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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I have _______ to China.

The weather is not _______ cooperative.

I have a friend who has _______ on TV.

Have you ever _______ arrested?

Martha was _______ mean to me yesterday.

Which word is used with the perfect tenses in English grammar?

Which word is often used with the progressive/continuous tenses in English?

Stop _______ so critical!

They had ______ there before.

It's _________ a great day.

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326 Comments on “English Grammar – BEING & BEEN”

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Wednesday, October 20th 2010

    Thank you for such an excellent work. Would it be possible to explain what if remove “being” from the example sentence?

    Friday, June 29th 2012

    while thanking you Alex please let me know the difference meaning of..1)He is generous AND 2)He is being generous.

    Sunday, March 10th 2013

      Please Alex explain us the difference between “He is generous” and “He is being generous”

      Friday, January 24th 2014

    it’s being more nice

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

thaanks this has been of great help

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

I am proud to learn bahasa, malaysia my people, I often do not know how becakap bahasa, after I learned the video crew, I know it means thank you alex learn bahasa.
do a lot – a lot is another word bahasa

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

    bahasa is a language for indonesian-native. malaysian uses melayu/malay. btw, what’s your point dude. i don’t understand what did u meant?

    Wednesday, June 27th 2012

      what did you meant..it’s a wrong sentence. it will be what did you mean?

      Monday, October 15th 2012

thank you!!!!!)))))

Thursday, October 21st 2010

thank you,Alex!)))))

Thursday, October 21st 2010

its very useful for me alex . i enjoyed it as well and learned the difference between been and being so i am very grateful to you . keep ti up

Thursday, October 21st 2010

This session has been useful.
Thank you!

Thursday, October 21st 2010

hi!! alex,
Thank you for discussing that topic. its very helpful. i have learned a lot..
I have a question if you don’t mind. can you help me with a little explanation in using the words, such as: ” in inspite of” and ” despite of” than you very much.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

thank you for your lesson it is important to understand difference between those two words.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

what The difference between i and me

Thursday, October 21st 2010

    “I” is used as a subject of a sentence, while “me” is used as an object.

    For example:
    “I visited my parents.” (you are doing the action and are the subject)

    “My parents visited me.” (“My parents” is the subject, and you are receiving the action)

    Thanks for the question.

    Friday, October 22nd 2010

      Dear Alex, i am confused to identify the “subject” in the following sentences for whether to use “I/me”:

      1) Between you and (I, me), there is no great difference.;
      2) There are three tables.;
      3) Mary is much cleverer than (they, them).;
      4) He knows the secret as well as (she, her).

      Thanks in advance!

      Thursday, November 11th 2010

Thank you Alejandro, your classes are very interesting for me because I have been improving my english.

If you have time is possible you explain me what that’s mean the means word in differents sentences please? For me it’s a little confuse.
for example:
I meant we’d have to leave early – that’s all.
It’s pretty obvious what she means.


Ximena from Santiago de Chile

Thursday, October 21st 2010

    “To mean” means to have a specific purpose, intention, or idea in mind when you say or do something.

    “I meant to call my mother, but I didn’t.”

    This means that your purpose was to call your mother, but that you didn’t do it.

    “It’s pretty obvious what she means” means that there is no question about what her intention, idea, or purpose is with her words.

    I hope this helps!

    Friday, October 22nd 2010

this web is very useful

Thursday, October 21st 2010


Friday, October 22nd 2010

    same with me.

    Saturday, March 5th 2011

Could you please make a lesson about gerunds?
I’m having trouble with them.

Thank you.

Friday, October 22nd 2010

    I believe that we will have a lesson on gerunds in the future. Keep checking back!

    Friday, October 22nd 2010

progresive tenses and continous tenses era the same??? by the way very good lessons thanks for you teaching me xD

Friday, October 22nd 2010

    That is correct. Some books call the “subject + be + -ing” structure the continuous tense, while others call it the progressive tense. They are two names for the same tense.

    Friday, October 22nd 2010

Hi alex. I wanna ask you something. It’s possible use this sentence ” Yesterday, she was harassed by the police”?. What is the difference between this sentence and your explanation’s sentence?.
Thank you and sorry by the grammar.

Friday, October 22nd 2010

    That sentence is possible. It is a passive construction, because “she” received the action. It is the simple past, which means that it happened at a specific time in the past and that it is a finished action.

    Friday, October 22nd 2010


      Sunday, October 24th 2010

Thanks you alex…………………

Friday, October 22nd 2010

Excellent video. Thanks a lot. All of the video that have been publihed are usefull

Friday, October 22nd 2010

thank you very munch teacher!

