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It is a fact that in order to be a much more effective speaker, we’ve got to be more specific.

I haven’t thought about it before,but now after watching this video and reflecting for a while
. . . I have noticed that. . . this is the way most people talk (is this statement a generalization? Please tell me so), through generalizations.

To tell the truth, it is risky to generalize about everything, especially at the workplace; doing so has really given me a hard time.

It was a great lesson James!!! Thanks for these useful tips on how to become an effective speaker. I will put them into practice, sure is!!!

Regards

Regino

    how you doing Regino,this is the first time that i see the Mexican flag on this site.thats awesome dude.

    cupil27

      Hi Cupi127, how are you doing?

      …from now on you will see it more often, I give you my word.

      Take care buddy, see ya soon!

      Regino

Although you’re a cool guy, you make the most academic lectures. Ok, I’m trying to be more specific. Your lectures are representatives of the most academic performances here.
Btw, I think something can be true or not (false) but nothing can be ‘truer’. Maybe, something can be closer to THE truth than other things. What’s your opinion? ;)

bencebacsi

VERY GOODDD!!! THANKS A LOT!

Leila Maria

Great lesson! Thank you.

rodrigo.verri

I was surprised because the cat had 5 legs. It made me giggle. Thank you for your great lesson, James and Mr.E :)

Happy04

Hi James, please help me with the following:

Why the word “some” in “I saw some in the kitchen” is defined as indefinite adjective and not as indefinite pronoun?… (taken from the question 7 of the test)… Thanks.

Excellent lesson!

jenriquezv

hey i would like to how can we use much and more together if it is used is that correct.

gajananeng

not clear to me at all.

Rasho

Thanks James for an interesting video, now that I was thinking for a while it is sure, I always made the same mistake “generalization”.
I’m going to practise it inmediately.

leahy

    Leahy, you just made another generalization when you said ‘I always made the same mistake…’.
    Have fun and a nice day!

    Edinho

    hey leahy.im learning itaian.i have nobody to practice with,do u mind helping me

    cupil27

Hi James,
thanks a lot for your useful lesson.
You’re right and I’m going to use your ideas
take care

cep62

James, every time you surprise and help me. Many thanks your coaching class in addition!

Sergio

Hi James, thank you

pafsilipoclub

Thank you Mr James.

Amaziiigh

This site is awesome! Thanks a lot!

vbfigueiredo

Thank you very much for your lesson

rcarmina

Super, useful lesson James!!!
Thank you so much!

briella

Big lesson, thanks James 6/8

adalberto75

That was nice! 7/8

Sally S

that was interesting.can you make a video about human bones

cupil27

I’m sorry!!!

Djoune02

I’ve got a 100%, This is such a really good class, Now I can relate the Seven sisters, and The 5 legged cat whenever I refer to these. Excellent

Roger1

Hi James, thank you for the key points,they are so useful

jangelhc

What a helpful lesson. I usually make this kind of mistakes when I speak. Thank you very much James, I literally like the way you teach.

Jomilito

thank you!

florabel

James, you are a good teacher with a good sense of humor. Thank you for your this useful lesson. I got 8 correct out of 8.

noneego

Thank u James, very good lesson,I’ve got 7/8. but, I have a question in 7th question. Is the word ” some” indefinite adjective? I saw, it has describe as a indefinite pronoun in another web site.So I’m bit confused.Can you plz explain me about this.Thank you.

1.There are several people in the safe room.
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun people.) There are several in the safe room.
This is an indefinite pronoun. It stands alone. It does not modify a noun.)

2.I have seen some cartridges in the cupboard.
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun cartridges.)
I have seen some in the cupboard.
(indefinite pronoun)

3.There are only a few deer left
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun deer.)
There are only a few left.
(indefinite pronoun)

Read more at http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/indefinite_adjectives.htm#MghVseQ4HqcQWhdD.99

stefany stk

    The word “Some” it can be an indefinite adjective when describe a noun for example “Some girls say….” or a Indefine pronoun when you use it to replace a noun..
    That´s what i read in a website a don´t if i´m wrong.

