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hi, adam! thank you very much for this lesson!
i have a question: Wy in the quis in the sentense IF YOU STUDY HARD, YOU WILL PASS THE COURSE; UNLESS THE TEACHER “DOESNT lIKE” YOU . it is not a positive verb!

jane122

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

      In my idea, it would be better understood if we think of “unless” expresses somehow the meaning of “except”

      My uncle can help us “except” he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

      masoud59

        But that’s exactly that, honey!

        Good.

        thalinho

        Hi Masoud,

        You make a good point. The only problem is that you still need to express the condition (if). So in this case:

        My uncle can help us except IF he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

        Though except if is better stated unless

        Good job

        Adam

          difficult

          hanina

          Could we practicing English together, my skype is Akchor3

          Ben-

          not difficult you should studied more

          saidovich

        masoud you mean unless here means except it does not convey the meaning of the if not?is it different here?

        L

      emmm thanks it’s a mathematical situations

      saidovich

    In my opinion, this sentence is: IF YOU STUDY HARD, YOU WILL PASS THE COURSE; UNLESS, THE TEACHER “DOESNT lIKE” YOU. The base question miss “,” following the word “unless” and changed the meaning of the question. :)

    shabahara

    In this case “unless” is not the same with “if not”. Here “unless” introduce an afterthought and can be replace by “except if”, so that it isn’t a double negation.I am not sure, I just think so.

    arinamg

      Yes, you’re right

      Adam

        but you didn’t tell us about it M adam

        saidovich

    Yes, I’ve got the same question!!

    daiki14

    yeah i have the same doubt

    Dante2016

Thinks for the great lesson

almsfry

in question number 8 why doesn’t like is right? we are using two negations at the same time!!

joulethief89

    I agree with you ! I was watching this video it is very useful but I was confused with Q8, I think there’s an error

    jimmysaenz90

      hello. I think so

      garhakobyan

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

      what u are saying sounds right, the rule of the double negation doesn’t seem to be correct in this case!!

      joulethief89

        It does make sense, just read it very very closely.

        thalinho

Tanks Adam Very useful lesson.

by the way I think there is a wrong with Q8???!!!

brala

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

Thank you, Adam! This lesson is terrific, eventually I understood how this structure works! But I also believe that the question 8 was set incorrectly.

vlalimpiev

    Agreed with you ! :D

    jimmysaenz90

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

    I got a mistake in the question 8((( unless can’t double negative!!!

    ZARiSHA

can you explain the question number 8??

medirock

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

thanks I needed today

carwan

Thank you so much ..can you give more about writing easy .

safawad

Hi Adam,
Many thanks for this interesting lesson.
The answer of Q8 is logical, but it is in contradiction with the lesson content ( do not use the negative form with unless…).
Thanks again.

ouchetto

Thanks dear Adam. It was useful as usual.

bahman81

thank you for all this interesting lessons

hilasou23

thank you .. so useful for me

hnanalhamed

Thanks!!

mazinho007

Hi.Adam, the question.number 8, you said we cannot use negative with unless, so it would be: If you study hard, you will pass the course unless the teacher likes you.

eliza09

    unless the teacher hate you

    anndya

Thants, Adam.
I’ve got 9.ㅠㅠ
however,I think number 8 is wrong,
isn’t it?

ea9436

    No dear, it’s not.

    I Got 10 out of 10, completely correct.

    thalinho

      I really think there’s an error with number 8, how do you explain about what the class says when “unless” is a negative word and we can’t use double negatives? Could you please explain it to me? so I can understand or all the students here :) Thank you

      jimmysaenz90

        Mmm, Ok, I’ll try to get my idea across!

        First of all, let’s figure the sentence out:

        (If you study hard you will pass the course; unless the teacher DOES NOT like you.)

        Note: we have (there are) three clauses here, they are:

        #1.: If you study hard
        #2.: You will pass the course;
        #3.: Unless the Teacher doesn’t like you.

        The third clause is just an additional information (a complement), it means that you can perfectly understand the sentence without having the third one!

        Look: You will pass the course, if you study hard*

        * it’s important to notice that if the if-clause comes after the main clause you must add a comma (,) before the if-clause!

        Now look this:

        If you study hard you will pass the course; unless the teacher doesn’t like you!**

        ** there is a semi-colon indicating that the next sentence is kind of an additional sentence.

        Now read whole sentence quite closely! Have you already read? I’ll explain it to you…

        … The second clause (you will pass the course) is a positive sentence (it says: YOU WILL and not YOU WON’T) and the third clause is negative, actually, it’s a hypothetical negation, (it says: unless the teacher does not like you), it means that if your teacher does not like you there might be a risk of not passing the course, but if he does, you will certainly pass the course!!!

        Now notice (over again, kkk)

        You will pass the course; unless the teacher likes you!***

        *** now it DOES really sounds awkward, it means that even if the teacher likes you, you won’t pass the course. so you might be a boring student, kkk

        Hope it helps, kisses from Brazil dear.

        thalinho

          As my Scottish mate said you can use it in common speech but you hardly ever will hear it from a person from the UK, Ireland who will use it as well as in the books.
          If you study hard you will pass the course; (if not) the teacher DOES NOT like you.
          double negative baby, paraphrase it

          poslegg

          Read it quite closely, babe.

          unless + a negative construction

          Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

          My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

          NOW LOOK:

          = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

          But the negative of a negative is a positive:

          My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

          = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

          Best regard from Brazil.

          thalinho

          trust me I HAVE READ IT!!!. Now, just read my comment before write something. The MAIN IDEA is you CAN use it BUT It seems ODD and hard to read because normally we try to avoid double negative.
          P.S. people see that you reposted from forum don’t copy it for all of us people don’t blind at all!!

          poslegg

          Glad that you made it!

          Big kiss

          thalinho

          Oh yeap, true that! Double negative is not often used in English. Only Adam used it.

          Thanks anyway for the tip.

          thalinho

          I think Adam must decide who is right. And maybe he will give us tips. In any case, we shan’t decide for him.

          poslegg

          Yes, let’s wait out then. Hey how’s Russia like? I’d do live getting to know RUSSIA. *-*

          thalinho

          Love* getting to

          thalinho

          Well, it depends upon where you are living. For example in Moscow and Saint Petersburg the things go fine. But try to go in other cities and you will see how all is not fine.(((
          About the weather, it also depends upon where you are living because Mother Russia is big. And we have all from a place where you cannot see anything but sand and hot sun, and vice versa place where only the cold all year round.

          poslegg

          That sounds not to bad! You know, June ever wanted to go to Russia, I’m afraid of going though! You know what I see in movies does not make me feel happy, I know that’s only movie though!!

          Well, I’m from Brazil the weather is always pretty good, people are usually nice, so are sportslike, that’s my Brazil.

