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Hello James .
Thank for this lesson .


thanks james teacher for the lesson


Nice lesson James and spectaculer explanation. Thank’s, you are very cool.


Hello world! Hello James! First of all, thanks for your lesson.
I have a question
Can I say “Please leave the book on the table”?
That’s correct too?


    Yes, you can.


      you can say also put it down on the table


        Do you mean, ” you can also say, put it down on the table”….:)


Thank you very much James!!
This lesson was really useful for me, specially the lie/lay part ;)
Thanks for making it easy and fun!


Great lesson ! Thanks


I enjoyed. That is very useful and helpful. Great.


Fantastic! You make easy even the most difficult topics…! You are one of the best teacher I’ve ever had…! Thank you very much, James…!


Thank you it was a marvellous lesson I’ve got a lot from it .
If anyone feels practicing his aptitude of English with me please
Be in touch with me on my Whatsapp .
:”+201007697665 “

hossam desouky

Dear James,
Thanks for the good lesson. Now I have clearly understood their different meanings and their usage in English. English language is a funny but truly interesting language to learn.


It’s a useful lesson :-) thank you very much!!!


Nice one! Thanks, James!


it was difficult.but we learned a lot.great thanks


Thanks to you I understood the different meanings between these five verbs and I had got nine points at the quiz. Thank you.


thank you James, it’s a very useful video.


    and this video raises our knowledge :D


you are a great teacher


can you do a lesson of street slang

The Game847

I’ve watched several videos of this topic before. And only you made it clear for me! Thank you!


great lesson


Thank you for making It so easy to understand


Hi Jamse,
you are awesome….. great lesson …great explanation


Thanks James for this lesson, it is very interesting. It was a little bit confusing for me, those verbs are a bit hard to learn, but you cleared it up for me.


First of all , a lot of thanks to u Sir for the inevitable information . let me come to the point, here i have got a doubt which is not related to this topic.Even then, I hope the doubt i have will be revealed by you. the doubt is like this -” what are the things we want follow while learning English ?” how can we change the question mentioned above from interrogative sentences to assertive sentences. I think whether it can be changed as this – They want to get to know what the things are we want follow while learning English or They get to know what the things we want follow while learning English are .please define which of these is the right one and elaborate why it is so. Hope you will correct it. Sir ,I have asked many but no one has given me the answer. please consider this as important.


Yes,yes and once more yes! You are the best teacher!)


Thanks a lot, James.Exellent job.However, I have an issue with this sentence “I got a pay raise last week”. I think “a pay rose by itself”, and not I raised the pay.Sorry,I really got mixed up))It’s really difficult for me to understand


    “Raise” as a noun means “salary increase”, that’s why we say “pay raise”. Just remember that, very simple.


      Thanks! Now I got it over. It’s really easy.


A very interesting lesson. thanks James for your efferts .


    may we help each other


Thanks a lot,James.Great lesson as usual.But I have a question about the word “rise”.I saw somebody use it as:”I’ve got a pay rise.”IS this usage correct?

phil qi

a nice lesson…


How interesting this lesson! Thank you James.


Very good lesson, James. Thanks.


James, you’re cool guy, I’d like to watch more your videos.)


you are a great teacher>> Can you please increase the visibility of the words on the blackboard in the video


Dear Sir, I got 100 out of 100. Thank you kindly.h

Briklend Handersson

Perfect lesson. Congratulation again.


Nice presentation…Thanks James!!!…


thaaaanks james, your lesson was perfect!


Mr. James, you’re such a great teacher! I really like the way you teach. I understand every lesson that you have. Keep up the good work sir. I do admire you

Jonalyn Atondag

thanks for your lesson Mr.Jame and Mr.E. It is very useful. Your lesson raise my english skill up.


At long last I have understood! 100%-score in the test!!! Thank you very much :)


Hello.thank you so much for a great teaching. learning with you is so fun.


