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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 many versions of “must” were introduced in the English class?

"James must have driven his car, because it is too far to walk." What type of "must" is this?

"You must buy that shirt. It's on sale." What type of "must" is this?

If you think somebody has no choice, and has to do something, it is:

If you believe something was true in the past, which of the following forms do you use?

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149 Comments on “Modals in English – “must””

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Thanks for your lesson. It is very interesting and attractive. I really love this video!

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

    I Must have started on Engvid in 2009

    Sunday, March 26th 2017


Wednesday, October 6th 2010


Wednesday, October 6th 2010

thank you som much teacher.. i scored 5/5 xD

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

thanks our nice teacher .. that’s very help me ..

but i have to ask you ? is that means obligation ?

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

the test was easy but the explanation was a little bit difficult…

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

The video class was very useful. I watch the videos at lunch time every day.

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

It is very hard to understand,I did only two from the five. I have to wach the video again thanks a lot.

Wednesday, October 6th 2010


Wednesday, October 6th 2010

i musts stedy agan because i got 2 out of 5
MESY from botswana Thinku James

Thursday, October 7th 2010

you have done a great job man. i was looking for the lesson like this one.can you please use the word ‘flout’and ‘flaunt’ in two different sentences to distinguish them

Thursday, October 7th 2010

Well I must pay attention or watch this video again because i got this “You scored 4 out of 5.”

Thursday, October 7th 2010

Thank you. I must study this lesson over and over, or I will forget it. :)

Thursday, October 7th 2010

its a request for sending some sample papers of cat exams on my mail id …


Friday, October 8th 2010

i LOVE this teacher!

Friday, October 8th 2010

I also like to this teacher.You explained possible ways of using must in English very well

Friday, October 8th 2010

Exellent work James. I like English and your explanation is always very helpful. Thank you. I would like to ask you some questions if I can. If you respond to this I will.

Saturday, October 9th 2010

It is always greatful, I look your envid lessons over, even if it´s easy to understand … … … Good Job.
By the way my teacher Minerva is nice and good at it, but not like you… At least she is pretty!! lol

Sunday, October 10th 2010


Sunday, October 10th 2010

thank very much,
but you speak too fast! we’re student..bye fella

Sunday, October 10th 2010

i gotta a doubt
im askin my freind about his visit to a finished party
here im submitting two question so u guz have to help me findin out which one is right sentence to put in
1.how does the party went
2. how did the party go

Sunday, October 10th 2010

    Hi,Logeshawaran,,i wanna help u…
    u could say..2,How did the party go? it makes more sense. hope will help,

    Monday, October 11th 2010

pls pls pls pls help me out

Sunday, October 10th 2010

As far as I know, Logeshwaran,.. that sentence doesn´t have sense!! I´d say, how was the party the last night? or something like that…
See you guys!!!

Monday, October 11th 2010

thank u so much guys, the ideas from u 2 will definetly do me some favour infuture

Monday, October 11th 2010

Hello James! Thank you for your lessons! May i ask you a question? Could we use ” Mr E can’t be happy” instead of ” Mr E must not be happy”. If yes, what is the difference? Thank for your answer.

Monday, October 11th 2010

You welcome, I hope you´ve short out your hazy question!! my friend!!! Cheer up!!

Monday, October 11th 2010


Monday, October 11th 2010


Monday, October 11th 2010

“You must have been tired yesterday.” I am confused, is this perfect present or pass tense?

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

    hello William. It is perfect present, but the meaning is past. “You must have been tired yesterday.” It is your logical conclusion based on some facts and present perfect helps you to make the meaning past.

    Saturday, October 16th 2010

i have been struggling for over 30 yrs to get my high school diploma and was not successful because of learning disability and for the first time i was looking at rhis video and it is the best thing that ever happpen i was able to understand teacher james may god bless u you are a excellent teacher keep upp the good work

Friday, October 15th 2010

excellent teacher

Friday, October 15th 2010

Thank you!

Sunday, October 17th 2010

hi sorry to say you were very fast you know we are learner so you must be slow

Sunday, October 17th 2010

Hello James,this is interesting,I must be with your teaching everyday; I must not miss it.