          But I’m sure I will one day be in Russia for sure..

          thalinho

          yes, totally ODD and hard to read, so I don’t buy her idea, if would have been nice if she explains with her own ideas the Q8 instead of copying and pasting other examples, explain number 8, that’s all I want to know, kisses Brazilian girl.

          jimmysaenz90

          The second explanation was copied, but the first one I did myself.

          THIS IS WHAT I DID MYSELF!!!

          if you don’t mind reading, please, do it, but if you do I don’t give a Shit!

          Mmm, Ok, I’ll try to get my idea across!
          First of all, let’s figure the sentence out:
          (If you study hard you will pass the course; unless the teacher DOES NOT like you.)
          Note: we have (there are) three clauses here, they are:
          #1.: If you study hard
          #2.: You will pass the course;
          #3.: Unless the Teacher doesn’t like you.
          The third clause is just an additional information (a complement), it means that you can perfectly understand the sentence without having the third one!
          Look: You will pass the course, if you study hard*
          * it’s important to notice that if the if-clause comes after the main clause you must add a comma (,) before the if-clause!
          Now look this:
          If you study hard you will pass the course; unless the teacher doesn’t like you!**
          ** there is a semi-colon indicating that the next sentence is kind of an additional sentence.
          Now read whole sentence quite closely! Have you already read? I’ll explain it to you…
          … The second clause (you will pass the course) is a positive sentence (it says: YOU WILL and not YOU WON’T) and the third clause is negative, actually, it’s a hypothetical negation, (it says: unless the teacher does not like you), it means that if your teacher does not like you there might be a risk of not passing the course, but if he does, you will certainly pass the course!!!
          Now notice (over again, kkk)
          You will pass the course; unless the teacher likes you!***
          *** now it DOES really sounds awkward, it means that even if the teacher likes you, you won’t pass the course. so you might be a boring student, kkk
          Hope it helps, kisses from Brazil dear.

          thalinho

          thanks for great explanation.

          shivamallah

          i got the poit from this ” My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough. ”

          is mean the uncle can help us if he get off his work soon, Right ?

          UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough. ” = Positive ( he can help us if…. )

          jemahmad

          Good point. Look at my longer answer below

          Adam

          Thank you very much for the information and the time you took in order to explain it to me, but honey I still believe it doesn’t make sense at all, I’m sorry, I know you wanted to help, but it’s ok :) let’s call it different ways of thinking, you are right and I’m right so let’s live our lives, have a good one :)

          jimmysaenz90

          Dude, what she (the brazilian girl, I mean) said makes sense, but I am wondering why did Adam teach us poor grammar?

          poslegg

          In that case where’s Adam? Because he hasn’t shown up to give us an explanation, he should have left any note or something in regards to the Q8. Best regards :-) bye bye

          jimmysaenz90

          Thanks for figuring my point out, Poslegg!

          But I’m not a girl, rs, but please do not mind at all!

          thalinho

          I did not copy that whole explanation! Can’t you see I did it totally on my own? And I’m not a girl, I’m a man, thanks!

          thalinho

          Hi Thalinho,

          Very good explanation. I’ll add a bit more in my comments below.

          Thank you. :)

          Adam

          Thanks teacher, I knew I was teacher!

          thalinho

          I knew I was right*

          thalinho

          I tried to get to the bottom of the sentence, but I could not, then I have just read your annotated comment and finally get it clearly! Thanks so much! (Thanks Adam for the lesson too.)

          delilah

          I still didn’t get it

          atul.singh@1994

    Totally agree with you classmate ! :D ufff I’m glad I was not the only one, so we are totally right ! :D as long as we understood the class, we will succeed !

    jimmysaenz90

      Unfortunately you should study harder, so that you can better get ideas across!

      But I’m here in case you need.

      Kisses from Brazil.

      thalinho

        That’s a good advice thank you honey, same to you, if I need help I’ll ask to any qualified teacher :) Thank you.

        jimmysaenz90

          Anytime, sweetie =)

          thalinho

          Thank you very much lady !!! ! =)

          jimmysaenz90

This lesson helped me a lot…there are still confusions but practice makes perfect…i will not tired of reviewing your video again and again. thank you.

mpl1151

Hello Teacher,

I’m really glad to have a marvelous teacher as you are! I DO really find your lessons pretty helpful! And I’d be gladder if you could, please, explain how to use ”no sooner…than”

Thanks teacher.

thalinho

    It basically means as soon as, that is, right away.

    No sooner than the sun arose, the birds started whistling.

    Adam

      Oops,

      No sooner had the sun arose (arisen), than the birds started whistling.

      Adam

I got 10 yeah!

trax

Hello teacher Adam, could you please explain to all of us about the word “unless in the Q8 ? I’d really appreciate it, have a nice day in advance.

jimmysaenz90

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

      thank you, but this example cannot be compared with the question number 8, could you explain to me the Q8? instead of bringing other examples here? for example how do you explain that

      “if you study hard you’ll pass the test unless the teacher likes you”

      it means that you don’t need to study hard just because since the teacher likes you he’s gonna pass you… So ? Best regards to Brazil.

      jimmysaenz90

        But here the correct answer is:

        if you study hard you will pass the course; unless the teacher doesn’t like you!

        It means: if the teacher doesn’t like you you won’t pass the course; even if you study hard!*

        *Why? Because the teacher does not like you! (of course it’s a hypothetical situation because that’s but sure he doesn’t like you, indeed)

        Thanks for kissing, likewise.

        thalinho

        Another note: Be compared to* (always) and not be compared ‘with’

        Please, Do not take it personal.

        thalinho

As Long as and unless, are they exactly thể same,and interchangeable?

cuongchung1

    I wouldn’t say like that mate, because “Unless” means “if not” as opposed to “As long as” which means “during the time”,”since”, and “on the condition that”.
    See the following examples:
    “I’ll stay as long as you need me.” – means while you need me
    “As long as you’ve offered, I accept.” – means since you have offered
    “I will cooperate as long as I am notified on time.” – the main idea is on the condition that.

    poslegg

      By the way, about Q8 I agree, it looks not right.

      poslegg

        In order to be more simple:
        Unless means IF NOT
        As long as means IF

        poslegg

          I can’t understand that girl, she wants us to believe her idea :/ if she’s right good for her ! if we are good for us ! who cares !! just live your life LOL hahah

          jimmysaenz90

        Absolutely it is not right, we are all human beings and even teachers make mistakes :D

        jimmysaenz90

    Hi Cuoung ta,

    Poslegg is correct. They can both be used in conditionals, but as long as in this case is interchangeable with if. It does have other uses so you need to be careful with it.

