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it was fun

Friday, June 12th 2009

    Yes it was very great

    Wednesday, March 30th 2011

    Hi dear i need compete course of english language how i get it ?

    Friday, March 30th 2012

    Hi thank you so much for your efforts but why there is no quiz for this lesson ?
    And I love your teaching style

    Thursday, November 29th 2012

    Thx so easy

    Saturday, March 25th 2017

Hi Teacher.
I need help! I got stuck.

When i say: My hair was cut. That sentence is passive ?

When i say: My hair was cut by Kevin. That sentence is active ?

Do i right ? ?


Friday, June 12th 2009

    same thing buddy, both are active I guess. you can just say I got fresh cut.

    Friday, June 12th 2009

      no, you are wrong. both are passive!

      Saturday, June 13th 2009

        Yes, you’re right both are passive:-)

        Friday, June 19th 2009

          no both are active i think.

          Thursday, February 11th 2010

        yup! both are passive ..

        Saturday, September 18th 2010

      Noooo… They can’t be active… U have a “noun” and “to be” and no matter who did the action… So these sentences are passive. The same like ” Lunch was eaten”. Got it? ;)

      Sunday, March 17th 2013

      it was cool

      Thursday, May 9th 2013

    Rey –
    “My hair was cut.” — PASSIVE
    “My hair was cut by Kevin.” — ALSO PASSIVE
    “Kevin cut my hair.” — ACTIVE

    With passive, you can put “by *******” if you want but you don’t have to. It is still passive if you put it or not.

    Saturday, June 13th 2009

    hi rey im not a teacher but ican help you: the two sentences are in the passive voice,in the second sentence you mentioned the agent(by kevin)

    Monday, January 31st 2011

    In both cases it passively.
    But you decide if you want to know who did then you writing: by …
    And if you do not want to know who did the operation, are not you add the by.
    I hope I helped you

    Tuesday, April 26th 2011

      yup.. u r right babeeeeeeeeeee

      Saturday, May 28th 2011

      Hi Rey,I’m totallY in d same with GirlPower,sondes n NOY.
      Hope u got!

      Thursday, December 1st 2011

    no, both r passive..

    Saturday, May 28th 2011

    no you are wrong, when you say the sentence”my hair was cut”it is passive and when you say”my hair was cut ny kelvin”this is a sentence passive, but thus sentence was mention to body cut your hair

    Sunday, May 20th 2012

    You wrong. Those both passive. Second just explain by who hair was cut.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013
    Thursday, July 25th 2013

    My friend both of your sentences are in the passive form
    They are derived from
    Kevin cut my haire yesterday ( past tense).
    You must Add the person who does the action ( by him, her or names…..) at the end of a passive sentence

    Thursday, July 31st 2014

i dint get your lecture at all. i got confused
because, you wrot a sentence in simple present and than u made it inot passive and you used ” was and were”
but when i took lecture on the same topic, i was taught that we use “is am are” to make passive of simple present, it it so han why did you used “was were”
would you like to help me out.

Saturday, June 13th 2009

    I think both are correct, Mahvish. It is the verb “TO BE”… that can be was, were, is, am, are… all can be used in a passive sentence. Look at my example:

    “The story was written.” — PASSIVE
    “The story was written by Paul.” — ALSO PASSIVE
    “The story is written.” — PASSIVE (I think)

    “Paul wrote the story” — ACTIVE

    Saturday, June 13th 2009

Hi teacher
Very interesting. Lesson was done very clear by you. Tell me please if my idea is correct. The passive voice is used when the action of the verb affects to the subject, instead, in the active voice, the verb affects to the object.

Thank you


Saturday, June 13th 2009

    I think is too redundant if you say “by you” because the video was actually made by her. Sometimes they might think that she’s the only one that can make the video so easy to understand.

    *In this case, “make” is used and not “do” when talking about “making a video”
    *If you didn’t happen to understand my explanation, analize what you wrote and I’m sure you’ll figure out.


    Friday, June 19th 2009

    I think the definition is too confusing. You can say that passive voice expresses an action performed upon the subject.

    Sunday, June 10th 2018

perfect, i like it.if 10 is the full mark, i will rate you 10

Sunday, June 14th 2009

Lessons are very clear and easy to understand, thank you so much for your help. and your accent is very very clear. keep posting many good lessons

Tuesday, June 16th 2009

I agree to what Mahvish said. I was also taught that when using present simple in active, stays the same in passive.

According to the example the teacher gave:

I eat lunch (active)

Lunch is eaten (and not “was eaten”) (Passive)

Did she get confused? Or someone can help me out with this?


Friday, June 19th 2009

    You are correct, we can use passive in ALL verb tenses — past, present, future, etc. But we usually use the simple past when we talk about the actions we did: “My hair was cut”. We use the present tense — “Hair is cut”, when we talk about everyday routines — which we don’t use a lot in regular, natural conversations. Remember, I am teaching you how to speak NATURALLY — not how your text books teach you! We usually DON’T use the present passive.
    Thanks for watching!

    Saturday, July 11th 2009

      what is adverb

      Thursday, July 23rd 2009

        Simpely,an adverb is a word that describes a verb for example we say: ” Jack drives his car QUICKLY” here the word quickly is an adverb which describes how Jack was driving his car,so it has to do with the verb”to drive”.that all my friend!

        Monday, December 5th 2011

        hey dude go get watch videos one by on as our roonie mam talked about adverb already, there she clearly describe about the verb,adverb, noun and adjective…

        Saturday, June 22nd 2013

      thanks very much
      can you provide qustion for passive

      Saturday, November 3rd 2018

    I think your ideas / answer is correct

    Monday, November 21st 2011

your lesson is good , but you didnt say the defferent between ( my hair was cut) and ( I had my hair cut ) which is better than I was my hair cut .
Also as my freinds said the defferent between present and past when we change into passive . I hop you make another lesson to show the defferent betweem them ( present and past)

Sunday, June 21st 2009

Excellent video. Easy to understand.

Friday, June 26th 2009

excellent video madum

Tuesday, July 7th 2009

i’m sorry , i make i mistake

hello , my respect professor Ronnie , may i have your Id of skype please , for further questions

thank you , with my best greetings

Sunday, July 12th 2009

good lec

Thursday, July 23rd 2009

Excellent!!! It is easy to understand. I like Your manner of telling

Wednesday, August 5th 2009

Tks for the teaching, Ronnie !
It’s a good lesson !!

Monday, August 10th 2009

Ur style of training is awesome !!! i would like to ask u a doubt, u specified an example saying that “i eat lunch.”(active) while u change into passive why cant it be like this “lunch is eaten” rather than specifying “lunch was eaten.” Do we have any restriction on tenses?

Wednesday, August 12th 2009

you are a great teacher

Friday, November 6th 2009

Thank you for u teaching me about passive. I understand that u r teaching .So here I need u explain or example the words Closed and Open by passive, Please.

Than you.

php Laosssssssss

Friday, December 18th 2009

hi Ronnie

how are you , i think you have a fantastic for teaching

thank you

Saturday, January 9th 2010

It was very easy to understand your explanation! Thank you for your lesson!

Monday, January 18th 2010

The Lessons were whatched by me.

Thank you, For all your lessons.

Tuesday, January 26th 2010

Thank you Ronnie for your help.

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010

Thank you Ronnie (:

Wednesday, April 21st 2010

    hey greed ! how u doin . could you please teach me mexican langauge ….. I really love it .

