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Thank you Adam


    thank a lot once again thank a lot yours lessons are clear


Thank a 1000000000000000000000000


I liked your explanation, Thanks a lot


although you are a good teacher, I didn’t make it in the quiz :( maybe I need more practice :) thanks

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    Keep trying :)

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      Hello! Sorry but i didn`t understand one thing.
      You said that if “though“ is standing between 2 parts of sentence we don`t use comma. But here I have a quiz and the question is :

      You did very well on your test, ________ I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.
      even though
      in spite of

      and the coorect is “though“]
      but I see the comma in the sentence before this word
      Sorry if you don`t understand
      I only try to learn english well
      Look forward from hearing you

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        Adam already made that mistake in video. It’s the same mistake, I reckon)

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          Russia beautiful country
          by the way

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      Thank you sir

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    You should use other one which is “even though” in the comment… Shouldn’t she, teacher?





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Although i am not that much good at English, i think i can mange with the native speakers.. it easy now :)

Shuaib Ahmed

thanks sir

Manish Tiwari

Hi,thanks but still confusing wich one should use if all mean the same.


    Hi Mimo,

    Watch the vid again, but remember that there are subtle differences. Even though has a stronger focus on the expectation, though is informal, etc.

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Thanks for this lesson sir :)

May i know what’s the difference between Suggest and recommend?

i.e You should not do this
Do not do this.

They both mean the same right?

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    They could mean the same. But it depend on situation you are dealing with.

    Try to imagine this: You have a kid, and you are on a boat in the middle of a sea, and the kid wants to swim. But you saw something, and that was a shark. You know, a big fish with sharp teeth — you should see the movie titled “jaws”. xD So, what would you say to your child?

    “Look, there is a shark. You shouldn’t jump to the water.”
    “Look, there is a shark. Don’t jump to the water!!! xD

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      I would like to give a suggestion of an answer as well.
      As I read, a “suggestion” is a plan or idea put forward for consideration while a “recommendation” is a suggestion as to be the best one to be considered (taken, accepted).
      Suggestion = option
      Recommendation = preferable option

      I hope it helped.

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        Good answer Carlos

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      thriller example … :P but still nice .. :D

      Profile photo of hrv84 hrv84

    Hi Poongkundran,

    I’m not sure about the examples you gave, but ‘suggest’ is ot offer up a possibility and it is up to you to decide. ‘recommend’ is more to give a favorable opinion about something.

    For example: If you ask me about a good restaurant in Toronto, I can suggest a few. But if I recommend a few, it means i really like them and you should try them.

    As for “You should do this.’ vs. ‘do this.’ The first probably has no consequences if you ignore, while the second might have consequences.

    I hope this helps.

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you’re superb dear adam
thank you sooooo Much

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i love this lesson……………i would like a lesson on CHOSE,CHOOSE AND CHOSEN..not sure of their pronounciations and how to use them…thanks…….jonescyras from nigeria…

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    I’ll see what i can do :)

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thanks a lot

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Thank you.
Good lesson and likeable person, like all Engvid teachers. Really nice team.


Thank so much for lesson very interesting, even though my quiz result was 40/100….I will better next time..Perhaps I don’t understand well the using difference between though and although…
Kind Regards

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    Keep trying. It’ll come to you :)

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thank you.
Can you use ‘not’with as long as in an if clause?


thts first lecon i see you and you surprised me by your teaching style, and please may explain me why this answer in first quiz, i couldnt get it, why not :
. I still love you, ___despite_______ you treat me


    Hi, I’d like to answer and hope that you’re ok with it.
    The reason is because there’s a S+V after the blank.
    I still love you, __________ (S)you + (V)treat me. So as he explained you must use although or though.
    If you’d like to use “Despite” the phrase should end up like this:
    I still love you, ___despite_______ your way of treating me /or/ despite your behavior.

    I hope it helped you.


    Profile photo of carlos77 carlos77

    Hi Karim,

    Carlos gives a good answer here, but I will add one point. You can say ” I still love you despite how you treat me.” It’s not as common, but you can follow despite/in spite of with a full noun clause (including the conjunction– how you treat). Better stay with the phrase though.

    Hope that helps.

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Very nice lesson.. Ty Adam =D

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Well down, Thanks

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Amazing job. I’ll practice a lot this lesson


Thank you Adam
It was so helpful


    i need more understanding of english.

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I need to practice it back to back :)
didn’t swallow this Lec yet …. !
kinda mixed up
but thanks anyway :)

salman Freshie

Thanks Adam

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Adam, I have, as always, a couple questions. xD

The first one regarding my previous question to you — “I’m done”. You gave an example, and I wanted to know if I’ve understood it well. So, when I’m doing something and saying “I’m done”, this actually describes me, not the activity that was finished? Perhaps, the action was so exhausting that I only want to go to bed and rest. And in this sense it means that “I’m done”. Is that correct?

The second question is about this sentence below.

“There don’t seem to be any houses in the area.”

It took my a while why there is “don’t”. Because of “houses” which is plural. But when I typed the phrase “There don’t seem to be” in google, it corrected that piece to “there doesn’t seem to be” My question is: When we speak, is there a possibility of using “doesn’t” even if we have plural subject? Something like “There is two things”. I know that this isn’t grammatically correct, but I’m just wondering if it’s possible.

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    I done is when u quit. no more alcohol 4 me in my life, I done. I guess so. lol.

    Efrain Dominguez

    HI, I’d like to give you my opinion dispite your question was asked to Adam.
    First I’d like to say that there’s a much easier way of understanding the expression “I’m done”. It’s simply that the person who says it considers that he won’t do it anymore beacause he has finished what he was supposed to do or because he can’t stand doing it anymore.
    About the second question, the right way I found is:
    There seems to be “singular”
    There seem to be “plural”
    There doesn’t seem to be “singular”
    There don’t seem to be “plural”
    Try inverting like this just for understanding purposes:
    There don’t seem to be any problems.
    Problems don’t seem to be there.
    There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong.
    Anything wrong doesn’t seem to be there.

    I hope it helped.

    Profile photo of carlos77 carlos77

      Ok, but it’s a little bit different when you are listening to people as they speak. For example “There is two things.” Many people (native speakers) use singular verb even if the subject is plural. They should say “There are two things.”, but they use “is” instead of “are”. In the sentence I gave, there is also the word “there”. So, I’m just wondering if we can apply this here, too.

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        Hi Morfik.

        Ok. I’m done, technically refers to the completion of the activity, but it also takes on a personal tone, aka I’ve achieved my goal.
        In slang use, it means I’m tired, or I quit (eg., the drinking/smoking examples).

