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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"Yesterday I saw an incredible movie."
What is the time marker in this sentence?

"Ago" is a time marker for the past simple.

Five years ago, I ______________ in an office.

Just now, I _______________ the girl of my dreams.

"I  ___________  English at university in 1999."

"I saw a ghost before."
Is this sentence correct?

"I made a cake last week."
Is this sentence past simple?

"Up to now, I lived in England."
Is this sentence correct?

"I lived in England when I was eight years old."
Is this sentence correct?

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410 Comments on “English Grammar: Past Simple Time Markers”

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I love u Emma

Monday, September 16th 2013

    me too! Thanks Emma!

    Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    I love you more Emma, you have a beautiful way of teach us. Your system for explain the past is very simple and full of wisdom. I got 89 points only, I failed with the up to now.

    Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    I love you everyday more and more Emma, you have a beautiful way of teach us. You system for explain the past is very simple and full of wisdom. I got 89 points only, I failed with the up to now.

    Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    Oh man, who wouldn’t. but her man is 350 pounds and with big muscles, may God bless you and keep you all in one piece.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

    Me too, I love the way she teaches…

    Wednesday, November 6th 2013

    Tank Emma

    Thursday, January 30th 2014

    EMMA I love your explanation
    english is born from your Tongue.
    Iam waiting for your reply. thanx alot

    Sunday, February 16th 2014

    I love her to and i’m ready to fight for her like a crazy man

    Tuesday, March 15th 2016

when you were talking about simple present , that was hilarious

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thanks very much, Emma

Monday, September 16th 2013

Hi Emma…thanks for the video…i just have a doubt. Just now and At the moment. Both means something that happens now and i should use simple present?

Monday, September 16th 2013

    Hi Almeyda
    Just now and At the moment don’t mean same.

    just now means ‘a moment ago’ near present.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

    I got a little confused too. But check this out


    It might mean both.

    Friday, September 20th 2013

    Hi there,
    The meaning of “at the moment” is so clear but “just now” has got different meanings:

    1.At this moment.
    e.g. : I’m busy just now.
    2.During this present period.
    e.g. : Business is good just now.
    3.Only a short time ago.
    e.g. : I saw her just now.
    …so,the same meaning 4 both is possible, depends on the situation they r used!!!

    Glad I could help,
    :) fatiima!

    Saturday, September 21st 2013

    If I understood, the simple past should be used when the action took an exact moment in the past. So “Just now” refers to an exact moment in the past (e.g. one minute ago), “At the moment”, instead, refers to an action that continues and its representation on the time line isn’t a point in the past, but it is a segment. Emma, please, correct me, if I’m wrong.

    Thursday, October 24th 2013


Monday, September 16th 2013

Good lesson Emma!
I saw this lesson five minutes ago.
Very useful, thank you.

Monday, September 16th 2013

Just what i wanted.I have to practice though since i am not consistent yet.8 out of 9.Thanks Emma for the simple but sophisticated topic

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thank you, I’m happy because you teach very good

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thanks, Emma. You’re an angel

Monday, September 16th 2013

I don’t understand. James in his video here
said that if there is a specific time, it is present perfect!
And you tell that all these time markers are for the past simple.

Ok, but why I have never read that someone tell “I have forgotten something”, while it cannot be with a specific time, it is related with now (like “I have lost my key”in Murphy book of grammar)?? Why all people tell “I forgot something”?

Monday, September 16th 2013

    I’m not teacher, but my opinion is that James didn’t say that “present perfect” is used to specific time. By opposite, he said that present perfect is used in a nonspecific time. And Emma said that “past simple” must be applied when we are talking about specific time in the past. So, for example:

    “She said about simple past.”. This means that she said something in a specific time in the past. Maybe yesterday: “yesterday, she said about simple past.”.


    “She HAVE said about simple past.”. In this case, it means that she HAVE asked about something in the a nonspecific time in the past… Maybe, till more the one time in the past. Maybe, she can have said it yesterday, and, maybe, she can have said again last week, and, maybe, she will say it again. In this case, we must use “present perfect” because we don’t know when the action happened or how frequently the action have happened in the past.

    Thursday, September 19th 2013

      thank you for explanation. It is true that James said about Past Simple has a Specific time, I’ve committed a mistake.
      But this logic doesn’t work with the sentence “I have forgotten something”. The problem that American don’t tell it and tell instead “I forgot something” while it is wrong. So I am asking why? Because seems they don’t think it is mistake.
      But thank you for a help anyway.