I like this video very much because it helps us to figure out some similar words. James’s talking is very interesting and easy to understanding. I think it worth to share. I was shared it to my Facebook.


i wouldl like to go back this lesson

khadar Ahmed Ibrahim

Thank you for a really informative and useful lesson. No bad feelings, but I just want to inform you that in British English they say “pay rise”, not “pay raise”. So I think we, international English learners, can use both variations.


    He didn’t mention any phrasal verb (pay rise) – he was talking about simple verbs.

    He didn’t mention wages or salaries & the money we get – he was talking about
    prices & the money we pay.

    And finally he had no purpose to discuss british-american-languige-differences (which he is certainly aware of).

    pay rise = an increase in WAGE or SALARY (pay raise – N. American)

    raise = lift or move to a higher position or level (including prices) – James’ lesson point


Thank a lot! Your lessons are so intresting!

Kuanysh Zhakupov

Good lesson teacher, thank you!


James, you are a magnificent teacher. Incredible!




Thank you for your lesson, I learn something news and we will rise for the national anthem together.


Very difficult subject, but your lesson was so clear! Now I have to practice.
I suggest to prepare another lesson about same words, with new examples.
…Now the test ;-((
Thanks a lot, James!

Angela M.

Very interesting and fun lesson, James. Thanks a lot! Studying the topic, I found out that the verb lie (meaning not to tell the truth) is a regular verb. These words are really confusing!

Valderí Andrade

Thank you James,

Very difficult lesson I have ever had! Can you repeat it ?


Thank you so much Mr. James :)


Very good lesson!!Thanks!


    Yes. I agree with you… Good lesson. These are really confusing words when we are using them. If you would like to try your English language skills you would get in touch with me. No problem.

    John B

Do tell me the type of error and correction in this sentence?
we took a tent, a cooler, and a sleeping bag.


Great lesson, as usual. Thanks, Sir James.


Thanks James! you always make me laugh and learn!


It’s difficult for me but thank you, James


Very well explained, slow enough and comprehensible! :) I would only add that LIE in present participle is LYING. It’s tricky, so be careful:
She is lying in her bed. She was lying to me.


Hi James, Good lesson!
I’ve viewed your videos and I like a lot the way that you teach. Thanks!!!


Thanks Mr. James for your great and clear presentation about these often confused words!

It arose some initial doubts, but now I can lay my head on the pillows with relieve. You helped me a lot to finally understand the difference about these words, I am not lying.

Fabio Cicerre

Dear James Thank Your Very Much for Teaching nice lesson

Kirtisinh Jadeja

i got all correct , thanks James


Maybe English is a bit strange language but Russian is much much more crazier :)


    i have a strong sensation, that all languages have theirs particulars) it’s just why so tough to study forein language all in all. And yes – during time it takes for lerning forein language you really understand your own language much better (and mismatches in it respectly))


Hello! Thank you for an interesting lesson! It is difficult to use the words which are similar to each other.


I only get seven points at the quiz, it makes me feel disappointed. I think I should watch it again.


James , you’re awesome .

Arijit Nandi

Thank you so much for the lesson, Sir!


It was difficult but very useful, thanks.


FUNtastic lessons, James. Thank you!


Very good explanation!!!!


Thank you so much James for such a fun and handy lesson.


thanks a million….


It’s not easy for me . I can understand how to use these but I can’t pronounce it correctly. Thank you for your lesson.


Thank you 8/9 not bad being that I always get these words mixed up Thank you again


Your lectures are wonderful! May I have your e-mail address?

Sincerely yours,



Hey James! Thank you for the lesson. I wanted to tell you that you have great skills to teach. This topic is kind of difficult and you made it easier to learn. Keep doing this.


I needed to see the lesson two times, but now I learned it a little. Only practing a lot we will learn correctly.


Thank you so much james شكراً ♥


thanks it is really good


i just wanna say thank you! Thanks James


thank you james =} i got a 9 out of 9


I can’t help myself laughing that your expressions James. :)))))

God Bless you …


I love this guy already. He is awesome! :D
I’m looking forward to watch your other lessons, James!

