129 Comments on “Noun suffixes in English – understand new words you read!”

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hi James my name is ahmed from Bahrain kingdom i hope this site will help me to improve my English language it is very important to me in my life and my work i even can not find good job to give my family a normal life because of my english is very weak.

how can i start and do you just teaching online or you are teaching in the college or somewhere in canada.
if i want to come there where can i find you i would like to study in the same
place where you are teaching students

Thursday, September 24th 2009

    hi james your lessons are useful for my kids they are
    improving thanks

    Wednesday, January 27th 2010

your lesson above is really useful. Thanks so much for your freely supportive videos. You teach us not only English but also a kind behavior to everyone. Best wishes for you!!!

Thursday, September 24th 2009

I learned much from your lesson. It added my knowledge on noun suffixes. Thank you for your informative video.

Thursday, September 24th 2009

Dear James,

I have recently wached your some of your videos on English grammar, and I enjoy them alot. I have registered my name and have my private account, but I do not know how to post my questions on your web be cause it has no contact section. Therefore, I take this place to ask you a question.

I highly appreciate your answer to my question and that you can instruct me how to post my questions whenever I have in the right place.


My question is as follows: Which one out of thes is grammatically correct:

1. All that you have to do is take care of the baby.
2. All that you have to do is taking care of the baby.
3. All that you have to do is to take care of the baby.

Previously, I was taught to use To-infinitive or Gerund after the verb “To Be”, but recently, I have red the No#1 in a TOEIC book which says N#1 is correct.

I am very ambiguous and confused about this.

Hoping that you can help mw with this.

Thanks a lot

Friday, September 25th 2009

    I am lost.

    Monday, October 12th 2009

    I think, 2

    Tuesday, February 21st 2012

    except the first they are all correct.

    Sunday, April 8th 2012

    I´d choose # 1

    Tuesday, November 13th 2012

guys, you’re perfect.
thank you 100 times.

and, of course, THANK YOU, JAMES))))

Friday, September 25th 2009

thank you James
hopfully to find a lot of lesson in this site because I would like to learn English

Sunday, September 27th 2009

you are the funniest teacher I’ve ever seen.. yet you delivered what students were seeking out the most. Thanks for such a fun-filled refreshing course.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009

just a word and it is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 1st 2009

they are good teachers,they look like they’re helping the whole world..better than any foundation …..

Friday, October 2nd 2009

Hallo James
the lessoons is very nice, would you mind if you increase the amount of lecture for us
thank you in advance

Saturday, October 3rd 2009

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx james your lessons is soo good and very useful because im about to take a TOEFL TEST …thanks again

Tuesday, October 6th 2009

Please, I want to know wheter I can ask for lessons that are not in the engvid list, or not. For e.g. I need a lesson about Conditionals.

Wednesday, October 7th 2009


Thursday, October 8th 2009

hey james

Saturday, October 10th 2009

hey james, im arsya im from indonesian, my teacher said that you’re the good from the other teacher, oya, how to kill 2 birds by 1 stone, thanks

Saturday, October 10th 2009

Thaks a lot for (y)our funny class… I didn’t know that there was such interesting ways to point the suffixes out, =)…

I recently became a member of, and I’am really satiate; I have no more doubts about the subjects you have been dealing with…which has helped me to advance in my English skills… see ya on the web.

Many thanks!

Sunday, October 11th 2009

I am really enjoying your lessons these days. I am out of my country, and watching your lessons makes me happy, because you are very interesting person. My speaking is weak. Tell how to improve my English speaking, thanks.

Wednesday, October 14th 2009


Saturday, October 17th 2009

i like your lesssons very much

Sunday, October 18th 2009

Thank you very much for your lesson. I am trying to improve my English to get a better engineering job. But how about other suffixes? That’s all???

Sunday, October 25th 2009

Mr. James (Bond I guess :-) ) You opened a new world for me! It’s vital issue! Thank you.

Sunday, November 1st 2009

Thanks james, you are great teacher. I am so glad to you I learn a lot of cool things

Saturday, November 14th 2009

James you are very personal nice teacher. I think your teaching way much informal and very funny. I like it.

Saturday, November 14th 2009

thanks for helping me improve my english

Sunday, November 22nd 2009

    hi i am egyptain i want learn english

    Monday, April 11th 2011

thank you very much

Saturday, November 28th 2009

This lesson really helped me increase my english knowledge.
Thanks a lot

Monday, January 4th 2010

Thank you very much you’re the best.Your lessons are not only interesting,but also funny and these is a good method of teaching.I’v learned a lot.keep the good job and the mood.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010

hi thank you very much u are the best.i came to chicago from turkey 2 month ago with intership program i m working here i took a year my school.i want really improve my english because i couldnt take all information english from my can i start to english i m tryig so many time but i m inadequate can i start english i m studing complicated.u realized my degree:)pls give me some information i like this web site thnks

Sunday, January 24th 2010

thanks James ..ur lesson is useful :)

Monday, January 25th 2010

hi james, this is my firs time watching your video clips and I got to say that YOUR AWESOME!!! It is very helpful. Please let me know how or where I can get start on learning my English. I am crazy in love with english, grammer, spelling, pronunciation… and all that good stuff, but I am very bad at it! Please help. Oh and sometime(I really feel stupid) I read like an article or a text book over and over- I still don’t get what it said or mean?

