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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
'How come?' has the same meaning as 'why?'.

'How come?' is very formal English.

You are late again. How ________?

Choose the correct sentence.

Choose the correct sentence.

Why _______ you take the bus to work?

How come ________ watches so much TV?

Is the following sentence correct?: "How came you went to Cambodia last year?"

"How come?" is wrong. There always needs to be a subject and a verb after "How come".

We can only use "How come?" when we are talking to children.


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good to learn.

Monday, November 6th 2017

thank you

Monday, November 6th 2017

    Hello Paatzinha,
    Can I practice oral English with you?

    Sunday, November 12th 2017

    thank you

    Thursday, November 30th 2017

    Hi, My name is William, I´m from Guatemala city and I wento to Joao Pessoa Last year… it´s a wonderful country.

    Thursday, December 14th 2017

thank you the best teacher, please need more videos

Monday, November 6th 2017

Thank you

Monday, November 6th 2017

thank you, Emma.

Monday, November 6th 2017

Thank you. You are a very good teacher.

Monday, November 6th 2017

Thank you so much!!! :)

Monday, November 6th 2017

It is very easy expression but very important ,before l didn’t know this expression,but now l get it .Thank you ,Emma.0.0 0.0

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

What about question 7 ?

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    Can you tell the question also please ? so somebody can answer it. If possible please elaborate what is your question

    Friday, November 10th 2017

    hi brother,

    the answer is “Donald”. Because you don’t have to use “-es” in the end of the verb when you use I/you/we/they. The verb in the sentence is “watches” so that you choose the “Danold” as an answer.

    good luck.

    Monday, November 20th 2017

Nice tip to be more diversity! And it feels like we have the same meaning in my language. Thanks for small but important lesson.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    Hello
    my Dear
    how are you nice to meet you

    Thursday, December 28th 2017

thank you ~`!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thanks for your nice help, if you could provide more complicated question it would be better for us.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

great… thank you for these lessons…

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

As usual, I got 10 out of 10 ,
I like Emma’s way in teaching English, how come ?
do you know the reason?

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thank you Emma.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

How come you are so good in English teaching?

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you Emma!
Good to know, this theme was very new for me!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

I have learned “what for” also meant “why” when I was a school student.

But I don’t remember How I can use “what for.”
How do you use it?

What for you study English?
or
You Study English. What for?

My English is correct?

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    Hello Happy04,

    I remember this also. You are correct about last one. You should use “what for” after main sentence, like “how come”. So, “You study English. What for?” is correct.

    Good luck.

    Monday, November 20th 2017

i love you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

You got 9 correct out of 10.

Thank you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you, Emma! Very good explanation.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thank you Miss Emma

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

It’s a good lesson….!!!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thanks … useful

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thanks Emma!!Nice lesson ;)

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

very good

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thanks, I get it. nice lesson

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

liked the video!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

I got 10 correct out of 10
Thank you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

my fist lesson, I get 90, but, is this beginner?

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    This is rated as both beginner and intermediate! If you just want to look at intermediate lessons, click here.

    Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thanks, Emma again for the fantastic lesson, How come I didn’t start the lesson with the engVid sooner.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thank you so much for this lesson!, I understand the use of ” how come” I apprecied it

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you, teacher. I learn a lot from your videos.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

I’m got 9 out of 10. Thank you, Emma!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

today i learnt new word

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thanks alot,Emma.You are my favourite teacher.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Congratulations very useful.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thank you…

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Very nice teacher you r!
I m really getting improved through ur leasson.
Thank u so much emma !

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    And also thanks to EngVid for brought these types of lesson to us.

    Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Great lesson. I got 10/10. ☺ Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Hi Teacher, I heard this expression (How come?) before, but until now, I know can be use it like “why”, thanks for this useful lesson.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Hi Emma.
How come you never answer the comments.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Hi! I’m new member here. Do you live class in English? please mention the time

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you for useful lesson :)

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you teacher, I leared more on your lessons

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

SEVEN MISTAKES

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

10/10.Thanks!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

10/10! thanks, Emma!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you for useful lesson!I don’t understand all, but I will try again.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thanks

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Congratulacions!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

I got 10 correct out of 10! and it is the first time im here by the way the lesson about How come was useful and interesting so thank you very much Emma.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you very much Emma. Congrats for your good work!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

thank you so much my best teacher about this important expression.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Hi Emma, great video thanks.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Hi, i love doing the quizzes. 10/10 thank you

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Congrats emma you always do the best :) its really helpful for my conversational english. I’ll try to keep it in my mind and use.Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thanks alot

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

really it’s a nice lesson ..thanks a lot, dear Emma
what makes wonder is how the slang English resemble the slang Arabic, we have the same word her in Syria that we use it just in speaking and not in formal writing it’s called ( ليش ) which mean ( لماذا ) which mean why in English

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

thank you teacher.got 9/10.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

so gôd

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Emma thank you for new learnings.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

thank you, Emma.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

How come you are so good at teaching English? Thank you.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thanks alot great Teacher Emma teaching very clear made me got 100% at 10 point sure follow you at next lesson again and again…Thank you

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you Emma

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thanks Emma

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you, my teacher.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Great lesson!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you, teacher
Thanks a lot
Thanks so much on biggest effort is fabulous.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

thank you so much Emma

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank you Emma.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank u so much.
Can I use ” How come ” in writting?
sorry my listening is not good, thank you again

Thursday, November 9th 2017

I used to say ”How can” instead of ”How come” befor I watch This video
a million thanks EMMA

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank you for a unique phrase, Ms. Emma.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

its helpful and giving quiez system students can test them istently, thanks emma :*

Thursday, November 9th 2017

its helpful an giving quiez system students can test themselves instently. Thanks emma

Thursday, November 9th 2017

For informal English “How come” is an excellent alternative instead of “Why”.

Thanks a lot Emma

Thursday, November 9th 2017

God bless you Emma for your effort to teaching other people.Your lessons are very relaxing for me.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank you very much my teacher.Great lesson Thanks a lot

Thursday, November 9th 2017

thanks emma for this great lesson
btw 10/10

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank you, Emma. I didn’t know the correct usage of “how come”. Very useful lesson!

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thank you teacher Emma.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

thank you. very useful

Friday, November 10th 2017

learned something new…. so interesting

Friday, November 10th 2017

:) thanks!

Friday, November 10th 2017

Thank you, Emma

Friday, November 10th 2017

Please help. How to change this.

Why are you late?

Is it correct?

How come are you late?

Saturday, November 11th 2017

    Hello
    The last sentence is false.
    How come you are late?

    Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Think you so mach

Saturday, November 11th 2017

T
hank you

Saturday, November 11th 2017

Thank you, Emma!

Saturday, November 11th 2017

Thank you so much, Emma and great lesson!

Saturday, November 11th 2017

thanks mis Emma!

Saturday, November 11th 2017

Thank you Emma! I love your lessons…

Saturday, November 11th 2017

thanks you,this is new for me,

Saturday, November 11th 2017

i really loved your lesson.thankyou verrrrrrrrrry much emma

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thank you teacher

Sunday, November 12th 2017

That’s great :)

Sunday, November 12th 2017

It help me to learn English well.

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thank you, teacher

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thank you! You wery cool teacher!

Monday, November 13th 2017

Thanks very much

Monday, November 13th 2017

thanks for this lesson, it is very interesting.

Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you,Emma.

Monday, November 13th 2017

thank you today i learn something

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

80% . Thanks for lesson Emma 😄

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Superb

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

It is the first time I use “How come”
Thank you very much for teaching.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Nice to learn that. I was confused when i heard it in movies.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Thanks. 80

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Thanks for your teach ^^

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thanks for your teach

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

a good point

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Omg I so happy to know that we can chat the word WHY by HOW COME! Thank you Emma to help

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thanks and nice job

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

thanks, that’s nice.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Good lesson ..thanks a lot..

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Good practice

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Thanks alot

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Excellent teacher good job.

Thursday, November 16th 2017

thanks for your nice teaching

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Hi Emma I’m enjoying your classes.
thanks

Thursday, November 16th 2017

I’m miu. If you want to pracetise English, let inbox me at Phuong Thuy on FB. :)

Friday, November 17th 2017

hello admin. When i sign up this account, i write a wrong email adress. can i change my email adress? My email is thuythnt16@gmail.com

Friday, November 17th 2017

Thank you

Friday, November 17th 2017

Thanks, teacher Emma !!