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

Hi Alex
I would like to ask you one quiz ..what’s the distiguish between these ..
1) think
2) conceive
3) envisage
i know about think but not sure about conceive and envisage let me know Are these same or distinct?? Check out these sentences Are these right or wrong?
1) i was just conceiving about your.
2) what do u conceive about this ?
3) what do u envisage about this?
4) i’m envisaging about your .
i’ll very grateful to you .have a nice day..!!

Saturday, October 23rd 2010


Saturday, October 23rd 2010

thank you teavher alex

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

hi alex .your lessons are very knowledgeable for me . can you please tell me that what’s the difference among these three words …………… ‘see’ ‘watch’ and ‘look’

Sunday, October 24th 2010

Hi. I have 3 questions.


Second: WHEN USING “MAKE” or “MADE” ??

Last One: WHEN USING ‘THE’ ?? For exemple:
He is the best..in something. ??
He is best in something. ??

P.S. You can make a movie about it. But pls help me. Thank you.

Sunday, October 24th 2010

Thanks Teacher Alex,You’re a great teacher

Sunday, October 24th 2010

Thank you sir,
I have been confused to use these two words since ever. Now I am trying and will get command soon.
Again Thanks very much for your effort.
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Monday, October 25th 2010

Original sentence: “When I was walking along the street, I met Tom.”

Modified sentence: “Being walking along the street, I met Tom.” – Is that grammatically correct or incorrect? And why.

Monday, October 25th 2010

Thank you Alex, you doing graet job. God bless you.
I have problem with grammar. i taking Eng 093 in USA and i have problem with complex , indepanded cluse, complen and ….. What is you advise for me Mr. Alex

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

Hello, Alex I wish you are fine and feeling well at this time, i really like your beautiful lessons very much and Alex! i desire and request you to have a video about the (fuck) word, i understand the meaning so it is very shy for me to tell you but i am from Afghanistan in Kandahar province most of foreign guys that i am working with them or they are working in Afghanistan so, they are using this word a lots in common way or in Administration places so, i once again request you that, explain this word me please thanks, Studious, Najmuddin-John

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

is there any difference for the following
the girl was arrested by police yesterday
the girl was being arrested by police yesterday

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

Hello everyone! I made a transcribe of this lesson. If you need it please contact me at this email: thangnn.ineep@hotmail.com. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

Dear Alex,
Please tell me the difference(s) between ,,,
Mark is generous as opposed to Mark is being generous..
And wondering how to say it in the future tense as well.
Thank you so much
P.S.Love your style and also need to know where I can find some lectures on Verbals passive and reduction of clauses to phrases, such as Adjective , and adverbial clauses to phrases..

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Hi,Alex, this website seems a good and very useful place for us improving our english ,and i have tried to check my computer for many times,but i still couldn’t see english video lesson,can you tell me how i can do?

Thursday, October 28th 2010

hello Alex thank you for good lessons and do you want a email to me no problem my email is eumja1404@naver.com see you next time

Thursday, October 28th 2010

Hi,Alex ,today,I reset the computer and i can watch the english video lesson now. Thank you all the same.

Friday, October 29th 2010

Thank you so much sir Alex!

Sunday, October 31st 2010

Hi Alex,
please answer the sandeep’s querries, I have the same problem.

Sunday, October 31st 2010

hi Alex i really liked your teaching.i have problem in using relative pronouns.plz help me

Sunday, October 31st 2010

thank you much i learn from it…

Sunday, October 31st 2010


Monday, November 1st 2010

I scored 10! thanks Alex. You explained this lesson very well.

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

Thanks your class is very good

Thursday, November 4th 2010

Really excellent, thanks

Thursday, November 4th 2010

Thanks so much, It has been a very good lesson to me!

Monday, November 8th 2010

thank u alex.this lesson is very important for me

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Thanks so much

Tuesday, November 9th 2010


Wednesday, November 10th 2010

I feel better when i m seen these videos. they are made me very interesting everyday ! Thank you guys

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

Hello everyone!Good luck!
and thank’s alex

Friday, November 12th 2010

Hello everyone!Good luck!
and thank’s alex

Friday, November 12th 2010

“the students has been studying for 5 hours”

i have one question about this , because i believed that i should to say ” the students (they) have been studing for 5 hours”

why did you say (has)?

Friday, November 12th 2010

    If I said “the students has,” then it was a mistake. You’re correct, and the proper structure is “the students have,” or “the student has.”

