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hi,thanks for all my help.

noureen khurshedi

    By all means

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thank you


thank you

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thank you Reebaca

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i really thank full to all team members of engvid.


    u are welcome

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Thanks a lot to teach us.
I’m wondering if you could give us a lesson about countries names spelling or prepositions .

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Hi, that’s lessons are very interesting, I like to heard those lessons because I need to practice and understand the conversations, this’s my regular ability and sometimes is difficult to understand.
Thank a lot.


ı want to improve my english.because ı am looking for new friends


very nice explanation

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wow very wonderful…..


Wonderful lesson!

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This site is very useful, thank you all, Please do not stop these useful lessons, I’m your biggest fan


    Idon;t know how to thank you .I would like to give you this proverb a apressnt. ‘better than a thousand days of diligen study is one say with great teacher J


    i thanks you for every lessons,very precious lessons you give for us

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    Idem do I!

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I don’t know how to thank you. I would like to give you this proverb as a present.
“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one say with a great teacher.” -Japanese proverb

Sujith Malavisuriya

    sorry. not say. It should be day. ” Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher”

    Sujith Malavisuriya

      You are right!!!…. I think so!!

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    I am touched by your kindness. So glad I could help you. Thank you very much.

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thank for your teaching this lesson is very useful


Thank a lot.

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Thanks for your lessons, Rebecca.
Regards from Spain.

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    Thanks Rebecca a lots !
    I am from Viet Nam, I love u at the first sight when I hearted u teaching

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      I come from Viet Nam, too.
      I am also interested in her teaching way.
      Really happy to make a friendship with you! Have a wonderful day!


i like tok to you
my teacher
i like english


thanks to provide such a brilliant way of teaching.


Thanks a lot!!!!… Youre le4ssons are the best whatever I used before….

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i will improve my knowldge

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Hi Rebecca!

Your teaching made me interested.

Thank you kindly.

From Cambodia


really so superb…….this website so useful for improving spoken English ….

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woow thanx very mush


very good


What about the maiden names? In Mexico is common to have two last names, and ours complete names are created with the first, middle, last and second last names.


    Thanks for sharing that info with us. You are absolutely right. I know several wonderful Mexican students with beautiful long names.

    The term maiden name refers to a woman’s family name or last name before she got married. Of course, not all women change their names to the husband’s family name upon marriage!

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Very good


hi rebeca
thanks you very much about lessons u have good way to explain lesson
your sincerlly


helloo maam i m natasha the lesson which you teach
me was really very usful for me thank you


Thank you very much. Your lessons have a lot of useful information & they are so superb.
Thank you all.

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Dear Ms. Rebeca,
Thanks for the lesson. I am from Bangladesh & as per our custom some names has no link with family name also we never asked for it such as my name is Mohammed Bazlur Rahman & my father name is Abdul Latif. In my passport & other certificates my name is written only Mohammed Bazlur Rahman.

My question is how I will write my first, middle & last name. You kind advice will be highly appreciated.
Best regards,

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    An interesting tand difficult question!

    I would look in the passport and follow what they have done. So it MAY be that Mohammed is your first name, Bazlur is your middle name, and Rahman is your family or last name. I cannot be sure though.

    Please check with other English speakers or teachers in your country as there are national and cultural differences which determine the answer to your question.

    Thanks for teaching me something, too.

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      hi mam i m from pakistan
      so here my name is (MUHAMMAD QAMAR-uz-ZAMAN) can u tell me whats my given name,surname,second name.Last (family/surname) name,

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very thankfull every one who teach me english. i like this side this side provide videos lessons

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its really good indeed

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    hai juga kawan (hey friend)


hello, teacher and friends. Thank you, Rebecca for your classes. I have dificult to understand everything that you speak because I need more training to audition. Despite this, I am persistent and I am always seeking more knowledge and this site has helped me quite.

Lucia Batista

thanks you so much!!!!!

Nho Phan

thank’s Rebecca for your lesson, it is really help me to understand. God Bless you

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hi great teacher ms rebecca
i want to speek easly and with out stop but this more difficult because here no english speaker all arabic.i every day search on google to get some friend and start conversation to improve my english but not no succes only i get you site this very interasting
i do mistake in spell
please check my english and told me what i do wrong
and heandover my mistake
your student jamil
best regard.


    There are many english students community in internet, like Englishtown, Livemocha and Busuu. Try these and good luck.


Hi Rebecca.

Congratulations! YOu always do well

Go ahead!


Teacher! What about Nick name, alias name, or legal name? thanks in advanced

Charlie Stud

thanks all for you! that web site is very usefull for me.. if possible can i ask a question for you. in some culturs use special name for people. taht names will give to people during the their life. for example hero, brave etc.. how can we called that names?
thanks again..

sevki unal

Dear Ms. Rebeca,
why in Canada you don’t have middle name ?
last name in your cultural refer to father name or to grandfather name ? I know 11 names of my grandfathers in my cultural the family name is last one, what about yours?


Wonderful lesson madam,i really like it.
Thank you very much.

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Thank u very much for ur great time



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hi there!it’s nice class,,,

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Thank you very much! Good luck!

Diana Mykolaivna

Hi Rebecca i am your new student,but i am bigenery i want to bigan low level.
thank you for teaching us english.

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hi i would like to ask what if i have got a chinese name and a christian name like example: tan wei wei rebecca? which is my given name? pls help!


thank you so much

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hi dear madam i dont know the differences between sub_ordinating and co_ordinating conjunction if can give my answer send it to my e mail

ahmad wali

Hi Rebbeca, this lesson help me a lot.Thank you so much.
Could you explain us the correct use of the words:upon, into and onto ?.Thanks again.

