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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.
I asked my father for his __________.

My family __________ from Russia.

Losing that job did not __________ him very much. Actually, he found a better job very quickly!

__________ means different things to different people.

I don't know which laptop to __________. What do you advise?

What __________ will this move have on her education plans?

I always have a __________ to feel good! It depends how I frame whatever has happened in my life.

She really wants to __________ in the exam! She has been studying very hard.

You need to do the IELTS exam if you want to __________ to Canada.

Of course, you can __________! So much depends on your attitude in life.


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155 Comments on “Top 10 Most Confusing Words for Advanced English Learners”


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thank you Rebecca:)

Monday, March 20th 2017

    Thanks for watching! My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

      Well-designed quiz Emma!It provides useful pieces of advice to tackle specific lexical problems; it was just great.

      Thanks a million for this marvelous video lesson.

      Superb review on advanced vocabulary Emma!

      Monday, March 27th 2017

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Monday, March 20th 2017

    Hello kotoz,first of all;congratulaion. Second;I have a question: I know the meaning of the top idiom, but I don’t understand the relevance (use)of it with this lesson,could you please tell me???

    Tuesday, March 21st 2017

      Obviously
      Correct mistakes come from learning

      Tuesday, March 21st 2017

      Hello everyone! Have you noticed it’s the anniversary again! The 200th lesson of dear Rebecca! My congratulations to her. I’m so glad to be a student of such askillful teacher as Rebecca. You teach us not back or forward but all year round. Thank you!
      A teacher is like Spring,
      Who nurtures new green sprouts, Encourages and leads them,
      Whenever they have doubts.

      A teacher is like Summer,
      Whose sunny temperament
      Makes studying a pleasure,
      Preventing discontent.

      A teacher is like Fall,
      With methods crisp and clear,
      Lessons of bright colors
      And a happy atmosphere

      A teacher is like Winter
      While it’s snowing hard outside, Keeping students comfortable,
      As a warm and helpful guide.
      Teacher, you do all these things,
      With a pleasant attitude;
      You’re a teacher for all seasons,
      And you have my gratitude!

      Tuesday, March 21st 2017

        Hello dear Nataanna,did you see the comments of my happiness in the last lesson? Check them please.
        Do you remember my expression about NOROUZ? Now it’s NOROUZ!!!!!

        Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          Happy NOROUZ!!
          I wish you and your family wealth and happiness!
          Do you have holidays these days?

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          NOROUZ is our holiday!!! It takes 13 days

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          Dear Nataanna. Can I ask you something? In these days, you have not been activing. Do you mind if I ask you the reason?

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          Sorry, it lasts 13 days.

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          Kotoz was right- I’m stressed for my work. And a little bit out of health condition. In spring the weather changes a lot in Russia; many people suffer from that. Me too, unfortunately.
          But I always watch all lessons and comments.
          I’m happy for you. Relax, spend more time with your family and friends. Have joyful days!

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

          Oh, I’m so sorry for that.
          Spring brings joyful and happiness for people, but it seems this condition is a little different for Russians. I hope that you regain your health as soon as possible. You know, my mother is sick too. She had dizziness three days ago, now she’s better but she becomes so weak.

          Thursday, March 23rd 2017

          Good evening Nkh! It’s very pity to hear about your mother. I hope she’ll get stronger in few days.
          My mom jokes about holes in atmosphere due to space ships launches. She says it causes blood pressure races. Of course, it’s a joke. But who knows?

          Thursday, March 23rd 2017

          Thanks for your sympathy dear Nataanna. You know, thanks God,my mother is very good now. Thank you again.
          And about your mother’s joke; I think she may is right!!! Finally, sometimes, the old, know sth that the young haven’t got any information about that, that’s why they think the old are wrong or tell a joke. Do you agree? Totally, I don’t know too. But to tell you the truth it was so interesting to me. It was the first time that I heared such a thing. But I don’t believe it too.
          Let’s get forget about it!!!!!❤

          Friday, March 24th 2017

          Congratulation, you got a witness from Ms. Rebecca that you have a good English.

          Sunday, March 26th 2017

          Thank you. She is so kind to me. I appreciate her feedback very much. I`ll do my best to please all teachers at EngVid in their work, especially Ms. Rebecca.

          Sunday, March 26th 2017

        Nataanna, thank you very much for your kind words. I am very grateful. Enthusiastic learners like you make our work at EngVid more meaningful and rewarding. By the way, your English is very good, so congratulations to you on that achievement. I wish you continued success today and in the future.

        Sunday, March 26th 2017

          Thank you very much, dear Rebecca! My knowledge is mostly based on your and other EngVid teachers` efforts. Thank you for your job!

          Sunday, March 26th 2017

Kotoz!
How you have be always 1st.
Where others NNaatanaa,Skida,..

Monday, March 20th 2017

    I study every day and visit it every day
    Natanna is kinda occupied at her works

    Tuesday, March 21st 2017

i can answer the quiz without see the video

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Me too. I got 8 correct, what about you SKIKDA?

    Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

      i got 9 correct, without waching the video , so that means these words do not confuse me.

      Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Well done! See you later!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

All clear and skillfully explained; my sincere thanks, Rebecca.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thank you Teacher

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thank you Rebecca for this good lesson.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

it is the first time, i got 10/10
wow i am so excited
btw thanks teacher rebecca

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Congratulations, boualem! You did it! I wish you all the best, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca for this amazing lesson and the quiz as well.

I could score 10 out of 10.for my first quiz that I took on your website! thanks a lot egvid team. Appreciated.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Congratulations, Mohammed, on your successful quiz results. Thanks for your kind feedback, as well. I wish you all the best, now and in the future.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Hi, Rebecca thank you for this lessons are really helper , and there was very clear

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Glad you found the lesson helpful, Ricardo! Feel free to check our many lessons at different levels to help you improve each day. I wish you all the best. Thanks for watching and writing!

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

10/10 Rebecca, you are a very nice and professional teacher. Learning with you is a pleasure. My achievements, progress and success go ahead :) Thanks

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Adamos32, congratulations on your quiz results and thanks very much for your kind feedback. I am so glad you found the lesson helpful. I wish you all the best, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thank a lot to highlight these words. I got it

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

10/10 But it wasn’t easy, I had to think about every choice. Thanks for this lesson Rebecca!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Hi Jorge, Glad to know you found the lesson helpful. All the best to you.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Very Good Class

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Juliopassos, thanks for your feedback. I wish you much success, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

I just got 100 on Quiz after watching your lesson Miss. Rebecca. Thanks a lot. :-)

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Thanks Rebecca, this lesson was great.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Amazing. Thank you!!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Very useful lesson, thanks Rebecca.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

it..it was little difficult but i got it. Thankyou

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Good for you! I am sure you will improve your English as you care about improving. All the best, bakhtawarIbrahim.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

this quiz is a peace of caek!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    You mean “a piece of cake” my friend. So glad you did well on the quiz! All the best to you, jahabli.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

my big problem >> affect and effect ??

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

I have to say that effect can also be a verb and affect can be a noun.
(:

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Yes, you are right, Maxxx89. At a much more advanced level, they can be used that way. However, the usage of “effect” as a verb and “affect” as a noun is quite rare, compared to the opposite, which is why I chose to explain the much more common error. Congratulations to you on knowing the difference. I wish you the best, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

      Thx for the answer!

      Sunday, March 26th 2017

10/10 and , of course, thx for the lesson

I <3 EngVid

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

grate but a little confusing

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    happy Nowruz to you .

    Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

      Happy NOROUZ to you. I wish you a great year.

      Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

        Have a nice year

        Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Yep! I agree with you, but be patient. It takes some time to master these confused words, but don´t give up.

    Keep up the good work Maryan!

    Monday, March 27th 2017

This video has been a great success for me. It’s gonna have an effect on my teaching of course. So, if everything goes well, I am gonna immigrate soon. I just have choose the right things to succeed. Thank you very much for this lesson!:

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Manuela, thanks for sharing the usage of these words in the correct way! We know that practice is the best way to master vocabulary, especially when you make your own sentences and apply the words to your own reality, as you have done. I thank you and wish you all the best, from one English teacher to another!

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

hi rebe i like your pronunciation and I hope to be someday like you

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

    Thanks, engbro. To improve your pronunciation some more, try listening, pausing the video, and repeating the sentence in the same way. It can help quite a lot. All the best to you.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

thanks for the lesson Rebecca, and the quiz questions are really good!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

you are the best

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

If you want to succeed in learning English, you have to accept Rebecca’s advice.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Well, that sounds good to me, camellee. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I wish you all the best.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Thanks Ms Rebbeca for this great lesson.
I remember that I asked once my teacher of French about the last two words to immigrate and to emigrate ( in French: immigrer et émigrer), but your explanation was more clear.
I still have a question, If I wanted to mention the source and the destination at once, would it be correct if said ?
-They immigrate from Mexico to Canada.
-They emigrate from from canada to Mexico.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Edit:
    -They emigrate to Canada from Mexico.

    Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Actually, you would need to say:

    They emigrated from Mexico to Canada.
    or
    They immigrated to Canada from Mexico.

    So the rule is:

    emigrate FROM somewhere
    immigrate TO somewhere

    Thanks for your feedback and all the best to you.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

      Thanks a lot, this is really kind, I still follow your lessons.
      Take care.

      Sunday, March 26th 2017

Wow!It is a happy thing to have your leasons,Rebecaa.I like it!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Thanks, biggeragirl! I wish you all the best with your English, going forward.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

salam from sunny Kyrgyzstan! :-) You are the best teacher in the world, even maybe universe!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Wow, what a compliment, Tr0yan! Thank you kindly for your generous words. Each teacher offers us a different way to understand and move forward. I am happy to be able to help you and wish you all the best, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

In Russian Advice is a countable noun, so we can say in Russian:” I am going to give you three advices: 1)…;2)…;3)…” or “I’ll give you a couple advices.”. Could I translate in English such expressions as “I am going to give you three pieces of advice:1)…;2)…;3)…” and “I’ll give you a couple pieces of advice.”?

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Yes, Roman06, you are right. We cannot count “advice” in English, so we cannot say “advices”, but we can count “pieces” so we can certainly say “three pieces of advice”. Thanks for sharing – interesting to know how it works in Russian. I wish you all the best going forward.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Very good lesson!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Congratulation Rebecca, it is a fruitful lesson.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thank you for this meaningful lesson

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

I knew everything besides the difference between advice and advise. I’ve also recently found out that advice is an uncountable noun. Life is suprising, I was wrong for so many years. Now i know that i should say “I need a piece of advice”, but i sounds strange for my after so many years of saying “I need advices”. So as you can see lesson was useful. Thx.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Thanks for your honest comment, ChrisOldo. Yes, even if you went away making one important correction after this lesson, it’s worth it, especially when we multiply that by the number of times in your life you might make that mistake otherwise. By the way, you can also say:I need some advice. Please check my resource on countable and uncountable nouns for more clarification and examples:

    https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/countable-and-uncountable-nouns/

    All the best to you, my friend.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

It was good lesson ….I like it …. thank a lot and Have a nice day ..I have very question but I want Something or Ways for asking … I need for sample : a email or social media .

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Please check our writing or business English sections for many more lessons on how to write email or social media posts. All the best to you, amirrezaee, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

It was good leasson! I’m so happy to found this website!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Dear Rebecca,
Even after 200 lessons, it is always enjoyable and enriching to follow your lessons. Congratulations.
Yours sincerely.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

    Thank you very much, Peter. That’s very kind of you. Thanks for watching and caring about improving. Glad to know I can help you. The 200 lessons include videos as well as the resources I have written for EngVid, so do check if any of those can help you further. All the best, Peter, today and always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

thanks Rebecca.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Great lesson, Rebecca. It is very important to know the difference among all of these words.Thanks a lot. Take care!

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Rebecca Thank you so much.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thanks Rebecca. I used wrong these words most of the time. It was a very useful lesson for me.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Wow, that’s great, S.Mohsen! Then, I’m really glad I recorded this lesson. Our mistakes are doorways to our growth. Correcting these errors will make a big improvement in your English. All the best to you, my friend.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Hello Rebecca! Thanks for explaining the differences beween those words, I used to confuse them, but now I believe I get a better understandindg on how to use them.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

It has been a very useful review to words like “succeed” and “success”, or “advise” and “advice” because if you are not in contact with them several times, maybe you will be wrong when you find one of them, logically the doubts always come to us with this type of similar words. Thanks a lot, teacher Rebecca, as always a very interesting lesson.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Yes, you are right, angardiobel. Review is critical as it solidifies our knowledge. I have found many advanced learners who still make these mistakes. Glad you found the lesson useful. My best wishes to you, always.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Very good tutorial. But I feel explaining not thorough enough, maybe offer more details should be better.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    This was meant to be a shorter diagnostic and review lesson. Please note that each of the five word pairs I covered here is linked to another lesson which explains them in full detail. The links are at the end of the lesson. All the best to you, jlg234bob.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

Clear and useful lesson, as usual.
Thanks Rebecca

Friday, March 24th 2017

I enjoyed my self😊 Thank you mam Rebbeca

Friday, March 24th 2017

    Thanks, LoveU. I enjoyed your comment! Learning should be fun. I wish you all the best.

    Sunday, March 26th 2017

it was a great leason i have ever listened thanks to you Rebbeca .

Saturday, March 25th 2017

I like the teacher Rebbeca. thanks

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Rebecca, are you sure that your the last example is correct? Emigrants refer to people who go to another country and Immigrants to those who come from another country. Best regards, Jacek/Poland.