Friday, November 17th 2017

Thanks a lot for your lessons!

Friday, November 17th 2017

Teacher Emma is my favorite teacher. Thanks. Emma I wish you long life and prosperity

Saturday, November 18th 2017

thank you teacher Emma

Saturday, November 18th 2017

Thanks A Lot Emma

Saturday, November 18th 2017

thanks every day i learn more

Saturday, November 18th 2017

it is confuse for me but thanks you alot.

Saturday, November 18th 2017

Thanks a lot emma. This was very useful English lesson.

And which one is right to say. “How come are you late” or “How come you are late”?

Sunday, November 19th 2017

good lesson

Sunday, November 19th 2017

nice site.Thanks, honorable teacher.

Sunday, November 19th 2017

Good Leasson

Sunday, November 19th 2017

All correct!! Thanks!!

Monday, November 20th 2017

is there a way to mark videos as “already seen”?

Monday, November 20th 2017

thank you so much . very first time to know it,why is the same meaning of how come.

Monday, November 20th 2017

thank you

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

thanks, it is great <3

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

It’s useful.Thanks

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

I don’t have idea of using this word in place of the ‘why’. It’s very interesting the posibility to use this sentence in my next class tomorow… Thank you very much Emma. :D

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you for your tips

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you. This is my firt class. I liked it a lot.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you! Emma!

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Thanks a lot!

Friday, November 24th 2017

I got 100) Thanks Emma!!!
It’s very cool lesson.

Friday, November 24th 2017

I got 1o corrects out of 10. Than you.

Friday, November 24th 2017

great! big thanks

Saturday, November 25th 2017

Thank you See you next video

Saturday, November 25th 2017

Very practical, thanks a lot

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Thak you so much.

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Thanks a lot Emma.

Monday, November 27th 2017

Hola tengo una dua sobre un examen q estoy haciendo hace año q no hago noun ,pro nouns y necesito ayuda

Monday, November 27th 2017

Thanks alot ! In my opinion you’re the best teacher.

Monday, November 27th 2017

I liked it, very much!

Monday, November 27th 2017

I love this teacher – “Emma”

Monday, November 27th 2017

nice to learn :)

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

thank you teacher

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Hi,
Thank you very much Emma your explication is very easy

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Hello and hope you’re doing well. Thanks for your nice and comprehensive presentation. that was really great.

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Thank you very much Teacher, I’m so happy to star learning

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Thanks, a lot Emma!

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

thank you :)

Thursday, November 30th 2017

Hi,Emma!many thanks for all of the videos that you upload they are helping me so much to improve my English skills.please,make videos about how to become a translator or interprete and how handle the terminology of the language,make a video about biblical English and how understand its grammar.

Warm regards,
Denis,

Thursday, November 30th 2017

Thanx a lot!

Thursday, November 30th 2017

Thank you

Saturday, December 2nd 2017

Good class and clear explanation. Thank you.

10/10 :-)

Monday, December 4th 2017

Before I didn’t know it, how come? I don’t know but now I do. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Thank you

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

I got a perfect score! And I watched this lesson like a month ago.
Thanks again!

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Tank you, Emma. It’s a good expression.

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

I’m beginning thanks Emma

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

tank you

Thursday, December 7th 2017

How come is a informal way of communicating, preferable used when speaking than in writing.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

good lesson

Thursday, December 7th 2017

Good questions for practicing the expression “How come”

Saturday, December 9th 2017

How come I have to learn Engliah this way? How come I don’t speak English very well? How come it takes so long to speak English very well,why why why???
LOL :D

Saturday, December 9th 2017

I got 10 of 10 .. thank you beatiful teacher

Saturday, December 9th 2017

I’ll try to use it in my school English class
why come?
I like it

Sunday, December 10th 2017

can I say “why not come?”??

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you, how come in this page when you speak automatically program right in English same like in YouTube Chanel

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you Emma

Sunday, December 10th 2017

thank you

Monday, December 11th 2017

thanks

Monday, December 11th 2017

how come you are so good teaching english?

