doyou from?” or “Where
areyou from?” Is the correct question “What
doyou do?” or “What
areyou do?” Are both forms correct, or is one of them completely wrong? In this lesson, I will erase your doubts about this common problem English learners have when they start forming questions. Are you ready? Do you want to improve your English grammar? Are you going to watch the lesson?
Sir which one is correct
Whom did you meet?
or Who did you meet??
Whom did you meet? correct and formal way but CORRECT
Who did you meet ? it is not correct but 99% of people say that.
if you do a test, you must use whom.
In your life you can use who. love. h
This is the most sensible way to look at it. Thanks for helping out.
Thanks Mr. Briklend. That was a pretty good example. I will remember it for the rest of my life.
What if I use “whom” instead of “who” in a conversation with an American or British, Will it sound good???????
You’ll have better luck using “whom” with a British person than you will an American or Canadian person. :) Still, even in England, people will not be upset if you say “who.”
Thank you sir.
Sir, can we have a grammatically correct sentence as follows,
“I did do that”????
Absolutely. You can use did, do, and does to emphasize something in the present, or to provide contrast.
“We didn’t like the service at the restaurant, but we DID like the food.”
“You know what? She DID say she would be here on time, so where is she?”
Sorry, I typed “to emphasize something in the present,” but it could also be used to emphasize the past with “did.”
Thank you very much sir.
And Are those sentences correct when I need to write an essay?
Sir i got 10/10 quiz is really easy
Thank you so much , sir !! but are they the same meaning ???
Thank you Alex
You’re my teacher and a good teaching
Let’s practice English together
Yes, It is. Thanks.
This is a tricky one. Informally, it makes no difference since people say both. Most will simply use “Who”. However, the correct answer is actually “Whom did you meet?” since the object – someone – is what is being asked about, and the is the part of the sentence that is receiving the action.
I would say “The person whom I met was the head of the company.” Therefore, my question must be “Whom did you meet?”
In the end, almost NO native English speaker will ever ask this question or even think about it. :) Most just say “who” for every situation because they don’t actually know the rules for who/whom.
I meant to type “and THAT is the part of the sentence” in my first paragraph. :)
Perfect Alex, and because anyone can see the level of the lesson, for beginners, totally understandable.
For sure. Thanks for watching!
Thank you very much! This is very helpful lesson!finally I have understood!
Nice! I’m glad you found it easy to understand.
Thank you, Alex :) I got 10 correct out of 10!
Thank you, Alex.
Teacher What may be different in these two questions?
when did you arrive?
when are we arrive?
when are we arrive it doesn’t exist it is wrong. when are you arriving it is ok and correct
The first question is correct, the second question is wrong. :) You could say “When are we arriving?” but never “When are we arrive?”
Thank you i got 5 corect out of 10
That’s okay. Review the lesson and try again. :)
Remember, you only use “do” if you want to ask about a simple action.
Thanks a lot Alex for teaching this befogging concepts.Most of the time both things are used incorrectly while speaking.But now after watching this video both do and be will be used correctly by us.Thanks once again :)
You’re very welcome! Thanks for clicking!
Thank you for lesson.
I got 100%
Thank you Alex
You’re welcome. As always, thanks for clicking. :)
clear lesson and so easy to remenber: to form question with a verb-action, use do. that’s it, that’s all. Thanks Alex.
Exactly. You’re welcome!
Very good. Thank you!
You’re welcome! Thanks for clicking!
very nice :)
thanks Alex, for this useful lesson
You’re welcome. Thanks for watching!
thank you Alex,
it was basic and very useful
The basics are sometimes the most important things.
Thanks Alex, great lesson.
Thanks for the compliment, and you’re very welcome.
Thanks Alex, helpful lesson
Not a problem. Thanks for watching and for being part of the engVid community.
Hi everyone! I just want to say that I’m also studying German so if there’s anyone here who is from Germany and would like to help me, let me know. I’ll send you my whatsapp.
Great idea! I hope you find someone. :)
Alex thanks for the class!
could you please make a class who / Whom?
This is on my to-do list. :)
Thank you very much sir. This had been my confusion for a very long time. Thanks a ton.
No problem! Thanks for watching. I’m glad you found the lesson useful.
Sir, could you please make a video discussing the differences between “Less” & “Lesser”?
Good idea. :) I will keep this in mind.
I got 8 correct out of 10. not bad! haha.. Thanks a lot sir Alex. :)
You’re welcome. Nice job!
m also got 8 out of 10 ahahshaha..
I got 8
Good work! Review the lesson and try again for a higher score next time!
Also, bonus points if you recognize my t-shirt!