    Adam

hi Adam thanks for this lesson. i can’t use “unless”. but i prefer “if not”.

ganbashir15

Thank you Adam. Unless I use EngVid, I can not improve my English.

xuanthu

Thank alot Adem
Appreciate you this .

faisal4248

thanks Adam

m0dy

Why should this be “doesn’t like you” in the quiz? It was used with unless which doesn’t need a negative though…

ludmilaz

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

Hi Adam,
Thanks for this lesson. I got 90% and missed to answer question number-8 which took me maximum time to answer among all questions and unfortunately I had chosen the wrong answer. Could you explain it to me little further why should we use could not instead of could in context of that question?

vishnu6887

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

      Hi Thalinho,
      One question about your comments for the Q8:
      if I say : unless you don’t smoke, you won’t feel better… is it right??

      cristian1983

If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.
likes
doesn’t like there is Negative how come
your adivce Appreciate . many thanks

khalidse10

I was listening to Jason Derulo’s new song but I didn’t understand a few words.Maybe you can explain me.
(When we were chillin)
(Til you were eating off my spoon)
(And coming over)
(We’re going all the way)
(If we walk down this road)
(Let your love crash into me)
Thanks

henry19

    Hi Henrique,

    (When we were chillin-hanging out
    (Til you were eating off my spoon-we were comfortable)
    (And coming over)
    (We’re going all the way-having sex)
    (If we walk down this road)
    (Let your love crash into me)

    These “could’ be the interpretations, but then, who knows? :)

    Adam

This is first that I obtain 50% in my score, it is mean tha I must study hard to improve my knowlege.. THanks Adam…

Elmer Merino

Hello Adam,
Thanks for your great lesson. You have cleared many of my doubts. it will be useful for everyone those who wish to speak very well… Thanks..Thanks

minnu400

Dear Mr. Adam !
Thank you for your marvelous video of today.
Would you be able to recommend a Dictionary that provide : syllables accented and ponnciations of letters.
Thank you in advance.

aateffaeq7

    Hi Aateffaeq7<

    For British English, Oxford is a good bet (oxforddictionaries.com).
    For American, Meriam-webster's (m-w.com)

    Adam

      Hallo, Dear Mr. Adam!
      Thank you again for your interest/attention/regard/heed/solicitude/
      studiousness.
      Sincerely
      Atef

      aateffaeq7

        :) nice

        Adam

thank you very much for this lesson!

zakaria405

Thank you , nice and useful lesson :)

chinarubia

Dear Sir, pls let me know why doesn’t use LIKES here??? unless negative also doesn’t like negative…u explained do not use two negatives so how can i use DOES NOT LIKE??

If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher _LIKES_______ you.

shameer

    unless + a negative construction

    Unless means, approximately, “if not”, so to change if to unless, you need to negate the rest of the subordinate clause. Unless can be followed by a negative verb if it replaces if with a positive clause:

    My uncle can help us if he gets off work soon enough.

    NOW LOOK:

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.

    But the negative of a negative is a positive:

    My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.

    = My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.

    Best regard from Brazil.

    thalinho

i got confused with number 8 … double negative?

msan1992

I’m in US less one year & need real these gremmar.Thanks.

alpido24

I’m in US less one year & need real these grammar.Thanks.

alpido24

thanks for this exertion

tarek77

how to use “as far as” and “sooner and later” plz help me Mrs Adams

sami45

    Hi Sami,

    As far as can be used to compare distance. It can also mean to the extent that…

    As far as I know, winters in most countries are cold. (I don’t know, but experience allows me to make this guess)

    Sooner or later means inevitable.

    Hope that helps

    Adam

So, Can I use “unless” with a negative if I don’t use it in a conditional clause?

hectcap

    Hi Hectcap,

    Yes, if it’s clear that you are taking as an exception a negative ‘circumstance’.

    Adam

Hello Alan, thank you for your videos. You are killing it. How about this sentence: IF YOU STUDY HARD, YOU WILL PASS THE COURSE; UNLESS THE TEACHER dislikes YOU .

josecatelli

    well said Jose :)

    Adam

Thanx

nouredine27

Thank you Alan

negarav

    Alan!?!!!
    ;)

    fatiima8

      You are right Fatima Adam :-D

      negarav

        :)

        Adam

Adam thanks a lot for interesting lesson! And thanks all guys for enlightening discussion about Q8! I also made the mistake )

natamara

Where is Adam? People were so confusing right here!!

jordan13

If unless can’t be used + negative, why is p8. incorrect?

8. If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.
likes
doesn’t like

I have chosen LIKES.

kenzoll

I got 10! Very nice, because actually, it’s not an easy lesson…

Janilza

I´ve come back.

ramoncarrasco

Good, i´ll try again.

bundersvaguen

Hi,Adam.It was a marvelous lesson,man;By the way,keep going with your lessons,because the Brazilians like them a lot.

maicon55

70, could be better. :)

#3 I made an obvious mistake, so look at the others.
#6 — I don’t get the meaning of the sentence. What meat and pudding have to do with each other? xD
#9 — I knew that probably all 3 would match, but what actually “mean” means in this sentence?

“Unless you’re kind to people, people will be mean to you.” — I looked up into a dictionary, and “mean” could be in an adjective form, and there are also 11 meanings, and I think the above sentence could be rewritten to: “If you’re not kind to people, people will be unkind to you.” — right?

I don’t know why, but sometimes I know how to use “unless”, and sometimes it sounds strange. For example in #8 — “If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher doesn’t like you.” — and this is pretty understandable to me, but, for example, in #1 I don’t know why this look strange to me. Maybe people prefer “if + not” instead of “unless” in this kind of sentences and that’s why I don’t hear it very often, I don’t know. :)

morfik

    I’ve read all comments, and I think I understand what other people can’t and vice versa. That’s weird. xD

    morfik

      It happens :)

      Adam

    I’m glad you got the idea, morfik!

    Good luck to your syudy!

    thalinho

    LOL sorry, #6 is Pink Floyd lyrics. You can’t have dessert unless you finish your dinner.
    You’re right about #9, but people use mean more than unkind. English is a very nuanced language- when you want a harsh word it’s there. When you want a softer one, it’s there too, or you soften another. Like doesn’t like and dislike.
    You’re also right- people prefer ‘if not’ because it causes less confusion.

    Adam

No, I’m not believing what she’s saying all she says confuses me :'( I know I’m right and if she’s happy believing that it’s wonderful, but please don’t confuse others, by copying and pasting that’s not gonna solve anything or doing spam to all comments here, so that attitude is not like she’d like to help, she just wants to make others believe what she believes, I am fine because I know I’m right, so I’m not accepting an idea which confuses me a lot and doesn’t have any sense to AT ALL, it is just a simple question, there is no need to be doing spam, ..but thanks for your help and kisses to Brazil. Good Luck with your English. Best regards.

jimmysaenz90

    it doesn’t make any sense AT ALL. the examples have nothing to do with the Q8, it can’t be compared, it’s irrelevant. Best regards to you :)

    jimmysaenz90

    Hey, I just tried to help, I said so because I know that’s right, but you don’t need to believe anyway!

