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Select the correct sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense:

Select the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense:

Pick the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense:

Choose the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense:

Which do you think is the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense?

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397 Comments on “English Tenses: How to use PRESENT PERFECT and PAST SIMPLE”

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thank teacher, this lession is so good
i wish i could have your facebook’s name, because if i have problem about english lession, i can ask you!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

    I think it was a faily good lesson. Using a time line would’ve helped us to understand and contrast much easier both grammar tenses.

    Well, it is just a suggestion.

    Wednesday, June 18th 2014

    in the video it says about his facebook.

    Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Hi, thanks for the lesson! I tried to do the quiz but when I clicked for the next question available, it did not show the next question, I am wondering if I am the only one having this problem, or if it happened to somebody else? Please let me know! Thank you

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

    same problem with the quiz :(

    Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Same problem on my end, tried a question and didn’t get to the next. :(

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Hi everyone, I have the same problem. When I click to the next question, didn’t show the next question. Please can help me. Regards!!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

i had the same problem too man.something is messed up

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

this lesson was a great refresh for me, thanks ! about the quiz, i couldn’t keep going.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Neither did I! I mean, This quiz doesn’t work. Please fix it!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

I want to improve my english language and insight. My hope further, with this medium of English skills can increase very rapidly. I believe, this is a learning tool that is very interesting and enjoyable.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

The quiz does not work properly :-(

Thursday, June 19th 2014

This quiz is fixed now, guys. Sorry for the delay!

Thursday, June 19th 2014

hello , benjamin
hope you doing well.sir
I have 2 question
1)what’s the diffrency between synonym and activator of a word?
2)if the pulural of tooth is teeth,why isnt the pulral of booth beeth?one goose 2geese So one moose 2meese?
thanks in advance.
by the way.
this is mehdi from Iran:)

Thursday, June 19th 2014

10/10… thanks

Thursday, June 19th 2014

    Parabéns Natan, continue assim.
    PS. A Federal é mais legal ahahah

    Thursday, July 24th 2014

The lesson was great, Benjamin. You explained differences between 2 tense forms very clearly.I’d like to know are there any differences? Many Thanks.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks a lot for your great lesson!We really appreciate your making efforts to help us improve ,but you know what,lots of teachers have done so many videos about present perfect,past simple,past perfect,and the differences between them.Please try to work on the aspects that are new for us and haven’t been repeated for so many times on the Engvid.Com!
All the best with you and your lessons,my good teacher!

Thursday, June 19th 2014

    Hi. I agree with you.

    Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I thing it very useful

Thursday, June 19th 2014

hi have got 80 % before listen to the video thanks

Thursday, June 19th 2014

10/10 Thank you for this lesson :-)

Thursday, June 19th 2014

My score was perfect :D Thank you for your lesson, Benjamin :)

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks a lot for your lesson.

Thursday, June 19th 2014


Thursday, June 19th 2014


    Friday, July 25th 2014

    My name is delwar.I would be glad if someone wants to do practice in english with me. My skype name is sony.hasan5


    Thursday, April 30th 2015

Quiz: sentence 1st. We don’t know when it happened. Why is Present Perfect the right answer?


Thursday, June 19th 2014

    Yes, if you don’t know when it happened, then you have to use the present perfect tense. Try to imagine it as an experience what you still have got. “I have seen the Loch Ness monster.” – That’s a memory in my mind what still exists. I don’t know (or it’s irrelevant) when was the day I saw that entity but though it happened in the past, that event is still valid, still exists as a memory in your mind. So you have to use the PRESENT perfect tense.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

      Thanks Ben!
      You couldn’t give me best explanation. Now I have understood!
      Very kind, thanks again.:)

      Friday, June 20th 2014

it is helpful. Thanks teacher very much

Thursday, June 19th 2014

That was great, I got it very well. I would like to ask to you, please make a video explaining about past perfect now, if not a nuisance.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thank you. 10/10 :)

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks Benjamim, very interesting lesson.
Is indeed difficult for some students the relation between these two verbal tenses.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

10/10 thank you for your lesson.But i want to say somethings, i think in quiz of this lesson, you should create more hard questions, maybe 2 or 3. i think so because this quiz is too easy/ :D

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks! 100%

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks for the lessen.I got 10out of 10.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Woow , You’re accent is magnificently brilliant, you speak like Klaus, the original hybrid ( vampire + werewolf ) in the TV show “The Vampire Diaries” .

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Woow , Your accent is magnificently brilliant, you speak like Klaus, the original hybrid ( vampire + werewolf ) in the TV show “The Vampire Diaries”

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Could you make a video about infinitive ,gerund ,participial (verbals).Thanks a lot in advance,Benjamin .

