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I am the first. thank you very useful

Yusuf

    THIS IS VERY HELPFUL :D

    Alonzo

    How lucky you are!!! It is not that easy to be the first one, believe me.

    Regino

      A comment I would like to share about the use of Articles in English:

      In my opinion, the problem is not the rules of articles, but the influence of our first language on the foreign/second language.

      For instance,there is a strong tendency -for us, Spanish speakers- to use the definite article (the) when speaking/writing in the foreign language.

      On the other hand, when talking about professions/occupations, we avoid using the indefinite article (a/n)because in Spanish is not necessary.

      Thanks a lot for sharing this interesting lesson with us Jade.

      Have a great weekend!!!

      Regino

        You make a very good point. People who don’t have articles in their language find them very hard to remember.

        Jade

          a chi lo dici ,same problem here .. buddy. but i don’t understand its THE GOD or just GOD.

          dilbag italy

          God without THE.In the movie The Good Shepherd, an role has said lines like ” People say God, they don’t say the God. They say CIA without the, either.” These wasn’t the exactly lines, that’s just the meaning.
          :P

          Dinaway

    even correct only 6, but make me wanna learn more…n more…
    thank you :)

    angelicsui

      hello dear
      i wish good luck for you
      hope to chat a practise our englsih together
      thank you

      salamalg

      same old same…^_^

      chadaporn.ning

      i got 6 same like you

      Dansh Alan

thanks a lot for helping me . I am a new one

andrice alvincy

The lesson was great :)

Drogba

Im completely in love for your english :D
Thanks for the lesson (:

raulgioia

The lesson was great

azberagen

Lovely lesson, 5/10 , thank you Jade.

adalberto75

Hi Jade, I love your classes.
I just want to point out America is a continent, not a country.

audrysilva

    Hi, audrysilva.
    When people say only “America”, they are usually talking about the United States, which is a country.

    When they want to be more specific they say “North America”, and this is a continent.

    Evaldo Mendes

    When English speakers say ‘America’ by itself, it is being used as a short form for ‘the United States of America’. When they want to talk about the continents, they will say North America or Central America or South America. In *some* non-English speaking countries, ‘America’ by itself may refer to the continent, but if you say this in English, everyone will think you are talking about the USA.

    engVid

      Well, I agree it is used as such by MOST speakers, however, incorrectly. We have to admit that referring to the USA as “America” irritates most Latin American and a few Canadian citizens :) Just for the hell of it, check out the blazing discussion e.g. at http://www.usaisnotamerica.com :)

      David

        I agree with you, David. Nice page, btw. The problem is not the term per se but the fact that a lot of people do believe that America is another name for the USA. Once I was studying German and I wrote the sentence “Ich komme aus Amerika.” (I am from America) and a very good friend of mime from the USA – a very intelligent guy btw – pointed out that I am not from America. I couldn’t agree more! Brazil should be somewhere between France and Germany, right in in the middle of Western Europe, I’ve just never noticed it before!

        audrysilva

        hi david, the word “America” is a short way to say United States of america, but in Latin America or the south american countries, and Central america, and maybe in SPain, the word AMERICA means the whole continent, from Canada to Argentina. like to say Europe, Africa, Asia, So on!
        America or Las Americas (The Americas) is divided in North America ( Canda. U.S.A and Part of Mexico) Central America ( from mexico to Panama) and South America (from Colombia to Argentina). In spanish the word American means a person from any country in America, like Colombia Peru, Mexico so on. for example One person from the U.S.A is called Estadounidense” but not Americano (American)..

        check out this link

        http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/America

        dtgraphic

      THAT IS CORRECT, I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE THAT PEOPLE IN THE U.S SHOULD REVISE BECAUSE AMERICA IS THE WHOLE CONTIENT, I MEAN NORTH-CENTRAL AND SOUHT AMERICA, NOT A COUNTRY.

      GREETINGS FROM VENEZUELA – SOUTH AMERICA

      Alonzo

        Hi, Alonzo! I remember studied the Monroe Doctrine at school “America for the Americans” and the teacher always pointed out it was more like: “America for the Northern Americans” (of course, Canada and Mexico were not included).

        audrysilva

      Yeah, this is an age-old political debate, not a language issue. I have a BA in Latin American Studies and most of the scholarly texts and studies I’ve ever read refer to the USA as “America” – it’s not incorrect. Whether or not it should be correct is completely unrelated to this lesson.
      Furthermore, I lived in Latin America for several years and Latin Americans even refer to the USA as “America” in everyday conversation (unless of course your talking to a Che Guevarra-revolutionary). Technically, it’s also incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “Indians”, but it’s still in the English dictionary as referring to “peoples of America”. Besides, Amerigo Vespucci was Italian, “America” probably isn’t the most “politically correct” term to use at all, no matter who you are referring to.
      And by the way, in the English-speaking world, North and South America are two separate continents, just as Europe and Asia are two separate continents.
      Learning a foreign language is more than just learning the language.
      Saludos!

      jardoz

    Thank you!

    diejoyce

      Oops! I meant: Thank you audrysilva for pointing that out. And this is how a video about the “the” can quickly turn into a political discussion! :D

      diejoyce

    Its meaning depends on what you are referring to, I think.