I got 8 out of 9. Not that bad I think. :)


Great lesson, thanks a lot.
Would you mind explaining the differences of FEAR, AFRAID, SCARE, FRIGHTEN?
When to use these in a sentence?


Thank you. Jame


I hope that there is a way we can download your all your video lessons. so that we have the opportunity to review ourselves and will serve as our reference even if we are not online. Great lesson!! I got 8 out of 9 in the quiz!! whoah..


Great lesson. Thanks

Fabio do Nascimento

Yeah! Got a perfect on this one. Very well explined james. Thsnks james and Mr.E….


Thanks Jamie, but I have a question; “Please … your hand if you have a question” why is answer “raise” ?


It was such an interesting lesson!!! Thanks!


I love this lesson!

Qiu T

By the way, mag in hands of James – is it a hiden advertisment?


    I am 99.9% sure we are not getting any extra money for this. :P

    engVid Moderator

:)) it was a joke of course! I didn’t mean anything) Although my sentence was in a bit of provocative way, i admit


you are the best James.
Thank you for this important lesson.

diala samadeh

Hi James! I really enjoy watching your videos. You teach with love and this is very contagious.
I’ve been studying for an Exam in English (TKT) and I need to solve a doubt, if possible.
In one of the exercises, I had to choose the correct option about the uses of grammatical structures. The sentence was: I don’t know “if” he’s coming.
The options were:
a) talk about a condition
b) discuss a doubt
c) introduce a reported question
The right answer is letter C, but I really DID NOT understand WHY.
Could you help me, please?
Thank you very much.

Larissa Pelicer

I do agree with the rest of the comments and must congratulate you for this lesson. It has clarified the words explained, usually confusing for non English natives. Score 9 out of 9 with some tiny help of notes. ;P. Let me encourage you with other difficult English words!.


Thank you James ….


James, you are great. Thanks a lot for this class!!!!


Thank you James for really alive presentation of the lesson.


Thank you James. You are wonderful to teach !


You are an amazing teacher! Congrats for your good work! It’s easier because you are funny!

Junior Samenezes

Love it! I basically laughed the whole time because it was so funny! God bless you James!


Thanks a lot for this lesson! Many of my questions about these words have dissapeared!

Olga 555

very nice lesion


8/9 Thank you James. Good lesson. Lay or lie that is the question(№3)!


Is the next example correct?:
Something arose at the moment we rose for the national anthem, a woman raised her kid on her shoulders and he fell down.

thank you!


This lesion is very useful.
Thank you!


Mr E is so cute!


Very useful. I have to admit I’m still doing mistakes with words like that (similar words), when I have to use them NOW (quickly).


MrJames, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Mark Viana

To come up is the synonym of “arise”, “occur”, “happen”, and etc. For example, whatever comes up, we will be ready and handle it as possible as we can. Right? Is there anyone who can correct me? Thank you.


wow, i got 9/9!
i did choose the words with confidence. and now i found i had choose them never knowing “why”.
thanks James, again! great teacher!


Thanks James, Now! I got everything…I’ll keep it on mind. Raise these kind of lessons.


Awesome teaching style man i liked u


It’s my pleasure to take this class


Thank you


Thank you James, got 9 out of 9. :D
You’re a good teacher and I laugh a lot with your explanation :))


10 out of 10 correct. Thank you James


Thanks, I need practice it, but is easy to comprehension with your kind of class, thank you again.


I got perfect score,thank you.


thank you for the lesson;you make english so easy and funny.


Oh, they were very confusing words for me but not anymore.
Thank you hoss. Have a lovely day:)

Erhan Konak

Honestly You’re the best teacher I’ve ever seen


Thank you for the lesson, James! You have chosen very well this subject, since the foreingners usually get confused with theses words. Besides, I know another meaning for the verb “raise” related to animals. For example: “They raise chickens and pigs in that farm”.

Eduardo França

You are very artistic, James, and, as a consequence, “understandable”. Your explanations are easy for understanding and fun. I enjoy watching the lessons sort of that. Thank you!