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Hi respected teacher, I am very happy to find this sit now, so I want to learn English on this way


thanks alot I’m from egypt . I love english very much and I hope to speak it like native and I found great help in this site


could u please give a lecture on the use of words “might” and “maybe” with it’s negative n interrogative forms.


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…and also the use of word “probably” in contrast of “maybe/might”

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Thank u so much Rebecca!ur all lessons r so great, and useful! ;) thanks alot EngVid

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Hello!Miss Rebecca, you are a very good teacher. Because in Pakistan, we don’t usually speak English.
Keep i up!


How are you doing? Hope you and the other teachers are fine?I want to thank you for this wonderful explanation of names.It will help me in my future.
Thanks a lot to you and all teachers.


Hi!Hello!How are you doing?I was wondering if you can upload a video of yours to improve our English speaking and emotions.I will be very thankful.


Still waiting for your reply.


hi teacher what is the meaning of `maiden name`?

Abhilash Sadanandan

    Hi Abhilash,

    A « maiden name » is the family name (surname, or last name) of a woman before she gets married.


Hi Rebecca,

Even if I’ve been learning english for years, I found this lesson very useful! It really helps untangle some pretty well mixed up notions!


Dear Ms. Rebeca,

It is an impoliteness way to ask ‘what is your name’ in India. Probably the use of ‘what is your good name’ derived from Hindi phrase “aap ka shubh naam kya hai”. If we use “good name” , it will be considered more politeness/respect.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your valuable teaching. I can follow you easily.

Basheer Mohamed

I committed a mistake by misspelled your name as ‘Rebeca’. Sorry Ms. Rebecca.

Basheer Mohamed

Hi Rebecca, the best serious teacher i like you
best wishes

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good work


hi my name is farid i have a business english exam this week do you have advice for me


terima kasih (from indonesia)


I was so confused about these names description.This lesson have solved my problem.Thanks a million, Rebecca.


It was such a wanderful teaching that i never had imagined.I suggest programs like these should be added, to get some of us awake from our slumbers. thank you so much


thanks alot


Thank you i understand


thanks a lot miss u r very best techer ..


What about chinese name with Christian name? For example, Darren Teh Kai Jun. Which one should be the first name, middle name and last name?

Teh Kai Jun

hi!your way in teaching helps learners to grasp the information and understand it easily.thank you.A thousand kisses.


I like your lessons! Thank you a lot.


Rebecca madam awesome i like her classes thank you very much madam.


Teacher Rabecca,
I just finished to hear some of your lessons.Redarding of the names,it was avery useful one.I have had some problems in the past,but from now on,it’ll be different.Thanks Ms.Rabecca.Best regards,Maria.

Maria Figueira


ahmed el-abd abed

Hello Rebecca,

Reading your article about common English mistakes, I didn’t understand something.

Wrong I have visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
Right I visited Niagara Falls last weekend.

But in the song of The Cardigans appears this form:
I’ve changed my mind
I take it back
Erase and rewind
‘Cause I’ve been changing my mind

I’ve changed, Is it not the same that I have changed?
I’ve visited, Is it not the same that I have visited?

Thanks a lot!

PS: I am still waiting answer about difference between You and I, and You and me!

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Thanks, Now, I get it..


Hi thank you for help.




hi Rebecca,
wonderful class, very informative… I’m from Pakistan and there is also trend to ask ‘ what is your good name?’ ..
Thanks a million,


Thanks, This lesson is very helpful.


Thanks a lot!


Thanks, it solved one of my great problem.


Dear Rebecca, Thank you very much for your lessons. I’ve got one question: What about patronyms? Are they regarded as middle names in, e.g., application forms? Thank you.


Thank you Ma´am, I could learn something ore about filling forms because after this lesson I was kind of confused about given name, Christian name and first name. BTW I didn´t know about the existence of the term “forename” so it was another term I came to iscover with your lesson. I´m thanked with you and I hope to visit your beautiful country Canada some day, it is one of my dreams!!!!


My full-name is Md. Saffat-E-Nayeem.
what is my surname here?


many many thanks for that im really so exited ur lessons ,,;)

aalan ali

Most of the time the anser to the question What’s your name? is My name is gloria … but when to answer ( It’s Gloria) only and why. thanks


Christian name >>> what is mean ??… and how use it ???

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This is great, thanks Rebecca

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Thank you. ^”^

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thank you :)

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Hi Rebecca,thank you very much for your interesting and helpful lesson.
take care

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I will never be confused by these words. Thank you Rebecca! :D

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thank you Rebecca i love your lessons so much

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The full name of Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), the liberator of Venezuela, in our war of independence was: “Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolivar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco” :-)

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good to know. Ths Rebecca.

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Thank you teacher
All engvid members, you’re welcome to my skype:KIM-00 ^_^

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I got 100 % as usual :) Thank uuuu

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Thank you

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Dear Rebecca,
If I heard correctly, you said: Write your name more fully than before. :-)
Best regards.

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Thanks for your great job!

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Very useful lesson. Thank you.

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thanks a lot.

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Thanks you so much, very useful.

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Dear Rebecca,
I have a question. Is there a difference between “middle name” and “partonymic”?
I am from Russia and my name is Dina Vladimirovna Scherbakova. So Dina is a first name, Scherbakova is a last name. And what about Vladimirovna? How should I fill out a form?
Best regards,

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Thanks for your.

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very helpful lesson.

Have a good week-end Rebecca

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I got 5/6! Thanks for the lesson!!

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You got 5 correct out of 6.

thank you.

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Thanks a lot :)

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many thanks, we need more conversation with many examples

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