        As for there is/are, don’t/doesn’t– is and doesn’t with singulars, are and don’t with plurals. That being said, you’re asking about spoken English. You need to keep in mind that many (if not most) native English speakers make grammar mistakes on a regular basis. In fact, it is so regular that eventually it becomes acceptable and later on, it might even be considered correct. Try saying out loud the following: there’s vs.there’re/there are. The first is much easier, right? So that’s what people go for (really, the reason is that simple).

        I’m not sure what your native language is, but I’m pretty sure that if you pay close attention to native speakers of your language, you’ll realize they do it too. Not a good thing, necessarily, but it happens.

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          Yep, I noticed this in my native language (Polish). Even I speak in that way. :)

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          I’m afraid to say that so do I :)

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Great explanation, Adam. I really like watching your videos.


Hello Adam although,though, even tough it can use only in the past?

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    Although I’m not a teacher I will answer your question.
    Ex: Smoking will kill her. She won’t stop though.
    Although Adam will answer you eventually I wanted to give you my opinion.
    I hope it helped.

    Bye, Carlos.

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    Nope. Any time is good Dinoalb.

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Thanks Adam.


Thanks for the lesson, Adam. It’s pretty clear and useful.
However, I still have one query. Is “despite that/ in spite that + clause” correct? I really wonder.

Profile photo of tonnguyenkieuthuc tonnguyenkieuthuc

    I don’t think so.
    If I remember what was written on the board of his video, Although/ though + clause ans despite/in spite of +phrase.

    I’ll check it again.

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      Yes, i know. Well, actually, the reason I asked such a question like that is my teacher have taught me that structure – “in spite that + clause”. It’s not popular, not common though.

      Profile photo of tonnguyenkieuthuc tonnguyenkieuthuc

        My teacher have taught me “despite/in spite of + the fact that + clause”.. I think it is the same as “despite/ in spite of + phrase”. however, it isn’t popular. when we do rewriting the sentences exercises, we can use this structure, if we can’t find phrase instead of clause.

        Hoang Thi Bich Hong

        Hi Tonnguyenkieuthuc, You got good answers from your peers here, but I’ll add one more point. You can use a clause after despite/in spite of. It’s not common, but if you use a full noun clause (including the conjunction) then it’s ok.
        e.g., Despite what people say, I will vote for him. or,

        In spite of what the results are, I will follow him.

        Both of these are correct. But… a) I find that many ESL students are not comfortable with noun clauses, and b) why write more when you can write less?

        eg. Despite others’ opinions, I’ll vote for him.

        In spite of the results, I’ll follow him.

        The main thing to remember is that you can’t follow despite directly by the S+V.

        Hope that helps.

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          Thank you all for your helps. Now I understand that both “in spite of that +S +V” and “despite that + S + V” are wrong.

          Profile photo of tonnguyenkieuthuc tonnguyenkieuthuc

          There is another form though:

          Despite his coming home late, his girlfriend wasn’t angry.

          I’ll try to make a lesson about this form because it’s a little complicated.

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          Thanks a lot for your extra explanation. You’re really one of the most enthusiastic teachers that I have ever known.

          Profile photo of tonnguyenkieuthuc tonnguyenkieuthuc

your lesson is very interesting. It was my gop when I was taking ESL classes……:)


Very good lesson Adam ! Way to go. That was very insightful with your explanations. Keep that way.

Bye, Carlos.

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Thanks a lot! Veru useful )

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Oops, plz, correct my verY )))

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thanks alot adam

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very interest!!!
and good explication!!


Thak you soooo much dear Adam :)


Thanks Adam!

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Hi,how are you? Teacher Adam, your lesson is interesting, this is a way to understanding the grammar of English such as: though, although, even though, despite,in spite of.
thank you so much.


thank you Adam! is there any difference bet. Group of Companies and Group Comprises?

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    Hi Apoako,

    I’m not really sure if this is what you meant. Companies is a noun and comprises is a verb. The group comprises (is made up of) several companies.

    Does that help?

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      hello Adam, it’s a privileged to hear from you… hmmmm… nope Adam.. was encountered the “Group of Comprises” at the end of the page while reading on one of company’s website. it goes like this “About the company ….. bla bla… then Let’s say the name of the company was,
      “EngVid Group Comprises”
      (listed all the companies linked to above mentioned)

      got confused anyway :D that’s why I asked if there is any difference between GRoup of Companies and Group of Comprises.. seemingly the same meaning though, wanted to make sure…


        Ok. If you say Engvid group comprises A, b, and C, then it means those three make up the whole group. Check again to see if there is ‘of’ there. That’s what’s confusing.

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          it’s clear now…. thank you so much!


Sorry dear Adam I think something is wrong with two questions in the test. Questions four and nine. Although I knew the correct answer but these two answers confused me “ALL the answers are correct” and “NONE of the answers are correct”. I thought how could all the answers be correct when one of them is “none of the answers are correct”? So I ignored them :D or maybe I am wrong :)


    Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that there are 3 possible answers PLUS two other options: those 3 answers being all right OR those 3 answers being all wrong. So you have to pick one of the 3 answers OR one of the 2 possible options.


      Andy, Sorry to say this but I never asked your opinion.

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    Hi Meliha,

    Actually, Andy answered the question, but it’s good that you ask questions if you’re not sure. :)

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      This is not the answer that I was waiting for. I will find it out, thank you :)

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Nice lesson, many thanks!

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Hi my best teacher in the world!
first and foremost thank you for teaching and helping people, I love your lessons and it is the best way to help humanism


Thanks Adam even though i was busy i watched your cool video is that phrase correct?


    Hi Anis,

    Yes it is, just don’t forget capitals and periods. :)

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thanks sir.


I have got 90% Thank you for your explanation.

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Thank very much sir,
These are the exact rules that I’ve searched for . I don’t know how can you and other teacher in ENGVID recognize the things that we need.
Thank you again,and I hope you keep supporting us in videos like these.

Yazan ka

thank you Adam,
I spend too much time to understand “though” at the end of a sentence.With your simple explanation, now I understand.Thanka again.
While I was reading comments, I had a question .What’s the difference between consider and think.Which one we must use in different situations.


    Hi Cute,

    They’re almost the same. Consider means think about carefully. Think can be used in other ways that consider can’t, such as to have an opinion, or come up with an idea, etc.

    Hope that helps.

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Thankyou Adam :D


Thank you so much!
But it was a little difficult to me.


Thank you so much.
But it was i little difficult to me.


Thank you!


thanks Adam,
I have one question;
— What different “Even though”, “even when”, “even if”, “even so”


    Hi Semih,

    Good question. I think that’ll need a whole lesson of its own to answer. I’ll make one for you soon.


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thanks Adam

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Only 70%… But, it’s okay!

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Lovely lesson Thanks Adam.


