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Great! Thank you Emma.

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    Yep! GREAT tip to improve our speaking and writing skills.

    Now the best is yet to come; to put it into real use.

    Bye for now.

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    hey, how are you doing?

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    Yeah, the lesson was great, my score:1/1 :D

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Thank you!! : )

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    Hi pilar I´m glad to meet you? you Speak Spanish? where are you from ? (city)

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      Yes I speak Spanish. I am Peruvian. : )

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        Hi pilar I´m glad to meet you! Peru is beatiful country maybe one day I will to travel to LIMA and stayed on MIRAFLORES… nice place coast line deliciuos food pretty women like you… take care sorry for my english… PERU is brother country of COLOMBIA.

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    Awesome pic!

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      Thanks! : )

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        Hello Pilav,do you marry me? I want to live in Usa

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        well done

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    Hi Pilar,

    I would like to practice my English with you and be your friend. Of course if you would like too. My email is: seferova.r@gmail.com . Hope to hear from you soon.


    Profile photo of Roya Seferova Roya Seferova

      Hi Roya!
      Could you please give me an advice for learning English, In September I’m going to study an English course, it would be very useful to hear or know what a master English student has a say on the language.
      Thanks in advance!

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        Hello Basri,

        Are you going to do a course in your country or abroad? Your English seems good. If you want to improve your language, you need to learn English vocabulary every day. And you know, you shouldn’t forget about English grammar. All in all, you should surround yourself with this language. That is listening to the music, watching TV, reading newspapar and so on, all in the English language. And after a while, you will see your results. I hope this will help. If you have other questions about English, you can write to my e-mail.

        Best Regards,

        Profile photo of Roya Seferova Roya Seferova

          Thank you for replaying to me, it was kind of u!
          I am going to attend an English course abroad(actually the country I was born at, hehehe, Sweden)
          Your advice was really helpful, thank again!
          Ok I will write and ask you anything I wonder, hehehe if you don’t mind :)

          Best Regards

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    Hi Pilar. I’m interested in Learning English.I would like to practice with you English and to be your friend.This is my skype id: hamid.abdi90 .Hope you will text me soon

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Always excellent classes! Thanks Emma!

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Really thanks!

You caught me in the exercises where you used “in spite” instead of “despite”

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    Despite = In spite of but despite is more formal. h

    Profile photo of Briklend Handersson Briklend Handersson


    “In spite of” is always followed by “of” + gerund/”the fact that”/noun, while “Despite” is NEVER followed by the preposition “of”.

    For more examples you might as well check out the “Get it right!” section at http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/despite

    Un cordial saludo,

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      Thanks, David !:)

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Hi Emma,

Another fantastic lesson. Congrats for your great job.

But I still have a question: is it grammatically correct to say “I personally prefer/think/believe…” or this adverb “personally” is redundant?

Thank you.

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      it is very useful lesson.

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Thank you Emma :)

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Thank you

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Tnx emma for the useful lesson……

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That’s really cool and also useful, too.
Thank you!

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Emma, this lesson was awesome! You’re very beautiful and a great teacher.


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Thank you Emma , Your lesson and Quiz is very useful for me and other people.

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Good stuff!

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good good!!

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Emma, very nice lesson. I got 100 out of 100. Thank you Prof. Emma. h

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I was waiting this lesson a long time ago. thanks a lot

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Hi, I would like to ask, why even though I can understand all the lessons, I have problems with understanding films or TV. Thank you

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This is quite confusing but your great explanation made it easy to understand everything.
Thank you Emma.
I look forward to get next video from you soon:-)

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Dear Emma,
I hope you are fine.
In fact, this lesson cleared up my questions about how can I use these conjunctions / prepositions. I got a score 100 in quiz. 8-)
Thank you very much for your explanation.
Let’s keep in touch.

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I got 100 , thanks Emma.
which of these conjunctions are formal?
I think “nevertheless” is most formal, can we use it in conversation?

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    Hi friend. I understood that all of them are formal the same way, but we can use them in formal conversation, whenever we want to sound better.

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Dear Emma thanks.

