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199 COMMENTS

Thank you very much.

marinella63

    thank you very much Rebecca. I got 8 out of 9 Redundant Expressions.

    techpkg

    Many thanks for your teachings Ms. Rebecca. Believe it or not, many redundand expressions that I still used today (“today” is redundant, right?)I learned them in the language classromm; even though most of my teachers were English native speakers.

    The first redundant expression I learned in shool was: Repeat that “again”.

    Thanks “again” and have a great weekend!

    Regino

      Dear Rebecca,

      Your resource page on redundancies is just great. It made me reflect on the number of redundant expressions I constantly use.

      Rebecca you made an excellent job!!!

      My best regards.

      Regino

        Thanks a lot for your feedback. Glad you found the resource page helpful. It is an advanced problem – using redundant expressions – but an important one to clear up. All the best, Regino.

        Rebecca

          Yes, even native speakers are guilty of using such expressions. You can understand that not all native speakers – or even teachers – use the language perfectly!

          Rebecca

Thank you very much. Your lessons are very helpful and enjoyable and you always explain your lessons easy way which everybody can understand. when I watch your lessons I try practice them in my life and every time when I use them I feel like I almost learned english. to be honest your lessons inspires me. I wish you and your engvid team the best of luck in your career. I would suggest you to make lesson about talking with receptionist in bank or especially in school when we students come to study to london we don’t know how to speak with receptionist or how to register and so on I believe you understand what I mean. This might be easy for you but trust me most student don’t know and afraid. For example I still don’t know what to say and how to say, please make video if possible.
Thank you for your attention.

Yusuf

    Thanks, Yusuf, for all your kind words and also your suggestion. I will pass it on to all the engvid teachers. I wish you the best with your English studies and with your life.

    Rebecca

Thank you very much. Your lessons are very helpful. Thank you indeed.

Nikoll Ndoi

Thank You very much ,for this lesson.

surftrip

I’ve got 67% great

dogillo

it was a great lesson to me :D

dogillo

I’m very grateful to you .Your lessons help me a lot. Thank you .

abulbaraa

I got 4 correct out of 9. Except No.7, I jumped to the conclusion. haha (^^;) I understood No.7. Thank you for your helpful lesson, Rebecca :)

Happy04

“You got 9 correct out of 9.” Thanks for the tricks ! :D

edved81

89% :D

Lorddank

thank you for this video.

rupa

Thanks teacher. You are the best!

jdbmx

Thanks Rebecca for your kindly and clear explanation. I have got it.

noneego

Thank you dear Rebecca. It was interesting lesson.

koubalondon

Thank you very much for your lessons and for your resources…….fantastic the irregular verbs list grouped!!!!!!!,

JoseIgnacioL

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sadulla

    Hi, sadula.
    You can click on his avatar to find out.

    Evaldo Mendes

I am learning a lot from evid… Thank you guys.

crystaldelacruz26

Thanks Rebecca. I’m following all your lessons. These are impressive and are supporting to increase my grade in the company.

bprabhu1225

    Happy to hear it, Prabhu. Improving your English is certainly an important element on the path to career success, all over the world. My best to you.

    Rebecca

I got 8 correct out of 9 :)

Thank you teacher for your lessons .

Creative1115

Clear. I suppose it is correct to say: “Do you have an alternative?” Because alternatives are two and options are infinite. But how about “the both alternatives” or “the two alternatives”. Maybe you do a lesson about irregular verbs and redundant expressions because “grow up” sounds like a redundant expression to me.

geotip

    You don’t need to say “the two alternatives” actually, but many people make these errors in normal speech. If you are doing an English exam though, you should be more careful. My best to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you very much.

brightup

Thanks Rebecca.

jonasmachius

Thanks my best teacher Rebecca, got 89%.

Abdul Qayum

Very percious lesson ; but i think the live conversations is well to increase our level , koubalondon can we speak on live please !

alioui

thank goes to you rebecca.

