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i love this video , thanks! ;)it’s more clear now :)


    I couldn´t hear the lesson well; I think it was the recording volume; it needed to be turned up a bit more.

    You made a clear distinction between some and any James.

    Absorbing video in spite of the faulty volumen.

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    Thx mr/James

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tnx james
your teahcing killing me\

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Thanks a lot! The lesson was very useful:)

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    What’s up mate? Regards from Евпатория =)

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good class,,but could you tell me what is the correct,,,is somebody there or is anybody there?


    anybody there i think.


James, thank you for understandable lessons. can u explain me the difference between “to be in time” and “to be on time”?


    Hi Angela, James explained that topic in other lesson you must to looking for it, good luck.


thank u james


Hi james,
nice lesson, but i can’t understand 2nd question. what it means


    The second question is now fixed. It was missing the sentence!

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Thanks James, it’s really good!

But I have some questions. First, I want you to explain the 2nd question. I answer that question correctly but I don’t know why? I thought the reason is that everyone doesn’t know how to answer. Therefore the answer is “any” :D. It doesn’t make sense! ^^.

Second, why we have 7 rules? I remember: positive (some); negative (any); offer/ ask –> expect yes (some); general ? (any); (if) idea/doesn’t matter; anyone, someone, anybody, somebody –> singular. Totally, there are 6 rules! Is this right, James?

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    I’m agree only he showed us 6 rules.


    I agree, qn 2 has sth wrong with it: 6 rules, I guess.

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Thanks Mr.J!!!!

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Hi James….

good lesson over there


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Hi, James!
I’ve got a question. Can I say: “If somebody wants to leave….” in the case when I know exactly who wants to leave but don’t want to say his/her name?

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Thank you so much ^^

I’m waiting your new


We use have with the plural.I have is an exception , THEN WHY does we say ” have you eaten anything” . i this sentence has should have came. can you please mail me also , because i don’t find my comments again

kush w

Hello James…
I love your lessons hehehe
thank you :)

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Thank you Mr.James

good lesson and good way to understanding

Mohamed Abdel Rahman

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I love this lesson. Could you please add more question? because I want to test myself more than this.

Thank you.

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    i’m agree more questions would be better

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Hi James, you are always bring interesting lessons, make us love learning English. Could you please give us the lessons how to tell a story (may be a funny story) to our colleagues or friends ? this is very important when we talk with our friends

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Hey James … Thanks for help me, this video is fantastic … I had questions about this subject. But now I understood.


Hi, James
I listen to you everyday because you have a strong american accent rispect your collegue english teachers. So sometimes I get lost and I don’t understand “any” steps of your speech, but I can understand the meaning of it, that is very useful for me because I need to learn american accent, thanks. But I wanna do a question…. Why do the English teachers in the world continue to teach grammar rules? In this way when we (pupils)speak we always think at the rules ….present perfect…no, present perfect continuous….now I have to put “any” (because negative sentence)…yes but it’s interrogative sentence with “would” so I have to put “some” ecc. We (pupils) won’t speack fluenty but in hiccup way. I answer corretly at all your questions on test-quiz, without knowing any rule (I made it before to look your video). So my suggest is… we should learn english like a baby who doesn’t know any rule but he can speaks corretly when you go at the first elementary school year, how?? listenig his parents, his brothers, his friends, listening everybody and relate with them. Sorry, it wasn’t my intention to teach someone something, I just wanted to exchange some opinions. Let me know something and sorry for my english.

Bye from Italy

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yes, very nice video James! thank you for the humor as well ^^ :D


You are doing good man.


Thx James :)


Dude you are such a good teacher but please don’t let me wrong I just want let you know something that will make you even better.
first: you speak too fast please try to speak more clear, second you jokk to much try to do less jokies. but belive me you are great.


    i agree…


Thanks James, But I don’t understand why it has 7 rules? I think it has 6 rules, hasn’t it?

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    i agree with u ..

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thanks James , really very interesting lesson ..
go ahead ..

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    i agrea with you for every thing


nice lesson i understand all the rules

adil ouerradi


Dear James
Can you give examples/ a lesson on transitions, from a paragraph to another?

Or better yet can you make a series of lessons based on Essay writing?
Yours Sincerely


good job teacher , god bless you

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good job teacher


not bad for all!!!


thank you james ,
I would like to ask you about something off-topic ..
..could you pleas explain grammar of non – finite verb !!!


I love this video about a gammar tha’s very interesting

Sabrina Hiahemzizou

it is really intersting.. i hope my teacher sea your lesson for teach us like you


This is fantastic


Almost all the lessons in this series are very important. To be honest, I have no words to appreciate and thank the lecturers and the all the staff who have prepared these significant lessons.Thank you very much and wish you all, all success!

Kamal Sahabandu

    Thanks to you, Kamal. I’m glad you find the lessons useful. Keep watching and please tell your friends about engVid if you think they would benefit too.

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well organised and a good sense of humor thanks !!!

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i need some help in grammer


Thanks Sir James.


Can you please make a video about these things

– the difference between “in spite of” and
“although”,which of these is more common?

– unless.

– words that contains with things like “up,down,over,in,up..etc” like
get over,get into,make up..etc
and what’s the difference in meaning.