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Hi, Emma!It was a very helpful lesson. Thanks a lot.

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Fantastic! I did it 100!)

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Thank you Emma

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9/10 thanks Emma for the trick :)))

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Thank you Emma!

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thanks ever so much Emma!
Your lesson was really helpful for me because today i have a writing exam and I have to practice my writing with “connectors” I would be very thankful with you teachers if you could make a video about “ECCE speaking test” which consist in personal information, problem solving as you mentioned in this video.

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    ECCE From CEN maybe?

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thank you so much Emma!
u make me absolutely clear about this topic, very easy! :-)

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so thanks miss Emma I hope to get more

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Hi Emma I love your engish classes, but I need more exercices about this topic. How can I take ?

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thank you Emma :)

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Fantastic lesson, Emma. Thank you!!!

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    Let me see if you did!

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Thanx Emma, it’s a great lesson and easy to understand.

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Hello Emma
although lesson is pap, I will keep practicing in order to have good memory.

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Thanks Emma for the lesson!

English is a difficult language to learn, nevertheless you make it easier for us.

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this is helpful

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it’s very useful. thanks

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Thank you for lesson

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Thank you Emma, great lesson.

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thanks alot teacher Emma for this great lesson I really appreciate it.

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Sad…. I got 8/10

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You didn’t say anything about “in spite” or I’m inattentive.

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Great Emma ! Thank you.

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Thanks, Emma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you so much! It’s very useful information!

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Thank you so much.I am always confused about using the other part of this case such as despite,in spite of,nevertheless..But now it is okay:)

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thank you, Emma.
it’s very tricky quiz, i got 8/10
cause: in spite of

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I didn’t know you could choose two answers at a time

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i got 8/10..Thanks for the knowledge

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this is the greatest lesson i’ve ever seen.it’s really awesome
and i got 9 correct answer

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Excellent, Emma!

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very useful!!!

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Thanks Emma!Great Lesson

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Thank you Emma. Good Teacher.

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Despite my foggy memory, I got 10/10
thanks Emma!!!!
It was tatally helpful!!!!

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sorry Someone here is from Bogota D.C. Colombia? or any city of this country?

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thank you :)

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Awesome! Thank you, Emma:)

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Very good lesson Emma. This week I had a situation in which I had to express opposition in written english.
Very useful trick.

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Tans Emma

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It become things a bit more clear!!!

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Hi Emma,
Thanks for your lesson. In Vietnam now, Although All people want to learn Chinese, I prefer learning English. Chinese is quite popular ; Nevertheless, I prefer English.
Thanks for your useful trick to giving the opposing ideal

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Hi guys I’m new here I want to learn how to speak English and a good grammar

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Thank you so much :))

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thanks maam.Emma but i want to talk with you

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Emma, you are the best.

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Thanks teacher emma for another very useful trick..

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8/10 Great lesson!

In my work, although some people want to learn French, I prefer learning english =)

Thank’s a lot!

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Thanks Emma! I enjoy this lesson and your teaching.

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Thanks for the tips! i enjoyed your informative video. :)

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Thank you so much Emma.

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thank you for the advantage lesson. waiting the next one

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Another very good tips!

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You are an excellent teacher Emma, thank you!

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    Hi, Jacqueline Hernandez

    I would like to practice my English with you and extend our language skills together. This is my email: seferova.r@gmail.com . I look forward to your reply.


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Thank you.

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thanks for this lesson. its very very useful.

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Very useful!
Thank you, Emma!

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its really very helpful for me. Thank you so much Emma.

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Thank you Emma! It was very helpful, the main point was the opposition!

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I got 10 thanks!

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I Always love your presentation….,and of course your teaching levels are groovy :-)

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A wonderful lecture! Keep it up

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9/10 Although, even though, in spite of, nevertheless, however, all this are words which shows the opposite. And how about the most used, the universal “On the other hand”? Tank you, Emma.

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    Thank you Emma

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100/100. Very, very happy. Thank you, Emma!!!

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good lesson but you don’t tell us about in spite

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100/100, thank you for this good lesson , Emma.