Distant Countries (indeed Worlds). Final Fantasy. Concerts featuring musics from the game series.
I didn’t know it before. It must be good.
You got it. :) I got the t-shirt at an orchestral concert for Final Fantasy, which is an RPG series. Loved the concert a lot! Here is the first album. They just put out the third edition.
Thank you Mr. Alex a good explanation in this lesson, I would also like to know by the beginning of learning the English language from the point zero because my level is very weak in English and you very much once again thank you
I make videos for all levels. You will see more beginner lessons in the future.
Thank you Mr. Alex lesson I would also like to advice you to start learning English because my level is very weak in terms of like learning to write in English, as well as to understand and communicate and thanks again
Hi be-djamal. Here are my suggestions.
1. Get a notebook or make a file folder on your computer for English learning.
2. Watch lessons about English, read lessons about English, and do practice activities.
3. Challenge yourself and always try to learn new vocabulary. Even 1 word per day!
4. Put everything you learn in your notebook and review it regularly.
5. Learn! :D
Thank you Alex, but I got only 9 from 10
“Only”? 9 is very good!
You’re very welcome. :)
ok for the lesson alex
That’s great! :)
Thanks for you
It was very clear and simple lesson with your amazing explanation
That’s what I always try to do. I’m glad it was easy to understand!
I always confused and did not understand which one should I use between Do an Be until I find this vedio. After watching the video, I still got the first question wrong because it was my habit. Now, I get it and thank you very much for amazing explanation. :)
You’re very welcome. I’m glad it was helpful!
excuse me ,i have two questions which is not realated to this subject , but i love to share them with you .
(thats sucks and just do it) what do them mean ? somtimes i hear these slangs and i cannot find out their meaning. i will be gratefull if you help me
“That sucks” is slang for “That’s bad.” You can use it in a variety of ways. For example:
-The movie sucked.
-This song sucks.
-I think this vacation is going to suck.
“Just do it” is a command that means DO IT NOW and don’t waste time. :) It’s also the slogan for Nike.
Thank you Alex!
It’s important review the basic rules sometimes.
Much greetings by Italy :)
For sure. Thanks for watching and commenting, Luke.
hi teacher how are you ; first of all i would like to say: thank you so much i have learned a lot of things from you …my english difficultie : when i read an essay in english i find some hard expressions that i can’t understand even if i understand the words in its real meaning but the form is difficulte for example:”unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose of understanding how human actions and conciousness both shape and shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures” i found this expression in an essay about sociology …my problem is the first part of the expression from the begining to ”how human..” thank youu soo much
That’s a very academic sentence. It’s also far too long and repetitive, and I say that as someone who has a Masters degree! I would write it this way:
“Unifying the study of these diverse subjects is sociology’s purpose: to understand how human actions and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.”
Basically, human actions are shaped by cultural and social structures.
so many thanks , first i thought you dont like to answer me but later i found out you must be busy .thats why people say do not judge too quickly!.and finally i got an idea its a really good idea to make a speciall part on the site to answer peoples question , it makes your site numberone not only over the world , bur also over the univers speciall for the allian who want to make contact with us !!
I love science fiction, so I laughed at your final sentence. Ha. Thanks!
I’m glad I could help.
hello , what is the diffirence :
i have been to china
i have been in china
If you just want to say you have travelled there, the correct sentence is “I have been to China.” “I have been in China” is also possible, but it literally means you have been in the country. Most students say “in” when they MEAN to say “to” in this situation.
what is wrong on this sentence and why ? We were pleased to have the opportu
nity to watch such talented dancers
it was a test , and they say we must change the last
option and write “carried umbrella away”.why?
under an umbrella at a tiny
table in a sidewalk cafe, Bob was
when a gust of wind suddenly
Is it grammatically correct to ask? When are we leaving? and/or When do we leave?
Thanks in advance.
Both are perfect questions. :) I’ve used both. It just depends on my mood.
thank you sir for this leason it was very simple and understood
That’s great to hear!
Nice! Great! Clear!
Perfect! I’m glad it was easy to understand!
Thank you Alex.
I have a question ,Are the sentence correct?
Where do you come from?
Where are you from?
Both questions are common and correct. Nice job!
What type of tenses do we use after the word ‘would’ and what is the difference between might and may?
“Would” is used with the 2nd and 3rd conditionals, which are not part of the simple, continuous, perfect, or perfect continuous tenses. It is also used to talk about repeated past behaviors. E.g. In high school, I would always go out on the weekend.
Might and may are quite similar in meaning and basically mean “maybe”.
Is this correct sir Alex?:
“I would eat my breakfast every 7 in the morning.”
