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Thank you Adam…. I’ve learn so much because of you and Ronnie ;)

Luisfer

    Thanks Adam You are Awesome man :)
    _________________________________________
    For all people here Ladies and Gentlemen I hope there is anybody wants to practice his/her English with me voice chat :)
    my skype is khalid_3adel
    Regards

    MONSTERO

      Thank you Mr adam…

      Riyan

      Hi Adam, how’ve you been?

      I’ve noticed you answer to all type of grammar questions posted here even though they are not related to the topic of the lesson.

      So, I took the liberty of asking you a couple of questions on the following sentence:

      ” I think it is too big A price.”

      – What’s the name of this grammar pattern?
      – How is it form or constructed?

      Thanks in advance for clarifying my doubts.

      Regino

        Hi Regino,

        It doesn’t really have a name. It is a formal structure that is dependent on the indefinite article (a/an). It also isn’t limited to ‘too’:

        as/how/so/too/this/that + adjective + a/an + noun

        In essence it is a quantifying adverb phrase meaning so adj/such an adjective

        The price is so high that I can’t afford it.
        It is such a high price that I can’t afford it.
        I think it is too high a price.

        Hope this helps.

        Adam

          hay adam,the price is so high that I can’t afford it.
          at this sentence should we use ‘too’ ? because this sentence has negative meaning.
          the price is too high that I can’t afford it.
          thanks for your clarifying

          Manolya

          Hi Manolya,

          In that case, you would need to change the conjunction:

          The price is too high, so (that) I can’t afford it.

          In that case, the second clause is a result.

          However, by saying that the price is “too” high, the second part is redundant (unnecessary). If it’s too high, it means you can’t afford it.

          Hope this helps.

          Adam

    Would this be comprehending? It looks like we will have to buy sweets tomorrow!

    gadaboo@gmail

Thank you !

bunga2556

Thanks adam, this is really useful

Faris Budiman Annas

At first glance expressions with LOOK seem easy to use, however as you deep into them things do not look that easy.

Knowing a bit of grammar helps to understand much better their use and meaning.

Are they phrasal verbs/idiomatic expressions?

Many thanks for this video-lesson Adam.

Regino

    They’re comparatives mostly. You might want to consider them similes, but that’s a whole other story :)

    Adam

alhamdolellah I got 100% ^^ , thanks Adam !

Marwan.

Thank you so much!

Dianabea

Thank you very much for this lesson!
Can you please tell me how to use “arrive in” and “arrive at” ?
Thank you so much :))

Hoaithuong

    Hi Hoaithuong,

    After a quick search, i have to agree with the common explanation that arrive in is used for a city (or big place) while arrive at is used for a smaller place, like a station.

    Arrive at can also mean reacha conclusion (arrive at a conclusion).

    Hope this helps.

    Adam

I got 8 correct out of 10. I was confused a little.
Thank you, Adam :)

Happy04

Thanks for the class Adam. This subject isn’t easy.

NunesM

I’ve got 70% scores. I have to practise and practise much more. thank you so much ;))

ratchada jududom

Hi Adam thanks alot for your help.
I have a question related with your writing transitions’s video, Is besides used as well as furthermore, moreover and in addition? I mean, in a TOEFL essay, for example.
I’ll gladly if you keep doing videos about the TOEFL
test.
Thanks again!

cdmunoz10

    Hi Cdmunoz,

    ‘Besides’ can be used to add a point. the key is to include the first idea after besides and add the second idea after:

    Besides its good taste, a banana’s composition also provides essential vitamins to one’s diet.

    If you use besides on its own, it means something like ‘anyway’

    hope this helps.

    Adam

    There is a precise video by Emma on besides vs beside. This is an additional comment to Adam’s below explanation.

    MKJMKJ

    Hola cdmunoz, presentaste el toefl test? estoy interesada en hablar contigo, yo tambien presentare el toefl

    Melissa Corzo

May I ask you a question, Adam? In quiz no.10, why the correct answer is ‘it look…’? I think that the phrase ‘it looks…’ would be right. Do I miss something? Please teach me… thanks.

Moonyoung Chung

    The reply appeared to me ‘It looks…like’ !!

    Yahya Elhalawany

    The same question Adam. Why so?

    LikaMalika

    Hi. In Q#10 I used “looks… like” and I have it right.