    Tuesday, November 30th 2010

hi alex u are the best……thank u so much

Saturday, November 13th 2010

thank’s I didn’t cath all, i’ll watch again and again

Saturday, November 13th 2010

could you explane how to use “be used to” and “getting” please?

Sunday, November 14th 2010

hi Mr Alex would you like explain me what is difference between confidence and trust?

Monday, November 15th 2010

txs ales this i very important in oui studies txs so much

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

thank you!

Wednesday, November 17th 2010

I’m looking for some private one-on-one tutoring. Are you teaching student in this way?

Wednesday, November 17th 2010

what is the difference between different and difference?

Sunday, November 21st 2010

    different is an adjective, difference is a noun. each one has a different uses!

    Saturday, June 30th 2012

i am from india & my native language is not english,so, how to improve my communication skills(quickly)? and i am very confused in grammer. please help me

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Thanks for all of your lesson.
This section is little bit dificult to perfactly understand… :(
I’m still confused about how to use in a sentances with being.

Sunday, November 21st 2010

you have used “have been” with “she” in the sentence,i did not get it because one cant use “have” with “she” according to grammer rule,can you please explain that ?

Wednesday, November 24th 2010

Excelent lesson


Sunday, November 28th 2010

this website is very useful..

Monday, November 29th 2010

Being yogesh is very difficult.. Am I right sir?

Monday, November 29th 2010

i like these lessons. can u plz tell me how can i improve my English very soon as posible

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

i like these lessons. can u pl z tell me how can i improve my English very soon as possible

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

Thank you very much, sir!

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

i have been to china ..alex would you say the meaning ..i have gone to china- makes sence for me ..

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

thanks a lot for the lession

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Good lession

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Oh I’ve got a question, why don’t we say “I’ve been in Alaska” instead of saying “I’ve been to Alaska?”
I want to know what’s the difference between the first sentence and the second one, please.
Thank you.

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

thanks a lot

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Thank you!! I love it

Friday, December 3rd 2010

Thank you!!

Friday, December 3rd 2010

Thank you Alex; You gave us good lessons

Saturday, December 4th 2010

i m ayoub and i m from in morocco can you more explin for me about gerand

Monday, December 6th 2010

i don’t understand when we use gerund

Monday, December 6th 2010

Dear Alex:
I am new to this site and happy to see your good lectures.
I am in need to contact with you can you please let me know your email or can tell me the way we can be in touch?


Tuesday, December 7th 2010


Wednesday, December 8th 2010

nice …thanx

Wednesday, December 8th 2010

Thank you Sir !! You teach very well …!!

Friday, December 10th 2010

sir u solved my problem thanxxxxxx

Wednesday, December 15th 2010

thanks so much

Friday, December 17th 2010

thank you so much dear sir

Saturday, December 18th 2010


Monday, December 20th 2010

It’s some what k.But better to give more explanation using examples

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010

Hello Alex!
I find your lessons very good and helpfull, also the quiz very exting.
thank you for help
waiting more from you

Saturday, December 25th 2010

i am very happy. i learn a lot from you

Tuesday, December 28th 2010

wonderful lesson!

Saturday, January 1st 2011


Saturday, January 1st 2011

Thanks a lot for these lessons.
Please i’d like to know the defference between the two words: demand and request and thier use.

Saturday, January 1st 2011

Good lesson =), thanks :D

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

hi alex! great lesson. maybe you could elaborate more on ‘been’. I’m a non-native speaker and maybe I could take some tips to be shared with my friends. Thanks in advance!

Monday, January 3rd 2011

9/10 :)

Sunday, January 9th 2011

9/10 thanks

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

thank you alex muchas gracias for helping us to learn english

Monday, January 24th 2011

nice lesson sir

Friday, January 28th 2011

Alex your are very nice and awesome!

Saturday, January 29th 2011

thanks alex.. I had been enlighten by this lecture. You are all great!

Sunday, January 30th 2011

Your lectures are very interesting. I am improving my english a great deal by listening to your lectures.

Monday, January 31st 2011

thanks ……..so much …….

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Hi Alex could you help me about this structure.
please make me understand which structure is being using in this structure.
The government claims to be doing all it can to eradicate corruption.

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Thanks for helping us !!!

Monday, February 7th 2011

This quiz has been helpful :)

Thursday, February 10th 2011

It`s been nice and helpful.
Thank you, Alex.