    Sunday, March 13th 2011

Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 3rd 2010

hello, i needed to ask that
what the difference is in these 2 sentences.
my hair was cut.
i got my hair cut.
both means i didn’t do it.

Friday, May 7th 2010


Wednesday, May 12th 2010


Wednesday, May 12th 2010

i have interview after one month i want training for that
i am a sales manager since 1990
i will meet GM for sales generator
i will talking about my 18 experience


Thursday, May 20th 2010

hi this is santhosh,in the above lesson u hav given an example “i eat lunch” is active and the passive is “lunch was eaten”….what i came to know is that the example is in simple present the conversion could be in simple present…i am going to give an example here …i ate lunch ….what could be the passive i think it will be “lunch was eaten….what do u say……

Friday, May 21st 2010

thank u that is v easy keep going from egypt byeeeeeee

Wednesday, May 26th 2010


Tuesday, June 1st 2010

Hi everybody! I’m a Vietnamese. Nice to meet you! My english is very bad because i only study one year in my university. I think it is very important for my jod in the future. Can you help me? Thanks you so much!

Thursday, June 3rd 2010

I’m from Thailand.I’ve a question. Can we use” die or born “in the present perfect passive? If no. Why not?
Waiting for the answer.:)

Wednesday, June 9th 2010

how to use past participle?

Thursday, June 10th 2010

Hi teacher,hope you will be fine. I’ve to submit a correction and that is, (I eat lunch) passive of this sentence is (Lunch is eaten) and you tought, (Lunch was eaten). hope you won’t mind. thanks

Thursday, June 17th 2010

Thank you very much please help me with my work requires me speaking english when Ihave meetings I find it difficult to follow all the words with the knowledge I understand what you are saying what do I do? with my heartfelt thanks

Monday, June 28th 2010

Thank you very much please help me with my work requires me speaking Englis hwhen I have meetings I find it difficult to follow all the words with the knowledge I understand what you are saying what do I do? with my heartfelt thanks

Monday, June 28th 2010

dear teacher,,u explain us the passive but only how to put in passive a sentence wich verb is in present simple,but what about verbs in present perfect,past perfect ect.???

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010

thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 15th 2010

where is the test or question after lesson?

Sunday, August 15th 2010

Thank you.good

Wednesday, August 18th 2010

Tranks for you!!!

Greeting for Chile!

Tuesday, September 21st 2010

Holl, I want to know about the changes of sentences in active passive voice. I hope you will listen me and tell me the mathod of that. Thanks for teaching.

Monday, October 4th 2010

thank you for those vidios that they really help me .I wish you will do more vidios

Saturday, October 9th 2010

hi teacher..i understand ,but still i have some confusion …..GOD BLESS YOU

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Please can we say:
The hair has been cut

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

I think my English is improving since a entered this site.

Friday, November 19th 2010

Thank you very much! I like your examples. Good lesson. Thank you!

Monday, November 29th 2010

what about future and present perfact

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

sorry i can´t find the link to the quiz…
I need some help please!!!

Monday, December 6th 2010

    We haven’t added a quiz for this lesson yet.

    Monday, December 6th 2010

amazing.Ronnie ways of teaching is very easy and comfortable thanx

Saturday, December 11th 2010

can i say : active- he plays football
passive- football is played by him???

please answer me quick because the exam was determained by my teacher <<< how smart am i?

Tuesday, December 21st 2010

    Yes, that is correct!

    Tuesday, December 21st 2010

It was a really interesting lesson i like how u teach

Thursday, December 23rd 2010

the video was watch by me !

Tuesday, December 28th 2010

That was a good lesson!Passive didn’t use to be my cup of tea but now it’s much clearer and easier to understand

Sunday, January 9th 2011

Dear, Teacher
Please, I’m confused
Now, The Active one is Simple Present
The Passive one, You put the be verb WAS
I’ve learned in active simple present i should put “IS” in the passive one.
Is it wrong ???

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

    hello! No, is in passive is correct!!!!

    Tuesday, January 11th 2011

I mean ” I eat lunch “

Tuesday, January 11th 2011


Wednesday, January 12th 2011

I got a hair cut . or I went to cost cutters to get a hair cut. I would like to know , if is o.k to say it this way

Monday, January 17th 2011

    Yes, you can say I went to cost cutters to get a hair cut!

    Monday, January 17th 2011

hi ronnie how are you ? i think u made a mistake ;;;; “i eat lunch” .. the verb eat is in the present so the passive voice is “lunch is eaten”.
would you please explain to me why u used was !!!!thanks

Monday, January 31st 2011

    Thanks.. I was going to ask the same thing.

    Sunday, July 31st 2011

this video is usefull

Tuesday, February 1st 2011


Sunday, February 13th 2011

hey ,,,thanks so much i had learned a lot from you ,,,,,Ahmed IRAQ

Sunday, February 13th 2011

i need your halep i don’t speak english very good.

Saturday, February 19th 2011

Dear Ronnie,
You really do a very nice job, but I still would like to comment on two things…
1. I eat lunch – is in present tense
Lunch was eaten – is in past tense.
2. When you explain I – is subject
eat – is verb
lunch – is noun
If I take “I” as a subject, than I would say that “lunch” is object. (lunch is noun and I is pronoun)
Sincerely, Ediz (a German teacher)

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Ronnie. Thank you.Your VDO is fun and helpful for me

Saturday, February 26th 2011

hi teacher i’m confused becouse you said i cut my hair and here the verb is in the present tense so whene we turn it into the passive form ,i think we have to use the verb to be in the present tense +the pp of the verb to cut am i wrong please answer me

Saturday, March 5th 2011

    Yes you can use the verb in the present tense! I made a mistake! But it is more natural to use the past when we talk about a hair cut.

    Sunday, March 6th 2011

hi are you?
can i ask you one question ?
can i relocate to present passive?
much love nadia ……

Monday, March 7th 2011

hi, thank you very much

Sunday, March 20th 2011

hi .iam zaki i think it is: i ate the lunch in the active form so in the pasive it ll be the lunch was eaten .BUT IF IT IS IN THE ACTIVE I eat the lunch passive ll be :lunch is eaten am i right the verb of active in the present so to be in present thanks

Thursday, March 24th 2011

It was a very nice explanation.This English lesson was given by…..Congratulations

Saturday, March 26th 2011

The class was awesum ;i enjoyed and now I’m superior
Thnx Ronnie!!!

Saturday, March 26th 2011

thank u ronnie

Monday, March 28th 2011

you really work hard for this ronnie. tq

Monday, March 28th 2011

im totally confuse teacher…:(
can u plz tell me,to understand this active and passive voice,who’s lesson i should watch first for understanding tenses???please guide me teacher

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Really. this lesson help me to understand the coplicated grammer
thanks Ronnie

Thursday, March 31st 2011

where is the passive test?

Thursday, March 31st 2011

thanks zaki algeria

Saturday, April 2nd 2011

i like this lessons=)

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

me too por. ty for all

Thursday, April 7th 2011

It’s amazing! We have so much in common. I present grammar to my students in a similar way!

Saturday, April 9th 2011

In this example,as is the passive:

Eg.: She has been told this before.

