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139 COMMENTS

thanks teacher so much .. it was useful lesson >>>
i still have Difficulty with grammer :( but i am working on it :)

nouf abdullah

    Good for you! Grammar is the backbone of language. Although for some English native speakers is not.

    All the best with your English.

    Regino

      Happy New Year to all EngVid viewers as well as the teaching staff of this marvelous website.

      May the odds be ever in your favor.

      Regino

        Thanks Regino!

        in 2015 I want to learn English more than past year!

        Jesus bless all
        Hugs!!

        tiagoamericoo

    this is a great way to get better our ability in English

    Luis Alberto Mateo

Thanks a lot, Jade. It seems quite unbelievable that natives keep making these mistakes, especially the “lend” vs. “borrow” one.

David

Happy New Year to you all ! :)

David

Wow, I’ve just watched it, You’re brillant I do love you, I’ve been watching your second channel, I love it! This lesson was very useful, I’ve shared it on facebook! I study By myself I love engvid. Jade I’m a big fan of yours. The pronunciation mistake Can’t and Cunt was very funny and Useful!

kauan

    by the way, I wasn’t clear, jade’s got a video talking about pronunciation mistake, which is between the words cunt and can’t, very useful! Thanks Jade. arrrh, Can you tell me about standard English and Received English? Take care <3

    kauan

Thank you for this lesson. Happy new year

habib1996

Thank you, Jade. I wish you all a happy 2015 :D

Happy04

Thank you for your lesson!! Happy new year ;))

kieuanh1209

I was not good in this quiz because I usually use correct in grammar.I don’t like non-standard English.

krunu

Thanks for the native speakers mistakes lesson.

krunu

Thnks a teachet and happy new year really you are my favorite teacher

mursal114

Fall down a myth ! :)))
I’m learning all the english language rule for talk like a native… but the native english don’t know all the rules? I’ll go in U.S.A to teach english ! ;)
Happy new year to everyone !

Luke

Thank you my dear teach!
It was a handy one.Good luck with your teaching.

kami88

“Hey Jude !” (excuse me, Jade. “Hey Jude” is Beatles song).
Very interesting ! There are mob,
intellectuals and strata. Each of them uses theirs own language ?
I saw expressions like that: “He is gone”.
I’d rather say:” He has gone” Which of them are correct?
Regards!
Happy NY !

Yurokan

    To Yurokan:
    Both expressions are correct but they have a different meaning:
    – he has gone = he has walked etc. (the present perfect)
    – he is gone = he is not here. (“gone” is a adjective)
    See:
    dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/gone

    jiri-m

      Aha. “He is gone” also means “He is DEAD” ?

      Yurokan

        “Gone” can mean “dead” but I would usually translate it as “away” or something like this. For examlpe: All my money is gone and I have nothing to buy food with.
        – He is gone = Он ушел.

        jiri-m

It was really interesting! Thank you, Jade!
Especially #7 — to my mind, in Russia we have absolutely identical borrow/lend issue. I can’t understand that people, who use “borrow me money”. It sounds very impolite like “hey, give me your money”!

Beatleman

To Yurokan:
Both expressions are correct but they have a different meaning:
– he has gone = he has walked etc. (the present perfect)
– he is gone = he is not here. (“gone” is a adjective)
See:
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/gone

jiri-m

thank you i love it

tadeboyz

Thanks jade .it’s great lesson.

Dr.solaiman

Thanks Jade! You’re so cute!

Valderí Andrade

Thank you Jade for your helpful lesson. BR

If you wanna talk with me on skype you can check my account details. Bye for now

camalote

7/8 a wrong answer in sixth.
Oh, oh, we are feeling só bored today, ain’t we? To a Hoi polloi as you are, I maybe, sound little snob, a little like “tea past five”, a little cockney maybe! Well maybe, but the truth is, it sounds delicious music to my ears.
Thank you Jade, a very interesting lesson.

Jorge Pedroso

Hi! Jade
thanks a lot for this great lesson.

Happy New Year to all teaching on Engvid and viewers I wish you more succes, health, happiness… and your life. God protect us.

my best wiches.

frankyforlife

An example for point 8:
Where are the kids?
They’re there playing with their toys.
;)

APicon

I hate Billy! Why is he so stupid?

slahser

Thank you for lesson). Have a wonderful New Year!

ALEX2007

I am looking for someone who wants to improve his/her english speaking skills over skype. I can understand and type in english pretty well (not perfectly… but still :D), but when it comes to speaking I am total disaster. I want to fix that, but since I am from Iran it is not very common to hear english speech on the street, therefore I can’t develop my speaking skills.This is my skype Id: arsinr rabiee

arsinr

thank you very much but there is many words in native speakes and sentence you didnot mention it example lou a mean like taht

Bakri Sh

Thank you very much, this lesson is very useful.