Thursday, June 19th 2014

nice lesson

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thanks a lot…

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thank you!!!
Good lesson…

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Great ! it is interesting to take quiz.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Very nice this lesson.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

for once I understood

Thursday, June 19th 2014

I just love your accent very much..
You made this video very interesting to understand with the help of your unique teaching style..thank you for that:)

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thanks Benjamin. Your lesson is very clear. I got 10.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Benjamin you are completely understood!
Thank you for this lesson.


Friday, June 20th 2014


Friday, June 20th 2014

Thank you very much for the easy and great lesson :)

Friday, June 20th 2014

i cant watch this video , why ?

Friday, June 20th 2014

Hello, thank you very much for this lesson. .. Really i like it.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thank you very much for the great lesson

Friday, June 20th 2014

An adverbial of time is a clue. We can’t use Present Perfect if the exact past time of action is specified. “We have watched the movie yesterday.” is incorrect, right? It seems to me that “We watched the movie YESTERDAY.” instead is correct.

Friday, June 20th 2014

    Yes, you’re fully correct. Yesterday already finished, it’s over so you have to use Simple Past. Everytime we specify the time we did the action we don’t use Present Perfect.

    Thursday, October 9th 2014

Thank you.. the class was very well explained. u have been a good teacha.. cheers..!!

Friday, June 20th 2014

good course…..i love it!

Friday, June 20th 2014

    My name is delwar.I would be glad if someone wants to do practice in english with me. My skype name is sony.hasan5

    Thursday, April 30th 2015

Only 7/10 ?!?? Hurt in the flesh, but without have listened the lesson. Now let’s listen. Today I begun from bottom to the top.

Friday, June 20th 2014

10/10 I love Present Perfect Tense. Yes, I know I’m crazy but I love it jajaja. Thanks Ben, I like your way of teaching and your pronunciation a lot. Excellent teacher

Friday, June 20th 2014

tks, was very helpful

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Thanks a lot dear Benjamin.I got 10 out of 10.
I actually like your accent. It’s really perfect. I’ve learned English with American accent. How can I learn British accent to pronounce and speak like you? ;)
Does it take a lot of time??
Thank you so much.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    hey elmira what can i do inorther to whatch movies in this site.

    Monday, June 23rd 2014

      Hi Mehdi. You should install Adobe Flash Player software in order to watch videos.

      Thursday, June 26th 2014

        thanks indeed

        Tuesday, July 1st 2014

    Hi Elmira, I love British accent too. I pronounce in British although my teachers told me it’s a hard way…
    I really enjoy watching Mr. Benjamin’s lessons and listening to his accent <3
    I think If you're interested in learning it, it's better to care more and more about phonetic of each word that you've heard. And also please check in a dictionary and exercise as much as you can ;)

    Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Oh gosh! 9/10… how come :(
Thanks teacher for helping me a lot

Saturday, June 21st 2014

thank you teacher for this lesson it’s very helpful :)

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Thanks for this lesson, was nice.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

thanks teacher !!!

Monday, June 23rd 2014

    My name is delwar.I would be glad if someone wants to do practice in english with me. My skype name is sony.hasan5

    Thursday, April 30th 2015

Thanks Benjamin. Although I understood nothing, anyway, all yours lessons are interesting to watch.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

In many cases we have some words helping us distinguish between past simple and present perfect. For example if we have ‘yesterday’, we use past siple. If we have ‘ever’ or ‘never’ we use present perfect. But sometimes we do not have such words in a sentence. Usually teachers say: if we are talikng about past, which is related to present (now) we use present perfect… I think it can be confusing. Logically everything what happened in the past somehow influences the present. Should we always use present perfect then? I think this issue should be explained in another way. The usage of right tense should depend on what we want to focus on. If we want to emphasise an activity we use past simple. If we want to emphasise a result – we use present perfect. Cleaning house is a good example. “I cleanded my house”. I want to be focused on the activity. Cleaning in this case. “I have cleaned my house”. In this case the effect (clean house) is important.
Feel free to add comments about my opinion.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

    Hi hiubhp…great explanation

    Sunday, July 6th 2014

    Hiubhp your comment is also very useful!! u seems like an English teacher. haha. thank you anyway!!

    Wednesday, October 15th 2014

      Hey Gloria, are you in Australia still? Which state are you in? I am in Perth. I am also regretted not putting much effort into learning English when I was a Middle school student. Let’s add oil together :)

      Thursday, April 30th 2020


Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Thank you for the lesson! I guess you so fun! Congrats!

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    My name is delwar.I would be glad if someone wants to do practice in english with me. My skype name is sony.hasan5

    Thursday, April 30th 2015

Thanks.It was very easy. Test was very interesting)Now i will be with us,I mean engVid)))

Thursday, June 26th 2014

What is the difference between would have and would?

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Thank you it was a great lesson , i like it .