    YooksRuiz

I saw SOME in the kitchen. Isn’t SOME (in this case) an indefinite pronoun?

byte

    Now that someone else wrote the same question I feel better. It is hard to accept that we don’t recognise a pronoun.

    Thanks James. Your lesson is very good and I will listen to it again and again because there are a lot of interesting words.
    You are a great teacher. Ciao. :)

    byte

oufff, much better!!!

Djoune02

Thank u James, very good lesson,I’ve got 7/8. but, I have a question in 7th question. Is the word ” some” indefinite adjective? I saw, it has describe as a indefinite pronoun in another web site.So I’m bit confused.Can you plz explain me about this.Thank you.

1.There are several people in the safe room.
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun people.) There are several in the safe room.
This is an indefinite pronoun. It stands alone. It does not modify a noun.)

2.I have seen some cartridges in the cupboard.
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun cartridges.)
I have seen some in the cupboard.
(indefinite pronoun)

3.There are only a few deer left
(This is an indefinite adjective. It modifies the noun deer.)
There are only a few left.
(indefinite pronoun)

stefany stk

thanks james .you are awesome

dharm.saini

5/8, 63%, when the lesson is about grammar I never get 100% or even close! I made mistakes on the 1st, 7th and 8th.

Jorge Pedroso

I got 10/10.
Thank you, James. Always fun!

joicesiqueira884

    Actually 8/8 :)

    joicesiqueira884

I really like your personality and enjoy listening always!

lovestudying

Most of us makes those mistakes. This is the lesson not for fixing errors in English only but in one’s native language too. Excellent :)

sasha11

We are great and you too!!!Bye James.

winnie22

….we have read what Stefany and Byte wrote and we have redone the quiz. We think they are right; number 7 is not right.

winnie22

Thanks got 63%.

Abdul Qayum

“There’s five legs”? I know using singular instead of plural is common among native speakers, but I think it should be “there are five legs”, right? ;)

Jenny E.

Your lessons are popular even in Belarus and Russia. Great job!

DaletskiDenis

    Big in Belarus! Has a nice ring to it :)

    engVid Moderator

    Belarus and Russia hmm… isn’t it one country like Bosnia and Herzegovina??? )))

    Bahur

thanks

anazi1400

it is a very good listening. thank you james

joshuapowerpp

Nice! :D

Alef Mateus

Thank you Mr James, you are awesome.

fouaz19

thnx james i like all ur lessons

nourhan essam

greattt !!!!

ISRAEL MOLDEZ

I want to be teacher like you…..

sheli

Hi, James! U’re really good at teaching! Keep going! :)

ikaterina

i’ve got a 63%, never got a mark this high in grammar before, most of the ppl did a good job, but I believed in keep watching James’ video will help a lot.

Peteretep

Thanx 4 the clarification and interesting instruction!

colafishx

Great lesson

kavinko

it’s quite complicated.. but the thing I want to say is you should give more advanced lessons like this lesson. I know there are some beginners in this website, but I highly appreciate if you make more advanced lessons .
anyway, thank you so much, great lesson James

Roni Lian

wow 8/8, thank james i’ve enjoyed the lesson

michaelsak

it’s the with me this lesson i’ll never ever forget it!!!!! thank you so must james you are all good teachers!!

pape87

Thanks for this lesson. I realized a lot of common mistakes in English

jbrignardello

awesome one !

dedo

thank you for that lesson teacher james. i believed in you , that is true. because many filipinos working in a call center industry they are really specific that is why many filipinos are very good in english. but me.. its hard for me to speak and construct the sentence quickly. i need to stop and to think what im going to speak out haissss this is really bad. i want to learn more.. tell me what should i do mr. james. thank you and godbless

rubencgarciajr

james is the best thank you > >

AAOK10

Its a little bit difficult but I got perfect. Thank you sir.

hallelujahPTL

Thank you brother. it was very good lesson.im going to study your lessons.

Kaniet

so good))))))

lale11

very informative, i guess some speakers use this generalization or exaggeration becaut the use they want to make their listener to believe. but the truth is the opposite really happen.. “Salamat James”

ranjo2014

Those seven sisters were used always in different environments.

