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213 COMMENTS

I like Alex’s performance.

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    yh really right he is

    abood

It’s really work out.
thanks to everyone.

Anusha gurung

Hi Alex, An excellent lesson again. I used to do same mistake,now I will be careful while speaking. Thanks :D.

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i like english but….i want more information…
and
thankyou

tasneem

I really like this website. I´m learning a lot more!

David Garrido

    me too.

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Hi Alex !! Thanks for your classes.
I’d like to know whether is right to say:
“I’m tired of Miguel’s complaints” instead fo complaining.
Cheers

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Hi teacher. I’m not good yet in this lesson I need to practice it. Tks Lily dias from Brazil

Eliete

Thank you so much
so helpful !!

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Alex, well, I can declare – YOU and Ronnie are the BEST teachers. And It would be nice to have a bit more Advanced level lessons.

Slavik

Hi Alex,
the Quiz’s number 04 i stil confused how to use correctly answer. please advice me more

Labee-S

Hi Alex. I really appreciate your lessons, they are very clear and useful. Thanks a lot.
Hugs from Brazil.

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Hi, Alex! Thanks a lot for a clear explanation about possessive gerunds.
My questions are the following about a sentence “The pizza’s taste is funny”. First of all, it doesn’t consist of any gerund, does it?. Secondly, why this is the right one in the quiz? Here, the notion of the word “pizza” is an inanimate being. So, the possessive of this word should be without “s'”, shouldn’t it?
I appreciate your kind answering, as well.
Rouslan

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hi alex tahnkx a lot of for this lessons but please i have a big probleme that i cant comnucate with people as i want nither iworak hard to devlope my english and alys i do a lot of msitkes during in job interviewo please help me

laila

Thanks a lot Alex!

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I’m poor in this lesson. I got 2 out 5. :(

James B

I appreciate your offer to help us learning English so thanks alot Alex

Fahad Hilal

great lesson,thanks

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Thanks indeed for your valuable lesson.

Aung Kyaw Naing

Thank a lot Alex. I got 2 out 5 from Thailand

olekid

mY QUIZE’S PERFORMENT IS VERY SAD.I GOT ‘ 0 ‘ BUT IREALISED WHAT GERUND.

ayisha

Can you explain more about question no.3? Thank you in advance.

Patty

Is it correct sentence if I say ” Thank you for your teaching”?

oldman

I was going to ask if I can say: the pizza tastes funny. As in it tastes funny.

Martin

I need to practise my knowledge on possessive gerunds ! ! ! I got just only ONE correct out of five ! What a shame !
Thanks for this lesson & for the quiz.

Alice

hi alex i got 3 from 5 in this lesson but i dont understand what is gerund

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thank mr alex , this topic is good lesson , that is facilitate so many tack ticks in order to use the english language in deffernt ways

Eng. Adam

Alex, you are great! I was pleasantly surprised by discovering you are from Poland. I’m Pole too, I’m proud of you!

Krystyna

Thanks for the lesson.

Riverluck

thanks alot i got the point 4 correct i think its not bad but thanks again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

alex

great lesson and useful i like it but i scored the quiz 20%,1/5 .Because i’m bad in english
but thanks for the lesson Alex.

klizza

It was my first lesson!
Thanks!!!

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Thank you teacher!

Kim

Hi Alex,

thank you very much.

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Dear Alex thank you for your lessons.Sir could you please Add the lesson about the “just” It’s very difficult to use in speaking.

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thanks ,

shy

hello Teacher Alex
Great the lesson! Thanks a lot!
Have a nice weekend!

Rudiney

Thank you.I understood very much.

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Hi Alex thank you for making the English soo easy . But I have question about the quiz ,there is no gerunds : the pizza’s tast is funny . You said the gerunds has ( ing ) in the end .!! Thanks again

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I have trouble with that. But I´m trying to improve my skils.

