CONTRACTIONS for HAVE, BE, WOULD, WILL:  ’d, ’s, ’ve, ’re, ’m, ’ll

CONTRACTIONS for HAVE, BE, WOULD, WILL: ’d, ’s, ’ve, ’re, ’m, ’ll


Hmm-hmm-hmm. Hey, my phone’s ringing. I wonder who it could be. Hey, there’s E and Mini E. Let’s listen in
on the conversation. But before we do, I want to explain today’s
lesson is on the short forms of some auxiliary verbs, such as the verb: “have”, “would”,
and “will”, and how we use… how you can tell when you should use a contraction
or what the contraction means when you see it. If you don’t know what I mean, don’t worry;
we’ll go to the board and we’ll figure it out. First off, let’s listen to this conversation. “I would call James again but he is not home.” Well, I have my phone on me. “Well, I’d call him again if I were you.” Now, this video is brought to you for… this
is for Vanessa from Peru. She’s Mini E because she’s short; she’s short. It’s kind of… don’t get angry, Vanessa. Anyway, so this is a contraction. Now, is this: “I would” or “I had”? If you don’t know, it’s okay; our lesson today
will teach you how. So, let’s do a quick overview of what we’re
talking about. We’re going to talk about the verb “to have”,
the verb “to be”, and a couple of modal verbs, and what the contractions are. I’ve put the contractions up here, and as
you can see: “had” becomes “‘d”, “has” becomes “‘s”, the contraction for “have” is “‘ve”. The apostrophe tells us that the beginning
part of the verb is missing, so this is what is left over. When we look over at the verb “to be”, the
same thing is here. We have the verb… you know, we have “are”
becomes “‘re”, “is” becomes “‘s”, and “am” becomes “‘m”. If you were paying close attention, I have
“‘s” and “‘s”, and you might say: “Well, if you have both, how do I know the difference?” We’re going to get there. The last one for the modal verbs are: “would”
and “will”. And once again, “‘d” and you’ll say: “Hey,
you’ve done it again. There are two of these.” I go: Yeah, I know, and so will you shortly,
and how to tell the difference and use it. And the “‘ll”. I’m not talking LL Cool J. Sorry. [Laughs] Anyway, so how do we identify or
use these in the correct form? So, let’s go… start off with the verb “have”
to start off with. We’ve got the “‘d”, “‘s”, “‘ve”. Well, what you want to find after you have
this added to any pronoun, like: “I’ve”, “you’ve”, or what have you, is look for a past participle. A past participle is a word that indicates
a past… that the past is attached to it. Some are easy. With regular verbs they’re exactly the same;
irregular verbs, they can be changed. So: “see” becomes not “saw”, but “seen”. Okay? “Be” becomes “been”; or “gone” instead of
“went”. So, sometimes they’re different than the past…
the past verbs, and other times they’re exactly the same. So let’s look an example in this case for
the “have”. “I’d seen the movie before.” Well, we know this… how do we know this
is: “I had seen”? This is a past participle. So: “I’d seen”, this is a past participle,
and we look this, we know this is: “I had seen the movie before.” Good. Let’s look at the next one. Is it: “He is gone home” or “He has gone home”? Well, “is” this is a past participle: “gone”,
so then we know this is “has”, so: “He has gone home.” Good. And then what about this one? It’s almost easy because it’s “‘ve”, so we
know it’s going to be “have”, but: “I’ve always loved”… remember I said this is a regular
past tense? So, this past participle is a regular verb,
so it’s easy to see here. “I have always loved these flowers; they are beautiful”. “I’ve loved”, past participle. Good. All right. So now that we’ve looked at that example,
let’s look at the other one that might be a bit confusing with the verb “to be” because
we have the “‘s” and the “‘s”. What can we do to identify it so we know the
correct form to use? Well, we have: “‘re”, “‘s”, and “‘m”. And the first thing it says here is: If you
see any of this and it’s followed by a verb with an “ing”, then it’s probably the verb
“to be”. Or if it’s followed by an adjective, it’s
the verb “to be”; not the verb “to have”. What are the examples? Well, we’re going to take the same sentences
we have here, and redo them in a fashion that we can see the difference. So, here, it says: “I’m seeing that movie
later”. “I am” is followed by a verb “to be”, “ing”,
“that movie”. Good. Now, let’s look at the second sentence: “He’s
going home.” Now, before we didn’t know if it was: “He
has going home” or “He is going home”, but we notice there is a verb-“ing” here, which
makes this the verb “to be”. “He is going home.” And if we compare over here: “He has gone”,
we can see the past participle versus the verb with “ing” to make it clear. Good. And now let’s look at the last one. I played a little trick here to make it a