Is ‘would’ necessary in this sentence?
“She would be bringing her homemade cookies this afternoon.”
They are if you have an “if” clause that makes sense. As they are, the second sentence doesn’t really make sense, while the first one has a different past meaning.
thank you master alex ♥
You’re welcome, Ahmed. Thanks for watching!
Hello Alex .
Thanks for this lesson . Can we used the past participle of a verb as an adjective and use be as the main verb . For example: Were you shaved and combed when she arrived ?
How was he dressed up that you didn’t recognise him ?
Thanks for your answer . Bye
For example, “I was really impressed by him.” Your examples are good too.
very nice and easy explanation of complex problem.
Got 10/10 on quiz .thanks for your video
Nice job! And you’re welcome for the video. I enjoyed making it.
Good lesson, its very usual but still some time we get confused. got 100% :) thx Alex
No problem. It takes time and regular practice. You also have to pay attention to what you’re saying.
Thank you very much, Alex!
You’re welcome. Thank you very much for taking the time to watch the lesson.
Can I use:
Are you finished your work?
Yes, absolutely. :) In this case, “finished” is a participle adjective.
Alex must have misread your sentence. The correct sentence should be “Are you finished WITH your work?” or “Have you finished your work?”
Thank you so much for making a great lesson.
Although Some members are in high level,all the time all of us need to get a lesson which is a beginner.
I always do a great job.
I applaud you!
I meant that you always did a great job.Sorry for this :) I couldn’t edit this as you know.
in additional I would like to request you to make lessons which I am talking about: However,whatever and so on,please.
Not a bad idea. Thanks for the suggestion!
Thanks again for taking the time to watch the lesson, and to send a comment. I really appreciate it!
Thank you sir. I am dying to watch that video.
You’re welcome. :) I think you meant, “I’ve been dying to watch this video.”
Yes, sir. Thank you for helping sir.
Thank you Alex your material online is very useful. I got 9 correct out of 10. Your explain is clear with English grammar.
Nice job. Thanks a lot for watching the lesson, and I hope you will continue to study and improve.
thanks a lot. i got 100
Perfect! Great job.
I would love to watch your taught every day.they are very useful and helpful on the way to learn English.I will appreciate in advance.
That would be great, but with my work schedule, it’s just not possible. I do have over 140 videos you can watch, though!
I would definitely try to watch most of them in the future.
All the best wishes.
thank you for all
I think that I learn English quickly
Hi mereng. This is the correct way:
“Thank you for everything.” :)
but I have a problem
I forget some vocabulary
This is a common problem. I have the same problem with French! It just takes time and practice, practice, practice.
I’ m from Brazil. The class very good…..bye
Thanks again for watching, julimar.
Are you from Canadian?
Yes, I am! However, I was born in Poland and moved here when I was seven years old.
Thank you sir for this lesson
thanks a lot. i got 90
Great job! That means you’ve understood the lesson.
You are always here for us with so great lessons,thank you Alex :)
You’re welcome. Thank you very much for watching and studying!
I really like your lessons
You’re welcome. I will continue making lessons for a long time. :)
why you didn’t approve my comment
I don’t moderate the comments. I’m not sure what happened. It seems to be okay now. :)
Thank you :):)
Hi, Alex! Great job! It is a pleasure for me to click on your videos. Goodbye! Greetings from Brazil!
That’s an awesome compliment to read. Thank you so much.
Hi Alex. I got 70%. :(( I have to more practice. Thanks for lessons. Great job!!
Hi Joe. That’s not too bad! Review the lesson again and try the quiz again. You’ll get it. :)
it’s very useful vadio thank you
You’re welcome, hamdy. Thanks for checking out the video on engVid.
Hi, good lessson! I got 100%! I guess that was luck!!
While some of it was maybe luck, I’m sure you knew a lot of the answers, especially if you scored 10/10!
Thank you dear Alex.I live in iran and because of political resons me and a lot of people here don’t have international credit cards,I want to know how can I support engvid ,god knows how valuable is your job?
Honestly, just clicking on our videos is enough thanks. We have a donation link on engVid as well, but if you can’t use credit cards, it makes it more difficult.
i understood thank you Alex
You’re very welcome! And here is the correct way to write your message:
I understood. Thank you, Alex.
I got 10! Thanks teacher Alex :)
Nice job! Keep up the good work.
Vary good experience for me
Thanks for watching and for taking the quiz. Keep practicing!
Thank you handsome teacher.
You’re very welcome.
Great work sir.
thank you for this lesson Mrs alex
It’s “Mr. Alex”. :) And you’re welcome!