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many thanks
good luck

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thank you very much Emma

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Hi Emma, thank you for your informative lesson.
But personally, I find this a diplomatic way of speech. I hate people saying this to me especially if they are my boss; my friend, that’s fine. It is kind of hypocritical. In Hong Kong slang: “一啖沙糖一啖金”

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Thank you!

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Although I like the other teachers , I prefer you Emma :P
Thanks a lot :D

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    Thank you, Emma. It’s great lesson and I am new commer here. I think i will be your fan.

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I took 8/10 without watching the video

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Hi Valen, I really enjoy your videos, however, it is too bad that you don’t know the difference between the word continent and the word consonant, as you have clearly demonstrated in your video, ‘Comparative Adjectives’. North America is a continent. B,C,D,F, etc. are consonants.

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thank you Emma, you are the best. I want to talk with you.

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Thank you Emma Ma’am, for such a nice session . we will wait for more such session from you.

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many thanks emma.. it helps me a lot..

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thank you. despite the school learning, i prefer online learning))

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I’ve appreciated that…

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Great lesson!
Although many people study only the material of their courses, I prefer complement them with engvid’s lessons.

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    Haha yes you gave an example about that lesson :) And it’s true also :)

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Thank you Very much Emma.

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10/10. Thanhyou very much!

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thank u c:

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Awesome! really helpful :)

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Thank you for the wonderful lecture. It reminded me of the words that I forgot to use.

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Thank you, Emma, for this useful lesson. I’ve made 2 mistakes and I’ll correct them :)

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Hi Emma. Thanks for lesson. I have a question. Whats the different in spite then others?

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Gym is the most effective manner to improve your health, nevertheless diet is also improtant. Thank you very much Emma!

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thank you Emma for this lesson.I am new n the website.
can you explain some grammar like when and while.thank you again.

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Very useful!, such a great English lesson

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Dear Teacher Emma Thanks!
I believe This Lesson so I Understand Very Well I think These Word are same or similar as although,even though,in spite and despite
So Prefer learning english

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Thank to madam u r teaching and thinking tremendous …..

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Hello Emma. you are a excelent teacher. this lesson was wonderfull. Thanks.

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thanks i find it useful.

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very nice teacher

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although it was an easy lesson ,i had more experience

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It is very useful lession. I got 10 right. Thank the web engvid.com so much.

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Thank you! Although this lesson was very helpful, I didn’t find anything about using expression ” in spite of “. It was used in the title of this video as well as a part of the quiz but it wasn’t mentioned in the video.

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Hi Emma!
I really enjoyed your videos, thank you so much! =)
I want to know that what’s difference about these words:
even / even though / despite / in spite of

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you are excellent teacher I can understand everything perfectly
thank you for all of this ,

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Thanks Emma. I love your lecture.

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thank u so much

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Thank you Emma.

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Very essential information! Thanx. Love your pronounciation!

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its very helpfull. thankyou emma.

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Emma, you’re awesome! Thanks!

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This video was very helpful.

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You’re wonderful, Emma

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Although some members of Engvid got bad score,I got 10 correct out of 10 ;)
it’s a joke guys.Good luck to all members.
thank you for the lesson

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Thank you.

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Dear Emma !
I just have no words to express my seep gratitude
You and your Colleagues are doing so much important job for people around the world specially students.
you’re my best teacher…
Warmest Regards

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Thank you so much !

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hi how are you mam

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Thank you, Emma.

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mind blowing lesson got 8/10
thank you very much for this video

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thanks Emma … :*

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thanks for teaching

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Good Emma, thank you!

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I cant understand the differ between in spit and despite ???
even thought I took 7 in the quiz , but I am really enjoy the lesson
correct sentence?

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Althought some people preffer learn With teacher Alex, I prefer learn with teacher Emma!!

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thanks a lots I got 100 score in test
wowowo. ! I enjoy very well

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I start to get the grammar! I could not understand it before, thanks Emma!

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thank you very much Emma.

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Thank you Emma!It is super useful!!!!!

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thanks Emma.