little bit more interesting. “I love these flowers; they’re beautiful.” We see the “‘re” is here, and you’re going
to say: “I don’t see an ‘ing’. Well, what is that?” Do you remember what I said? It also can be followed by an adjective, because:
“I am happy”, “happy” is an adjective. In this case, it is: “The flowers are beautiful”,
so the flowers, they are beautiful. So it’s showing an adjective following this
contraction to explain it’s the verb “to be”. Good? You’re doing a good job. Now let’s go to the third and final one before
we go to our, you know… the stage where I like to check to make sure you understand
and sort of, like, a little test, but really it’s to finalize your learning. Let’s look at the modal verbs: “would” and
“will”. As I said before, the “‘d” might be confusing
for you because we have it on the verb to… verb to… verb “to have”. So, how do we identify it so that we know
that they’re not the same? Well, let’s take a look. “I’d see that movie if it were free.” Now, when we said it was the verb “to have”,
you need a past participle. A rule for modals are: When you… is when
you have a modal it’s followed by the base form of the verb. Right? So, an example: “I can do it”, “You could
go”, “We will”… I’ll say: “We will do something”, “We will…
we will buy it”. So, the verb that follows a modal has to be
in the base form, versus the verb that follows the verb “have”, which is a past participle. So, let’s look here: “I’d seen the movie”,
“I’d see the movie”. This is the base form. So, because we had the base form, we know
it cannot be a past participle, therefore it’s not the verb “have”. So, it means: “I would see”, and that’s what it is. “I would see that movie”. And I’ll give you another little thing that
I didn’t mention. We’re talking about conditional here because
“I’d”, here, this is imaginary. “I would see if…” So: “I would if…” That’ll be helpful sometimes, if you look
for this “if” that follows, and that would give you: “I would do this if…” Cool? All right. But just sticking to the basic rule, anyway:
“I” followed by a verb in the base, it’s easy enough to remember. This is just a little extra hint for you. All right? Now let’s look over here. The next one: “He’ll go home.” The verb is in the base, so we know this,
the “‘ll” is: “He will go home.” Future tense, right? “He will go home in five minutes”, or what
have you. And let’s look at the final one: “I’ll always
love these flowers; they are beautiful”. “I’ll”, apostrophe, we know this… we’re
using a contraction. And “love” is in the base form; not: “loved”
or… I don’t know. Yeah. I’m trying to think of something funny, like…
to put in the past participle, but “loved” would be it. So: “I’ll”, “love” base form, this way we
know that this is a modal verb and we’re using “will”. Pretty good? Got it so far? I want to do something, but we’re going to
take a small break before we go to the quiz at the end where we can actually compare and
just make sure you really solidified that answer. So, I’m going to give you a double-click,
and we’ll go there, and then we’ll come back at the end for our little quiz. Are you ready? [Snaps twice] Okay. So, I’m just a little casual because we’re
going to do a quick, little review; and then, you know, when my sweater’s back on, it’ll
be the regular lesson. Are you ready? Let’s go to the board. So, the other James doesn’t know we’re practicing
before we do the actual lesson. Okay? Let’s go. So, here’s our quick practice. Now, you’ll notice that I have up here: “‘m”,
“‘s”, and “‘d”; “‘m”, “‘s”, and “‘d”; “‘m”, “‘s”, and “‘d”. So you’re going to want to figure out what
this actually stands for and why we’re going to put it here. So, let’s look at the first sentence. “Happy” is an adjective, right? “Happy” is an adjective. And what did we say goes with adjectives? The verb “to be”, correct? So, we’re going to put this one. This one’s an easy, no-brainer. “I’m happy”, because this goes here and it’s
for: “I am”. Good. What about the next one? “She’___ been gone for an hour.” Remember we said “been” on words like these,
past participles, will follow what kind of verb? Okay? Well, it’s the verb “has”, right? So: “She has”, because it’s past participle,
goes there. Okay? So, it’s: “She has been gone”, it’s the past
participle. Now, what about this one? “They’___ have been late if Mr. E didn’t drive.” This one, it seemed tricky because you’ve
got a past tense verb, here, but really we have to look at the verb that follows right
after. And then now you might even be thinking: “But
that’s ‘have’.” So, it would be: “They’d”, that means: “They
would have been late”, okay? So this is the modal: “would”, right? Because this verb is in the present form,
so we can see how the adjective, the past participle, and the present form can change