    Ravizma

    Hi Moonyoung,

    The correct answer is looks like. That’s actually what appears there as well. Not sure why you see look like.

    Check again and let me know.

    Adam

Tnx a lot) it’s much more difficult that it looks like.
I’m really confused about using article “a” before name (sentence 2 in quiz).
Hope someone helps me to understand)))

Tsatsa

    Hi Tsatsa,

    It reminds me of a character. The young (not old) Bogart. That’s why we use ‘a’. It’s not the name, it;s the character. Does this help?

    Adam

It was useful to me so much. Thanks Adam waiting for more.

Yahya Elhalawany

Hi. Benjamin made a very good lesson about an English center in London. I wish it was possible to make one in Canada. :)

Anahita

    I’ll see what we can do, Anahita :)

    Adam

Good morning Many thanks

khalidse10

I really admire your natural sound. Give me some advice to help me

princessbeautiful

    So do I

    khalidse10

    Hi Princess,

    Advice about what? English?

    practice ;)

    Adam

    Hello princesse.If you would like to practise with me English , here is my skype id: hamid.abdi90

    Hamid90

I would like to explain look like, lake, lick loock. Many tanks again

khalidse10

Thank you Adam!

thuyntp

Thank you so much, it was very usefull. Especialy,- look as if- and – look as though-

Tchin Shi

Uh-oh, I’ve got only 5/10 about this. I’m still confused about difference between them, so I have to practice harder. Thank you for your useful tips, Adam.

juneriver

Thanks adam … the quiz was a little bit confusing I only got 6 correct .. I should watch the video again :)

aboood1994

Well done Adam! Nice lesson.
Is here anybody would like to chat with me through skype.My skype ID is “rexhemel”.

hemel99

    hi himel . where do you live in Bangladesh.?

    jeff

      I live in dhaka. you can add me in skype.

      hemel99

Thank you Adam! Very uesful lesson!
My Skype ID is “girlhm.97”. Please add me to practice English together. It’ll be so much fun^^

girlhm.97

This lesson seems easy but it is not.
I cannot figure it out.
:-(

limpar

    Watch it again Limpar. It’ll come to you :)

    Adam

THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT WAS VERRY NICE LESSON, I LOVE IT

SUDAN.OPS

how can I download some videos?????????

mahdikhaleghi

    No.

    engVid Moderator

    You can watch them online only Mahdi.

    Adam

i have 50% in this quiz

Abeer tariq

thank you.
sad i got 7/10 hahaha

Sweety-Girl

HI Adam!What a deadly video!
I’m really interested with your accent and my question is how to pronounce FIRST OF ALL as you do,you seem more natural and relaxed.Thanks in advance.

ACE-MINT

    Hi Ace,

    Try saying this fast:

    fir sto vol

    :)

    Adam

Also confused… it seemed to me not so difficult but I got only 5 (( Anyway, thanks Adam!

LikaMalika

hi adam im from afghanistan please add me in skype omar.osman87 because practice english
please

omarosman1

It looked like an easy lesson but it isn’t at all!
Thanks ,Adam. You are a great teacher.

byte

Wow! I have got all of them correct! Thanks sir :)

abhishek1995

Very useful lesson!!

Thanks Adam!
:)
Jesus loves you all!

bye!

tiagoamericoo

really i am thanking you mr.Adam.

ganow

nice lesson Adam a got 8 for 10 wow thank you so much
you are the best

achraf-1

Dear, sir
i m Thomas Mathias , i am ask one question ,
how to start English
please help me

Thomas Mathias

    Hi Thomas,

    You are here on engvid.com. I think you started :)

    Adam

I got 4 of 10, i need to be improved more.
Thank u so much

leotrinhtran

Mr Adim always we say he looks like his father.Sometimes we say he looks liks his sister

khalidse10

    That’s sad for him, no?

    :)

    Adam

could you teach me…???

jayaku

    I’ll do my best Jayaku :)

    Adam

wow….!!! two correct….

jayaku

Very interesting lesson, I learnt a lot, thanks :)

glmrenard

    Luisfer900530 skype… ;)

    Luisfer

Adam, in this sentence:
Are you alright Mary? You _________ you haven’t slept in a long time.

why whe have to use look as though?

Thanks!