      Thursday, September 19th 2013


      When we know when the action happened, we need to use “simples past”.

      I wrote this same message three times last week.
      I went to New York in September.
      She loved that city.

      When we don’t know when or how long time the action is happened, we MUST use “perfect present”.

      I have answered some questions in that site.
      He have visited my mom every day.
      We have run on weekends.

      Thursday, September 19th 2013

        ok, let’s take “I forgot to take my keys”. In this case it is incorrect because without specific time I have to use Present Perfect and to tell “I have forgotten my keys”.

        The question is why nobody from native speakers in real life tell like that? I have never heard word “forgotten” in my life in fact.

        Thursday, September 19th 2013

          I’ve forgotten all english words that I learn. (nonspecific time).

          I forgot my homework. (specific time)
          I forgot what you ask, sorry. (specific time)
          You forgot to take your keys. (specific time. Yes, it is because you forgot to take it when, where? It’s specific, even though you didn’t have said.)

          You have forgotten your key every single day. (nonspecific)

          But, as I said, I’m not teacher, so I can have forgotten something.

          Thursday, September 19th 2013

          I forgot what you asked, sorry. (I forgot to use simple past…).

          Add: “I’ve forgotten everything” Phil Collins.

          Thursday, September 19th 2013

          Correct: “….You have not said.”

          Thursday, September 19th 2013

      Just a note about your use of simple present.
      She has instead of she have.

      Thanks Emma, very useful.

      Wednesday, September 25th 2013

        I wanted to say that you have to say SHE HAS!

        Wednesday, September 25th 2013

I hadn’t understood this lesson completely before I’ve seen this class.

Monday, September 16th 2013


    I hadn’t understood this lesson completely before seeing this class.

    Thursday, September 19th 2013

sorry, I have mistaken, I mean James said that if there is a Specific time, it is past Simple.

Monday, September 16th 2013

And is it correct to “see” and not to “watch” a movie? My teacher said never to tell “see” when it is related with watching something.

Monday, September 16th 2013

thank you Emma
Emma could you make more video about TOEFL part grammar please

Monday, September 16th 2013


Monday, September 16th 2013

7 from 9

Monday, September 16th 2013

I’ve had a mistake. “Just now” is a confused word for me,and I put present perfect in my answer.Thanks a lot for your lesson, Emma !

Monday, September 16th 2013

what about present perfect ? please clear present perfect it’s more complicated than simple past

Monday, September 16th 2013

thanks emma, i am your avid student on line.. 8-9 good for me because just now, i learned all this…

Monday, September 16th 2013

teacher please give us some classes on phrasal verbs too!!! thank you teacher EMMA.

Monday, September 16th 2013

I was confused or forgot “just now” and “before.” I have to review this lesson later. Thank you for your lesson.
See you, Emma ;)

Monday, September 16th 2013

    Per my understanding, time markers have to be a specific time, from just now to many years ago. But, you wouldn’t know the exact time while with the word “before”. Hope this helps.

    Monday, September 16th 2013

      I see…this time I could answer correctly the quiz with “before” because of your help. Thank you, centaliu :)

      Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thanks emma

Monday, September 16th 2013

thank u…

Monday, September 16th 2013

Just now, I finished this class.
I got 8/9.

Monday, September 16th 2013

    me too

    Thursday, October 29th 2015

Many thanks

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thanks for your lecture, Emma! But I have a question about one of the clue word you have mentioned, which is “when”. Should I use past time whenever I come across this word? I mean I have seen some people use “when” with simple present or simple future tense.

Monday, September 16th 2013

Emma ,, marry me i love you :)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

that was the most simple .. amazing lesson ever
even the Quiz is awesome such as u ^^ thanx dear <3

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you so much professor

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

100 :)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

I realize that some time we make simple mistakes

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you teaches . I love to your teaching so much .

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

I got it! I reviewed again. My score became perfect! Thank you, Emma :D

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thank you very much all of you

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thanks a lot, you are brilliant Emma. god blessed you!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

9 of 9 :D thanks!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Wow! I got 9 correct out of 9.

Thanks to you Emma for your nice teaching

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Well I,ve a question and I hope you’ll give answer to my question.My question is that if I say “I,ve seen my dream girl.”IN which situation this sentence would be correct pls madam replay me as soon as possible.Thanks in advance

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

9 out of 9,, thanks for the pointers..

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

if i say 1.you look great and 2.
you’ve looked great.

One basic difference which i know is the first one is present simple and second one is present perfect tense.I can say someone you look great today.But when to say someone you,ve looked great.