Friday, June 27th 2014

thanks alot

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Oh my Gosh 80 it is very good, isn’t it?
I did not pay attention in one question :(
But a great lesson, I have no doubts about that.

Saturday, June 28th 2014


Sunday, June 29th 2014

I have got 9 correct answer out of 10. :))Thanks a lot Benjamin! :)

Sunday, June 29th 2014

    hi Yourd im Dilshad do you have facebook

    Friday, October 3rd 2014

Thanks Sir, simple lesson but necessary for every one.

Sunday, June 29th 2014

thank you so much . you are great,indeed :)

Sunday, June 29th 2014

    You most welcome any time here is my e mail you can write me any time I would like practice my spelling and I believe that is the best way here is my e mail
    Please no file no pictures no calling only writing please if you like it I am waiting for your nice words about your country thanks and bye bye

    Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I loooooove this teacher <3

Sunday, June 29th 2014

hello Bemjamin . may you teach us Suffixes: -ness / -less / -ful ? thank you so much

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Irregular verb is not easy to remember for me…..

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

What a simple way to teach grammar! Thank you! Your hair is funny. It seems you were sleeping in the cabinet. Bye

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Not bad at all, you have pushed me in simple grammar, cheers

Friday, July 4th 2014


Friday, July 4th 2014

Awts i got 4 :(

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

thank you so much

Sunday, July 13th 2014

This lesson was really good. Thank you. I like your voice because it’s like Moss’s voice in IT crowd :-)

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Firt, thanks for your effort.but, the equiz isn’t enough at all.

Sunday, July 13th 2014

hi benjamin,
Could you explain me why is this statement correct?
“Managers’ pay has grown at an extraordinary pace since the mid 1980s.”
(The Economist, 24. march 2007)


Wednesday, July 16th 2014

I would say
“Managers’ pay has been growing at an extraordinary pace since the mid 1980s”

Wednesday, July 16th 2014


Thursday, July 17th 2014

Dear Benjamin,

You recommended us to take the test. But I kann’t recognize why you don’t answer any question.

Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Thank you, Benjamin! You are very good teacher and I have some clue where and how to use those two tenses. You are doing great job!

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Awesome way to learn English loved it.

Monday, July 28th 2014

Hi Benjamin, will you help me to clarify a question, closely connected with this lesson?
Which of the sentences written below is better grammatically?
Why didn`t you consult me on this matter or
why haven`t you consulted me on this matter?
P.S. there is no reference in the context as to the time when this event happened.
I`d rather prefer to use Past Simple in this context. Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Hi, thanks for the lesson! I tried to do the quiz but when I clicked for the next question available, it did not show the next question, I am wondering if I am the only one having this problem, or if it happened to somebody else? Please let me know! Thank you

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

lesson was very complicating but questions are very easy,thanks teacher

Monday, August 4th 2014

According to the dictionary (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/shine) ‘shined’ is also valid.

Monday, August 4th 2014

10 of 10

Thursday, August 7th 2014


Sunday, August 10th 2014

thnx i’ve got 10/10

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

thank you : )

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Hello I really do like your nice dialect I used to listen to it during english classic serials . But I would like to tell you about those words that indicate the time and tenses like for the past yesterday last week last year and so on also for present perfect yet already recently and so one that set thanks and bye bye

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

hey Mr i relley understand your lesson
can you make a lesson for to show us the difference between present perfect and present perfect continuous and how to use and when

thank you Mr Benjamin

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

Thank you :)

Monday, August 25th 2014

For i’m unique in this site. i would like u to help me how to speak like native speaker tutor Benjamin

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Thanks Ben :)
I have a question about using the present perfect to talk about the consequences like “he has found the helmet” in your example. can’t we just say “he find it” ???? or the simple present can’t be used for results?
90% at the quiz,,I thought that shine is regular verb.

Saturday, September 6th 2014

    Hi Rahaf,
    Yea, I have the same question as well. Also, I made a mistake in the ‘shine’ question. Anyway, I hope you have a lovely day.

    Thursday, April 30th 2020

Very good explanation.Thank you so much.

Sunday, September 14th 2014

thank teacher

Sunday, September 14th 2014

Thanks Benajamin, Woow, 100 points!!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Sorry, Benjamin, it was trouble of my fingers.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

really helpfull lesson ;) btw. i love your accent ;)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

hello every body my English very poor 5 correct out of 5.

Friday, September 19th 2014

It’s so helpful to clarify my grammar mistakes.
Thank you teacher

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thank you so much, teacher, I have got 10/10 ^^.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

really helpful

Friday, September 26th 2014

thanks teacher a lot
it’s very useful, and great !