Monday, February 1st 2010


Sunday, February 7th 2010

Hi James,

I like your methodolgy of teaching..
I want to learn all the tense with you and I also want to tell that I’m doing lot of error in my reading and writing.Please help me how I can over come this my weakness.


Wednesday, February 24th 2010

it’s a great idea to teach in this way- it’s easly to remember and nice to listen:) thanks a lot

queen from PL ;)

Thursday, March 18th 2010

I’m from brazil and I’m really enjoing these english lessons , my english became so much better after these lessons :D
thank you very much for this

Wednesday, March 31st 2010

James is handsome!! kk

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

hello, I´ve learnt too much with your classes, I´m a teacher in Brasil and by learning with you and other teachers (in this site) I can improve my way of learning and teaching… thanks!!!

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

thanks james. great english

Monday, April 26th 2010

You are the king!!!

Monday, April 26th 2010

Hello james,
I am from Kurdistan-north of Iraq, really I’ve been so much surprised when I watched your video lessons on-line that everyone can get them freely, indeed you are doing a great and marvelous for English speaker language all over the world & its generous from you.
thanks again

Thursday, May 6th 2010

thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you sir
i want more suffixes

Saturday, May 15th 2010

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!q

Monday, May 17th 2010

These tutorials are just fantastic. Thanks

Sunday, June 6th 2010

I love how rebecca, the english teacher teaches , so i am panamanian and my first language is spanish, and I feel so happy improving my english with rebecca. Rebecca ty so much for you valuable help.Omar. Panamá,City,Panama

Thursday, June 10th 2010

Hi James I would like to thank you for teaching us a very beneficial lessons. personally I have learnt many thinks and my English is getting better and better thank you again and I’m looking forward to seeing another lessons from you

Monday, June 14th 2010

sir,you have alot of fun!!! you’re a great teacher;therefor,a know new idiomatics expression by taking and wacthing your course.

Tanks a lot,and recieve greeting for people from Cameroun xxx

Tuesday, June 15th 2010

you’re crazy )))

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

Hi James!
Thank you so much! I found your lessons and this web-page and so happy! You are great teacher! Your lessons very usefull for grammar, pronounciaton and listening.
Could you prepare next lesson by topik “Job Interview Questions and Answers”? :)

Monday, July 12th 2010

Hi James!
Thank you so much! I found your lessons and this web-page and so happy! You are great teacher! Your lessons very useful for grammar, pronunciation and listening.
Could you prepare next lesson by topic “Job Interview Questions and Answers”. Best wishes for you!

Monday, July 12th 2010

Hello, James! In my opinion you are the most difficult understandable teacher in this site, but it’s very useful for any intermediate to improve his skills of comprehension. I really think so) Thanks for your job and best wishes from Russia!

Monday, August 2nd 2010

thank you

Saturday, August 14th 2010

thks James… You help me so much!!!!… and also you look so cute…

Sunday, September 12th 2010

    don’t act la

    Friday, August 5th 2011

I’ve learnt a lot from this website and thank you very much! All teachers are very very qualified in their subjects and they way they teach is awesome. They take extra interest in students.I can’t find words to comment but i muse say well done!! from Kashif please must reply if you can other wise no problem at all but i’ll be very happy if you reply me. Thank you so much once again…good job :)

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

Hi James,i like ur teaching so much.Thank for all ur video. Could u help me about”what is the defferent in using between related to and relating to?”

Tuesday, September 28th 2010

Every time when I listen to your lesson, it always makes me smile. Because you are funny.

Saturday, October 9th 2010

me too :-)

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

me too

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Hi James!You are so cool!!
And your lesson is very interesting!!THANK U VERY MUCH!!

Sunday, October 24th 2010

Hi James I have a third grader who is having a difficult time with reading comprehension. I’ve bought books but it seems that she still has problem with retaining the information or answering the questions after reading the passage. What can I do

Monday, November 8th 2010


Monday, December 6th 2010

you are a Great teacher!

Wednesday, December 8th 2010


    Wednesday, December 8th 2010

keep on! dont change the way, please…. cannt you help us with articles as well? how to use them correctly?

Wednesday, December 8th 2010

tanck you 100000000

Thursday, December 16th 2010

good luck

Wednesday, January 12th 2011

thank you !!!!!!

Thursday, February 17th 2011

thinks a lot for every things
you are the best teacher i have seen in my live

Thursday, February 24th 2011

Mr. James: From Panama Country. I am really pleased with the suffixes video. It was tremedously hepful for my understanding of how theses suffixes change the meaning of word into action, believe and so on. I’d like to share it with some other students of English at the university where I’m going too. Thank ou so much. I was really interesting and comprehensible.