Thanks Alex, Great lesson, I hear video 3 time but got 7/10 point only, I still confuse DO & BE
Not bad. Just remember:
Do/Does/Did = only used in questions about simple ACTIONS.
thank you the video is cool
You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
thank u sir
Wow I can correct it all. Thank you very much for this lesson.
You’re welcome. Keep studying and improving!
Thanks very useful.
Not a problem. Thanks a lot for watching.
Thanks for the lesson, let me review the correct use of the verb to be and the auxiliary do
You’re very welcome. That was the idea. Thanks for watching.
Hello, Alex! Nice to see you again.
How to make questions, by using be or do is piece of cake for me. But reviewing basics is very important to improve skills. So you gave me a good opportunity to look it back! Did this lesson help me? Yes it did! Am I smarter than before taking this lesson? Yes I am! I’m not even smart though, now I’m smarter, at least. Thank you for the lesson.
If you learned something new, I’ve done my job. :)
Please, make alesson about Participle I and II.
Good call. I’ll keep that in mind.
Can you please explain to me the expression “to the tune of.” I’m having trouble understand it.
“They fined him to the tune of $2,000.”
“to the tune of” means around or about; it usually refers to money that someone had to pay for something. It’s not extremely common, but it’s still good to know.
thanks alot 4 this lesson :)
Thank you very much!
Not a problem. Thanks for clicking.
Thank you, you are a wonderful teacher
Thank you for watching!
IS IT CORRECT THIS SENTENCE
I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD LEND ME A POUND.
THERE IS A WOULD IN THE IF-CLOUSE.
This sentence is grammatically correct. It’s the second conditional, and you use “would” in the “if” clause because you have to use a past simple verb in the “if” clause when using the second conditional.
Shall I consider using “would” in the”if”-clause more polite?
If you would lend me a pound, I would be grateful?
Correct, we use WOULD in the IF clause when we want to be more polite.
Ex.: If you would take a seat, the doctor will see you in five minutes.
You can find more information e.g. at the bottom of the following page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv315.shtml
It certainly sounds more polite in the context of your sentence, but it can also sound commanding and forceful.
“If you would clean up your room more often, you wouldn’t be coughing all the time.”
Thank you Alex!
Not a problem. You’re welcome.
It’s really helpful thanks sir
Thank you Alex for the answer, now is clear for me. I’m watching this videos and I learned more than other methods.
Yay! :) That’s fantastic to hear. Keep studying, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for all the latest videos.
Sir I have a doubt what is the difference between
I have to go and I ‘m to go as I know have to we use for compulsion and I ‘m to we use like I’m to eat food. I’m to go I ‘m to play etc. but I have heart that people use I have to instead of I ‘m to please make me correct
“I have to” is used for obligation. You don’t have a choice in the matter. It’s also far more common and informal than “I’m to,” which can also be used formally for obligation, but I’ve never heard anyone ever say that in Canada or the USA. :)
i’m sorry for my wrong written Mr alex and thank you one thousand once
Will you please give us a lesson on “Verb Phrase”
containing “Simple Verb Phrase” and “Complex Verb Phrase”, and also “Noun Phrase”
I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.
Will you kindly explain to us examples starting with “Having + p.p.,……” or “Have + p.p., …”, and what is the tense in this case?
because there is no teacher talking about these sentences at this website.
“Having + PP” is in my lesson on adverbial phrases.
“Have + PP” can’t start a sentence.
There is no a lesson called “adverbial phrases” which is by you on the site, so could you please type its Link here.
You’re welcome. Thanks for clicking as always.
Thank you Alex, Great Lesson as always!
Thanks, Alessandro! I appreciate that.
This is awesome… it helps me a lot… Thank you so much Sir…
No problem! I’m glad it helped you!
Thank you very much alex
You’re welcome. As always, thanks for clicking.
Yay :) I enjoyed this.
Great! Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already done so.
Would you kindly give us a lesson on
If you are referring to relative clauses, there is a lesson on them. :)
Thank you. I’m in my 30s. :)
I will have more beginner lessons soon.
Alex . Can you tell me what’s different between ” Me too” and “Me as well”.
I’ve never actually researched this topic, but I would say that “me too” is much more common and also sounds more informal than “me as well”. Personally, I use “me too” far more than “me as well”.
Thank you for correcting my English Alex
No problem! As always, thanks for watching.
If we find these phrases in a sentence, do they mean that the sentence is in the past tense? And what kind of past?
Would have been … or would have p.p.
Should have been .. or should have p.p.
could have been … or could have p.p.
might have been … or might have p.p.
and etc, on the same rhythm
I hope you understand my message!
These all express an unreal past. They use the form of the third conditional.