Sunday, February 13th 2011

I think it was a very nice lesson

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

hi alex I was wondering if you could do me a favor and clear up me what is the difference between when i say she has been harassed and she was being harassed

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

thanks a lot i am so happy to see your video.
i want to ask been , being difference ple,

Friday, February 18th 2011

It’s _________ a great day.

* being
* been correct ???
why ?????????

Saturday, February 19th 2011

thank u…….

Monday, February 21st 2011

Hello Alex, could you pls provide more examples on using “being” in generalizations

Friday, February 25th 2011

thank you Alex 10 out of ten :)

Tuesday, March 1st 2011

thank you alex that you are providing good sugetions and helping for all to who have intrest to modify there mistakes in spoken english but i have one problem and i cant undestand that thing my problem be like this ” can i use this have been for present perfect? like i have been completed my work ” or i have completed my work ” which one is correct in thease two sentence ” ?

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

thank u sir

Friday, March 4th 2011

thank you for this lesson

Saturday, March 5th 2011

Thanks Alex you’re so kind and very humble teacher that I had been encountered.. but I have a little confuse in your lessons.. you said earlier regarding the correct used of BEEN! you quote in your lessons that”” IF CAN YOU USE HAD,HAS & HAVE ALWAYS USE a word BEEN….But in the Quiz below their is one question.. it’s (BEEN) (BEING) a great day! I got a mistake that because I answer it BEING” plzz explain to me……. thanks god bless

Sunday, March 6th 2011

10/10 Thanks a lot!

Monday, March 7th 2011

Dear Alex!Thanks for your lessons!I ask you to explain to me when i must use WAS BEING (DONE), and HAVE BEEN (DONE) or HAD BEEN(DONE).I still confuse these tenses(passive voise)Thanks again!

Sunday, March 13th 2011

nice lesson,thanks a lot )

Sunday, March 13th 2011

Thanks Alex, i want to learn more about perfect tenses.Hpoe you will help me

Monday, March 21st 2011

i realy like it thanks for the explication

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

9/10 not bad,thanks Sir.Alex

Friday, April 1st 2011

thanks man

Friday, April 1st 2011

9/10/ but still great

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

9/10.. good but not perfect.

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

I really love the way you explain the sentences! Anyway, I would like to know, when should I use “Even” in a sentence? I need some explanations for it! Thanks before. ^^

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

it has been a good topic

Friday, April 8th 2011

i have a question about passive? when do we use passive form? and when is the better passive or active ? i have some idea about it, but im still confuse on how to use them. is there a paticular time we have to use the passive form? like for example in the past or present. thanks in advance and looking forward for your useful explanation.

Saturday, April 9th 2011

Great help thanks.

Wednesday, April 20th 2011

Hi, Alex great help but don’t understand it

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

i am confuse inthe use of BEING in English Grammer,could you guide me

Saturday, April 30th 2011

yahoo! hi Alex i scored 10/10 in the test

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

i am extremely happy of getting some guides

Sunday, May 15th 2011

thanks a lot

Sunday, May 15th 2011

can you please make a difference between shall and will

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Dear Mr. Alex,
I don’t understand about being and been. Can you please explain me with some simple sentence and where we can use in proper english?


Monday, May 16th 2011

hi alex, could you please explain if we say -Yesterday, she was harassed by the police – means that subject receiving some action now if we say -Yesterday she was being harassed by the police – still meaning is same so will really appreciate if you can explain the difference

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

That’s music my ears this lesson, i always have trouble between ”been and being ” but now i see the difference, i also have to pay attention.Thank you Alex

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

hi, i would like to thank you but your voice is low i cant hear very well

all the best for you

Thursday, May 19th 2011

9/10 Great Job Done by me !!
Alex Was Superb in this chapter !!

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

thanks may teacher fore ever
you are gentelman teacher? i am verty galad thanks

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

what is the difference between :the students had been studying for 5 hours? and :the students were being studying for 5 hours?

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

hi Alex i´m confuse between been and being so if i say I have been to canada it is similar to say I was in canada?

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thank you for this English Lesson I’ve learn a lot from you Sir Alex..Could you teach me for free??i want to be fluent in English..

Thursday, June 9th 2011

hi Alex, i m having confusion in this topic i want to ask some questions with you.BEING is used in presentcont.tense and pastcont.tense but sometimes it is also used as a GERUND can u plz tell mee how this is used as a GERUND i m waiting for your reply

Friday, June 17th 2011

Take care…

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

8/10! thanks a lot!

Saturday, July 9th 2011

Thank you very much

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

excellent alex

Thursday, July 14th 2011


Thursday, July 14th 2011

Thank you very much Alex.This is a real confuse part in English.

