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Dear Teachers!
Thanks a lot for Your exqusite yesterday’s Grammar classes.
Sincerely Yours!

Maryna Krutykova

    Hi Alex
    thanks a lot for your help
    i really understand from you

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    !thanks a million! your class is very interenting


Nice lesson Alex, thanks


I like your teaching, thanks a lot.


    alex is the best! thanks. very clearly and usefull lessons!


Could you tell me; where’s the difference between: “somebody SHOULD DO something.” vs. “somebody SHOULD BE DOING something”?

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    They are both sentences which give advice, with slightly different intentions. “Somebody should do something” is the simple present, meaning that it’s general advice and that someone should do something, but they are not doing it yet. “Somebody should be doing something” is the present progressive/continuous tense, and advises that someone should be doing something RIGHT NOW. They are both very close in meaning.

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      thanks for this additional comment.

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I loved it. Excelent lesson! I am a new member and I think you should post other lessons like that :) :) :)

Patricia Helena

    Thank you for your compliment, and I will keep doing my best to post more useful lessons for the visitors of this site.

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      I love it, I’m taking English courses and I was absent in this lesson and is like taking classes with my own professor. thank you so much.


Thanks for the class very interesting …


Thanks for your lessons and your entire website.
I have a suggestion.
Why don’t you filter noise out your lesson.
It will hear better and more comfortable.
Many softwares now can do it easily, effectively, swiftly.

; )


    I will see if there is any way to improve the sound, but I think it is already quite good!

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thank for ur lesson i want to when we use would have,could have, should have


    Great suggestion. Thank you, and I will try to make a lesson on these in the future.

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      Dear Sir,

      we couldn’t find this lesson as you promised us. please post this lesson. thanks


    Hello, Alex! Hello, Bijo! I really appreciate your Lessons, Alex. And I would be delighted to learn more about using “would have”, “could have”, “should have” (Bijo suggestion), and other forms of these modals. Thank you in advance.

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Hi Alex,
How should I tell you that how useful this website is. I was looking for a website which should teach me the grammer and I am very luch that I got this website. If I were a President I would have awarded the creater of this website. Thank you very much engvid team.
Thanks and regards.

yusuf shaikh

it is lucky not luch. its spelling mistake.

yusuf shaikh

Dear Alex,
I am very lucky that i find this website on youtube. It is 3rd time that i am appearing in IELTS exam, due to this i was very tens. But today i find my brilliant teachers. My confidence level is upgrading day by day. I will pray to God for the success of every member of *******engvid******* website(Seven Star). I Solute the Master mind behind this website…. Once again Thank you very much….

Kuldip Singh

dear teacher
could u tell me what the distinguishes between on the should and shall? if can, please give some examples

thank you so much


    shall i bring something for you??
    (we use only for asking )

    should i bring something for you??
    (here we feel thats better for you but im asking to you)

    understand now thats so easy to use….


Thank’s,you’re perfect teacher!

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thanks for a free english lessons..I do really appreciate it a lot.. and I am so glad that I have found this website you know I have been looking for it..thank you teacher Alex!!!……………

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thanks teacher

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Hi respectfully teacher…

“now you goes now you comes”
why do we use this sentence ?????
please reply me fast..
your newly student
Sohail khan


Your explanation is very clear and your pronouncing too.Thank you very much for your lessons and this is exactly the website I was looking for.I don’t know how to thank all of you.I don’t only brush my information and learn very important things in English, but also learn how to explain well and effectively because I am a teacher of English.But I noticed that there is not daily adding of videoes and information.I wish you success and for this website to be the most famous one in learning and teaching English.


Hi Alex,

It my first lesson and it is soooo great, thank you. I didn’t know ‘should’ can be used for avice. Most of Korean students and I are accustomed to using ‘should’ only for duty. For example, ‘You should study hard to go to that school.
Is it common to use for advice? Do people have to understand on context??

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hi alex..
thank you so much for your lessons. It was really very useful for me. I’m your student from India. Can you please tell me how to increase my verbal knowledge?
Thanks in advance

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hi Alex, thank you . My english have improving when I had start to study in you web. Thanks


please explain the complete meaning of preposition : “with, by, of ,from etc.”means it’s detailed explaination

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I am a filipino,and this engvid is very useful for me…thank you so much!

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Yeah,.i agree lilprinz07,.this video is very useful,.thank you teacher Alex!

