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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.
Can you please get the book ________ is on my desk?

When she broke up with me, it was _____________ like she ripped my heart out.

If I had studied harder, I ___________ gotten a better mark on my test.

I wasn't happy with how the meeting went. _____________, what do you want to have for dinner?

________________ of what you say, I'm voting for the candidate I think is best.

It is never correct to use "that" when talking about a person.

In certain situations, "irregardless" is correct, but only native speakers should try to use this word.

___________________, he can run as fast as a bullet.

Mr. E! I can't believe you took my laptop without permission! You _____________ asked first.

In the lesson, James explains that "anyways" is a part of formal and business English.


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Thank you a lot .

Thursday, September 29th 2016

    We all make mistakes, that’s a fact. But the important thing about this is learning from them.

    How do we do it? Well, that’s another story. As for language learning, one way to go about it is to proofread your texts (e-mails, letters, notes, and so on)and correct them before you send them or turn them in.

    Hope it helps. That’s it for me now.

    Sunday, October 2nd 2016

James, i am the first who has commented here 😊 i got 9/10. James i just can’t stop laughing when you said Thursday in a twisted way .You are such an interesting person .Love your teaching ☺❤

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Nice lesson, good score and anyway that’s all for now, see you next time.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

“So” at the end of the sentence

Thursday, September 29th 2016

James, could You talk a little bit faster ? :)

Thursday, September 29th 2016

I figuratively thought that i have answered all the quiz questions correctly but literally i’ve got 70 out of 100 😞
Thanks Mr James and special thatnks to Mr E 😘

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Thanks James for this lesson it was great…

Thursday, September 29th 2016

um sorry but um an English trainer for Egyptian students and I teach them from interchange the 4th edition and the book says that you can use the word “That” as a relative pronoun for people so do you think it’s a mistake? or do you mean that commonly we use who for people and that for things?

Thursday, September 29th 2016

    Hello Ragy, i made the mistake for this question and the correction is this:

    Sometimes “that” can be used to talk about people, but if you aren’t an advanced English speaker, you should use “who”.

    Tuesday, October 4th 2016

      thanks a lot Kampor

      Wednesday, October 12th 2016

James, can you make the lesson shorter please?
Thank you, you’re a great teacher.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

U really make English easier for us.
I’d like to say u’r so funny making those accents
“One of the good ones” Dirty Grandpa movie kkk jk crazy huh?

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Great lesson!
I really appreciate it.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

James, you are a splendid teacher, many thanks for helping me, also people from all over the world learn and speak accurately English. Awesome!!!

Thursday, September 29th 2016

james, you are a great teacher . i hope that i can speak english well like you someday :) . if u have any recommendation for me to improve my english i will be glad :D

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Thank you James :)

Thursday, September 29th 2016

I really enjoyed this lesson.. Thank you James.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Thanks! James, for the wonderful lesson…:) In my opinion, I think that you are an amazing and funny instructor to learn from. Therefore, I’m trying to learn a little more to improve my writing and vocabulary skills. Right now, I’m working very hard towards my GED. I have a request for you, is there anyway that you can do a lesson on commas—that would be great! Anyway, thanks again for your time.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Thank you James!

Thursday, September 29th 2016

I like your acting.Thank you.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

oh! i got 80, im sorry i didn’t watch the video because of curiosity and newbie here, im some kind of a exploring this website. and its nice very helpful to some people like me who’d like and love learning English,.. next time I’ll watch the video and learn the topic that being discuss or talk about.

Friday, September 30th 2016

Thank James for all things you done to make ours writing and vocabulary skills better.

Friday, September 30th 2016

thanks a lot James . it was amazing lectures

Friday, September 30th 2016

Wow..thank you so much..roonie and james…..

Friday, September 30th 2016

Thanks a lot James!

Friday, September 30th 2016

i don’t like hearing ‘Anyways’. i can really feel it is slang word. Thank u teacher :)

Friday, September 30th 2016

Thanks James!!Nice lesson!!

Friday, September 30th 2016

I’m off to a good start. Thanks for this lesson!

Friday, September 30th 2016

Hi James, hi all. This is my third day here, first video by this teacher, and first comment)
Why I’m telling this? Because I feel a little nervous with what I’m writing)))
I try to be correct, but can’t promise. Anyway, I hope a lot you all will understand me)
My question is about “regardless”. I understood the meaning of this word, but. It seems to have a negative shade, doesn’t it?
How to explain…For example, in video we saw such an example “Regardless of what you say, I’m not changing my mind”. Does it mean smth like ” Ok, thank you for your point of view, but I will do what I find right”, or “Hey, man, I did not ask you, I did not need your advice, who are you :))))
And also I want to ask about “despite of”. Are this words synonyms? What about difference in their meanings?
P.S.May the Force be with you ))))
P.P.S. thanks for this lessons, for this website, and for everything you do to help students like me :)))

Friday, September 30th 2016

    Welcome to EngVid Kate. To begin with, let me tell you something about your English. As far as I can tell, your writing skills are pretty good.

    As to your questions concerning “Regardless” and “despite”. My advice to you would be to check them out in an English grammar (Modern English by Marcela Frank, for instance).

    Hope it helps. See you around!

    Wednesday, October 5th 2016

Hi James!

Thanks for this lesson, it was quite interesting!!

Friday, September 30th 2016

it is a good lesson, anyway i literally got on 80.
than you on this lesson.

Friday, September 30th 2016

Thank you very much James

Friday, September 30th 2016

Hello james ,
Thank so much for imperssived lesson.
i did it ,close,but no cigar .anyway have a great time.!

Saturday, October 1st 2016

Thank you so much, James. I am learning English a lot with your video lessons. I got 100. ANYWAY, say hello to Mr E for me. See you next time!

Saturday, October 1st 2016

An item incorrect about THAT VS WHO…Mmmmhh…I remember a play theatre piece “One man, two guvnors” whereon an actor said: – Who´s that?- pointing Queen´s picture out… but it was a picture no the Queen… Greetings Mr. E. Ohh, James too.

Saturday, October 1st 2016

I now think that i figured out the difference between literally and figuratively. Great lesson James. thanks a lot.

Saturday, October 1st 2016

James, i got 100
Your lessons are very helpful anyway Thanks a lot

Monday, October 3rd 2016

I am a new here

Monday, October 3rd 2016

Thank you James
You make me laugh when you said “Anyways” as a teen age did !

Monday, October 3rd 2016

thank you , but can someone tell me what is “feel as though I grew two heads”?

Monday, October 3rd 2016

hello james, thank you for this lesson
but i didn’t understand the difference between literally and figuratively yet could you please repeat it in a different way ? Thank you

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

I got 9 correct out of 10. why question number 2 doesn’t have the answer as figuratively speaking or put? thats the one i got confused with ?

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

that quiz is too easy, 100 points for me =D

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

James you’re a great teacher!
Thank you by the good lesson!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

    Yep! You’re right, he’s one of the best teachers on EngVid.

    See you!

    Wednesday, October 5th 2016

i am chatting with Canadians or Americans on internet… Most of them are typing like this ” couldf, wouldf, shouldf… i shouldf eaten more, i wouldf told you, etc.

Thursday, October 6th 2016

    i do not sure whether i would get response of my question, but regardless i’ll ask. James… about anyway vs. anyways… we are not allowed to use this word, okay, i get it. And as far as i understand, if i want to use these words, i need to improve my accent, right? do i get it right?

    Thursday, October 6th 2016

8 points. anyway, thanks for your information!

Friday, October 7th 2016

Hello everyone I come from China

Saturday, October 8th 2016

Hi James! Thanks for this lesson!

I’ve learned this topic from this video, but I can’t help me with “anyways” now :)

Saturday, October 8th 2016

Hello from Russia, I want to say some words: all is pretty good)!

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Hello James!

Thank you for the lesson! That’s quite interesting, as usual.

Relating to the word “irregardless”, I think it isn’t correct because both the prefix ir- and the suffix -less have a negative meaning. If we used both of them in the same word, it would be a kind of double negative. Am I right?

I am looking forward to seeing your next video! Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

I am so glad to learn english here, really usefull for me as a beginner

Thursday, October 13th 2016

Awesome teaching . I got 9 numbers yeahhhhhh

Thursday, October 13th 2016

Thank you so much James.you teach us a lot of important and necessary points.I really enjoyed.Furthermore the way you use to teach is wonderful and effective,frankly you are funny and easy to understand. Thanks again

Friday, October 14th 2016

Hello Mr.James and all students I’m new user here and nice to meet you ALL…I havaa question can we use “already” for something happened before two-years ago,,thank you

Saturday, October 15th 2016

    Hello Mr.James and all students I’m new user here and nice to meet you ALL…I havaa question can we use “already” for something happened before two-years ago,,thank you

    Saturday, October 15th 2016

That was a fantastic coaching. Thanks a million for this useful resource engvid, anyway, James is such a humorous teacher.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Great lesson professeur! Might I use “irregardless” or “anyways” in creative writing? Is it sounds good for native readers?

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thank you, was a great lesson. My first one

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

Thanks a lots dear James..to make me understand your lesson so well. It’s more useful for me! i got 8 from 10. so i must review my lesson again before i have to make a second test <3

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

The doubt for me was “that” because this pronoun can be use with a person or people, at the beginning it thought that the teacher was against this idea but now I have understood it, we can us “that” with people. It had a doubt with the word “cook”, the person who cooks, and I thought it was “cooker” but this last word doesn’t exist though it seems like more usual than “cook”… Thanks a lot teacher James. Regards.

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

thanks for this lesson teacher Specially when you you explained the different between who and that because I didn´t undertand those words. I apreciate you efforts teaching us. Regards!

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Hello ,Sir-James , it was really great video , people made mistake as usual as in really small thing like us whom are not native speaker and your vids help us a lot , i got 9 out of 10 the mistake was “that ” i thought we can use it only for thing but actually we can use it for human also some times .
thanks

Sunday, October 30th 2016

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, November 1st 2016

Hey I love the vid…

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

THANKS SO LOT JAMES

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

Can I use “who” with plurals? Is that correct?

Friday, November 4th 2016

Dear teacher,I learned a lot from you.Thank you.

Sunday, November 13th 2016

We all do a mistakes Mr. James. Check out your spelling of ,,neighbour” on the board :-) Thanks a lot for video :)

Thursday, November 17th 2016

Hello James :)
Thank you for the lesson, That’s quite interesting

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Heeey,James.I want to say you many thanks,you’re the best teacher I’ve ever met.Your lessons are so clearly and exact! I’ve understood everything what you want to explain us and this is your talent!))
p.s.You have an excellent sense of humour.I’m waiting for your new videos.

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Great lesson. Good way to teach.

Saturday, December 10th 2016

I kind of having crush on Mr “E”

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

heey ı got 100 poıntssss thank u James u r the best

Saturday, December 31st 2016

10/10 nice

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

Excellent class James Thanks!!!

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

thanks teacher.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

thanks

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Hi! Can you say what does ‘I felt as though I grew two heads’ mean? I’m a little confused)

Saturday, March 11th 2017
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