Can you have some lesson on the following vocabularies,

2.In fact


Tamil Eelavan

Tamil Eelavan

    Actually is coming up soon. I’ll get to the others as soon as possible. :)

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      Hi Adam!
      I really enjoy your lesson.
      What about “even if” ?
      Many thanks!

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Thank you for your lesson! I have some problems with journey, trip, travel, voyage…Could you explain it?

Thank you in advance!


    Hi Cati,

    Not much room here, but I’ll give you the basics:

    Trip- the activity of going somewhere, including the packing the transportation, the lodging, etc.

    Travel- any trip you take.

    Journey- this is usually used when we talk about a trip that will change the person doing it. Can be spiritual too.

    Voyage- a very long trip.

    Hope that helps.

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Thanks Adam for this very useful lesson.
You explained it very well.


Thank you. I’ve read the comments. Why you have not yet given any answers to them?


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    Hi Ariunbolor,

    Fair question. I always answer the questions, I just wait a little while after the lesson appears here for 2 main reasons:

    1- I like to give others a chance to offer answers first. Some viewers are eager to do this and I encourage it.

    2- Not everyone reads the comments, s sometimes I see the same questions repeated. If I wait a bit, I can answer the repeated questions once.


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I liked your video lesson. But a have a point to put on it.

I researched the sense of “in spite of” in a dictionary and its sense was not preposition, but rather a idiom.

I would ask you to speak a little bit slower. Sometimes you speak so much fast.

Good lucky and thanks!


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    Hi john,

    I’ll work on my speed. No problem.

    As for in spite of, it begins with a preposition so is technically a prepositional phrase, but I see your point. The word idiom usually has other connotations so I’m careful in using it.

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I would you ask you to teach us “somewhat and somehow”.

Thank you

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    Somewhat generally means ‘a little’. Somehow means that there is a way, but it might not be very clear.

    He’s somewhat handsome = not ugly, but not gorgeous. good looking.

    I’ll get there somehow- I don’t know how, but I’ll find a way.

    Does that help? (maybe I’ll make a lesson about this)

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The teaching was wonderful thanks ,may God fill you with more knowledge and strength

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Hi Adam
Althoug it is kind of a difficult vocabulary lesso I think I got it quite well.
I’ll see you next time and thank you


thanks Adam

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Very good lesson Adam, now it is so clear for me the use of this words that I got 90 in the quiz. I´ll keep practicing though.

Salvador G

Thanks sir .

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Althouh i am not good in english, but you are very good teacher.I will like you to give me more test to improfed my knowledge


Thank you Adam, even though i made just 70% out of the test, but i think i did well.


Adam, thank you for your lessons. Your explanations are very understandable. very good!


Thank you very much!!!

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thank you soooooo much dear Adam, your lesson was so clear and useful.

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Hi everyone.im new member in this site and i have no idea how to use.please help me.thanks.

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thank you my teacher

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thank you,

roushan khan

thank u
i hope to be good in the future >>> i need more practice.

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cristal clear

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Adam I think that in the seventh question of the quiz you did a mistake putting the comma. don’t you think?

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    Hi Brues,

    Very good eye. Technically, I should have put a period and started a new sentence (even with the ‘though’). The problem here is that I didn’t mean to make a direct contrast but rather add an afterthought. That might sound confusing. But, if you remove the comma, it will be correct-it will, however, slightly alter the tone of the sentence.

    Does that help?

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I’m Still confused … :( i couldn’t understand clearly Adam … and I did the Quiz 30% horrible … :((

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    May be your are not that clever. Or may be you should spend some of your time studying the subject.


      I think you need more education about social conversation …!! you are enough clever, it’s alright…

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      Hi Andy,

      Everyone learns at their own pace. Please show a little more patience.


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    i feel same as you

    Profile photo of pranav9061 pranav9061

    Hi Hrv,

    I think I’ll be able to help if you let me know what specifically confused you.

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      Hi dear Adam. Thanks for your answer . I took the quiz again and I got 80% without I watched the lesson again. I think i can understand it better now.In spite of I think I have to practice more this object.. :). Is my sentence is correct now?

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Thanks a lot :)

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Thanks, you make English so easy to understand. I ready want to speak English, i’m always shy went it comes to having conversation with friends. Hope u can help me learn English better.

Martina Johnson

I did the quiz before and after the lesson. I got 5 before and 8 after . It was really useful for me .. It is an amazing website.


You made it clear to me! Thanks a lot.

Greetings from Brazil.


Thank you so much Adam !


thank you


We have a new handsome teacher- Adam.. :P
i still love you , even though you treat me badly.
In spite of the public s anger, the govener passed the new law
i cant wait for the party. you arew coming , rigt ?
i have to work late, i ll be there later, though.
they decided to go ahead with the picnic, despite the bad weather.
You did very well on your test, though i recommend you practise reading some more for the next one.
You should be very careful what you eat, even though you are very thin.

i have one question , it is not connected with the theme, i know –to go picnic-, but what does it mean -to go ahead with picnic ?

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    Hi Fakhranda,

    To go ahead with something means that you thought of cancelling it, but then decided to go ahead with it, that is, continue with the original plan.

    Does that help?

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Hi..i.m kevin from south korea..Adam in tag question case..i.m a teacher,aren,t i? or am i not? or ain,t i? which one is correct plz answer me as soon as you can thank you..


    Hi Kevin,

    Aren’t I and am I not are both correct, though we more often go with the contraction.

    Ain’t I is an Americanism that I generally don’t recommend anyone use other than Americans.


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As usuañ excellent explanation…and interesting lesson…thanks a lot Adam

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Adam, that was a great lesson and truly helpful. I now understand the difference between though and although. Thanks.

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Thank you very much. You’ve got a talent!


i cant get lessons, today youtube is not working well

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Can you do a video on how to pronounce the words like ” Used to”, “Forced to”,’Managed to” etc…
’cause when native speakers say them, the “ed”seems to be not prounounced.

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    Hi Henriquecorrea

    Anytime a word ends in d or t and the next word begins with d or t, go with the second sound.

    Hot dog= hodog
    lead to= leato

    It’s the same any time one word ends with the same sound as the next word begins.

    black coffee= bla coffee
    six cents= sik cents

    Does that help?

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      Nice tip!

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      Thanks. I appreciate it!!!

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hi adam

i can’t understand anything sorry

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    Hi Pranav,

    I’m sure you understand some of it. Can you tell me more specifically what is difficult? Maybe I can help.

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I have two more questions. :)

1. I was reading about do/would difference and came across this sentence: “So one of the most common uses of ‘would’ or ‘wouldn’t’ is to hypothesis or imagine a situation or action” My question is: Do we use an article after “or” — “.. imagine a situation or an action.”?

2. Words “barely” and “hardly” — For example a sentence: “I don’t understand you.” Is there a possibility of using those words in the sentence?