Hello Emma madam if its possible for you or for anyone pls reply one as its similar to one that i,ve asked above

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thank you.. God bless

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Very useful lesson as usual

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

very good

thank you Emma

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

oooh yeeaah.. thank you so much emma..

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thanks for the lesson Emma

BTW, I kinda feel like your style of teaching has got some changes! It doesn’t matter. You still do your job perfectly :)

I have a question and I hope to get an answer

Is it necessary to add a comma (,) after those words as you did on the quizzes on video?
(Yesterday, just now, last week, at the moment, four years ago, etc.)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

9/9 :D

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you for very nice website!!!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

this is nice way to tech English. thanks emma

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you soooooo much Teacher Emma. You’re a wonderful teacher

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you very much Emma! Now I have no doubt about that! :)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    good evening dorycam, your sentence “Now, I have no doubt about that”. it would have sounded better if you had put a comma after the NOW, also you should have specified the subject what your talking about here. Now, I have no doubt in my mind anymore about the past simple tense Emma. would have being more appropriate.
    Take care best wishes for the future.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

      Thanks for the advice, I’ll keep it in mind! Good luck! :)

      Wednesday, September 18th 2013

a very good lesson !!!
Thank you very much !!!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank’s a lot. It was very help full lesson, I got 9 out of 9. Thank’s again!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

wow, thank you emma you make it clear and also you are a prety cute woman.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    Oh boy your wright about her been cute, I agree with you. but I hope her boy friend wouldn’t see this comment. dear god bless you and Emma.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

      I hope so.

      Wednesday, September 18th 2013

      Hi dear! The first word after dot, should be written with the first letter capitalized. I think that God wasn’t offended, but also his name should be written with the first letter capitalized. ;) Happiness!!

      Wednesday, September 18th 2013


        Wednesday, September 18th 2013

        Easy guys!. Thank you Emma, I really learn and enjoy all of your lessons.

        Wednesday, September 18th 2013

        I would like to be correct by you.

        Friday, May 16th 2014


Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thank you so much for this lesson.You help me understand when I should use to Past Simple.:)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you, Emma! Up to now, I’ve not undersood that kind of tense. But just now, I mastered it because of you!)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Hi Emma!!! I got 10 out of 10!!! ;)
Thank you for your class!!! Now I can say that I graduated (in) 2010. haha… and I went to my granmother house’s (last mouth). ;) bye!!!

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    … My grandmother’s house/home …

    Friday, January 13th 2017

Thanks Emma I got 9 of 9

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

So far,I’m still confusing about time marker like just now we should use present simple instead of simple past and before we use simple past.would you please explain more details.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Just now,i did not understAnd the lesson.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

    Just now means ‘a moment ago’ and It refers to past.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Ok, but why I have never read that someone tell “I have forgotten something”, while it cannot be with a specific time, it is related with now (like “I have lost my key”in Murphy book of grammar)?? Why all people tell “I forgot something”?

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you very much,for the way you are explained the lesson, it was very anderstanble and simple. I don’t know if there is a way to explain all the tense like the way you are giving the clue words in this lesson. because this my problem using the tenses.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thanks very much Emma

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Thank you very much Emma for you try to find the way to teach me .
I am happy to be with you .

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

yeeee,,,Thanks Miss Emma,,,,your explain is very clearly,,and just now, I got 100,,,,,

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

thank u emma

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

emma pleas can u make a vedio about uses of simple past

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Miss Emma, Thanks for the lesson :-)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Thanks miss Emma.. i love the way you teach :)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

emma all the time expressions here come in the beginning of sentence or the come also in the middle or at the end (??is there any grammar about the places of these clues

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

    emma, all the time expressions here come in the beginning of the sentence>>> can they come also in the middle or at the end (??is there any grammar about the places of these clues

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

tkanks a lot Amma.I didn’t know about just now and up to now.I thought just now refers to peresnt,but jus now I understood it.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

ok thanks dear!
emma and all the teachers i so much appreciate and thank u all for helping, i am the new commer for this website, hope to help me, in TOEFL and IELTS preparations.
best regrards

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Thank you Emma…. a good and useful lesson.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

When I watch these videos, I feel like I was in a real classroom and not in a virtual one… Emma really was born to teach! Thank you so much!

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

    Hi Janiza, I am not an English teacher like Emma. But, I think “I FELT like I was in a real classroom” is the correct way to say. correct me if I am wrong.
    Thank you.