    Regards Silvia

    Regino

    I’d say it is a country. North America and South American are continents.

    Jade

      Hi Jade, I am lost what are you referring to?
      USA is a country. America is a continent that can be divided into South, North and Central America.
      If someone in Europe says I am going to America, people from America assume the person can be going to anywhere from Alaska to Patagonia.

      audrysilva

          An atlas or geography book will not show you real usage of language. In English-speaking countries, 'America' is short for 'United States of America'. People from this country are called 'Americans'. People from South America are NOT called 'Americans'. People from Canada or Mexico are NOT called 'Americans'. If these people said that they were from 'America', English speakers would understand that they mean the USA, NOT the larger continent of North/Central/South America. In your language and culture, this might be different. But it doesn’t matter. In English-speaking countries such as Canada, AMERICA, the UK, and Australia, this is what people will understand. If you want to be misunderstood, you can use your definition from the atlas.

          engVid

          There is nothing wrong in using the term America to refer to the USA. What is wrong is the belief that America is the actual name of the country. The name of the country is United States of America, America for short. America is a continent.

          audrysilva

          I’m from the UK and I still recognise ‘America’ as being a continent not a country. Sure, people will widely use the term ‘America’ in reference to the USA, but it doesn’t change the fact that America is a continent and maybe if more people stated this fact then less people would make the mistake.

          Mark01

          This is not a question about atlas. It is about power.
          When the puritans arrived at the pieces we have left, they were terrified.
          An face to face with Spaniards would be the end.
          I think that English have everything in common with ‘Americans’, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde says so, and he even was English.

          aroibas

      hello teacher how are you ..? i am English teacher too but i live in another country please i wanna contact you , it’s my Skype add me ( hedihedi2445 ) i have some question if you don’t mind . thanks for helping me

      Hedii

      Of course you’d say that. You are cousin of them. A WASP.
      You must be really silly. You’d better wake up.
      America is a continent. North-America, South-America, etc. are not continents at all, only names invented by the ‘Pilgrims’ ( puritans ).
      Do we have in Europe two continents: East and West Europe?
      Do we have only a continent: Eurasia?
      Don’t answer. These questions are rhetoric.

      aroibas

        I love this discussion (kind of non-debatable subject)… I disagree with everybody’s point but mine: America is a continent! This here looks like fanatism. Please, don’t waste time trying to convert Americans to Unitedstatians. It’s time to add “America being a continent or not” to the list of “things we don’t talk about” such us religion, soccer (specially in Brazil <3), politics, so on… If someone you don't know come to you saying that saw your mother kissing an unknown man's lips very closely, I bet you wouldn't like to talk about it. That's pretty much it.

        Paulo H. Dos Santos

          I meant… fanatiCISM

          Paulo H. Dos Santos

          It’s disrespectful to opine within other’s culture. Let’s hug and kiss each other, or just give a handshake. How does it sound? Isn’t it better than go to no where in a discussion? Think about all that stuff. :-)

          Paulo H. Dos Santos

    are you English teacher ?

    Hedii

      Please, feel free to contact me! ;)

      Paulo H. Dos Santos

8/10 => Yeah! Maybe I should listen her lesson for few time to get the best score :3

Star Light

You don’t tell…

audrysilva

    Hi starlight95, I have just noticed…my above comment was not meant to you. I clicked on the wrong place.

    audrysilva

Thanks,Jade. I got 9.

noneego

Thank you my teacher :>

Pangpond09

Big THanks!!

Muslim(Salyaf)

70%

Abdul Majeed

I got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you for your lesson, Jade :)

Happy04

Hi Jade,
I got 9 correct. Thank you!
But, I don’t understand very well about “a” and “the”. For the following example, which answer is correct?

“After college, Joshua directed a/the film about friends living in northern California.”

I thought “the” is correct because it tells the specific thing by the sentence of “about friends….” However, someone says “a” is correct because there may be not only one.
Could you give me a hand?

Clair

    Hi Clair,
    Let me answer that one for you :).
    The article depends on the context, that is, whether you have mentioned the film once (in the previous sentence, in a previous talk, etc.) when talking about it or not:
    “After college, Joshua directed a film about friends living in Northern California, whose title is/was XYZ. / Its title is XYZ.”. – Here you are specifying which film it is only now, in the “whose” clause.
    “After college, Joshua directed the film (that) we talked about yesterday. It is about friends living in Northern California.” – Everyone knows which film it is already, as you talked about it yesterday. The “(that)” clause here is a defining clause characterizing the film, requiring no comma, that is, it specifies that you are talking about something specific and unique.