I barely understand you.
I don’t barely understand you.
I hardly understand you.
I don’t hardly understand you.

Are all of them correct and mean basically the same as “I don’t understand you.”?

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    1. generally, when we use compound conjunctions (and,but,or) and the items on both sides of the conjunction are clear, we can “carry over” the first article, that is, omit the second. Therefore “imagine a situation or action” is ok because a and an are identical (in meaning and function). If you need a and the, then you have to use both.

    What do I mean by clear?

    You go to a store. There is a white shirt, a blue shirt, and a blue and white shirt. You want 2 shirts.

    I want the blue and white ones
    I want the blue and the white ones.
    In the first sentence you’ll get 2 dual-colored shirts. In the second you’ll get 1 white and 1 blue.

    Not sure it’s that clear here, but let me know.


    barely and hardly mean ‘almost not’.
    So, I barely understand means I understand a little and can work my way to a full understanding. I don’t understand means you need to explain it again.
    I don’t barely understand, comes across as a double negative( though technically it’s not). But then, if we’re being technical, I don’t barely understand means understand well.
    But the idea will still come across, Which is why people say it. (though never write it-it makes editors cringe)

    Does that help?

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      1. I get it now. :)
      2. I always try to avoid using double negative. I know that it can confuse people. So, if I understood you well, both “I don’t hardly understand” and “I hardly understand” basically mean the same?

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        In terms of what people will understand, yes.

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Lovely lesson Thanks


though i have watched this video very carefully ,i have got 7/10.. :(. will watch it again .. thanx 4 the video. :)


This lesson was difficult to understand totally. I’ve passed so much time to get it.

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    Feel free to ask any questions about difficulties.

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thanks, i really appreciate your way of teaching which is execellent thanks again.
am somali guy live in somaliland,my fellow somalians have a problem with english language how ever i my self improve it by visiting this deluxe website.keep uploading..

Abdirahman jenaqow

Thank u Teacher ^.^

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Hi Adam, I’m Francisco from Argentina, could you please make a lesson with the difference between improve and enhance; achieve and accomplish? That will be truly helpful like this lesson was. Thanks.

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    I’ll see what I can do. :)

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The topic was a little confusing but very, very important. Tank you very much! Adam.

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Thank you Adam

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Hi Adam,
what is your phone number ?


    Sorry Waldemar, I don’t give that out here. If you want to ask me anything, please do so here.


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you do well thank you

rachid bermache

Hi prof. Adam ,I need some more examples to show the difference between although & even though concerning the idea of emphasis & confirmation . My sincere regards

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hi adam..please help me
“you have been advised to have an oppointement with your gp ”
“advised ” Is it a noun or a verb or.. verbal adjective or what
Does the majority of the verbs which comes after”present perfect” comes on this form
or is it possible to comes as “infinitive”
Is it a rule which Says
s+present perfect (have/has+vpp)+v ed

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    Hi Nino,

    First of all, advise-verb, advice-noun.

    Second, with present perfect you must always use the past participle (v3) of a verb.

    I’m going to assume here, that you haven’t noticed that the example you gave me is in the passive voice. You (s) have (pres perf) been advised (pres perf passive). Maybe that’s where the trouble lies?

    active: I advise you (to) see your GP.
    or I recommend you see your GP.

    Does that help?

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      Maybe that’s where the trouble lies?
      yes sir…
      Does that help?

      yep ..thank you so Much .may God bless you (:

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i don’t understand properly sir
and please prepare a video for learn English spelling as soon as possible


    Hi Mahesh,

    I’m afraid you’ll need to be more specific about what the problem is. Then I can help.
    I’ll try to get a spelling lesson for you.

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thank you very much providing in this information


Question #1 and 7 should not have commer before the adverd clause.

Cuong ta

    Hi Cuong ta,

    Good eye. On question 1 you’re right and I apologize. It’s a typo.
    As for 7, Technically, I should have put a period and started a new sentence (even with the ‘though’). The problem here is that I didn’t mean to make a direct contrast but rather add an afterthought. That might sound confusing. But, if you remove the comma, it will be correct-it will, however, slightly alter the tone of the sentence.

    Does that help?

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I like more explanation…….thanks


thank you ADAM

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Thank you! You’re amaizing explaning!


Thanks.Could you please explain about : afraid,scared,frightened,fear and their different usages in one of your lessons.


    I’ll try to get to that :)

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Thanks everybody. Good questions here. Read each others comments- it helps.

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thank you

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please, I hope that lessons for beginners like me because I adore the English language I wish to respond to the


thanks Adam how i can a good listener for English

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Thank you for your clear grammar…

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thank you very much




amazing explanation thank uuuuuuuuuuu

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Hi. How r u? I am deaf. I was trying English grammar because it was difficult study.. pls help me explain. What is your email please


How did u know grammar? I will practice it when I call u but question wrong or answer. U correct then u send me.


I am confused.I ask u but wrong or right. Why were you hate me last year?


Hi adam that was really helpful for me.
I would like to know what are the words in what I can use ´´TO´´ after the verb. for example

´´WAIT ME´´ or ´´WAIT FOR ME´´

IF there is somthing else I want to know.
thank you and blesings.

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Thank you so much. Is that last answer ”Even Though”? :D

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I love the lesson! Thanks! :)


thank you vrey much

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Assalamo Alikum Sir,
To day I learnt much more about Inspite of and Despite” The manner in which you tought is so nice and friendly that easily one can understand. Thanks for such a good and brellinat job for the learners of English Language.

Mohammad shafiq

Thank you : )

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Hi Adam!
i am little bit confused in video you told to not to keep comma before though/although if you use these adverbs in mid but in quiz comma is there and have to put although / though in answer what to do?
and in even though is the same comma rule is there…
please help

Regards Yogi


I have got 20 scores only. It hard to under stand. ;-(

radoe nou

thank you Mr. Adam


Thanks Adam.

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Hi Adam,

I got 70 only! keep it up you’re a great teacher.

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I like your lessons very much.


many thanks


Hey Adam, I love the way you teach english. I wish I were born in Canada, so I would have less difficulties to understand that important and beautiful language!

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Thanks ever so much. That was crystal clear.

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Hi Adam,i’m from Ecuador and i really like your lessons,THANKS A LOT


Although I got 10 out of 10 in the quiz, I was a bit confused by question 7. Would it not be more accurate to use “Still” or “Yet” in that context instead of “Though”?


still confuse. got only 50/100, thankss teacher adam it helps me, though

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it is very good exercise.