    Look the verb ‘believe’ is a stative verb, it means that you cannot use it in -ing form (believing) as you mentioned before…

    so you had to say: I don’t/can’t believe what said…

    thalinho

      Actually that is not correct, because “I’m not believing” is another way to refer the future like ” I’m not going to believe you” did you learn that? You should know it. And in regards to compared yep you’re right :) thanks for reminding me. Kiss sweetie and have a great one.

      jimmysaenz90

can you explain question no. 06

khanzuhaib04

    You must eat the meat or I don’t give you any pudding.

    arinamg

    Hi Khanzuhhaib,

    Sorry about that. It’s a line from a famous song. It means you can’t have dessert if you don’t finish your dinner.

    Hope that helps :)

    Adam

    finished ur meat first, and i’ll give u pudding then ( for ur dessert ) :D

    jemahmad

i can’t understand question no. 05??

khanzuhaib04

    If none of them assume the responsibility for the mess, all the students will be punish to clean the floor.

    arinamg

    Arinamg is right. If noone speaks, they will all be punished.

    Adam

Hi Adam. Truly a good lesson !

gdelvedvg1

Adam!!!! Thank you so much for your help. i’m very glad to learn this clip. ^-^

somnuak

TEACHER, could uou please explain us the question 8? Most of us are confusing about.

Thank you!

simara2013

    Confused* about!

    thalinho

    THANK you …you read my mind

    mansour1

Hi all!
I believe that question no.8 should be like this:
‘If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher LIKES you’. Because ‘unless’ means ‘if not’ the sentence can be translated as follows: ‘if the teacher DOES NOT like you’.

jaroslavnemec

    that’s so true!!!

    dawloy

Thank you so much.

dawloy

We have a lot of questions, but where is Adam?

Frank2216

Hi Adams ! Great lesson. You’re a brilliant teacher. By the way,I think you should have had more participacion this time, unless you’re ill. Hope you’re well ! See you soon !

oscargutierrez502

#8 was a trick question, wasn’t it?:)

bonhob

pretty stimulating lesson .
I`ve a few queries
1- Can I used “will” or “shall” after unless
for instance :
He will not be free, unless he will convince the court that he is innocent .
2- Can I used “unless” in lieu of “or else”
for instance :
with “or else ” -you`d would better go, or else you`ll miss the train
with “unless” – you`d better go, unless you miss the train, or will miss .

hisham77

    Hi Hisham,

    In a conditional, only the result clause can take the ‘will’ verb. The if/unless clause must remain in the present tense.

    Also, unless and or else are completely different and can’t be interchanged.

    you`d better go, or else you`ll miss the train.

    Adam

Hey Guys im the newer one on here!

muhanad111

Lady and Gentlemen, we are at war)), where is Adam??

poslegg

    **Ladies and Gentlemen

    poslegg

    a little battle is good for the brain :)

    Adam

hi adam, very clear lesson, as usual.
i love this web site!

mork

“You got 10 correct out of 10.” great!
I see a lot of Brazilians here. It’s nice. I like Portuguese too.

omurillo

hi, thanks adam for this lesson, it’s very useful!!
concerning question 8 , I think unless means ‘except’, doesn’t it?!

zakaryae

It was quite difficult quiz , anyway thank you :)

chinarubia

Hi Adam, Like everybody here I’m confuse with the 8 question, please explain us. I understand the point of thalinho but you said that you don’t use double negatives!!! Unless you explain us our concern, we can’t understand the lesson very well(is that correct?)

caro

Konzol

– – is +

barack0bama

Dear Adam,
Hope everything’s been going well with u;

Let me know the difference btw Which n In which?!
Many thanks,
:P Wish u luck!

fatiima8

    Hi Fatima,

    Which can be used as a subject in the relative clause.

    Moby Dick, which is a great novel, was made into a movie.

    In which can only be used as an object.

    The hospital in which I was born no longer exists.
    (the hospital I was born in )…

    Hope that helps. :)

    Adam

      Nice of u!
      …so,in the 2nd 1,can’t we say “The hospital WHICH (instead of in which) I was born…” ??!!

      Sooo tnx,
      :) fatiima!

      fatiima8

        well, you could say The hospital where I was born…
        or the Hospital that i was born in…

        Adam

Thank you so much, it’s very useful video.
I’m getting understand the 8th question, but I need a hand for the second. I think, this is an unreal past. I was taught about that: if+past perfect and would have+past participle.
“You shouldn’t have agreed to help her” if you hadn’t wanted to. (in my opinion)
If it was a mix-conditional (3/2), than it wouldn’t be better understandable (for me).
Thanks in advance.

jooop

    Hi Jooop,

    Good question. Both are correct, and you are right, it is a mixed conditional:

    1)If you hadn’t wanted to help her…
    2)If you didn’t want to help her…

    These have different meanings:

    1- you already helped her, but didn’t want to
    2- you haven’t helped yet, but don’t want to.

    Both deal with an unreal situation, but 1 is a past unreal, unreal because you can’t change the past. 2 is unreal because it is hypothetical.

    1- helped but didn’t want to
    2- don’t want to help, but you should because you (had) agreed to

    Does that help?

    Adam

hi, what about this question:
I can’t understand why he’s late, ________ he didn’t get our message.

I have 3 options: 1 unless 2 providing 3 as long as
Unless it’s the correct one… could tell me why? Thanks a lot

pippo25

    Hi Pippo,

    Here unless means that you are suggesting a possible reason. If he didn’t get our message, then I understand why he’s late. here unless is almost similar to maybe.