the meaning of each one of these. Not bad. You guys did a good job. Now, let’s get back to the lesson before James
notices we’re missing. Are you ready? [Snaps twice] Hey. Okay, there you are. I was wondering where you went to. You were supposed to come here to the board,
and nobody showed up for a couple of minutes. Were you practicing? If you were, that’s a good thing. So let’s see if we can put that practice to
good work. Now, we’re going to look at the board, read
the sentence, and it probably reads pretty well before we put the contractions, but let’s
just… let’s go through it. “Mr. E is happy because he knew Raquel would
come if he let her cook dinner.” Okay? “‘I will buy the best food’, he thought to
himself. He had brought some… he had bought some
red wine two days earlier, while he was buying chocolate for her. ‘I am the luckiest worm in the world’, he
said out loud.” Great. Now, let’s… the first thing I want to do
is identify what we should change, because we’ve been talking about contractions, and
what would be possible we can change. So, I’m going to look over here, and this,
this looks like an adjective to me when I see a verb “to be” here. So, if that’s an adjective, we might be able
to look over here for a possible change. Okay, so: “Raquel would come”… hmm. I think we could change this, because here’s
“would” and here’s “come” in the verb base; maybe we could do something here. And I’m going to say this seems the same here,
because this is the verb in the base and “he would”. Uh-huh. Hmm. Now, verb in the base again. So, we’ve got this here, so I’m going to look
over here. I think I can do something with that. All right? Anything else you guys can see we can fix? Is that it, do you think? Put it this way: “He had”… oh, okay, well:
“He had bought”, this is like a past participle, right? And we said this is the verb in the base here,
this is the past participle, this is the verb in the base. Just make sure we outline it so we know what
we’re looking at, right? This is a verb in the base. Wow, a lot of verb in base. And this is a past participle, so that means
we could probably do something here. “…while he was buying chocolate for her”. Hmm, I’m confused about this one right here. I’m confused because I see: “he was”, and
I remember, like, there that “s” and “buying”, but for some reason this one doesn’t quite
seem right. I’m going to have to come back to that in
a second and explain. “I am the luckiest worm in the world”. Well, “lucky”, “luckiest”, it’s really superlative,
though, we’re still talking about… that’s an adjective; that’s describing. What kind of worm? The luckiest worm, because we’re talking about:
“I am the luckiest worm”, so I’m going to say we can probably do something with this
one. And I think we’re done. Now, let’s take a look at this because this
is… okay. So, we have an adjective: “The luckiest”,
so we’ve got an adjective form here. Dah-dah. With a superlative. Now let’s see how I’m going to change this
down here and why I marked this in red in case you’re a little confused. So, the first thing is: “Mr. E… mr. E’s happy… mr. E’s happy because he knew…” We’re going to get rid of this part. We say… oops. Big cloth, here. “…Raquel’d come if he’d”… we can get rid
of this for the “would”, right? Then we can put: “…he’d. Because Raquel would come if he’d… raquel
would come if he’d let her cook dinner.” We’re going to get rid of the “will” because
we talked about we can change that one, right? So: “‘I’ll buy the best food’, he thought
to himself.” And we can change this one to: “He’d”, right? “He’d bought some red wine two days earlier,
while he was buying chocolate for her.” And then we said: “I’m the luckiest worm in
the world.” But why didn’t I change this one? Why didn’t I change this one? Because we have a verb “to be”-right?-and
we have an “ing”, but the problem with this: This is in the past. Remember we talked about earlier about using
the “‘s”, it has to be in the present; not the past form. Because when it’s in the past form, we’re
not allowed to change it because it changes the meaning of the sentence. So, if you see an “s” with an “ing”, it has
to be present form. This isn’t present, and that’s why we can’t
change it. And that’s why if you were going: “Oh, wait. I see this. I can see: There’s this.” I’m like: “No, you can’t do it because this
is past form.” So keep that in mind; it’s an exception. Okay? Otherwise it changes the meaning of what we’re
saying. If I say: “She’s working yesterday. She’s working yesterday”, it doesn’t mean:
“She is working yesterday”, because yesterday is in the past. You could say: “She’s working today.” It makes no sense to say: “She’s working yesterday”;