I’m got 9 correct out of 10

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thank you teacher :) . 10

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thank you Emma…it is really helpful to me….

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Thanks for your lessons) like you!)

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I got 10 to 10…

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ohh, I’m got 8 correct out of 10 !!!!
ths Emma

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In spite of the mistake I made while I did the quiz, I got 60 scores and I found the lesson very helpful. Thank you Emma

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thank you

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Thank You Emma, it was great lesson, I used to had difficult of these expressions, now after watching this Video everything will be cristal clear especially with your way of teaching , so helpfull and clear

Thanks again
Btw: I’v Got 10/10 :))

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That was a very useful lesson. Thank you very much.

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Great class, I like it!!

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Thank you so much Emma! Regards from Venezuela.

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Great job!
Thanks, Emma.

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I think your explained was not good enough to show the main difference between each words ….. thanks anyway :)


Thanks Emma, awesome helpful lesson, like all of your lessons.

I have two questions:
1. Does “nonetheless” has the same meaning as “nevertheless”?
2. Does “in spite of” has the same meaning as “despite”?

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Thanks, Emma. It is very useful lesson.

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Good Lesson, Thanks Emma! :)

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U made English lovely language

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Good class, Emma, and great pronunciation! Thanks

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Thanks Emma for such great explanations. Thanks from Valencia – Spain.

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Thank you Emma… Although I learned these lessons in class, I understood clearly your explanation and examples here… Great!

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Super video! Thank u!

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thank you i will see more

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Very good! Thanks Emma.

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thank you!♥

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Thank you very much, Emma!

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She is our angel, thanks Emma

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thanks enma.

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9/10 very bad. but thank you.

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thank you so much .. it is going to help me lot to learn

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Thank you very much.

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very nice to learn it

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Tanks a lot Emma.

You are really a good teacher.

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it’s great to have a teacher like Emma…Ma’am your lesson really helps me in my composition..thanks

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It was really good video,thanks Emma.

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Some people prefer learning english pay for the course, I prefer learning english at engVid with Emma

Is it correct?

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I need more of this…only six good¡¡

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Thank you ver y much, it is very useful

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100 percent. I’m so happy. I wanna make a friend with everyone. my gmail is buianh9714@gmail.com.hihi. I wanna learn English. thanks !

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Thank you. This video is really helpful for me.

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Thanks Emma :)

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in spite of the warm of the spring,i prefer living in winter.
Despite the advantage of the day,i prefer enjoying the night,because i am a vampire.

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Does anyone want to speak with me? I want to improve my speaking. My skype is amiri8841

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I only got 7… but anyway, thank you emma for this lesson… i learn something new again…

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Ema you are the best!!!

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Emma, despite you missed to explain the meaning and the use of the word “in spite of”, I exceeded the test. (oh, what lie !)

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Thank you

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thanks..now i knew it

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I got 80. The phrase “in spite” confused me.

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Very useful expression , thank you Emma.

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Thank you too much Emma, you are a really good teacher.

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thank you, I was looking for the right way to express the opposite ideas

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Thank you Emma

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Hi. Thank for the clear lesson.
DESPITE the cristal-clear lesson, I have a doubt:

Is it mandatory to add the comma when starting the sentence with a subordinate clause?
“Although I prefer skiing (,) many people prefer running”.

Somewhere I saw that british grammar makes it optional (not a mistake like the quizz states).

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    Sorry for the spelling mistakes done before. =)

    Should I use “Despite” followed only by a name, not by a verb as you said?
    Can’t I say “Despite LOVING the beech, I prefer the mountain”?

    Thank you.

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Finnaly, I learned to make opposing ideas in English!

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thank You Emma

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thank you a
so yuo are teacher in the best teacher

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Hi Emma how are you doing? i hope everything is ok; First of all, let say that i’m learning so much with this classes. But in this quiz, i saw some question about inspite, and i think you have forgotten to explain the rules about that subject, havent you? i now because failured in both of them on the quiz. thankyou. you have helped us to learn better and better. i’ve got no words to thankyou, bye

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akıt gelsin 10 da 10 =)

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Great Emma

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that was a very good lesson! Thanks Emma!