Hi thanks for your teaching. i have one question for you , could you tell me what despite mean and when we use it plz give me more example. i confused it. thank you again. i am waiting for your asnwer


u are the best teacher


Thank you very much for your well taught lesson. However, I have some questions on the quiz #7 and #8.
#7. You did very well on your test, ________ I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.
Shouldn’t there be a period before I? Otherwise, I think the answer would be awkward.
#8. Harry, you should be careful what you eat, _________ you are very thin.
I thought “be careful WITH + noun” is the correct grammar. Is it a typo? Or am I wrong?
Please give me advise. I am a girl who wants my English to be in native level. Thanks!


    we all admire the work they do…yes Noemi you are technically correct ..those are the mistakes that i was thinking of when i was doing the quiz. if you wish you can see my comment dated 0n the 13th of March 2013. My username is ”roystanbonzo”if you did pls make a reply of your thoughts..

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Nice lesson Adam!!


I am the worst one here 2 /10 I will try though :(

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Thanks Adam! =)

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like like like this topic.thanks teacher adam : ) your a good and interesting teacher : )

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Thank you very much Adam

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Thanks a lot. It was very helpful.


Адам, на слух я понимаю 10-15% содержания, а титры вызывают недоумение! Какая то Мелиса, Арон, Гора Анны, Хубер, Джаред и Инга. Откуда взялись апельсины, свиньи и кредит на оборону?

Adam, in hearing I understand 10-15% of the content but titles are puzzling. What is Melissa, Aaron, AnneBerg, Jared and Ingi,Huber. Where did the oranges,contractor, swines and credit of the defense?

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Hi, Adam! Thank you for the lesson)
I have a little question: can we use “in spite of” with gerund?


interesting topic Adam
i like it, keep going I’m learning


Thank you for your lesson : conjunctions for contrast and preposition for same way .
recommend + to-v or v-ing .
‘ You did very well on your test, though I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.’
Can I use recommended ?
…recommend you to practice some more reading for the next one.
or ‘ to ‘ can be omitted ?

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I can’t understand it in 100% even though I watched this lesson three times ;/

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Adam I’m a senior teacher of English language but you benefited me a lot

medo sharaf

Dear Sir
all of you do a great job for the benefit of the students all over the world that we being students can be very proud of..i’d wish to make a comment on one of the sentences on the quiz..

8. Harry, you should be careful what you eat, _________ you are very thin.

this sentence sounds incorrect to me unless it has ”with” before the word ”what”.

other than that all the sentences seem to be perfect despite the fact that a few of them have some errors with the comma.

please give me a few sentences that have ”though” at the end.

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Hello Adam.Thank you for helping me well.
I have been writing letter with complain to my Landlord in London,and immagine you that your the lesson about in spite of ,despite…. helped me perfect.Thank you.
By the way I ma able to give engvid a milions provs haw heplful,useful handy the engvid tichers are-indeed.

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Although I confused to use those adverbs and proposition in english, now I feel much better with using all of them in english writing. Thanks you Adam !

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Thank all! Very usefull lesson and no less usefull comments.

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Many thanks Adam!!!

I think this video was really helpful for a lot of people.

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Hello Adam,
I’m one of your new students from Laos. Although I just found your helpful website two weeks ago, it really helped me to improve my English. Thank you very much for the your help.

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Very helpful lesson teacher. Thank you so much

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I’m learning how to use it. Thanks. :)

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hello adam, your lessons are really very useful and mind-blowing. adam, i have an doubt that is, what is the difference between although/though and while?

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sorry, i have a doubt

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hello adam,
adam sir, i have asked you an query. would you please help me with that.

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hello Adam!!!!!!!c could you tell me please the different between despite of and in spite of .my question is according to Q2

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Hallo Adam,
thank for Your lectueres.
I like your lectueres very well.
I have one asking to You: Your explanation-speed is very high. Can you put sometimes a little break in your speach ? I try to concentrate on 2 thinks : At first on the new grammar and at second on your explannation. That is sometimes to hard.
Thank you.

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I like it

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it was really Useful

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    he won the race even though he had a cold (begin with despite) can you Resolved this Sentence

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Thank you so much, Adam

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Thank you so much , for all this lessons and quiz !!

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hi Adam. thanks so much for this interesting lesson.

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Hi Adam,
thank you so lot for this lesson.

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Thank you Adam it’ clear

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Really you are Stunning teacher, thanks so much I have gotten much good information

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Well i hope u still read and reply to these comments. First of all thank u so much for this helpful video.
could I ask for a lesson on the difference between though and however?I really see no difference, but know they are.
Thank u agn.

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Hi Adam

I am wondering how you could know that after though or although is clause, and after despite is a phrase

I use my dictionary and I couldn’t find a clue

could you please share how it is possible to know after a preposition is clause or phrase?

I want also to give you thanks for the video.

best regards

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Please bring in a US English speaker … not that many people go to Canada to work or study … at least where I come from (Russia)

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Hey, Adam, kid, what’s up with that horrible French accent of yours? Are you from Quebec or what? If so – you’d better start teaching French somewhere …

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I think I need more practice on this one. Got 6/10 in the quiz. :(

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Thank you very much, Adam. Finally, I have found out the differences between them.
There are lots of questions, though. For instance, what about words “regardless”, “nevertheless, “however”? They are also to show some contrast, are they not? How can we use them in the right way?
And besides, it would be interesting to learn about words as “nonetheless” and “notwithstanding”. This is not just a question of curiosity to me. At work we sometimes receive letters of official character containing such words. As I understand, all of them are old-fashioned. I do not use them even formally, but sometimes I wonder, if they are appropriate for formal letters or speeches. How is it actually? I have no one to help me to figure this out.

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Hi Adam, thanks a lot for the lesson, it was very clear and helpful.

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Although you explain very well, I replied seven question!
Despite being intelligent, he could’t reply the whole exam.

help me!

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in spite of you are a good teacher. I have more question, there are a special case for use although and even though

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    I guess you should say >> although you are a good teacher …. << :D

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thank you but it’s so damn hard =[

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thanks Adam.You are great teacher

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thank you for this wonderfull lesson :)

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7. You did very well on your test, ________ I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.
even though
in spite of

Why even though is not correct in this situation?

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    we use even though whith expectation , when you expect smthing to happen and doesn t

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Once again, thanks a lot!

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Once again, thanks a lot!

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okay Adam thanks for your lessons again . i didn’t watched that lessons because i was in busy case so i’m really need that because i have a little bit confusing between these types os words thanks..for all students here good luck to all ………

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Even though the quiz seems easy to me, I still made some mistakes :( Especially with Though, I tended to use Although and Even though more than Though.

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    you can do it from the meanning

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I like it….Thanks….

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Hello adam. Could you please, make some more quiz.