– what does “getting into” and “getting along”
mean? and “I’m into it”?

– what’s the difference between “it’s hot”
and “it’s getting hot”?


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Thanks this videos are very important to learn english

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Thanks a lot IDOL! More power!


I am still a little confused but thanks anyway, it kind of helped me (: I love your teaching!

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It best the way for me to learn english and improve my english practice.

Sary Math

Tnx this is an awesome lesson.

Noorullah Faiez

Thanks James

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Thanks for your sense of humor and lovely manner of teaching! This helps a lot!!!

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    I agree with this pretty Russian girl

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thanks james
your method of teaching is nice


Sir, Thank you very much for your effort to teach us how to use correct grammar


I do not know, but I never score 100% in your class like I do on Ronnie, Rebecca and Alex Class??


It’s good video for me that help me to quick practice. My score is 3 mark

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Hello James!
Thanks for such great lesson.That was perfect one.


Thx youuu


thank you teacher.its very good lesson

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You are the best . thank you so much you help me alot God bless you


anybody home!!!!
interesting and easy to get


i think that mr teacher likes christian bale he he he


i m very proud of you teacher,you are among the Best.

kone dopignon

If anybody has any question,I could help.


Thanks Mr. James
This is fantastic ^_^

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But I wanna know which one is correct plz?
Does anybody know? o Is anybody know?


hey want a english speaking partner to improve our speaking?

lk khan

thanks alot.
could u please more examples and write it on the board?


Very interesting

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thanks for the video online!


Thank for video:)


Thank you James! Your teach way makes me understanding English easier!

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Thanks teacher james,useful class,i had lot of improve in my english!


Please explain about “any” in the following sentences: 1) Get any information you can about company´s loan history.
2) Please include any other information that you think would be relevant


You mentioned that ‘somebody, anybody’, etc. are singular, but I noticed that, elsewhere, they replace it with plural pronouns. And I’m talking about English native speakers.

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Thank you very much for your excellent lesson. I have one question.How would that be understood if I used “any” instead of “some” offering something to somebody ? e.g Would you like any coffee? Does “any” change the meaning of this sentence a lot?


thanks a lot :) very usefull

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hi j how you doing can you please mill me your phone number i would like ask you question


1st One is Wrong .. :'(

I didn’t watch the Video .. :D

80 … You got 4 correct out of 5

Thank you Sir …. :)

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nahh I don’t like this lesson! the others lessons are good but this, I didn’t get the idea. you wanna be so funny and sometimes I don’ understand what you’re saying!


I think is good lessons because I remembed somethings


Thanks :)

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I’m pleased to know more about English lessons.not only this one but also others.thanks

soibaha salim

2. In the following sentence should you use someone or anyone? Can ______ hear me?


I don’t understand because the correct answer is anyone. I expect a positive answer.. so for me is someone. Could you please explain this point?

Many thanks!

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Sorry you really need help your self you are not funny at all

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This is a very good video!

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Good video.Thanks for that.Learn and learn to infiniteness.

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so so…. 60 %. In that moment when I just clicked understand that was another answer. But was late….. hahahahaha Not at all. Thanks

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thank you :)

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great video thanks alot

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really really thank you very much

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Thanks James….the general problem with me is that: I understand what you say in the video,but it’s difficult to speak with someone else ,and it’s difficult to write correct sentences.

Cristina from Greece….!!!!!!
But I understoond this lesson…now I have to do practice.

You are great teacher and you are funny (with the positive meaning)and I hope with your help to learn more…

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But, there are 6 rules.. On 7:03 !

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Words can’t express how much I appreciate what you did.

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thank you :)

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Hi, James! Actually, there were 6 rules at first question=) could u fix that, please? Or it was Mr. E joke?)))

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Thank you very much for your lesson.

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When do I use – Has someone seen my bag? and Has anyone seen my bag?
Which one is grammatically correct? Why? Please explain.

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Hi James! How about if I Say hi everybody!. Is everybody PLURAL WORDS?

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Thank you James.

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great job ! well done

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Very useful explanation, James! Thanks for your video.

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Anyway,Thanks James.

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Thank you teacher for this lesson :)

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Thank u for helping me to understand english

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It was an interesting lesson, we have reviewed some basic rules about grammar and its exceptions, but I am going to watch it again to be sure of my learning. Thanks a lot, teacher James, a good performance.

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thx James

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Oh James so sorry, You are one of the best teachers on ENgVid, but I couldn’t understand the obvious, then I failed in your test. I went to Rebecca lesson and my comprehension starts! Now I saw How ease and stupid thing was. Now I’m feeling good. Since the failed the simple test, I brought more determination to understand what I need to learn. Thanks, thanks for every teacher on EngVid. Don’t notice my grammar mistakes, but feel great
that I move on again. Regards Lydia

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i need more explanation of using anyone, anybody and someone and somebody what are they different?

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Great lesson, but I’m still confused with regard to following sentence which I’ve found in my exercises:

“I apologize for causing any embarrassment.”

Is this correct? Why or why not? Can you advise?

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You got 3 correct out of 5.

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thank you very much.

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I got 2 out of 5. I presume the lesson was over my head. Thanks James.

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