Monday, December 11th 2017

Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    Thanks so much Emma.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

I got 9/10! Great lesson Emma!!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

its a great lessen I used to use how come but I now know I had not knew carekt meaning tanks lot..

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Very very good!!!! HOW COME?

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

That’s more then a school,Thank you Emma

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

I nailed it! It was very easy!

Wednesday, December 13th 2017

Thank you so much teacher.

Wednesday, December 13th 2017

Thanks teacher

Thursday, December 14th 2017

Thank you.

Friday, December 15th 2017

thank you

Friday, December 15th 2017

Thanks, Emma!

Friday, December 15th 2017

Thanks. Ema

Sunday, December 17th 2017

Thank you Emma. I got 9 of 10.

Sunday, December 17th 2017

Thnx

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Thank you so much for help ing to learn english every day

Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Thank you teacher for this lesson. It was great.

Thursday, December 21st 2017

Thank you the best teacher, please need more videos
Hi! My name is Hue. I really want to learn to speak English. I am looking forward a friend who wants to practice English with me.
These are
my Gmail: soinganthapky@gmail.com
my Skype: huetran90
thanks.

Friday, December 22nd 2017

thanks you for the learn English

Tuesday, December 26th 2017

thank you very much emma , i got 10 of 10

Tuesday, December 26th 2017

Thanks Emma, I have learned a lot from you.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Thank you so much

Thursday, December 28th 2017

that’s great thank’s

Thursday, December 28th 2017

Emma, you are a very good teacher. You explain with a very simple lenguaje. Congratulations!

Thursday, December 28th 2017

I got 7 correct out of 10😃
Thank you so much😊

Friday, December 29th 2017

Thank you so much. You are very good teacher :D

Sunday, December 31st 2017

I got 10 marks , I am so happy , thank you

Monday, January 1st 2018

Thank you teacher for this lesson make more for speaking skill

Monday, January 1st 2018

Thank you Emma .

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

emma how can we use (as…as)? like as soon as … as possible as

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

    eg.
    1. he is walking as slow as a snail.
    2. she is as beautiful as Iswarya.
    3. Sachin is playing as well as he did last year.
    4. please, give examples as many as possible.

    Tuesday, January 9th 2018

thanks

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

thank you, Emma!

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Thank you)

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Great! Interesting! Thanks!

Thursday, January 4th 2018

hi teacher Emma how come you don’t e ven come in Africa to teach us?

Thursday, January 4th 2018

Thank you Emma🙏

Friday, January 5th 2018

thanks

Friday, January 5th 2018

thanks a lot. I very like lesson with you

Friday, January 5th 2018

Good lesson.
Thank you so much, I like your lesson, Emma. Well done!
P.S.Have a good new year!

Saturday, January 6th 2018

Thanks a lot for this lesson. It is interesting and understandable.

Sunday, January 7th 2018

Good explanation

Sunday, January 7th 2018

thank you Emma.

Sunday, January 7th 2018

Emma is awesome. I have used this site for a long time. This site is a gift comes from God.

Sunday, January 7th 2018

Thank you Emma…wonderful and very useful lecture. Keep it up!

Sunday, January 7th 2018

great class!

Monday, January 8th 2018

thank you emma

Monday, January 8th 2018

Thank you Emma! Your topics are always fantastic!

Monday, January 8th 2018

Thanks engvid

Monday, January 8th 2018

THANKS, NICE EXPLANATION

Tuesday, January 9th 2018

It’s fun

Tuesday, January 9th 2018

thank you for teaching

Tuesday, January 9th 2018

thank you very much

Wednesday, January 10th 2018

Thank you very much!

Thursday, January 11th 2018

It was very useful for review. Thank you very much.

Friday, January 12th 2018

Thank you for this lesson

Saturday, January 13th 2018

Thank u Emma…Very nice :)

Saturday, January 13th 2018

Thanks a lot

Sunday, January 14th 2018

Thanks Emma, how come you never answer the comments? i think you should do that.

Monday, January 15th 2018

Thank you very much for this lesson

Monday, January 15th 2018

thank you

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

i can not thank you anough

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

Thank you so much for this lesson. My quiz point is 100.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

thanks Emma
i get 100

Wednesday, January 17th 2018
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