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Mark didn't study for his test. He...

Joanne lied to her friend. She...

My dad's car was making strange noises, but he didn't go to a mechanic. Now, his car needs to be fixed. He...

Tom didn't apply for the job. He regrets it. He...

Tanya came home late, so her parents were angry. She...

You look really tired today. You...

They hated the movie they saw last night. They...

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275 Comments on “English Grammar – Past tense of SHOULD – “I should have…”, “You shouldn’t have..”, etc.”

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thanx alex..Could u pls explain me, where to use WOULD HAVE,WOULD HAVE BEEN.i hope u help me.

Sunday, September 5th 2010

    Hi Eddee,

    This is a good idea for a future lesson. Thank you.

    Essentially, “would have” also expresses a type of regret in the past, and is used as a conditional. You use it to express something you would have done, if certain conditions were met. For example:

    “I would have called you if I had known you were available.”

    In this sentence, the past situation has already happened. In the past, the person you “would have” called WAS available, but you didn’t know it. IF you had known that the person was available, you WOULD HAVE called. Basically, you didn’t call in the past because you didn’t know that the person was available.

    I hope this helps!

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

      Dear Alex, i really like ur video, but i have one confusion over ur comment in following example can we write both way ??
      1, I would have called u, if i had known you were available.
      2, I should have called u, if i had known you were available.

      what is diff. in both of above statements ??

      thanks Alex.


      Tuesday, July 26th 2011

      Yes Please, will you do more videos on Conditional Verb Forms. I often get confuse when and how to use them. Please. Thanks Alex

      Friday, September 23rd 2011

      teacher,please in Tunisia we studie just british english,so:Do i have to use should have or should v ….normaly we use should have,but i need your advise
      think you sir

      Thursday, December 8th 2011

      hY Alex ………relly ur way of teaching is awsm ….gyana frm India …plz replY ….thnx a lot …u r wel cm n india …cm for a vac.

      Monday, December 12th 2011


        Monday, December 26th 2011

      what is the difference between “would have” and “would have been”
      “should have” and “should have been”

      Monday, December 26th 2011

      Hello Alex , regarding should have +P.P , it’s suitable to add (to) to be (should have to +INV) like to say (I’m sorry , i shouldn’t have to be like this) or it is better to say (i shouldn’t have been like this)? Thanks for your help

      Tuesday, March 13th 2012

      It’s better to say (I shouldn’t have been like this) or (I shouldn’t have to be like this)? thanks

      Tuesday, March 13th 2012

      Hi Alex.My name is Valery.Im from Moldova.
      Can you help me with this exercise:
      Make up and write down two short situations using the past forms of should and ought to. Share them with the class and explain the meaning that the modals convery in each of them.
      Thank you so much!

      Sunday, September 8th 2013

      8 OUT OF 8!!!))

      Monday, December 30th 2013

    we can’t find the proper words to thank u mr/alex

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thank you for the lesson, but is only should not follow the rules in the past, how about another models verb?

Sunday, September 5th 2010

    You can also use this with other modals in the past as well. For example:

    “I might have studied.”
    “I could have been there.”
    “He may not have finished the exam.”

    However, the meanings of these sentences and their uses changes depending on the modal.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Good class, now I know how to user should have.

Sunday, September 5th 2010

I didn´t know how to pronounce “should´ve, and shouldn´t have” so i´m getting a hand of it!!!

Sunday, September 5th 2010

hi alex, thank you for this lesson it’s important lesson.
how can I write “I shouldn’t ve studied”?

Monday, September 6th 2010

HI Alex
lesson was good.How do I know if u post a new
lesson,I tried to sign up but I cant.awaiting for ur reply

Tuesday, September 7th 2010

hi alex..thnk you so much for this lesson.it help me a lots.now i got a litle bit confidence in my speaking.i love it!

Wednesday, September 8th 2010


Thursday, September 9th 2010

thanks alot it was really really helpful

Thursday, September 9th 2010

Dear Alex.
You are a good teacher.But somtimes you have said so fast.

Thursday, September 9th 2010

thanks for the lesson
please i need either..or neither..nor rule

Friday, September 10th 2010

Thanks Alex, I really like this lesson.