it doesn’t mean: “She was working”, so we keep the past has to be non-contractioned. Only for the present tense: “is”. Cool? For pronouns, anyway. Now, we look at the sentence now: “Mr. E’s
happy because he knew Raquel’d come if he’d let her cook dinner.” Now, a few of you might go: “Unh.” And I say: This is such a natural sentence
for us to say. We contract because we know what it is; it’s
just easier to get the information and faster than reading it like this. “‘I’ll buy the best food’, he thought to himself. He’d… he’d bought some red wine”. He had, right? “He had bought some red wine two days earlier,
while he was buying”-this is why it tells us it’s in the past tense-“chocolate for her. ‘I’m the luckiest worm in the world’, he said
out loud.” Cool. So that’s what it looks like with the contracted
form. You’ll see spaces, there, because it reduces
the amount of words we have to say so we can actually speak faster, and you’ll be able
to speak faster and more like a native student. Okay? Now, what I would like to do now is quickly
give you a quick bonus. Bonus-us-us-us-us. Now, you look here. Now, these are all the ones we’d worked on;
the “‘s”, “‘m”, “‘re”, “‘ll”, and “‘d”, and “‘ve”. I need you to understand one thing that I
didn’t bring up, but I wanted to make sure we had time to do it properly by itself. At the end of the sentence, you cannot use
a contraction, as the whole verb is stressed. You might be saying: “What does that mean?” Well, when you’re at the end of a sentence,
for example, this: “I am”, you can’t use a contraction to say: “I’m”. And if you don’t understand why, listen to
what I’m going to say. -“Are you going to the party?” -“Yes, I am.” I need to say: “I am” as it’s stressing that
verb. Now, if you say: “Are you going to the party?”
and they go: “Yes, I’m…” This almost makes us think something else
is going to happen, like: “Yes, I’m going to be coming early. Yes, I’m bringing a friend.” So, this contraction makes us think there’s
something else, when really this is the end of the sentence. So you’re not allowed to put this contraction
at the end of a sentence if you’re just saying: “Yes, I am.” -“Are you doing your work?” -“Yes, I am.” -“Are you doing your work?” -“Yes, I’m…” -“You’re what?” Do you see what I mean? We stress the “I am” to say: This is what’s
happening right now. Another example, in case you’re a little confused,
would be this: “Do you know where it is?” So, if somebody said to me… let’s say Daniel
said: “The Elephant Bar – do you know where it is?” If I respond to him… if he said: “Daniel,
do you know where it’s…?” He’ll look at me going: “It’s what? What are you talking about?” because “It’s”
something, “it is” something, as opposed to just a question of: “Do you know where it
is?” So, I should have put a question mark there. “Do you know where it is?” Question mark, question mark. This leads to: “It’s”, like I’m adding on
to the sentence. So, at the end of a sentence, you have to
actually use the verb in itself; you cannot contract it. It confuses the person listening. If it’s anywhere else, it’s okay. Now, that’s our bonus. For homework, and you know you have some… [Laughs] I want you to write one sentence
using a contraction in each one. Right? So, write one sentence for each contraction. We have one, two, three, four, five, six. I don’t think it’s too much to ask you to
write out six sentences. After all, you’ve watched a 30-minute video. Following the rules I’ve given you, try to
make sure you stay away from the examp-… the exceptions, like a past tense “ing”, you
can’t do that. You cannot contract it, otherwise we’re confused
whether it’s past or present tense. And also making sure you don’t put it at the
end of a sentence; that you put a contracted form of the verb. I think you’ve done a good job; I think you’ve
earned a little bit of a break. Go do your homework. Once again, I invite you to do your homework
and post it up on either engVid, which is www.eng as in English, vid as in video.com
(www.engvid.com) where I know when you do the quiz, there is a whole lot of people who
talk to each other, show each other examples, and compare, and ask for help. Great place for you to do it. Or here in our YouTube space, you can comment
below, make your sentence, and there’s someone who will probably jump in. I’ve seen many times people jumping in, helping
out people, and actually engaging each other to chat after they get off the net. Or, sorry, on other places. Don’t forget to subscribe. This is… there is a “Subscribe” button,
press it. And when you see the bell, hit the bell and
then you’ll get the latest video coming out to you right away. As soon as I’m finished it, straight to you. Anyway, once again, thank you very much, and
we’ll see you soon. I’m going now. Paloma’s cooking for me, and she’s really
good. Was it Paloma? Raquel. Shh. [Laughs] Ciao.

