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I still love you, __________ you treat me badly.

__________ the public's anger, the governor passed the new law.

Jacob: "I can't wait for the party. You're coming, right?"
Sarah: "I have to work late; I'll be there later, _______."

________ it is true that the sun can give you cancer, it can also be very healthy in some ways.

Though is just a more casual form of although and means the same thing.

They decided to go ahead with the picnic __________ the bad weather.

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

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

__________ his being hired to fix the company's computers, Gerald was also in charge of its website management and social media updates.

"I hated the first movie in the series. Despite, I am going to see the second one."
Is this sentence correct?

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496 Comments on “Vocabulary – though, although, even though, despite, in spite of”

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Thank you Adam

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

    Wednesday, January 30th 2013

Thank a 1000000000000000000000000

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

I liked your explanation, Thanks a lot

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    Keep trying :)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

      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

      Thursday, April 10th 2014

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

        Wednesday, December 9th 2015

          Russia beautiful country
          by the way

          Saturday, October 8th 2016

      Thank you sir

      Saturday, October 8th 2016

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

    Sunday, February 17th 2013


Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

thanks sir

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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?

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

      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.

      Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

        Good answer Carlos

        Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

      Friday, January 25th 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

you’re superb dear adam
thank you sooooo Much

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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…

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    I’ll see what i can do :)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thanks a lot

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    Keep trying. It’ll come to you :)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.


    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Very nice lesson.. Ty Adam =D

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Well down, Thanks

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Amazing job. I’ll practice a lot this lesson

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Thank you Adam
It was so helpful

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    i need more understanding of english.

    Thursday, November 23rd 2017

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Thanks Adam

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

      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.

      Thursday, January 24th 2013

        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.

        Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

          Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

          Tuesday, February 5th 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    Nope. Any time is good Dinoalb.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thanks Adam.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    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.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

      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.

      Thursday, January 24th 2013

        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.

        Friday, January 25th 2013

        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.

        Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

          Sunday, February 3rd 2013

          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.

          Tuesday, February 5th 2013

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

          Wednesday, February 6th 2013

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

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

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

Bye, Carlos.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot! Veru useful )

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Oops, plz, correct my verY )))

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks alot adam

Thursday, January 24th 2013

very interest!!!
and good explication!!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thak you soooo much dear Adam :)

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thanks Adam!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

      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…

      Monday, February 4th 2013

        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.

        Tuesday, February 5th 2013

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

          Tuesday, February 5th 2013

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 :)

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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.

    Saturday, January 26th 2013

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

      Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Hi Meliha,

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

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

      Thursday, February 7th 2013

Nice lesson, many thanks!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    Hi Anis,

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

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thanks sir.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

I have got 90% Thank you for your explanation.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thankyou Adam :D

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thank you!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    Hi Semih,

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


    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thanks Adam

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Only 70%… But, it’s okay!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Lovely lesson Thanks Adam.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Can you have some lesson on the following vocabularies,

2.In fact


Tamil Eelavan

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

      Tuesday, October 29th 2013

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

Thank you in advance!

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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


Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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.


    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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!


Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013


Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thank you

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    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)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks Adam

Thursday, January 24th 2013

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.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thanks sir .

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you very much!!!

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

thank you my teacher

Friday, January 25th 2013

thank you,

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

cristal clear

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

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

    Saturday, January 26th 2013

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

      Friday, February 1st 2013

      Hi Andy,

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


      Saturday, February 2nd 2013

    i feel same as you

    Sunday, January 27th 2013

    Hi Hrv,

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

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

      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?

      Monday, February 4th 2013

Thanks a lot :)

Friday, January 25th 2013

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.

Friday, January 25th 2013

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.

Friday, January 25th 2013

You made it clear to me! Thanks a lot.

Greetings from Brazil.

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you so much Adam !

Friday, January 25th 2013

thank you

Saturday, January 26th 2013

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 ?

Saturday, January 26th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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..

Saturday, January 26th 2013

    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.


    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Saturday, January 26th 2013

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

Saturday, January 26th 2013

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

Saturday, January 26th 2013

i cant get lessons, today youtube is not working well

Sunday, January 27th 2013

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.

Sunday, January 27th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

      Nice tip!

      Sunday, February 3rd 2013

      Thanks. I appreciate it!!!