    hope that helps

    Adam

Hi everyone,
I’ve read over the comments and I understand the main problem here.
First, I have to apologize for the confusion. I have taken the language for granted a little and been too casual.
What I mean is that instead of saying “doesn't like” you, I should have said “dislikes” you. This would be a positive verb and would have worked completely well. People don’t use dislike as often as doesn’t (don’t) like because it sounds too harsh, even though that’s what they usually mean.
Let’s look at the sentence in Q8:
If you study hard, you will pass; unless the teacher doesn’t like you.
First thing we must notice is that the unless clause comes after a semicolon (;). This semicolon breaks up the sentence so that the last part is not part of the conditional anymore — it is an afterthought, something that we add after the result clause is understood and that is an exception to that.
What I mean is:
If you study hard, you will pass.
Study hard = pass
The exception to this is if the teacher dislikes you. In that case, even if you study hard, you will not pass because the teacher dislikes like you. So in this case, unless is an exception, not a conditional.
If you study hard, you will pass. “You will pass” DEPENDS on the condition of studying.
But, in this sentence we have the result (you will pass) and an exception, that is a situation in which you won’t pass.
Here is another example:
1. If he arrives to the meeting late, he’ll be fired.
2. Unless he arrives on time, he’ll be fired. (if he doesn’t arrive on time…)
3. Unless he doesn’t arrive late, he’ll be fired.
Now, going back to what I said about doesn’t like and dislikes — In the above examples, people may say #3, but it is not good English, especially if you have a good alternative like #2. #3 will make people have to think about the meaning and get rid of the double negative to make the meaning clear.
With doesn’t like and dislikes, people mix these up regularly.
Here are Thalinho’s sentences:
4. My uncle can help us UNLESS he doesn’t get off work soon enough.
5. My uncle can help us if he doesn’t have to stay late at work.
6. My uncle can help us UNLESS he has to stay late at work.
5 and 6 are good. 4 might be said, but it would be poor English, even as an exception:
My uncle can help us; unless he doesn’t get off work soon enough. (but even here, I would go with the positive form — unless he has to stay late).
With exceptions, you must remember that what comes in the clause that doesn’t have the ‘unless’ is a truth, not a result.
I hope this helps make Q8 more clear. But just in case, I will try to make quizzes more straightforward in the future. (That being said, however, you should keep in mind that these kinds of sentences are common in speech and you may have to navigate around them sometimes.)

Also, I’ll get to the other questions shortly.

Adam

    Thanks for supporting my explanation, teacher. Even though many people didn’t trust me I know I was right… Thanks to you!

    Haha =)

    thalinho

    Profound explanations. Thank you very much, Adam!

    TOSH@

    Now it feels much better. Tnx.

    but I am wondering why you are gonna make the questions more straightforward, I think it is amazing to have some tricky questions, on the other hand I encourage you to make videos about tricky questions, exactly like in this case in Q8.

    Best wishes.

    Mohamad9393

    I couldn’t agree more. If the verb were “DISLIKE” it
    would be easier to understand.
    Anyway, it doesn’t affect your proficiency in mastering the language.
    You are s wonderful and dedicated Professor.
    Now, how about having some ice cream and sing a song,huh?
    “Life is what happens to you while you are busy….”
    The lesson was very well explained, the verb “dislike” would have made the understanding of the
    sentence easier…right…but…for crying out loud,
    “if you didn’t understand it today, you will tomorrow.”
    Many thanks again, Professor Adam.

    Sonia1234

      “How about having some ice cream and SINGING a song.”
      ” If you DON’T understand it today, you will tomorrow.”
      Just correcting the mistakes I made in the comment.
      Thanks again, Adam.

      Sonia1234

    Thank you very much.. This video helped me a lot and the explanation of question 8 is so clear and useful :)

    Sawsan

Thank you for your explanation Adam. It was a confusing case

vantri

Thank you Adam!

viacheslavkr

    9/10

    viacheslavkr

Great lesson Adam! :)
Really useful and clear…

yaninaanahi

Thank you Adam
You are the best

mahmoud777

thank you

seyam

Thank you

dhissie

Thank you Adam. GOD BLESS YOU.

I need some teacher advice please, (I’m in year6 (England school) and I’m doing my SATS (very important assessment) next week. Please give me advice towards how I can finish the reading comprehension on time and not make silly mistakes. I really aim to get a 5a :) Thanks.

houdah

    Hi Houdah,

    A lot to say in answer to this. Quick advice:

    1- prioritize the questions into an order from least amount of reading to most.

    2- do all the vocab questions first.

    3- read the questions before you read the passage. Then go look for the answer where it “should” be.

    4- scan the passage to know what the general idea is (this will make number 3 easier)

    Sorry I can’t say more, but I hope this helps.

    Good luck.

    Adam

      Thank you very much. God Bless You.

      houdah

      Thank you very much. God Bless You.

      houdah

      come on Adam ..Houdah is asking an important question… i -too- face the same difficulty… could you please prepare a lesson for us.. you are our good teacher..in the TOEFL and in the IELTS there are several reading passages which are complicated and out of our interests.. how can we manage the situation !! we want to pass , Adam.

      mansour1

        I’ll try to do a few test lessons for reading :)

        Adam

WOW! That a response. Sorry again for the confusion. I am glad though to see people getting involved like this. I will just ask that everyone tries to be a little patient and considerate here. We are all here to do the same thing- learn. Let’s help each other.

Adam

Thanks Adam. You’ve solved my confused grammar point. This video is very useful and good.

leannlac

Thank you!!!

Could you explain difference to say `won’t` and `want`, please ?

Thanks!!

dboyko

Hello Adam,you’re nice.

I need your help, is this sentence right?
“I’m not supposed to fail if I study hard”

Thanks a lot!

davincci220

    Yep, that’s right!

    engVid Moderator

Thanks Adam

27candiceharmony

thx Adam

doydoy

Thank you.

pafsilipoclub

Adam, you are so great. Thanks for doing all these. I have a GRE exam and start getting nervous about VOCAB. I have perseverance in learning English but I can’t make miracle happen and put all English words in my brain. Do you have any suggestions for me?

samira76

    Hi Samira… believe me you teach English well…you taught me (raw deal) do you remember?

    mansour1

Dear Adam:

I enjoyed watching your lesson whereas, as you have already been told, Q8 is significantly tricky.

Although it is possible to begin a negative clause with “unless”, you say that you do not like double negatives. As a matter of fact, on certain occasions they are incorrect. For instance, you can say either “I have no money” or “I don’t have any money”; by no means can you say “I don’t have no money”. Therefore, I am afraid that the average person is likely to get confused when answering Q8, although in this particular case “unless” and “doesn’t like” can perfectly be used together.

Besides, the complex sentence “If you study hard, you will pass the course” is already connected to the sentence “unless the teacher doesn’t like you” by a semi-colon (;). In general, “unless” is also a connector, in spite of the fact that it might be fair to say that it is not in this particular case. You might even want to tell me that in this case “unless” is like “today” in a sentence like “Today I am very tired”. In other words, the whole sentence looks confusing and debatable – at least, to me – and I would never write it myself and / or give it to any of my students.

Please bear in mind that I am only stating what I have come to see (my personal opinion), and I know it is possible that quite a few people will not agree with me. In any event, I always like to say that I might be wrong regardless of what is currently in question.

I thank you very much for your lesson and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Ernesto Simon

ehs24961

    Hi Ernesto,

    Well put.But that is the beauty of English actually. It is a language of rules made to be broken.
    That being said, not sure if you read my explanation, but I did say that I would be more straightforward in the future and be more careful about taking some constructions for granted.
    I appreciate your comment :)

    Adam

Thanks for this lesson, Adam. As far as I know, instead of “unless” I also can use “until”. Is it synonym?

odexed

Dear Adam… you say – do not use negative with (unless) . but point 8 in the quiz is confusing..!!! could u comment please.

mansour1

Thank you mansour1 & Adam

houdah

the question is confusing

malisa22

Hello Adam,
How are you?
I’m really enjoying watching your videos and I learn a lot through your lessons.