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There is no greater pleasure for a teacher than to see his students succeed in realizing their dreams, be they traveling, working in a foreign country, or something as simple as being able to watch a Hollywood movie or TV sitcom without the use of subtitles.
Alex, This is Teacher Adam’s sentence. “be they traveling, working in a foreign country,”
I didn’t understand these gerunds in this sentence. Could you please explain it to me?
Thank you,

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    it’s easy man and by the way what are you doin in turkey

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I loved watching this video. thanks!
4-5

fahad

Thanks! ^.^

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Thanks a lot.

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I have more to learn than can ever be learnd in English, but I try doing my best.
Greetings, Gyndastyle.

Gyndastyle

As to me, “Rob’s not having enough experience is why…” sounds a bit ambiguous.

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Thanks a lot, it’s very helpful.

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so helpful. Thanks Alex

feelingheart

hi and bye. thank you James, I’m interested in your lessons

Tayeb

Hello everyone!!! I’ve got 5 out of 5! Yeah! Thank you Alex for your amazing lessons!. My native language is Spanish, but I counld understand all what you said. God bless you!! THANK YOU ENGVID.COM

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Hi, Alex!!! I´d like so much your class. Thanks from Brazil.

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Hi Alex, thank your class. english grammar is a big problem for me. I will continue waching your’s class.

patricia

Hey Alex. hi. Question 3 Answer 4, too wrong? Doesn’t sound like it’s wrong althought answer 3 sounds perfect but my first choice was 4. Can you explain me why it’s wrong 4?

Roberto

Hi, Alex!!! you’ve been so helpful bro.txs.

Roody

it is useful

hacker13

Great! Alex explained it very well. Thank you ;)

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thanks alex… love it…

jonathan

thanks >>>

thamer

Hi, my name is Ovaldo , Does anyone have time to talk through Skype ?.I would like to do that because I want to practice my English speaking and writing.
Look for me as osvaldito69a250 on Skype.
Iwant to talk with people who don’t speak Spanish ,

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I apprecite your teaching of possesive gerund.Now I know what is gerund.

sze wong

Yes!I’ve got 5 out of 5. I am proud of myself. Thanks Alex!

Dima

thank you

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i like studying English as a second language guys.Take care

Edy

Hi!I enjoy studying with you guys.

Edy

Thnxs alot
Bye

fasfus

Thnxs alot ….

fasfus

Alex u r good enough … Like it :)

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I am happy, my score was 100! Thanks Alex and EngVid for those nice free classes. After meeting this site I couldn’t stop of watching those videos. Thanks a lot.

Elisa

Thanks dear Alex

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thank you Alex
It’s very helpful.

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thank you very mutch alex you are very good techer .ihave quetion do you have dvd for basic english for sele if yes please sand me message to my email,thank you

abdul

    There is no DVD or anything for sale. Everything is free!

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Thank you for your possessive gerunds.

Hugh

it´s was a nice lesson…nice performance…thanks

baulio

I really like this website. I´m learning a lot more!

luckynader

Thanks Alex . It really help me a lot .
Solved a big confusion.

Shivam

i have understood it. but it is not easy to do it when i am speaking “in live”. I need to practice more. thank you.

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I got 4 out of 5:)
thanks Alex, this is really helpful ^_^

Ann

Thanks Alex

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    thanks alot

    aaamir

Great Alex!
Also in Italy, native speakers make mistakes, specially with verbs.
I hate make mistakes in Italian …but I need more engvid for my english!!
This summer I worked in a cave (bear’s cave) like paleontological guide and I knew many people from England and North America. They use to tell “bear bones” “bear cave” and I imitated them …but now… bear’s bone and bear’s cave!!!

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Very good.
Thank you a lot!

Rose

Hello,

My name is Alberto Lima and I am a marine biologist from the Brazil.
I very like the class taught by teacher Alex,

Congratulation !!

Alberto.