Monday, April 11th 2011

i like the lesson .. (:

Thursday, April 21st 2011

thank you very much , ronnie

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

thank you very much. you are useful

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

Sorry to bother you,buti think that when we use the passive’you conjugate verb to BE in the tense of the Active tense. for example : I eat lunch. so you said that,’Lunch was eaten.
And i think that the passive could be , Lunch is eatten. Because I eat lunch is in the simple present.
so i need to correct me that.

You are so wonderful teacher.

thank you so much.

with my best wishes.

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

    Yes you are correct!

    Wednesday, May 11th 2011

I have only two months studying english and your videos are very easy to understand thanks.

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

hello ms Ronnie…how are you?
if I’m not in mistake I don’t see any quiz in this lecture…yes?

Thursday, May 12th 2011

    Please make sure you have the latest version of your browser. Older versions of Firefox are having trouble with the quizzes right now.

    Thursday, May 12th 2011

    Neither do I,

    Monday, May 16th 2011

it was very great

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Hi Ronnie,
How can I change this sentence into active voice “I AM PAID IN DOLLARS” and what it means?

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

    I am paid in dollars means they pay you with cash – in dollars means with a currency that uses dollars (not pounds or pesos)
    Passive – Dollars are paid to me.

    Tuesday, May 17th 2011

      Hello Ronnie. I like your lessons and appreciate your way of teaching. I also support the idea that English language should be taught naturally. Anyway, I have one observation which I want to share with you. Navin asked you a question about how to change the sentence “I am paid in dollars” into active voice and what it means. You answered that the passive sentence is “Dollars are paid to me”. I am not a native speaker and I am preparing for the TOEFL test which means that I am not competent to say if this is right or wrong, but if you observe the sentence grammatically I think that you will notice the same mistake. I’ll try to explain what I have observed. If we agree that “paid” is a past form of the verb “pay” and that “in dollars” is a prepositional phrase and if we include the subject who is performing the action “paying” (e.g. by my Boss) then the complete sentence would look like this “I am paid in dollars by my boss” where “by my boss” will be the object. If this is correct then the active voice form would be “The boss pays me in dollars”. If we suppose that “Someone’ is the hidden subject in your sentence “Dollars are paid to me” then the sentence would be “Someone pays dollars to me” which is not the same as Navin stated. To resume, passive “I am paid in dollars” – active “Someone pays me in dollars”; passive “Dollars are paid to me” – active “Someone pays me dollars”. I would like to know your opinion about this observation.

      Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

        Great observation!

        Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

I was confused but after this lesson I understand when I hear sentence in passive.Thank you very much .

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

help me guys….

where do I use have been, has been and had neen…


Monday, May 30th 2011

i think there is a mistake.
according to the answer that she gave to the first active sentence ( i eat lunch ) is not suitable coz it is in the present but the answer was in the past .so the answer should be like this: lunch is eaten or the active sentence should be like this : i ate lunch
if i misunderstood u i should be blamed hh thank u. i like the way you talk

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

teacher,u wrote the sentence ” I eat lunch” & u made its passive “Lunch was eaten” but the sentence is in Present tense,if i am not correct about this,kindly make me understand. thanks

Saturday, June 4th 2011

    Yes, lunch was eaten is correct!

    Monday, June 6th 2011

thank you

Saturday, June 4th 2011

hello teacher,
I would like 2 know about this correct sentence, is this right?
“may this group be immortal”

Friday, June 17th 2011

    “May this group be immortal” is an odd sentence, and maybe correct depending on what you mean to say. Can you tell me the context of the sentence, then I can tell you if it is 100% correct!

    Friday, June 17th 2011

excellant lesson .thank you .

Sunday, June 26th 2011

Thank you very much, you explained this topic better than teacher James.

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Hi Ronnie, I enjoy your lessons and I’ve learned a lot things with you. Thank so much.

Best wishes

Friday, July 29th 2011

hi! ronnie i like the way and style of your teaching. i learned a lot from you like i eat lunch active and the lunch was eaten. you use were for cookies were eaten because two person are involved in that situation am i correct ronnie? thnks again god bless..

Saturday, July 30th 2011

prof James is also a good teacher.. it depends to the person how they can understand what his topic is all about. even the native speaker is not good in english..

Saturday, July 30th 2011

thanks a lot

Friday, August 5th 2011

hello teacher, im a new student in this website.
so i’d like to ask you about “parent” and “family”, are they plural or singular?
thanks anyway

Thursday, August 11th 2011

    Parent is singular – parents are plural.
    Family is uncountable!

    Sunday, August 14th 2011

This lesson which was taught by teacher Ronnie is very useful. Thank you very much.

Saturday, August 20th 2011

Hi Ronnie, good job.

Monday, August 22nd 2011

Hi Ronnie, which time you will be online on engvid site? help me about conversations……….

Zafar ali soomro

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

Hello Ronnie can I say (when somebody was calling me) I was called from my friend or I have been called from my friend?
How can I say it in a question? Wasn`t you called from your friend or have you been called from your friend? It is the same or what the different between the 2 questions? When can I use it?

Thursday, August 25th 2011

HOLA SOY ARGENTINA DE MENDOZA ME ENCANTA ENTRAR A A SUS PAGINAS SON MUY DIDACTICAS Y SE APRENDE MEJOR!! HI Im argentinian!! and im very interest in your topics. Could you explain something about passive in the perfect tenses? KISSES

Monday, August 29th 2011

ronnie is i love u

Friday, September 9th 2011

Hello, Ronnie!!

I always enjoy your lessons, thanks so much for sharing them!

But, I have a doubt: when you used the ex: I eat lunch. I thought in the passive form i’d say Lunch is eaten, but if i say I ate lunch then I’d say: Lunch was eaten.

Could you please clarify me this?

Thanks a lot!!

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

    Yes, you are correct!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

Hi,teacher your teaching very usefull for me, thank you.

Thursday, September 29th 2011

hello ..great. thanks a lot for your help.

Friday, October 7th 2011

iam glad i have found this web it is really uesfull many thankssssss

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Dear Ms.Ronnie,
Thank you very much for all of your video lessons. They are really very useful. Could you, please tell us rules that govern the maintenance of tenses and speeches in academic essay writings. I would be thankful, if you go into depth of the details of essay writing.

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Assalam Alikum,
Hi, I love english. I wanna know each and everthing regarding english. and I would like to appreciate your work. Thanks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

thank you ronnie for ur lesson

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Great explanation.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Thanks teacher……………

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

How we ask questions from passive voice?

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

I actually cut my hair because I know how long or how much should be cut..

Monday, November 7th 2011

this lesson was expound by ronni

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Hi!Thank you for interesting lesson. I have big problem to pass exam in grammar because passive. Please help me to understand how to use passive in sentence I need more advance level. Most difficult is using present perfect

Monday, November 21st 2011

    Present perfect passive = have/has been + p.p
    EX… Active voice. I have eaten the cookies. Passive = The cookies have been eaten.

    Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

hi teacher , thanks for the lesson , in wich part can I take the quiz ?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

hi ronnie, you are fantastic teacher.I like you.

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

she is so nice teacher,and i like here so much,think you for your help

Friday, December 2nd 2011

Dear Ronnie, i do like your style of teaching very much and I’ve been really motivated.but one thing made me unsure about your example : I eat lunch (active) and changed to Lunch was eaten (passive)why not The Lunch is eaten. Thanks and Please Welcome to Indonesia.

Saturday, December 17th 2011

    You are correct! If we use present tense (I eat lunch) we should say present passive= Lunch is eaten!!