Saturday, September 11th 2010

thanks a lot………

Sunday, September 12th 2010

The site is great but I don’t get to know the right asnwer…Only the score…

Wednesday, September 15th 2010

    Please try again now. The quizzes were not working correctly for one day.

    Thursday, September 16th 2010

this one also good i almost gotit all thinku Sr u are very good teatcer.Mesi from Botswana

Thursday, September 16th 2010

sr how can i lern how to write good english?

Thursday, September 16th 2010

Masha Allah, Masha Allah, this was really helpful thank you for your sacrifice and may Allah guide us to the right path.

Friday, September 17th 2010

i should have saw ur web site last month NOT now

Saturday, September 18th 2010

thank you so much!
for everything on this website, they really excellent.

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

thanks alot alex i m appreciate your knowlege and method of teaching?

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

thank you so much!

Thursday, September 30th 2010

thanks Alex!

Friday, October 1st 2010

thanks and I feel proud of you you teaches very well. I hop! I can improve my englis over here thanks again

Sunday, October 3rd 2010

Thanks a lot for this lesson I really practise and have a good time learning here, I should have known about this site a long time ago

Monday, October 4th 2010

Hello my teacher:
Thanks for this lesson and also thanks form this web site .

Sunday, October 10th 2010

Thak you so much Alex. I must study the lesson again to attain a good score in the quiz. It’s a very interesting leson.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

Thanks Alex, i think i need to practice a little more to what i’ve learned from you.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thanks teacher, could you explain how to use the verb “allow”? thanks.

Friday, October 15th 2010

wow nice lesson! I got it perfect. I should have known this site before so I learned it earlier.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Hello Alex!
I am really liked this lesson. And I have one quetsion about it. Why do we need to use ‘He should HAVE studied’ instead of ‘He should HAS studied’?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

    When you use a modal like “should,” the auxiliary verb or regular verb that follows it will always be in its base form.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Thanks a lot for that lesson it was awesome .I am really have enjoyed to listen.I am with ”QuangKy” I want to know how to use the verb ”allow”

Monday, November 1st 2010

thanks man it was really helpful

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

you are the best teacher in engvideo

Thursday, November 4th 2010

Hello Alex,thanks for all the lesson,i just have one question, about ”Should”,to complete a sentence with ” i should have” i have to complete it only with participles? in advance thank you very much.

Thursday, November 4th 2010

    You must follow it with a past participle, yes.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thank u can we use this subject+should+have+to+-verb

Saturday, November 6th 2010

Thanks God I found this site, and thank you very much Alex because I really need to know, how it pronounces the contractions of would, should on positive and negative sentences and many other doubts that I have about English, I’ll keep going seeing this interesting site of you guys!!! :)

Monday, November 8th 2010

WOW , I like it so much .

Friday, November 12th 2010

Thanks very much Alex,the use of “should” is one of the english grammar keys.

Saturday, November 13th 2010

I think any of these options is not good, but the answer considered right was the last.. Now I am confuse …

Tanya came home late, so her parents were angry. She…
shouldn’t have come home.
should have come home late.
shouldn’t have make her parents angry.
shouldn’t have come home late.

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Thank you so much.

Monday, November 22nd 2010

thnx so mush

Monday, November 29th 2010

Please help me. Could you please show me the difference in meanings of 1. My eyes don’t see nobody but you 2. My eyes (do) nobody but you? I think My eyes (do) see nobody but you is correct… but some one says it’s all weird gramatically.. and so.

Friday, December 10th 2010

    The first sentence is a double negative and is technically grammatically incorrect. The second sentence is also grammatically strange and incorrect. You want to say the following:

    “My eyes see nobody but you,”
    “My eyes don’t see anybody but you.”

    I hope this helps.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thank y 4 this lesson h should have studied hard

Sunday, December 26th 2010

thank y 4 this lesson i should have studied hard

Sunday, December 26th 2010

I got a perfect score, thanks! Alex for a wonderful lesson…

Sunday, January 9th 2011

I felt it is different to understand. Do you have more topic about of pasttense of should. Thanks

Sunday, January 9th 2011

thank u 4 this lesson.