Sunday, March 26th 2017

    Yes, when people leave a country for good, they are emigrants. When they arrive to stay in a new country, they are immigrants. We are in agreement. All the best to you, JacekPL.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

Thank you Rebecca, It’s really a great lessor for the learners.

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Sorry I can’t reply to each one who leaves a comment, but I do thank you all very much. It means a lot to us to hear from you, to know what you need, and to understand how we can help you further. I wish you all the best, with your English and your lives.

Sunday, March 26th 2017

    Thanks for your answers and feedbacks Rebecca. We also wish you peronal advancement and rays of sunshine on all your ways of life :)

    Monday, March 27th 2017

thanks a lot Rebecca!!!! I scored 100, it was a quite helpful lesson

Sunday, March 26th 2017

I love this website, it’s very helpful, I need improve my speaking. I’d like English native speaker ID SKYPE valeria.here

Sunday, March 26th 2017

thank you my teacher , Rebecca. I love her and her lesson

Monday, March 27th 2017

Thanks, Rebecca. Good lesson. I got 100

Monday, March 27th 2017

excellent. I got 10

Monday, March 27th 2017

You are a great teacher.
Thanks for your shareing!
Your thinking way is clear and fantastic.

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

    Thank you kindly for sharing your warm feedback, Sakura. Please note the correct spelling of sharing – we need to drop the E when we add ING. I wish you all the best.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

I got 90% thanks ms.rebecca

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

The spelling realy affect English learners. How can I successd my life? :D Thank you Rebecca. Did I say right?

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

“Succeed” my spelling wrong

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Even if I understood the lessen, still confuing to apply to me. :)

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

    Keep trying and you will get it right, Tammyjang1.
    Our mistakes are great, since they tell us what we need to correct to progress.
    I am sure you will succeed! (verb)
    I am sure you will achieve success! (noun)
    All the best to you.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

Thank you Rebecca.

Thursday, March 30th 2017

u r an awesome teacher,rebecca

Thursday, March 30th 2017

thank you Rebecca:)

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Thenk you Rebecca only light and positive emotions are going from you and of course very useful information

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind words, ashurik. From one teacher to another, I really appreciate your feedback. We both understand the great role that psychology plays in a person’s success. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

thanks.,,,,,
that was good lesson but we need more

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

thanks Rebeca…

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Thank you Teacher.

Monday, April 3rd 2017

I got 09/10.☺ Superb lesson rebecca. Thanks.

Monday, April 3rd 2017

Thanks Rebecca..mam….

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Thanks you teacher.You are very good teacher.

Thursday, April 6th 2017

It’s extremely important my Dear Miss Rebecca.
thank you a lot.
I will always watch your videos to improve my English.
my warm regards to you all

Thursday, April 6th 2017

    Thank you very much for your kind words, sackoaly. I wish you all the best.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

I got 10/10. Thanks Rebecca =)

Thursday, April 6th 2017

thanks mam do more video

Friday, April 7th 2017

I think both choices are correct in 4. question, isn’t it. Thanks a lot for this lesson and thank advance for your interest.

Friday, April 7th 2017

    Actually, for both choices to be correct,they would have to be phrased in this way:

    Success means different things to different people.
    To succeed means different things to different people.

    Hope this helps!
    Glad you were also a fan of Robin Williams. All the best, l@tif11.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

Rebecca, You are genius. I began to feel English with your lessons.

Friday, April 7th 2017

thank you a lot teacher,
I really appreciate it.

Monday, April 10th 2017

10/10…way to go!!! thanks Becky very nice video

Friday, April 14th 2017

10/10. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Tanks Rebecca, really complicated lesson but fun.

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

thanks rebecca

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you i did it! Wonderful🥂

Sunday, April 30th 2017

it’s so rejoicing that all answers are true on the quiz! Thanks for the tremendous lecture

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thanks

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Rebecca, what is meaning of ‘in a way’ give me in example for me please. Thank you for your attention. You are wonderful teacher.
:D

Sunday, May 21st 2017

thanks my score is 80

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

Hi Rebecca!

Thank you for this lesson. You could put some light on this confusing topic. Besides, your handwriting is perfect and clear.

Bye for now!

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Dear Rebecca,

I got 10/10.
i am happy you know because I have found my English teacher.
Have a good day

Sroulik

Friday, July 7th 2017

I got 10/10 teacher. It’s hard for me not understand your explanation. You say it promptly…well done Rebecca.

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

Such a positive teacher! :)

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

Great. I got 100

Sunday, August 6th 2017

Thank you!

Thursday, August 31st 2017

I scored 90, I cleared my concepts about these words that’s why I follow you, due to your understandables lessons, thank you so much dear Rebecca.

Monday, September 25th 2017
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