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I am very lucky to find this Web site because all of you are wanderfull teachers.
Your teaching is wonderful.I haven’t seen good teachers as you are.Thank you very much

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hi alex

i am very interesting with your teaching and i can got a lot thing frome your lesson . i think your lesson is suitable with begining learner. now i have just starded study english so your lesson it was very useful to me. i don’t know how to said thank you but i am enjoying your lesson very much. i want to learn more lesson

thank anyway

kaka kiki

i am a newer and comfrom vietnamese . your lessons are always great . thank you very much. i would like to watch more . thanks again !

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Can you show me around the room. where you teach. If you can show me the outsite too. I just want to know please!
Thank you very much.

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can you bring us more of advices pls thanks for other lessons


hi alex,thank you for your all help.god bless you.

noureen khurshedi

hi mr.Alex ,thank you for all help

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Thanks Alex

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Thanks Alex for you help.


I always think your helps.

thank you Alex.^^

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I was not present in English, and I missed that lesson, but thanks to you, I got a good grade in the examination.^^

( Sorry my English sucks ><)


What about this phrase,
“ought you should know”
Is it grammatically correct?
Any other suggestion to replace this?


how i can use have got to/has giving andive i need some examples


alex! your lessons are very interesting and suitable. thank you very much! In July I have a IELTS exam. I need a help with my speaking. If you can give any advises than I will appreciate it. Thanks.

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I used these videos in my class and found them interesting to my students. They were used as a tool for motivation and a tool for reinforcement. My students liked them and asked for more.
thanks a million.


Thanks you Alex.

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Thanks you Alex.

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Hi Alex,
I really have problems with past perfect.Could you helpe-me?


hi sir , thank you for your good explaination

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thank u you are great your way of teach easy please can u teach us the rule of if byyyyyye


i would like to know how i can enroll on your clases thank you alex


i have one doubt
example : ‘if u dnt follow my advice, you have to face the consequeces’.
in the above example ,is it correct to start a clause with ‘if’


Interesting lesson…..thanks Alex


Thanks a lot Alex. Your have a lovely teaching style :)


thanks a lot to all my teaches in engvid
but i am a beginner in english
so i want to lessons from basics
could u please do for me


I like all the lessons in website..i m a beginner..need a schedule,means from where to start……please can u help

Sukesh Marla

Alex , really i love your lessons… i had better watch all your lessons…


thank you for your effort in order to improve ourselves in modal verbs and i wish if you will do other courses about that


Thank u 4 ur effort


thank you


Thank you so much .


Hi Alex ! Good lesson ! thank you !

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hi Alex.. great videos..
i’m learning so much..
thank you..
and God bless you..

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thank you, very interesting and useful.
You’re a good teacher)

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Please teaching about when we used ‘would have

Thank you very much


thanks alot teacher


Thanks for your lesson.I couldnt sign up in this website.whenever im trying it is asking for password or incorrect password.Check it out.


Thank you very much about your useful topic , we are watinh for your news beloved teacher .


    Sorry i wanted say , waiting instead of “watinh”


Could you please help me?
Example- You ….. visit your grandma. Should or ought to?
How do you know what do you have to write?


I am thinking should,would,could are past forms of shall,will,can is it right
in could lession you was said that could is used for past iam confusing all these thinks
give me more examples PLZ


Fantastic teacher, great work in presenting the material and having a quiz to evaluate your understanding to the topic.


Thanks teacher. The advise to use: should. ought to and had better, is very easy.


I think your voice is low but your lesson is very strong.

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Thank you so much.

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Great Class..waiting for more lessons


thanks a lot.. you are such a great teacher.. god bless you


tahnks about this lesson theach !
and i wish if you can told me the difference between should/ought to and must !
thanks again !

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thanks sir!!!


Hi Alex, i already posted a comment on your Youtube Channel. I will Subscribe Tommorow!!!

Wish me a luck with the Grammer Test!


    Good luck! I hope your test went well!

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thank you for your lesson, i am having ‘advice’ test at school tomorrow. i found ur lesson very useful


Hello, It’s a wonderful class. You used simple language and explained very well. Is it OUGHT to and HAVE to has same meaning?


thank you for this lesson I have benefited greatly .
thank you again


Hi Alex I like your approach and I wont to now difference between Should and Would, when and how we can use both of them, thank you very much…


sorry for now, it must be know, I wont to know…


thank you engvid.com i like your webpage

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Thank you for this lesson,I have benefited greatly.I have one simple question-had better- here had means past form of has/have or different particular word.
waiting your reply.


alex… u missed a word.
> must < no discussion?