Monday, July 18th 2011

10/9 got it……

Monday, July 18th 2011


Monday, July 18th 2011

Hi Alex,
I read a sentence somewhere and I confused about this sentence;”my doctor has been telling me to eat vegetables”
whereas ,I think it is a passive tense and It does not need a subject(my doctor) and my question is why it hasn’t been said “MY doctor has told me …..?
I would appreciated if you answer this question and save my life!(just kidding)
thank you

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

are they same same among “stop being so critical” and “stop be so critical”?

and then “the wheater is not being cooperative” and “the wheater is not cooperative”, i think they are the same. Can you explain about that? thx alex.

Thursday, July 28th 2011

hi alex thanks for the lesson..

how about using the word aren’t i..aren’t you..they they’re and didn’t..pls help me to understand how to use this on my sentence..i’m having problem using that words on my grammar..hoping to hear from your reply soon..thank you teacher..

Saturday, July 30th 2011

Alex, this has been a good lesson! Thanks!

Thursday, August 4th 2011

Being excellent lesson i like it

Sunday, August 7th 2011

He has been completed his work,They have been taken all belonging to their personal,For how long you had been that company,Being heavy rain she cuoldnt go library,Being traffic stuck I cuoldnt reach office in time,sorry for being lite,thank you for being that. Here are a few examples is it correct .please reply my dear Alex

Sunday, August 7th 2011

10/10..thank u alex!!

Monday, August 8th 2011

thank you som much mr.Alex ..It has been a great lesson .

Sunday, August 14th 2011

Hi teacher , What the difference between ” he is/was studying” and “he has/had been studying”

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

I have learnt being corrctly today.thang you so much

Saturday, September 10th 2011

thank you Alex.But I seem I dont uderstand English

Thursday, September 15th 2011

8 out of 10(((

Saturday, September 24th 2011

ooooh,,,any,,the same with me your point,,,hahahah

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

tankyou very much it’s very usefull for me, no need to go to the english course i just open my laptop when i have spare time,,and start to study,,thx very much,,,i can understand all your teach,,,

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

8 out of 10… :( but not bad…. :) thnx alex :)

Thursday, October 13th 2011

good help

Thursday, October 13th 2011

i hope you’ll give advice what is what, thanks in advance,and so:
he is being generous – why don’t just say “he is generous”? or sentence “he is being generous” supposes that he WAS and is(now) a generous one. and “he is generous” considers that he is generous one in general or i know him as a generous one. what is a difference between both?
yesterday, she was being harassed – i understand that it’s passive voice past continuous tense. why don’t we say “she was harassed ” or she has been harassed” , i think so, ’cause it’s perfect tense. it happened already. why do we say this in the past continuous?

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Dear Alex.
Why can’t we say (she has been harassed by the police)what is the diffrence between these two? (she was being harassed) please help me out with this.
thank you

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

Hi Alex tank you for help me this matter English lesson. I wanna be speaker fluent with help.
See you next lesson.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Hi Alex, im trying to understand the difference between “learned” and “learnt”. I would like also to know how to use these words gramatically. Please help…many thanks…

Sunday, November 13th 2011

Thank a lot for this lesson, Gianni.

Saturday, November 19th 2011

hello sir,
i have a question to you sir
if a person was assaulted by someone,
can wae say like this
“person assaulted”.
waiting for the reply sir.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

    It depends on the rest of the sentence. For example, you could say, “There was a person assaulted downtown last night.” It could also be the headline of a newspaper article.

    Tuesday, November 29th 2011

hi alex.I’ve had confused with could . would should please as possible as u can explain them back precisly

Friday, December 16th 2011


Sunday, December 25th 2011

It’s lesson help me to diffrent Being and Been
Thank you very much

Monday, December 26th 2011

thnk u.but i’ve jus got one confusion whether or not to use i or me ,when saying My friends and I or Me and My friends.plx if u can help me out

Monday, December 26th 2011

Hi Alex,
i really like your lesson ,i had a big confision,but i am being more confident after this hahahaha

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

I got 9/10

Saturday, January 7th 2012

It was very hard for me

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi ALex, when should I have to use Have,Had,Has.

Monday, January 30th 2012

im perfect hehehehehe

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

it has been agreat lesson thanke

Monday, February 6th 2012

it has been amazing.thank u

Monday, February 13th 2012

hello alex
u r doing great job
can you teach lesson on how to use have been and hadd been sentences

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Thank you

I have been getting better English.