    David

      Hi David,
      You are being so nice :)
      Cool, I got it! Thank you very much!

      Clair

Thank you

amarhon90

Thanks got 90%.

Abdul Qayum

thanks from Kazakhstan!!!

Diken

Thank you for the lesson, Jade. I got one mistake “on the street”. I hope it is correct this way for example:
“We can not walk on the road, but we can walk on street”

JanaJ

I didn’t more then%

denisrcekg

I didn’t understand more then 70%

denisrcekg

ammm I got 7

i think i need more explain

Many thanks teacher

HaSSaN ALeNeZi

I got 9 out of 10!

Richard Zhang

Thank you very much Jade, I got 7/10

brightup

Thanks Jade.

tutte

thnks jade

hpdtc

We really like this lesson and it is very helpful for us :)
Thanks Jade!

winnie22

thanks you are a very good teacher.

horee321

Thanks!

Evermore

thanks for the lesson jade!!! it’s very useful.

inge.aurora

Hi Jade , Thank your for this lesson , this is the first lesson I watched it in Engvid and the first quiz I did it , I get 80 points , I will do my best next time =)

lepat5on

Very good

zak alflahi

I got 9 , good start . Thank you

Amazighkabyle

I got 90 :-) Thank you :-)

Aloj

hello Jade..
I love ur British accent…can u give a lesson about British accent.. i am obsessed with it..!

Rishbha Singh

Hello jade mam ,I didn’t understand the 2nd and the 7th ,pls reply me.

rajpal90

I got 9/10 :) Thanks Jade!

Ho Tri Thuc

how to pronounce foreign people’s name in american accents?

lakhan khandelwal

I understand your lesson, but I only got 40% . I confused with questions.
I’ll try to see it again.
Thanks a lot.

Eng.Rasheed

Jade, thank you very much for a very helpful lesson!
I have one question though.
What is the difference between:

“When I went to London I saw the River Thames.” and “We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping.”?

Both are proper nouns, both are exact, specific places. Why we use “the” article only in the first sentence?

sirmax07

    Exactly! I don’t understand this difference too:(

    Megabear85

    There is a rule – usually you have to use article THE with names of rivers and you must not use article THE with names of streets. Sorry for interruption!

    KATRIN777

      Thank you!!

      sirmax07

    We use ‘the’ with rivers. It’s one of the rules.

    Jade

      Thank you, Jade!!

      sirmax07

      the rule is ‘dont think twice’

      ali alnokari

Hi Jade,
Good lesson, thanks!

Fellis Seth

    i think u are teacher too ?

    Hedii

    Hi Jade, I also like the lesson!
    And hi Fellis, I also love violet…

    Edinho

10/10 I feel more and more confident with my English capacities.

Jorge Pedroso

Hi Jade,
thanks a lot for your lesson. It’s helpful.
take care

cep62

Hi, many thanks for this lesson, see you later

wjrivas

I got 8.Thanks

Elian

thnks

volkan67

great, very helpful. thanks

Naeem Zafar

i got 8 out of 10, not bad

balakrishna

thank you

tseka

hai mom please rectify the doubt i have about the definite article.

niyas143

    in general , we say about animals and machines about its nature for example,

    niyas143

    please teach me the rule regarding the definite article used in the case of countable nouns.the following sentences are given below. from these, which one is correct as well as most suitable .

    niyas143

The tiger is a ferocious animal
A tiger is a ferocious animal
Tigers are ferocious animals, i just want to know whether all of them consist of the same meaning? if so, can we use ‘the’ with countable nouns as general instead of using a tiger and tigers. most of the cases, the is used for specifying something but sometimes it is used as
a general sense, clear me the doubts as soon as possible.
there is another example given below.
The unit is a measurement, why is the definite article used like this?

niyas143

    The tiger is a ferocious animal (the tiger we can see near us)

    A tiger is a ferocious animal (talking in general)

    Tigers are ferocious animals (preferred form for talking in general)

    Jade

      Great observation… Thanks!

      Edinho

thanks maybe i can see twice time to really understand the every tip

Lin-Chen-Yu

thanks ma’am
it’s much easy lesson…..

sonykhan

jade’s lesson is very tough to understand!

Rasho

Thanks!

marek

Great lesson! Thank you Jade :)

fionassa

Thank you very much for your lesson . It was very helpful for me.

mesataeun

Thanks for the lesson, Jade. I just realised that rivers take an article. Is it the same case with “the moon” or “the sun”?