    Monday, December 19th 2011

Dear Ronnie,
It’s a pleasure for me to watch lessons from you, the way you teach is nice,cool, not boring.
Ronnie i have a question about the connection,difference between “intransitive verb” and “passive voice”. I’ve ever read but still get confused till now, for example: “the hospital/ the play closed” but another example i read,it uses to be: “the road Was closed, the museum has Been closed” what’s the difference between them?? between using and not using to be as they have ‘same verb’.
And also another example:”the boat steamed across the lake” how if it comes to future simple, it will be “the boat will steam…” or “the boat will be steamed…”??
I need your answer Ronnie and i hope that will be really useful to me, because i’m still completely confused of that :(

Thanks so much before:)

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

    The road was closed is past passive.
    The road has been closed is present perfect passive.
    Future simple of ”the boat steamed across the lake” = “the boat will steam”.

    Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Thank a lot!

Monday, December 26th 2011

Hi madam Ronnie, I’m one of your loyal students. I guess I need help with finding this lesson quiz!
Thanks alot

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

thank you very much :) :)

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Thanks a lot for your nice class. But,a doubt. Which is right, to say ‘Lunch is eaten’/ Lunch was eaten, when ‘I eat lunch’ is changed into passive.

Sunday, January 15th 2012

Dear teacher,
I got the answer to my question, from your reply to another student’s comment. So, I cancel my comment.

Sunday, January 15th 2012

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Wednesday, January 18th 2012

i eat lunch
lunch is eaten
i think this is the right answer. why does she use the past form in her sentense ???

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    Hi Shroop. Our dear teacher said many times in NATURAL speaking not only GRAMMAR books ! You are right but usually present tense of passive is not used for speaking. For example when you say : The car is repaired , it means Every day or as usual some one repairs it and never it is fixed ! I hope it helps. best regards.

    Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Hi Teacher!
Thank you four share with us this lesson!! I like to way for teach!!

Friday, January 20th 2012

I did not found the quiz.

Friday, January 20th 2012

    The quiz should be here. If you can’t see it, check to see that your browser is up-to-date!

    Saturday, January 21st 2012

could you teach how to use be,been,being …etc…please i cant understand how to use these wards thank you

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

    Be = simple
    been = past participle
    being = continuous.
    I will try to make a lesson for you!

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

thank you very much. if you can make a lesson with these wards i will be very happy ..thank you

Monday, January 23rd 2012

funny sighting..

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

you looks sexy with your shirt

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Please Please help me out….

They are gone.
They have gone.
Both these sentence are correct..
but what is the main difference…

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Please help me out…

They are gone
They have gone

both these sentences are correct. but is the difference in both these sentences…

Monday, February 6th 2012

Please help me out…

They are gone
They have gone

both these sentences are correct. but what is the difference in both these sentences…

Monday, February 6th 2012

    They have gone is present perfect.
    They are gone is simple past.

    Monday, February 6th 2012

You are the most breathtakingly Gorgeous teacher i have ever seen in my entire life….

could you tell me please!
When we used (this) and (it)…

Such as this is necessary…
it is necessary…

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    We use “It is necessary” + to + verb… Ex. It is necessary to wash your hands.
    “This is necessary” we use explain/show that a thing (this) is important. Ex. This (water) is necessary in the jungle.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

hi teacher Please help me
we have : the reporter was doing an interview this is active voice and the passive voice is ” an interview was being made ” why we said made and not done ??answer me please

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

hi teacher Please help me
we have : the reporter was doing an interview this is active voice and the passive voice is ” an interview was being made ” why we said made and not done ??answer me please

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

    Done is like saying finished or completed. Because the interview was in the process (continuous/progressive verb form), you have to use made!

    Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thank you very much :***

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Thx for awesome lesson, i mean lessons) but here have came out a few questions.

First, what are you saying in this lesson at 04:16? Unclear places between ??? – ???
“..for example when I was i child,
my brother and I
???were given cookies???
okay, and we
???would both???
eat all of the cookies. My brother..”

And second, i cant find out decent explanation for using these phrases:

The ball was thrown.
The ball has been thrown.

First means that ball may be at different place after throw, while second means that ball are still there where it fell?

Friday, February 10th 2012

    ???were given cookies?? YES!
    would both??? YES!
    The ball was thrown= past passive. Past passive = was/were + p.p
    The ball has been thrown. = Present perfect.

    Saturday, February 11th 2012

      I also take your language video present good I like teaching style .
      I Confused this sentence
      Ball has been thrown ,what is this sentence passive or active or voice ?

      Monday, October 8th 2012

thx a lot

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Madam Ronie,

I eat lunch. It is in Present Simple and in Passive should be : LUNCH IS EATEN BY ME !!!!!!
Waiting for an answer ..
Thank you.

Monday, February 13th 2012

    Yes, You ate correct!

    Monday, February 13th 2012

I ate lunch. Past Simple Active
Lunch was eaten . Past Simple Passive

Am I correct ?

Best wishes from
in Albanian / englishworld

Monday, February 13th 2012


    Monday, February 13th 2012

Yes, You ate correct!

ARE YOU TEASING ME !!!!!! Why ate ?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Ronnie, You are the best!

Monday, February 20th 2012

hi teacher
first of all i want to introduce my self
my name is jhon i am from peru( south america) and well i found this page and i love it so much it has a lot of infomartion about this beautiful langauge … so now i am learning english on a institute and a i am doing well … but this week i had some problems with the passive voice and i dont what to do because mi final exam it is going to be the next week … but your video about that lesson heped me a lot of but when i need to “change the sentences to passive voice ” when it is a question i dont known what to do for example this

1 can you learn french easily ?
2 how do you write that word …

i hope you answear
thanks a lot
jhon ccaycho from lima (peru)

Monday, February 20th 2012

    1) Can French be learned easily?
    2) How is that word written.

    Tuesday, February 21st 2012

this is incorrect

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

how can u change simple present into simple past

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

hello my teacher! I have a problem which use ” will” or “be going to”.When do we use “wil” or ” be going to”.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

    Search the site for this lesson!

    Monday, February 27th 2012

Hello Ronnie,
I like your pronunciation course. But I wanna know how to pronounce the verbs completed by ED?
Thank you for your help.

Friday, March 2nd 2012

Dear Ronnie,
I want you to give me lecture how to write “invitation letter”, “request letter” and “saying than you letter”.
Best Regard

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

    It is better just to search the internet for sample letters!

    Sunday, March 4th 2012

thankyou very much.
it was really helpfull

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

hello dear ronnie
i have a question for you please
may i say lunch is eaten instead of lunch was eaten ?

Sunday, March 4th 2012

    Yes, that is correct.

    Sunday, March 4th 2012

Hey Ronnie,
Hair is plural right???
If yes, then why u wrote
“My hair WAS cut by Bobby??”

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

    Hair is uncountable when we talk about it on our heads!

    Thursday, March 8th 2012

Hi Ronnie! I have a question. Can we use in Passive Voice “to have smth done”? U talked about that nothing. When do we use this gramatic construction?
thanking you in anticipation!

Friday, March 9th 2012

I love the way u teach
This helped me out a lot
Thanks :)

Saturday, March 10th 2012

finely I understand the lesson with you thanks Ronnie

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

where`s the quiz?

