toafter the verb. For example,
speak to, and
reply toare all frequently-used transitive verbs. But how do you know when to use
toand when not to use it? Why is it that you can say “I talked to you”, but you can’t say, “I phoned to you”? Watch this video to find out, and stop making this very common mistake.
Thank you for the lesson, Jade!
How about”Whom am I speaking to?” Is it correct?
no You have to put “to” at the begining
”Whom am I speaking to?” is correct. “To whom am I speaking?”is more formal.
No when You use whom you must put to at the begining. Formal=correct
An open mind instead of looking for what is wrong in a new information, actively looks for what is right:))
You must open your mind and colse your bocca. Handersson MD, Ph.D
Era solo un gioco. Io ho studiato inglese ad Oxford e mi hanno insegnato che quello che Lei ritiene corretto è corretto ma suona ugly un po’ come quando usano Who ( scorretto) e per tale motivo quasi mai usato. Ma preferibile usare il To davanti o in modo confidenziale Who. Lavorando negli USA l’ipotesi di whom e to alla fine non vincente neanche menzionata. Mi complimento con il Suo inglese e grazie per le correzione. Con deferente ossequio Briklend Handersson
Ad una persona che saluta con “deferente ossequio”, perdono tutto. Ringrazio inoltre per la spiegazione e mi complimento per il Suo inglese:)
Sono onorata che mi dia della Prof!
It’d be interesting to make a video-lesson on transitive-intransitive verbs to contrast one with the other. This may help us to understand a bit more how these verbs work.
Prepositions, to tell the truth, always give me a splitting headache.
Many thanks for this lesson Jade.
Yes, it’s impossible to catch the rule! Although I had 9/10. Thaks Jade!
Yep. It’s correct but it’s not common like who
jmay i get ur email id?
10 out of 10
thank you ☺
Woow it is so great
Awesome by the way u so breaty god bless you!!!
Awesome by the way u so pretty god bless you!!!
thanks a lot … God bless you too
Thank you Milady,
I got 100 out of 100
its 10 out of 10
I’m so Happy…another one that I learned!!!
Thank you jade
Thank you Jade for your good explanation.I love English language to speak fluently,but it is very hard to speak very well, even though it needs more time.thank you so long.
This is the first time I see one of your many videos, and of course your lesson was very useful.
I really don’t know But I just felt a very little stress in your voice or using too much “Um, Err, ah”.
But thanks for the lesson anyway, you were great.
she speaks to naturally, it’s more like a conversation with us, she connected with a crown
loosen up mate
she is british you should be excited rather than complaining about small details
Poor Jade, I got 5 of 10 in your class?? what is happening?? The problem is with you or with me??
What did you do wrong?
thanks Jade! Your british accent is lovely :)
I got 7 correct out of 10. Interesting! Thank you, Jade :)
many thanks jade ! ! ! for you build my mind and brain ! thanks again !
Cool, I got 5 out of 10, before I did a lot of mistakes ’bout that. Thnx!
I got 10 out of 10.
Thanks, Jade. Very useful lesson.
What about “say”? Is it transitive or not?
to say is transitive: Dad says to come and eat dinner right now. ( Papá dice que vengas a cenar ahora mismo.)
She hardly answer questions.
Do you know what a dictionary is ? Why don’t you look it up ?
Si vas a responder con ironía, ahorrate la molestia. En todo caso, no te preguntaba a vos. Disculpá por hacerte perder tu valiosísimo tiempo.
Tampoco me gusta contribuyentes irónicos. Lo mejor es ignorarlos.
The verb “SAY” can be both transitive and intransitive. Some dictionaries such as macmillandictionary.com indicate this piece of information by default, whereas some don’t.
After “SAY” we do NOT normally use a direct object (that is, to whom we are speaking), as “SAY” is NORMALLY used to inform, “open the mouth and speak so that the other person can hear us”, without mentioning who the person is/was talking to:
CORRECT: He said (that) it was fine.
When we have an object, we must use “to”:
CORRECT: He said to me that I was too young for the job.
INcorrect: He said me…
CORRECT: He told me I was too young for the job,
CORRECT: Say hello ( <- this word is an object here) to Ronnie for me!
INcorrect: Say Ronnie hello…
Make sure you also check out here at engvid.com:
Alex's "SAY & TELL – Reported Speech"
James's "Speaking English – Say, Tell, Hear, Listen – How to use them correctly"
All the best and have fun learning English!
Say hello to Jade as well ! :)
As far as I can see APicon, David is an expert on the English language,apart from writing Spanish well.
Hi David, I’ve read some of your comments on EngVid and as usuall YOU always hit the nail on the head.