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

      Roshank, I think I should say: When I watch EngVid’s videos I feel like I’m in a real classroom…” FEEL here must be in the present tense, because I’m talking about an everyday action… I think I’ve made a mistake with the tense of verb TO BE. Anyway, thanks for your interest on helping me, okay? I really appreciate that! Bye, bye… :)

      Wednesday, September 18th 2013

        Thanks for the appreciation,

        Thursday, September 19th 2013

Hi Emma!

In the video you say “ago” is a simple past key clue, however the second question of the quiz tel us the opposite. Which one is correct?

Thank you

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Congrats for the video, i learned a lot watching your video

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

thank u emma..

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Thank you, Emma! It is a very comprehensive lesson.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

wow…. its an great opportunity to learn much more… thanks dear

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

100:) Thanks Emma!

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Marry me Emma! lol ;D @#

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

look at this sentence: I AM STILL FRIENDS WITH EMMA .
my question is:why -s- has been added the end of FRIEND word even though it is singular , if it a present tenes still seems wrong.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Thanks Miss Emma

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Emma,this is very easy!

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

thank u emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

good lesson, good tips. Thanks Emma.

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Emma i like you because you are my best teacher,

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks Emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

may be there something get wrong with the video,it can`t display the video

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks Emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Hello Emma!
I am from Brazil, I love to watch your videos about English class.
Iam learning English and listen some videos here.

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thank you!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

hey mam . thank you so much . just now . i saw the video .

Thursday, September 19th 2013

i saw this lesson five minutes ago

Thursday, September 19th 2013

I have been confused for long time, but just now I already understand how to use simple past and present perfect.
Thanks a lot teacher Emma.

Thursday, September 19th 2013

♥u ema

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thank you Emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

thank u Emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

thanks teacher

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks so much emma it easy because you i got 100

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks from Italy:)

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thanks, Emma

Friday, September 20th 2013


Friday, September 20th 2013

Thanks Emma .I got 9 of 9

Friday, September 20th 2013

Thanks Emma! You made it very clear when to use simple past. I request you to make a lesson similarly for ‘present perfect’ also. I get confused often between past simple and present perfect.

Friday, September 20th 2013

Question 5: What is the difference between “have studied” and “I’ve studied”, please??

Friday, September 20th 2013

Nice, easily understood.

Saturday, September 21st 2013

HI Dear
This lesson is very useful for me and I hope you to make a video about present perfect time markers too,as you know students confuse them with one another.
thanks a lot.

Saturday, September 21st 2013


Saturday, September 21st 2013

Hello Emma,

I do appreciate your work.

I’ve got a request: would you make a video about WHO and WHOM?

I wish you the best


Sunday, September 22nd 2013

I got 40 only I need to practice more

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Thanks Emma.

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Thank you very much Emma

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

I got 56 in first time//

Monday, September 23rd 2013

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How to convert the above sentence in Active Voice?

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

This example shows a scenario where a text file is created using information in a process, and saved to a file system using the Text File Writer AgileShape.

How to write the above sentence in Active voice?

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

I scored 8 of 9 aleluia

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

For some reason I marked thr correct answer.

Thursday, September 26th 2013


Thursday, September 26th 2013

your lesson is very useful.

Thursday, September 26th 2013

Thank you Emma, I got 9 of 9.

Saturday, September 28th 2013

Hello Emma… really thanks a lot , because you are really outstanding teacher.
again thanks….

Saturday, September 28th 2013

Dear teacher Emma,
Congratulations! Your lessons are whimsical and helpful for me. Thank you very much!!!

Saturday, September 28th 2013

thanks miss Emma

Sunday, September 29th 2013

7 out of 9

Monday, September 30th 2013

Nice lesson, thanks!

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

thank u Emma i got 10/10

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

thanks i got 100.i like your way to learn english.God bless you.

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Emma sensei, Thank you for your understandable lessons.
I got 100 points

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

I couldn’t watch your video because of network problem, but I did the quiz and I got 56 percentile. This is really fantastic, I learn some useful things today, thank you by way.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

100 :D You are nice teacher Emma,Thanks.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

I love the way do you speak and teach.
Im on cloud nine :)

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

hi emma mam. your way of teaching is very good.
i would like to speak with you people to increase my communication and english. why don’t you people provide that section also,it will help us a lot. plan for speaking test also and one more thing is if i want to comment, i need to scroll for 5 minutes those many comments you have mam. thanQ

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

I swear this site the best online signed

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

100:) That’s cool

Friday, October 4th 2013

I’m so sad right now. I got 8 out of 9 :(

Saturday, October 5th 2013

I got 100 but there was a idom that I don’t know. What is meaning “up to now”. If anyone know this, can you tell me this.