Tsutrisn

    Yes, you’re right. There is only one of each river.

    Jade

      yes,and also mountains , oceans and cities
      :D

      Eman Elsarnoby

        It’s wrong about mountains. You mustn’t use articles with the names of mountains. The article is used with mountain chains and also with the names of seas.

        Danials

THANKS

ninor

great lesson…for me prepositions are very difficult to use

syednomanshah22

Hi, very usefull your topic.

Patriciaster

Thanks

Menghan

Hi jade.Thanks for this lesson. I got 9 correct

lejoker

Nice lesson, thnks

Hashiquehash

thnks for 9/10

dksengun

thanks. it’s very good.

huyptks

helpful lesson ,, thanks

abdullah9208

I know, I will never understand this annoying english pronunciation.

serhatsezer

right grammar pls! i have schedule for you or to you?

somebody 14

piece of cake

EYE365

hello jade you sound like a british english speaker,but i’m not sure, i’d just like to know if there’s any discrimination against british speakers in the us.

joshuapowerpp

    becouse as i’m an english teacher here in santo domingo, i’m used to speak the american english, and i’d like to learn both american and british but i’ve heard that north americans laugh at british speakers, is that truth.

    joshuapowerpp

I am got 8

Louisthach

The name of USA is The United States of America, the name of Mexico is The United States of Mexico, but there is only one Mexico, while there are several Americas: South America, Central America

omargut

Hi, how are you ? Can you give me some tips about living in the UAE ? I know that they are very strict. If you can tell me what to NOT do when you are in the UAE . thank you !

alexbanu23

There are very useful tips on the lesson. Thank you So much. By the way, I guess you’re new :))

engvidfun

Thank you Jade. Can you make the same lesson with article A? I believe it is more confusing. Bye!

KATRIN777

    It’s a good idea!

    Edinho

The lesson was great, thank you.

azdin87

I scored 80%.I am not good at `THE`

yukky89

THANKS! I got 10/10
:D

fatehazka

Why the answer “Do you want to go to cinema later?”- is incorrect?

Notfop

    better use article the for the best :p

    ihwan

I didnt get why we should use “the” before US AND UK alone. Even Asia is made of several countries, but we should not add the before it. How?

Bhavani Prabhakar

Do you want to go to the cinema later?
How is it correct?

Bhavani Prabhakar

hehehe, i got 90 thnks jade

ihwan

i also got 8

zahid momand

thank you for this helpful lessons ;; its really benefit us thank you for all what you do to improve us in english :) wish you all the best <33

thankful

thanksss

Mariam.Aug

thanks for the fun quiz :) jade..
yes! perfect…

littlelady

7/10 .nice….

hadi12345

This is my first comment on this helpful website. I got 10/10, thanks Jade, you helped me a lot by going through the examples of using THE and A/AN. Looking forward with more lessons.

David Florentino

She is very pretty

Anuar is from Kazakhstan

80% thanks for lesson

Al3X

I’m newbie here…help me how to speak English very well

princessj

i got 8o points. i was happy with this lesson. Thank you Teacher (Jade)

jackpty

hello , i am English teacher who wants me to teach him or her on Skype of course it’s free , just i wanna help people . it’s my Skype hedihedi2445

Hedii

    i want

    tarana

Muuuuito bom <333

milenenami

thanks

tarana

Thanks!

alarmendariz

thanks ma’am. i got all the 10, correct :)

abhishek1995

I am sorry.

M Batchimeg

thank you

M Batchimeg

Thanks!!!

teorungr

Nice teaching …i like it
who’s like to make a group in skype
you can add me
Skype: hamdi rostom

Hamdi rostom

interesting jade

aeonbetrayal

THANK YOU VERY MUCH 9/10!!!!!

Adrienne Mae

I like your teaching styles .Thanks a lot.

juanjoyissac

Thank you very much, it’s was great

LINa72

thanks very much iam an arbic man

karrar alrubaiy

Your lesson is very helpful. Thanks!

Helen-chan

This is very helpful :))

Dinh Quoc Lap

hi Jade why cinema take “the”? thanks

ladan7227

the quiz is quite usefull

alhasindama

Thank you.

zekiozalp

Thank you Jane! The lesson was wonderful! I learned a lot!

Victor Carvalho

thanks a lot.

ganow

thanks a lot jade.

mary.TA

I got 80%, many thank teacher!

vuongnguyen2505

Thank you for remind me again

pozitron

thanks very much it is very useful

takashiy

Thanks I god 90% :)

tianni09

    not god its got..

    azzy jiger

Thank you Teacher!

juliopassos

I HAD SOME DIFFICULTY IN THIS LESSON =(

paticeh

Thank you, I got 9

Atheer I R

thank you so much.

sarawut.s

This lesson is very useful for me.
I not very know how to use “the”.
I already understand after this lesson.
Thank you very much,Jade.

