should be got more example & more explain the meaning. This is very important because negative effect mean effect or no effect.

Friday, April 26th 2013

one more question
could you explain for me to pronoun affect is a’ not ei and effect is i’ not e.
thanks again

Friday, April 26th 2013

Thanks a lot. God bless you.

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Thanks a lot. God bless you.

Sunday, May 26th 2013

This lesson is good, for me not that much clear :(

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thank you very much for your lesson.
Could you please let me know difference between “affect” and “influence”?

Friday, June 14th 2013

I was always confused to use these words. So, I would like to watch video lesson for this. Thank you very much in advance.

Friday, June 14th 2013

you are really great teacher .you always touch the important parts in Eenglish that students really need.Thank you very much

Saturday, August 10th 2013

please could you tell us how we can avoid spilling mistakes.this is my problem. I am English student and I need band 6 to enter my college

Saturday, August 10th 2013

Staying up all night has a strong effect on my concentration :(

Monday, September 9th 2013

My salutation

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks for the helpful&an effective lesson, and I got 4/5.
Mam! can u correct this translated sentences by me? Is this correct mam? can you correct me?

In every villages has spread the knowledge of technology’, that we did not come to know.We didn’t accept their skill in a proper manner.

Monday, October 21st 2013

Dear rebbeca, could you tell me these two sentences are correct or incorrect please?1.Practicing English daily affected to be a good English speaker. 2.Drinking water has a positive effect for a healthy life.Thank you very much.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Dear Rebeca
Thank you very much for teaching online like this. This is very awesome and I am very impressed to study with you.

Monday, November 18th 2013

thanks Rebeca
You are a great ***teacher****

Thursday, January 30th 2014

i like your video very much. it’s very useful for me.now i can remember that:”affect” is a verb and ” effect” is a noun . right?

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Dear Rebecca, I’m sure that your lessons have positive effect on our studying English. Many thanks!

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Hello teacher Rebecca! I am so excited of teaching.I have got 100.Many thanks

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Hi Rebecca, thank you very much. Your lessons help me a lot.
take care

Saturday, March 29th 2014

hi my friend how ar you

Monday, April 7th 2014

thanking you so much

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

100 % it means you made me understand. Thanks

Sunday, May 18th 2014

I like your lesson but I still cant get it.

Sunday, November 16th 2014

watching your lesson is the best way to learn English
I understood difference between words of both
The effect of global warming on humans will be bad
The global warming will affect on humans

Saturday, November 29th 2014

realy helpful REBA, Thanx…………

Friday, February 6th 2015

1-Getting more weight will affect my health adversely.
2-More weight will have a negative effect on my health.

Do these examples work correctly?

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Hi. Thank you very much.
I have a question. Could you tell me what is the differences between law and rule?

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Learn on engvid has a positive effect on my memory. :-)
Best regards.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

am very pour in englihs spellings can any one suggest me how to improve then

Friday, June 12th 2015

Hi teacher, thank you very much for this lesson. I have just a question, even though not related to this lesson. However, it is a doubt I would like to solve:

In this sentence: the drugs must be affecting her brain. why do you use the verb to be and the ing form? Thank you very much.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

thanks Mr.Rebecca :)

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thank you so much.

Sunday, January 17th 2016

thanks for your teaching, Rebecca. this is the one of the useful video.

Friday, February 5th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

i did it thank you Rebecca. stop insulting mistake always makes you prefect do not judge any body here

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

i did it thank you Rebecca. stop insulting practice always makes you prefect do not judge any body here.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

I like your lesson..I learned a lot.thank you for very much. I want learn English with you!!! How do I?

Sunday, September 11th 2016

thank u

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Yey! I got perfect score! Thank you again teacher Rebecca! God bless you! :)

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thanks a lot, Ms. Rebecca.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Thank you very much my dear teacher. The lesson had a useful effect on me and I have been affected by that.

Thursday, June 8th 2017

Thank you Ms Rebecca

Monday, July 31st 2017

thanks Rebecca for this topic, I had problems with this subject before watching this video, but now I get 5 correct out of 5

Monday, November 13th 2017

I got 100! Thanks very much!

Sunday, November 26th 2017


Friday, December 22nd 2017

to effect isn’t a verb? What happen e.g. with “the new law effected big changes” or “the protests effected a change”?

Sunday, January 28th 2018


Sunday, February 25th 2018

I’ve been confusing this two words all the time. But your way of teaching affected my understanding. That has a useful effect on me.

Sunday, April 29th 2018

You got 5 correct out of 5.

thank you so much.

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

hi Rebbeca I’m Mohamed from Egypt UR are my good teacher indeed I love all of UR lessons .

Thursday, July 5th 2018

thank you

Friday, October 26th 2018

Thank you for the clarity, I was not able to differentiate the meaning between these two words.

Saturday, January 19th 2019

5 correct out of 5. Thanks to Rebecca

Sunday, February 24th 2019

Thank you Ms. Rebecca.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019

Thank you mam for your wonderful lesson!you explained very clearly.this lesson affects me a lot.

Sunday, June 7th 2020

Thank you!!

Thursday, June 18th 2020

may many thanks, please we need more lesson about vocabulary

Friday, July 3rd 2020

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