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I got 10 correct out of 10.
Although many websites are here and there,
i like to say the best is engvid.com, especially you.
thank you.
see you.

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Thanks Emma, this class is great

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I have not found form “in spite of” during the lesson

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thnak you very much!

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thank you engvid thnk you Emma :D

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Dear EMMA i don’t think if you have mentioned in-spite in your lecture. Could you please elaborate where we should use despite and where in-spite with few examples plzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Thank you, Emma !!!

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Emma, how are you? Thank you for your wonderful teaching in English.

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Very thanks, Emma !!!

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Scored 9/10
Good tips to sound better in speaking…

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This lesson was very useful. Thank you.

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Despite time limit, I start study English.

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thanx Miss Emma

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I think we should always use ‘of’ after in spite-Am I right miss?

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thank you Emma <3

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Thank you for your lesson.it’s very useful but i think you didn’t “in spite of”.Although English is look tough sometime, i’m still going to study.

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Thank you so much for your support;)

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Emma tanks. You are very kind and a good teach. I understand easy.

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Enna you’r the best one!!! :*

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Emma, Thank you for this informative lesson.

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I´m enjoying all class from Emma and I´m study english in india is so difficult fpr learn here I´m desappointed to came here because just my teachers speaking good english theather people they english are awful so I need pratice with people who speak english correctly and they be able to correct me if I´m going wrong….Someone here please

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    it is hilarious,you will get used to it,as long as you pratise more

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I got 10 correct out of 10. I so proud of myself. Thank you emma.

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Although many people like other English lessons, I prefer Emma’s lessons, cos she is awesome

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I got 10/10 thank for your usefull lesson Emmma

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Although many people think learning English is difficult, I prefer studying English.
Even though many people go to bed early, I prefer staying up late.
Despite that many people love action movies, I prefer sci-fi movies.
In spite of the pressure of two babies, I also decided to raise my second child.
Most of western people like to drink wine,Nevertheless, Most of eastern people like to drink white spirit.
Many western people like coffee,However, Many eastern people prefer green tea.

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very excellent
very useful
& effective

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Thanks so much Emma

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Thanks very much, the lesson are very interesnting and easy to learn.

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I need to improve my writing skill.

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Hi Emma Thank you.Your lesson,accent is awesome.Emma, i watched some videos here.But I can’t undertand other teachers,because they speak very fastly.So I want share video that about essay

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thank Emma and ENGVID instituate

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Thanks a lot

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very useful , thank you very much .

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Thanks a lot, Emma!

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Dispite the fact that many people like meat, I prefer vegetable. :D Thank you Emma.Happy Study

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Hi Emma & everyone~

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why some times the punctuation of however diverse
and other times we use
wish a quick answer

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    I think that this “;” (semicolon) is commonly used to link ideas (to show that the second sentence is a contrast to the first sentence in this case).

    I guess that there is no difference between that two structures and both are correct. :)

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thanks for answering
is your English strong enough to correct essays
i am practicing for academic writing and my test will take place in September . and i need some one to correct essays for me
if yes then i am looking forward for your acceptance

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thanks Emma
Although your lecture was very useful,but it might be better if you had explained how can we use “in spite” too.
All in all thanks
get it good!

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Thank you very much.

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Many thanks to this awsome lesson.

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merci Emma ! for the lesson and the quiz :)
very easy to understand the little differences

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Thank you so much Emma. It’s really helpful.

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Thanks Emma for this piece of knowledge but you didn’t explain inspite of ….how to become use to of these ?

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Thanks Emma for this useful tip that you provided.

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think you


Thak you emma

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This is very helpful. thank you Gemma!

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Eventhough some people want to listen to another teacher, but I love to listen your recording

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Although many people study with different teachers,I prefer Emma. Thank you Emma.

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Thank you Emma. It very good lesson.

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Emma ia a greate teacher and has greate personality.thanks Emma

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Thanks Emma.