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Hello Emma, How do you do? I have two questions: I don’t understand why we can’t use the simple past with “before”. before means that something doesn’t continue in the present, doesn’t it? 2/ “At” is not in your list of markers but is this sentence correct?: “I finished cooking at seven o’clock” (I find it in an other quiz). thank you very much for yours explainations

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Thanks emmA God bless!

Monday, October 7th 2013

Thank you very much. Great job.

Friday, October 11th 2013

Looks like everybody loves Emma.

Anyway, it was an awesome video as always. Thanks so much.

Friday, October 11th 2013

I have 100! Thank you so much !!

Friday, October 11th 2013

Thank you emma

Saturday, October 12th 2013


Saturday, October 12th 2013

I have a question about the time marker ” just now ” it does not looks that is for past

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Thank you for your lessons!

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Nice one Emma, Thanks

Sunday, October 13th 2013


Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Nice !

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thanks Emma!

Monday, October 21st 2013

A Great Teacher , I love you !

Friday, October 25th 2013

À very good lesson for french people to understand past simple !
Thank you emma

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

thank you emma , i’m so grateful you …..

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

I’ve been confused between past simple and present perfect.
But I got it!
Thank you for your lucid explanation.

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Hi!How are you ? Can I ask you about something ?

Friday, November 1st 2013

thank best teacher .learned more from you (I love you)

Friday, November 1st 2013

Thank you very very much,Emma!
I love your lessons!

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

i love all your lessons may God reward you!

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

I will learn english with you!thanks!

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

thanks a lot

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

How to know if you are dealing with a good teacher? When she/he makes the things simple. That´s definitely the case.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

I love your lessons!

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

100% , 9 out of 9, Wov, Well Done for me, What do you seem, Emma?

Thursday, November 7th 2013

thx u Emma

Friday, November 8th 2013

What differences are between conjugating the verb “to have” and conjugating the verb “to be rich” in the passive voice? I have great difficulty in that, conjugating the verb “to have” at present it is in the current language, a meaning synonymous with the verb conjugation of “to be rich”
Thanks Emma!

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

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Friday, November 15th 2013

Thanks a lot of Emma.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thanks Ms Emma for delivering lecture
Before watching this video I got 67% and after watching 89%

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Hello Emma, thank you. I have a question – the words “before” and “never” are used in present perfect? Example – I never been in China or I haven’t seen the movie before?

Friday, November 22nd 2013

verry Thanks for This Lesson

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

thanks Emme

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks Ms Emma

Friday, December 6th 2013

I am very happy with the lessons

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

But, I had not any orange pencil :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Emma thank u its the first time 4 me i kmowe the clue of present perfect & simple past go ahead .

Friday, December 13th 2013

thanks a lot for useful lesson! dat was pretty available for understanding. see ya

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thanks. emmah your are the best teacher.. I got 100%

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

thank’s emma you are the best teacher all time. i oblivion the english language.i got 100% thank you.fur evreythink.what you tiche us.

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

Thank you for the lesson, Emma!

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

Big ! Thanks.

Sunday, January 5th 2014

Hi, you used the question “Was this on the list before?”. You used “before” and a past simple in a question. Is it an exception?

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Thank’s very much Teacher Emma?

Friday, January 10th 2014

yeah 100% and tnx very much for ur nice teach

Sunday, January 12th 2014

    oh sorry teaching

    Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thank you Emma!.

Sunday, January 12th 2014

i love you emma you the pest

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

thank you for your teaching..^^

Friday, January 17th 2014

thank yuo for lesson because I DONT KNOE

Monday, January 20th 2014

I learned a nice english class by Emma in engVid website 10 minutes ago.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks you Emma

Monday, January 27th 2014

Good Teacher, u are so good

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thanks Emma. Just now I saw your video on Simple past. You made it very clear about simple past.
The time maker keywords are very well described for finding the simple past sentences. I was always using present perfect instead of simple past.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

thanks teacher

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thank for good lesson. Yesterday I did not know anything about past Simple but now it is clear.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hi Emma!
I have confusion with simple past and present perfect tense, how can we differentiate between these?

Thursday, February 6th 2014

get 100%thank you Emma

Saturday, February 15th 2014

а little bit hard to understand

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Thank u so much @Emma you are telling extremely clearly.