Rasho

Thank you so much.

shinna715

Hi Rebecca. I like your lesson very much . It’s very easy to understand.
I have a question on today’s lesson. I looked up my oxford dictionary and it says
‘Ask a question’ ‘circulate around ‘ ‘ kneel down’ ‘ fall down’ ‘hurry up’.
I get confused as your resources on redundancies say it’s wrong .
Could you explain it,please?

SayaBris

    The dictionary often lists language as it is used. It also lists slang expressions and so on. That doesn’t make the expressions grammatically correct as such, it just means you will hear them being used in that way often. My best wishes to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you Rebecca! it was very helpfull lesson!

sergey92

Hi Ms. Rebecca!
“Many things I hadn`t known THEM until I saw that video.”
-Is “THEM” a redundant?
Thanks in advance.

Atef

    This sentence isn’t constructed properly in any case, but yes it would be wrong to use the word “them” in that way. You should say:

    I hadn’t known many of these things until I saw the video.

    All the best to you, Alef.

    Rebecca

Thanks Rebecca!

byte

Dear madam,
then is it correct to say “final destination”?

your lessons are very helpful
thxxx

DXX

    It is a common expression, often used by the airlines, just to clarify, because a traveler may have many stops on his / her journey. Otherwise, it would be redundant. My best to you.

    Rebecca

Bonjour charmante Rebecca. As is usual your lesson is very instructive and interesting (no redondance isn’t). It is also funny because it reminds me a professor I had a long time ago in maths who always asked us (his students – that’s almost a redondance) to be very careful about pleonasms. I’m now quite old but I never forgot the example he used to take to explain: never say “ingrown nails in the flesh but ingrown nails“. He was not only a very good math teacher but also a lover of high level language what you definitely are (don’t know about maths :-).

patple13

    Thanks for the anecdote and also your kind words. I wish you all the best.

    Rebecca

Great! Full marks on first quiz. I love the way Ronnie teaches. She makes it super interesting…with all the jokes from around the world!

nitix777

Hi Rebecca, about redundant sentences,I don´t agree with the last three. “crisis situation”, “completely destroyed” and “absolutely necessary”. We can say “partially destroyed” “iminent crisis situation” or “is it absolutely necessary?”
Thank´s for help me in my English.

Jorge Pedroso

    You will hear some of these expressions often but technically they are redundant. If you like them and want to use them for emphasis, then go ahead but be more careful in academic or professional writing or speaking as a higher level of English is demanded in these contexts. My best wishes to you, Jorge.

    Rebecca

10/10 Hip hip hurray

Jorge Pedroso

Thank you very much…

rampek

I got 8 of 9..Thanks Rebecca!

Miramis

9 out of 9. Thank you Rebecca.

CedomirP

Thank you Rebeca. It’s my first use. I want to learn a lot of.

Clauscs

Thank you Rebecca. You’re an excellent teacher. It’s very difficult to find excellent teachers as EngVid ones and especially you :).
I got 9 out of 9. I’m happy :)

Zingo

    Thanks, and glad to hear you did so well on the quiz. My best to you, Zingo.

    Rebecca

Thankk you, Rebecca. I did nearly all that mistakes till you teach me ;)

MsGabrielife

Thank you Rebecca!

Clodita

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for the explanation, redundant expression always my weakness

Fellis Seth

Thank you teacher

mehtab313

I got 100% !!!!

Rion

Thanks :-)

kotina

thanks

aboorofaida

wow.There are lots of things I do have to learn

Farzanehkazemi

this lesson is so helpful, thank you teacher

krachleur

It’s good lesson, I need more practices.

SANA IBRAHIM

thank you Rebecca, I’m enjoy it.

Tung Lam Pham

Dear Rebecca,

Your resource page on redundancies is just great. It made me reflect on the number of redundant expressions I constantly use.

Rebecca you made an excellent job!!!

My best regards.

Regino

Hey Rebecca! Your English classes are really helps people all over the world to improve their language skills. I’m going to start working on these Redundant Expressions immediately! Thank you kindly and I hope to hear from you soon! Buy for now!