I want to ask you about “Under, Below, Beneath and Underneath”.

How can I use them probably, specially (beneath and underneath)

Thank you

bassamigo

that was difficult to me

meena777

Yayyyyy for the first time 90 ♥♥♥ yeahh I’m so happy thank you teacher adam ♥♥♥♥

ashliy

Thank you very much, Adam! I got 100!

pinheiro1968

Thanx a lot. Thats really confused but, i seem likely to understand it a little as the way of using this sentences is pretty complicated.

Unless you watch this lesson, you will be much confused …..

abuwesal99

thanks a lot Adam , it very interesting and useful

AMA

Thanks Adam..

wiltoncleiton

“People will be mean to you”
What’s that sentence mean?

edgardit

hello to all and Adam too .i got follow that conditional lessons in fact i had learnt some anew words today but i wish that to kept on my mind thanks alot and have luck to all …….

samirpro

Thanks for this lesson ,Adam.I am also confused about Q8. Pleas explain it.

rupalitt

Thanks Adam :)

winsmith

Adam thanks i got the answer about Q8 after reading your explanation now i got it

L

I do not think taht is very pretty

stephen lee

Thanks , Adam!

viacheslavkr

TEACHER LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!

alliester

Thanks a lot Adam.”I’ll use Engvid as long as it stays free.” ^^

huenhanp102

this example is a joke: North Korea often threatens to blow up the US _______ they receive food aid.
how about: ——— AMERICA take your natural resources, it will strike your country.
* unless
* if not

plz “engvid” don’t do this any more ……

riadle

    I absolutely agree with you. I’m from Kazakhstan, and I was unpleasant with this incorrect example.

    Dinkovich

I did it, even wrong no. 8 ^_^.
thanks Adam

astrid1

Hi teacher Adam!!
I have a question: when we use unless, can we use in positive form??

Seng savunthara

hi teacher Adam
is this correct?
if we were not sick we would have come to the party
?thanks

tecla

hello Adam
thank you for teaching, but to be honest i am confused because you said when we use unless we should not use negative verb but in the exam there is a question :
if you study you will pass the exam unless your teacher do not like you.
here unless is a negative word and do not like is a negative verb, it is double negative is not it?
thank you for all your help.

fatima

Hello Adam , Thank you for your great lessons :)

I’m very interested in knowing the differences between Canadian Accent and American one ,all I know about this matter is that Canadians usually tend to use “eh” rather than using question tag , and that they pronounce certain words like (House , about , South ,..etc) differently, can you please make a video about this ? You know all the videos on Youtube that cover this subject are made by non-professionals and sometimes the information they provide might not be true or precise . so it would be helpful to have some videos that are prepared by professionals . Thanks in advance ^_^

AhmadElsayed92

Hi, Adam. Thank you for useful lessens.
I think it’s easy to think that “UNLESS THE TEACHER DOESN’T lIKE YOU” is same as “UNLESS THE TEACHER HATES YOU” about Q8. is it right?
anyway, Q8 is confusing!

Taka A

Your explanation was very clear! I got 10 out of 10!! :) Thanks Adam!

Maguita

Are theses sentences correct?
1. I am not signing these reports unless you correct the problem.
2. I am not signing these reports unless you have corrected the problem.
3. I am not signing these reports unless the problem has been corrected.

dep.edgar

yet me, who is not that good in English know that mean can be a bad person, about the question 9.
Thank you Adam

Christvf

Thanks Adam for your very good explanation how to use and understand “unless”! That helps me a lot. I’m very interested in how to increase my vocabulary, I’ll just have a look at your tip! Till next time!

Sraj

even me, i must say.

Christvf

Hi Adam,
at min 4:42, you said “what’s going to happen?” then corrected it “what will happen” …

What’s the difference !?

NoBa

now im getting confuse

Daud S Kennedy

Dear Mr Adam ,
Thank you for your time
But I need more clarification about what you had mention in you lesson in the about question bellow the answer was ( doesn’t like ) why ? you said no negative with Unless how come to be that
Thanks

If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.

likes
doesn’t like

Nero4ever

Thanks Sir, I got 70%.

Abdul Qayum

Very interesting, the use always keeps me thinking.

langlearn

Hi Adam is realy good how do you explain the lesson, it is easy to understand.

speedwolli

Hello Adam,

I think,question 8 is wrong. What do you think?

You say: We don’t like double negatives. :)

Enemku

thx! everything is clear!

Walid ben Mohamed

thanks.How to hange this sentence?

-If he does some serious research online,he will write an interesting article.
Unless he does some…………………,he won’t write an interesting article??????????

is my answer right??????

leila-english-learner

    Yes, it’s totaly correct.

    gounane

Hi Teacher,
I am a little confused with this one : “If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher doesn’t like you.”
As you see teacher we have used here a negative situation doesn’t like after unless, even though in the video you tell us never use negative after unless.
Could you please help me with this one.

gounane

Interesting

sanuser

Although I got to 90%, I have stumbled by NO.8.
Afterwards I saw the teacher’s advice and I understood it.
Thank you teacher.

25mom

hi teacher!i really enjoy your lessons.can you teach us about the clauses?i mean adverb clauses noun clauses and adjective clauses

baseming

Thank you Adam, you are great.

fereydoun22

Hi Adam, will you help me with Question no 7 and 8.In question no 8 there are 2 negatives, how is it possible?

narsimha sharma

    Yeahhh I have the same thing as well, at nr.8 are two negatives, why, Adam said it’s doesn’t do. I don’t know….

    alpido24

heyy Adam… i really like this lesson…thank u…unless gives negative meaning, right? can we use unless+ not+ V

zuura

hi sorry i have a question

in this sentence

If banks extend credit, many shop will open

Unless banks don’t extend credit, many shop will open

Is ok ?

tmc13

good!!

pape87

Hi,
would you comment this sentence
/I’ll go skiing unless it doesn’t snow./
unless is before doesn’t

elinman

hey adam, hope you’re doing great :)
i want to ask you something pls.
well, during watching english movies and tv.shows etc.
i’ve never noticed them using these kind of words (unless as long as etc ). they do use it but not much
i fell like we’re studying these stuff just because of exams and maybe reading books
so i need to know what you think about that, is that really true that native english speakers don’t use this kind of grammar ( advanced grammar )much in their life
thanks :)

saraMuhammd

As per you’re teaching, Unless and other Negative word cannot come together then how my answers to question 08 is incorrect. appreciate you’re comments.

durrani

I got 8/10 but it’ a little bit difficult when you’re supposed to use unless. The tip. is not use negative verb. In this case

Marywisdom

Thanx Mr.Adam.I wanna ask if there is a video here to explain unreal conditional or not?

AhmedBenZain

Thanks Adam, I got 70 %, but at question nr. 8 are two negatives ( unless & doesn’t ). You said two negatives doesn’t make sense. If you didn’t say that we will do right answer. Thanks.

alpido24

Bit confusing but i’ll hold on it eventually.
Thanks Adam Sir for lesson

Stan28

hello Adam sir,
first of all i want to tell u your way of teaching is excellent u look so cool while teaching. pls tell me why do we use past tense even we are talking about present. thank u

jessicamurtaza

Thanks Adam, I got 9/10 ! But i don’t really understand the question 8; “Unless” was used with negative form (doesn’t) :/

Joel Tank.

dear adam, plants need water to grow. use if

adam elhassan

Excellent session that was… Infact, all the sessions of yours are… Was just wondering, if I speak to some one, in order to improve my vocab and grammar and that person is with the similar skill set as I am, how would that help me :(
Could you please suggest…

SweetyP9

Thanks Adam, your explanations are very clear and easy to understand

ir2002is

thank’s , it so clear explanation

aat katelz

Many thanks for your lessons Adam. They are really useful.

Alua

Thanks Adam,great lesson.
if I hear a lot I will be better.
unless I hear A lot I will be bad
sorry for poor English writing but with you I feel better ISA.

ehab sabry

Thanks teacher Adam very much.

khanh1509nt

Unless my English it’s so bad no one going understand

Compadrito

you made it sound simple but i know its need a lot of practice

naema

Thank you Adam for this lesson. By the way I would like to know if we can change the following sentence with If into Unless:
If you doubt, don’t take it.
Unless you doubt, take it.
Thank you so much

simzo

Hi Adam, for Question 8 is something unclear for me.Could you please explain us, i saw that also another “students” were confused about it.Thanks for your lessons, you are a great teacher!Best regards from Romania :)

IzabelaMaria

Thanks for imparting this lesson.
Your the best teacher!

cindyrella

great job

charradi

In question 8
” Unless your teacher doesn’t like you ”
Dose unless still mean if…not here or it doesn’t mean if …not anymore ?
Thanks for anyone who will answer this .

Jan 786

Well Done Adam! Keep u the good job buddy I like your style.

Mo Noaman

I got 6/10
I don’t understand ‘as long as’ between ‘if’

hihicc1997

HI.. just a quick question: can i substitute UNLESS with the second and third conditionals? thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

kayumonkey

not easy

jadepty

very useful lesson! could you explaim how can I use “If I were to” on some sentence?

victor igor

I actually forgot it but now I’ve remembered it again.

ryanzbinden

Thank you so much Adam for the lesson. I’m looking forward for the next one.

ryanzbinden

so needful !Adam is so practical in teaching and transmitting the main information!I mean that he is always acurate and to the point!many congrats for your work!

Demetra

Thank you

Noraddeen

i got 9 out of 10, yet my problem is how to determine the clauses mr. adam

billy45g

hello Adam
you are the best teacher in world, you got perfect style of teaching. for a long time I have made confuse with unless and otherwise but now I am clear.

pcossa

thank you.

sashadana

Dear Adam,

Thank you so very much these many many helpful teaching!! Your lessons has been helped so very much to improve my language skills in english. I would like to take an observation: If I guess well then in this lesson you aimed the kind of languages where are no differences among meanings of these phrases: “If not, unless, as long as”, am I not? In hungarian there is an exact meaning of “unless” word. The hungarian know it precisely the differences among these words and they cannot make mistakes as applying these words in various sentences. Might you make lessons about polysemantic words? It would be very useful for me. I would like to understand better the meaning of “abide” word, for example.Thank You and I wish you happy, perseverance and successful work further.

Vidamzenesz

I have still an idea: We can define the term of “unless” word is consists exclusively of conditional and negative statement, but it is used only as an exception in sentences.

Vidamzenesz

Well 8/10 not bad at all. Thanks, it´s been very useful!

Jesiav

hi!
this class was easy, and I got it…..I am happy for that.
thanks! teacher.

Patico

Hi Adam. I have a question about sentence 8. If I answer” unless she likes you” I understand that If the teacher likes me, no matter if a study ir not because I will pass the exam;I am her womanizer, jejee. I accept the other possible answer but, is the one I texted you write as well? Thank you so much in advance.
Hugs

DavidRubio

    Is the one I texted you right as well?

    DavidRubio

Adam, great lesson. Thanks a lot. Hope you will help us in using the conditional words “Provided/Providing (that)” please.

sherani

HI Adam I like your lesson, and iwouuld like to practice more. Where can I get more exercises? Could you give us.

Dusean

Hi Adam! Thanks a lot!

Ieda12

thanks

musabali

Hi! Im really in trouble ..i have an grammar exam tommorow and i memories all grammar tenses rules.. but when i practisse it i had a lot of mistakes .. i need ur help mts adam …

Lovely aya

I got 7 out of 10… i got mistakes at questions # 2,4,8.. thanks for sharing this lesson adam… it helps me alot…

Ryan18

Thank you Adam.

Jean-Michel.M

Hello Adam, Thanks for all the lessons that every day improve my english.

Eriberto

Hi adam, I want to add a very important remak. We cannot use unless if the sentence doesn’t mean except if. Is this true?

Tarik rahmouni

Hello, Adam.You said,”no negative verb with unless”, so why is “unless the teacher doesn’t like you” the correct answer?

lida.fereydouni

    logically “unless the teacher doesn’t like you” is the correct answer. The teacher may have to re-shoot the video.

    wenson

So, unless you study and work hard you won’t be an english fluent speaker.

thiagoribeiro015

Thanks a lot!!

Maria Ventura

Woahh i got 9 score half a 10, the Q8 i think it’s doing wrong right? Cause “unless” is a negative conditional, but thanks Mr. Adam for your lesson :)

Beqzzz

Hello friends Iam new and I don’t know what to do please tell me

Mimank

thanks for using of if, if not, unless, as long as, as long as … that. I stand for

Satilmis

Good afternoon.

Vuongminh12

Thanks Adam. It’s clear lesson.

Worawitoo

hello,my teacher Adam!i wanna get a good video on the difference b/w the causitive verbs “make”and”have”.i am a little bit confused about the usage of the words described above.if you could make me understand,this would be your kindness to me.thanks,anxious to get answer of the questions asked by me from you.

haeideuir aubbeais

Hi Adam why on the video in the minute 4 43 you said “what’s going to happen?” but you correct yourself by saying what will happen? why was wrong “whats going to happen”? I will appreciate if you can help me to understand

DanielaRe

Thanks

Al-Badawi

hi adam ı have been learning english for two years but still ı can not feel ready to live in another else country. altough ı have a class about english ı will never give up watching your videos. a day when ı feel ready ı wanna come near to you :)

ulakci

I’m sorry, but I can’t understand
Tid is 2x Negativ?
” If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher _doesn’t like_ you.”

AlexanderSib

I’ve also found that sentence confusing. Maybe it would be more correct to say: “If you study hard, you will pass the course, unless IF the teacher doesn’t like you.”?

samyama

Hi, I love your lessons but I didn’t understand very clear these examples, but thanks anyway.

SRodriguez

Thanks for the class, professor Adam. I’d like to
say that ” IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED
THAT”if a person wants to learn a language other than his/ her own language, that person should dive into the language,absorb its slightest details, and accept it the way it is.

It is “another” language…it has its own and
beautiful singularities, and I think that’s what makes, whatever that language is, beautiful.
The more you like the language you want to learn
the more you realize the less you know.
It’s necessary to have a piece of humble pie every
day. Humbleness is a paramount quality.
Thanks a lot, again, professor Alex.

Sonia1234

As I am used to studying your lessons, Professor Adam,and Professor Alex’s as well, I wrote his name on the comment above. I do apologize for it, although I am sure
you would understand, in case you read it.
“I’ll go on attending your classes, unless you
tell me not to do so.”
A million thanks.

Sonia1234

I have a question? can we always use unless only if the sentence starts with a negative word like ‘can’t,wouldn’t etc.’or with a negating party. What if I say, I will go to school unless I have something else to do. or Is it also right if I say, I will lend you my book unless I need it for myself.’?

Kmiscellany

hi lovely teacher . i have one question in number 8 8. If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.
likes
doesn’t like
why does not like ????!!! we have unless amd we can not use negative verb????!!!!

Atefehpainter

    same question here

    Jeffer86

Mr Adam thanks for your explanation for the english grammar about if not/ unless there is 2 questions from me :
1. Is about, what is the meaning of will be mean to you it’s kind of negatif sentence ?
2. why does number 8 answer is doesn’t like you, Mr. Adam said that if unless please don’t use double not

can you explain about it Mr ?
Thanks for your attention

Zuhud Nurromdhoni

Thank you Adam

kheireddine007

I got 9 out of 10. I expect 10 but in question 8 was a trick that I did not pay attention it. Thank you, Adam, for being such a great teacher.

Rezajohn

That’s lit!

Daro1975

Hi, Adam, you are my favorite teacher because you explain yourself wonderfully! Have you done any lessons on verbs which don´t take ING? Thank you in advance!

MonicaGPS

Thanks for the video. However, the example “North Korea often threatens to blow up the US _______ they receive food aid.”- is incorrect.

Dinkovich

Thanks Adam.

Alex-1956

I have a question about the no 8. If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.
likes
doesn’t like

why is not “likes”
cuz,unless cannot +negative meaning

chase2018

    I asked to him the same question

    pablooscar

Thank you very much,Adam! Great lesson!

travelmama

Thanks a lot for a great lesson. But I am also wondering if we can use UNLESS with II and III conditionals.
e.g. I wouldn’t go to the party, unless they invited me.
I wouldn’t have done that project, unless Mike had helped me.

P.S. I’ve tried to find some information about this on the Internet but the information I came across was very controversial. Please, help me)

Salt2018

Thanks Adam for your entertaining lessons, I just feel that English is so inconsistent I mean you just told us in the video not to use “unless” with negations; however, in the quiz above i had to choose a negation form(unless the teacher doesn’t like you). So what do you think could be the best way to deal with these inconsistencies in the English language! Actually, I have tried learning English grammar by listening to natives, but nonetheless I always find some irregularities among natives’ speeches. Moreover, some natives,who don’t have a good educational background, do even make mistakes such as saying If I was, using both (as) and like) interchangebly, …etc. As a result, after a while my ears become used to English grammar being spoken this way and hence I even sometimes think that this is how some sentences should be structured, uknowingly that it is informal way of speech!

Rakeeb

Hi Adam

You said in the lesson. We use a positive sentence with (unless), but one of the answers abovethat is preceded by unless is negative. How come?

unless the teacher #doesn’t like you

Jeffer86

Thanks

Belisiario

Thank you Adam specially for Quiz ! I’m from India . but can you help me to write paragraphs ? by the way Thank you very much again for your lessons

Markus Zun

8. If you study hard, you will pass the course; unless the teacher ________ you.
a) likes
b) doesn’t like
I chose variant “a” but the answer was “b”. Why? You said that unless+negative is wrong. Can you explain deeply?

eeyvazovv

Hi,
If I don’t study English much enough I can’t communicate with English speakers with ease. Unless I studied English 3 to 5 hours daily but today have big troubles to pass this lesson quiz.
Best

Grzegorz Bak

Actually unless seems weird in here, I think it should be “even if” or “even though”

Arafatmh

Adam Thank thank thank!

AlessandroItaly

Thanks Adam for the lesson.

Kingsley Kunda

I did’t understand question 8

Elenacy

Hi Adam
If we use (unless) instead of (if) in the following which one is correct please?
If you hate school,you won’t succeed.
A-unless you hate school,you won’t succeed.
B-unless you hate school,you will succeed.

Bala86

Hi Adam,

Based on “Advanced learner’s grammar” book published by Longman:

Unless is not always an alternative to if not, especially when the negative condition after if is contrary to known facts, and in most questions:
You’d be happier unless you had such high expectations. (wrong)
You’d be happier if you didn’t have such high expectations. (correct)
What time shall we leave for the theater unless he turns up? (wrong)
What time shall we leave for the theater if he doesn’t turn up? (correct)
Also, in this book, it is acceptable to use unless with not.
I agree with the book. I want to know your idea about it.

Thanks,

Mortezaflb

Why is wrong to say as long as in question 7? As long as and unles, dont have the same meaning? Regards

luciano.brandao

Thank you Adam, great lesson and thanks to be specific with the Q8, it just a matter to be get used to this way of speak.

Massimiliano

in question number 8, the function of the word “unless” is diffrent. Am I right?

ho3n

A very thankful for your wonderful lesson! It’s so useful,very clear,more informative.you have explained with great fluency and clear that is more helped in easy to get anything from your lesson.I really like your lesson as always.

Prasunan

Hi There, I have a doubt with the question number 8. If we only use unless in positive statement, why the correct answer here is negative. Thank you very much for your support.

pablooscar

9/10! If I don’t learned English hardly, I will not improve my English level. Unless I quit play video game, I will not have time to study.

Jerry Gu

9/10!If I don’t learn English hardly, I will not improve my English level. Unless I quit playing video games, I will not have time to study.

Jerry Gu

Hi Adam! Just a clarification: “unless” means “if not” only in conditional sentences? Thanks. Have a nice day!

MicF

8/10! I need help with help synthesis

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