Arielpg

    Hi Arielpg,

    Firstly, you will hear many native speakers use look like in this case. But, because there is a clause (sub. and verb) after the blank, you have to use a clause conjunction, which is ‘as’. ‘like’ is a preposition, so it can’t be followed by a clause.
    If you say ‘like’ in this case, though, everyone will understand you.

    On an English test, you will lose a point.

    Does this help?

    Adam

      Yes Adam, it helps! thanks

      Arielpg

Hello Adam !
I like your teaching style: calm not so fast and understandable.
Practicaly everything i know but as they say:
“Repetition is a mother of learning !”
Vale !

Yurokan

    Thank you :)

    Adam

This is quite helpful lesson. Well done Adam. Appreciated.

saraki2005

I failed the quiz!!!
I seems hard to understand. But thank you so much it helps me a lot.

hallelujahPTL

    Never give up Hallelujah :)

    Adam

Thank you for this good lesion.
I can understand this word, look, now!

ridges

Thank you,

murat1965

thank you Mr.Adam.
learning here is an icing on the cake
my regards to Mrs.Emma

eng.pasil salim

    but i do not know how to use look as if & look as though

    eng.pasil salim

      Thank you Eng.

      In many cases they can both be used. Watch the video again for the subtle difference :)

      Adam

wonderful lesson .thanks teacher

jeff

Thank u very much Adam for these vocabularies.Could u consider adding example sentences more while telling us to explain them how we can use ?

semihazer

    Will do Semihazer :)

    Adam

great lesson it is.. i was very confused about whether to use is/are or was/were after it looks as if/as though.. thanks for making this very useful lesson

syednomanshah22

got 8 out of 10

syednomanshah22

Awesome class!

moa

Hi Adam, I would like you to clear my confusion about using noun after to and have had. Here’s some example.
1_ Girl said to her friend, I told someone today you would probably do a night shift to try and avoid me.
My question is can we use trying here instead of to try like this, you would probably do a night shift trying and avoid me.Is this correct.
2_ girl said to his friend, go home,you should have to get back to studying.
why we use studying after to instead of to study
we usually use verb after to.when and which condition we use noun after to.it gets me confused.
3_ I have had as much reality as i can handle today.
I want to learn using of have had.In which context and situation we use have had.do we use it for past tense.?

fari.immy

    tell to somebody, not say

    georg515

    Hi Fari,

    First, the —ing. We use these words as gerunds in the examples you gave. In other words they are not verbs, but nouns that show an activity, like swimming, or reading. in the example you gave, the ‘to’ is not part of a verb; it is a preposition showing direction (get back to your room to study; get back to studying) this means return to the activity you were doing before.

    Have had is the present perfect of have. Remember that have can be used as a helping verb or a possessive action verb.

    I have a dog.
    I have had a dog for three years.

    Does this help a little?

    Adam

Adam your lessons are good presented, clearly and with simple examples. Thank you for your commitment.

anina

Really good! I got 7 correct!

andred

hello. teacher Adam.
i got 7 out of 10.
i need to do more do my best to learn english.
Thank you
have a great day!

sorayon

This is really helpful for me..tnk u for sharing it for us..Godbless..

mark09

Your lessons and the way you speak are great. Many thanks. It helps a lot.

Seeman

Hello. I’ve a question. look as if and look as though it can use only in the past?

dinoalb22

    Hi Dinoalb,

    No, they can be used for all tenses:
    it looked as if he won
    It looks as though he’s going to win
    It looks as though he’s winning

    etc.

    Adam

I liked the lesson. Thank you, Adam.
But I’d like to know why you use the past tense in the example (as if it was/were going to rain)?

Valeriya

    Hi Valeriya,

    I think it was mostly to show that you still have to use the subjunctive with the ‘if’, just like in regular usage.

    Adam

Hello everyone.I got 5/10,this is bad.I need to study hard indeed.

THAANE

u r wonderfull teacher

ryszhan

Very usefull. Especially the difference between ‘as if’ and ‘as though

Bobmendez

The best teacher!!!!

nikara25

It is so nice. congrats.

nababy

Thanks, very useful c:

Haiikyuu !❀

I really aprreciate your lessons, they’re great

baotrungsocola

Hi adam,could you please explaining to us what the difference between affect and effect and giving us some examples on each one of them.Thank you so much for every thing.