Sunday, October 17th 2010

You scored 5 out of 5. i dont believe….but its happened..i must had believe…

Monday, October 18th 2010

    if you use have or had you must change the verb in past participle- believed

    Wednesday, February 16th 2011

thanks ! teacher James….you are so cute ! also, hahaha.
it’s so helpfull….video

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Bravo ! I love you so much , you can teach me for get knowledge , thank you so much.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

great james you are really james bond in engvid

Sunday, October 24th 2010

    LOL! It’s funny because it’s true.

    Friday, October 29th 2010

i enjoyed the lesson along with all other video lessons.Thank you for your time and effort .

Monday, October 25th 2010

Wonderfull, I understood the lesson perfect

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

This is very helpful! but Sorry until now I cannot get it! What should I do.. It’s very hard for me to understand it and construct in my mind. Although, I repeatedly to watch this, it’s very hard.
Sir, Do you have any suggestion on how to improve my grammar, so,it will be very easy to me to talk in my colleague and what should I do to improve my communication using English.
Could you correct this comment also if my grammar and construction of my sentences is correct.
Thank you very much Sir..


Tuesday, October 26th 2010

hello!!, my name is Nallely , well, i have problems with, the present perfect simple & continuous!!, i don´t understand anything!!
i´m froom Tijuana, Mexico,also, you know, the english is not very well here, but i know to much because i love english, but, haha, i don´t understand that little thing!! and my english teacher doesn´t explain very good.
can you help me!!

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

OMG!! Im learning English in Toronto!! you are awesome, I wanna take your class:)

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

wow this is amazing good lesson, I got an english exam tmr hope this will help !

Thursday, October 28th 2010

Dear James,
Thank you so much for this lesson.
I must have been so confused when I saw the video for the first time, Mr E. does not have hands. He must not have a watch.

Saturday, October 30th 2010

my friend is 3 or 4th child to his parants.
How i ask question..like which child you are! is this right way?

Sunday, October 31st 2010

Sorry, Shahrukh. James is very busy working and cannot reply to personal email.

Monday, November 1st 2010

    I am from Pakistan and I only want guideline to get command over English Language up to a moderate level. if you can do it please help me.

    Thanks & regards

    Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Dear James
thank you very much for this lesson
how can I speak like a native speaker (american speaker) quickly and automatically

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Hola, James como estas? I saw you in you tube and I love the way you teach.
I have a big problem I can’t understand my reading teacher at all! Well almost 75% of the student do not understand her :O( will be having test soon about main idea, support details, central main ideas, and all about that. Please help me I must pass my test because if don’t pass it I can’t star take my regular class of Respiratory Therapy.
Gracias James.

Thursday, November 4th 2010

hi !!!

I would like to know abou ` GET

Thursday, November 4th 2010

hello i would like to than u a lot ur realy great n i like ur mteaching method its so helpful my reguest is to giv more examplz about words uzing whenever u mention a new word

Friday, November 5th 2010

Hey Mr. James!
I just want to say, that you are my role model. I’m going to become an English teacher, and the way to do your job, the way you explain the material is probably the best I’ve ever seen. I always loved teachers with a nice sense of humor, and I believe that “fun” is an extremely important part of learning, no matter what.
So I look forward to your lessons. Keep being well.
P.S. Mr.engVid I know you read these comments so please let James know about the words above =))
Maybe I’ll motivate him to do more)

Sunday, November 7th 2010

    Of course, licherok. James does read the comments too, but I will make sure he does see yours.

    Sunday, November 7th 2010

very good class!

Sunday, November 7th 2010

James, we miss you but we continue watching your web site!

thanks and greetings to everyone at Hansa!!

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Thank u, so much indeed.. I would like to participate in a chat room, how can I do it?

Thursday, November 11th 2010

heyy…i MUST thank u fr that\m/

Monday, November 15th 2010

Good job! Thankyou.

Monday, November 15th 2010

You’re the best! Thank you!

Friday, November 19th 2010

Jamesssss…we love you!!rsrsrs
You look like Taye Diggs- Private Practice actor!!!