“Things might have been different if I had watched less TV as a kid.”
“You could have called me if you had really wanted to talk to me!”
They all talk about a past possibility or past advice (should have) that is just a fantasy now because the moment is gone.
I am telling my mom that
“I won’t go to the party tonight.”
The next day I told my sister that
“I wouldn’t go to the party last night.” Or
“I didn’t go to the party last night.”
Which answer is correct?
What is the negative in the past of “won’t”?
I am so confused about this.!
You would say “I didn’t go to the party last night.” There is no past negative form of will in the context you’re asking. You normally just say “I didn’t,” “I couldn’t,” or “I wasn’t able to.”
You can use “wouldn’t” if you’re using the third conditional to talk about the past.
“I wouldn’t have gone to the party if I had known you weren’t going to be there.”
You can also use it to talk about past repeated actions.
“She would never answer our questions correctly!”
Hello,Alex, i was puzzled by a sentence”So I look at this picture,and I see the extraordinary” isn’t “extraordinary” an adjective, does”I see the extraordinary” make sense
Thank you very much teacher.
You’re very welcome!
Hi teacher…could you make a lesson about passive forms in all tenses… That’s something you promised me a year ago :-)
Whoa. Really? Sorry. I actually just started working on a resource for the passive voice on the weekend. I hope to have it finished in the next two weeks and posted to the site.
Have you searched for “passive” on the site? Ronnie and James have each done lessons on it. Are you just looking for the structures?
It’s OK teacher,I know you’ve been really busy.thanks alot for considering me.
Yes that time I searched and I saw those video that you mentioned but I think there are not fully satisfied me.I’m looking for the structures and their all tenses and at which moment or time I should use each tense in my writing or conversations
It’s OK teacher,I know you’ve been really busy.thanks alot for considering me.
Yes that time I searched and I saw those videos that you mentioned but I think there are not fully satisfied me.I’m looking for the structures and their all tenses and at which moment or time I should use each tense in my writing or conversations
Present simple: I work
Present progressive: I am working
Present perfect: I have worked
Present perfect progressive: I have been working
Past simple: I worked
Past progressive: I was working
Past perfect: I had worked
Past perfect progressive: I had been working
Future simple: I will work
Future progressive: I will be working
Future perfect: I will have worked
Future perfect progressive: I will have been working
These are all tenses in English, I think, but the two last ones are not clear to me till now, will you explain them to me more in illustrated sentences?
Future perfect – something you will have completed by a point in the future
-By the time I’m 50, I will have visited Japan.
-When you finish this final essay, you will have completed 4 years of university!
-We’ll have lived here for 20 years next year.
Future perfect continuous – used to talk about something that will have been in progress until a point in the future
-In 3 more weeks, I will have been studying English in Toronto for 2 years.
-If she’s still here next year, she’ll have been working with the company for 25 years!
Over the years many villages have been absorbed into the city.
Over the years the building fell into a state of disrepair.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated hundreds of records.
This is your past sentence as example:
In 3 more weeks, I will have been studying English in Toronto for 2 years.
Is there normally a comma after “time reference / over the years” in these examples, if they were at the beginning of a sentence?
That’s correct, but some people will disagree with me and say it’s not necessary. :) Most writing style guides will recommend the comma, though.
Thank you very match
“Thank you very much.” :)
You’re welcome, Viktor!
Defining relative clause
Non-defining relative clause
Restrictive relative clause
Identifying relative clause
Non-identifying relative clause
Are these all above talking about one topic with different titles or there is a difference among them?
No difference at all. They are just different names for the same thing. :)
Come and sit ‘by’ me.
We stayed in a cottage ‘by’ the sea.
Come and sit ‘beside’ me.
He kept his bag close ‘beside’ him at all times.
He sat down ‘next to’ Pam.
There’s a public telephone ‘next to’ the pub.
It’s a little village ‘near’ Cardiff.
I don’t want to sit ‘near’ the window.
I’d like to live ‘near’ my parents, if possible.
The prepositions above are confusing words to me (by, beside, next to, and near)
Do you have a magic solution how to use them easily without any embarrassment?
No tricks, unfortunately. Just memorization and trying to think of the logic to them.
Near = close to
Beside = next to/directly to the left or right
By = around/near/close to
Sorry. Wish I had better news for you. :)
Thanks a lot for this useful tutorial video, by the way i got 10 correct out of 10 in this quiz because of you, many thanks ^_^
Because of the rules you taught to us and i got 100. Thanks a lot sir Alex for being so helpful to us.
Great job! :) Now put it into practice the next time you speak English.
sir which one is correct
Will you come to my house ?
Would you come to my house ?