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Dear Alex,

I have more questions about the difference between the possesive gerund and using noun to express the same. What is the difference between the sentence ” I love Lucy’s dance” and ” I love Lucy’s dancing” Is there any difference, or both of these sentences are correct? Many thanks kind Regards Chris

Chris

Thank you very much Alex :)

ismail kirbas

Dear Alex, Your lessons are important, clear, impressive and understood. you have a very nice and successful style

Kawa

Excellent lesson, very easy to understand, in fact, there is a better way to learn. I like Alex’s teaching way!

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thank you ,, i learned something new today ,, so happy

najwaqx

Hey Alex
I have a big doubt that has nothing to do with this lesson. But it is something that I have been looking for the answer forma long time.
Is there another way to say that something has worn out?
I looked in a dictionary and I couldn’t understand…
Here’s a example:
My shoes are worn out? Is it right?
Or
I weared out my shoes?

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Yuppppyyyyy. Thanks Alex.
Your awesome teaching made 5 out of 5. o_0

Narek

Hi, Sir Alex. I have a few questions regarding possessive. Wouldn’t be correct to use “of” when the subject which is possessing is inanimate? Like for instance, “The taste of the pizza is good. Instead of, “The pizza’s taste is good. Both sentences are correct but it is more appropriate to use the first sentence. Another one is, how about this sentence. I have all your complains. Or I hate your complaining? Which is better to use? I hope you could help me, Sir Alex. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks.

Dex

I hate all your complains.
I hate all your complaining. Sorry for my typos error.

Dex

hi this is lund phudie from india wow excellent very good explain alex

lund

great lesson,thank you alex

Omar

Great. Thank you, Alex.
You and Ronnie are the best.
My English is better each other day.

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What a great lecture you got there Mr. Alex! i love it a lot ;) thanks a lotsssaaa!! \m/

Tanissa Rizky Alya

hi Alex you are one of the best teachers , I have ever seen thank you so much.

Qodseiajami

It’s the interesting short lesson!

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Hi Alex u re great!!best teacher ever!thanx :*

susan

God bless you Alex

salman

hello alex ,i have question about being and been
how to use it and then the difference between the both.

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Great, thank you Alex ;)

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American TV shows have ruined me!!!

giorgio

Thanks Alex ,your are a good teacher .Have a great day.

Momndad

it was a really good lesson thanks Alex

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thank a lot

SERHAT

I like this lesson. thanks

chau pros

thanks a lot I benefit from your site

saidullah

Thanks for the time invested…good class!!

Cristian

Thanks for the tips…and for your time!!!

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I like your explanation))) so easy)))

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    I think you cool so i want to chat with u
    please reply soon as possible.

    teo

      let’s goooooooooo

      Teo

        Are u f/m?
        IF
        f wellcome
        your age?
        OTHERWISE
        Get lost

        teo

Hi Alex, I’m from Poland to and I don’t now why, even I didn’t know you are Polish, I liked you most from the beggining..
Thank you and good luck for the next lessons:)

Emilia

thanks you did your best

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Thank you Alex.

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‘Alex’, you’ll be the best unless you quit looking like a moron, or more to the point, like Mark Del Figgalo of Zoey 101.

My word; not a pretentious word.

Richard

A great lesson!Being a teacher myself I like the way you present grammar!

Rosa

I, Alex! I’ve got 4 of 5, but why?
I’ve been sure that the word “pizza” cann’t have the Possessive case! Because it’s a so called “stocks and stones” thing!
—— in your Quiz ————–
4. The taste of the pizza is funny.
The pizza’s taste is funny. <- Why is correct?
The pizza taste is funny.
The pizza taste's funny.<- I'm sure it's better
The pizza's funny is taste.

Am I right or not?

Thanks!

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Thank you Alex, I’m glad I found you :)

Claudia

Great! Very clearly and distinctly!