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Ronnie you are a fantastic teacher :)

Wednesday, March 21st 2012


Wednesday, March 28th 2012

I never felt English learning was so easy and fun till I see this video from Ronnie. Much appreciated and Keep going with new learning.

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Ronnie is the best… I love you Ronnie, thanks for all your wonderful classes!

Saturday, March 31st 2012

The video was watched by me. Is that right? Thank you very much sis Ronie.

Monday, April 2nd 2012


    Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Hello Ronnie,
I need your help , please
change this sentence into passive
” I like people calling me sir .”

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Hello Ronnie, could you help me ,please? Change this sentence into passive . ” I like people calling me sir .”

Friday, April 6th 2012

    You try to change it and I’ll tell you if you are correct!

    Monday, April 9th 2012

    people calling me sir are liked by me.

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

hi ronnie
you are like my ideal teacher but i need more help in eng and pls upload more video

Monday, April 9th 2012

Hi ronnie!
very nice video, it was second video , I have watched. My English is very bad… :(
I would like to start from beginning. Aham I always got stuck on would and will, how and where to use it???
Please tell me…

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Hello , Ronnie . I think the answer :
I like to be called sir or I like being called sir

Saturday, April 14th 2012

    They are the same!

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

Hi, In her first sentence ” I eat lunch” Wouldn’t we change it into ”
Lunch is eaten” but she used was ……??????

Thursday, April 26th 2012

    I made a mistake! Great that you caught it!

    Thursday, April 26th 2012

iwant thank u very much for helpe and as iknow my english is poor so i need more help so when i get u ihave been happiest

Friday, April 27th 2012

their are also passive voice sentences such as

I am writing a poem.

Ans:-the poem is being written by me.


you will have a discount if you buy hundred of these.

Ans:-you will be having a discount if you buy hundred of these.

Am I right????

Sunday, April 29th 2012

    “You will be having a discount if you buy hundred of these” – this is wrong.
    A discount will be had if you buy 100 of these is correct!

    Monday, April 30th 2012

I like people calling me sir. —>
People who calling me sir be liked me. Is that right?
Thanks for your lesson.

Friday, May 11th 2012

    Sorry, I do not understand your question.

    Friday, May 11th 2012

so straight forward. now I know how to use passive. thanks Ronnie :)

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

if i wrote for example;

i like orange

Ans:orange is liked by me.

like can we also write being with the verb when their is ing in the sentence

am i right or wrong

Thursday, May 17th 2012

    NO! You cannot write “AN orange is being liked by me”. That is wrong.

    Thursday, May 17th 2012

hello Ronnie your a great English teacher i have watch your all videos

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Hi Ronnie. Your English lessons are great. I have a trouble about pronouncing “tr”, “g” and “ch”. Please help me pronounce them exactly. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, May 20th 2012

thank you mrs.ronnie :)

Monday, May 21st 2012

teacher i have a question for you.
oftenly i found like…
“written by
Why they use passive?(I guess)

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

    I don’t know why they use passive!

    Thursday, May 31st 2012

    It was written by Chaplin. = Written by Chaplin

    Friday, October 19th 2012

thank u so much !!

Friday, June 1st 2012

first of all thinking you Mrs. Ronni I want to tell you that your teaching was so exciting & I really enjoyed it Thanks lot again as passive I can ” your subject was excited .

Friday, June 1st 2012


your the best teacher i have seen . you make it easy for me and you are funny too.

Friday, June 8th 2012

Please , help me to solve this problem :

It is said he was a man……. to have the sight of an eagle and the
courage of a lion.
a) who appeared b) he appeared c) that appears d) and appears

Monday, June 11th 2012


    Tuesday, June 12th 2012

thank u so much your class is very nice

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

thank u so much . you’re very helpful

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

good lesson ,thank you teacher.

Friday, June 15th 2012

hello! teacher ronnie I’m a new blog post here…in this web. and im pretty sure you can help me to my prob. about my assignment..

Sunday, July 29th 2012

plsss…dont ignore me…^_^

Sunday, July 29th 2012

I mean im a new student in this web. sorry for my word….

Sunday, July 29th 2012

Dear teacher
how many roles for changing active to passive?

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

thn’X Ronnie :)

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thank u Ronnie …

Saturday, September 1st 2012

I like the way you teach

Thursday, September 6th 2012

hi ronnie I have a question you said “I eat lunch” ok . verb here is in present so why you don’t use “is” in the passive

say” Lunch is eaten ” ???

Sunday, September 9th 2012

hello ronnie , you’re lovely and your lessons are fun BUT ithink there was a mistake at the beginning of the lesson : ACTIVE : “I eat lunch” . So, the PASSIVE is: “Lunch IS eaten” . not as you wrote : “Lunch WAS eaten” . I would be grateful if you correct me if i’m wrong .

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hi Ronnie , you’re lovely and your lessons are fun; a good way of teaching . I think that there is a mistake at the beginning of the lesson and i would be gratefull that you correct me if i’m wrong . You wrote ” I eat lunch . ” so, the Passive form is ” Lunch IS eaten ” NOT “Lunch WAS eaten “. Again , please , correct me if i’m mistaken . You’r great.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    What a nice picture !

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

Yes, I made a mistake. You are correct!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    I don’t know why, people just don’t take a look at previous comments to be aware of that at least 3 of them made the same question lol You are a very good teacher thanks for the explanation!

    Sunday, September 30th 2012

      Not 3 , 13 of them !

      Wednesday, January 6th 2016

i like your lesson

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

It was so good

Monday, October 1st 2012

Hi Ronnie! I have a doubt: (is it have or got a doubt?)

DOUBT: In the video you said: Passive is always WAS plas pp, is that correct? or it can be IS too?
I mean, the passive form it would be TO BE plus PP?????


Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

You are kind and excellent teacher.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

well yes is tricky! I speak spanish and if you say I cut my hair everyone is gonna understand or almost everyone, that someone else did it!

I love all your videos1 thank you so much

Saturday, October 6th 2012

You are a great teacher
I enjoy when I’m learning from you
You are doing it with passion
Thanks a lot

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

You are a great teacher Ronnie, But still tricky!
thank you.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi my guider,Ronnie! Please educate me about preposition . I’m from nigeria.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

i can say
the car was fired.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Hi Ronnie help me please.

find the mistake in the following sentences

1-some people think that inorganic food is mixed blessing

2-Things ,which we can, help us live happily
3-the time in which they met is unforgettable
4-yesterday,he realized that he forgot his book at home

Saturday, October 27th 2012

    Hi Abdel. In no:2 (,) should not be used.
    4 : (forget) should be ( had forgotten)

    Wednesday, January 6th 2016

      3. (in which ) should be changed into ( when )

      Thursday, January 7th 2016

i need to know the answer please
choose the correct answer:-

a large number of voters still (vote-votes-voting)

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Hi Ronni,
My name is Paulo from Rio de Janeiro-Brazil.
Thank you for your English Lessons.
I like you very much and if you visit Brazil, certaily I´ll show all my beautiful city.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Hi Ronnie mam,
I really love your teaching and mam can you tell us about all different types of movies(Ex : Thriller,love,action) and all other we have because when my friends talk about english movies i will stare at them and i will not understand what they say and also correct the text i have typed if i am wrong

Thank you mam

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Hi Ronnie
This is Mr. No
I was born South Korea and live in the outskirts Seoul.
Thank you for your lecture. I appreciate it.
However,I have one question.
First sentence(active) verb is present verb.
For example. ” I eat lunch ”
Second sentence(passive) verb is past verb.