Monday, January 10th 2011

Thanks for the great lesson. keep it up.

Sunday, January 16th 2011

can you explain when to use should have PP or would have PP ?

Monday, January 17th 2011

    Hi pegi,

    I commented on this near the top of the page. I will try to do a future lesson on “would have.”

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thanks alot

Monday, January 24th 2011

Excellent teaching!Thank you so much.

Thursday, January 27th 2011

Good bless you Alex. You’re the Man

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

hi …I’m new on here and really all my greetings for every one on here specially Mr. Alex and the other great teachers really i like Ur way for teaching i just have a question .. I’m just don’t know how to start learning ..i mean i don’t know what is my level and I’m just confusing how to start and which lesson i should to start i just need a guide to put me on the right way … thanx once again Mr. Alex

Monday, February 21st 2011

8 off 8
Great job Rinat!
Tnank you.
I should have studied before ))))), but now its OK!
Thank you Alex!

Thursday, February 24th 2011

My scored was 8 out of 8. I dont know how the hell I did it, holy cows.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

I saw the same lesson about regrets and mistakes by teacher Ronnie. She sad that in everyday speech we replace “have” whit “of”. (For example: I should of study.) But you didnt say anithing like that. Why?

Sunday, March 6th 2011

Hi alex
i ‘m confuse about where i can use BEING .OR BEEN can you give some lesson of these

Thursday, March 31st 2011

Hi Alex, may i know the different uses of have, had, has and their proper way of uses in a sentence. Thanks!

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

what’s the main clear difference between used to and would?

Monday, April 4th 2011

    Both are used for regular behaviour or habits in the past, but “used to” can be used in more cases such as:

    Past location (“I used to live in Tanzania.”
    Past jobs (“I used to be a grocery store cashier.”)
    Past emotions/states (“I used to be depressed.”)

    I hope this helps a little.

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

      It is good to have some hope, however your explanation is opposit to my “feeling of the use of English”.
      Could you write down three or four examples with would?

      Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Hi my friends, wow..!! I’m from Colombia, and i just want to say thanks all of you teachers, all the lessons i’ve already seen all of them are amazing, i’m in intermediate english , and i’d like to know much more about how to use WERE in the conditionals, i already saw the video which you talk about it, but i don’t get it… please help me. thank you so much

Monday, April 4th 2011

I want to know about which cases i have to put OF or ‘s,when i’m talking about things to belong to someone, i don’t know how to use it.. Thank you very much. :)…

Monday, April 4th 2011

no doubt Alex is the best teacher on Engvid

Thursday, April 7th 2011

he alex ; i have a question for you: the verb wake could be waked and also woken in the past participle? thank for your teaching you are great!

Monday, April 11th 2011

    Hi gaby,

    “Wake” is the present form, “woke” is the simple past, and “woken” is the past participle.

    I hope this helps!

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

hai alex..thx u

Monday, April 11th 2011

hi sir alex. Im still confusing how to use the verb tenses. can u please discuss it all the verb tenses. for me its most difficult. what are the rules? and how to use it. i really really want to learn english thats why im always watching dis video. i hope u answer my questions.

Friday, April 15th 2011

Thank you so much Alex and also the rest of the team of engvid for helping people to learn in English.

more power and keep it up

Saturday, April 16th 2011

great online lesson!Thanks!

Sunday, April 24th 2011

Hi Alex!
I would like to ask you about this sentence.
I am sorry for being late to write to you or for write to you.please answer as soon as possible.
Thank u

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

thanks a lot teacher alex

Thursday, April 28th 2011

Alex, you are very good teacher, actualy one of the best. . . It is very pleasant to watch your lessons every day. I have learnt a lot of new things with you, and I hope you won’t stop to teach us. Almost I wathed all your lessons, so try to make new as soon as possible. All the best to you Alex

Sunday, May 8th 2011

from now on i don’t think i should have missed your lessons.keep up alex

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Hi Alex, I was looking for a teacher like you for a long period(years!!).Finally i got in you. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

Hi Alex,

Thank you very much for your lesson.