Ayman Sheikh

    Hi Ayman,

    The common answer is that affect is a verb and effect is a noun. It’s important to remember that effect can also be a verb.

    Affect: cause a change in something
    effect (n.): that change
    effect (v.): to bring about (a change. a mood, etc.)

    The sun affects the lighting of the Earth differently at different times of the day. Photographers like to take advantage of this to add different effects to their photos.

    The new CEO wanted to effect a new culture in the office, so he hired an HR consultant to advise him on how to do this.

    Does this help?

    Adam

10/10 it looks like I was born in Cambridge??!! ;-()

Jorge Pedroso

Thank you so much Mr Adam, it is nice to see you again!!!
:P

Jacqueline85

I like your losses

Abdiaziz 1457400

    Not sure what you mean Abdelaziz

    What do you mean by losses?

    Adam

Your lessons are my favorite Adam, thanks for taking the time to explain some answers in the quiz.
Best regards!

jesusprada

Hello, Mr.Adam. Could you please create a lesson about verbs such as concludes, consists of, contains etc.
Thanks a lot)

Eddyman

    I’ll see what I can do Eddyman :)

    Adam

thank’s mr adam

adam abaker

Although I watched this lesson more than twice yet I don’t know how to use “Looks as if” T^T

Haiikyuu !❀

    Hi Haiikyuu,

    It means that there is the possibility that something will be or will happen, but we;re not sure yet.

    It looks as if team A will easily beat team B.
    We think this because team A is full of good players, but it’s also possible they’ll lose.

    Does this help?

    Adam

Some help, please *^*

Haiikyuu !❀

it is useful lesson thank you Adam

musabali

hi adam why were you too fast at the end video.
you should write whole sentences . nevertheless thanks for your useful lesson

Manolya

at the first. I didn’t understand ıt looks and as if together. Your words of sentence weren’t together
It looks as if it is going to rain
is it correct sentence or not
we must say, ıt looks as if it were going to rain.
after ‘as if’ must it be past tence
thanks for your answer in advance

Manolya

    Hi Manolya,

    You can say looks as if it is going. Just keep in mind that technically you should use was/were, not as past tense, but rather as a subjunctive.

    Does this help?

    Adam

      thanks for your clarifying

      Manolya

Can’t we use ‘is’ with look as if or look as though?

tiana711

    Hi Tiana

    Yes, you can. Technically, we looks as if, the was/were is more correct , but both are acceptable.

    Adam

Hello, Adam…
Could you tell me the different between “saving” and “savings”??
Many thanks !!!!

thy rieu

    Hi Thy,

    As for saving, it could be a gerund, meaning the activity. But without context, hard to tell.

    Savings is usually the money that you have saved over time. Probably the money in your bank account.

    Adam

very useful.

sahilengr786

Great video!

samiramagalhaes

thank you Adam i love this lesson

daviandavis

Thank you… very good class.

Joshalv

Dear Sir, Could you please arrange online live class?it will be apt for speaking

shameer

    Hi Shameer,

    I don’t think we are set up for that. I’ll look into it.

    Adam

thank you

salodz

Thank you Adam.

pafsilipoclub

This was a hard lesson for me, I need watch it again. If someone want practice her/his English with me: my skype is Miguel Angel Carriazo.

Carriazo

You are just an ideal teacher Mr Adam

Jessy-me

thanks Adam you are the man

innolakker

Thankyou adammm :)

Burak

thank you adam, your lesson is really in detail and helpful.

guitar4freedom

thank you for your teaching
i learn a lot ^^

Rachel Chen

Thanks

Mezahirov

Thank you Adam for your lesson.

pavanut2

Thanks so much Adam, I’m enjoying really.

Ndamono

Sir, i am practicing to write essay’s , how to test weather i am doing right-way or wrong-way. Can you give me your email id i shall send you my essay and you can give remarks on my essay.

Anugna

    Hi Anugna,

    See my site:
    writetotop dot com

    You can submit an essay through there.

    Adam

Hi Adam! Thank you for your answers at previous lesson. And I have more.
In an English textbook for Russian students I read:
LOOK AT THE FIRST OF THESE FOUR PICTURE.(is it a mistake that picture without “S”(I mean singular)?)Thank you.

KATRIN777

    Hi Katrin,

    Yes, it should be pictures.