Question 1.
If change an active sentence into a passive one,
Does present verb change?

Please, give me a answer.
Have you nice weekend.

Friday, November 16th 2012

hai mam,

this maniya…thanks for ur information..its very usefull for me….

Monday, November 26th 2012

Very useful, Roonie.I love your videos.

Saturday, December 1st 2012

ahmed has killed a lion in jungle. please change into active

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

The passive voice is a poor option to express when you you paid or got someone do something for you. You should have used the causative form, which is quite similar to the passive voice. If your hair was cut, a good grammar sentence would be: I got my hair cut, or I had the barber give me a haircut.

If the object comes after the verb (get or have), the second verb is in the past participle. If the subject comes after the verb, the second verb is in the simple form.

Monday, December 10th 2012

Hello! How are you Mrs teacher Roonie I LIKE YOU VERY VERY MUCH YOU ARE REALLY AMAZING i don’t know how i thank you So this lessan passive voice not like this I think for example I cut my hair in active My hair is cut by me anauther example i ate a cookies in active the cookies was eiten by me .if it were in present we use is or are plus p.p if it were in simple past we use to be in simple past plus past particple ….but you have done I CUT MY HAIR in active you did my hair was cut..I’m tired :( please answer me an correct answer by happly

Thursday, December 13th 2012

    Your examples were good!
    But….Cookies WERE eaten. (Cookies are plural)!
    Welcome to EngVid!

    Sunday, December 16th 2012

Please MRS ROONI I really hope you answer me please give me care

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Hi Roonie I’m a new member i’m waiting your answer welcome about me or no ?..

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Hi Teacher
H r u
I very muc h like your style of teaching

Saturday, December 15th 2012

LOVELY, but this is just for beginners. we want vid for untrmediate and advanced levels

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Hello! mY Teacher Roonie thank you very much i done a mistakes ! please get me I know good grammar in english but i cannot understand well for example if you give me present perfect alone and you say me use the wrods..i can but if you give me for exemple present perfect and present perfect continious i cannot do between them please give me basic of present perfect and present perfect continious i know for example present perfect Verb play in present perfect I have played and in present perfect continious i have been playing i know 50 percent almost give me basic claire please :( and past perfect for i know two actions in the same time in the past but i cannot Ames, including the first do you understand me i know grammar I understand a little i cannot speak English ….give me the diferent between present perfect and present perfect continious I know well present continious simple present simple future future continious i have a problem in present perfect and present perfect continious and past perfect … I HOPE you understand me well

Sunday, December 16th 2012

whene I watch u in the vidio I become good you are (y) Amazing if you was here in Morocco I should study to you 4 years becaus My favourit hobbie is English WAllah i LIKE THAT LANGUIGE ..

Sunday, December 16th 2012

I’m waitting you incha2alah !

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Hello Again Roonie ! some peaple has said you
hello ronnie , you’re lovely and your lessons are fun BUT ithink there was a mistake at the beginning of the lesson : ACTIVE : “I eat lunch” . So, the PASSIVE is: “Lunch IS eaten” . not as you wrote : “Lunch WAS eaten” . I would be grateful if you correct me if i’m wrong .
Tuesday, September 18th 2012Reply to this comment


Hi Ronnie , you’re lovely and your lessons are fun; a good way of teaching . I think that there is a mistake at the beginning of the lesson and i would be gratefull that you correct me if i’m wrong . You wrote ” I eat lunch . ” so, the Passive form is ” Lunch IS eaten ” NOT “Lunch WAS eaten “. Again , please , correct me if i’m mistaken . You’r great ? And you you have said I made a mistakes No you’re correct they guessed that cut in only the present No Cut in the present and simple past end past participle I cut my hair Rooooooooooonie means in the past that’s why she made that! i cut my hair . MY hair was cut by me or my hair is cut .. ;)

Sunday, December 16th 2012

I expected that there is a quiz after the Passive and Active Introduction..

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Teacher, you are the best. I love you classes. Tks a million.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Oh! Thank You Ronnie) You my favorite Teachers with Big “T”) It Would be great, if you numbered your Lesson, otherwise – I’ m confused)) Thank You in Advance Ronnie. Good Luck!!!

Friday, January 11th 2013

Hello, Ms. Ronnie your lessons are followed by me each time I need sth. u r great and u have a sense of humor. keep going and don’t stop pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!

Saturday, January 26th 2013

u know,it’s very useful,everything that u say it’s really useful..and one things that i love,i love ur style when you give a lessons (:

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

It was Great!!!

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Hi Ronnie, thank you for this great lesson but where is the quiz about it?

Monday, February 11th 2013

thanks for teaching us where are you from

Friday, February 15th 2013

It was helpful thanks

Monday, February 25th 2013

I teach English and the passive in present is used for describing a process, for example in manufacturing or how a procedure is normally done…. for news or something that happened in the past we use the past passive.

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Easy to understand teaching

Friday, March 1st 2013

your leesons are very good. Congratulations

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Такая скорость мне нравиться. Но судя по титрам кого-то стригли, стригли и в конце концов отрезали волосы вместе с головой!
I like this(slowly) speed. But judging by the titres, someone was cuting, cuting and in the end had had been cut off hair with head!

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

    Sorry, someone was being cut and hereinafter.

    Tuesday, March 5th 2013

HI msg for all guys i want improve my English speaking,if anybody want to help me vishwas.gaikwad1 this is my skype id plse add me

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thank u..

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Ronnie all your English lessons have really helped me!!! ¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!!, I MEAN THANK YOU, VERY MUCH!!!


Tuesday, March 19th 2013

I often have to use passive in simple present tense
Every week i sent few project documents or work status to our clients but a covering letter has to be made before sending it.If i am asked to speak something different topic in English . i will be in trouble.The above sentences i can see that i have used passive simple presentance

Monday, April 1st 2013

Thank you teacher. Where to use “TELL” and “SAY”?

Sunday, April 7th 2013

Love these lessons!

Sunday, April 7th 2013

Hello teacher! Would you explain me this sentence please ? ” I have my hair cut ” active or passive
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

where is the quiz?

Wednesday, April 10th 2013

Thanks Ronnie, God Bless You. Is it grammatically correct to say, ‘Bobby always cuts my hair.’? (Also, did I put both question marks in correctly?)

Saturday, April 13th 2013

hi teacher ronnie..someone asked you to change this sentence to passive:

I like people calling me sir

is this correct?

people who’s called me sir we’re liked

i hope to answer me quickly

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

thank you teacher

Monday, May 13th 2013

Dear Ronnie,
Thanks for the great lesson.
Would it be possible if i say only ‘ i had my hair cut yesterday’. Thanks
Billy moon.

Monday, May 13th 2013

Thank you so much, you said I eat lunch. why you didn’t say I eat THE lunch ? how can i know when to use them ?!

Monday, May 27th 2013

you confuse us when you used.
“lunch was eaten”. why not you use.”lunch is eaten”.

Friday, May 31st 2013

I can’t see tests!!!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

    Oh no! Let’s see if we can get this solved. What are you using to view the site? e. g. phone or computer, operating system (Windows, Android, etc.), and browser?

    Sunday, June 9th 2013

      I’m using windows 7 and Google chrome.
      I don’t think It is related to OS or browser because I can see tests of other videos !!!
      So it is error of this page.