Monday, September 29th 2014

I have been looking this kind of teaching a long time ago, which is simple yet clearly explained. Thank you Professor Benjamin. Don’t worry about your bit mistakes. Not a serious one. Besides, “No one is perfect”

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

hi now I have 7/10 quiz
thank u professor Benjamin

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Great!!!! That was I needed tahnks

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Nice lesson. Thanks Benjamin

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Great! I got 10/10. :) How about the other tenses of verb? i wanna know the differences among them because it’s a little bit confusing. I don’t know how and when will i use those verbs in the sentence.

Friday, October 17th 2014


Saturday, October 18th 2014

Hi Benjamin, I have a doubt . Can you work it out?
Here it is ….
WHERE’S MY BIKE ? IT HAS BEEN / IT WAS outside the house, but it’s not there now.
Which tenses I should use this?
thank you in advance .

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

I scored 10/10 :D.

Thank you for the lesson. It was very clear, and you simplified it in an excellent way. I just wish that one day, some miracle happens and then I could speak with an accent as half wonderful as yours!.

Sunday, October 26th 2014


Sunday, October 26th 2014

That’s great

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

The lesson was great, thank you so much.

Friday, October 31st 2014

    hi gelayol. how can i watch videos?

    Wednesday, December 24th 2014


Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Thank you

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

I had do 3 times to learn…but now I have learned

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

I’ve got the highest mark. I appreciate your courses!

Friday, November 7th 2014

Thanks for the lesson!

Thursday, November 13th 2014

That was good lesson, Thanks :) , but i got only 9/10

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, November 16th 2014

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Teacher you are great!! Thanks a bunch!! Crys ;)

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Thank you so much I appreciate your effort .. you helped me alot to understand

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

got 8\10 :// My bad

Saturday, November 29th 2014

it is helpful. Thanks teacher very much

Sunday, December 7th 2014

Monday, December 8th 2014

80) irregular verbs just (( Grammar , ok

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

thanks for the beautiful lesson!!!

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

it’s so helpful:)

Thursday, December 11th 2014

I am very interested in your teaching.

Friday, December 12th 2014

How can I down load the video, please?

Friday, December 12th 2014

thanks my teacher for this lessons

Sunday, December 14th 2014

hi everyone
is here anyone who would like to chat with me in English on Facebook.
actually i have been learning English but i don’t have any kind of source to have conversation in English.
if anyone is interested let me know it will be helpful for me.
thank you.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

Thank for the lesson. I have gotten 9 mark, so happy!

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Thank you Benjamin.

Saturday, January 10th 2015

thank you Ben , i have got full mark : )

Sunday, January 11th 2015

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I love this language!

Thank you, Benjamim.

Sunday, January 11th 2015

Professor Benjamim, could you please give us some
examples using already, yet, since, just and still?

Thanks in advance.

Monday, January 12th 2015

it,s really helpful thanks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

thank you. :)

Friday, January 16th 2015

thank u its so good .

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

About the 9th question I found this. With the verb shine, the form shined is preferred in everyday English, possibly because shone sounds too much like the form shown, which is the past participle of show. However, in Internet searches the form shone occurs quite frequently because of its use in literary English.

Friday, January 30th 2015

    DO you live in China now?

    Tuesday, June 6th 2017

thanks :)

Friday, January 30th 2015

hi benjamin thanks a lot
what is other tips will help me to identify the sentences weather it past simple and present perfect?

Saturday, January 31st 2015

sorry for spoiling the last question of the quiz but the past form of shine is also shined.


thanks a lot for this lesson

Sunday, February 1st 2015

So I think that this video and this text are so interesting. Good job (Y).

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thanks for the video, but I expected the test to be more difficult. Are there any more difficult exercises?

Thursday, February 5th 2015

I think the lesson is very interesting but the quiz is a little bit easy.
Could you provide for a more difficult quiz?
thank you very much indeed.

Thursday, February 5th 2015

The lesson is really interesting :)
Thank you. :*

Thursday, February 5th 2015

I’ve got 10/10. Thank you very much!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thank you :)

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Hi teacher,now I have noticed the difference between the present perfect and the simpl past thanks of your explanation,your good examples and the list of verbes.Thanks

Sunday, February 15th 2015

i have got 8/10. Your lesson helped me alot. Thankyou :)

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Thank you Benjamin for having given me this chance to test my grammar skills.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

I have watched your video, its quite good. Thank you

Friday, February 20th 2015

Hello Benjamin. I did the quiz and got 9 correct answers. Thank you for helping us.

Friday, February 20th 2015

Thank you Benjamin,well explained,clear voice,perfect
accent,what else can you ask for?

Saturday, February 21st 2015

I have got 9 out 10
thanks a lot

Saturday, February 21st 2015

really helpful

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Hi Benjamin, thanks again for this lesson.
I got 9 out of 10 ! However, I’m a bit confused, because of the last question … I chose “shined” instead of “shone” and, to be honest, I’m not sure I was wrong !
Please, could you clarify ?