    Adam

Thank you for your answers at previous lesson again and now I know if someone answers I HAVE BEEN TO LONDON it means that he was there some times ago. And if I only from London and staying in a doorpost I can answer I HAVE BEEN IN LONDON(I WAS IN LONDON).

KATRIN777

Can I say: I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL FROM 1994 TO 2004?
Can I say: I WENT TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL FROM 1994 TO 2004?
Can I say: I WILL HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL SEANCE 2015 TILL 2025?

KATRIN777

    If it’s 2014, then the past simple is needed to talk about a definite past time. so:
    I WENT TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL FROM 1994 TO 2004
    is correct.

    In 2025, I will have been going to the local school for 11 years.

    Adam

      That’s a very big help! Thank you Adam!

      KATRIN777

Thank you very much!!!

KATRIN777

Thanks everyone :)

Adam

    thanks you, because I can understand all that you teach to us

    planito

Thank you, Adam ^^

lucynar

Thanks Adam. This topic looks like it is easier than it really is in practice.I had to assist the video three times before getting a 100 in the quiz.

Luiz Alberto

Or “looks like easier than it really is in practice?”

Luiz Alberto

    Hi Luiz,

    I know that it looks easier than it is in practice, but that’s true for many things. ;)

    Adam

I got it.Thanks Adam. :)

fari.immy

Thanks Adam ^^

nouf1412

Wow that was interesting!
Thanks so much to all Engvid Teachers and God bless u all.

Nasiba2014

Thank you very much Adam. :D

iCzie

I failed, l need help

bamban

Thank you Adam!

Doro

pretty hard -.-

anope8

thank a
lot teacher

Youstrao7

Thank you Mr.Adam!

Iboalti

thanka adam

ssharkawy

thanks a lot Adam , you are a great teacher

Bidayah

very very helpful for tests. Thank You.

Abhi

Thanks got 60% without watching the lesson.

Abdul Qayum

Dear Adam, Thank you your detailed explanation, but I made the quiz several times and it has not been successful (4 from 10) I had problem especially with “look like”. Please explain one more time just this one expression ! I very appreciate your work and help! Thank You!

Vidamzenesz

    Hi Vidamzenesz,

    Look like means that something has a similar appearance to something else.

    Tom looks like his father.

    ‘like’ is not a verb, it is a preposition, so it is important to remember that what comes after like is a noun or an adjective or a phrase.

    Does this help?

    Adam

Hi Adam, thanks for your videos, there are very usefull!!
I need to practice my speaking, so I would like to speak with you or someone who want to practice.
I hope hear from you soon.

Helenr

thanks Adam

hakotas

Thank you dear Adam! Your answer was very useful. I’ve understood meaning of “Look like”,but why is it so important what is after “like”?

Vidamzenesz

Thanks, good job :)

em pi

i got 90 correct out of 100. thanks adam

aminof211

Today I’ve started to see in English the serie “Friends” and in the first episode I noticed the next sentence:
– You look like you slept with a hanger in your mouth (because she was really happy).
It should be “It LOOKS AS IF you had slept with a hanger in your mouth”, shouldn’t it?
Cheers mate! :-)

pachytron

I’ve noticed I’m the first Spanish in posting a comment here too! :-D

pachytron

thank u very much adam

Ammar hany

Adam, you’re the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sonia1234

Adam, a question. I was in England and I heard
a teacher saying: ” I very much fancy you.”

Is it a British thing or is it snobish?

I’d very much like to know your opinion about
this.

Sonia1234

Dear Adam,
Thank you your answer. Great honor for me to learn from a native english man.
Unfortunately I don’t understand the different the “look like” and the “look alike” in using and and How can I comprehend the difference between “as if ” and “as though”. I have a last question too: Why do we use “was” verb after as though and why not rather the “were”?

Vidamzenesz

Dear Adam,

One of my question was what is the different of meaning between “look like” and look alike” and luckily I’ve understood it. Thank You your lecture about it. Please your explain about my two last questions: different between as if and as though (Could you show more example about it?) and about use of verbs: “was and were” in this case. Thank you your help I very appreciate your work. It is very useful topic for the people!!

Vidamzenesz

good, and useful lesson. thanks Adam

macytran

Thanks Adam. I like your short explanation below the questions.

masoud2040

Thanks Adam. I love the way you speak English.