Saturday, March 1st 2014

I dont quite understand with “just now” words.
I mean, i notice that we use ‘just’ for present perfect such as i’ve just eaten. But why does ‘just now’ belong to past simple rather than present perfect?

Saturday, March 8th 2014

thank you!!!!

Sunday, March 9th 2014

thanks teach emma…….

Friday, March 14th 2014

hemmm i know

Friday, March 14th 2014

thank you

Friday, March 14th 2014

Thanks very much

Saturday, March 15th 2014

I got 100%thank you Emma

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

could you please tell me how can i get more información about presnt perfect….

Thursday, March 27th 2014

thanks emma…….very helpful lesson.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

hi, thank u, l’m very happy now

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thanks you so much Emmma :)

Friday, April 4th 2014


Friday, April 11th 2014

Hi Emma thanks a lot for your video. It was an useful lesson
take care

Friday, April 25th 2014

very nice…test. Thanks Emma.. I got 100%

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Thanks, Emma!

Friday, May 16th 2014

kkkkkkk Up to now, it was my worst mark,7.8 and I never see a Ghost. I don’t believe in Ghosts. What about you Emma? thanks bye bye.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

100 :)
thanks a lot

Friday, May 23rd 2014

thank you very mush Emme

Sunday, June 1st 2014

good!! 78% , thank you for the lesson. It was great>

Friday, June 13th 2014

wow.. thank you emma.
i like Eng.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Boa noite, teria como me mandar mais exercícios por email de simple past?

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

it was very useful, thanx a lot!

Friday, July 11th 2014

Excellent, it’s really useful to me to use it in my daily stand up.

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thanks Emma….

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Hi!Thanks, Emma for your teach

Friday, August 1st 2014

Dear Professor Emma,

I have just watched the lesson on simple past time markers again. Your teaching on time markers is somewhat different in respect of “just now” what I used to learn.
As far as I remember from my first English textbook I had the following example:
Tom is washing his hands. He has just washed his hands. They are clean now.
or interchangeably –
Tom is washing his hands. He has washed his hands just now. They are clean now.

It was a basic example for the usage of present perfect. Later on I was taught to use sometimes ’just’ and ’just now’ with simple past somewhat as in your lesson. But I have never become a champion or at least a good worker who is good at using ‘ just’, and’ just now’ in sentences.
Could you provide an explanation here in comment section when to use just now with PP and when with SP? Or could you make a separate video if it is a real grammatical difficulty.

I would also appreciate if you continue to make the lessons with usage of gerund and infinitive form after verb from Alex’s resources. I have in mind those verbs which change the meaning acoding to ing verb or infinitive verb construction.

Kind regards,

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

I love the way you are teaching. Thanks a lot

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Hi Emma, What about “in the morning” e.g I ate noodles in the morning or I ate noodles this morning” which is correct? Please help me I’m very confused.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Hi Emma
Thanks for your teaching. Emma she is a very active the way of teaching us.but now i have a problem confused to way of link a English languages when i make a conversation to some body, so please could you helped me .if help me. please contact for those social network.
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best regards

Friday, August 15th 2014

Emma is a great teacher ever

Friday, August 29th 2014

I’ve got 6 at 9 :'(

Saturday, August 30th 2014

thank you for your lesson, this type of training is very helpful to understand any topic.

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Emma, I love you so much that I’m going to whatch all of your videos!!

Thursday, September 18th 2014

This video help my English!! Thank you Emma. :D

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks a lot your clever

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Thank you:)

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Thank you..:)

Saturday, October 25th 2014

I got 100 points in the questionnaire. I will continue studying. Thanks.

Saturday, October 25th 2014

thank you so mutch Emma

Monday, November 10th 2014

Hi, Emma. Your lessons are very useful and I am looking forward the next lessons… I am studying English day by day. And I always get some trouble. Please help me, Emma. Many thanks :))
+) Could you tell me the difference between “fund”,”funds”,”funding”
+) what does “to be on” mean???
+)I have 2 sentences:
” The participating company” and” The attached schedule”.In the first sentence, why participate + “ing”. and the other add “ed”

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

Thanks Emma!! Great class!!

Take care

Friday, December 5th 2014

Thanks Emma I got 9 out of 9

Saturday, December 6th 2014

thank u

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

Thank you Emma.
Such a wonderful lesson.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

thank you emma.i love u

Monday, December 22nd 2014

thank you Emma

Monday, December 22nd 2014

thanks you Emma

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thanks, Emma! You are very good teacher!!! I got 10 of 10)

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Thank you, Emma. After watching this video, it seems that I have got wind of the difference between the simple past and the present perfect.Amazing…

Thursday, January 15th 2015

Thank You!