ゞ(≧▽≦*)o

Hi, James. I just wanted to thank you for your video lessons. I find them not only extremely helpful but also very funny. I enjoy watching you a lot!

Yana Nyagolova

    hello . if you dont mind could you please be a friend with me on facebook so both ofus can improve her english speaking skills :)

    koukou sba

This class was very helpfull, the cat with five legs was very funny.

Dabney

This lesson makes me reconsider about my communication skills not only in English but also in other languages.I should be more specific to become an effective speaker.
Thanks!

T.Anderson

All lesson in engvid.com are amazing, It isn’t an exaggeration. Thanks guys!

Aaron1980

OK, 88 %. Thanks James.

alpido24

Wonderfull lesson, i hope each James video will be so informative as this.

Kibych

Thank James, great lesson

rbonazzo

Hi, everyone-indefinite pronoun ;)!It is my strong belief that those who have noticed the mistake as to the answer to question 7 in the quiz are DEFINITELY right! But we all make mistakes, don`t we? and James himself admitted that he`s not perfect, didn`t he?
So why don`t we just look on the bright side?
Thank you, James for your wonderful lessons!

IrinaBicescu

Thanks james .. good lesson

aboood1994

Very interesting! Thank you, James!

stepanx27

Thanks James! i really like your lessons!

Simone Maver

Hey teacher. I’m a newbie here, nice to know this website. I am a student of English Education and i have a lot of problem. I have a problem with word building, like compound words, stem, prefixes and suffixes. Can you teach me about that lesson??? Please… I count on you teacher ^^

carunia

I’ve learned a lot with your detailed explanation.

Thanks!

Sonia1234

Great. I learnt lot of things with this.

estebancanoh

Thank you James!

WesleyCruaia

7/8 Murakoze James, that means Thank you in English :)

habiemma

Hi James, can you explain me, when we use “every” and when we use “all”? what’s the difference between these two words?

AnnieSanamyan

Best teacher ever! I wish you were my teacher at my school :(

YooksRuiz

It was really a great lesson by you James and for this lesson every one people who are all having an account in eng-vid have to bring your hands together and make a noise to praise the James because Jame had done a nice lesson about how to say specific on generalization it is important isn’t Thanks to James for such a nice lesson with a great effort for this presentation.. .

Sivakumar

The lesson is easy to understand, because “cat” and “sisters” make it easier to remember. Thanks a lot!

EgorV

Very good lesson…once more !

Fabienne974

We need one or two more lessons please James.It’s very important to have strong speaking skills and it helps me everywhere.Thanks Master.

Rahatbek

Thanks james¡¡

jmanuelsi

I am a fun of your lessons !!

Solange226

Thank you very much!

Abatekaren

It was a very good lesson. well done

Mohsenkalantari3

Pls help me each time i want to speak english i feel out of words

Abdulguy

Thank you James, you are the best teacher! :)

Natunia

Great lesson James, greetings from Indonesia.

Peter Peterson

what i understand from this lesson is that we have to be more specific when we talk to someone else and don’t generalize our speak, am I right or not?.
by the way, I’m a new learner and i liked your videos a lot ….. best regards from iraq

Momen189

You have a great way to teach all users on this page, amazing job!!!

kikesmash21

thank you James for all your great lesson,what does fancy word mean or what kind of word is fancy ?

peymanh70

Thanks a lot Stefany Stk and Looks Ruiz. They help me to understand now.
Lydia

lymourao

nice lesson and great teacher :D

DylaCR

You rarely let us down it was a very good video letting us know how important it is being specific. Thanks for the Video SIR.

Angel777

Thanks!

TimAtEngVid

I got 8 correct out of 8!!! thank you, James!

Beatrice

great MR JAMES awesome lesson

alharth

You got 6 correct out of 8.

thank you.

M kartal

Thank you James for a useful lesson!

Alex-1956

Thank you immensely

HairFirE

6 out 8 :)

ewertoncostapt

Hi James! I’ve learnt a lot of thing from your lessons, thank you very much. I do like the way of your teaching!

Sabohat

    a lot of thingS. Sorry

    Sabohat

Wee de woo! I can’t do this. James, are you a level 1 teacher or a level two?

Jettyput
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