Zahidi

Thanks Adam for your very good lesson. Now I got that. Just a bit confused on number 9. What does phrase “go up her thinking” mean? Please help me. Thanks again

vungocannhien

Thank you.

Nadir

I got 90% in the quiz :)

Hana1992

Thank You Adam!
Nice Lesson.

stewardiego1983

Im sorry Mr Adam
could u mind to explain why the answer of no.10 is LOOKS
why not LOOK?
im confuse

Leni Djun

Can you help me somewhat on modals

bhupesh 7

It’s one of the hardest topic for me..

Drogba

*topics

Drogba

I am very grateful for your teaching!! YOu are very valuable teacher for the foreigners!! :-) Please write about the differences between “look as if and “look as though” THANK YOU! I am violin artist from Hungary (Vidám Zenész= Happy Musician) my name: Ferenc Karpule)

Vidamzenesz

Got 7 out of 10. :)

Sanju

Thanks a lot for the lesson! I want to ask can I say : You look like your father or You look alike you father ? (I mean they have much in common in their appearance)

NatashaGreg

thanks a lot Adam your course is very useful and interesting

abda

hey Adam this class was very difficul for me but was good!! thanks for tyou time

planito

hey Adam where can I use the chat for practice my english gramar?

planito

Thanks Adam!!!

alanjmf

Thanks!

Eugene G.

Hello Adam.
Can you explain “look like” and “look alike” clearly?
At question 3, I chose “look alike” but it’s incorrect.

ThuongPham

Very difficult lesson. Too hard to my mind

Dmitry Bereza

I need more practice. Where can i take more tests

Dmitry Bereza

Sir I do not understand quiz question no. 4 please you can explain this sentence how it refers look alike = be similar

Zayedul Hasan

Hi Adam.
If I wanted to use the expression”look as if” in the past,how would I use it?
For instance:
-It looked as if it were to rain
-It looked as if it had been raining
For me, both of them are correct. The first one means that something in the past makes you think that it was about to rain(maybe clouds were gray). And the second one means that there were some evidences that make you think that it had been rainig(maybe the streets were wet).Could you clarify that, please?

Ccruckp

You can say looks as if it is going. Just keep in mind that technically you should use was/were, not as past tense, but rather as a subjunctive
Hello sir could you please explain where can we use was/were besides past tense like here you just used it for future

mandeep.singh

Hi Adam!thank you for this lesson, it’s been really useful!I have just started watching videos and I am a bit confused about how you used was/were: “It looks as if it was/were going to rain”. I used to think that “were” was incorrect as the subject “it” is singular. Would you mind to explain it: Thanks a lot!

patrus

Hey Adam. Thank you so much for this lesson. It’s so useful for me. Sometimes I don’t catch you. Please could you more slowly speaking. Thank you again :)

gozisik

Adam, thanks for clarifying this issue. Although I thought you would dive a little in the use of “look like”. Is it correct to say “I look like more my father than my mother”, or do I have to use “I look more like my father than my mother”? Thanks in advance.

Vitor P

    Hi Vitor, I think it should be the 2nd option:
    I look more like my father..

    nora arjuna

thank u so much Adam
I have a problem , I could understand every thing in English but I can not speak English I know more than 1000 English words .
what the wrong with me???? :(

reemi

Thank you.

abdal7

Hi I scored 7/10. Didn’t choose ‘as though’ at all. I came upon this actually while looking for the use of ‘look/looks’ to describe appearance.
Eg. – The change in her look/looks?
I find instances where both are being used.

nora arjuna

i got 5 what a shame ,i never got before this score since i have been watching engvid and i took this test while i’m in dozing mood,probably that is the main reason i think.my aim to became a good native speaker like you…

sricharan

Good morning teacher!
I am Brazilian and leave in São Paulo.Thanks for your classes.It teaches a lot of tips which can improve my knowledgement and it lights a lamp over my ignorance.

claudio molina

Thank u teacher!!!You help me alot!!:)Greetings from China

KrisseWu

Text me on facebook.com/zaymozay

Theoldcat

Thank you, Adam! Your lesson, as always, very useful, interesting and clear:)

WildWind

Hi Adam thank you for your lessons. They help me a lot. I have a little problem to understand the words ” trouble, bother, worry, molest, bore, make the effort, pain in the neck ” Could you please make a video for these words? thank you in advance

Katy

Hi Adams,
Thank you!! I have a question. When we use at and in ?