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umm , so I use despite with a phrase ?? when there’s a subject + verb I don’t ??
and in the second ques .. we should use in spite of because its a phrase ?? and we didn’t used even though because it’s not strong contrast ?? >> that’s what I got when I was thinking about my mistakes ,, and what about last question ? pleas tell me why it’s wrong

sorry for my bad english , hope you understand me :)

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Little confusion between ‘even though’ usage. Rest is clear. Thank you very much. I got 70% :-)

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Hello Sir, I need more explanation about even though. Because I need this for my essay. Please tell me if my grammar is correct.
Although I can’t see him, He use some people to help me

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Though in the end of the phrase is an adverb or a conjunction?

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thank you so much

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Very helpful, many thanks to you Adam :-)

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Despite your good explanation, I couldn’t answer correctly(80 point, though). “Although” is more formal than “though.” “Even though” is more emphasized than “although.”
When I use “in spite of” and “despite,” I noticed I mistook the grammar. I might have written “Despite+ S+V” but it isn’t correct, is it? “Despite (or in stead of)+ noun sentence(or verb +ing)” is correct, isn’t it?
This is my summarizing for my understanding. Thank you, Adam. I’ll try the quiz again someday :)

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Thank YOU Adam. ale ja tak dobrze jak wy nie umiem pisać po Angielsku :((

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Thank you very much. It was very useful

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thank you so much for uploading this video.could you please upload a video on how to use however and nevertheless?

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i like these useful videos.
i d like to warn you that i found some mistakes about subtitles,
you dont want a spot on your great job.

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What’s the difference between EVEN THOUGH and EVEN IF ? When can we use them? In which situation? Thanks xx

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hi adam..please help me.Is this sentence correct?
“Even though the investment is just a restaurant, But mashallah they are really creative”

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Thank you.

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helo adam did u help me for everything in english

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i wanna imporove my writing and my listen and my speaking inglish
plz help me adam

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hi adam, nice one… the test following the tutorial is good to test the stuff after the class

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what is wrong in this sentence?
“I hated the first movie in the series. Despite, I am going to see the second one”
shoud despite be replaced with even though as there’s a radical contrast?

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this quizzes really useful to learn more english thank you sir adam

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in spite of my poor understanding, I got 40% and thanks

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Thanks a lot, Adam.
But I’m still wondering whether you can say, for example,
” Despite him being talented and ambitious, he didn’t reach the final round.” So, can you use the structure- despite+an object pronoun or possessive adjective + gerund?

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hi Adam Nice lesson.You all are doing great job.keep ip it up.I am new student of yours and have a request, could you please upload a video for explaining the difference between indeed,ofcourse,surely,certainly and
Thanks and best regards ,
Rakesh Rk

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i cannot understand this topic very well.so plzz explain clerly with more examples

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You are amazing!!!’mmm

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Thanks Adam, it was very useful.
I did 90% because of the question 7. There was a comma before the ‘though’….
I didn’t think it would be right.

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It is really confusing :'(

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This lesson is very useful even though it’s very hard to understand.

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Hi, i got ten out of ten. thanks.

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Thank you again teacher Adam!!! Good lesson! I won’t ever be confused about these words!

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Adam, you are a great teacher! I love your lessons, you explain everything very simply. I feel like I learn a lot from you! Thank you so much for everything you do!

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I liked so much the activity and the explanations… thanks…

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thanks Adam you are a good teacher ,I got 7 out of 10 ,it is a good beginning, I think the next time I will earn better. I aim to take a Gmat test, these lessons are useful

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Hi Adam, the question 9 in the Quiz for (Vocabulary – though, although, even though, despite, in spite of)says NONE of the answers are correct, the sentence is ” ___his being hired to fix the company’s computers, Gerald was also in charge of its website management and social media updates. Would you explain why?

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Thank you Adam, it was really interesting.

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thanks adam i understand all the lesson and i got 10/10

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thanks adam ilove listening to your lectures too much

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It’s hard to understand where the emphasis is strong enough to use “even though” ))

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Hi Teacher Adam just i want to say that you are an amazing teacher,and what i like so much is i understand all what you say in each video thank you a lot…It’s my firt participation ^_^

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I got 70 point at the test That’s Good or not Sir ??

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Although I’m quite confusing i just got 4 of 10, Thanks for knowledge.

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wow thank you so much for explaining that very well and very easy to get and understand. One more thing I wanna be clear with is the ‘ NEVERTHELESS” would you mind explaining this for me? Kinda confused with this one. Thank you so much Teacher Adam.

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thanks adam

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Hi Adam, thanks a lot.

Even though i understood the lesson, i just got 50% in the test :( i do not why!

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Hi Adam! thanks so much for your videos. They’ve been really helpful. Your explanations are wonderfully clear. I’d like a lesson on However, whereas, on the other hand, etc. to compare and contrast photographs for the FCE speaking paper. thanks in advance.

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I failed! I need more practice… :(

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Teacher!! I’ve watched your vid and took a test already.
I got 90 points !!!!!!!!!

I have a question…
In the Question 9 .. Why does the correct answer is ‘Despite’ instead of ‘In spite of’ ?
Still confused Despite and In spite of a little bit :P

Please give me an answer
Thank you, you’re best teacher ever !!!

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Hi Adam,

Thank you for your video.

but I have a problem, I have learnt at British Council at Egypt, that when I use ” though ” and ” although” in the middle of sentence, I use the comma. Although you say we have not to use it. This lesson that I am talking about, in the CUTTING EDGE’s student book, Module 8, upper-intermediate.

What do you think?


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Hi Adam!I would like to ask you a question.
“you did very well on your test,though I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.” Why couldn’t we use”Even though” instead of “though” in this sentence? I hope you’ll give me a nice explanation.Thank in advance!


Hi Adam!
I have a doubt.
When I have to use this expression:
” In spite of the fact that+ clause ”
” Despite the fact that + clause”

It’s an uncommon English grammatical structure ?

Thanks !

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Hi Adam.
I didn´t undertand about the coma, because your video has the next example: “I think I did well though the exam was difficul” but in the test, the first question is “I still love you, though you treat me badly” ¿what about the coma?
Thanks for your answer :D

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Thank you. It was very helpul!

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70% thank u

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thank you teacher really i like your way i got everything from you but please be slowly next time

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I could understand very well… thanks teacher.

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I lose the exam… even though i feel good. I’ll try it again. Thanks Adam.

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Hi Adam that was a great explanation.. but I want to know what is the difference between however, nonetheless and those you mentioned.. I think they all express contrast..

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“The exam was difficult,although i did well” is right sentence?

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Hi Adam,

thanks very much for all the lessons that you are providing and which I personally find of top quality and very helpful
Could you please tell me if this phrase is grammatically correct : ‘even if you have called me, I couldn’t have come’

Thanks in advance


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thank you so much Adam

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I need comments on my errors

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Thanks a lot

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Thank you Mr.Adam I appreciate your time . Thanks

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I got 9 out of 10 :(

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Thank You Mr Adam ^_^

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Thank you Adam.