Hello everybody!
What about being my pen pal? I think it’s an opportunity to improve our english levels.
More then, I can tech you, an interested person, the Russian language (if you want, of cource).
We also can become colleagues, may become friends and etc.
I just learn the English, but learners can help to up each other’s knowledges.
And a friendship with foreingers is the most beautiful thing!
What do you say, humans? Give me your answers: golikov.zabvevatel@yandex.ru


    Hello, Danila! I am also looking for a person who I can practise my English with. Are you interested in speaking by Skype? I will send you an e-mai now. See you!

    Eduardo França

Hi James! Thank you very much ! You are a excellent teach!

Ana Privat

thank you very much


You are very funny and we love you too!


it’s a very good lesson. thank you very much


OMG. after many views I got this lesson.. So good! So hard!

Cristiana Titi

it won’t be enough how i thank you for this lesson. Because, finally i grasped this what are the differences among these words; lie,lay, rise and raise. And i am sharing same thought with you about this guy probably dead who has invented english. Darn tootin he’d laugh ass off. And i’ve been wondering since that day i’ve arisen out of my mother’s womb, who was this guy? Of course i am lying from where i lay down. i am not wondering this guy. if i were him, i’d do same thing. Also my best wishes is going to him for that. :) i’d like to rise out of my couch but i just lay my laptop on the table and watched your lesson. Again, thank you, that was one of those your funny and educative videos. i just tried what i learnt today. i didn’t want to be mean. ;)


i love the way you teach..you are raising my english…


Dear Teacher,
I am confused the way of use of two words: Degree Celsius and Celsius Degree.
Before, i used Celsius degree but,sometimes, people say that it’s Degree Celsius. So, I don’t know exactly which one is correct. Besides that, in Oxford Dictionary, it’s Celsius degree.
But it said that this is used for Kelvin scale only.
Could you please explain to me which one is correct?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you very much.

Sophia Hoang

Thank you James for your lesson. It has been helping me a lot.

Carol Prado

9/9.James, I am very thankful for the lesson and your clear and professional explanation.


thanks for the lesson it helps me so much


I love the material, however the test seemed to be too easy for me. It did not include past forms of “lay” and “lie” :(


hi, James.. Can you teach bout “Arise” again?


Excellent lesson James, Thanks a lot


During the quizz, a question arose in my mind (is this sentence correct?)
Why is the answer to number 2 “raised” instead of “arose”?


thanks for the lesson


Thanks! James, this lesson was very helpful! Keep up the good work!..:-)
Is there anyway that you can do a lesson on ” Would versus Will ” that would be awesome of you!


thanks again James


It was so helpful James!! THANKS A LOT!! =)


Thanks alot for your nice teahing.


Really funny and pleasant lessons ! you are my favorite teacher.


James, Thanks so much!!!

Rodrigo Ribeiro

Dear teacher,I got 100.Your teaching is very interesting.I like it.Thank you a lot.

Shu Hua Chen

Wow! I got 9/9 in the big boy quiz. Way to go James. Now I can decliningly lie down in my bed with all worries of misunderstanding laid,,,jajajajajaj! Regards to Mr. E


Thanks, it was a great lesson and you made it fun and interesting.


Hello everybody! Can I ask you?
“He cooperated with every instruction he was given” Why he and not that was given? I don´t understand? Please halp me! Thank you in advance!


    here’s an example to make it easy for u
    he was nice to everyone he had met.
    we can’t say that had met
    you see?
    but we can say that he had met

    said zerouali

Sorry I wanted to say help me please to understand. Thank you for this video!


Thank you so much I like the way you teach it is very simple and easy. would you please explain the different between a rose and arose. I was somehow focused.

Bizimana emmanuel

Much respect for you sir!
thank you!

said zerouali

Thank you for the lesson :)
I really like your teaching style

sasa sansanee

Awesome lesson!!!
thanks again for your passion and effort.

Allen Vandoan

I got 100% . U are gorgeous


Thank you, James, for the really useful lesson. I was always baffled by all these “lyings”. It’s greate with “raise/rise/arise” too.