AlexSem

    *bye ))))

    AlexSem

      Glad to hear you found the lesson helpful and I’m sure you will progress with such a good attitude. All the best, Alex.

      Rebecca

Thank you so much , it’s been a wonderful lesson , got mistakes first and now I’ve got Excellent .

Seddek Nadhem

Teacher Rebecca, you are truly amazing! I love your accent and the way you present yourself to the camera. When I saw your videos posted on youtube, I told to myself that I need to be a member of this site and here I am!

I find this lesson very informative. I was laughing to myself while watching this lesson since I am a frequent user of these redundant expresions!

Thank you and stay great as always.

justarlo

Where I can find more examples?
Thanks for the lesson Rebecca!

jerika20

unique lesson:0 thank you so much.

Stranger444

Thank you Rebecca

pemeraude18

100%

Thank you Rebecca :)

Med Saad

……..great help thanks

qayyum.uae

Thanks Rebecca !!

You made a good explanation of the topic.

Quevedo007

Thank you.

vtong

thanks rebecca for this lesson

marwan2

Hello Teacher Rebecca
Its very useful.
I love your voice and very clear when you talk
I really want to learn more English from you
Thanks

kamalbasha

Exelent class, thanks Rebecca.

wgonzalez

Dear Rebecca
what the difference of this sentence
1.I go to school
2.I go to the school

Wella Jimmy

    Hi little Wella. “I go to school” in this sentence school is not specific,it means I go to (any)school.and “I go to the school” in this sentence”school” is specific.it means the school where I study.hope it helps :)

    Stranger444

      thanks u very much for your helpful respons

      Wella Jimmy

      This is the correct explanation. Thanks for yoru help, Stranger444. All the best.

      Rebecca

        YOUR help!

        Rebecca

    Hi Wella, my understanding is that If you say ” i go to school” it means you go to study because you are studying there. But if you say “I go to the school” it means you go to do something else other than study. for example you go to the school to attend your son’s entrance ceremony.

    ploypan

      thanks u very much

      Wella Jimmy

Thanks a lot Ms. Rebecca . I learned a lot about redundant expressions .It seems easy to accept a sentence with errors but it’s necessary we can discover to them . It was an useful free class, you are very kind, gentle and friendly.

Lenin71

    Thank you for your kind words. I am glad the lessons help you improve your English. My best wishes to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you very much

m0dy

Thank you very much madam,I expect more lessons from you which cover the every aspects of English language.

basudeen

Thank you very much

farajiaghverani

It was a very good class. Thank you Rebecca.

EduMilano

thank you that,s very nice of you

elsadiq70

thank you.

Ankita Shree

I got 9 in 9.Thanks very nuch Rebbeca!

Jaderson

thanks rebecca for teaching english..
‘i know that in canada french language is also speak. i have done advance diploma in french language..i am weak in speaking french can you please suggest me how i can improve my french speaking if you know..

naveen ghugharwal

i was looking at the well. i could give all the answers are correct

SK RIAD

100% :D thank you mam. it was a fruitful lesson for me.

abhishek1995

Thank you! I improved my skills ;)

Serge1

Very interesting lesson.

tutte

thank you very much for the lesson Rebecca :)

DaZun

Thanks, it’s useful! 89%:-)

Maglaw13

Hi Rebecca,
thanks a lot for your helpful lesson.
take care

cep62

89%. Thanks Rebecca. It’s helpful

Evermore

“You got 9 correct out of 9”
Thanks for the lesson.

UsefElkady

thank you for video make me understand more English. i got 78% and i enjoy with test

aonny

THANKS TOO MUCH

Bao Tran

hi
thanks so much
woh can i use your lesson

yousafhussainpor

Thank you so much teacher Rebecca. I love your voice and all of your lessons.

tthanlann

Thank you Rebecca!