Serge.T

yes it’s usfu lesson, thank a lot Jade

moezbesbes

thank’s

nikmahzaita9

Thanks alot …

Adel.gh

Hi jane firstful happy New year you and engvid’s family.then i have a question about Quiz Which i do not understand first and second questions. They have asked the problem the same way but answers are different. Can you explain why this Happen like that? Thanks a lot from now on your lesson and answer.

azizakif

hi! can anyone tell me about construction : ^The murderer is thought to be a woman^ thank for attention!

jakekudur

I think the quiz for this lesson is quite strange!

kido

Thank you Jade, very useful lesson

Beroth

i have two questions . first we always used they+were . why did we use was???
second, answer i have done it. why was this answer incorrect????

Maryam Zaky

Thanks jade

Amar Amor

thank you so much jade.l don’t know to speak in english, but l will lean bit by bit

blessing tauzeni

Greetings teacher Jade! I’d like yout to know that this lesson was so a useful one! I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t only for me but also for all the students who have been following you so far. Well, I’ve got a couple of doubts related to your video. I’ve seen the term “ain’t” in lots of movies as well as songs. I wonder whether this term can only be used with the subject “I” or also with the other ones like: “we, they, you, etc” E.G. “We ain’t good students, we need to practice more, don’t we?” Would that be correct? Changing the topic, I’ve also seen in some grammar books that we can not use the “if” conditional with “or” or “or not”, we can only use the conjunction “whether” when referring to two options at least. E.G. “Whether you like it or not, you must learn advanced grammar! So, can we also say: If you like it or not, you must learn advanced grammar!? I’ll be so thankful to you teacher Jade. Best regards from Bolivia!
P.S.: at minute 7:53, the subtitles on your video say “….. and what your textbooks tellS you” And well I’m not sure whether we’re able to take those subtitles away since we can’t see the 4th example written on the board.

EngBadStudent

Thank you for your help! Sometimes. . When I was in England, I asked to myself questions about the way English people sometimes use their language (ain’t… innit… and so on)… Now I’m able to understand it better… :-))

Marcello60

Thank you Jade. I like:
1- when you tell us about the differences between the academic way of speaking and the street one,
2- when you speak with a real accent used by native people.
Have fun in 2015.

jpfromparis

Hi Jade!
First of all, I’d like to wish you (and all of us) a happy new year and thank you for your very useful lessons!
May I ask you a personal question? I am curious, where does your accent come from?
Thanks a lot!

SergeiK

Hi class, little bit difficult innit?

GAUTHIER

Thankyou jade, but i don’t understand about some question above.

Dwimonita

thanks for you miss jade and happy new year for you and all member of ENGVID.COM .until the moderator of this great site too.hhhhhhhhhh

khier19

Thanks and happy new year, Jade!

Janilza

even though you speak fast or a bit strange for me,at least I could understant what was written on the board!

gabriellla

you sounds tired in this video. sorry but I`ve got bored, smile more Jade!

gabriellla

Thank you very much! =D I’m very happy heeee!

Cristian Gutiérrez

Thank you so much!!

Wongwaan

Very good lessons.

Faqeer3

Thank you very much for your efforts.

Faqeer3

Hikya vu? ;-)

Azad Ahmedov

Teacher, thank you very much for the lesson!
It has been useful for me to understand common suspects between correct and non-standard English

Azad Ahmedov

Good lesson….
I like the funny bit at the end….
Is nice to see that recording lessons it is hard work and it surely does take practice and time…
Thank you!

KATE APPLEGATE

I also often hear “less” + countable nouns, and “too” in reactions to negative statements (agreements with negat. statements), instead of “either” or “neither”.
I’d like to ask whether “I’m home” is grammatically acceptable, or whether the natives are just lazy to use the preposition “at”. ?? Thank you for the reply ;)

Zuzi

thank you teacher

sruthi s

she is using left hand :) more intelligent

tunadilekunal

Hi everybody i want meet some of them to keep a conversation and like this se can improve our english thanks.

Cumes.777@gmail.com

Almost sure you pronounced “participle” in a wrong way…

jingler

Useful lesson, especially regarding “lend and borrow” depending on direction.

dkaraulov

thank you for this lesson, i really appreciate it

omar-2015

:O I have to assume all that!!!. However, I want to thank your explanation, professor Jade.

Emmacr

    Great…

    Fakhrullah Murad

Thanks alot .

Beekabel

Many thanks ..

AAOK100

Thanks Jade for the lesson!
But I have a little question.
Is “homonyn” should be corrected to “homonym”? Thank you.

znp702

thank you

noble1964

thanx alot jade :)

rahmeh

thank you aloooooooooot

Yasser Amry

Nice, although I prefer just to know the correct structures. If we know them, automatically we know what is wrong.

Marcio de Moraes

i just a new student for this lesson. Nice to meet you gusy!!!!!!!!!!

wanter

thank you so much Jade but i still difficulty native speaker and gramma i must be attpemted

udonthi

i suggest to remove and substitute exercices with non-formal english because they only confuse us. If we have to learn english, it’s worth to do it correctly, I think.

mescal

    I apologize for any confusion! However, it’s important to understand informal English as well — especially if you’re living in or visiting an English-speaking country. It may not be “correct”, but it’s what people actually use.

    engVid Moderator

You so sophisticated & cool teaching foreign students by giving many example in context.
not only beautiful but also smart.
Bravo for u Jade

chakim hamzah

Thank you JADE it is very useful.