DennyCheng

Thank you very much.

larysa6165

thnq #respected teacher jade,, i have joines today

azzy jiger

Thank you.
you the best!

Haim-Hai

Great lesson
9/10, but I need to practice more

EnriqueGR17

i have traubles with difficult articles i dont know why but i dont understand but i never give up

eduard

I got 9, thanks

Rozenn

hi to every body i am new …
pleas dear brother& sister those comments that they are not useable leave them . because it will be a little boring to read all comments. tnx

Ali jan JP

I got 100 out of 70 but happy with your lession

Daisy Rahman

Thank you,very usefull…

Mitha

Thank you it is very interesting. I am not sure at this point of time how it will improve my eng skill.

saphr1985@gmail.com

Fantastic lesson learnt for article “the” not got 100 marks :-)

saphr1985@gmail.com

I did not understand fourth rule, sixth, seventh, or did not know the difference between them Explain to me.

salihed

Thank you.

Egorikas

in italian the use of articles is totally differet . so sometimes i get confused.. anyway i m trying my best. thank u Jade..

dilbag italy

Do you want to go to the cinema later?

Why do we use ‘the cinema’ ? Is it specific ?

ahmet zeki

Thanks for the lesson.

Lucas Marques

Thank you so much

francismm1110

Thank you teacher, i really enjoyed the leeson

nije

sorry! I mean lesson

nije

Thank you.I have understood lesson. I take a quiz. why street is not specific.

katikwater

“4. Which sentence is correct?
I am working from home today.
I am working from the home today.”

BUT “HOME” HERE IS NOT IN GENERAL! It’s specific because we’re talking about a specific home and the action is happening today as an exception and not always… I’ll give an example:

– Mike went to the class yesterday.
HERE we added “THE” because we’re talking about “Mike’s class” in Specific! NOT in General.
And the same is applied on this question.

Yahya05sy

So great lesson. Thank you. 9/10

Peter Jeon

Thanks

Mgubii

I don’t use article at all . I’m trying but I always forget them :(

Abby dankha

what is no-5 or no-s

ranu

Hi.I’m a new comer. Indonesian language is very different with English and we don’t know tenses to build our sentences. Anyway, This website help me very much to understand English and its structure and thank you so much. I got 9

tantidian

I got 80
those want to practice English on Skype, you can add me
saman.top.of.1st

Saman WG

Thank you Jade

Freire

Thanks for helping me.

chadaporn.ning

thank you so much
you have good way to explain.

sdeari

Hello Jade you are the best teacher I would like to request you to please share complete English parts of speech !!!Jade Please

sahoon

Thank you very much!!

Friendlynan

Thanks from Brazil.

I hope not forget your tips!

Yan Batista

Jade, could you please specify, how do you say “Lebanon” or “the Lebanon”. I read somewhere, that it is an exception. -Thanks-

Legato

Very helpful.

cicerofraga

Thanks you Jade.

Tim Cheng

Well the meaning for the word “America”, in latina america or the south american countries, and Spain. That word means all the continent from Canada to Argentina, it’s only one continent called “America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas). America is divided in North America, (USA, Canada and part of Mexico), Central America and South America.

dtgraphic

    America means the whole continent north america, central america and south america. From Canada to Argentina, like to say Europe, Asia, Africa. that is the meaning for that word, used in Latin America, the South american countries and Spain, I think so!

    “America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas)

    dtgraphic

it’s correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?

dtgraphic

    sorry
    IS IT correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?

    dtgraphic

      I don’t understand the fourth point.

      dtgraphic

tanx lot but i suggest you use a beginner word

elecfa

Can I say:”This pack is belongs to the Petter.”? Refer to the rule number 6. But sounds a bit weird for me. Not sure this is correct or not.

ゞ(≧▽≦*)o

I always had a lot of doubts.
Thanks.

ythalorossy

    Hello, Ythalo! Please, I don’t want to be rude or impolite or correct your English or take it for granted, as I’m also a student, but you only have doubts (not believe) about things we don’t trust, thus you have questions, issues, problems, so on… You can have a lot of doubts, but you will be the only one able to take care of them. However, you can have a lot os questions that some helpers will be pleased to help you with! Hope you don’t get mad at me… hehehe

    Paulo H. Dos Santos

Thank you very much Jade! very useful THE video
:)

koke152

Thank you very much, i confusing about the following:
1) She lives in Singapore.
OR
2) She lives in the Singapore.
Which one is the correct answer? Thanks!

SinKaWong

Thank you teacher. I have a question, is correct to say:
Lesson is very well explained and has been very useful for me or the lesson is well explaned and has been very useful for me?
Thank you soo much.