Monday, February 20th 2012

hi. can u explain that differents between those sentences.

marks is being generous.

mark is a generous.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

In the first example: “Mark is being generous”… is this a passive tense? It has the same structure, yet it has an adjective instead a verb. Thanks. :)

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

hello , sir i from punjab . i want know difference between would should could plazzzz sir help me i m too confused .. give me the answer soon as you can thaxxx

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Hello Alex: Could you please explain Degrees of certainty:Present Time(negative)and past time: Affirmative and negative.Thank you for everything.

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

thank you Mr.Alex

Saturday, March 10th 2012

this class was bit confusing for me. Still i’m trying to learn. Thankyou Alex for explaning very well

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Sir please teach us the difference between the words SINCE and FOR

Sunday, March 25th 2012

hi Alex,
Your lecture was interesting.But I still have some doubts.
In the first example of ‘been’,you wrote: he has been to Alaska.I hope here,you used the verb ‘been’ as main verb and ‘has’ as auxiliary verb.here,does the verb ‘been’ mean ‘stayed’ or ‘lived’.
Is this sentence same as ‘he has stayed/lived in alaska’?
[If I use ‘being’ as main verb(in the first example of being),does it mean ‘becoming’].
And one more thing,
Can we use ‘been’ after ‘is’in passive voice?..like ‘It is been good’?.if not why?
and,what is the difference between ‘He was in alaska’ and ‘He has been to alaska’?..I think ‘He has been to Alaska’ simply implies a present effect of past tense,ans is same as saying ‘He has been to alaska atleast once in his life’.Am i right?
Please reply me as early as you can.Because I’m so confused.:)

Saturday, March 31st 2012


Monday, April 9th 2012

Hi Alex,
Its a nice video to start with.

Could you tell me the difference between “They had been there before” and “They have been there before”.

Wednesday, April 25th 2012


Saturday, April 28th 2012

Mr.alex,,thanks for ur explanation,,it was clear..hope u can visit my university and teach us about grammar..dina from indonesia…

Friday, May 11th 2012

What’s is the difference between will and shall??

Thursday, May 31st 2012

10/10 thanks Alex

Thursday, June 28th 2012

I scored 10 out of 10. thanks a lot Alex.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

not understood at all

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

    use been after “have, has, had”
    use being after verb “to be” —> this “being is the hard thing w/ these two :( >I’m Filipino

    ~just starting to enhance my grammar!

    Friday, December 28th 2012

Thanks Alex to explain to me ,It’s means= it has .thanks for your help .you’re a great teacher .God bless you .have a great night.takecare

Friday, July 6th 2012

Ohhh… now I’m getting it. Thanks! I’ll study more about it.

Sunday, July 8th 2012

10/10 very good ! :)

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

why do u always use “this is Alex” and not “i’m Alex” in the begin of your videos? Sorry for this stupid question… is it a slang? Thanks for your attention!

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

thank you Alex..<3

Friday, July 20th 2012

hi alex, it is very nice a study for me..thanks a lot for everything…

Monday, July 23rd 2012

thanks for great lesson :) but l am little confused about future perfect tense. for example;she will have been accepted by the college at that point. l dont understand if its future, she isnt being accepted by the college yet , right ? if you help me , l’ll be so happy :) thank you alex

Thursday, August 2nd 2012


Tuesday, August 7th 2012

I appreciate your efforts. Great. Thanks Alex.

Friday, August 10th 2012

how to use doah in english?

Sunday, August 26th 2012


Thursday, August 30th 2012

Please explain the sentences starting with the word “having”!

Monday, September 3rd 2012

10/10 but i still dont quite get it

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Thanks Alex

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

i woant ask you what time can i ues present parfect

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Which word is often used with the progressive/continuous tenses in English?


can you please explain this point for me.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

Got 9/10. :)

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

“Being” is the progressive form of “Be.”

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

SIR,in passive voice, while we use being there must be helping verbs(am ,is,are,was,were…),then why at certain times we won’t use. eg: carbon monoxide doesn’t react further after being adsorbed.so pls try to clarify.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

sir,pls make a lecture on complete phonetics and it’s pronunciation

Saturday, December 8th 2012

SIR,in passive voice, while we use being there must be helping verbs(am ,is,are,was,were…),then why at certain times we won’t use. eg: carbon monoxide doesn’t react further after being adsorbed.so pls try to clarify.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

    You used “being” in that sentence. :) All passive sentences use “be” in one form or another.