Thursday, March 24th 2011

Hello,James!Great lessons!You mention suffixe -ion or -tion with e.g.action.So what about the word satisfaction? is it not an action or condition then what?

Saturday, March 26th 2011

i like the way you teach.

Monday, March 28th 2011

you are talking very fast… sir james

Tuesday, March 29th 2011


Friday, April 1st 2011

my idea your teaching way

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Yay,thanks for the lesson :)

Wednesday, April 20th 2011

i like your class the way you teach it reminds me my ESL class.

Monday, May 16th 2011

you got good presence of mind like there was a siren blaring while you were teaching and relate this to your lesson,damage, very quickly.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

hi mr.james
i want thank you
because i learned a lot from you


Tuesday, May 24th 2011

I’m khalil.I really like your lesson.awsome Thank u james.

Saturday, May 28th 2011

thank you

Friday, June 10th 2011

James, you are simply the best!!!!I love all of your lessons, I’m improving my english skills day by day,thank you so much!!!

Thursday, June 16th 2011

your the boss

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

you are the boss :D

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

you’re a great teacher

Monday, July 11th 2011

Hello Mr. James I realy like the way you teach English. I am learning o lot from this page. How can I get in touch woth you to learn more?

Monday, July 18th 2011

thanks for good lesson :)

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

thank u

Friday, August 12th 2011

i want to learn english

Sunday, September 11th 2011

Hi James,

You made me register on this site. Your lessons are fun and useful. Thank you for making English learning enjoyable. I will keep watching these online videos.

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

hi mr.james
thnx for this spirit that you have
i really grateful for you for helping me with your videos.. i wounder do you have any other lectures that i can watch it other than those here or cuz i watched almost all of Ur lectures here and i want more …
best sincerely

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

Hi Friends..
So far so good guess time will tell..Trying to stay focus..Sorry didn’t answer sooner..
thank you..Again thanks James

Friday, November 18th 2011

Very cool and useful lesson, thank you!

Thursday, November 24th 2011

think youuu

Friday, December 9th 2011

james you are so funny!! i like to see you teaching you are a great teacher

Friday, December 16th 2011

james you are so funny!! i like to see you teaching you are a great teacher.. i’m realy enjoying to learn english from you’ and if you want to learn hebrew i’m your man..:) thank you from israel!

Friday, December 16th 2011

hi james…tnx alot…u r a spring of informtions & fun aswell keep goin’

Monday, January 2nd 2012

the way of ur teaching is cool.Thanks.

Monday, January 2nd 2012

thank james

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Hey James, Valen looks much better then you but you rock as a teacher.. You cant imagine how you guys are helping with my self-studies.. Thanks a lot!

Monday, March 5th 2012

Thanks James. good lesson…

Sunday, March 25th 2012

cool and useful lesson, thank you!

Sunday, April 1st 2012

1 is the best answer

Friday, April 6th 2012

thank you!

Friday, April 6th 2012

Thanks for any other fantastic article. Where else may anyone get that type of information in such an ideal means of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

Monday, April 16th 2012

perfect lesson.

Thursday, May 10th 2012

helooo james em ur new student in thz wabesite ur a good teacher i hope with ur lessson i will improve my english soon thanx alot :)

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thnk u

Friday, August 3rd 2012

Dear James,
thank you very much for this lesson! It was really helpfull! Now I understand what noun suffxis mean. But I should like to request if it is possible for you to explain to us what are also prefixes mean and how we can use them. The both topics are closely linked and it’s very important for me to understand them.

Big thanks in advance!!!

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Thank you for adding this lesson but Mr James can you speak slowly so that i can understand you more.

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Cool =)

Monday, January 28th 2013

thanx James

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

hi James plaese teach me an english i need to learn

Thursday, March 14th 2013

you are awesome !

Saturday, June 15th 2013

Again, thank you. What’s nice is that it is just enough information to meditate on and let it marinate in the brain!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Thank you so much, James. I really like your videos

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Good. Thanks James.

Monday, August 18th 2014

Hi James
My name is Carlos, I am from Spain.
I enjoy very much your videos. You are amazing.
I would like you to produce a video about how to read using the right tone. I hope you do it, because when i read a sentence or paragraph, it gets hard for me to understand what i read even i know all words.

Monday, September 8th 2014

wow i know you for three days and it looks like you have been my teacher for years !! thank you

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

thanks James

Monday, November 2nd 2015

With “-ism” maybe feudalism, catholicism, apoliticism and heroism; with “-age” maybe shortage, manage and baggage or luggage; with “-tion” maybe pronunciation and elaboration; and with “-dom” maybe boredom, martyrdom, earldom and officialdom. These are some words I have got to find but I suppose there are a lot more of them. Thanks teacher James from EngVid for your explanation.

Monday, December 12th 2016

Your pronunciation is too hard to understand please speak clearly otherwise ur good.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thanks,you tought me useful lesson

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Thank you very much James.

Friday, September 21st 2018

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