Glorietta

thank you so much. jade , your accent is sth beyond than English!!!

javad.gh

thanks for this lesson.

ibraksa

Thank you but very hard for me

Yashar

Thank you for this lesson.

Didier06

Hi Jade. Your lessons are very helpful. I just don’t understand why we have to say THE River Thames. Isn’t River Thames a proper noun? Is it because there is only one River Thames?? Thanks!

fmoral

Thank you for your lesson.

Thearagnean

It’s simple and done in a very clear way. I’ve got to admit that I’ve never come across such a succinct and informative demonstration of using the definite article in English. Thanks a lot.

Tkacka15

hi,
Is this sentence correct?
I am watching TV or could I say the TV. Is it exception like home and work.

I.Gamze

    It’s “I am watching TV”. Unless you aren’t watching a TV show, but are actually keeping an eye on the TV. “I’m watching the TV to make sure no one steals it.”

    engVid Moderator

Really good example.Thanks :)

I.Gamze

I am applying as a tutor. And EngVid helps me review our past English lessons way back my school days. Thanks a lot teacher Jade for this lesson! Now I figured out what’s my mistake during the English Proficiency Test. Now, I’m confident to retake their tests. I’ll let you know if I make out Teacher Jade. Talk to you later.

Cheka

can u explain different between present perfect and present continuous

sumudu

Thank you for your best lesson

Ferozm45

Thanks it was so nice

Dalaltm

Thanks for your class. I really like your British accent and your classes.
See you and thanks you.

Pablo Rodriguez

I got my first 100 in this quiz. :D
I have an question or two, hope classmates or teachers could teach me.
In this video from 3’45” to 3’50” Jade said a sentence, “for talking in general I don’t like dinner. That was just mean all the time.” These was what I heard.
First, was I right about what Miss Jade said?
Second, if I’m right, whether the sentence, ” that was just mean all the time”, was wrong for using auxiliary verb “was” and verb “mean” in one sentence in grammar.

Dinaway

It was fantastic for me

Bismillah

Still I will practice

Bismillah

How do you do!I have a question/ Do we need to use articles before zodiac signs?

Yakushina

Nice lesson, Jade. Thanks

Sonia1234

nice, dank u well

rifqimohammad

Thanks Jade!

Advocate777

Thank you Jade.
But I need study more rules of the article “the”.
I got 5.

Josmer

hello jade, i want to ask why indonesia or maldive or singapore dont use “THE”? These countries consist of islands,same with philippines.
And my 2nd question why Dominican Republic use “THE”? it’s not island country or the united nation

fenton

    there’s no way to put “the” for the name of the country, pal. (most countries)

    bangunbagustapa

Jad is THE teacher. Thanks

Luis21

Question: how about using article for ‘plural’ situation:
ex: you can say: along the streets, in the parks ,
but not: along streets, in parks
thank you

an thai

thanks for the lesson
that was helpful

MuhaAmin

Thank you Jade.

Vlad172

Thank you!

Nao Tsuboya

That’s veryyy helpful i wish u complete a nice lesson like this .

and i like the quiz and if u got a wrong answer it explain how is the wrong

Maged12

90 :)

galeno0620

I would suggest that the test should be timed. In terms of similarity with the IELTS

galeno0620

80 :)

armil

I have 9 correct of 10. Not bad. Thanks =)

Ivan Sokolov

thank you very much for lesson

sougar3000

70/100 :D I’ll be able to learn each day of the week.

chivialoco

10 out of 10! Thanks to you Jade!

sheilale

Hi, please can you explain to me why this is wrong- Nowadays the fashion is an essential part of our life.

Fashion is a noun but how is it used here to avoid ‘the’ ?

Thanks

laris42

Thank you very much!

superbon

Nice class Jade..

raja545

thank you very much but some parts still remained dark for me

llscrn.AZ

police pursued the escaped criminal or police pursued an escaped criminal?…………..the an an is confusing me here

arifraju

the and an,,,,mistake in my above comment

arifraju

Thanks!

andre.unifei

This is my first your video watching by me. Beautiful british accent. Greetings

tonito717

Really helpful

zaheer abbas

Thanks got 50%.

Abdul Qayum

Thanks Madam >> got 40%

m93ab

this was so good, thanx a lot

Boje

I got 90%
Thanks a lot Jade ^_^

Ben1

Thank you very much..

Teixeira Alex

Hi Jade, That was very helpful!
I still am confused with some countable words that do not take articles.
For example:
” The diagram explains how to make RECYCLED PAPER from old newspapers”
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
Why the “recycled paper” did not take any article?

dr.sami

I work in IT and have to white bug reports. Do I have to use “the” with the button (tab, etc) names? I mean which sentence is correct:
1. Click the “EDIT” button.
2. Click “EDIT” button.
3. Click an “EDIT” button.
Thanks in advance!