Is it possible for us to use ‘must’ in a negative sentence?

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

thank you alex I realy enjoy your lesson and grab concept very easy. my question is when will be good time to use should writen english or speaking or I can use both. thank you very much.

Monday, May 16th 2011

You are agood Teacher , thank you very match

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Why we can’t use in this sentence) we shouldn’t listened (to )teacher ?

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Why we can’t use in this sentence) we shouldn’t have listened (to )teacher ?

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

I do the test and I take 8/8
anyway thank you .

Saturday, May 21st 2011

hi alex i am still coufusing how to use tenses.

Monday, May 30th 2011

    Me too…

    Friday, July 1st 2011

Thank you so much for helping us

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

thanks for the nice teaching.i’m not clear about the ‘should have’form.What i understand is ‘someone already done the job but he shouldn’t do that’Is that meaning some like this?

Friday, June 10th 2011

Your are such a good teacher Alex

Saturday, June 11th 2011

hi there,how is it going,iam really telling you thinks so much,and do not worry about anything we are going better than fist, bz evrything statr eazy with know how,we staart feeling nice in english,however all you less to hellping up about how follow our way for get better watever we shoud be try undrstand anything with what s meaning, we are enjoyingthank you again

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Hi Mr Alex before this video i had asked from a lot of teachers that how i can use (should/ should not) in the past tense , but they could not satisfied me . And when i watched this video sure i have been satisfied by you . Thanks

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Hi Alex,
This lecture on Past tense of SHOULD was a fantastic video.
But can you tell me why we cannot combine or contract shouldn’t with have or we have to read them (shouldn’t’ve)? This point confused me…
Reply from the engvid guys or from Alex.

Friday, July 1st 2011

Hi dear teacher
what’s the meaning of this reply “I wish I could have accepted it” when you have recieved a gift from a friend.

Monday, July 4th 2011

Hi Alex thank you very much for you support of learning english and i say well done

Sunday, July 10th 2011

Thank for your lesson. Could you pls show me the difference between I would have… and I could have…

Monday, July 11th 2011

    thanks alax will you plz explain me the diffrence beten would/would have and could/could have

    Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Hi teacher, thank you very much for your clase is very good.
Im sorry Iam confuse with the verb should, and should have, thank for you help.

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Alex is the best teacher on Engvid.com….

Sunday, July 24th 2011

Alex is the best teacher on Engvid.com…You make it easy for me to understand what you’re teaching me…Thanks a lot,and I’ve got a lot respect for you

Sunday, July 24th 2011


Wednesday, July 27th 2011

“I should have rang” or “I should have rung”, Which is correct?

Friday, August 19th 2011

i love the lesson so much. thx^^

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

I’ve got a question

She shouldn’t have come home late.
The verb “come” is not in past or past participle
Why do you write it in present?

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

    don’t mind anything …I was just reading the comments of the members here and found your comment .I can answer it -the three forms of come are-come/came/come-here the verb has been changed to its participle form. The rule states when a main verb is used with a helping verb like “have”, it must be expressed in participle form…hope it will help you to clarify your doubt…

    Tuesday, November 8th 2011

thanks for his lesson, is great..

Sunday, August 28th 2011

I really like this game; test of English grammar.

Monday, September 19th 2011

the best source of resolving grammatical problems, thanks. from all of you.

Monday, September 19th 2011


Thursday, September 22nd 2011

7 out of 8. one silly mistake)A very useful sentences!I’m looking forward to your new awersome Lessons, Alex!

Friday, September 23rd 2011

thank you .for helping the illiret people without any intrest.im looking your good n brihgt future.

Sunday, September 25th 2011

Hi Alex I know that english language has many tenses but really what(which?) you use more often..in everyday life you dont use all tenses did you? Thanks

Wednesday, September 28th 2011

thank you teacher alex

Saturday, October 1st 2011

please teach us the difference of (I shall and I must)

Monday, October 3rd 2011

thank you Alex, you realy solve my problem in using structure of should + have + pp

Sunday, October 16th 2011

my problem is cann’t speak with others.

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Hi Alex,

Is it there any video on WOULD HAVE or WOULD HAVE BEEN ?