I got 100%. It’s clearly evident that this is the first time I really didn’t get confused with these words. Great explanation! Thank you James!


well-explained! very easy to understand! Thank you… :-)


Yey! I got 100%.


I got 9 correct out of 9! Thank you very much, James!


Thanks for your lesson, James.


Thanks Mr. James for your lessons. You are explicit in teaching students thanks once again.


Thanks teacher…


Thanks James, you did a great job!

Holger FYI

the best teacher


Tks for the useful lesson. I got 100%


James your classes are amazing, thank you very much for solving our doubts.


It’s the most difficult lesson, but I can understand the difference between the vocabulary. Although before speaking out I have to think which word to use.


Thanks a lot!!! it was nice and funny lesson, finaly i understand the difference between all these words))God bless you.


I got 9 of 9 :)
thnx james

helmy kobtan

Thanks James: Excellent lessons! Please, Could you explain the difference between SLEEP and ASLEEP, thanks


She was a difficult lesson for me, but I got 7/9 thanks to you, James


In case someone says: I raised credit in the bank (funding) to invest in my own business. Isn’t it a third meaning for the verb raise, instead of the two meanings you presented in the video class?

Edmilson Medeiros

If I say: I will lay my body in that bed. It sounds to equivalent to I will lie down in that bed.

Edmilson Medeiros

    It sounds equivalent to I will lie down in that bed.

    Edmilson Medeiros

When the judge enters the courtroom, everyone must “burp”.
I laughed so much at this. Hahaha

Leonardo Matos

Thank you James! I love your lessons!


You got 8 correct out of 9.


M kartal

Hi Everyone! Hi Mr. James! This lesson is great :D In my native language “to lay” and ” to lie” have the same translation so it always was difficult to understand how to use them correct. Now I know and I’m glad I could watch this video. Thank you so much, James! 7 correct out of 9.


Thanks James for a good explanation!


If someone, let’s say, collapses or if you will bring your kids to bed, is it correct to use “lay”?

By the way, great lesson. It helped me with the rise vs. raise explanation.



spectacular explanation!

Klara Kerma

谢谢您。 for the lesson Mr. James Jah bless you! I got 9 out of 9

Empire X

lol you are one of the funniest teachers out of all of them lmao


Got all correct…My knowledge raised


this lesson was amazing
for me… thank you very much… great teacher

claudia conti

I think we can say:-
Canada lies in North America.Any confirmation for that?


How are you, James?
Thank you very much for this lesson!


Wow James, your lessons are so amazing and Im always gaining something.
Thank you


this was one the best lessons you’ve ever had


i got 10 out of 10

Jerry Hardy



a rise for James.

EL HOU abdelwahed

I laughed at one of the choices from question no.9 ?


very good lesson, in my opinion “Lay or Lie” are one of most confusing words in the English grammar, by the way, is it the same salary wage and salary raise?


an excellent lesson.
thank you so much.


100%. I have mastered the difference between LIE and LAY. Thank you, James!


i got 9/9 and i do really enjoyed the lesson , thank u

Fatma Alakwah

was an amazing lesson. Tkank for sharing your knoledge!


amazing teacher! thank you!


Amazing teaching skills. Thank you very much!!


Compliments for the excellent lesson.

Ursula Braunschweig-Luetolf

I a rose my hand


    ,and I burp.


Thanks James, It was a very explained lesson I understood everything

Johnny Ortega

Thanks. You raised my English knowledge.


Thanks for your lesson, James. But I have a couple of questions about the word “lie”.
If I say “she is lying on the bed”, it would mean that “she is in the process of reclining on the bed” or “she is on the bed” (as a result of reclining”).
Second moment: Is there any difference between “she is lying on the bed” and “she is lying DOWN on the bed”.
Thank you.

romanov alex1993

Thank you so much for the class and the quiz, Mr. James. You’re the best.


Thank you Teacher James. I got 100.

Amira Abdulaziz
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