Last year and past year
last test and past test
last attempt and past attempt
what’s the difference between last and past, and how to use them?
“I failed the last test” can have two meanings.
1) I failed the most recent test
2) I failed the final test/final exam
Past can have a few different uses.
“How did you do on past tests?”
-Any test done before the present
“This past test was pretty easy.”
-This means the most recent test. You always need to use “This” or “That” before “past” for this meaning.
Thank you Alex, you explain us very clear this lesson
And we appreciate it
No problem, abdelle. Thanks a lot for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe on youtube for all the latest stuff.
Hi Alex actually I have been studied English for a long time. But I don’t know a lot of vocabularies. Please help me out some vocabularies
You (Alex) Emma, James, Ronnie, Adam,Rebecca, Gill, Benjamin and other teachers I want to say thank you for teaching amazing English, as you see my English I need more help.
Please If anyone of you provided online courses
I’m going to take them
Please contact me, my Emails
What’s the difference between
What is the name of those trousers and shirts and suits and underwear that are in my closet at home, clothes or clothing?
How to differentiate between them easily?
Is there a secret?
Thanks for helping your explanation is usefull
They invited me to stayed for two weeks in their (home/house)in Yemen.
Which one is correct, why?
What’s the difference between house and home?
May I ask which one is correct if you want to know some one woke up or not yet?
(1) Did you wake up?
(2) Have you woken up yet?
Can I use “yet” with the simple past tense?
I have studied this rule already, and I can answer it for you:
If you don’t know that something happened or not, use the present perfect, so “Have you woken up yet? is correct.
Concerning your second question, as far as I know, you can say: “I didn’t see that movie yet.” with negative past tense in American English!
I am still learning! Sorry Alex, I took your role! pardon me!
oh, Thanks ****man!
Have a nice Sunday!
P/s: you have a very-hard-remember nick name @@
by the way, do you think “a very-hard-remember nick name” is correct or not? :)
fahdbensalman is my full name, my first name is fahd, my family name is bensalman.
“a very-hard-remember nick name” is wrong.
you should say
” a very hard nickname to remember”
because (remember) is a verb not an adjective so it doesn’t come before a noun.
Thank you,Alex!Your lesson is very helpfull- I got 8!
Glancing at himself in the mirror just moments before the job interview, Enrico felt good about his appearance.
Why do we use “ing form” with the verb “glance” in the first clause although the whole sentence is in the past tense?
This grammatical rule is confusing to me.
Could you explain this rule for me more?
It’s called an adverbial phrase. It shortens the full clause, “While he was glancing at himself in the mirror” by removing the adverb (while) and the subject (he), and leaving the verb + ing.
It’s also common to start a sentence this way formally.
Apart from the case above which is in the simple past tense,
are there another cases which begins with “verb+ing form” but not in the simple past?
In other words, do we use this rule in all tenses?
if yes, give me these cases.
May Allah reward you greatly.
It is a veru useful lesson, Sir.
Thank you very much.
Thank you Alex :)
Thank you Mr. Alex even My level is pre-intermediate but I have a problems a bout grammar so I haven’t good experience but your lessons make me happy because your lectures are very useful for those who want to improve their English , I have a question about wasn’t and Didn’t or if possible can you say me how we can separate them when we want to create sentences .
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find your lesson on “adverbial phrases” you recommended me.
May you attach the Link here?
thank you my best teacher your lessons very useful .
What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences:
Seeing an accident ahead, I stopped my car.
Having seen an accident ahead, I stopped my car.
Are these structures correct grammatically?
Having finished my work, I went home.
I went home having finished my work.
After finishing my work, I went home.
I went home after finishing my work.
Which one is formal?
Which one is informal?
Which one is used in writing?
Which one is used in spoken conversation?
Which one is wrong?
Are these structures (the second clause after the comma) always in the simple past tense?
I am extremely confused!
Hi Sir..I Love and enjoy your videos. i really need your help. i have good command over english grammer. and i can almost good english. but i m still not very fluent in speaking. i stop during talking and dont feel comfotable while speaking. Plz do you have a Solution to that ??
I believe it’s a good video because it’s helpful even for those who are at an advanced level. Thank you teacher Alex.
Any time. Thanks for watching!
I really enjoy all your video.
Thanks for your interesting video. by the way, could you please make a video about what is the difference between wrong, false and incorrect. I really confuse when use these words. thanks you so much Mr Alex and hope you the best ^^
Hmm, that might be an interesting lesson. I’ll have to think about it more, though. :) Thanks for the suggestion.
Hello my name is Jood and I am a college student in Saudi Arabia and a specialist in English and I love it and I want to improve my language So thank you for this wonderful program , because I learned alot from it. I wish you help me ..