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Hiii alex…It’s sona from India.I watched this video and understood the content but I have a question to you-suppose I have two friends-one is mike and another is terry-I actually want to tell u a story and understand the usage of “would have pastparticiple”.suppose I have a good relationship with mike but can not get along with terry for some reasons.It may be that terry behaved very bad last week with me and was also seen with one of my friends while walking on the street.Suppose Yesterday ,I phoned my friend mike while terry was present there but I didn’t know it.We talked for 15 minutes and then put the receiver down.Meanwhile ,terry calls me today and asks me why I didn’t talk with her yesterday.Now the total story turns into a complicated state.I tell her that I saw her entering into a bar holding my friend’s hand and leaning towards his lips.It made me totally upset and very sad-felt very bad,got hurt-now if I say that “I would not have phoned mike if had known you were there” because I don’t want to talk with you anymore and end up all relationship with you.It is all over.Now tell me that have I used the conditional in correct situation and correct context. Also check the errors in my sentences and let me know about my english level..looking forward to your reply..

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

Another great lesson. Cheers.

Friday, October 28th 2011

Thanks Alex

Saturday, November 5th 2011

Hi Alex…I`m learning english(I think…)…for now i`m realy bad with this language but I enjoy all your lessons…cheers from Argentina.-

by the way…i took the test(i don`t know if i must use the verb to take or to do for a tes) and in the last quiz even when i chose the right one, the sentence “shouldn’t have been on the movie” it doesn`t seem te be wrong for me…can you tell me why?

Friday, November 11th 2011

l love grammar lessons…l want to improve my writing..Thanks to your effort Great teaching.

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

thank you a lot!!! i am so grateful to you for this explanation…
all the best, Eugene.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

thank you

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

Alex , you are the best English teacher!!!! I watched your lesson: Past tense of SHOULD – “I should have…”, “You shouldn’t have. After I passed the test and scored 8 out of 8. Thank you for your job!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 8th 2011

Hi Eddle
I had an idea how to use those modal verbs; however, it was not as clear as now. Thank you very much this is very helpful.

Tuesday, December 13th 2011

How about the usage of would of,should of …are these appropriate?

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

    When you’re being casual or informal…so, not in an essay or a business meeting.

    Wednesday, December 14th 2011

Good lesson thanks.

Sunday, December 25th 2011

I have seen some of your interesting videos that I am sure they are very useful for my own english learning. and I have some questions or doubts that i would like you to answer. it is about the MUST´VE, COULD´VE AND SHOUKD´VE pronunciation. please I would be really grateful if you help me with this. thank you in advance

Monday, December 26th 2011

I am enjoying … thank you for posting these, the teachers are great! hugs! Rosangela

Thursday, December 29th 2011

this lesson is a great help, i will try to recall it everytime i have to speak english. thanks, by the way is my grammar correct, i was noit that confident…

Sunday, January 8th 2012



Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Hello if i said if i was you i would have been happy with this motorbike.

is that right?

Thursday, January 12th 2012

hi thanks
for ur lesson :0

Friday, January 20th 2012

im a little bit confused abaut no6 why its have+come why itsnt have came home late. thx

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

I really learned a lot from your video on Past tense of SHOULD…
Thank you.

Friday, January 27th 2012

Alex you are really a great help!
Thanks so much!

Friday, January 27th 2012

dear sir, please explain about may have ,might have, must hve,,,passive

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

alex you are the best teacher i ever saw thank you for your lessons it helps me alot

Saturday, February 11th 2012

sir,here is a sentence-‘one would have told you a fool, if u did not do that!’ hope the sentence is correct.. my question is,in what tense should i place this type of sentence? would is the past form of will and there is ‘have’ which is present in form. but what tense is it? is it past tense? if yes,then which subdivision of past tense. plz explain to me. thnk you.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

i’m curious about something. why we say : She/He/It should have…… why it is not “She/He/It should HAS … ?
thanks in advance.

Thursday, March 1st 2012

    In this case, “should” is the main verb that gets inflected, so you don’t have to do anything to the second verb.