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Thank you Emma.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

thank you emma :)

Monday, January 19th 2015

yes! 100… You got 9 correct out of 9.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

I failed the past simple “Just now ”
The word “now” is easy to mistake for me.
Thank you Emma! You are great. I am looking forward to seeing you everyday.

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thank You very much Emma.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

Thanks very much, Emma

Friday, February 20th 2015

I got 9/9. Thank you Emma, God bless you!

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Thanks a lot Emma :)

Saturday, February 21st 2015

thank you emma love u

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

What a great lesson! Now, I am preparing for an exam at university and one topic of the schedule is how and when to use past simple. Thank you very much!. Greetings from Perú.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

thank you emma, for this great lesson.

Saturday, March 7th 2015

Thanks Emma for your lesson.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

thankyou Emma!

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

thank u Emma :)

Thursday, April 9th 2015

thanks a lot

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thank you EMMA

Monday, May 11th 2015

Thank you EMMA
I got 100 :)

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

thx Emma. but I can’t understand “Just now” marker.. ??!!

Monday, June 8th 2015

Thank so much!!! You are the best teacher. xD

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Thank you

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Hi Emma,

I’ve got a question about the simple past.

When we make a question we are supposed to use the auxiliary verb + the subject + the main verb on its base or original form. E.g: Did you see that movie?

However, when we make a question which involves question words (what, who, etc) we use the verb in the past form. E.g: What happened? Who called?

If it is possible, I want know the explanation for this grammatical construction.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,

Friday, July 3rd 2015

I had a yearn to learn english with better vocabulary.Meanwhile,EMMA helped me a lot.

Thursday, July 16th 2015

great! Thank you Emma.

Monday, July 20th 2015

Thanks Emma, I love you.

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Fantastic!!! Thanks!!

Saturday, August 1st 2015

It’s amazing!I really love your teaching way Emma.Thanks

Thursday, August 20th 2015

You are so cool Emma! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

about 20 minutes ago I liked the lesson on youtube.com

Thanks Emma.

Thursday, September 10th 2015

thank you emma is use ful

Sunday, October 11th 2015

thank you emma :) 89 good :)

Wednesday, October 14th 2015


Thursday, November 19th 2015

Thank you verry much Emma.

Saturday, November 21st 2015

deep thank emma yu my best teacher cause yu have amzing way to teach us and yu a beutiful smile thnak yu

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

thank you very much emma

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Only got 6 of 9. I need to practice more on this. Thank you emma.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

i saw a carret on her hand…..

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Yesterday I got 100. Thank you for that

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Emma mam u r a aMazing teacher.i like the way u teach us.U r my favourite teacher .

Thursday, January 28th 2016

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Friday, January 29th 2016

I’m watching this video on 2016:)

Friday, January 29th 2016

Emma, I got 100 % correct. I love this kind of study so do it some like this. Thank you and Love you Emma.

Monday, February 1st 2016

Just nnow i did the quiz questions and i had 100%

It so easy learn english with you.

have you some lessons with other times of tenses ?

I want come to you for learn more english and practice.

Monday, February 8th 2016

Hello again,
I found an excises and the stence it’ make with the mark time “before” as in the video teaching before is not for a simple past?

Thos sentence in the excice is correct, it s true ?

Where did you teach (you/teach) before you came here?

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thanks, Emma!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Thank you!

Friday, March 25th 2016

which is the correct answer?
and why?

I paid her one dollar, When she answered my question.
I was paying her one dollar, When she was answering my question.

I was taking a bath when the telephone was ringing.
I took a bath when the telephone rang.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

Thanks Emma.
You are one of my best teacher!

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Just now, I saw that movie.

Saturday, May 7th 2016

Thank you so much for these wonderful English Lessons. I also love you all. God bless you!

Sunday, May 8th 2016

Emma you are the best teacher, I have never seen before.

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Just now,I found the teacher of my dreams. Her name is Emma!:D Thank you always.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

Thank you Emma

Saturday, August 20th 2016

Time markers, it´ important to know. and they have to understand the sentences more easy and compression more easy.

Thanks for this class

Thursday, September 8th 2016

you are so beautiful and smart kiss
i like you

Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Many thanks ☺️☺️☺️

Friday, November 18th 2016

thank you Emma

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Emma, you are the best.

Sunday, December 11th 2016

I do like your class
Thank you

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Thank, Emma. I got 100.