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Hi Benjamin ,I have a question : Can I say : When have you started this morning ,My teacher said that I can’t use have with When .

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

    Serbets, the structure of the present perfect tense is subject+has/have+past participle verb. If you look up shine on the web, you will find that is an irregular verb and its past participle form is shone. Hopeful is useful. Greetings from Peru

    Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Second lesson with you. 10 out of 10. Thanks

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Hi Benjamin ,I have a question : Can I say : When have you started this morning? ,My son’s teacher said that a person can’t use have with When .

Thursday, March 5th 2015

thanks teacher

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Thank you a lot for your explanation! Moreover, your british accent is so elegant, that I want to learn English in this way! The American accent is more dificult for me, because the pronunciation is faster and not clear enough to me.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Very nice lesson, excellent!

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Benjamin has taught some lessons and I have learned a lot. :-)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

thankyou very much teacher

Saturday, March 28th 2015

Thank you Benjamin.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you so much to all teacher, you’re great in explaining the lessons

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Really good ! thank you !

Monday, April 6th 2015

Thanks got 100%.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Tell me would it be a big mistake if instead of perfect a present or past simple is used? Would I be understood? I am a teacher and I hate lessons with perfect because it is so confusing for students to use it. Here in Polish we don’t have it and we use past or simple (and other tenses) so students can’t understand why sentences She’s just eaten or I’ve read a book are in perfet since in Polish they’re just the past.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I was enjoyed by this lesson. I’ve got 10/10 .Thanks.

Sunday, April 19th 2015

The quiz section is pretty helpful. Thanks.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thanks Ben, your lessons are great!

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

( correction )
9. Choose the correct sentence in the PAST SIMPLE tense:
Benjamin teached some lessons.( nobody use Teached in Engilsh)
Benjamin taught some lessons. ( correct answer)
Benjamin has been taughting some lessons.
Benjamin, having been taught some lessons.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thank you very much
Good test

Saturday, May 9th 2015

thanks very much شكرا جزيلا

Monday, May 11th 2015

Thanks!! It was very clear. But, when I,m speaking I make mistakes&%$%&%

Thursday, May 14th 2015

Honestly your the best , but still getting confusion when to use .. have ,Has, had . because for me most of the times i use “had” as a past tense and present past tense . how is it sound if i say that ..(1) i had lost my glasses (2) i has lost my glasses . i have had lost my glasses . where is the mistake among these sentences ..thanks

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Thank You Benjamin

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Hi Benjamin, thank you very much for this lesson. 10 with the quizz. But please what does that mean : “eg” on the blackboard ?

Thursday, May 28th 2015

    exempli gratia =for example

    Friday, May 29th 2015

      Thanks JuliaUs

      Monday, June 22nd 2015

Thanks Benjamin…

Sunday, May 31st 2015

hi, your lesson is good, but still i have problems with using these two times(((
Why in the 1 and 2 task we cant use just Past Simple??

Thursday, June 4th 2015

Thanks for the lesson :)

Monday, June 8th 2015

10/10 thank you Ben!

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

:-( I got 5 corrects

Thursday, June 18th 2015

10/10 thank you!!!

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

I think benjamin should make more example. Only two example he made. Not enogh i think to understand this complicated situations

Saturday, June 27th 2015

thanks for the lesson. can you also compare present perfect and past perfect please?

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Hi, thanks for the lesson. I’m taking an exam in two months. It’s called YDS(Foreign Language Exam). I’m all okay with daily tenses but these perfect tenses they are all problem for me. Can you make a Lesson about them? I mean not about how the sentences are, about when we use them or what the differences between them.
Past Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Present Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Future Perfect Tense
Future Perfect Continuous Tense

or anybody who reads this, can you guys help me about it?

Thanks to everyone sice now.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Congratulations! I liked it very much!!

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

thanks very much for teaching us !!

Thursday, July 16th 2015


Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Teacher Benjamin thank you for your sharing me your outstanding knowledge.English Grammer is very complicated and difficult to study it,so,please take a time to give me more English Grammer.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

its good lesson.

Friday, July 24th 2015

“Shine” is not in your “Irregular Verbs List”

Shine = Shone

Monday, July 27th 2015

Thanks teacher so much !

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Nice explanation, thank u sir.
If u dont mind, it will be a great help if could explain the differences among Regarding, related to, with respect to & On behalf of..
1. I am calling you regarding your interview.
2. I am calling you related to your interview.
3. I am calling you with respect to your interview.
4. i am calling you on behalf of your interview,
Which one is true from the above 4 examples and why?
I am getting confused of these….