    Monday, March 5th 2012

Nice teaching

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Thank you so much for this english lesson, this is exactly what i want to know. Thank you~:)

Friday, March 23rd 2012

thank you very much:)

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Hi, Alex
Why do some people use “have had/has had/had had” in their sentences??
Are these sentences correct grammatically? Do these sentences follow grammar rules?
I have got some sentences which made me so confused-

1. Have they had their breakfast yet?
2. Have you had a nice evening?
3. Have you always had hay fever?
4.I’ve had a headache since early morning.

Please make me understand anyhow.:)
And do correct if there are any grammatical mistakes.
Thank you!

Saturday, March 31st 2012

hi , i wanna learn structer of been to . plz plz make learn to me, iwill be very thank full to u

Monday, April 2nd 2012

Why do some people use “have had/has had/had had” in their sentences??
Are these sentences correct grammatically? Do these sentences follow grammar rules?
I have got some sentences which made me so confused-

1. Have they had their breakfast yet?
2. Have you had a nice evening?
3. Have you always had hay fever?
4.I’ve had a headache since early morning.

Please make me understand anyhow.:)
And do correct if there are any grammatical mistakes.
Thank you!i wanna learn strutter of been to . pl z pl z make learn to me, i will be very thank full to u

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

teacher , I wanna ask you “shouldn’t have” mean something happen . for example , can i say ” i shouldn’t have left my apartment ” mean i have already left . please give me the correct answer . thank you …….

Sunday, April 8th 2012

should have . something didn’t happen
shouldn’t have , also something didn’t happen , so which different between two sentences , it makes me confuse until now

Sunday, April 8th 2012

THANKS mr alex, but there is a some problem about this lesson ,i should have understood this lesson but when i treid the test and all the quastion i feild. i did’t the problem. for example I didn’t wake up early yesterday. I… (express regret)
should have wake up early.
should have waked up early.
should have woken up early.
should not have waked up early.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi teacher, very nice thanks so much.

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

Really great Alex. You are awsome!! ;-)

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Hi Alex,
You should have given reward because of this. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, May 5th 2012

Hi Sir Alex I’ve got a 6 out of 8 scores in your pre-test.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

so informative Alex…thanku…

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Hi ALex! Thanks for your lesson. I learned from it. I am always confused with the use of “should” N0w I understand. Thanks so much! Hope to hear more from you. :)

Monday, May 21st 2012

take a vacation , go to college , sell it , go to the doctor

1. your car is very old . i think you ……….
2. they need a rest . i ………
3. he looks terrible ……….
4 . she’s very intelligent . ……….

Monday, June 4th 2012


Saturday, June 16th 2012

Hi Alex and everyone!

What about questions with “should” in the past?

Is it ok to ask “Should I have written this word that way?”?

Thanks in advance, for some reason I can’t find the answer to this question on the internet.

Friday, June 29th 2012

thank you very much for your good lesson

Sunday, July 8th 2012

i am confused in the sentence (if i were rich i would help the poor.here i am confused that whether i write it .if i had been a rich i would help the poor and wht is the difference between would and would have

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

thanks Alex!

what about should have come – come is is in the present tense?

Thursday, July 12th 2012


Sunday, July 15th 2012

i just got an mistake

Saturday, August 4th 2012

Hi sir Alex,
would you tell me when to use have had and had had together in english?

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Hi sir Alex,
whats the difference in these two sentences.
1.If i had money,i would buy new house.
2.If i had money,i would have bought new house.

Thursday, August 16th 2012


Sunday, August 26th 2012

sir please provide a class on “should have been” “would have been” “could have been” “must have been”

Monday, September 3rd 2012

is very interesting the lesson i like lesson

Friday, September 14th 2012

This is really helping me… Would like to know more on — when to use ‘nevertheless,would’.
Thanks !!

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Hi Alex….I am confused about how to use future progressive,future perfect anf future perfect continuous…plz rply me as soon as possible…

Friday, October 5th 2012

thank you..i had a good test

Sunday, October 7th 2012

8/8 :)

thank you for great explanation…

Sunday, October 7th 2012

you are really cool!!!