Debtor $_$

how to say this sentence using it’s and keeping the same meaning? I had better go to the dentist soon


    I’m not sure if I understand your question.

    “I had better go to the dentist soon,” can have the same meaning as “I must go to the dentist soon,” or “I need to go to the dentist soon.”

    Was this your question?

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brilliant, thanks Alex, Barcelona


Dear Alex.
When you have this sentence:
Should we go shopping?
And the answer is
no, we should not.
Could you also say no, we shouldn’t???



    Yes, that is also something you can say. It’s much more informal and used in speaking. It is a simple contraction and is very common in spoken English.

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hey thanx,
its great…i want to learn all the tenses,where i find it in sequences?


    Hi vijay,

    Unfortunately, the lessons on Engvid.com are not in a specific order. Try using the search function.

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thank you so much i learned a lot..


nice teaching Alex,i love your teaching stile,Thanks a lot,love you!


shall i want to wait for your reply means


alex its nice to know about should ,ought to and had better i definitely use it in my daily life.
regards drishi


thanks mr Alex God bless you

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firstly thank you very much, sir. Your lessons are full of motivation and I’m enjoying a lot. my question, is it same if i say “He would better call his friends” and the one you already taught us which is “had better”, thanks


    Hi Deeq,

    “He would better call his friends” is grammatically incorrect. You mean to say “He had better call his friends.”

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thanks so much for your lessons,its so interestin especiallly your method of teaching.but ve one question!can you do new lessons bcos i ve already passed through all?thanks


i woulld like to receive language fuctions lessons from you. what should I do?


hmm..i just wanna say, thank you to you bcoz its help me a lots..

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Alex your lessons are amazing and efficient!!thank you for your help!!WOULD YOU BE SO KIND AS TO DO A LESSON ABOUT INVERSIONS(ALSO IN THE CASE OF CONDITIONALS)…THANK YOU!!!!!

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Hai Alex,

I got one question to ask u.. Is it correct or not when i say “I think you ought to go to work today”. Thank for advance.

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If you really want to improve your english, you ought to visit http://www.EngVid.com. Thanks a lot Alex.

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hi dear Alex
this is so good lesson …your teachin very well..

imran khurshid

thank alot.


hi there,
i want from you teachers to show for me how about teaching different types of lessons.For instance, reading, writing and speaking lesson.


this first time i lestin to online couress.
realy i understod very much from your lecture


safaa hassa

thanks allex


i like your way of teaching…

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I’ve never known the differences between “had better” and “should/ ought to” until I watch this lesson. many thanks to your lesson.


thank you alex, about this lesson . i learn tow new words ; ouhgt to and had better


Hi Alex! How we could use “had” in present and future tense.e.g he had better call his mother.


    “Had better” is already used in the present, and is advice for the present. Of course, it is impossible to follow advice DIRECTLY at the moment of speaking, so it is actually used for the future too.

    “You had better come to class tomorrow” is advice for the future, but it is advice made in the present.

    I hope this is not too confusing.

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hello sir
you are superb teacher the best one .
i will be watching and listening your lesson most of my free time . thankyou

hem pokhrel

Thanks Alex. Best teacher in the world. :)


Thanks Alex,keep up the good work

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Congratulations, really enjoyed it.
It was great the tip of the pronunciation “oughta”.


thanks Alex four helping me………


thanks Alex four giving me the great lesson….


Thanks teacher Alex, it’s very good lesson.Lily from Brazil


thank you teacher for lesson so i want to learn me for had has shall should would have like those okay


Thanks, good lesson.

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hello, i like the information :D


hi Alex!I really find your lessons helpful but i can not find the quiz to check if i really learned everything!!!When i click on “Quiz”no questions appear!!!


yeah alex !! i thank you so much for this lesson and once big-up


Thank, Alex, for this lesson! You’re very kind! I understood almost everything, it’s great!

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Dear Alex, I find your classes really interesting! I’d like to ask you about CAN to ask for and give advice. I’m taking a course and I can’t see the difference between can and should. E.g.: What can I do in Mexico city?
What should I do in Mexico City?