Sunday, November 21st 2010

sencks now i knew ,,must,, better than before. :*

Sunday, November 21st 2010

sorry i do not know have you got my sms or no? pleas write hear if they are coming (Sms) sorry for my inglish

Sunday, November 21st 2010

james is professional teacher.
and you are fun !

Sunday, November 28th 2010

very simple and logical explanation.. nice..

Monday, December 6th 2010

Thank u so much Mr.james u r a good teacher ..ur way of teaching is very intersing & very funny at the same time ….go on

Saturday, December 11th 2010

Thanks James..

Sunday, December 12th 2010

hi , i wanna ask something , that’s in ( you must have been yesterday )) as I’ve learnt it’s present Perfect so why has he used yesterday in the tense ? can u answer to me ?

Monday, December 20th 2010

thanks so much….

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010

55 I feel fun. You are my best teacher. You can teach Grammar is fun. thx.

Monday, December 27th 2010

Hey James, you must follow my rules! and you must not break the rules! bye…you must….you must….you must and etc…….!

Friday, December 31st 2010

I loved this lessons..Also, teachers are very friendly..:)
thank you for your helps….

Monday, January 3rd 2011


Friday, January 7th 2011


Friday, January 7th 2011

I like your videoclass!! He Is funny and I learning a lot!! Thank you!

Friday, January 7th 2011

James, thank you for your lessons, this one was really awesome and helpful!

Saturday, January 15th 2011

I like your videoclass,too. I learn many things easly. I am from Turkey. I love English lessons because of you :) Thanks a lot!:)

Sunday, January 16th 2011

Nice teaching !

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

Nice teaching
due to your teaching i don’t miss your any lessons although i know some of them

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

James, I like the way, you do your job !!!

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

hello janmes
now i’m in toronto
and i really wanna go ur class!
could you tell me where are you working?
jinny8801 [ a t ] naver [ d o t ] com this is my e-mail
plz send me back!

take care!

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Very clear explanation! Thanks!

Monday, March 7th 2011

My life has changed thanks to your lessons:-) thank you so much James

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

Hi James, mi score was 4 of 5, it must have been just coincidence,it must at all.
Thanks again!

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

i love your awesome teachings

Sunday, March 27th 2011

i like it

Saturday, April 30th 2011


Monday, May 2nd 2011

its so interesting

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Jame’s great.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

please talk less but more certain

Monday, May 23rd 2011

I agree with YO, if you talk less and write more your class would be better

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

I became a James’ fan. He is funny and he has the most important gift, which is to teach in a nice way of thinking. I’m taking an English Business course in Boston and from now on I will watch your videos. How many lessons do you believe I should take per day?

Sunday, June 19th 2011

Dear!Can you help me improve my pronunciation. when i talk with others, nobody can understand what i am talking.my vocabulary is not good to be able to explain them to understand.I have been practising to improve my pronunciation by listening the native speaking.However,when i don’t speaking follow them, my speaking is wrong.So hard for me. Please help me.

Monday, July 4th 2011

thanks sir now iknow the uses of must nad ilike your way of teaching and your mr. E

Friday, July 8th 2011

thanks a lot James!
you are great!
Edyta from Poland

Monday, July 18th 2011

this must have been great lesson teacher, because you must have studied too much this class, I think you must take a vacations, because you must be tired, I think tou must be married and you must have children. I must study mor e english. See you teacher.

Monday, August 22nd 2011

I Have a question that u have made,
He must not happy.
but i think it can also in this way
He must unhappy.

Monday, August 29th 2011

    hii learner- don’t mind anything..you have written a sentence – “He …..Happy:”
    I would like to let you know that this sentence is not correct because there is not anyverb verb in it.Must is actually the modal but a sentece must have a main verb and in your sentence the main verb would be “to be”-that appropriately fit here and rest of the things are ok..

    Tuesday, November 8th 2011

I thought that I m too stupid to learn English. You show me that It is not true :) I must wacht only your lesson :)

Monday, October 17th 2011

    Hi, starosta2001, you made a mistake. It should be”I must only watch your…”

    Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

I’ll see this class more then one time, because I don’t understood well.
But I’m so glad for informations and tips.
see you

Monday, October 17th 2011

thank you for this lesson,,i understand now clearly …..