82 Comments

  • Jeffrey George

    October 2, 2019

    First!

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  • Ram Singh

    October 2, 2019

    first comment 😇😇😇😇😇nice job sir 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  • Muhammet Arslan English

    October 2, 2019

    Second that

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  • OLIVIA GUTIERREZ

    October 2, 2019

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    October 2, 2019

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    October 2, 2019

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    October 2, 2019

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    October 2, 2019

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    October 2, 2019

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  • Jorge López

    October 2, 2019

    The best of the night is go to sleep with more knowledge. Thank you james regards from Mexico.

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  • Nikolay4ik Martunyk

    October 2, 2019

    I have been waiting for a long time. Thanks!

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    October 2, 2019

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  • Real Everyday English

    October 2, 2019

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  • Miguel Castellanos

    October 2, 2019

    Thank you James from Bolivia! Great class

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  • JOSE CARLOS RODRIGUEZ GARCIA

    October 2, 2019

    Thank you very much! We are so happy for having you as our teacher. Best regards to the Engvid team 🙂

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  • Tap to Retry

    October 2, 2019

    i like pasta

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  • Martha Lara

    October 2, 2019

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  • Rekan Rashed

    October 2, 2019

    1- I'd better go.
    2- I've done my homework.
    3- I'll buy it.
    4- I'm playing soccer.
    5- you're doing a good job.
    6- I've lost my car key.

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  • CAVEMAN CRAZED

    October 2, 2019

    Thanks for the upload Sir!

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  • youknow whoiam

    October 2, 2019

    I've done this a long time ago.

    She'll love that movie,if Chris Evans starring on it.

    He's something,but nobody would dare to ask him.

    I'd call her if I was you.

    I'm going to go to the mall.

    You're my best friend.