Irina

@@ Very Cool!!! The each day I learn more with you … @@

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Always be with us.I learn lots of things from you and advise my friends your website.

Safak Erman

I got 0 out of 5 >>> Hell yehh
seriously i didn’t watch the video

teo

hi

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Thank you Mr Alex, i’ve learned something new :)

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    I do appreciate your teaching, Mr Alex!!!

    Larasa

thank u so much!

karim

thx so much!!

ordinary i dont speak English,but i can grow up by virtue of it.
i have to study more

mr.egg

thx

I got 5 correct answers. I’m good at English now. aosdifjasldkfajsdfisadfo hahahahah

Misi

It looks simple, but it’s very useful. Thanks for your explaining.

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i got 5/5, thanks alex

gautam

hi Mr Alex,
Can you tell me the difference between ‘her’ and ‘hers’? can i say ‘Hers dancing is beautiful’? Thank :)

buntheng

    “Her” is an object pronoun OR a possessive adjective. Examples:

    I saw her yesterday. (object pronoun)
    I saw her dad yesterday. (possessive adjective)

    “hers” comes at the end of a possessive sentence. Example:

    It’s her bag.
    The bag is hers.

    Hope this helps!

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Hello Alex.You are one of the best teachers that i have ever known.. You are good enough at teaching.
I would like to ask you that: How can i work in this website as an ELT?

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First time I see this topic so clear. Thanks Alex.
I like Alex’s way of teaching English.
I appreciate your teaching in engVid.

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I’m so glad of this people. they’re doing great job teaching simples things but very important. it is simple and i didn’t now. I don’t know how to thankyou teachers engvid.

jose

awesome ! but I am a bit confused , about question no 3 , shouldn’t it be
Rob’s doesn’t having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job. instead of
Rob’s don’t having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job.
thank you.

mazin

Thank you so much. It is really helpful.

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really It is useful lesson ,but I didn’t understand the answer in question#3 :( ?

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thanks a lot teacher alex….

jhun

Wow 5/5! Sir, may I ask you a question?
Rob’s not having enough experience “is why”….
Can we use “was why”? Please advise. Thanks!

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thanks for lesson, it’s really useful

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Hi teacher.
I have a question:
When we can use “their” instead of “them” in this grammar(possessives with gerunds).

farzane

    It’s the same as the other examples. You are supposed to use “their” for the possessive.

    Example:
    “They weren’t happy about their leaving early.”

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Thank you, Alex.
I’m having valuable helps from your lessons.
But I got confused after seeing this video.
In my grammar book, it reads semantic subject of gerunds can be both objective and possessive. As for a noun(not pronoun), an objective form is preferred.
examples
I object to him marrying her. (‘his’ is also possible)
I object to my son marrying her. (‘my son’s’ is also possible)
She is proud of her son being intelligent. (same)
I appreciate him giving me some legal advice. (same)

I know the title was and your intention was to talk about ‘possessive gerunds’ but do not understand why the objective gerunds are ‘wrong’ (as you said in your video).

Tang

Is it right to say
“I saw him coming back” (complex transitive),
or, maybe
“I saw his coming back” (possessive gerund)
?
If both sound good, which is better?

ogi

    ‘coming’ is a participle not a gerund here.
    ‘him’ is the object of verb ‘see’ and therefore cannot be changed to ‘his’ in this sentence.
    As far as I know, ‘see’ does not take gerund object, either.
    So only the top sentence is correct.

    Tang

Thank u!! ;) I got 5…

Diana

I like Mr.Alex’s teaching a lot.
Also I appreciate his efforts.
SAM + Jannat

Jannat

Thank you a lot :)

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    Hi Altangerel. Your Country is so Beautiful. I hope to Know it one day.
    Take care.

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Excellent lesson Alex…clear explained it…thank you very much

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Maybe, you should’ve mentioned that in informal style, sentences like: “Do you mind me smoking?”, or “She was angry at Lina trying to lie to her” are all right. What do you think?

CarloS

Very good lesson Alex! That’s true. Even advanced speakers make mistakes.

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Thank Alex, this was a good Lesson. I have never heard about Possessive Gerunds.

Gerardo Silva

Hi Alex,I got 100% by facing the quiz.Thank You.I’m improving my English day by day using engVid.com

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I love the way that you explain, Alex. Easy & clear.

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sir can we say i’m tired of miguels complaints ?

nabil

hi Alex,
thank you for “your teaching” :)
hugs from Turkey.

ibrahim

hi mr alex
could you tell me if it is corect to say :
her not having enough experience is why he didn’t get the job.
if it is not, could you tell me how to use her and his with this sentence

Ahmed

Thanks for the lesson

River

hello mr alex l appreciated your teaching :) l would like to ask something to you . you gave an example to us ”l need to talk to you about your writing so we can say like this ” l need to talk to you about what you wrote ” it is the same meaninig , isn’t it ?

eyup acıkgoz

Thank you Alex for helping me with my gramma,

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this lesson is truly good… thank you Alex for the lesson

faisal

I think the first sentence is wrong, I appreciate you’re coming here would be the correct form, if not, would you mind explaining me why you can say I appreciate your coming here? It does not sound well.

josedelgado

really really g<3<3d

Meirambek

Thanks Mr about the lecture it is really useful

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I like Mark’s talking alot

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MMM :( I got 3 correct out of 5

mariana

thank you so much^^

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thanks i got perfect of the quiz

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Hi Alex, I have a question
In the first sentence we can say “I appreciate that you coming here” It is that correct?

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nice quiz

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Thanks Alex. Good job as always.

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gerund is basically ing form but it is use in different condition sometime like a noun and sometimes like a verb.

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gerund is use as a noun
smoking is prohibited. smoking is a gerund
please correct me if I am wrong .

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I like Alex’s training video.

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I got 5 crrect XD

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Aha.

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Thanks but I got very poor marks only 20%.

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Thank you, Alex!:)

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Hi Alex, will you help me with question no 3

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thanks Alex

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Hi Alex, is it possible to say ” I allow your doing it.”?

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Alex, I have a question for you. For the first time I faced up with this:”Cindy called me names in elementary school. I didn’t like it”. Why we say ” me names”? I don’t understand at all!

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Alex’s lessons are very lovely to watch!

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I got 80 %, 4/5 . Thanks.

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merci beaucoup

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simple lesson, but the quiz is difficult enough

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Thanks a lot :) i am following your lessons, i need more Grammer for my students! infinitive and gerund i confuse them realy

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i like alexs performens

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Alex, you are the best.

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that is good .I got 10 thanks alex .you re the best of the west ;)i improve my writing .

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Alex, I had problems understanding the Pizza
sentence.

The pizza taste’s is funny???? Well, I don’t
master this language that I adore, but
wouldn’t it be more proper to say:” The pizza
tastes funny? or would this implicate in the
fact that a pizza cannot TASTE anything?

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Thanks a lot Alex, I really enjoyed this !

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i like your teaching us.

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Alex, I have one question
Why did you not use taste with -ing?
“I like pizza’s taste is funny”

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I can’t do any quiz.

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This is quite a tough topic. Could you please put more lessons on this area?

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Thank you Alex.

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i got 80!

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I love your lessons.

(I don’t know if I write correct)

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Thanks Alex!

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Hi Alex!I‘m always confused about gerund and present participle. in the sentence “ I saw Jim riding his bike” ,is “riding”
a gerund or present participle?

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Hi Alex, An excellent lesson again. Thank you!

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This lessson is good. thanks.

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1- which sentence is correct “thanks for your help” or” thanks for your helping ” 2- which sentence is correct “thanks for your help me ” or” thanks for your helping me “

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Thank you. I got 5 from 5. Yay:-)

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I got 5/5)
thanks Alex

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