You’re welcome, Jood. Thank you so much for following along and for studying with engVid. I really appreciate it. Keep it up!
Basic grammar always helpful for me and helps me correct my mistakes. Alex, I’m grateful to You for this lesson.
You’re very welcome, Egor. I’m happy to help. :)
It was good already. I got 8 correct out of 10 :)
I have been struggling with the does on the sentence question, can you help me. Thanks
“Does” is only used with the third person in present simple forms.
That’s it. :)
thank you so much
Big help for me:) thank you
i got 9 out of 10 i think i have a potential . .hahaha . .thank you again for this lesson teacher.
Hello Alex, I hope you are well. I looked for lessons about prefixes and sufixes and their use in English language. Are there something like that in this website? I will appreciate a lot your answer.Greetings.
i got 10 corect out of 10 :) thank you Alex.
thank you for your lesson :)
thank you very much :)
I like you the most.
Now I understand. Thank you so much!
Thank you sir! it was very useful!
thank you Alex;i got 8 correct out of
Thank you Alex, i got 10/10. I have many problems in speaking i read those books which you have suggested in your one of videos. Still, i have problem in my vocabulary and sentence making process. And main my problem is my fear, i fear what the next person will think about me if made wrong sentence.
I’m totally lost, Alex. :(
Thank You Teacher!
me tou ı got 8 correct out of 10 :) thanks
this lesson seems to be simple,but it is awesome
thanks for the wonderful explanation
Thank you ALEX for your lesson i did never know these rules it helps me too much
Thanks a lot Mr. Alex
very nice topic
Thanks a lot Mr. Alex
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
please give me more tips
I got 10/10. This lesson is very clear ! thank you
Thanks alex sir
I am a hongkongnese
Ur lessons are really useful
thank you, very good¡¡
Kk. Now I understand the tip. Base Verb is the infinitive of the verb without ‘to’. Tks teacher.
thanks Alex, for this useful lesson
thanks so Alex, i really love the way you teach. thanks for helping me .
You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D..again i got 100. thank you Sir Alex
Thanks for this lesson,
Where are you from, but is it correct to say ; where do you come from ?
yes.you can use this too.
“Where do you come from?”
(sub+ do/did + sub + base verb……)
thank you Alex,you have made a foundation to my english with thhis video
since a month ,i joined your class & i never miss to see your videos.
wow so cool about this lesson.Thank you teacher alex for making this video. you are a good teacher.
Thank you so much for studying with me.
It was a perfect explanation!
Thanks for help us!
There are not so many people from Russia there, are not there?
Thank you Alex.
Thank you Alex.
I’m in my first steps to iltes exam
i hope these lesson make me better
and improve my English .
Thank you Alex
how to improve English writing skills and grammar Alex
how to improve English writing skills and grammar Alex
Wonderful explanations as usual, now everything is much more clear to me, your grammar rules always help us to understand the lesson.
basic..but is very important for me..tks¡¡¡
thank you Alex
nice lesson. thankyou sir
thanks for the interesting les Alex
Thank you Alex for interesting lesson.
“Where do you go?” and “where are you going?” means this same, so what is the difference and when I should use which them?
Thanks and please answer.
They are different tenses, so they don’t necessarily mean the same thing.
“Where do you go?” is the present simple. It asks a general question. For example, “Where do you go if you want to be alone?”
“Where are you going?” is the present continuous and it asks where you are going at the moment, or in the future.
“Where are you going this weekend?”
“Hey, where are you going? The class isn’t finished yet!”
I hope this helps. Thanks for your question!
Thanks for your answer so much. This is helpful.
100 :) thank you
thanks Mr Alex
Great lesson! Be and Do are confusing, but this explanation was so clear to differentiate them. Thanks Alex!
Thank you teacher for all good doing . thank you EngVid for all free learning to all .
All wishes to all HELPFUL PEOPLE ..
Thank you , Alex. I understood. Test was good.
This lesson is really very easy with you!
alex will you please clarify my what are base verbs?
it is easy explanation and you talk vary clarly
Oh my God, you are so nice.¨Thank you so much
Thank you teacher, I got 7, I will have better geade next time.
thank you alex
You have loosed my problem so, thank you again and again.
heyy alex! i love your videos,you saved my life with this topic ,i understand you perfectly ,i really enjoy your classes ,thanks so much ! ;)
It was very clear. Thank you very much.
Thanks alex… i got 9… ???
Amazing lesson. Never was so easy. Thanks a lot.
hi dear alex..
this is my new comment.Iam so happy .
