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it was fun

abebe

    Yes it was very great

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

    jabbar khan

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

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    Thx so easy

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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 ? ?

Thanks

Rey

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

    fine-howdy?

      no, you are wrong. both are passive!

      GirlPower

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

        JF87

          no both are active i think.

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        yup! both are passive ..

        rabz

      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? ;)

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      it was cool

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    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.

    GirlPower

    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)

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    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

    NOY

      yup.. u r right babeeeeeeeeeee

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

      fatiima

    no, both r passive..

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    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

    tranvantuyen

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

    Sergey

    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

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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.

Mahvish

    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

    GirlPower

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

Raul

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    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.

    Cheers,

    JF87

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

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

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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

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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?

Thanks.

JF87

    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!
    Ronnie

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      what is adverb

      imran

        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!

        MR.smart

        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…

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      thanks very much
      can you provide qustion for passive

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    I think your ideas / answer is correct

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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)

abuheba

Excellent video. Easy to understand.

Mauro

excellent video madum

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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

malek

good lec

imran

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

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

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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?

lintu

you are a great teacher

ali

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

php

hi Ronnie

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

thank you

sliman

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

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The Lessons were whatched by me.

Thank you, For all your lessons.

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Thank you Ronnie for your help.

Pavoreal

Thank you Ronnie (:

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

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Thanks everyone!

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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.

TWEETY

HI, I NEED TO KNOW THE RULER OF ALL PRONUNCTIATION, LIKE VOWEL AND CONSONANTS AND CONSONANTS AND VOWELS IN BETWEEN .
IF YOU CAN PLEASE SEND ME OR DO ONE PROGRAM FOR THAT, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME.
THANK YOU
JOSE

JOSE

HI, YOU ARE VERY GOOD TEACHER, I HAD LEARNED A LOT WITH YOU.
THANK YOU, AND KEEP GOING…
THANK YOU
JOSE

JOSE

hi
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

regards

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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 ..so 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……

santhsosh pani

thank u that is v easy keep going from egypt byeeeeeee

dody

HELLO MY DEAR RONNIE.
FIRST OF ALL I WANNA THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS CLEAR EXPLANATION AT THE SAME I WOULD LIKE TO THANKS THE SUGGESTER OF THIS SITE AND THIS PROGRAM, YOU ARE REALLY HELPING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, AND I AM THE FIRST OF THEM.. GOS REWARD YOU.. I LOVE YOU..

Sidy Ndiaye.

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!

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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.:)

jasmin

how to use past participle?

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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

Dildar khan

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

mahmoud

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

mahmoud

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.???

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

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where is the test or question after lesson?

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Thank you.good

Esmail

Tranks for you!!!

Greeting for Chile!

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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.

Munawar Ali

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

ahmed

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

jassi

Please can we say:
The hair has been cut

Sinan

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

Oraine

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

Diana Mykolaivna

what about future and present perfact

tharwat

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

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

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

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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?

mohammed

    Yes, that is correct!

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It was a really interesting lesson i like how u teach

ayoub

the video was watch by me !

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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

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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 ???

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

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I mean ” I eat lunch “

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grateful

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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

Irma Guertin

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

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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

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

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this video is usefull

Candy

CAN WE MAKE THE SENTENCE OF (GO)
AND IF AGENT IS NOT IN SENTENCE ..
THEN CAN WE MAKE THE SENTENCE OF PASSIVE

HALAR UNAR

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

Ahmed

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

belkacem

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)

ediz hasimoglu

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

chimchim

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

soso

    Hello!
    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.

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

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hi, thank you very much

eli

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

amel

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

Carlos Simões

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

raweena

thank u ronnie

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you really work hard for this ronnie. tq

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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

tiko

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

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where is the passive test?

pam

thanks zaki algeria

amel

i like this lessons=)

porshakov

me too por. ty for all

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

julia

In this example,as is the passive:

Eg.: She has been told this before.

Glauco

i like the lesson .. (:

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thank you very much , ronnie

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thank you very much. you are useful

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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.

marie

    Yes you are correct!

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

francisco

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

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

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    Neither do I,

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it was very great

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

navin

    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.

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      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.

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        Great observation!

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

abthamer

help me guys….