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  • osama samof

    October 2, 2019

    wonderful !
    mr james

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  • جبران ودعاني

    October 2, 2019

    Hey could make a lesson about phonetics ?

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  • Besov

    October 2, 2019

    Now it's clear! =)

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  • Bearder Web

    October 2, 2019

    Thx!

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  • moneymaker0886

    October 2, 2019

    Hey James, my English teacher want's us to use slang words and idioms related to business world. He's like "I want you to do this and that", but he never really teaches us anything. School is so useless nowadays. I appreciate your help.

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  • Yayiie20

    October 2, 2019

    Finally, I got this explanation😍. I've been confused to use that contraction😅

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  • Fer wandering_in_br

    October 2, 2019

    O melhor professor ever ! Love you

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  • Yavuz Yiğit

    October 2, 2019

    Could anybody tell me How do you pronounce we're?

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  • me myself

    October 2, 2019

    Fix ur punctuation.

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    October 2, 2019

    Somebody has been working out💪

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    October 2, 2019

    It's a useful video

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    October 2, 2019

    Happy october

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  • Victor Gabriel

    October 2, 2019

    310th like

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  • T Taaff

    October 2, 2019

    I'd love to see more of these lessons. Thank you

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  • Alex St

    October 2, 2019

    When you were explaining those examples, I realized how much I respect your efforts. Thanks a lot for your lessons.

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  • moussab alqaissy

    October 2, 2019

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  • Hawaris Syed

    October 2, 2019

    Sir can you tell me about interview..??☺

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  • Amira Haddadi

    October 2, 2019

    I really liked this kind of videos . Thank you so much sir ❤️ from now on I'd never wong using contractions. Keep it up!

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  • Mattias Eriksson

    October 2, 2019

    Suburb job! Thank you!

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  • R.albatati

    October 2, 2019

    1- I’d been there before
    2- She’s actes in the movie
    3-I’ve asked you yesterday but you didn’t answer.

    4- I’m cooking the dinner for my husband
    5- They’re playing football

    6- I’ll learn a new language this year

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  • Ring Man

    October 2, 2019

    God help you live healthier because you helping millions out♥

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  • Saadaq Maxamd

    October 2, 2019

    Thank you

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  • gabriel azize

    October 2, 2019

    Clear and Useful lesson. Thanks for all. Regards

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  • Pablo Ibáñez Fernández

    October 2, 2019

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  • سُليمان SR

    October 2, 2019

    Now member 😊

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  • wanderley alves

    October 2, 2019

    Hey James!
    I've finished to see all your videos (229). I definitely appreciate all of them You're just the best teacher ever. . I hope you keep doing it. I'm from Brasil. Thanks a lot.

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  • Addisu Admassu Ejigu

    October 2, 2019

    Thank you James, you're my favorite teacher. Your way of teaching is so simple and it's understandable. Ooops! I used contraction here 🙂 Am I right though?

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  • Selma Bari

    October 2, 2019

    Merci pour la leçon j’apprends mieux l’anglais

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  • juju binha

    October 2, 2019

    Always Amazing 😍

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  • Sergey Gavrilyasty

    October 2, 2019

    Helpful lesson; thanks, James. But I'm confused by your contractions " 'd come" and " 'd let" because come and let can be either first form or third i.e. past participle. Definitely, it's clear from context for a native English speaker but not for a student.

    Reply
  • CairoDot

    October 2, 2019

    noice

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  • Richard Wollyce

    October 2, 2019

    Today I'm capable of write sentences by myself, thanks for sharing your lessons for free, I appreciate it.

    Jamie's a wonderful professor, and a funny one too.

    I know for sure, that we're improving a lot through your videos.

    I'll share the link to this video to all my friends.

    And if you're reading this and you're not subscribed to his channel, if I were you I'd subscribe right now.

    Well, that's it, I think that I've made it.

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  • Daniel Agostinho

    October 2, 2019

    Didn't know that 's is also a short form for "has", always learning! Thanks James!

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  • