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thanks for nice Lesson


    Past Progressive is so essential

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Simple and easy to understand…
Are there any exceptions here?


    Actually, yes. I think it would have been interesting to add that some stative verbs are not normally used in the continuous (for example, have, like, need, want, know…). If I remember correctly, the progressive forms occur only with dynamic verbs. Of course, some verbs can be both stative and dynamic.
    There is an ESL lesson about stative verbs : https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-stative-verbs/

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Thank you very much for this lesson , I was watching movie yesterday when I saw this lesson , so I completed it now.

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Thank you very much
I liked this website
is very good.



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thank u sooooooooooo much


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Thank u teacher

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Great Lesson! Thanks!

toiyeuem9686: if you was vietnamese, what you are now?


    haha :D

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    Now, may be he is american but he alaways pround of his hometown,=))

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Thanks, Alex !

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thanks!it is interesting to listen your lecture!

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thanks you so much brother Alex

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thanks you ~ that’s very nice!!

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my score is:5\5

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Great Sir !!!

It is really Helping us a lot !!!

From INDIA !!!

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thank you very much

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thank u so much for this useful lesson


Thank you very much
I liked this website
is very good.
very easy to understand.


useful lesson.thanks


can I ask you when I should use I was watting for you.
and when I should use I have been watting for you.

The situation is if I am having a date with someone and I whant to tell him …….

Thank you very much for an answer….Silvia


    i was waiting for you

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Absolutely great topic!

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Easy to understand

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thank you for your lesson…

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Thank you very much. Good lesson.

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Great lesson Alex.


The lesson is very practical !

thanks alex!

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thank you

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Thanks ALEX. I’m a A-level student. Your lesson very helpful in my writing……


thank you for your lesson

Khem Raj (India)

good lesson

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I like this site and i like specialy the lectures of jaims


thanx a lot


thank you you are amazaing


thanks alex so much


thanks for lesson. i m exited and not bore to hear because the method that you are using is effective and make me anxiety to learn more with you! once again Thank you so much!!!!!!!

Salvador da Cruz

thanks so mush




really good example thanks

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Thank you very much 1 Nice lesson !

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Thank you Alex
It was a good lesson


thanks sir

satish gaurav

Awesome!!!great topic,did by great person in easier way


Hello. I’m Hang. I’m from Vietnam. I’d like you to help me this
“It…….(rain) all day yesterday” what exact tense can we use here”
I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks a lot.


    Hi Hang,

    In this case, you can use a variety of tenses. Here they are:

    “It rained all day yesterday.”
    “It was raining all day yesterday.”
    “It had rained all day yesterday.”
    “It had been raining all day yesterday.”

    The first one is the one you were probably looking for.

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Thanks alot for your teaching and i would like to learn from you about active and passive. Thanks again.

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    Do a search for “passive causative” at the top of the webpage. :)

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thank you verry much.


Thank you .


my english is very bed but i improve my languge for your lessons .thankyou


All the lessons are excellent.
Thank you

Mirta Vasquez

Great lessons and awsome resource.

2 things:
-Conditionals are ver difficult for L2 learners! Could you, or any of your colleagues do a lesson on conditionals?

Anil ESL Teacher

Hi Alex,my english is very bed,please help me!


Hi Alex,thank you so much for oll lessons!


Thank you


I’m very thankful I found your site. Your lessons are very helpful to me and I guess also to everybody who wants to learn how to speak english well. Thanks a lot and more power.


nice for testing basic knowledge in eng.



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Great lesson especially for writing a narrative. Thank you Alex.

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    Yea is that is right but all the time of the novel I mean …… Narrative…..

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sir Alex, i’m not agree with this phrase: While he was swimming, i was reading.
if i understood something in English i will say: While he was swimming, I read(past tense).
While+past continuous, past tense. Wright or wrong?????

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    Hi amine,

    Both ways are correct.

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Thank you very much for the lesson


I’d be very grateful to you, if you could take up a lesson about “Past Perfect Continues”.Also could you explain the differences between “past Perfect Continues and Past Continues”

your response will be highly appreciated


what is the difference between
“Tracy was reading a book yesterday” or
“Tracy had been reading a book ”

thank you in advance


    Past perfect and past perfect progressive sentences, like “Tracy had read a book yesterday,” or “Tracy had been reading a book yesterday,” are generally used to talk about an event in the PAST past. Essentially, you can use them to talk about an event that happened BEFORE another event in the past. Sometimes though, there is very little difference in meaning.

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cxellent,today is the first time I can understad this difference.
Thank you.


hi, i m very thankful to respected sir Alex.
His way of teacing is very very good and easy to understand.
God bless u always and all the ways.
Thanks again for this noble teaching.


very nice this site
thanx alooooooooot


yes,very nice because you help understand more english

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Hi Mr.Alex
I am very glad to find your wonderful site. It is really very useful for me. Thank you so much.


what is the difference between
“Tracy was reading a book yesterday” or
“Tracy had been reading a book ”

thank you in advance

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    tracy was reading a book yestrday is past progressive.
    and tracy had been reading a book is past prefect progressive.

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    Past perfect and past perfect progressive sentences, like “Tracy had read a book yesterday,” or “Tracy had been reading a book yesterday,” are generally used to talk about an event in the PAST past. Essentially, you can use them to talk about an event that happened BEFORE another event in the past. Sometimes though, there is very little difference in meaning.

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hi Mr.Alex i enjoyed your methods how to teach English thanks


That’s great! Mr. Alex thought very well.

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salam sir
sir can we says that past proggressive talk about an finishd action

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soryyyy unfinishd action

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    Correct. It was in progress at some moment in the past. Of course, it is finished NOW, but it was in progress and was unfinished in the past.

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i like your teaching style
and you are doing good job

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Hi Alex
Where are you teaching now.
I come from Viet Nam
And Who want to chat in English.
Contact me.


thank you i know you good teach


it’s very easy thank you so much.


it`very thank

Sami Deivis


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Hi Mr.Alex,
I’m having problems with my conjunctions(AND,OR,NOR,SO,etc) in writing.I can’t connect my ideas in a logical way when to use FANBOYS.
Can you help me with the above problems?



good day sir Alex,now i know how to use them,i like your teaching style,thanks a lot


wow! it was nice lesson for me thax.


thanks a lot alex for the great lesson,

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hey alex .Today i learned a lot

arlette sanon

thanks a lot for u help


Thanks! This really helped.


Thank You. I will waiting for more exercises. yeah!

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Tank you alot mr.ALEX

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Very nice class, each problem I have this is my favorite web to complete my ideas and clear doubts…Thank yoou one more time…


Thanks alot Mr.Alex’
i like your teaching online


i really like ur online teching.thanku so much.doing this i really improve my english.


Thank you!!I scored 5/5. I like the way you teach… Gob bless

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thnx…nice lesson

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very useful lesson.

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Hi Alex

I still dont understand the different between washed the dishes and was washing the dishes as in both the dishes were done and thats it.
Thank you


thanks.. !!its very helpful for learning English


Thanks Alex good job! Gog bless you.

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Enjoyed this article. I believe that the writer took an rationale perspective and made some pivotale ideas.

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Iwas learnig mor cause i feel better thank for usefull things you offer to you

mohamed eltahir

iwas studing english vidio tow month ago

mohamed eltahir

i don’t understand, what’s the difference with simple past??? somebody help me…. please… because in the thirth example Alex use a phrase that it was finished in the past: they were singing very loudly… it was in the past and it finished, not is happening !!! i dont understand.. thank you

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thank you alix.for this lesson


thank alot


Hi Alex,

I have a doubt in following example and please let me out on this doubts.

You are free now or Are you free now

Which one is correct and usually are will come before you/we as per rule of English.

I agree that “are you free now?” might be correct due to we are expressing as question term. At the same time if i say
What are you doing on my system? or else if i say
What you are doing on my system? Which term is to be correct?

I keen to here answer for above mentioned doubts.

Warm Regards,
Mohammed Shahith (India)

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    Mohammed, “You are free now” is an affirmation and “Are you free now” is a question. The more correct write is Are you free now? About the second question, I think that the first is correct. I am not a teacher but I always want help the others members of this site when I can.

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thank you


thank u sooooooooooo much

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Thank you! Alex, I like the way you explaining pass progressive.

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thank you for the nice lestion


Thank’s for your teaching.


la proxima aslo en castellano


Thank you, the video really helps


Thank you so much that was helpful

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The lessons are very useful ! thnx ! But I think chat rooms will help a lot

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    I agree!

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please help me what is a different between past progressive and past perfect?