      Sunday, June 9th 2013

        …actually, it turns out there is no quiz for this lesson! Don’t worry, nothing’s broken :)

        Sunday, June 9th 2013

thank you teacher it was pretty easy to understand

Sunday, June 9th 2013

Great Ronnie, arigatou…..Thank you…..salamat

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

you explain it in the video very well but i cant find the quiz to check my knowledge :(

Monday, June 24th 2013

    This lesson doesn’t have a quiz, sorry :(

    Wednesday, June 26th 2013

you explain it in the video very well :)

Monday, June 24th 2013

I just love you Ronny, I love the way you teach but you made a couple of mistakes but I am going to mention just one. On the sentence ” I eat lunch” the passive voice is ” lunch IS eaten by me”. If the active voice is in the simple present, the verb to be in the passive voice will be in the S.present.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Where is the quizz? Anyway, the lesson was fantastic. The important is: Passive Voice we use the verb “to be” in the simple past and the main verb is in the Past Participle.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

this is a good example but don’t have quiz!!!

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Thank you teacher Ronnie.
appreciate for very funny,useful lesson.

Friday, September 6th 2013

thank you dear teacher it is great.
I want to ask if ((I was born.))is passive what is its active form.
please answer me if u have time

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. please convert into passive. thanks

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

hi Mrs RONNI we want lesson about policy.thanks

Thursday, October 10th 2013

It was great, but i can’t find the quiz :(

Friday, November 29th 2013

Hey Ronnie, please please please I need a lesson about reported speech thanks in advance you’r my hero.

Saturday, November 30th 2013

    hi my dearest and coolest teacher in the world :)
    i m realy confused about when can i use the “present perfect passive ” , and ” continuous passive” .. i want to know for example wich is the diferences between those sentences ?
    – the house is being painted this year.
    – the house has been painted this year .
    and thank u sooooooooooooooooooooo much

    Friday, December 20th 2013

thank you Ronnie
I have been watching and learning from your videos.

Monday, January 20th 2014

where is the quiz????

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Yes.. where is the quiz ??

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

    There is no quiz.

    Wednesday, January 6th 2016

thank you grammar is much more funnier now

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

hello , my great teacher Ronnie
Active : I Break my car .
Passive : my car was broken .
This correct ?

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Hai ronnie I want to ask you about plural “were”. Whether the plural always ends -s/es ?

Friday, March 28th 2014

Thank you, teacher! but i need more help. You didnt teach us about how change others sentence like Present & Past Continuous and so on. Thank you teacher! Im waiting for your more new lesson!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

learn english with you not borring but fun. thanks teacher ronnie :D

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Very clear

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

it was good but why it didn’t have quiz ?

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Ms.Ronnie you are the best !

Thursday, June 19th 2014

It is a very great lesson

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

thanks for the lesson

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Hi Ronnie, could I dare to ask you to make a lesson about Participle Tenses in general? More specifically – when exactly, in what situation we should use which? Please! :) In Ukrainian we don’t have these tenses and generally I get what they mean, but I have problems with finding the time and place to use those constructions :(

Friday, July 18th 2014

Hi Miss Ronnie i really like your lessons.
But in this one I’m confused I think that you made a mistake while moving from the active to the passive .
I eat my lunch ( Present)
Lunch is eaten by me / not was eaten becaue we have the present form . Please correct me if there is another option. It was a far out lesson thanks.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

I did find the quiz

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

It was a great lesson!! thanks Ronnie! I can’t find the quiz…

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Great lesson, very easy to understand. I like so much your method for teach.

Monday, September 8th 2014

Useful lesson as ever here on Engvid

Monday, September 8th 2014

And where is the quiz?

Thursday, September 25th 2014

nice Ronnie I’ve been teaching English for 2 years,I’ve learnt a lot with you your classes are amazing

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

thanks I considered that passive sentence can be more clear by me to use it.

Friday, October 24th 2014

Thank u :) You’re telling very nice :)

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Hello and thanks a lot of what you are introducing to us , when I finished the episode I did not find any quiz , am I the only one who have the problem ??

Monday, December 1st 2014

perfect explanation thaks a lot

Thursday, December 4th 2014

I want the Lesson for p.p.

Sunday, December 7th 2014

thaks ronnie
you re the best
just a thing
where s the quiz?

Friday, December 12th 2014

Hi Teacher Ronnie, Thanks a lot for your dedication. I do appreciate you. Please my below sentence is correct in passive voice;

Thousands of people were killed and others wounded in the battle.

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Hi Teacher Ronnie, Thanks a lot for your dedication. I do appreciate you. Please check my below sentence whether it’s correct in passive voice;

Thousands of people were killed and others wounded in the battle.

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, January 18th 2015


Wehere can I get those exercises for practice?… thanks

Sunday, January 25th 2015

my cock was kicked

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thank you Ronnie!

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

why this video does not have quiz -_-

Monday, March 9th 2015

good! but where’s the quiz?

Monday, March 16th 2015

Ronnie is my favorite teacher i hope chat with her!

Monday, March 16th 2015

If the active is in the present why did you put the passive in the past ? I should have done lunch is eaten. Am I wrong? Thank you kindly. H

Monday, March 23rd 2015

I enjoyed your lessons.
can i use he, she they or their in passive.

e.g you can contact the school Councillor for advice (active)
he can be contacted for advice (passive)

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thank you it was great lesson

Thursday, April 9th 2015

Very interesting !!!! Thank you very much

Sunday, May 24th 2015

Good course !
I learn a lot here !

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

I can’t find the quiz about this lesson

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Thank you very much Ronie.

Saturday, July 11th 2015

I have very dificult!!

Friday, July 24th 2015

Where’s the quiz? I don’t see it!!!

Friday, July 24th 2015


Wednesday, July 29th 2015

could the passive voice been used in present?
for example
I eat lunch change to luch is eaten

Thursday, August 13th 2015

Thanks ronni

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

How i can at writing in any subject please

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Ma’am, I am sorry to tell you but I am not satisfied with one of your examples. The passive form of the sentence ‘I eat the lunch’ is supposed to be ‘the lunch is eaten’ but not ‘the lunch was eaten’ as the sentence is in the simple present tense. Am I right Ma’am?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

no quizz button?

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

you are great teacher…thank you

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Hi Ronnie,
THanks a lot for that video,But I think that you made a mistake:
The passive voice of ” I eat lunch” (Present simple) is supposed to be “The lunch is eaten”
Am’I wrong ?

Sunday, November 8th 2015

the book was taken by me,
It is correct?

Sunday, December 20th 2015

how to use other tenses in passive ?

Sunday, December 20th 2015

I eat lunch.
The correct passive is as follows
Lunch is eaten and not was eaten because verb eat in the present tense and not past tense.
We say lunch was eaten if the verb is ate……
Please confirm!

Monday, January 4th 2016

please can give us the passive Question , i want to learn how to transform a question from activ to passive

Tuesday, January 5th 2016


Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thanks, a great review (:

Friday, March 4th 2016

it is clear. Thank you

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

where is quiz ?

Sunday, April 10th 2016

Where is the quiz?

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Where is the quiz?

Thursday, May 26th 2016

Where is the quiz?

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Thank you so much

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

Thanks for this lesson

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

If I write “Lunch is eaten” or “Lunch will be eaten” it is wrong?