Friday, October 12th 2012

hii alex..Could u please explain where to use MAY, MIGHT, WOULD,…

Friday, October 26th 2012

Hi Alex thanks for your lessons and thanks for speak slowly

Sunday, October 28th 2012

i want to join this site so that i can learn more on this………..

Sunday, October 28th 2012

thnk u..
Could u pls explain me, where to use WOULD,MAY MIGHT.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

hi everyone,could u tell me,is this sentence correct:
when i came at home,my mother sad me,i should go to the market.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Hi Alex,
English is my first language yet I have a question about doesn’t, wouldn’t, won’t, and shouldn’t when it’s used in a question to reassure a statement. I was writing a comment about starvation and part my comment says, “If a girl changes her looks and [her boyfriend] likes it wouldn’t that mean he doesn’t really like her for who she is?” I don’t understand if I should use the word wouldn’t or something else. Wouldn’t means ‘would not’ but that is not what I want to use it for and if I used it I would be saying would not and does not in the same sentence which does not make sense. I’m confused. Is it proper (in informal) to say wouldn’t in such a way? What should I say instead if not and why do people say this? I’ve heard wouldn’t, shouldn’t, won’t, and doesn’t being used the same way. What about in an essay? Can you or someone else make a lesson for this, maybe it’s at a higher level or something? Please help me.

Monday, November 12th 2012

Thank you Mr. Alex , these lessons are really helpful.
Than you!

Monday, November 26th 2012

Thank you

I should have watched these lessons before.

Really I feel my English get better by these videos.

Thank you again.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012


Wednesday, December 12th 2012

thank you Mr.Alex for his lesson, is great.

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

Wow, 8/8!

Friday, December 21st 2012

Thank you very much your teaching. I couldn’t make 6th question. I thought ‘ She should’t have came home late.’ Is this like true? Thanks again.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks sir alex this video helps me a lot.

Friday, February 1st 2013


Sunday, February 10th 2013

Dear Alex, first of all, It was an awesome class! Thank you!

Alex, can you explain the difference the meaning about the following sentences?

1)I should have studied harder to get a better grade.
2)I had to study harder to get a better grade.

Can I use the sentence number 2 to say that I have an obligation in the past and I didn’t it?

Thank you! I’m your fan! See you!

Monday, February 11th 2013

Thanks ! it start making sens to me ! still need to learn about couldn’t and have had been so bad in languages

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I am too old to learn English. I should have founded Engvid.com earlier.
I’m correct?

Tuesday, February 26th 2013


    Tuesday, February 26th 2013

I would have to go to the bus stop. I may have to go to bus stop. I might have to go to the bus stop. I should have to put this down. Teacher could you explain this?

Monday, March 4th 2013

Very well and thanks for your lesson about “SHOULD (past time)”.

Friday, March 8th 2013

i really don’t understand your lesson about SHOULD in the past… please sir alex another explanation of this…please.. thanks sir…

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Alex, Great Lesson.

But for the quiz, Tanya came home late, so her parents were angry. She…

Ans : shouldn’t have come home late.

what is the correct verb here? Come or came?

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

hey guys, how about question form?

Saturday, June 29th 2013

its realy helping :)

Friday, July 19th 2013

hi every one, please help me to correct this: I shouldn’t have gone to the movies with you yesterday ? .. Correct ?

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks Alex!

Thursday, August 8th 2013

nice lesson …
thanks Alex.

Saturday, November 9th 2013

8/8 Thanks Alex for this leason.

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Lesson sorry..

Saturday, March 1st 2014

7/8 I think that right

Monday, March 3rd 2014

Thank You Very Much Alex.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Thanks for your lesson Alex! I´d like what are the difference among artificial/phony/ sham /counterfeit

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

thanx alot

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Thanks prof.

Friday, July 4th 2014

thanks :)
i should have seen this lesson before

Sunday, July 6th 2014

thank u for the lesson teacher , i should have lerned more…. lol …. in the test…

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thanks. I have got 100 from the quiz.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thanks Alex.. this topic helped a lots

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

wow your answer was awesome.thanks a lott

Saturday, December 6th 2014


Sunday, January 11th 2015

the 3 person ins’t has. she should has come early. why use have? isn’t it present perfect is it?