Thursday, February 9th 2017

You’re the best Emma!!!

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Thanks, Emma.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

I like very much your videos, i am learning pretty much!!!!

Friday, February 24th 2017

thanks Emma

Monday, March 13th 2017

Thanks a lot

Thursday, March 16th 2017

Thank you! :)

Monday, March 20th 2017

Hi everybody like all in this website I’m learning english. Somenone here want pratice a little conversation?
Case yes, my whatsup +5581998744648

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thanks a lot!Emma!

Monday, May 15th 2017

Thanks Emma……..

Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Emma you are amazing! I love your videos and it is help me a lot. Thank you

Monday, June 5th 2017

Thanks you, the class is excellent.

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Thanks Emma !

Friday, August 25th 2017

My favourite teacher!!!

Thursday, September 7th 2017

I have been studding your classes, since 2014. Thank you for these important lessons.You are the best teacher on the couse.
Best wishes!

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Good explanation…i learned a lot…hugs

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Thank you very much.

Sunday, October 8th 2017

Emma! You threw me off, on the cue word up until now!

Thursday, October 26th 2017

You got 9 correct out of 9.

thank you

Saturday, November 18th 2017

Thanks Emma, for first time I understand the past simple, you are the best!! :)

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

this is the good teaching Technic i have facing the hesitation problem when i speak i understanding the language
please reply how can resolve this problem

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Thanks Emma

Friday, December 8th 2017

i worked in jakarta since 4 years ago when i finished my study in 2013 and just now i moved to new office at CBD thamrin. this CBD was my dream when i was student at the university, since last year i was looking for a job in this location after my friend suggests me to find a job at thamrin 2 years ago and surprisely we met in the same office building yesterday, he was on 32floor and i was on 29th floor for the first time we went to bandung for business trip last week.

Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Million Thanks… Emma

Sunday, February 11th 2018

thanks a lot!

Thursday, March 1st 2018

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

I got 9 out of 9

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

Thank you Emma for taking the time to make these great video. I really appreciate your hard work meantime I got 9 correct out of 9

Thursday, April 12th 2018

Emma is my favorite!

Thursday, May 17th 2018

thanks a lot, EMMA, YOU ARE MY favorite teacher

Saturday, July 21st 2018

Emma We need conversation too,THANK U

Monday, August 6th 2018

thanks .

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

Dear Ma’am
Your videos are really helpful.Thanks a ton, You have cleared most of my doubts.

Thursday, September 27th 2018


Tuesday, November 6th 2018


Monday, November 12th 2018

Thank you Emma teacher. I had a useful lesson from you.

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

EaSt or WesT Emma teacher is the her teaching methood is so nice.

Monday, November 26th 2018

Thanks a lot Emma great lesson i understood everything

Tuesday, January 1st 2019

It helps me a lot

Saturday, January 5th 2019

I love your way tacher emma 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌷🌷🌷

Saturday, January 19th 2019

thank you so much

Monday, February 4th 2019

Emma you are a good teacher
It was wonderful lesson

Monday, February 18th 2019

    yes it was

    Wednesday, February 27th 2019

Love the way you teach. Thanks a lot

Tuesday, February 26th 2019

Thanks Emma

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

Thanks emma.
This a easy way to teach.
I understood well how to use you past simple tense.
T got 9/9 on excercice
I am very happy

Saturday, March 16th 2019

Q: What do you do when your brock with your boyfriend
“Eat 2 cooky”

Sunday, March 17th 2019

Thank you <3

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

thank you Emma

Sunday, May 26th 2019

Thank you so much Emma

Friday, May 31st 2019

I find these tenses confusing, I’m going to study more, thanks Emma.

Wednesday, July 17th 2019


Friday, July 26th 2019

Thank you Emma!!

Friday, August 2nd 2019

Thank you so much Teacher Emma.

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Thank you the excellent teacher .

Sunday, August 25th 2019

Oh..no..I got only 67.
Thank you so much Emma.

Saturday, October 5th 2019

you’re awesome Emma

Thursday, January 16th 2020

Great video Emma Thans!

Monday, January 20th 2020

that is useful for me thanks miss

Friday, January 31st 2020

thank you Ms. Emma

Tuesday, February 4th 2020

Good lesson Emma, knowing time markers to apply past simple. Great!

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

Thank You. You are a good teacher. I love learning with you.

Tuesday, March 10th 2020

Thank you Ms. Emma.

Friday, May 1st 2020

7/9! No! I need to watch this video again.

Wednesday, June 17th 2020

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