    Sunday, December 9th 2012

      then i think in that example ,doesn’t is the “be” form . thank u sir.

      Sunday, December 9th 2012

      then i think in that example ,doesn’t is the “be” form . thank u sir.

      Sunday, December 9th 2012

sir,pls make a lecture on complete phonetics(with practicality)

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Thank you very much,for sharing your knowledge it really help me a lot.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

hehe ive got 8/10.(being or been) not bad :DD

Friday, December 28th 2012

Im a filipino and just starting to correct my mistaken and confusing bout the right grammar to use! hoping to be fluent as white men w/ this lang.

Friday, December 28th 2012

hi alex……it’s been wonderful experience learning through online by you……i have a question to ask you…..which preposition can we use before the word “road” or “street”…..i asked my teacher few days ago and she said “in” for example we live in grand trunk road but i was not convinced by her answer and still have a doubt because i once saw a movie”nightmare ON ELM street”…..here they have used “ON” with street, so i am kid of confused. plz help me.
thank you.

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Thanks for this lesson

Monday, January 14th 2013

I always have problem using been are being
It is more clearar to me, after the lesson
Ijust need more practice.
You are waderfull…..

Saturday, January 19th 2013

thanks sir it was really good but i still have confusion in being for example we can say also she was harassed by the police yesterday yes or no? thnks in advance

Saturday, January 19th 2013

sorry sir just one other question i just wanna know if we use be in present plus being for futur action thnks lot

Saturday, January 19th 2013

I didnt understand usage of been and being

Friday, February 1st 2013

10. It’s _________ a great day.
In this context, “It’s” means “It has,” and not “it is.” In this case, the verb “be” describes a state that is true (the day HAS BEEN NICE), and not an action.
i dont undersatand that ????????

Saturday, February 2nd 2013


Sunday, February 3rd 2013

hi Alex…
can I say “he is becoming generous” instead of “he is being generous”?

Monday, February 4th 2013

Genial! Thank you.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Respect to the quiz, question #10:
1.If the day is over, you can say “it has been a great day”, but
2.If the day is not over yet, you can say “it is being a great day”, because it is not over, and it may still go on being great (it’s something continous, I don’t know how to explain it).

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Great! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

No comment!! It’s best english lesson in the internet.Thanks, EngViD.com

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

I don’t understand this lesson :S:S:

you can repeat this lesson

Thursday, March 14th 2013

i am new student of this engvid lesson but i am impress by all of u teacher profemence

Monday, April 1st 2013

can we download this video on my mobile?

Saturday, April 13th 2013

dear sir…….
yet i haven’t understood properly the form of ‘being told’. do you mind explaining it deeply once more sir? plz…………

Saturday, May 4th 2013

dear sir…….
‘he is being bored’ in case of this sentence bored can be considered as a adjective & past participle form of bore therefor how can i understand it?

Saturday, May 4th 2013


Sunday, May 19th 2013

can i say like “We were being government recognized export house company” is this sentence right?

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Would you be able to clear my long time confusion about the usage of word ‘being’?. I understood that word ‘being’ is used in passive form of any continuous action(swimming,dancing etc). but in some cases i noticed that sentence was not passive but still the word ‘being’ comes. For ex: when i look for a word in dictionary let’s say
“Contempt of court” the meaning of which is “the offense of being disobedient to” .
In this case how the word ‘being’ is used?.

Similarly,I came across many sentences contained the word ‘being’ such as being friendly, being ignorant etc. Sorry,I am unable to recollect all the sentences which I seen. But I hope that I have explained enough to let you identify what i am asking for? It would be great help for me if you explain the usage of word ‘being’ in different contexts.


Monday, June 10th 2013

I am so lost Alex!!! I understood your lesson but when we speak about past, present, perfect progressive, and all that I just..can’t. I pass your quiz but I guess on some of them. What do u recommend? What should I learn first?

Thursday, June 20th 2013

hello alex,
i want to ask why “been” is used in these following sentences:
1.i have been hungry for 4 hrs.
2.they have been shopping four times this week.
3.i have been allured by the fancy things.
4.thousand of painter have tried to creat similer painting but they all have been unsuccessful.
5.this room has been the witness to all the events of my life.

please explain me the neaning of been here. i m waiting for ur reply

Sunday, July 21st 2013

hello alex sir,
pls reply my question soon .my exam is coming near.i need to know the use of been.pls pls pls
can we use present perfect with verb 3 form likewise the 3 sentence ‘i have been allured by the fancy things”
pls reply fast sir m waiting.