      Sunday, February 3rd 2013

hi adam

i can’t understand anything sorry

Sunday, January 27th 2013

    Hi Pranav,

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

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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.”?

Sunday, January 27th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

      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?

      Saturday, February 2nd 2013

        In terms of what people will understand, yes.

        Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Lovely lesson Thanks

Monday, January 28th 2013

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

Monday, January 28th 2013

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

Monday, January 28th 2013

    Feel free to ask any questions about difficulties.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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..

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thank u Teacher ^.^

Monday, January 28th 2013

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.

Monday, January 28th 2013

    I’ll see what I can do. :)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thank you Adam

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Hi Adam,
what is your phone number ?

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

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


    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

you do well thank you

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

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

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

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

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

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

      Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Thursday, January 31st 2013

    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.

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thank you very much providing in this information

Thursday, January 31st 2013

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

Friday, February 1st 2013

    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?

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

I like more explanation…….thanks

Friday, February 1st 2013

thank you ADAM

Friday, February 1st 2013

Thank you! You’re amaizing explaning!

Friday, February 1st 2013

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

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

    I’ll try to get to that :)

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thank you

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

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

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thanks Adam how i can a good listener for English

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thank you for your clear grammar…

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

thank you very much

Sunday, February 3rd 2013


Sunday, February 3rd 2013

amazing explanation thank uuuuuuuuuuu

Monday, February 4th 2013

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

Monday, February 4th 2013

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

Monday, February 4th 2013

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

Monday, February 4th 2013

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.

Monday, February 4th 2013

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

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

I love the lesson! Thanks! :)

Thursday, February 7th 2013

thank you vrey much

Thursday, February 7th 2013

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.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Thank you : )

Thursday, February 7th 2013

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

Thursday, February 7th 2013

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

Friday, February 15th 2013

thank you Mr. Adam

Friday, February 15th 2013

Thanks Adam.

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Hi Adam,

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

Sunday, February 17th 2013

I like your lessons very much.

Monday, February 18th 2013

many thanks

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

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!

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thanks ever so much. That was crystal clear.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

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

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

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”?

Sunday, February 24th 2013

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

Monday, February 25th 2013

it is very good exercise.

Monday, February 25th 2013

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

Thursday, February 28th 2013

u are the best teacher

Friday, March 1st 2013

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!

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

    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..

    Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Nice lesson Adam!!

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

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

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Thanks Adam! =)

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

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

Monday, March 4th 2013

Thank you very much Adam

Monday, March 4th 2013

Thanks a lot. It was very helpful.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

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?

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

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

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

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

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

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 ?

Friday, March 8th 2013

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

Sunday, March 10th 2013

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

Monday, March 11th 2013

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.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

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.

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

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 !

Sunday, March 24th 2013

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Many thanks Adam!!!

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

Monday, April 1st 2013

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.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

Very helpful lesson teacher. Thank you so much

Thursday, April 4th 2013

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

Saturday, April 13th 2013

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?

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

sorry, i have a doubt

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

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

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

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

Friday, April 19th 2013

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.

Sunday, April 21st 2013

I like it

Sunday, April 28th 2013

it was really Useful

Sunday, April 28th 2013

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

    Sunday, April 28th 2013

Thank you so much, Adam

Sunday, May 12th 2013

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

Monday, May 13th 2013

hi Adam. thanks so much for this interesting lesson.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Hi Adam,
thank you so lot for this lesson.

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Thank you Adam it’ clear

Monday, May 20th 2013

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

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

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.

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

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

Friday, June 7th 2013

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)

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

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 …

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

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

Thursday, June 13th 2013

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.

Friday, June 14th 2013

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

Friday, June 21st 2013

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

help me!

Monday, June 24th 2013

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

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

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

    Thursday, August 29th 2013

thank you but it’s so damn hard =[

Thursday, July 4th 2013

thanks Adam.You are great teacher

Friday, July 5th 2013

thank you for this wonderfull lesson :)

Friday, July 5th 2013

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?

Monday, July 8th 2013

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

    Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Once again, thanks a lot!

Monday, July 15th 2013

Once again, thanks a lot!

Monday, July 15th 2013

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 ………

Sunday, August 11th 2013

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.

Friday, August 23rd 2013

    you can do it from the meanning

    Friday, March 31st 2017

I like it….Thanks….