Thanks a lot for sharing all this with us.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear it. I am more than happy to help students on these pages :)
As for my Spanish, I know it should be “no me gustan” :). The problem is that there is no “edit reply” option on these forums – once you post a contribution, you will be unable to edit it :(
Hi David. Thanks a lot! Very clear and kind answer. I appreciate that. :)
thank you Jade for this great lesson, I have couple questions to you. How do we use the verb send, do we say ” I will send to him…” or ” I will send him …” the same thing to the verb [want].
What a lesson!!! really cool, I loved it and you’re a great teacher Jade. So, I wonder if you can give me more intransitives verbs, you know, to learn so much…thank you!
Even i would like to know about “SAY”????
Its fantastic lesson Jade.I used to get confused with this.Its bit tricky for me i think i need to do more practice of it.Thank you for this lesson.
Please check my comment above.
I absolutely understood your fantastic explanation.Thanks a lot for your kind cooperation :-)
Thank you, Jade.What about ” To speak with”,” To talk with” ? Is there any difference with To speak to and to talk to? Thanks.
Jade, regarding “transitive” and “intransitive” I think you messed things up.
9/10 incredible! When I began the quiz I thought, here comes a tough quiz (because the subject of today’s lesson it was a tough one), but in the end I got 90% for me it’s a victory, hurray.
Thank you Jade I got 100 % your quiz.
thank you for this lesson.it’s very useful for me.
It’s really and still a common mistake if one doesn’t pay attention to Jade’s explanation.
I got 100!!!!!I’m so happy. Thank you, Jade
i got 10 out of 10.Thank you very much ,Jade
I answered correct for all questions. Thank you.
thank you very much for this useful lesson.
Many thanks to you
No good. Perf. no bullying
Thank you very much Many for your classes…I do appreciate them!! you’re a great teacher!
Does the verb -tell- need ‘to’ or not?
question number 2 is my unlucky question. (correct answer is ” I would like speak to management.” right?)
Thank you very much for this video!!
Thanks Jade, very helpful .
Thanks a lot for this specific advanced lesson. It was a quite big problem for me. I would like to listen TO that this kind videos more. Regards
thnks :) i got 10 of 10
I got 8 out of 10 .. Not bad huh! Thanks alot jade!
thank youuuuu ,I got 10/10.
Thanks for your great lessons.
By the way, I have a question about today’s lesson. Ithink a verb which needs ‘to’ after it is called ‘intransitive verb’, and a verb which doesn’t need ‘to’ after it is called ‘transitive verb.’ What do you think of it, Jade?
I have got 7 of 10, it is a really good lesson, I enjoyed a lot. I want to humbly ask you to please keep preparing of such important lessons. Hope to see you more with your helpful and productive lessons.
Many thanks and best wishes
I have got 10 of 10,thank you Jade.
awesome Jade, Thanks you very much. It’s useful in writing and communicating correctly.
The number of your video is not 828, but 830.
I have all Engvid lesson Videos, and they are 830.
I have to email work.
What does this sentence mean?
Thanks for asking
Thanks for asking Gdyes88. I also have this query. Let’s wait for the answer from Jade. Cheers
I got 7 from 10
9 of 10
I got 11 out of 10
I’m just kidding :)
Thank you so much for useful lesson!
im a weak to speaking english :(
Thanks Jade for the Class, was interesting, I got only 70/100, well… I will practice this class. Nice to meet you. Regards from Panama. God Bless You!
THANKS,I got 9/10.
I got 9/10 thanks jade.
thank you so much, it was really useful :)
Thank you for the lesson, Jade!
Is say to also a transative verb?
‘I have to email work.’ Does the word ‘work’ in this sentence means workplace?
thanks jade, I got an 80, AS ALYAWAYS IT`S A PLEASURE EAR YOUR ACCCENT.
se you later aligator
thank u for the lesson jaddle
thank u for the lesson jade
Thank you !
Thanks a lot Jade for your exquisite lesson.
How can we distinguish between transitive verb and non transitive? Hope you can teach in detail and give more explaination instead of just giving some examples. Thanks!
Bhooyaa ” You got 10 correct out of 10 :D ” !!!
thanks for the awesome lesson Jade!
Could you do a lesson about “for” too..
the difference between to and for.. sometimes I get confused…
– It’s boring for/to me to watch love stories
– The most boring thing for/to me is doing homework
“I have to email to work.”
because of the verb to Mail, does not want TO ( like: phone, call, ask, answer ecc). h
because * the verb to mail does not want To
Thanks for the quiz jade
Your a pretty good teacher you know
Jade, what about “With whom are you talking?”
Is it wrong?
Can you give me your facebook account please we can pracice our English together
Thanks for the lesson . could you upload more videos/lessons on grammar and vocabulary plz..