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

thnx…

Rgen

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

badr

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

mark

    Yes, lunch was eaten is correct!

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thank you

mohammed

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

neorah

    “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!

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excellant lesson .thank you .

lia

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

student

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

Best wishes

Ross

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..

marifel

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..

marifel

thanks a lot

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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

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

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

ganaa

Hi Ronnie, good job.
thanks.

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

Zafar ali soomro
Karachi

Zafar Ali Soomr

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?

zuzana

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

silvana

ronnie is i love u

samuel

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!!

Elisabeth

    Yes, you are correct!

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

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

jara

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

zherow

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.

Daya Rao

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

Kamran

thank you ronnie for ur lesson

youssef

Great explanation.

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Thanks teacher……………

Dinushka

How we ask questions from passive voice?

Dinushka

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

arbien

this lesson was expound by ronni

ayman abdo

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

Tanja

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

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

victoria

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

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

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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.

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

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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:)

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    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”.

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Thank a lot!

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

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thank you very much :) :)

Rumeysa

Hi,Teacher,
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.

soopy

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

soopy

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PreIntermediate Class Wednesday 18.1.12 | English with Renée

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

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    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.

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

Luz A Aguilar

I did not found the quiz.

Luz A Aguilar

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

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

rajitha

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

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

rajitha

funny sighting..

batur

you looks sexy with your shirt

idris

Madam!
Please Please help me out….

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

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Please help me out…

They are gone
They have gone

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

Vicky

Please help me out…

They are gone
They have gone

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

Vicky

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

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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…

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    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.

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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

nadya

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

nadya

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

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thank you very much :***

nadya

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?

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    ???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.

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

      surpariyar

thx a lot

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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.

botaangleze

    Yes, You ate correct!

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

Am I correct ?

Best wishes from botaangleze@gmail.com
in Albanian / englishworld

botaangleze

    Yes!!!

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Yes, You ate correct!

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

botaangleze

Ronnie, You are the best!

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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)

jhon ccaycho

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

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this is incorrect

mini

how can u change simple present into simple past

mini

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

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    Search the site for this lesson!

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

Dien

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

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

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thankyou very much.
it was really helpfull

sacha

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

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    Yes, that is correct.

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

tanvir

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

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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!

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

Dagmer

finely I understand the lesson with you thanks Ronnie

mounia

where`s the quiz?

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Ronnie you are a fantastic teacher :)

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YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER
THANK YOU

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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.

sivam

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

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

Genky

    Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

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

abdel aleem zein

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

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

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    people calling me sir are liked by me.

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

mehdi muntazari

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…
THanks..!

Zeshan Ahmed

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

abdel aleem zein

    They are the same!

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

Burhan

    I made a mistake! Great that you caught it!

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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

amir

their are also passive voice sentences such as

I am writing a poem.

Ans:-the poem is being written by me.

other….

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????

shahd

    “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!

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

suki

    Sorry, I do not understand your question.

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

Pete

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

shahd

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

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

mohd aijaz

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.

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thank you mrs.ronnie :)

hauraa

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

sagar

    I don’t know why they use passive!

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    It was written by Chaplin. = Written by Chaplin

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thank u so much !!

Masa

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 .

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

m

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

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    a

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thank u so much your class is very nice

abel

thank u so much . you’re very helpful

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good lesson ,thank you teacher.

vishnu

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..

amer18

plsss…dont ignore me…^_^

amer18

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

amer18

Dear teacher
how many roles for changing active to passive?

lal

thn’X Ronnie :)

solimanov

Thank u Ronnie …

Mohamed

I like the way you teach

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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 ” ???

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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 .

zinharb

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.

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    What a nice picture !

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Yes, I made a mistake. You are correct!

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    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!

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      Not 3 , 13 of them !

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i like your lesson

paul boateng

It was so good

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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?????

THANKS!!!

sonny

You are kind and excellent teacher.

hayam

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

Adriana

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

keny

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

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

Ibrahim Ahmed

i can say
the car was fired.

aboislam

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
Bye

Paulo

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

chakku

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.

No

hai mam,

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

maniya

Very useful, Roonie.I love your videos.

Victoria

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

sajid

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.