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

hello our teacher thank u for your lesson
i have some Comparison
present perfect :
we use have with(pr)p : you -we-I-they
we use has with(pr)s: sh -he it
ex: I have lost my key
ex: she has finished her homework
past simple :
we use with verb to (be)
1/ were (are in present simple) withe : we-they-you
2/ was ( is in present simple ) with : I -she-he -it
and ::: present prefect : * finished time only and this actin not important for me. example :
i have seen that film . why i said that coz i do not want to see it again .
but in the past simple when i saying : I saw it last week
past simple : past action and past time
this is first information
*** second : present prefect : we use just or recently . = finished action
ex: we have recently sold our house
but : past simple : a long time a go
ex: my parents met in London or i lost my key last week
present prefect : usually a situation is the same as the past > what is mean ?
ex: he has gone out
past simple : the time must be finished : it rained yesterday
**** present prefect : we can talk about time not finished : he has rained today
also : sometime : there is a connection with now
past till now
they have gone home
***** past simple : sometime happened in the past and this action not connection to now
ex: i visited Ukraine when i was a child
thank u teacher a lot ….

Monday, August 3rd 2015

thanks sir you are wonderful

Monday, August 3rd 2015

Oh! my God, my score was 9.0 , It item was fun and very interesting.
thank Benjamin.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thank you

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Benjamin, could you please prepare a lesson about Past Perfect Continuous? (I had been doing). Thanks in advance! Carry on with your teaching and acting! They’re inspiring.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

Great lesson. Thanks Benjamin!

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

I got 90%. I love this page, there are a lot of teachers, they have the excellent way of teaching. Love you guys, I hope you have a nice day..

Friday, September 4th 2015

thank you benjamin for this lesson.

Monday, September 7th 2015

I got 90%. Thanks for interesting lesson.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Great job! Thanks for your video, it is so good that I understood the subject fast.

Adriano – From Brazil.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

    Great job! Thanks for your video, it is so good that I’ve understood the subject fast.

    Sunday, September 20th 2015

Thank you.I have 10/10.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

I’ve got 10 points. Thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Great ! Thank you

Monday, October 19th 2015

Good lesson. Thank you Benjamin

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Hello Benjamin! The lesson, of course, pretty friendly but this idiocy (as “Present Simple” and “Present Perfect”), I have not met in the English language.
In addition to this the irregular verbs … – Nutty just can.

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Hi Benjamin! Finale I understand your lesson 9/10! ) It’s the first your lesson that I understand soo .. completely !!! Thank you for your lesson, and sorry me for my last message!?

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Great lesson !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Hi Ben, Nice class. Thanks a bunch! Was a pleasure! See you.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

I have problema with the quizz, I need to memorize many words in diferentes tenses.

Thursday, November 5th 2015

hey Benja I tried contact with you in your page EE, but it not work

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Tanks for help me. It was so clear

Wednesday, November 25th 2015

Thank you so much, it’s very useful

Thursday, November 26th 2015

10/10 Thank you for this lesson! :)

Friday, November 27th 2015

Nice lesson and quiz Benjamin.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

I liked the example with the pen:
It has just run out of ink.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

You got 10 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

thank you very much ))))))))))))

Sunday, December 13th 2015

thank u for the lesson and your great accent :)

Thursday, December 17th 2015

I’m confused. you said that Present Perfect is used to describe something happening now.
In the sentence: “This mountain has never been climbed buy anyone. Several mountaineers have tried to reach the top, but nobody has neer succeeded.” Where this sentence is mentioning something occuring now?

Sunday, December 20th 2015

thank you. pleasee make the items of questions more diffic

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

    more difficult.

    Wednesday, December 30th 2015

It’s so goog.

Thursday, December 31st 2015

    It’s so good.

    Thursday, December 31st 2015

Thank a lot.

Friday, January 1st 2016

The lesson and the exam both of them was grate.
Thanks a lot.

Monday, January 4th 2016

thank you!!!!!

Monday, January 4th 2016

10/10. thanks.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

which is correct 1) i met him yesterday. or 2) i’ve met him yesterday. correct?

Saturday, January 16th 2016

10/10 I understent it, thank you

Monday, January 18th 2016

Ben, I have a doubt:
If we use have, in present perfect, to say something that happen currently…
…Why do we must use “just” after present perfect “have”? Example: My pen has just run out of ink

Thursday, January 28th 2016

I was wondering why he had his hair like that untill he put his helmet back.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Thanks Benjamin, you’re great!

Saturday, January 30th 2016

Thanks Benjamin for the helpfull class

Thursday, February 4th 2016

5 out of 10… i need to recall mg english and learn more.

Saturday, February 6th 2016


Sunday, February 7th 2016

it’s very nice lesson and useful

Monday, February 8th 2016

Thank you for this lesson.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thanks for your help profesor Benjamin. Now I understain the difference between sp and pp

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Thanks Benjamin

I like your improvisation as well :-)

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Thanks for your lesson Benjamin!