It is begging of the way.the proverb says:
a new language is a new life.
thank u all.
I got 10 correct out of 10.thank you sir.
is any one here?
I think,If you ask “any one is here?”,it would be correctly.
thanks Alex I got 9
It is very useful!
I have been confusing for so long.
sir alex i have question
do you love me or are you love me ?
do is for action right ? so what is good one for it ?
thanks sir alex
From Guatemala , thank you Alex! Great work
As always, thanks a lot!
alex thanks a lot :)
I got ten correct out of ten. Thanks you very much.
Thank you Alex. :D 10/10 How do I use the word “in a way?” I need to know the meaning,Alex?
Thanks for this lesion…!
Thank you Alex!!!!!!!!!!!
Great tips , thanks.
There are some mistakes on the next short text. Could you find them?
In this one, Alex explains the difference between ‘Do’ and ‘Be”, and how we must be used them. The key is identification if there is a base verb or not, if there is, we should use “Do”, on the rest of cases, almost of them, we used “Be’, when we have the adjective, noun, preposition or adverb. The other key is to be careful if the tense indicates the actions si occurring, in this cases, as we are using “ing”, we should use “Do”. Thank you, Alex
i have important question see it
it’s not cold today
it doesn’t cold today
they are not speck English
they don’t speck English
which one correct and why
I got 10 correct.
I should practice speaking English watching myself on the mirror.
Thank you Mr. Alex
Alex. Thank you very much. I like your lesson.
That’s a nice lesson. Thanks Alex!
Thanks, Alex!! Before, I had confused which one use “do or be”. After your lesson, I clearly understood that how to use. I also got the 10 points.
10 from 10. thank u
i got 8 correct out of 10.thank you Alex.
yeah ! i got 10/correct out of 10. thank u Mr ALEX. im glad to hear ur lessons .i found it very useful
I get 90,,,, im happy :)
Alex. Thank you very much. I like your lesson.
Very good lesson. You write very neatly Sir. Thanks.
i needed this lesson, thank you Alex!!
Thank you very much Alex I’ve got 10/9 that was very helpful for me
Thank you Alex!
Thank you,Alex. This is a very good lesson, I understood everything!
Very useful lesson! I got 10/10!! I understood thanks to you!
You got 7 correct out of 10.
thank you :))
Hurrah! I have got 9 out of 10.
It was good class, thank you so much
liked this video!Alex
Thank you Alex!
Thank you, Alex :)
Hi Alex. Thanks for your lesson. I got 10. I wish I could talk to you soon.
Hey Reza, I don’t offer private lessons, but if you want a little more interaction with me and my content, you can check me out on Facebook and Twitter:
With no doubt! I think this was one of the most important video for me. Thanks a lot, Alex!
You’re too kind! Thanks a lot for checking out the video. :)
Keep up the good work Alex!
Hello teacher. Which one is correct. 1. Do love london? 2. Are you love london?
Thanks for the class!
Thanks Alex, it’s very useful.
Who are with you playing? is this sentence correct?
Thank you very much.
Thank you, Alex, for your simple but comprehensive explanation. This is my first lesson from EngVid, and you are the first teacher I just meet here and I will stick to your lessons.
HI.ALEX.I HAVE A QUESTION.
WHEN DOES YOUR SON USUALLY PREPARE THE LESSON?
IT IS RIGHTOR WRONG?
I AM NOT UNDERSTAND THIS
Thank you very much sir.
Hi sir ..i have simple question about verb to be and verb to do
Can i say. Do you understand or
Are you understanding or are you understand which one is correct ?? And tell me why??
Hi, why we don’t use do in this question:
Who told you the news?
sorry I would say DID (told is in the past)
Hi teacher Alex, it’s nice lesson again from you. I got perfect score in this exercise however, my friend asked me which is the right in these two sentence:
“Does he look like his father?”
“Is he look like his father?”
Hello sir. Why we should use to be verbs with this question instead of to do verbs .
When are we leaving?
I Get 100 in this quiz.. l very happy
Thanks Mr. Alex
Hi teacher Alex, what’s up? I have a question, what about the phrasal verb? we use “do” or “to be” with?
Things might have been different if I had learnt spoken English as a student.Thank you Alex For teaching us .
thank you Alex!
I watched this video twice on May 15, 2021, and I took the quiz after watching it once. I got ten correct out of ten.
Thank you sir
Does your friend study for exams?
is your friend study for exams?
which one Is correct?
is your friend studying for exams?
thank a lot,Alex (Kazakhstan 28 Nov2021:)
thank you Adam.
sorry . Alex
thank you teacher Alex for this class
the be and do is more easy because, your explain is good.