Natalya2006

    Sorry, “write” :-)

    Natalya2006

    That’s a good question! In that case, yes, you would write “Click the ‘EDIT’ button/tab”. Or you could just say “Click ‘EDIT'”.

    Using “an” implies there’s multiple edit buttons and you can just click any of them, which probably isn’t the case.

    engVid Moderator

      Thanks a lot, Jade!

      Natalya2006

Thanks a lot madam……..

goutham22.somu

Thanks Jade for the lesson.

Kongtho Imarith

Hi, I have a burning question. It is related with a probable usage of the article “THE”

I’m from Bolivia. There soccer ist the most popular sport. In the past, soccer clubs used to name themselves in English. I think one of those clubs made a mistake by naming themselves “BLOOMING”

I understand that the “ING” ending has a lot of uses, that´s why many spanish speaking people, that don’t have a deep knowledge of the English grammar, try to apply the “ING” ending in almost every situation.

As far as I know, “to bloom” means “to flower=to bloom=to grow up”. Maybe, the people that gave their soccer club “BLOOMING” as name, thought they can easily add the ING ending to a verb in order to convert it to a name=subject with the meaning “rejuvenation=revivification=revival”.

I think they are wrong, maybe “THE BLOOMING” if at all.

As a native spanish speaker, I know for sure, that whoever gave his club the name “BLOOMING” tried to mean “rejuvenation=revivification=revival=new start”

Can you please tell me, if this funny club name “BLOOMING” is grammatically correct without the article “THE”?

Thank you in advance

Deutschchar

deutschchar

Thanks, I got 9/10.

Raphael910512

I got 7/10 :(

You are the best.
is that correct?

rizqi.pratama

this lesson is very useful, this is a common mistake for non – native speakers like me, thank you Jade, I love your pronunciation….

Rigomezc

thank you Jade

Ahmed M Adam

thank you, Jade!

lanall1

We are going to the Oxford Street later for shopping.
Why i can’t use it,I think it’s specific !!

PassantEiid

Hello everyone. I wll let here my skype. Diego.brito13
If you wanna talk with me to practice english. Im student too! Hi, jade!! Good class. you teach very well. Thnaks from Brazil!!!

DiegoBrito30

100% i got it

argostelios

Thank you, Jade. I got 10/10

Kim Yunari

Thank you Jade, I scored 10 out of 10 great explanation. I love your accent by the way.

amphibian

Thanks you jade

Kasma.h

Thanks

r.ratsun

just like it

Samip Regmi

My 50%

Samip Regmi

Thank you Jade :).

Mounir Al-Otaibi

Thanks a lot for this lessons. I really learned¡

betico1972

Thank you Jade, I got 9/10

KrzysztofK

ı don’t undertstand my english very bad what should ı do?

farukayak

i got 70 not bad

nuradin

How about ” hell” and “heaven”? When do they get “the”?

Fatima-G

So, what are the nouns which not accepting an article when we talk generally?? or do u mean that nouns never take articles when we talk generally?

yahya7179

10 on 10. :D Still lots to learn though.

pinnoo

great lesson!!

Vivimi

Thanks.
He lives in the Hague of he lives in Hague?

challenge41

I got 100% uuuuuuuhhhhhh

cachabacho

9/10 =D

It’s an essential lesson for all levels of non-native speakers of English.
Thanks Jade!

Isaias Menezes Silva

Thank you for your help, Jade.
By the way, I love your british accent!

Ad1000

Thank you very much ms.Jade for this lesson….

Nafees turk

hi, I’m new here I’m glad i found this website;) very helpful;)

francyn10

Hi, Jade.I’ve just done the quiz and got 10/10. I’m currently studying GCSE English, and I am English but still find it quite complex.

DJdoddy41

Thank you Jade.

Marta Lopez

Hi Jade, why we are not using THE in

“We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping”.

whereas we are using THE in

“When I went to London I saw the River Thames”

Both are specific locations.

Sajjad Sultan

thanks got 50%

mohammad117

Oh, i have only 6\10.
Can you suggest me?
How will be correct:
1. I live in Europe?
2. I live in the Europe?

Gatling

I love your lessons. You are great!

GosiaMeg

I liked it.

Bladimirsanz

Thank you! I love engVid

Herlen Murieles

What does this sentence”I am working from home today.” mean ?
Does that mean “I work at home today”?

Kendy

thank you Jade, it’s helpful lesson and I enjoyed it!thank you again.

Pedro

Rivers take an article.

Miles Shepherd

Thanks :D

DIRT DIVER

It wasn’t very difficult.
But I liked it!
thank you!