Sunday, July 28th 2013

until now i cant understand when choice between been or being in the sentences like

have you ever ____________ arrested ??

what does it mean ??
and why we should choice been not being :(

Monday, August 12th 2013

9 out of 10

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Alex,Is there any difference between the following sentences? Or Do they have the same meaning? ‘Mark is stingy./’ Mark is being stingy.’ You are being helpful and supportive to me.Thanks by heart.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Awesome i got 10 correct, :) thanks to you, Alex

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Thank you so much 10/10!!!

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

thank you sir it really helped me a lot..

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Glory to God the Father! I have got a 100.

Thursday, March 6th 2014

I don’t undertsand the lesson , please could you explain it again , thank you Alex

Friday, March 7th 2014

of I can not understant this being

Friday, March 7th 2014

of I can not understand this being

Friday, March 7th 2014

Hi Alex,

Thank you for this lesson. In this phrase I don’t know why we use Had been.”it had been a long trip”
Thank you

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Hi Alex,
thanks for your lesson
take care

Friday, March 28th 2014

I Got 10 because I’m a fellow teacher from Australia

Monday, May 12th 2014

Thanks Alex

Saturday, May 31st 2014

hello…….alex, i got 10 correct out of 10 only because your lesson helped me a lot…thank you.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

thanks for this lesson, it means a lot to me:

Sunday, June 29th 2014

I got 9 correct,, thank you so much

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

9/10, thank you for your lesson.
I think “being” is more difficult to use than “been”.

Monday, August 25th 2014

I have had a good lesson, I got 90 on the quiz ,I am being smart.

Thank you for this lesson.

Thursday, August 28th 2014

Why did you pass the last sentenc’s explanation..? so, sad.

Sunday, August 31st 2014

Great lesson .. I have got 8 correct :)

Monday, September 29th 2014

100 :D

Sunday, October 5th 2014

good lesson, i improve my english day after day

Monday, October 20th 2014

the firts time i got 9 out of 10 . it´s being very useful for me. Good lesson, thank alex . i am interested on watching your videos .

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Easy to understand, not easy to use.

Friday, January 2nd 2015

its been a great lesson for me thank you

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Nice lesson… The sound was a little low…..

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Why i am not access after 2 question. I tried almost 10 times but yet unsuccessful. I become hopless. Please give me solution.

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Thank you!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

YAY without even watching this lesson, i got 10 out of 10.
Great side with great cause, I must say you guys are doing great job for language students, i have been learning so much from here. God bless all teachers in the world specially Engvid tutors!

Sunday, May 10th 2015

My name Pheap IR, and today I am studying at PUC in Cambodia. I’m always research all lessons in website. At the end, I have found this website: engvid.com. I’m very interested, I would like to read the book.so can you tell me what kind of books in order to improve my English language?

Tuesday, May 12th 2015


Friday, November 13th 2015

wow i got 100 yehey

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

It has not been so bad

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thanks fot this video I learned a lot!!!

Monday, April 11th 2016

9/10 :D thanks Alex.

Sunday, April 24th 2016

thank you so much Alex in your tutorial it`s help me a lot to know how to use being and been ^_^
anybody here that want to talk other people to practice his/her english

Sunday, May 29th 2016

(9/10) is my score in this short quiz haha

Monday, May 30th 2016

thank you, Alex! This lesson is very useful!

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

I was strongly confuse with both of them, but not anymore! thank you Alex! (and the guy who asked for it) lol

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Thank you Alex, this leasson clarified the difference of “being” and “been”.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Teacher I have difficult for have been or have to ever

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

I got 8/10! Good!

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Mister Been XD

Friday, June 9th 2017

Thank’s Alex

Monday, August 7th 2017

i got 2 ques

1-what’s the difference between “he is generous”and “he is being generous”
2-what’s the difference between “she has been to alaska” nad “she was being to alaska “

Thursday, August 31st 2017

Is it possible that the 10ª question has two correct answers? For example: “Hey,this day is being very great, isn’t? “Oh, of course, it’s being a great day!”

Monday, September 11th 2017


Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thanks Alex for your video. I’m still confused with the meaning of “being” in a present tense. For ex, He is being generous. That means that he did something generousely. The action is accomplished. But we are using a present form. We speak about smth that has already happened. Can you explain that please? Good luck, i’m your fun))

Thursday, June 6th 2019

9/10 correct :) Thank you so much Alex :)

Sunday, January 26th 2020

Thanks Alex, it was great. I have been learnt a lot

Friday, May 8th 2020

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