Monday, August 26th 2013

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

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

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 :)

Thursday, August 29th 2013

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

Saturday, August 31st 2013

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

Thursday, September 5th 2013

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

Monday, September 9th 2013

thank you so much

Sunday, September 15th 2013

Very helpful, many thanks to you Adam :-)

Monday, September 16th 2013

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 :)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

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

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Thank you very much. It was very useful

Saturday, October 5th 2013

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

Saturday, October 19th 2013

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.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

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

Thursday, October 24th 2013

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

Friday, October 25th 2013

Thank you.

Sunday, October 27th 2013

helo adam did u help me for everything in english

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

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

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

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

Sunday, November 10th 2013

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?

Sunday, November 10th 2013

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

Sunday, December 8th 2013

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

Thursday, January 9th 2014

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?

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

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

Sunday, January 19th 2014

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

Saturday, February 1st 2014

You are amazing!!!’mmm

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

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.

Friday, April 25th 2014

It is really confusing :'(

Sunday, April 27th 2014

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

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Hi, i got ten out of ten. thanks.

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

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

Thursday, May 15th 2014

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!

Saturday, May 17th 2014

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

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

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

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

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?

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thank you Adam, it was really interesting.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

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

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

thanks adam ilove listening to your lectures too much

Monday, June 23rd 2014

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

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

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 ^_^

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

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

Friday, July 4th 2014

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

Monday, July 7th 2014

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.

Thursday, July 10th 2014

thanks adam

Friday, July 11th 2014

Hi Adam, thanks a lot.

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

Friday, July 25th 2014

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.

Monday, August 4th 2014

I failed! I need more practice… :(

Thursday, August 14th 2014

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 !!!

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

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?


Sunday, August 24th 2014

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!

Thursday, August 28th 2014

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 !

Sunday, August 31st 2014

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

Sunday, August 31st 2014

Thank you. It was very helpul!

Sunday, September 14th 2014

70% thank u

Saturday, September 20th 2014

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

Monday, September 22nd 2014


Sunday, September 28th 2014

I could understand very well… thanks teacher.

Monday, October 6th 2014

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

Thursday, October 9th 2014

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..

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

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

Thursday, November 6th 2014

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


Sunday, November 16th 2014

thank you so much Adam

Sunday, November 16th 2014

I need comments on my errors

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

Thanks a lot

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thank you Mr.Adam I appreciate your time . Thanks

Sunday, January 11th 2015

I got 9 out of 10 :(

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Thank You Mr Adam ^_^

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thank you Adam.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

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

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Thank you…

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

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

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Sorry 6 out of 10.

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Thank you

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

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

Saturday, February 21st 2015

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

Monday, February 23rd 2015

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

Friday, February 27th 2015

Great Adam!!!

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

Thank you so much Adam!

Monday, March 16th 2015

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

Friday, April 3rd 2015

Thank you for this good and very useful video

Sunday, April 5th 2015

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 !

Friday, April 24th 2015

i failed some questions. but it was funny though

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

thank you, for the great job you have done

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

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!

Sunday, May 17th 2015

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

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

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?

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Thanks Adam, I understand the lesson well

Friday, May 22nd 2015

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, _______.”

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

    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

    Wednesday, May 27th 2015

sorry but I did not understand

Monday, May 25th 2015

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

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

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

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 :))

Sunday, June 7th 2015

I loved your page :)

Saturday, June 13th 2015

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.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

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

Friday, June 19th 2015

I need more practise.

Sunday, June 21st 2015


Wednesday, June 24th 2015

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

Saturday, June 27th 2015

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

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

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

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

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

Sunday, August 16th 2015

thank you it waz a good leson

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

thanks its important for exams.

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Got 10/10. Thanks Adam!

Sunday, August 30th 2015

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

Sunday, October 4th 2015

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

Monday, October 12th 2015

A very good lesson!

Saturday, October 24th 2015

thank you for this useful and helpful lesson .

Monday, November 2nd 2015

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

Thursday, November 5th 2015

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

Monday, November 16th 2015

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

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

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

Thursday, November 19th 2015

Thanks a lot, sir.

Thursday, December 17th 2015

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

Monday, December 21st 2015

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

Monday, December 28th 2015


Thursday, January 7th 2016

perfect! many thanks!