WATS UP

thank you… well done

the scent of winter

you’ve put trap question on no 3. I got wrong mark, because i wasn’t read the question with so properly.

Leks

Thank you, Jade, for this excellent lesson! When we study another language, we usually think all the native speakers speak perfectly well, but you have teach us that it is not true. It helps us to understand them better.

Eduardo França

7/8 Very interesting lesson!

viacheslavkr

Cute

tomek11

Very great

thiago325

in 2015 I want to learn English more than past year

youcef

Thanks got 50%, poor progress. I’m sad.

Abdul Qayum

Jade, you are the best.

Ace1K

Jade, why are you so confused??

CREBIO

Thank you, realy usefull lesson. And teach us to pay attantion to the Quiz questions)))

sashadana

hello dear teacher

d.seven

I love it .

Adriguigo

thank you

dimalino

Thanks

night Knight

thanks jade,I appreciate that

youssef allax

hi teacher
nice to meet u teacher

kimsour

It’s an interesting fact that many Russian people also confuse Russian alternatives of borrow and lend by saying “borrow me money”

Emil Vakhitov

Well I like that

Mohammed navigation

ouuuh , , i’ve got 5 correct out of 8, hahahaha, terrible ! :D thank Ms. Jade , you make better , love you ! :)

Ghaniy Bahtiar

Jade! I love you!!! you are great!!

akhalifa

thanks alot youare the number one

muhriddin

Thank you maam. I thought I was perfect on this quiz. hehehe

faceoff83

Try to decide if the speaker is using correct English or non-standard English, and choose the answer that matches this form of English
Billy: “Calm down, mate. They _______ only joking with you.”
were
was
have been
have was
Why in this test we dont put the “were” ?

anardinho

I got 50 ! I answer before watching . Thanks

Soei

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Fakhrullah Murad

Thanks a lot Jade

Vivimi

I liked this class. thank you

JHMO

Hi Mss jade, firstly I have tried to study your lessons since last weekend, as for me,your accent is the most difficult one in the teachers of EngVid sure it comes from your nation so it might be a bit difficult to understand and get use it but to be honestly therefore I am here for it on the other hands it makes you for us relaxable and effective. consequently thank you for all these matters. I would like to ask you somethings that makes my friends confused recently days,
its related your mistakes video as well.
Have you ever seen someone around you who uses “had + not ( have ) ” substituted for didn’t have in past tense ? and is there any rule for using it in english language? if you reply me back soon, I and my confused friends will be grateful for it :) have a nice day from now on.
Sending best wishes from TURKEY.

lampard1957

thanks so much

nagysaid

thanks jade. i got 7/8

Ohoud

8/8. I like the bonus in the lesson at 16:52, not sure it was released on purpose, but quite amusing as for the background. So presentation of point 7 was improved :-)

Brunofromparis

Thank you dear teacher for a informative class

Engvidme

I am very thankful to you for providing useful informations related to Grammar mistakes.I will try my best to remember all of them during comphrehension.

zeeshan514

Great lesson, innit? :D

asienka93

Thank you, Jade, for your lessons

Mohsen Tatoo

There is a quiz question that offers “ain’t” and “innit” as options, and the answer has to be “innit”.
However in this world wide forum, the instructor needs to take into account the regional variations of non-standard English. Here in Minnesota someone is far more likely to say “ain’t it” or perhaps “ain’it” than “innit” which to our ears sounds more like the usage of areas South of here…
Nevertheless, this lesson is a valiant attempt at a thorny topic.
Oh, yeah, maybe I should watch the lesson instead of commenting on just the quiz…

ErnestoClara

    That’s a good point! “Innit” is also more of a UK thing.

    engVid Moderator

You are right Jade, all this is always confusing…

arcipi1345

I got 2 mestakes, so I have only 75 %. (

Vladkabatkovich

Good but i did not understand two questions

ALKEBSEE

Thank u so much it’s very useful this lesson, u r great…

Mohamedelnady

another great lesson … thank u very much

ahmedd1980

I love the English mistakes in grammar, they are very funny. On the other hand I quit to be nervous when I make a grammar mistake. So thanks a lot for this explication.

tineke

Thank You Teacher Jade for your lesson..i got 8 score. but i need to be learn English will.

mimi02

Thank you

ann ann

Thank you Ms. Jade.

Alex-1956

Thank you a lot

Hafizksa

i got 3 correct , i will kill myself

khedr mohamed

Thanks a lot. Got 7 out of 8.

MehmetCan26

easy lesson

al willis

thanks Jade, lesson like this it’s exactly what I need for to improve my English language.

Santheterrible

Thanks, Jade.

Halilcan12
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