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Thank you very much Adam. I really enjoy your videos!

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Thank you…

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I got 60 out of 10 although I would thought that it was easy.Thank you very much.

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Sorry 6 out of 10.

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Thank you

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Nice video and tutor. Thank You very much for your free video.

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9. __________ he’s/him being hired..
Isn’t that a mistake or just me being paranoid? :D

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Your explanation was very clear :) even though I got 70. ;p
Thank you so much teacher Adam :D :D

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Great Adam!!!

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Thank you so much Adam!

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Dear friends!
Would somebody like to practise in english with me? SKYPE vanda12
Thank you Adam !

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Thank you for this good and very useful video

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Hello Adam, thanks for all ! I like very much your EngVid lessons even though I don’t get everything :)
You teachers speak with a good pronunciation, and no too fast. Perfect for a beginner like me !

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i failed some questions. but it was funny though

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thank you, for the great job you have done

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Teacher Adam your lessons are very useful, i see you almost daily because just like everyone here…i need to improve my english :) i don’t know how to thank you!

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Not bad… 7 out 10 . but i need to learn more. though.. Thanks Adam

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I think this is the best complex subject i have ever learnt~ You are perfect theacher but i’m just 16 and English is not my native language. So I didnt understand thaaat: there are some sentences in my book like this: ”in spite of being late” and ”despite her being late” are those true? whats the difference? why we didnt use ”her” with in spite of?

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Thanks Adam, I understand the lesson well

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Hello there!! I thought I had understood but really I am wondering why this sentence (quiz) should be end with THOUGH when Mr Adam said that doesn’t work?
Jacob: “I can’t wait for the party. You’re coming, right?”
Sarah: “I have to work late; I’ll be there later, _______.”

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    Mr.Adam said we can’t use ” all though ” at the end

    “though ” is the only of them that can be used at the end of the sentence

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sorry but I did not understand

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i understand them very well ,, thanks a lot Mr.Adam

” though ” .. can it be used anywhere in the sentence ??? or only at the end ???

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Hi Adam
I LIKE all your posts and your teaching style as well,
wish I was a cool teacher like u! Thank youuuuuuuuuu
good luck :))

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I loved your page :)

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Thank you Adam, in answer 7, I used “enven though” instead “thouhg” because there is a comma between the two sentences, as mentioned in your video, the correct answer is “though” , though :)

7. You did very well on your test, ________ I recommend you practice reading some more for the next one.

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Thank you Adam! You are the best teacher. You lessons very helpful!

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I need more practise.

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thank you sir adam,though i got 70.. :):):)

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thank you sir Adam , I GOT 90 .. YOU are excellent in learning me
I have a Question , about (even through) : you say it is for unexpected , i understand your discuss but should it be used to bad expectations only as your video show or it`s a coincidence and can be used to good or bad clauses like it`s previous … Thank you

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Thanks a lot!

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Good lesson I’ve got today. I was really confused. Thank you Adam.

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oh! I have to listen to the lesson to assimilate!!

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Adam, i do not understand why 7. question’s answer is “though”. what is the difference between the two words?

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thank you it waz a good leson

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thanks its important for exams.

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Got 10/10. Thanks Adam!

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Thank you so much, Adam! You classes have been very helpful. :)

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Adam thanks a lot for your lessons I love them….In spite of my english is bad,I try getting it

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A very good lesson!

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thank you for this useful and helpful lesson .

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thank you so much..it is helping me in improving my grammer :)

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Although I´m not a native english speaker I got a 90.

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Hi Adam. I don’t understand why do you need a comma before though. Could you explain?

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Thanks Adam, I understood the explanation, though in the Quiz I wasn´t OK.

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Thanks a lot, sir.

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Although I still confused some,I got 8 correct out of 10. ^^

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Hi Adam.

On the internet I saw the following:
” In formal situations, we can use although and though to introduce an -ing clause” example:
Peter, although working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.
Instead of using ” although”,¿can i use despite?
Peter, dispate working harder this term, still needs to put more work into mathematics.I´ll appreciate you’re explanation. Thank you

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perfect! many thanks!

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Easier than I though. Thank you!

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I got 100! Thanks Adam, your lessons are always interesting and clear. :)

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Thank you Adam.

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Hi, Thank you very much for the wonderful explanation.

I have seen your class in youtube and login engvid immediately, this is First lesson in engvid and get corrected 6 out of 10.

Can I have any suggestion from you to move further as per our engvid in order to improve better spoken and written English?

Thank you in advance.

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Thank you …

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Although there are quite many teachers on Engvid but i like your way of teaching the most.Is this a correct sentence teacher????????? The lesson was awesome and well taught even though it will take time for me to understand it thoroughly.Do mention my mistakes teacher.Waiting for your soooooooooooooooooo late reply.Thank you so much

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Thanks for the very good lesson. Despite slightly disappointing test result, 9 out of 10, I am very happy with the result. Even though Engvid is being offered for free, it has high quality in its contents. I am a big fan of this beautiful wesbite.

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i have put my everything while answering the quiz even though, i got 60… :-(

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Adam, thank you so much for your lessons. They are very helpful.

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even though you marry , you won’t find a home.

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Hi Adam, I really like your way of explaining things. Very helpful for my students (and me!)

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I would like to know ,please..

when I use Despite +gerund, could I use with in spite of?

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Thank you Adam

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Thanks dear.it was useful

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still have a confusion in when to use even though and though.

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Such a fantastic lesson.
The quiz is rather good to practise, but the question “Harry, you should be careful what you eat, even though you are very thin” apparently doesn’t make sense. What is the relation between what Harry eats and Harry’s very thin?

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thank you

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Thank you Mr Adam ,you are really a good teacher !

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Hi Adam, I’d to know why do I got wrong with the question number 10 and for number 6 have all of the correct answer right (all of choices are correct)?

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Thank you too much Adam.

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Thank you, Adam,it’s very helpful for me.

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this lesson is so hard but ill keep trying

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thank you!

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thnx a lot ADAM

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thank you, Adam.

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Thanks Adam , I was a bit confuse but I will watch the lesson again .

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Hello Adom,

Thank you for your good work.

I am learning much now than before :)

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i think it is too difficult , even thogh i understood it.

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Thank you Adam! :) You are great!

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Thanks Adam, I am from Georgia and still working on my English skills and your videos made me more aware, thanks for it, good job

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Hello! Thanks for your vidéos, i just saw this one but i think that there is a problemes about the resalts of the quiz question 4 …. It’s not correct .. that “all the answers are correct ” because we can start a sentence by “although ” … you tell that in your video… please answer me 🙏 I want to know if is something that I haven’t understood or quize isn’t correct, thanks for your job !