Dildor

I got nine out of nine. Thank you Rebbeca

kjuo

9/9. Thank you! Now I will recognize mistakes like that.

AmyTess

Thanks Rebeca, very usefull lesson.

Taussig

Thanks Rebecca!

Myriam21

Thanks so much Maam rebeca,your the best teacher i’ve ever had. it really help alot…. God Bless you!

marianne1226

    Thank you for your kind comments. My best wishes to you, Marianne1226.

    Rebecca

      reply to me also mam

      Sharvari

Perfect! I got all corrects.

yukky89

Your teaching is nice, you explain clearly, this is helpful

OMbye3

Hi Rebecca, great lesson. Thank you!

I got confused with a phrase. Could you answer me a question? “Could you repeat the directions again?” is always redundant? I mean, if someone had asked for directions, and this person didn’t understand, and the person must to give the directions again? This person couldn’t say “Could you repeat the directions again?”

Schoenberger

    Well, they could certainly say it but it’s not technically correct because the word “repeat” means to say or do something again. It is a very common mistake though so people don’t feel it is wrong anymore because they have heard it so often the wrong way that it seems normal and right! Be careful about using redundant expressions in academic or professional writing though. My best to you.

    Rebecca

Thanks teacher.

shibu00

thank you very much ;)

rosymar

WOW! It’s new knowledge for the foreigner such me. The exam in my country has this question about redundancy. Thanks Thanks Thanks (This isn’t redundancy)

sewad555

    You’re welcome, welcome, welcome! All the best.

    Rebecca

Thank you!Very interesting!

Abisso Rain

Great ! Thank you ! It’s very useful and interesting !

Yeleneel

thank you for usefull lessons, I have got 89%

infinity9011

Very helpful lesson)Many thanks

Liliya Lebedeva

It’s helpful Rebecca,thank you very much.I like it.

lotte.jolene

Thanks Rebecca
I got 9 of 9
like it

Albert2k

So happy to hear that this lesson is making you all aware of something that is often ignored. I wish you all the best with your English!

Rebecca

Excellent Rebecca.thanks for your support

tnvmuralidhar

I am so weak in this, I only have got 5 out of 9

Feehilydebbie

Thank you very much

InnocentM

Thank you very much.

Nobu Goto

YOU ARE GREAT THANK YOU.

YAYA BEN

    always good lessons with rebecca.

    SKIKDA

Thank you Rebecca!!

pavanut2

Thanks Rebecca.. Today i realized the mistake i used to do..Surely i will correct them in course of time

Jai143

Hi Rebecca I learn so much with your lessons I appreciate a lot. I have a question for you, what is your other internet site? I remembered that you said in one of your videos. Thank you so much for your help.

jwtt75

Thank you so much madam, i found it very useful,the way you convey the subject is awesome. your my favt teacher.

k.b.Raj

The lesson is very important.

BiniyamAsmamawlove

Hi Rebecca. Can you please do a lesson about one-to-one or one-on-one the correct usage of these?

Alexandra8

really good I have understood the lesson very easy.
thanks for the lesson.

EDwin7

you are the best Rebecca

javad.gh

Thanks very much Miss Rebecca for Your Explain ,but could I make a question : in the last sentence you had said ‘we can eliminate adj or not’ but how we can distinguish the best because I noticed that need a lot of expert in English Crammer could you give us a simple way to do that with my thanks in advance .

Mohammed ammouri

thanh you Rebeca i get 100 in the quiz
god blessed you

enghussein

Many thanks Rebecca u r great teacher ..we catch the information easily and quickly .. no words can appreciate your hardworking :)

aboood1994

thanks very much madam

yarmaiah savara

Thank you Rebecca.

Viktor

Thank you very much Rebecca.

Nadir

Dear Rebecca,
Have a look.
This expression immediately connects us to your instructive lesson. It’s great.
Best regards.