Hii Sir!!! thank youu so much for the lesson and i want to know the deffrence between should and ought to ; i guess there is a big deffre thnxxx

fatma karkafi

You have the best free website to learn real English I think. hey Alex, it would have been great if you had written here your skype or msn or something!!! it would have been nice to had met you!!!!

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your work is very good and i like it very much.


Thx my dear teacher

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thank you teacher for lesson so i want to learn if there is any difference betwen ‘should’ and ‘ought to’


Thank you very much Alex .. It helped me alot, especially “Ought to” it kind of a new thing to my english :)

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Dear Teachers!
Thanks a lot for Your video lessions. Before watching these videos I tried to learn english grammer from many books ,but none of the books are interesting. But your video lessions are very interesting and also all the teacher clarified very cleary what to use based on the context.I would like to see more video lessions from you.
Thanks a lot,

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The best teacher


i like this lesson thanks for improvement

Sajid CAD

Dear teacher,
thanks a lot for Your video lessons . I know in English , there are many verbs followed by other verb with different forms ( for example TRY + to inf / TRY + v-ing ) , and in each sentence the meaning of the verb is also different ( for example TRY in the sentence above ). would you please teach us more about that . Gog bless you !


it ‘s a mistake . GOD BLESS YOU :)


Dear teacher.
Please explain me about the count noun and un count noun using with less , enough, more…

Tank for your reply,

All the best

Huon Hat

Hi.. Teacher,

What is the position of the adjective


Huon Hat

understandable lesson We want more lessons like this.so long n’ good bye.


Great lesson Alex,thank alot

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hi alex we use had when we are talking about the past here in this sentence you are telling.he had better call his mother.how it becomes present an you are telling that it can be use for the future also.can you please explain


hi alex.i m new student.i like your teaching and i can anderstand.tanx a lot


Thanx Mr Alex YOU ought to contuniue your best video


Q)Payment for the full amount should be sent with this application form.

Why is SHOULD more likely than OUGHT TO?


thank you from Italy|

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Thank you very much for lecture. I did much benefited.


Thanks alot


Thanks a lot .


Thx a lot I wish that all the teachers had yr way in teaching. :P


    That would be boring! There are many effective styles, but thank you for the compliment.

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You´re nice. I watched your presentation and it was quite understandable. I´m an english teacher and I´m still learning.


I´m tica and i´m always trying to clear out my doubts which are endless


Thank you teacher.Your explanation was cool.

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iam very happy. i understood clear, how Alex explain the lesson thank you so mucho.


thx sir for such a impressive lesson, how would we use “had better” for asking questions?


Oh my dearest sir, urs teaching style very very efficient, as that must be superb.i have a bit confusion about “have something done”,could it b possible to tell me about,how can we use this in every tense n situation?


i don’t understand this sebject please help me


hey alex, can you help me to use of ” have had” had had ..


    “have had” is the present perfect form, and “had had” is the past perfect form.

    I have had a hot dog before. (in your life, you have eaten a hot dog)

    I had had a difficult time in university. (you are telling a story. Maybe you are talking about an old job you had, and mentioning how BEFORE university, you had had a hard time)

    Good luck!

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      Please could you do a lesson about had had and have had I would like let it clear in my mind thanks.

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Hi Alex what is the defferent between (in&at) according usage.

wahid rahman (noorzad)

Thank you. :)

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Hey Alex Add me in my Skype Id [mayawella]


Hi, Teacher:-) Thank you so much. I loved your class. I was breaking my head. Some times it is very hard. You are very special. Thank you for your help.


hI Teacher, I would like to know when i use should ou ought to? Have expecific situacions when ionly can use ought to?


    Use it for strong advice. It’s similar to “should.”

    “I’m sick.”
    “You ought to stay at home.”

    “My car is busted.”
    “You ought to take it to a mechanic.”

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Hi Alex. All your lessons are really useful. TNX.


yehheeey got 100…. tnx teacher alex..ur teaching is the best…ive learned a lot… and it was great help for me….Godbless you more….

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thks a lot to explanation about it.


I scored 4 out of 4! Im happy))) Alex, your lessons are very clear and available)! Thanks! Good job!


thank !

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Gteat lesons,keep you’r good works.i wish best of luck.thanks

Hashim Alan

Thank you sir … alot sir …
really hatts off to you sir … you are excelent teacher sir thanks alot

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thankyou teatcher it is the best site


i totally understand your lessons thank you. i hope you will continue your job for us . i am rafaqat from pakistan.