Richard

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

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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

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

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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

shafaqat

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

ABDELMAJID

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

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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 ..

Mohcine MAMOUNY

I’m waitting you incha2alah !

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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

zinharb

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 .. ;)

Mohcine MAMOUNY

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

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

Marçal

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!!!

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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!

Chico (Algeria)

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 (:

venom

It was Great!!!

Naing

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

albino

thanks for teaching us where are you from

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It was helpful thanks

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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.

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Easy to understand teaching

fahrizal_s

your leesons are very good. Congratulations

Edu

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!

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    Sorry, someone was being cut and hereinafter.

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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

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Thank u..

SalouaBelhaj

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

AH, BY THE WAY… WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ME TO IMPROVE MY LISTENING?

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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

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

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Love these lessons!

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

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where is the quiz?

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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?)

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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

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thank you teacher

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

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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 ?!

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

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I can’t see tests!!!

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    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?

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      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.

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

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thank you teacher it was pretty easy to understand

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

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

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

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you explain it in the video very well :)

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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
thanks

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Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. please convert into passive. thanks

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hi Mrs RONNI we want lesson about policy.thanks

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

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

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    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

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

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where is the quiz????

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Yes.. where is the quiz ??

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    There is no quiz.

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thank you grammar is much more funnier now

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

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

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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!

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

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Very clear

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

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Ms.Ronnie you are the best !

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It is a very great lesson

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thanks for the lesson

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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 :(

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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.

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I did find the quiz

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

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

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Useful lesson as ever here on Engvid

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And where is the quiz?

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

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

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

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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 ??

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perfect explanation thaks a lot

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I want the Lesson for p.p.

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

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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!

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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!

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hola,

Wehere can I get those exercises for practice?… thanks

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my cock was kicked

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Thank you Ronnie!

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why this video does not have quiz -_-

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good! but where’s the quiz?

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Ronnie is my favorite teacher i hope chat with her!

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Hello,
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

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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)

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Thank you it was great lesson

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Very interesting !!!! Thank you very much

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Good course !
I learn a lot here !

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I can’t find the quiz about this lesson

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Thank you very much Ronie.

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I have very dificult!!

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Where’s the quiz? I don’t see it!!!

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Quiz?

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

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Thanks ronni

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How i can at writing in any subject please

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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?

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no quizz button?

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you are great teacher…thank you

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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 ?

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the book was taken by me,
It is correct?

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how to use other tenses in passive ?

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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!

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

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great!

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Thanks, a great review (:

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it is clear. Thank you

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where is quiz ?

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Where is the quiz?

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Where is the quiz?

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Where is the quiz?

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Thank you so much

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Thanks for this lesson

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

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Thank you so much

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Congratulations Ronnie, this lesson was very fun.

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Hi! Really I like you teacher

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Where’s the quiz?

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Thanks for your lesson

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HELLO MY DEAR RONNIE.
FIRST OF ALL I WANNA THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS CLEAR EXPLANATION AT THE SAME I WOULD LIKE TO THANKS THE SUGGESTER OF THIS SITE AND THIS PROGRAM, YOU ARE REALLY HELPING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, AND I AM THE FIRST OF THEM.. GOS REWARD YOU.. I LOVE YOU..

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how come there is no quiz here

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    Not all the lessons have quizzes!

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I didn’t understand it but now it looks simply

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Nice ,
Keep going dude

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Hi Ronnie. where is the quiz for this lesson?

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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.

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

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

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

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you are awesome ronnie

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

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Thanks. Ronnie

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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.)
b)

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where is the quiz?

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

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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 😊👌

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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why this lesson don’t have quiz ?

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

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it is wonderfull

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thanks!

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

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Thank you so much.

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

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

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

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

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Thanks Ronnie .

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

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Hi Ronnie where I can find the quiz?

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The lesson was tought perfectly.

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where the quizzzzz

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    I am waiting too!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 ?

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    Yes, you’re right.

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The class was taught with perfection!

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Where is the quiz ?

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Where is the quiz?

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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.

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Great! 👍👍👍👍👍

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Where the quiz?

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No quiz! sadness :(

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Nice lessons, ty

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where is the quiz😥😥💔😅

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nice lesson

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