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Thank Alex,this lesson is very useful and i agree whit sweet Vampire ….

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how to use would in past tense..

Ramesh patil

what is the difference between have and have been

Ramesh patil

Hi Alex,
Could you tell me what is the difference past tense and past perfect tense?


Good teaching Alex thank you.


Thank you for this lesson:))

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I am kindly to u i like u my teacher i greatly to u


mr alex . what the future perfect and future perfect progressive

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Wow Finally I found a good web to learn English and all you guys is Awesome.

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hello ,i would like to know the meaning of future parfect progrssive and past perfect progrssive.

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Thank you for this lesson:))


Thanks Alex but I have a question here please
May I say …….I was walking while my friend Chris ran
Thanks again

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thank Alex so much, i will watch all your lesson

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Thanks, nice lesson :-)

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Thank you, Sir! Got 5/5. :)

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thank you very much for this lesson, but can you tell us when we should use the past simple and when we should use the past continuous??


nice lessons,thanks


Thanks for nice video I really understand it more

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thank you very much.please continue

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is the use of the past continous for more than 1 action? because i know it’s use:
1- to express apast action in progress when another action took place.
2-to express 2 actions that were happening at the same time.
3-to express an activity in progress during atime in the past.
So, ” i was watching t.v” how is this example expesses the past continous however there is 1 action which is watcing? plz answer me


Thanks for your good lesson about “PAST PROGRESSIVE”.


Simple and clear, thanks Alex

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Good Job!

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este teacher se la come pero enseña bien

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Thankyou that was useful and amazing !

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Thank you so much professor :)

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Thanks, Alex! I always prefer your lesson

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Amazing Lesson , Thank you Alex :D

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I understand it very well. I got 5/5! :) Thanks teacher Alex for sharing!

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Thank you your method make it very clear and easy.

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Hi Alex,
thanks a lot for useful lesson
take care

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100/100, thanks for nice Lesson.

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Thank you for the lesson

In the point n° 3 of the text there is: my friendS were dancing for 4 hours.
Ok, we have to use were because we are talking about friendS (then we were).
But why did you use the past progressive if the friends finished the action (dance) after 4 hours? (or maybe the action start 4 hours before and still going on…) I’m confused.
Could you explain me this point please?

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this testing very very simple :)

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Thanks for the lesson Alex.

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thanks a lot

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thank Mr Alex … i got 100/100

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Thanks Alex.
The lesson was easy and clear.

I have a question and I hope you could clarify this matter to me, because it’s really confusing me.
which one of the following statements is more likely to be correct and way?
1/ It was raining, so I didn’t go out.
2/It has been raining, so I didn’t go out.

Thanks in advance.

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thanks…today i have an exam on this topic :s

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Great explication!

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Thank you a lot.

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As a new English teacher I sometimes struggle to find ways to explain things to my students (especially beginners) in a simple way they can easily understand. Thank you for this lesson it helped me plan my lesson and the students understood everything.

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thanx Alex you`re a great teacher

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Bad lesson – there is no clear explanation.

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Thank you so much

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thank u so much

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Thank you!

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Thank You Alex

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Thank you very much :)

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Hi Alex, thanks to you!
It is an honor to have lesson with you.
I’ll see you soon, good luck and take care

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8/10 another good lesson!

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Hi Alex ! Before I didn’t understanding how it worked, but now I understand !!!!! THANK you Very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you sir. That was useful !

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thanks Alex

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Thank you

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Thank you so Much 😘🚀

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Thanks a lot Mr. Alex

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Thanks for the lesson Alex.


Thanks to Mr. Alex

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Thanks for this lesson

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Great lesson! Thanks Alex! I got 5/5!!

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what is the difference between the sentence
1. i was walked yesterday
2.i was walking yesterday
if these two answers in my question ,how i choose the answer.how i identiy the situation it is past progressive or past tense.please help me

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Thanks.. Nice tutorial

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Thank for the lesson . I got 100 out of 100
the best question was the last. A little bit confused but I got it right . Once again, Thanks.

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It is a good exercise to move foward our english.
done by Fajardo

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Hello Alex, hello everyone,
thanks for this lesson.
It was useful introduction to past progressive tense for me. Now, i’m going to watch other videos about that from engvid.
I wish you all the best in learning English.
Bye ;)

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thank you very much Mr.Alex

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