SamuilovaKate

Good lecture.I suggest a reason to the incorrect
answer.
Thanks very much

SSabah

I got 10 out of 10! Yes!

Romario Neto92

There are rules that have not been mentioned and were charged in the exercise, for example, when using with streets and rivers.

Vivian B

10/10 thanks for the lesson

Andrepid

Awesome Thaks a lot!

Angelo Viana

I just want to clarify about the Rules. there are no more rules about using -The article?!

Burak resul

Once upon a time Sun was shining in the sky. Jade was walking in King’s Road which on of Londan streets. It was on Friday. She was thinking about English lecture. This is only a fake story:)

I tried to give a few examples that into the story.
I hope those examples are correct.

byildirim

thank you Jade !

korkut

Thanks a lot for the very useful lesson)

av.gladkov@ttc-auto.ru

Thanks for the lecture Jade.

ashishzaware@gmail.com

Sherlock holmes’s sister in season 4 is better than you

ali alnokari

9/10 not bad

Btissama84

The use of “the” before “collective” locations such as ‘the’ USA and ‘the’ UK has to do with the article pointing to a common, rather than a proper noun. Even though The United States of America is a proper noun of place, “the” points directly to “States,” which in any other context (without the proper noun qualifiers “United” and “of America”) would be considered a common noun. As in “The United Kingdom,” the article points to a specific common noun. The articles in English are almost obsolete as opposed to those in German, which serve to identify the function of the noun within sentence syntax. This is a layover from Old English (and Old Germanic) whose determiners were fully inflective…Just something to chew on.

Tonyramey

Thanks again for the class, Jade.
Very clear explanations.

:)

bellablade

my father is in a bad mood today, why use a artical before bad mood in this sentence. please explain me

packia

Thank you for the lesson!
About ‘Do you want to go to the cinema later?’,
I’ve heard the sentence before but I still don’t understand why it is incorrect without THE.

waanwaan

Thank you for the lesson, Jade.Love your accent.

Sonia1234

sorry jade but i couldn’t understand, i have lost from 4 to 8.
i took the quiz but i’m confused about this:

5. Which sentence is correct?
You never know what will happen in the life.
You never know what will happen in life>>>>>correct answer

‘Life’ is an abstract noun and doesn’t take an article.

i agree that you can’t touch life and that’s why is an abstract noun but you also can’t touch the internet so can you explain me better?

emilyfamilia

Thank you so much Jade this is looks simple but always be common mistake.

Doni Bungaa

Hello Jade. Thanks for the lesson.
Regarding what you said about the sun or the moon are being just the one and only, therefore, we must use the article ‘the’.
I raised a question recently to another English learning website on the same topic and I was told that we mustn’t use “the” for Disneyland (even if there was just one the country)unless if we were referring to not just the park itself but the resort and the hotel as a whole, then we can say “the Disneyland ” otherwise it should always be “we are going to Disneyland” not “the Disneyland”, this was actually said by a guy who works and represents Disneyland apparently. Another answer I got was – unless if the park or the shops have plenty other branches like Macdonalds, then it is appropriate to say: “We are going to the Macdonalds.”.
I was quite convinced but now after watching your video, I feel that I am back to my stage one once again, all confused!
They were all Americans on that site, I wonder if there is a different opinion on the subject between the two again? Versus British English.
Awaiting for your reply? ;-)

Jasminetea

The cat sat on the bed.
Do you want to go to the cinema later.
What rule is applied in this.

varuntaneja

Hi Mrs Jade !
This is the first time that I sign in this website to learn English.
This Website is very useful for everyone.

Thanks all.

phucnam

Not bed for sam one ho never. did writing

Atemadind

Wonderful way of teaching English.Thank you for your dedication.

nuwan2002

really helpful lesson for me.I have been confused all the time using the articles correctly.Thank you so much, Jade.
Have a nice day !

kkthwe

8/10 i’m better than i think thanks

SuEng

thanks Jade ,thumbs up :)

kantar007

Heya,
Thanks for the lesson.
I have never paid attention how to use articles before. I made two mistakes in that quiz.
First one was with Oxford St and second with cinema.
Is it always the cinema? Also should we do not use an article before name of the street?
Could you help me with these above please?
Cheers,
Matt

Mateusz Lika

Hello,
since german is my mother tongue i’am used to articles.
But one type of usage i don’t really understand, where english and german differ, is movie titles.
e.g. Some years ago there was a movie named ‘Abyss’. Based on the gut feeling here i would use the definite article for a translation ‘Der Abgrund’. But i don’t know why? Is there a reason why there’s no article in english in such cases?
Thanks & regards!

afirm

    Cinematography is an art therefore the titles of films do not follow grammar.

    al willis

Thanks Jade!

Halilcan12
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