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Thank you so much

Saturday, November 26th 2016

Congratulations Ronnie, this lesson was very fun.

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Hi! Really I like you teacher

Monday, January 2nd 2017

Where’s the quiz?

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Thanks for your lesson

Monday, January 30th 2017


Monday, March 13th 2017

how come there is no quiz here

Friday, March 17th 2017

    Not all the lessons have quizzes!

    Friday, March 17th 2017

I didn’t understand it but now it looks simply

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Nice ,
Keep going dude

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Hi Ronnie. where is the quiz for this lesson?

Thursday, April 6th 2017

he was gone before i arrived?
is this passive?if yes,
what will be it’s active?
if not,
what type of sentence is this?
and yeah i more sentence
“he was worried about you?”
same question about this one too.

Saturday, May 13th 2017

How can I find the quiz for the passive voice lesson please?

Saturday, May 20th 2017

How can Ronnie do the lessons be so easy ??? Wonderful!

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

But I didn´t find the quiz for this lesson . . .

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

you are awesome ronnie

Friday, August 25th 2017

in this video is very easy understand passive and like use it. thanks you

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks. Ronnie

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Ronnie I have some questionsthat put me in trouble and I really wanna know the answers.
Is it correct to say in passive:
a) Why was that story being insisted on by him so much? (Active:Why was he insisting on that story so much?);
b) Mary is expected that she will marry John next week?(Active: They expect Mary will marry John next week);
c) Am I being allowed to drive your car? (Active:They expect Mary will marry John next week.)

Saturday, September 9th 2017

where is the quiz?

Monday, September 11th 2017

The lesson is very interesting because sample examples for differences the passive voice of the active voice and the structure basic.

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

I think that estrategy that you use for teach other people is good because you are didactic and the topics that you teach are very important to learn english easily. Thanks for your help 😊👌

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

The video is very easy to understand, Ronnie shows a clear difference between both structures of the voices pasive and active.
I like the video because Ronnie explain of form interesting their examples are of easy understanding

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

I think than explain the passive voice for a video and funny examples is more interesting and easy for me, because the passive voice is very difficult in my opinion.

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Hi teacher Ronnie
It was very enriching to know the difference between the passive voice and the active voice in situations of daily life to achieve greater understanding when reading texts.
I find your class very nice and the way in which it leads from the simplest to the most complex.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Hi teacher
Knowing the structure of the passive voice and the active voice has helped me to differentiate each one of them and to be able to identify them in actions of daily life.
The passive voice is used when the responsible person who performs the action and the active voice is not known when the subject who performs the activity is known.
The examples offered by the teacher and the way she explains the topics is attractive and dynamic.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

The video was interesting because the teacher uses everyday examples such as cutting hair or eating cookies. The teacher explains in detail that the was and were are used to express past actions without mentioning the subject. I like the attitude of the teacher.
Example: The car was washed

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Hi teacher Ronnie
In my opnion the topic of this lesson is difficult but it is very interesting. You explain the lesson very well, and the examples are very clear.I condider that the active voice is very util for the teachers because when they write your experience, teacher´s diary or your opinion and proposies they should write about themselves and take responsability because it is your work. Also it´s very util for the students homework´s because we can use it for know yours opinion about topic, experiment or learning situation.
Thank you for teach me

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

This video is very good. The explanation is clear and pre

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

This video is very good. The explanation is clear and precise. I love the way to teach the teacher Ronnie. Thanks to the video I learned the difference between the passive voice and the active voice. Now it is easier for me to understand the differences between the two.
Thank you very much, see you later.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

The lesson was new for me, but I understand the differences the active voice and passive voice. The class is very good for students of english and the examples help for understand the topic. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

I liked the video very much because it allowed me to understand the difference between the passive and the active, through the grammatical structure of each one. For its part, the active gives importance to the subject who performs the action while the passive does not mention who performs the action. Also, the examples it provides are focused on daily life which makes the explanation more understandable and dynamic.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Hello teacher Ronnie!
Is excellent the video because show diferences of the active voice and passive voice. The class in very intereting. I understand that the passive voice it´s use for say something in secret or when you don´t know who does the action. For example: A crime was made in Mexico.
We can use passive voice in all verb tenses, for example: past, present and future.
The structure for the passive voice is: noun + verb to be + verb in past participle.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

thanks for the video teacher Ronnie. I learn the grammatical structure but I would like you to give more examples because I’m confused with “by” how to use in the passive voice.

Thursday, October 19th 2017

Thanks,the explanation was very understandable, the examples were simple and help to recognize the difference in the use of passive and active voice. It was very attractive and great learning.

Thursday, October 19th 2017

It is very important to know the difference between passive and active voice. now I learned a new grammatical structure and in a very funny way. Thank you, teacher Ronnie. I liked the video

Thursday, October 19th 2017

why this lesson don’t have quiz ?

Saturday, October 28th 2017

I loved your video, but can u show me THE FUTURE PASSIVE ( WILL AND GOING TO)

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

it is wonderfull

Wednesday, December 20th 2017


Sunday, January 7th 2018

Hi Ronnie, Tnx for the great teaching. Please Make a video about most of the useful irregular verbs.

Monday, March 19th 2018

Thank you so much.

Sunday, April 1st 2018

Thank you!!!!! I don’t see a test. There is not here?

Wednesday, May 9th 2018

Thank you teacher Ronnie!! So, Ican’t see the test, it’s not available anymore?

Saturday, May 12th 2018

Very clear, thanks!!!! I don´t see the quiz…?

Sunday, July 1st 2018

This lessons was so helpful for me and others, here i have putted all my thanks…

Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Thanks Ronnie .

Sunday, July 15th 2018

Hi Ronnie I can find the quiz? Can you help me?

Sunday, July 15th 2018

Hi Ronnie where I can find the quiz?

Wednesday, August 8th 2018

The lesson was tought perfectly.

Thursday, August 16th 2018

where the quizzzzz

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

    I am waiting too!

    Tuesday, March 26th 2019

thanks Ronnie, I learn a lot in this website and with your lessons. I am trying to improve my English quickly for to get good scores in Cambridge Exam and I feel here I improve fastest than other sides and materials.

Sunday, September 30th 2018

I started to learn English very old in my life, after 28 years old because my country has not good education in English language from the preliminary school to the last year in the high school, its a disaster,a mess for the Cuban students.

Sunday, September 30th 2018

and a few years later I knew how important its the English in the world and for students who want to study master programs or PhD programs, in that moment I felt the limitations I had.

Sunday, September 30th 2018

thank you so much teacher ronnie (^_^) <3

Tuesday, February 26th 2019

I think there is a mistake the passive of “i eat lunch” should be Lunch is eaten by me if you might say that i ate lunch then it would be lunch was eaten by me .
Right ?

Sunday, March 17th 2019

    Yes, you’re right.

    Saturday, May 11th 2019

The class was taught with perfection!

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

Where is the quiz ?

Saturday, June 29th 2019

Where is the quiz?

Thursday, August 15th 2019

I have a question.
When you ask for someone.. for example: Own! Did you have your nails done?
for passive I use only to be? or Can I use have?
Thank you.. I love your videos.

Wednesday, September 11th 2019

Great! 👍👍👍👍👍

Thursday, September 19th 2019

Where the quiz?

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

No quiz! sadness :(

Monday, January 6th 2020

Nice lessons, ty

Monday, March 16th 2020

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