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I want to add something :1-Despite do not take (of), In spite taking (of) .
2- Despite and In spite of take a gerund (verb ending with (ing) but we use it like a Noun) .
Ex:Despite being on time to the lecture, we were not admitted.

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Even though used when a different so strong .
Ex:Even though the exam was easy, I failed.

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Thank you, Emma! I have got 10 correct out of 10

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tks somuch Emma. tks somuch.

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Fantabulous lecture. …..

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This is the best lesson ever!Love you Emma!

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thanks, Emma this was so useful for me as matter of fact you teaching very fluent
I lake you

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Another 100! yeayyy I’m on cloud nine :D Thanks Emma!

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Thank you, Emma.

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Thank you, Emma :)

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Very useful lesson.

8/10 The questions 4 and 5 are the same.

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Thanks teacher for your great tips.
Could you please tell me if the following sentence is correct? I used ‘gerund’ instead of noun.
“In spite of this team losing today, we will always support you, be proud of you, and remain your biggest fans forever.”

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Thank you Emma

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Thank you, awesome tips.

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Please if am i worong, correct me this sentence:
– Desbite the calm of being suburbs,I’d rather prefer being downtown.

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Thanks Emma, very nice lesson!!!

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Despite the fact that I love Guam, I prefer living in Korea. I missed my county.

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“I miss my country”. I think, this is the right sentance. Thank you Emma :D

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Excellent lesson, Emma!!

Thank you!

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Thanxs Emma for your amazing way of teaching ..

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Dsespite English is a difficult language , Emma makes it very easy .

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Thank you, Emma, I learn how to oppose ideas using what I leant this lesson.

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hi Emma

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Thanks Emma I’ve forgotten the comma..

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WoW!!! 10/10 Thank you very much, Emma!!!

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I can understand very well. thank you Ema.
Although i don’t heard “nevertheless” in conversation recently, Americans use it frequently?

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It’s useful in writing, thank you Emma.

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Many thanks Ms. Emma in this video add a new word to my English which is nevertheless …. great job

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Many thanks Ms. Emma

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Despite many teachers at engvid, I prefer Emma since she is the best.

My Greetings to my favourite teacher.
Egyptian Pharaoh

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thank you Emma

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Thank you very much Emma.yours lesson useful and wonderful.I wish waching alot of EngVi for you.see you soon

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This lesson is very helpful for me, thank you, Emma. Nice to see you again!

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Although this lesson is difficult , i perfer this lesson . I got fall score

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Great,Thank you so much Emma

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I got 10/10.Thank you Emma so much.

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You forgot explain about (in spite of ) in this video.

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    Yes. I saw that, too.

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Great job!

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I made 90 of 100. I couldn’t see in spite of in the video.

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Thank you, Emma! You are the best!

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Thank you, Emma! You are the best! And yes, you are forget to tell us about “In spite of”. I have two mistakes in the quiz.

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Help!! could you do a video about differences between forfeit and lose? Thank you

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Thank you. 100%/
Could you make a video how to develop speaking skills?

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Thanks Emma!
Can you explain how to use “in spite of”?

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I failed the test; my score was 5 out of 10 but I understood the difference of using: DESPITE and IN SPITE OF, as well as to be aware of my commas (that was my failure in sentences that look all the same to me ^^´); thank you Emma for your help!

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I got 8 is correct. I didn’t find “In spite of” in the video, so I got incorrect at number 4 and 5. But I know now

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Thank you!! great class

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I liked this video. It was good!

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You got 8 correct out of 10.
Thank you!!

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Learned a lot from this teaching!Thanks, Rebecca.

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thank you so much

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A Emma é a melhor!

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Ok… Thanks…

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Thanks ma’am

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Thaks, Emma.

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    Sorry, I meant : thanks :)

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Although some people prefer studying English in universities I prefer watching your videos

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It was really helpful thank you

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Thanks Emma !

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I would like to know if we wqnt to invite you to our home in Africa more precisely in togo will you accept to come

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This lesson is great and useful

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I m loving it.

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Thank you so much Emma! I am from Pakistan and here we people are crazy about English.We are always in search of good English teachers and you are one of them.