Muhammad Rafaqat

hi alex,sir u r a grt teacher
plz can u do a lesson on “either” and “whether” i’m always confused abt it.

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Hello Teacher,this is the first time that i watched your teach. and now i not clear about negative of ought to. would you tell me about it? Thank.:)


Very useful thank you.
Do you also have online exercises?


Hi teacher tell me please what is the difference between may and might





Thanks so much you explain very clearly. I have a question, can you halp about modal verb. sometimes I don’t know when to use them. I will have a quise in my class , please help me about this. vebs are must, have to, migh , may , could, will, can, sincerely, Shery


Hi sir! I’m really thankful for your lesson. May I have a question for you? I have learned before that “had better” can be used to discuss something that we should do but we did not in the past. Is it true? I used it in that way several times and I was so confused. It’s like I go to work this morning and decided not to bring umbrella, then it’s raining and I’m like “oh, I had better bring an umbrella”. Could you give me an advice for this. I’m looking forward to your reply. Thank you!!


definitely that is what i need…


thnks a lot alex u helpe me a lot in may study


Ididn’t get the the answers to the quiz.


This is my first of joining this site please can you help me in how to use grammar and how to speak correct english

thiam di don opeyemi

I loved your explanation.
Thaks a lot


HI Alex,

Your teaching skill is excellent. Especially your teaching flow, sense of humor everything is perfect.
PS: Can you tell how did you develop it.

Your fan,


emma and alin yours teaching style is great.

syed naveed ahned

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You are amazing thanks

mashari alshammari

I have a question as follows:

Is it ever correct to say “an harmonica”?



Bill Hoyt Sr.

Teacher Alex,,
Your class is very good and very useful.You convey your message very quickly and it is very crystal clear..


hello alex hodja the way u teach us is exactly easy to understant.Thank u . and i am going to wacth others.


No comment,it s a great manner to explain things,thank you Alex.

Omar Attifi

Alex, thank so much! you help me one more time.. Muito obrigado.


alex thanks u r really such a great teacher.. i understand everything very clearlyy


Alex thanks u ara best teacher.


Im from iran and your teaching was realy good thanks a milion


Thank you :)

Suchit Gowda.

thanks alot u help me in my study


Alex thank you , you have made a clear axplanation. You are very ”easy” to understand. I have a question : when i hear your video is important to translate in my native language or getting carried by the words!? bye bye!

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Thanks Mr Alex really the lesson was good
Thanks teacher.

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hi alex!
your teaching is perfect, it was so useful for me.
i wonder how would the negative form of the HAD BETTER be.


Thank you for this lesson! I am going to show it to my conversation class.


A good lessson.


thanx alex u r my best teacher,i love he way u r teaching


the meaning of should to is advice also example: you should to do that.


The lesson is very understandable. Thanks a lot.

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Hey, Alex. Can you explain meanings of ‘would’?

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    Good idea! I’ll keep it in mind!

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Nice work done her ! ALEX ! :)


Conditionals is my nightmare (second and third), i can not get it. Would you please advice how to remember how to use them?
Another confusing thing is Would you and could you. I love every bit of this web. thank you .

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    I think we already have a few lessons on this topic, so use the search engine. I’ll see if I can make something more detailed in the future!

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I am Mariana Ojeda, I am Ecuadorian and an English teacher at UTE university in Quito. I would like to tell you Professor Alex, you are very good at teaching English grammar. I take your videos as a support of my English lessons, making my students watching them and most of the times doing the feedback exercises you provide. Thank you very much for your help, you are my favorite teacher.


wow. .. thank you Alex. . .
nex time, can you explain about modals?


I’m on the right track, at the right Site to learn English well


o tks really i understood the differencebut i woul like to know the negative form for ougth to and had better……..because i´m not sure if there is one ….


very useful lesson,i should again and again see this video,thanks alex.

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Hello Alex! In my opinion this is a very interesting and important lesson.Thanks to you I undertand the differences between the three ways of give advices. Thank you :) Goodbye


Hello ! Thank you for this lesson because I understand the differences between should, ought to and had better.It is a very useful and interesting lesson :D


i’ve understood more and more the use of giving advice. Congratulation! and thanks very very much!! ;)


Thanks for your lesson, It is explained in a clear way


Great Explanation


your lesson is good ,but there is a difference between should and ought to,so if there was not difference , they would not have such a formula


dear alex
thank you it is very good representation. ı want to ask about the negative form of sould and had better and difference between them.