Hamzaflh

I do not comprehend this lesson Adam.. :(

gadaboo@gmail

I enjoy watching your videos but how do you use at and in? :)

gadaboo@gmail

hi adan i like the way you teach all of you are a great teachers i`d like you to explain the difference between solve and resolve im not sure how to use it when i speak , thank you for your lessons

adrian cardenas puente 1974

Thank you very much!

IliyaR

Thanks Adam. I have been following your videos for a while now. Your videos help me a lot. Great job!

Shruti Mishra

Only my purpose or target or objective is proposition
Teacher try to teach me , us proposition,
Example…. Deal… A situation instantly, answer, with
What do you deal…… ,answer, In

m.hussein

Thank you Adam.

Gicelesilva

So bad,..I get 20 points. It’s the first time I get a really bad grade.

Milt

hi… first thank you for this resource… I have a question and an opinion… about “it looks like it’s going to rain” you said that is technically incorrect no matter if many native speakers use it… I mean, language is constantly changing which means the meaning and also the rules… for example… the word “idiot” in the Ancient Greek was related to selfishness… someone (a citizen) who never took part in politics… nowadays “idiot” is related to a lack of intelligence… my point is… if the language is a human construction and changes by the time… who place the rules? I hope among this “grammar suicide” you can get my point… I’m still learning ;)

GregoriaSamsa

    This is an excellent point. There are two main approaches to thinking about language, prescriptivism and descriptivism.

    Prescriptivism is the view that there are rules for language. Rules come from textbooks, dictionaries, tradition, etc. Language that follows the rules is correct, and language that breaks the rules is incorrect. It is a “top-down” perspective: the rules come first, and people’s language use is judged for how closely it follows the rules. Teachers, editors, and ordinary people with no language expertise tend to use a prescriptive approach.

    Descriptivism is the view that language doesn’t really have rules. All we can do is describe how people are using language over time. It is a “bottom-up” perspective: the way people use language comes first, and our descriptions emerge from it. Linguists and dictionary writers are strongly descriptivist.

    One typical example:

    Person A: “Remember how I was worried that my rib was broken? Well, I finally went to the doctor.”
    Person B: “What did
    they say?”

    Prescriptivist: It should be “what did he or she say”. Using singular “they” is a very common mistake, according to this grammar book.
    Descriptivist: Based on historical documents, people have been using singular “they” for hundreds of years. Nowadays, virtually all native English speakers would understand that they refers to the doctor.

    Here’s a blog post with some examples—but you can just Google “prescriptivism vs descriptivism” to find much more writing on it.

    engVid Moderator

Wow, I just got 40. It didn’t happen to me in a long time :/

JuanPablo01

Hi adam,
what’s exact meaning of “ I can’t accept this painting for your portfolio, Craig. I’m afraid it ________ too much ________ the last you handed in for evaluation.”especially“painting for your portfolio”.
thanks for your patient and kind!

linlin zhou

Got 07/10. Highly useful lesson. Thanks, Adam.

Annie

It’s very confused, but I’ll try to study more.

Braziliansniper

Thank you Adam, that just the lesson ı needed. but unfortunately ı am still confuse how to use them, can you give more examples please? ı only got 3 out of 10 :(

Gulseren

    It seem look, look like and look alike same meaning :(

    Gulseren

My question is the following: “It looks as if she were to do something” and “It looks as if she were going to do something”; which one is correct? Which one is grammatically correct? I’m very confused about this.

richar201

Thank you teacher

Adolfito

Thank you Mr. Adam.

Alex-1956

A million thanks for your outstanding lesson.It looks sort of difficult but by practice it becomes easy.It’s more informative,very clear, and so useful.I like the way you teach and your accent.I love your lesson as ever.I have been learning a lot through this site.It helps much more to many people through out the world.

Prasunan

7/10! Adam’s quiz is more difficult than Emma’s. I need learn hardly, and go over the note time to time.

Jerry Gu

It is very nice and useful that you justify the correct answer in each quiz. We can learn with our mistakes.

Thank you so much.

izabel gurnet

The last question which make me confused included noun clause the answer is look like .there will be needed comma after ‘the last’ or passive voice.

mhmmdyldz

skype name ”muham34” add me to evaluate look word and other topics.

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