Peter

Thank you Rebecca! It’s very useful. The lesson is easy because you have the simple way of teaching.

esquire0001

I got 9 correct out of 9. as usual)))
here all what you need is just to be carefully while reading the exercises, sentences, and so on, because the redundancies could be noticed from the context of the paragraphs.
and my advice to all, before watching Rebecca’s videos first look into the words- vocabularies that you don’t know,
how do I personally work with English? well, I created a words doc. ( you might name it as you want) and any new word, I just write it there, all the time, I’ve the Google translation + google.com opened to find out the new words.
PS. I deliberated above to write one redundant expression. try to find it out….

Thank you, Thank you so much, Thanks, Thanks a lot. Thank you very much. Thanks- even in the shower))))))))))))

Amer_70

I am grateful.

Nabil Shalaby

Thank you Rebecca! it was very helpfull lesson!

JohnMax

I did not read question number 6 before answering it. Lesson learned. A special thanks to Rebecca!

gator3fl

Dear Rebecca!
I have one sentence:
_”Could you repeat this question one more time?”
Can I use “one more time” instead of “again” ?
Please, explain it to me.
Thank you in advance, teacher.

Chloe.Lee

hi….i’ve got 6 out of 9.
i have a question.
“could you warn me in advance….” is wrong.
how about
“could you let me know in advance”
hope to receive your answer soon. thank you.

dot

hi Rebecca.
i hope you would clarify some confusions i’ve been having all this time.i think it is about preposition but i have searched any video clips about prepositions but i havent come across the one i’m looking for.
my problem is….
i’ve seen “in the window” “on the window””in the shade””under the shade”…..
i once asked a senior, she told me the phrases are all correct depending on the situation.
so i’d like to know about this.
what are the differences, when to use which….

thank you in advance.
have a nice day.

dot

Thank u

Maryjin

Thank u very much mam.
I am very weak in speaking and written. Could you please give me some suggestions for every day practice in these area. Thanks for yor valuable advice.

Maryjin

i got it all. Thank you Rebecca.

ann ann

Thanks I am learning Rebecca

guate15

very useful. Thank you very much.

Soei

Thanks. This really insightful.

kingReuben

I’m like it!)

Rekhtin Eugene ZP-UA

hmm…i thought I saw FREE gift using on promotion. got this wrong.

maxcat

    Many thanks

    Banan kofah

I got 89 , thank u Rebbeca

Ali Majeed

i got 7 out of 9

k.abed

Thank you Rebecca. You are Great!!

Tammyjang1

Do you have any cash?
Our custom is to meet on Sunday evenings.
Is that your final conclusion

Tammyjang1

Is that your conclusion?
This is the correct sentence.Thanks Rebecca.

Tammyjang1

Many thanks, Rebecca! You are great!

Anna Slukvina

It was the best lesson for me, thank you very mush!
8 -9

travelmama

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these lesson Mr. Rebecca.

Kemar Pounall

Thanks Rebeca.
You are an unique teacher.

rajeshe

It’s really good for writing skills ..Thanks Rebecca

Shkruallah175@gmail.com

You got 7 correct out of 9.

thanks …

M kartal

Interesting video class! Thank you!

Roberto

Redundant or collocation? Tough choice for graders and writers. How do you differentiate?

Flog1010

Thank you Rebecca !
I got 9 out of 9.The credit goes to you only.

Rohit733

Hello and tnx alot,but I have some questions:u said circle around is wrong,but we have it in oxford word skills( intermediate page 36)

Sophie sam

And also fall down,hurry up,I checked them in long man dictionary, both of them are correct why u said they are wrong in redundancies.I’ll appreciate if u answer me.

Sophie sam

Plz answer my question

Sophie sam

Thanks!

shihai182

Thank you Ms. Rebecca.

Alex-1956

I like some lesson like that, find out the errors.
Anyway It’s a great lesson, thanks!!!

The Terminator

STATIVE VERBS ARE EASY

Sharvari

Even I like Rebicca

Sharvari

I enjoy this lesson very much. well i got 100% again. thanks teacher Rebbeca. Job will done! lol

McBernie
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