    The negative forms are:


    HAD BETTER NOT or YOU’D/HE’D/SHE’D BETTER NOT (in speaking…don’t say “hadn’t better”)

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thank a lots,


Hi Alex. Thank you so much for your lesson i can understand it and i know what is you said.

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thanks a lot sir alex


thank you very much teacher….


i like your accent
i can understand every thing you say

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Hey Alex, your manager should buy a sirene proof window to avoid that noise.

Congratulations!! You explain very well.Take care!

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    We’re working on it! We’ve recently switched recording rooms to minimize outside noise. Before, we were right beside a window.

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Thank you a lot Mr Alex , that’s good lesson for the modal form and how to use them . I’m benefited from that and i hope you make another lesson for the advanced levels :)

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thankyou alex for teaching


Hi! I don’t have to say your lessons are very good.Tks
What about would better is it the same as had better?
Could you give me an advice because I lack understanding the most, how can I improve my understanding? Especially if someone speaks quickly and not very clearly. Thanks.


Hi Alex
thanks a lot for your help
i really understand from you


Alex, thanks :)

Nihal TÜRK

Thank you; Mr alex these videos are helping me a lot . Once again thank you very much.

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I don’t know how to thank you, master!
Again, thanks so much! I understood your explanation perfectly.

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Thank you so much Alex for sharing us about should, ought to and had better. Today I studied it but not sure. Anyway, I understand clearly more after I watched your teaching.

Sophorn Ken

wow..tnx. tnx a lot

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Thanks Mr.Alex for every thing

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I would like to spend hours daily to milk the information up in engvid: the lessons and quiz are very instructive and practical. I do hope your web site can continue afterwards so that more and more people are benefited. English is a tool to world.
Is there any hint of ‘ past tense ‘ when we use s+ should + v or s+ had better + v ?
If it is possible , please arrange some lessons addressed to some sentences where different tenses used, e.g., You should tidy up your belongs which have been knocking around the floor in the rooms for years if you returned home earlier. Should I use return ( simple present ) here ?

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your lesson is very usefull. Thanks

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I’m don’t understand

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Thank you very much.

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Thanks Alex!

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I had better to thank you, Alex.

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thank you very much for your great job

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hello please

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Thanks Alex .

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Thank you very much

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Thank U so much Teacher Alex!
It was a very useful lesson.
God bless U :)
Regards from México.

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bless you alex

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yes sir.i answered all of them.thank u Alex.

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It is quite interesting where you are because I sometimes hear an ambulance during your lessons.

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thanks very much ..I want to ask you what is the diferent between have to > shoud to

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thank you Alex i want to ask you a question
can we ask questions with had better like this
had we better…………..?
if yes how can we answer it

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Thanks Alex.

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Thanks Alex,
I would like to check it with you thought that while you say “should”and “ought to” are the same, I have been using “ought to” as less strong than “should”.

Please say what you think.

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Sorry, I meant “though”.

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Thank you a lot ! everything was clear!

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Dear teacher,thank you very much for your help.
I have highly interest to speak English very well

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Good explain.. Thanks..

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Hi, you are fabulous. Thank u so much.
I have problem with grammar, I hope to solve some day. and I’m sure my sentence has mistake.
I’m really disappointed, because I change from Canada to America I was thought in America I will learn more faster than any place but I was wrong cuz an institute so bad and I have been here 7 month ago.

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thank you very much Alex,it was so usefull for me.

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very good teacher…it helps me a lot

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just 4 questions :(

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Dear teacher! thank you very much for your English lessons. it really helps me.

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Can “Had better” be used in written form apart from spoken English??

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i got 75 %

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Thank you very much ,Mr.Alex. I had misunderstood these meaning. This lecture is most helpful to me. Thank you, sir.

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Thanks, Alex.

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Thank you alot. Mr Alex

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We had better leave soon, ___ we?

(What kind of Tag question is better to put there?)

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Thank you, Alex it’s an awesome lesson I have 100% correct I can’t believe how good this website helping me to improve my English lesson.

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thank you but what about negative form ?

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Thanks for lesson. But after lesson I have been considering. What with “Shall”? Or “be supposed to”.

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Hi Alex! How’re you doing? Could you please explain the difference between “Shall we go to the cinema?” and “Should we go to the cinema?” ?

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thanks body I will spet to do my IELTS EXAM EARLY…CHEERS

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