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159 COMMENTS

That what i was looking for. Thanks James.

poslegg

    Always the best

    kotoz

Thank my teacher

aymansky

Thanks, James ;) Besides, I’m wondering is there any difference between odd/weird/strange/bizarre?

ronniepl

yeah this is JAMES and this is engvid and right here is mr E these all mean that we are going to have fun study …. damn i wrote rap song lol……. James prize my effort

smbsmbsmb

Good lesson, two yesrs ago I could not barely understand you, it is just to say you are a good teacher, the only good teacher ?, of course not your colleages are also great. Thanks a lot

machacao

    Hey machacao, hope things are doing great! In your sentence you can’t use “barely” with a negative modal verb, so you have to say: Two years ago I could barely understand you!

    Best regards, see ya!

    thalinho

10 out of 10! I am merely a genius, aren’t I?))))))))))))))))))))))))

poslegg

    It’s “am not I?” ;)
    I’m an English student too, I’m not showing off.

    Quibbler

Hey JAMES, I guess (merely, barely) not common words in the US, I always watching movies and TV serial with the sub titles but I haven’t heard these words before never!! they made me kinda confused.

Respectfully,
Taha

taharaad

    Hey Taha, I couldn’t disagree more! I can assure you that that’s pretty used in American speech, you will now notice that!

    thalinho

      Yah maybe .. thanks for your comment ..
      wish you the best.

      Taha

      taharaad

James, your amazing!
Thank you!

yankhonskiy

James, you’re amazing.
Thank you!

yankhonskiy

thank you :)

ezad99

Thanks James!You just know how to teach!

seeb

Thank you :)

fab8

it´s great !! thanks :)

almendrita

80 % ok it’s difficult
thnx

alpido24

Hi James,where is your magazines or newsper @ this time?May be you forget to buy it.

cuongchung1

You rock man, an so does Mr E!

thalinho

Thanks Mr James

samirfawzi

James. give us many lessons only you Thx

rockyroc96

Oh yeh!Finally I’m a member here.Thank you so much for helping us learn so easily .I look forward to comment more!

suffiah44

Thank you James

rasim1974

I loved your way to explain it! Thanks

stephanie07

its great lesson but I wanna know about usages of (also,too,either,neither). non native English speakers get puzzle while using these words.

rajatrique

    Also

    USE

    “Also” is used in positive sentences to add an agreeing thought.
    Examples:
    Jane speaks French. Sam also speaks French.
    I love chocolate. I also love pizza.
    Frank can come with us. Nancy can also come with us.
    PLACEMENT

    “Also” comes after “to be.”
    Examples:
    I am also Canadian.
    I was also there.
    With verbs other than “to be,” “also” comes before single verb forms.
    Examples:
    I also sing.
    He also helped us.
    In verb tenses with many parts, “also” comes after the first part and before the second.
    Examples:
    I have also been to Hong Kong.
    I am also studying economics.
    Similarly, since modal verbs are usually followed by a second verb, “also” comes after modal verbs.
    Examples:
    I can also speak French.
    I should also be there.
    Too

    USE

    “Too” is used in positive sentences to add an agreeing thought. It has the same meaning as “also,” but its placement within the sentence is different.
    Examples:
    Jane speaks French. Sam speaks French too.
    I love chocolate. I love pizza too.
    Frank can come with us. Nancy can come with us too.
    PLACEMENT

    “Too” usually comes at the end of a clause.
    Examples:
    I am Canadian too.
    I can speak French too.
    I am studying economics too.
    If he wants to go too, he should meet us at 8:00.
    IMPORTANT

    Although “too” is usually placed at the end of a clause, it can sometimes be used with commas after the subject of the sentence. This is usually only done in formal speech.
    Examples:
    Mr. Jones wanted the contract. Ms. Jackson, too, thought it was necessary.
    Donna is working on a solution to the problem. I, too, am trying to find a way to resolve the conflict.
    Either

    USE

    “Either” is used in negative sentences to add an agreeing thought.
    Examples:
    Jane doesn’t speak French. Sam doesn’t speak French either.
    I don’t love chocolate. I don’t love pizza either.
    Frank cannot come with us. Nancy cannot come with us either.
    PLACEMENT

    “Either” usually comes at the end of a clause.
    Examples:
    I cannot speak French either.
    I am not studying economics either.
    I don’t want to eat either.
    I didn’t like the movie either.

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    thalinho

      Good job thalinho! i appreciate the way you teach others..you are also a good teacher who always ready to assist others..

      could i get your email id so that i can learn from you..i would be very graetful if you have a time for me.

      shaan33

      It is great

      sint2020

      Thanks a lot Thalinho! I’m skimming the chat before to watch this lesson, and I stopped in a long comment, than I find you. Very nice. Good job. Lydia

      lymourao

i got 9 out of 10….
not bad for my first day at engvid…thanks a lot :)

cyri

Thank you James! I’ve got 9 of 10, so close.jpg

sergey92

thank u James!

assyl

thank you james

rhoumax

Thank you James!

ciceropaulo

Thanks teacher, your lessons are always very useful.

jessemaria

Thanx James :)

imagination

Great lesson.

veggilover2013

Can I request a lesson about the difference between “die of” and “die from”? Thanks a lot.

veggilover2013

Die of indicates an internal cause (such as a disease)
Die from indicates an external cause (such as an accident).

ceomanh

Its just wonderful session James

rajashekar

I get it and I passed the test!

nabi1

Thanks Mr. E

bundersvaguen

im a new user here , i thin it is very great

janbaz20

thank you so much )))

sami45

thank you.you’re so friendly

Pong

thank you so much )))

yasser214

Thanks a lot!

vlalimpiev

Hey James, your explanation are very clear…tks From Brazzzzzilllll

rbarbosadasilva

I just like you. I had barely understood everyting you told about and made only one mistake.

irinaukraina18

Hey James, your explanation are very clear… You know, it was a great fun to study with you… Thank you so much :))

elisawhite

the difference between my or mine ?

yours sincerely

safaablue

Thank you! :)

learnEnglish

useful lesson

johnbrowdy

My brother is not very tall. He is _________ tall enough to go on the adult roller-coaster ride at Disneyland.

In this question of the quiz I put “only”… afterwards I realized the right answer was “barely”. Alright, that makes sense though I think “only” also fits in there. It would totally change the meaning of the sentence.

So, what do you think?

petrus

thank you james !

netelly21

thanks James, it was an useful topic.
just a question:
can we use ‘Only’ instead of ‘Just’ at question number 5 too?? (interchangeable in this form?)

Dado

9 out of 10…ONLY and JUST one mistake! Thank you for the lesson, James!

Janilza

Cool

mazenkof96

8 out of 10….ONLY…..:(

rahulprasad

Dear friends,
I am from Iran; so I have to download all these lessens then listen. Recently some of the lessons with MP4 formatted (5 Native English Speaker Mistakes / IELTS Speaking Task 1 – How to get a high score / “AT ALL!” – How to make a strong point in English! / 5 Phrasal Verbs with GET – get up, get along, get ahead, get by… / Vocabulary: ONLY, JUST, BARELY, MERELY) have no sound or voice. I wish admin could change the formats of them or find a solution for me.

afsoonamani

Thank you teacher James you are good teacher

alia222

    Hello ….. Can we help each other in English language

    al7ur

thank you james, you are amazing teacher.

shawqi

the same 8/10 =(
but anyway, nice class! really enjoyed it.

justmistika

Great lesson, James! I could watch your videos for a long time, they’re very funny! (:

Here is a sugestion: make videos teaching about common academic vocabulary. That would be great! Greetings from Brazil!

thulius

thnak you, I have learnt a lot

Elmer Merino

terrific!

ahmedabbas

thank you so much. I found a lot of page to learn E but I found this page and I think I had a page to learn E well. Thank you so much again.

nguyenthive94

One thing I know guys,English takes time and patient.Sometimes I feel like I realy speak English,but than the next day I realize that I still have to learn.The only thing that help you to learn English quickly is your confidence.I am advising you to do like this and I don’t do so.It is what it is,the most important thing is your health.Don’t make pressure on you :)

besarti25

Hi James,
Thank you so much for the lessons, I am enjoying and have so much fun learning from you.
You have a great personality and you are a great teacher I have to admit that! and thanks to all teachers from engVid.com you guys are all great teacher.

please any comment in my writing paragraph I would be really happy, so I can learn and improve my skill.