Sunday, February 28th 2016

thank you for this lesson althought my score was low

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

thanks 9/10

Thursday, April 7th 2016

thank teacher,

Saturday, April 16th 2016

Thank you, dear Benjamin! Watched and repeated!

Thursday, April 21st 2016

Lovely teacher! Awesome class. Kisses from Brazil

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

I try to find your Facebook bag but I couldn’t find it ???

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Very good lesson. All was shortly and clearly.
Thank You Benjamin!

Thursday, May 5th 2016

10/10. Thanks, Benjamin!

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

10/10 thanks)

Saturday, May 21st 2016

10/10 again !! big thanks from me. love you teacher

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

thnksss teacher got 9 out of 10 :D

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

Thanks Sir.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

good thanks

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

I am enjoying and learning more and more everyday…. thanks to all the teachers.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

I’ve refresed my mind with the grammar , present perct is one bit complication , but nothing that one more effort ,we get it. thank a lot , I need quite pratice my english , the next year I’ll travel for the Europe and I hope better my english time.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Thanks a lot for your lesson.

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thank you benjamin

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Thanks a lot Mr. Benjamim..

Saturday, August 27th 2016

Thanks a lot Mr. Benjamin

Monday, September 5th 2016

Thanks a lot T/Benjamin

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

I wanna improve my English knowledge

Thursday, September 8th 2016

Thanks…. This video helps me a lot.

Friday, September 16th 2016

i got 9/10 it’s my mistake i forgot that lost doesn’t change :(

Friday, September 16th 2016

I want to know if this course go for lesson number,or for section, capitulos o what

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

I wonder to know if these sentence is correct:
“I have whispered into Kate’s ear a secret quietly at home today.”
Is there any mistake that I don’t see?
Thank you very much for response

Tuesday, October 11th 2016

good lesson!!!thank you!

Tuesday, October 11th 2016

9/10. Thank you for this lesson.

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Thank you Benjamin.

I have just understood that the reason of the present perfect.

Saturday, October 29th 2016

Thank you teacher. I will practice a lot of present perfect.

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

i got 80%

Friday, November 4th 2016

thank you :)

Sunday, November 6th 2016

thank you teacher for your explanation.

Thursday, November 10th 2016

I got 100. Thank you teacher.

Sunday, November 13th 2016

I really love the British accent <3

Thanks teacher!

Monday, November 14th 2016

Hej teacher.Could you explain please to me why this sentence should be like that? “We last saw him a long time ago”. I think, we should use here “We last have seen him a long time ago”. It is actually an extract for the one grammar book.

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

Thank you Ben, I’ve got 10/10 😁

Thursday, December 1st 2016

kirillstan, I think correct is 1-st sentence. We use Past Participle for events which happened recently (as wrote Benjamin at the board). But in your example event took place “a long time ago”. So, in my opinion, we use Past Simple!

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Hi,I am a newbie on this site,thank u for your videos and lesson Benjamin teacher!

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Thank you!IT really helps me a lot:))

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Thanks for the helpfull lesson, but i have a question to ask you aboult: How do i know if you are talking aboult the past simple or the to be verb when you use the apostrophe in “he’s” for example? I mean, if it is “he is” or “he has”?

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

In the video – 3:21 – Benjamin said for present perfect, that the action (finish homework) was 5 Min. ago.

But if something was 5 Minit ago, it is PAST SIMPLE not PRESENT PERFECT.
I think, Benjamin is wrong.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

i ve got 100/100

Monday, December 26th 2016


Friday, January 20th 2017

Thank you Benjamin.

Friday, February 10th 2017

Thank you, Benjamin, but in some reason I can’t open the quizes. I can see only the first question and it happened with all the lessons.
Do you know why?

Saturday, February 11th 2017

thank you I am learning this language and I understood perfectly this video

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Benjamin, I got 90 but I don’t understand why.
In the first question I was asked to mark the
sentence in the PRESENT PERFECT TENSE,so I did it.
But the correct one was the sentence in the Past
Tense. How come?

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Benjamim, I redid the quiz and this time the first
question came out all right. PRESENT PERFECT.
( I’m kind of a Present Perfect freak because we
don’t have this tense of verb in my language, or rather, we do have, but that is a whole lot of a
differente story.)

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Thanks for the lesson!
But could you change the quiz a little?
The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect is not shown.
Only the rules of grammar.

Monday, February 27th 2017

thank you ben!

Monday, March 6th 2017

Thank you teacher¡¡¡¡

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

It´s a pretty good lesson but sometimes i do not feel comfortable when deciding to use present perfect or past tenses!!!