Good lesson thanks
thank you for lesson jade
hello friend im usman khan and i want to improve my english grammar and spoken as well.
here is my skype
Can anybody have a conversation with me on skype?
Hi Darya, I’ve heard a lot about this application program (skype),it must be very useful for some of you,but to tell the truth I haven’t had it installed yet.
I wish I could help you, but not at the moment.
All the best with your English, regards.
yep im from colombia what can i do for you
Thanks jade, your lesson was very interesting and your accent was better.
Thank you very much my good teacher
9/10. thank’s to you for that. Is that correct?
Good Lesson Thank you very much.
thanks for the explanation :) i got 10 :D
It’s nice to learn English from this web side engVid.com. Thanks!
Hello, first I would like to thank all of you” Engvid staff”… you have been really helpful..I just got my IELTS result..I got 6.5 .. I am not surprised because I was expecting this good result thanks to your help & support…I wish you all good luck. :)
Hi Jade, The Lesson you Taught me to day is very important to speak or to write a letter,bu still it it is not enough.so long.
Hi could you please help me?
Excuse me, I don’t understand no.2
What is correct, I would like speak to management ?
Thank you very much :D
because we speak with person not with managment
Thanks Jade for the English class online. You teach so well for the advance level. I would like to learn more about how to put my tense together and learn how to write and read the important key words for understanding.
I really appreciated on everyone’s work. You have an amazing team work.
Will speak to you soon.
Great, thank you.
Its very helpful for me .
you lesson is good
thnx jade u r the best
thanks very much~
nice job, good lesson, many and many step, that we need to be colloquial with english
thank you so much for helping me.
Thanks Jane ,,
Nice video thank you so much! Would you help me with finite and non finite verbs please?
I really love this Web side all of you are GREAT! THANKS
Thank you, Jade.
I would like to know the difference between no and not
thank you Jade,
I like your explanation
I have to email to work incorrect
how to correct this sentence
I got 9/10.
I got question 3 wrong.
thanks you Jade. 8/10. There were traps in that one…
I got 7/10 thak you jade
Hello jade,I’ve learnt at the course that,I should take ” to” When I say I would like ”to” speak,But you quiz says:It’s wrong ?
i got 100/100 yaaah thanks Jade :D
I want to skill write but I don’t have repair for me .help me !
I don’t watch the video, and i got 100%.
Thank you at all.
I loved this lesson! thanks a lot, you were so clear! These are very common mistakes, but nowadays they are not going to be a problem for me any more. Thanks!!!!
thanks so much
hi every one im from indonesia ,,do you guys have fb??
Thank so much, Jade.
If the sentence “They replied me” is wrong. What would it be the correct form?
video can not play.why?
I think it’s because it’s on Youtube, which may be blocked where you are.
10/10. Thank you Jade.
I don’t understand the reason for (replay to me ) and not ( replay me )
It seems right for me to say replay like send me anyway that is the only mistake I made or ( I did ) thanks a lot
it is a little bit irriitating: you write on a board the words with to and at the same time you are saying not to use those “to”. In the second example. And at the end I couldn’t remember what is wrong or right, because I saw (in my mind) written words on board with “to”, where “to” is not to be used. sorry my english((
just watch it again…hope you understand it better
that was a good lesson. thank u so much, ı want to use a sentence that learned from this video. ı need to study english harder than before.
10/10 thank you :)
1.i didn’t get how to say correctly ‘He wrote me” in formal language
2. also please don’t write the sentences with mistakes, it distract
How come I hear some people say “speak with” instead of “speak to”? Is it right to say it like that, and if so, in what context will I have to say “speak with”?
I like the way you teach. your teaching is like your name “JADE” (the precious Stone). Thank you :)
A Very useful lesson
Thanks Jade, Could you please add few videos on CELPIP exam.
Dear Miss Jade,
Thank you so much for ur nice videos, you are really helping me a lot, and I can understand good from your beautiful way.
I’m wondering if you can help me solve some difficult questions from a test I’m going to have soon, I have some examples from the questions, so it will be very nice from u to help me.
Even as a girl, ––––––– to be her life, and theater audiences were to be her best teacher.
1- it was known that Funny Brice’s performances were
2- audiences knew that Funny Brice’s performances were
3- Funny Brice knew that performing was
4- performance by Funny Brice were
Thank you so much, and I have more questions just let me know if u can help me..
very usefull, thx
Thanks a lot. I got ten, though it is one of the weakest points in my knowledge of the English Language Grammar.
Could somebody explain me why this sentence is not correct I would like to conclude my intervention.
Ten out of ten.
Well not bad.
Jade please write the correct answer, if it’s any wrong we can correct it our self. Thank you.
10 / 10 Yeah!!!
Thank you very much
Thanks a lot!