Thank you.

wan75

Good… Thanks

al7ur

Thanks James.

houdah

Thank u fr this good lesson
What are mere and bare?

paulrajasekar

100% again! Thank you James!

Sally S

Thanks :) Very useful indeed.

stoyanov

10 out of 10!
Thank you a lot!

bezdelny

it’s kind a confused to me.. but nice subject, good explain from you James.. thx

groovy911

100%. Thanks James you´ve taught me an easier way to pass the information on to students…You are brilliant!

gislaine

Thank You

asmaasaad14

“the two ideas go together” exactly our privious teacher taught us ONLY one meaning for a word but that was wrong it s not JUST that

aiman97

Excellent lesson!

paulo75

I´am really enjoying to learn english now!! .. Thanks ¨Mr´s E”

kalel07

I scored 6 in 10 at first watch, and from second watch I scored 9 in 10>>>>>

it’s amazing….

dawand

was awesome lesson, just now i got the difference among those words .. plenty thanks ,, :)

quraihi

It’s is excellent, but just one thing, would be possible don’t rub out anything.Cos some students take screen shot and study it again latter .
thanks a lot .

pashe

Thank you, James!
But what about “hardly”? Can it be used in the way as “barely”, or there is some difference between them?

denislozinskiy

James, thank you so much!

vladislav1603

Lively, energetic! Perfect video lesson! James, you’re heaven-born teacher! (if it could be told so)
Once saw your video on the other website, and here I am :) having great pleasure watching your and your colleagues’ lessons.
Thank you indeed!

bemyw

Tahnks James

sint2020

Hey James ;) Thanks a lot! You’re like an english teacher, only better !

jolebucheron

Great teacher!!

larysa6165

Mr. E is a lucky guy :)

marekserwer

thank you James, this is the best class ever

jose420

That’s just amazing!

BrunoR84

10/10! yay!
Thank you, James!

helenjet

Thank you

firas104

Thanks a lot!

kenzoll

james Iliked the way you explain it great
thank you

primrose511

thank you! I have a new words: berely and merely!I hope that they will not leave my mind fast.

ZhanarZhenis

what about these words
1-burn
2-rip
3-tag
4-podcast
and I have choices ,I didn’t find them in the dictionary
a-copying tracks to CDs from online music sites
b-recording your CDs and enconding them into MP3 or other digital files
c-broadcasting files, mainly audio, on the internet for others to download
d-adding extra information about artists,albums,and songs to tracks on your MP3 collection

Abdullah Rashed

    …We will not do your homework for you.

    engVid Moderator

      he is just asking mr james not you

      abduullah 1

thank you, but I was looking to find out how to use commas. your lesson are so funny I can not stop watching them

viola1132k

Thankyou ,Sir…

Moe Ko

tks teacher, i’ve got 9/10 :P

dan kaito

Hi James
That was a very good and useful lesson teaching us how to use these verbs. Interesting it was to hear the justice explanation about using the word ‘just’ there.

Great study with you James and little student Mr. E .. :-)…

Maryrosegina

I liked a question about a russian person/ =) Thank you for that =)

Mashustrik

I got only 6/10 . I barely have enough punctation. Would you give us more examples?

Marini2

Thanks Mr. James, I got only 70%, is it correct?

Abdul Qayum

Hi, “Mr James”. I have heard lots of using “I am just ….” in movies and from native speakers. What does it means in here.

MooreJohn90

Good tips!

ゞ(≧▽≦*)o

Thank you for giving me opportunity to watch your video. This is awesome to affect a lot that learning English by myself.
Your class is better than other classes which one I’v been.
I really wanna be a student of you even though that won’t be.
Plz keep this classes as long as possible.
Thank you teacher James.
I paid reverence to you.

SooJung Yu

Very useful lesson James, thank you!

buyeromanya

This is just an amazing lesson.. Thanks a lot.
I had a doubt with these words, as they are very similar each other..

anma1011

HEY WHERE SHOULD I GO TO REQUEST A LESSON???

jefrydonis

Thx a lot

Michael

Your class is so useful and interesting!!
I love it *^_______________^*
Thank you~

janehwang@hotmail.com

great teacher!

leochivo

These four vocabularies are also similar, though you gave us nice explanations. In most context, I think they can use interchangeablely

Sallon yu

I cannt how to thank you , Mr.E
This lesson helps me more understanding

kingthebill

This was a good lesson…thanks.