Friday, April 14th 2017

    hello if u are taking about…
    present perfect , example… i have done my work.
    past simple … i saw him.
    use 2 form of verb

    Thursday, May 11th 2017

thank you, it’s very useful

Thursday, April 27th 2017

thanks dear

Thursday, May 11th 2017


Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Thank you so much, you’ve described it so clear and understandable

Monday, July 3rd 2017

thank you for the video :)

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Thank you! 9/10

Thursday, July 13th 2017

Thank you very much!

Sunday, July 16th 2017

Thank you , thank you, thank you

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

I really enjoy this class. It was an awesome lesson about simple past and present perfect.Thanks.

Friday, July 21st 2017

The quiz was too easy 100/100

Thursday, August 24th 2017

thanks so much for help and explaned this theme but i need to study more verbs in past participle,how can i practise my speaking? because here in Mexico it’s complicated to practise it

Monday, September 25th 2017

Thank you, Benjamin!

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Very good lesson! Thanks.

Thursday, October 5th 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Friday, October 13th 2017

I totally, Whipped out on this concept! I don’t know the material! Sorry, benjamin.

Thursday, October 26th 2017

Hi,Bejanmin!great leasson. Thanks

Thursday, October 26th 2017

    Hi!Benjamin, Great Lesson. Thanks.

    Thursday, October 26th 2017

the quiz makes me easier to learn grammar

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Ben!good lesson!

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Fantastic Lesson

Monday, November 13th 2017

Nice class. Thank you for the explanation. So, “Past Simple” would be more incomplete about the present situation, ins’t it? Thanks in advance!

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

1 right and 9 wrong .. omg, keep the spirit to keep learning ..

Sunday, December 17th 2017

10/10. Thank’s for this lesson.

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

Thank you for this great and fun video. Learn English is more easy when you have fun ! 9/10 for this quizz. I wonder why my English teacher say “preterit” and not “simple past” ??

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

    Did you get the ‘shine’ question wrong? I got the only mistake in that question :p

    Thursday, April 30th 2020

Happy night every on I enjoy this video

Sunday, January 21st 2018

You absolutely teacher you have good explain

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

Hi everyone,i want impruve my english, who want speak with me?comunication will halp me.thank u

Saturday, February 24th 2018

I have felt myself more comfortable about english grammar after this lesson, thanks

Thursday, April 5th 2018

Good 9/10. The last question was tricky. I didn’t know the past tense of shine which is shone but I thought it was shined.

Sunday, April 8th 2018

i think the part in the past simple is a little difficult to understand,in the moment to convey the idea of prayer we are talking about so for future explication please give more examples! thanks!!

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

It doesn’t work for me?
Like, when Im trying to go to the next question, test want me to stay and don’t want me to let go when Im clicking in the button.
Maybe I have coolest user photo and question 1 is just jealous.
I’d be also Jealous if someone as cool as me was trying to go somewhere else.
But I don’t have this problem, lucky me.
So help me???

Saturday, June 9th 2018

Wow. How many different people are there from all the world. It’s fantastic. Dear sunsay, thank’s for this lesson)

Friday, July 20th 2018

Teacher. I am a new member. Yesterday I had a exam.We needed to use the correct tense or form of Verb. There was a sentence that I couldn’t understand.’Jack WILL BE ready in a moment. He IS JUST FINISHING his breakfast’ Can you explain why we use the present progressive for that? or is it a wrong answer from my teacher?

Tuesday, August 21st 2018

thanks for yor teaching and thank you for your pen!!! it has just run out of ink .

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

Nine out of Ten!!!

Monday, October 29th 2018

thank you
I have understood present perfect.

Thursday, June 27th 2019

thanks Benjamin got 8/10, only 2 question i haven’t corrected them is because i got stuck with irregular verbs

Friday, July 19th 2019

Good lesson! Thank you Benjamin! Got 10/10

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

maybe I need remember my irregular verb

Sunday, September 29th 2019

Thank you so much
Very helpful
Great lessons from you
I have done the quiz with only one mistake.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

thank you
very informative lesson

Friday, October 25th 2019

thank you

Tuesday, October 29th 2019

i actually still have some problems with this time period, could you give me some more video advices?

Sunday, November 24th 2019

I´ve done the exercise and I just only had a mistake with the verb (lose) jejeje by the way it was very useful. Thanks.

Monday, December 9th 2019

Thank you Benjamin.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019


Monday, January 20th 2020

Thank you Mr. Benjamin.

Tuesday, January 21st 2020

Thanks It was a good teach me

Wednesday, February 5th 2020

Thanks Teacher

Sunday, February 9th 2020

thanks a lot you’ve made it so easy right now

Sunday, March 22nd 2020

thankyou I do the quiz score80/100

Monday, March 23rd 2020

I thank you 3000 :)

Sunday, April 5th 2020

very nice this lesson

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Good morning, Benjamin!
Great class!
Thanks a lot!

Thursday, May 21st 2020

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