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Hiii James
First of all, I want to ask you-“How are you?How everything is happening in your life”.I have a problem of the formation of second question from the quiz-The first part of the sentence is in past tense so it logically or grammatically concludes that the rest of the senteces must be in past tense but it has been formed as “It is too far to walk” but I believe that it must have been made in past tense as “It was too far to walk”.Sir,I would like to request you that if I am wrong then please let me tell its correct answer..Awaiting for your reply and also rectify my sentences if anything is found incorrect or inappropriate….

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

it is nice to watch the video…..awesome!!!

Thursday, December 29th 2011


Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thanks a lot James for your lessons on Modals. Now I am very confident on how and when to use modals

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Fantastic! (from Brazil)

Sunday, February 12th 2012

James is the best!:))))))))

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi dude! It”s a best lessons as I have saw earlier

Monday, May 28th 2012

good explanation.
you’re my best teacher.

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Good teaching, anyway,
Why don’t you give examples and their explanation of “must” in question patterns, for instances,
1) Must I beleive her? .. (Present/necessary)
2) (must) I believe her ? ..(Past /necessary)
3) ……(belive) her? (Past/possibility)

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Thank you.
Can I say.
You must be eating. Necessary.

Friday, August 10th 2012

I like the way you teaching. how can we explain must in interrogative way?

Monday, September 17th 2012

thanks for support to get english easily. really it is very well and helpful.

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Hi Mr James. Your lesson is very nice but can you change your habit of pointing your middle finger? Plz. (^o^)

Thursday, October 25th 2012

hi,james i have 1 doubt..pls help me..
A)you have to do ur homework
B)you must do ur homework
its an order given by teacher..isn’t?..
so i think A is right but my friend says B is right..can u pls solve our confusion..if B right tell me why??

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

5/5 ;)nice

Friday, March 8th 2013

Thank You sir……..I learn many things by your lesion.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thanks for this lesson …but please if it is possible to give us the lesson of must and may in epistimic and radical use

Monday, April 15th 2013

Dear James. I liked your lesson very much. I must watch all your lessons, because I want to improve my English without going to Toronto.

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

    Me too!

    Sunday, June 1st 2014

I like this lessones so much

Saturday, August 17th 2013

thank you
I must not forget to study in Engvid site

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

thank you teacher. I was lost of point

Thursday, February 20th 2014

a bit difficult to understand.

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

I only watch your videos! They are great!

Sunday, June 1st 2014

3/5. I need to review it again.

Saturday, July 19th 2014

Ok, 100 % , Thanks James.

Sunday, August 17th 2014

thanks, modals was so boring topic for me but now I am realy enjoying it

Monday, May 4th 2015

thank you very much, modals was so boring topic for me but now I am realy enjoying it

Monday, May 4th 2015

Thank you James. About “MUST”, It’s all clear now!
I must recommend engvid to my friends! :D

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thanks teacher.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

it must be fun if i could’ve had a teacher like you james, with something like mr. E
ho ho
and if my grammar above incorrect, correct me :D

Monday, January 25th 2016

I’m a little confused. Because
I have not detailed what I learned .

Friday, January 29th 2016

    but Very good teacher teaches .

    Friday, January 29th 2016

thanks a lot!

Monday, March 14th 2016

Hey James. Nice to know you. Do you have other video about the differences betwenn modals? Really need to understand when I have to use should/have to/might/ etc.

Monday, May 16th 2016

Thanks for the lesson, it was very useful.

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Wow, this was a complicated lesson because we have to remember the four meaning of “must” as a logical conclusion, strong recommendation, necessity, and prohibition, but after of all I have got to achieve my goals and taking notes I can understand a little better. Thanks a lot, teacher James, as always a good explanation and performance.

Saturday, December 31st 2016

thanks for this lesson James…

Saturday, August 19th 2017

I must be happy after this excellet video. I got 80%.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you very much James for a good lesson!

Saturday, August 25th 2018

It’s first time that I got one answer correct of five what happened James I didnt understand.

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

Hello James,

It’s first time, I understand the structure “must”. Your expression is very smart. Thanck a lot.

Friday, March 20th 2020

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