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Emma, thank you so much.

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thanks Emma.
despite the difficulty I, I pass the quiz

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thank you very much Emma

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Yeah!!!I got 10/10 because of Emma.Thank U

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Tanx Emma, great lesson

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Thanks, Emma

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that 8 teaches me something

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i got perfect score thank you
before this lesson i was confuse between despite and in spite of.

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    hi can you tell me is there any difference between non the less and nevertheless

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Dear Emma,
Thank you so much for this class!!! It helps me a lot and I love the way you explained it. However, in this class, you explained about using the word Despite but not In spite of, so, when I did the test I was focusing on using “Despite”. Could you please, clarify if Despite and In spite of are having the same meaning? Beast Regards, Nancy

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Hello everyone,
Can anybody tell me why on questions 4 and 5 the correct answer is “In spite of” and not “Despite of”, please?

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that was very useful for me thank you Emma ^_^

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Despite the difficulty, I somehow managed to get 100%. :D

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Although many people are native English speaker, I never give up learning English until it’s my second language.

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Thanks, Emma

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That’s great

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Thanks Emma.Although some people like speaking Chinese,I prefer speaking English.

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Thank you very much Emma

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Thank you Emma

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Thank you imma you are the best teacher in the world really you are a legend 😍😊😊❤❤

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Thanks Mrs. Emma!

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Thank you Emma.

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How’s “in the teeth of sth” and “in spite of sth”?
Are those synonyms?
How can I use?
Thank you, Emma.

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thank you Emma.

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Thanks a lot Emma. !☺

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Someone wants to practice speking?

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wonderful. Please help us to understand few common sentence and speech rate control guide

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thanks emma ,the lesson make me deeply realize the meaning of the several words ,it is helpful to me.

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thanks Emma I got 8/10. not bad

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if you look number 4 and 5;

why? :
4.In spite of the advantages of country living, I prefer living in the city. is correct and
5.In spite of the advantages of country living, I prefer living in the city.is correct.

I prefer it’s correct is :
4.Despite of the advantages of country living, I prefer living in the city.
5.Despite of the advantages of country living, I prefer living in the city.

somebody could help me?

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Thank you Emma, in spite of get 7 correct out of 10 this lesson was so cool, god bless you.

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Thank you!

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Despite the fact that many people like to eat American food, I prefer to eat Korean food. LOL.
I’m just saying to make a sentence.

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Wow, Despite the fact that my language is Urdu, I feel to be better day by day in English by learning from Engvid.

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Thanks, Emma. Doing it on the computer makes the mind confused at times. I learnt to notice minute differences among the answers provided. Great teaching and good learning.

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wonderful, thank you Emma.

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thank you Emma

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thank you Emma

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thank you emma

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I love the way you teach! Thank you very much :)

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Thanks.thge way you teach is awesome

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Hello Emma.
Despite being registred now, I wached many of your interesting videos.
Thanks a lot

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Hello Emma,
Although I’m busy, I really like to study and learn English with your excellent videos. I appreciate about it a lot.

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Although that I had some errors, I like to do my best. This lesson it is very useful I mean it helps to recognaize in a correct way these opposite ideas.

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Thanks a lot)

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Tks Emma! I love your lessons!!!

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Thank you

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Even though my friends are night owls, I prefer to be an early bird.

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This is a very useful lesson. I have now understood the differences between the words.
Thank you very much.

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thank you so much!

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Great lesson

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8/10. Even though I got a bad mark, I will go on learning! Thanks, Emma!

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I got 10 correct out of 10 on this quiz. yeah!. I extremely love your lessons. thank you so much for your teaching Emma.

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Thank you for the lesson.
I would like to ask, what is the difference between contrast and concessions? Thank you
Regards Monica.

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Thank you!!! It’s very interesting and useful)

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Thanks a lot mam for your great lesson!These tips are more useful in speaking and writing on opposite perspective.you are really explain every lesson with great eloquence.It is more informative and very clear.I like your lesson as ever.All teachers on engvid are good;nevertheless, i would prefer Emma.

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oke, i must study hard

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