Enery

Hey James thank you for your good lessons.
Please, can you tell me if you speak as you do in your daily life or if you speak slowly here to let us understanding better the lesson?
thank you.
bye.

lorenzoRome

i barely have enough time to do my homework
I merely finished from lesson and a girl phoned me to go outside
but she’s only 13 years old
and i only go with my girlfriend cause i love her

soufiane1983

thank you James. You helping a lot to improve me English…sincerely edgar !!

epaul49

I want to know the place of “Just” and “only” in the exact place in the sentence.
please .
Hussein from Iraq

HusseinAbbas

james…you explained those words really well…we love you also if possible explain the correct usage of word “LITERALLY”……THANX

lucky sharma

thank you :)

EvrenErdem

Thanks James, although I also loves Valen ( can kill for her )!!!

kingbode

    sorry love not loves

    kingbode

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    engVid Moderator

      is this real!!!, it was just linguistic expression , which means to much love !!, not real kill!!

      kingbode

        Calm down! It’s just a joke. :P

        engVid Moderator

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          kingbode

Great lesson, James, as usual.

One question,though: When we use barely the verb
is in the affirmative or negative?

I’m asking you this because I saw in a movie,
a comedy actually, a scene in which the guy was
learning how to dance. Dancing was his worst
nightmare.
And a man said: ” You can do it. Go! Think of
Edward Swatzneger(I don’t know how to spell this name)he can BARELY walk!

It was funny, but my doubt is, can I say:
” He can’t barely walk”?

I don’t know if I’ve made myself clear but that’s my doubt.

Please, help me James. ( it’s not a command).

Sonia1234

James, could you please explain to me which one is the correct sentence?
It’s about about the adverb: Hardly.
Can I say: “I can hardly stand up” or “I can’t hardly stand up.”

Sonia1234

Got 9 out of 10. It’s really confusing.

NeilCabalquinto

thank you so much you are best titches

hammami555

cool!! i got 9 of 10.

imamsatibin

Thank you James and Mr.E

celine2005

Great Lecture like always you make! So helpful. Thank you.
You mentioned that you are in Toronto.
Have you ever heard about Celpip which is Canadian English Test. Could you make some videos about that if you know about it…

Sampower

cool lesson from a cool teacher.

Abhi

One of your examples of the use of ‘barely’ is incorrect. You wrote, “I barely have enough $ for food.” You wanted ‘barely’ to act as an adverb for ‘enough’. Instead, in this context, ‘barely’ is an adverb for the word ‘have’, as in “I barely have food.” What your example SHOULD read is, “I have barely enough $ for food.” In THIS context, it means, “I have enough $, but barely.”

By the way, I am neither an English student, nor an English teacher. I am MERELY an advocate for proper grammar.

Alysonaradar

Thanks James for this incredible lesson.

raul.ubaldo

This was an excelent lesson. thanks teacher.

CART

Thank you very much sir you are very valuable for us

ROOKS123

I got 8/10, great result!

Icchariya Nani

    My last one was incorrect as I am little bit confused b/w merely and only

    Shailja jain

I got 100, ten out of ten. Thank mate for your teaching and your originality!

Medardo@17

Hey guys could anyone please tell me the meaning of this statement ‘she has her name after her father’

Mustafarizvi

Hey, James!
I heard sometimes that word “just” means “simply” or translated like that (into Ukrainian or Russian)
e.g “you just press the button, and the machine will do all the work” – is that correct?

ivaaaaaan

You got 7 correct out of 10.

thank you.

M kartal

Thanks!

shihai182

Hi!Sir James i have a question! Which one will be most correct?
A)As she said,the computer was programmed by Mona.
b)As like she said the computer was programmed by Mona.
c)Just like she had said the computer was programmed by Mona. correct ans given to be is b but i want to check its grammar and reply me soon as you can

DR.MUHAMMAD USMAN

Wow this test is pretty good! 10 out of 10.
Thanks for that lesson.

JadeHarley

Thank you. Still confusing though. I think I need more examples to understand the use of them.

misogun

great lesson, 10/10 ty very much!

Totolepoireau
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