Friday, January 8th 2016

Easier than I though. Thank you!

Monday, January 25th 2016

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

Sunday, February 7th 2016

Thank you Adam.

Thursday, February 18th 2016

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.

Monday, February 22nd 2016

Thank you …

Friday, March 4th 2016

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

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

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.

Friday, April 1st 2016

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

Thursday, April 28th 2016

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

Sunday, May 15th 2016

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

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

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

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

I would like to know ,please..

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

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thank you Adam

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks dear.it was useful

Saturday, July 30th 2016

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

Thursday, August 11th 2016

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?

Thursday, August 18th 2016

thank you

Sunday, August 28th 2016

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

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)?

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Thank you too much Adam.

Thursday, October 13th 2016

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

Thursday, October 20th 2016

this lesson is so hard but ill keep trying

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

thank you!

Monday, November 14th 2016

thnx a lot ADAM

Wednesday, November 16th 2016

thank you, Adam.

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

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

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Hello Adom,

Thank you for your good work.

I am learning much now than before :)

Thursday, January 12th 2017

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

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

Thank you Adam! :) You are great!

Thursday, January 26th 2017

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

Monday, January 30th 2017

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 !

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

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

    Tuesday, January 31st 2017

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

Monday, February 6th 2017

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

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thanks a lot.

Monday, March 20th 2017

Great lesson

Monday, March 27th 2017

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

Friday, March 31st 2017

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?

Friday, March 31st 2017

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

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

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.

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

I passed the exam despite having my doubts.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

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

Monday, May 8th 2017

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.


Friday, May 26th 2017

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

Sunday, June 25th 2017

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 .???

Sunday, August 6th 2017

Thanks guys <333

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

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 ?

Sunday, September 17th 2017

Thank you very much, though. XD

Friday, September 29th 2017

Thank you. it’s good

Friday, September 29th 2017

Than you very much.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

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

Thursday, November 9th 2017

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

Friday, November 17th 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 10th 2018

I got 60.

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

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

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

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

Thursday, March 29th 2018

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

Friday, March 30th 2018

Best teacher.thank you for helping us.

Monday, April 30th 2018

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

Monday, May 21st 2018

Thanks for teaching us

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

It was clear .thank you

Sunday, June 3rd 2018

little bit confusing.

Monday, June 25th 2018

Your lessons helps me a lot.thank you Adam.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

why can’t i use although in 8.

Friday, July 20th 2018

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!

Saturday, September 8th 2018

Dear sir,

Can we use though in front of the clause?

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

Thank You,


Monday, September 24th 2018

Thank you Adam. This lesson was great!

Monday, September 24th 2018

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

Thank you, Adam.

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

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?’


Monday, November 12th 2018

Thank you, Adam.

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

hello M adam i like your teaching you the best

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

Perfect! Great done .

Wednesday, December 26th 2018

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

Wednesday, December 26th 2018

Thank you Adam! Now it is clear for me.

Friday, January 4th 2019

Thanks sir

Friday, January 11th 2019

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

Saturday, January 12th 2019

very clear !
thank you Teacher :-)

Thursday, January 17th 2019

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

Monday, January 21st 2019

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

Thursday, January 31st 2019

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 :)

Sunday, February 3rd 2019

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

Saturday, February 23rd 2019

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

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

I got 7 /10 not bad I think

Sunday, April 14th 2019

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.

Monday, April 22nd 2019

thank you very much, Adam!

Saturday, April 27th 2019

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

Thursday, May 23rd 2019

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.


Monday, May 27th 2019

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

Thursday, July 11th 2019

thank you very much, Adam

Friday, August 9th 2019

Thanks the best teacher

Sunday, September 29th 2019

Thanks the best teacher

Sunday, September 29th 2019

I got ten out of ten! thanks!

Monday, October 14th 2019

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

Monday, November 25th 2019

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.

Wednesday, December 18th 2019

Thanks Adam for teaching good english

Saturday, January 25th 2020

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.

Tuesday, March 17th 2020

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

Friday, March 20th 2020

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

Thursday, March 26th 2020

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

Friday, April 17th 2020

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

Friday, May 1st 2020

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

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

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

Thursday, May 14th 2020

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 !

Saturday, June 27th 2020

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