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Hello Alex,
I really appreciate your efforts for helping us to learn English, I have a question on this topic,

If i regret about something now whicj I have done before, then which of the following sentences are correct? Or are the correct?

A) I should have known you before I proposed you.

B) I should have known you before I had proposed you.

C) I should have known you before proposing you.

Which of them is correct? And why? Please help me out, I am in trouble.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

    I’ll go for B)
    Personal opinion.

    Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Hello Alex! I’ve been wondering is there any difference between the following sentences?
“You should have come. You missed a great party.
which one is better answer:
1. If you had called me I would have come.
or 2. I would have come if you had called me.
Does the sentence changes somehow?
Thanks, Regards !

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Thank you so much i shoud have studied :)

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thank you!! Great lesson!!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Hi Alex
It was very tricky for me.I will still practicing.
Thanks! :)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

What an exiting lesson

Saturday, April 18th 2015

The lossen was more than good
Thanks Alex
I have been need a lossen like that

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

i need to study more this lesson thank you

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

i got it perfect

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

    you are so smart.

    Tuesday, May 12th 2015

thanks. I should have studied this lesson since a long time ago.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Hey Alex, I love your lessons! I just saw this sentence from CNN.

“Clearly it was reckless in terms of the driving by the engineer. There’s no way in the world he should have been going that fast into the curve.”

Could you plz explain the kind tense this is “should have been going”?

Thx a million!!

Thursday, May 14th 2015

I should have learned better English at school.
It will make my life much more easy )))

Friday, May 15th 2015

Thank you

Saturday, May 16th 2015

I am really interesting in your teaching, thank you very much.

Saturday, June 6th 2015

thank u for the lesson.
I just have one question.
Why u said “We should have listened to THE teacher”.
Can I say ” … to A teacher” ? or it is mistake?
Im confused…

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

in the test in the first question I’ve chosen the ” I should have waked up early ” but the correct was ” I should have woken up early ‘

Im confused because I thought the past of wake up is waked up, what is that woken up stuff ??

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Thank you, Alex.

Sunday, October 11th 2015

Excellent lesson and I had a good grade on the Quiz.

My biggest problem are prepositions! it is so difficult to get them. For instance: on the plain or in the plain or in the city on long island…

Sunday, October 18th 2015

I didn’t know these things, interesting lesson, tank you very much Alex.

Monday, November 23rd 2015

thnx 4 vrythng

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

6/8 thanks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

You gave good example on using past form that should. thanks

Sunday, December 13th 2015

Thanks Alex, the lesson was excellent!!! :)

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

100 ! Thanks.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016


Friday, March 4th 2016

Thanks a lot!

Saturday, March 12th 2016

J’aurais du regarder cette leçon plus tôt.
Merci Alex.

Monday, March 14th 2016

thank you Alex

Friday, April 1st 2016

Hi Alex,
thanks a lot for this lesson, it was really useful for me. I have a doubt in the use of would in the past.
Could I say: as agreed, I would have waited for your call before leaving.

It is not clear to me how to use would in the past.

Thanks a lot for claryfing this

Thursday, April 21st 2016

Thanks Alex, I really like this lesson.

Sunday, August 21st 2016

good and useful lesson
i got 100 %

Monday, October 31st 2016

I don’t know what to say ! Excellent ! Thank you very much .

Monday, December 26th 2016

Could you just explain the usage of should think and should have thought?
Because should sometimes is the past of shall and sometimes is the obligation .
I couldn’t find elaborate explanation,can you help?

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

i took the exam first and i got 2.. after watching the video, i tried again and i got perfect 8 =) thanks for this!

Sunday, April 9th 2017

Good Class, Alex.Greeting from Perú.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

The lesson is great whilst the sound – not so much. You should have used a better recording equipment. :-)

Saturday, March 3rd 2018


Saturday, April 14th 2018

Hi Alex
You explain very well

Sunday, July 8th 2018

I enjoy your teaching.

Thursday, November 15th 2018

Thank you Mr. Alex.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

thanks Mr Alex

Sunday, January 5th 2020

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