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    Oh I’m sorry… you have right finally….. we can’t finish one sentence…. so it’s ok thx

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Thanks a lot! Although I was confused in my class today, it became clearer after I watched your lesson.

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Very good lesson. Before I was confused with these words but now I am clear how to use them. Thanks a lot Adam.

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Thanks a lot.

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Great lesson

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You are very good at explaining this to the point and clearly. I could get the gist of it.

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You said that if “though“ is standing between 2 parts of sentence we don`t use comma. i can not understand this ……can you me?

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Please make a video that shows the difference between phases and clauses to understand well and what they are

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Thanks Adam.in spite of waking up early this morning after a long rest,my score was not so well in the quizz 7/10.that keeps me follow your well chosen lessons to improve myself .maybe we learn with our mistakes.

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I passed the exam despite having my doubts.

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Thank you very much that I have learned a lot from your video lessons. And you should know that we are close by soul. THANK YOU

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Hi Adam,

In the 7 sentence you put the comma in the middle of it after though.

Should I put comma in the middle of the sentence when I use despite/in spite of.


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Hi there, I failed my test, I guess I have to try harder,this subject it is very difficult to me, you are a great teacher though, I hope i write it correctly hahahah, thanks a lot

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please help me that how can i find even though is better for this sentences or although . i know they are same but although is casual but how can i find now is casual or not .???

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Thanks guys <333

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I still love you, __________ you treat me badly.
even though.

In the video, it is explained that if the independent clause followed by adverbial clause then no comma is required. However, above example is confusing my understanding. Is comma a mistake in above example ?

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Thank you very much, though. XD

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Thank you. it’s good

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Than you very much.

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I find all your exams to be difficult! Why?huh

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Thank you very much.Please, I wonder if you had any experience for PTE exam?

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I still love you, even though you treat me badly.

Why using here “though” is not correct? Explain please.

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I got 60.

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Mr. Adam i still don’t get it, why the number 9 the answer is E, could you explain to me please ? i wanna understand bout it. thanks

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Sir, im still confused the different between despite and in spite of:((( can u give me another example for sure…

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Wow! 100% for the first time :) thank you, Adam!

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Best teacher.thank you for helping us.

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YEAYYY I got 9 out of 10 correct! Thanks Adam^^

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Thanks for teaching us

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It was clear .thank you

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little bit confusing.

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Your lessons helps me a lot.thank you Adam.


why can’t i use although in 8.

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I do learn a lot from the comments, I have to say well done to Adam! What a great teacher, sometimes comments are more valuable than the lesson, haha! Thank you so much!

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Dear sir,

Can we use though in front of the clause?

ex – Though the exam was difficult, I think I did well.

Thank You,


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Thank you Adam. This lesson was great!

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Finally Got a 100 after three times, though this means I need to focus more in my study of English.

Thank you, Adam.

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As usual this is a five-star performance. You’re a natural teacher. Adam, could you do a course on sentence structure that emphasize correct placement of ’cause and effect?’


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Thank you, Adam.

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hello M adam i like your teaching you the best

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Perfect! Great done .

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Thank you Mr. Addam. Despite being sometimes confusing, finally I got this appointment.

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Thank you Adam! Now it is clear for me.

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Thanks sir

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I got it, though I thought it is almost impossible) thanks for understandable lesson!

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very clear !
thank you Teacher :-)


Thank you Adam.
Even though the lesson was difficult, your way very well

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Hello Mr Adam, i made a mistake in the question number six, is it a caluse ?, i was confused when i see a subject “they” and the verb “decided”.
could you give me an idea, please

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Hello Adam, I am a professional internet user, and I did not use your courses or your website. It is really big embarrassment. I just make a decision I will be here until I learn English as a native speakers :)) Thank you for your effort, by the way :)

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Thank you for your good teaching video.I learn it completely now.

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All your videos are very helpful Sir,Thank you for your frutful explination.

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I got 7 /10 not bad I think

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Despite the confident to have a perfect a score after the practice exam, I only got 80 percent. It’s alright. The explanation really make sense.

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thank you very much, Adam!

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7/10 I will see this lesson once more. Thank you, Adam.

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Adam, that was a great explanation, you make it simple as you said. I understand how to use them even though I should practice them on writing. And despite practicing on that, I need to use them on my speaking correctly.


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Adam, first of all, thanks a lot for the wonderful lecture. I still have a doubt in a sentence of a quiz-
There’s no reason to think that the practice might stop, even on the journey to space, although at first it might be tough.
The solution mentions that it should be ‘though’ not ‘although’. please explain

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thank you very much, Adam

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Thanks the best teacher

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Thanks the best teacher

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I got ten out of ten! thanks!

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I got score of 40 of 100, Althoug everyting was explained correctly, I Could not pass the quiz

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Even though the exam was easy, I failed because I didn, t check what Adam said when to use (despite or in spite of) you giong to use them when there´s not subjects or verbs just phrases. If I had remembered this I would have had ten XD.

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Thanks Adam for teaching good english

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I have been coming across these words in different context but i was not able to correctly use them.today i definitely got to know these words more i will be applying more correctly than before.thank for your help engvid.

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Thank you Adam! I like the way how you explain. Everything is clear and easy to understand.

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thanks a lot for spending your time to teach us
it is very useful for me…

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Dear Adam. I need help with question number 7. i understood not use coma before “though”. Why correct answer is that option?

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Thanks Adam for this wonderful lesson. Please make more videos on phrasal verbs.

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Hi sir… could you please explain the difference between having said that, however and in spite of?

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Although I’ve been studying English everyday, I still get confused!!

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Hi Adam, I always got 10 or 9 correct out of 10. But this quiz I just got 4 correct. omg. I just think that you said when we put although, though, even though between 2 clauses then we do not have comma. So I was confused with some sentences what having comma, I used the exclusion method when I saw comma between 2 clauses. Finally, I got 6 uncorrect. I understand the meaning of those sentences, but I am confusing about “comma”. Can you explain me more? thanks !

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despite my best effort, i faild in the Quiz!
unfortunately i got 4 out of 10 :(



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Thank you very much, Adam. I understood very well, even though I didn’t got a 10.

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A very thankful for your great lesson sir.you have explained eloquently.It’s so useful,very clear and more informative.I really like your lesson as always.

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Teacher , I didn’t understand the phrase that says:
“Despite his being”; I thought it was “he’s being”, so I used Although.
Can you explain why I must use the possessive adjective “his” before the gerund verb?
Thank you.

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hi adam
please you said that there is no comma when though ou although were in the middle
but in the quiz there is coma
I didn’t understand

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6/10! Terrible! I really confused after watching this video. This lesson should be learned again, and I go over the note.

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Thanks for this good video. However I still have a question. Although / even though , do they have another meaning like but/ however?

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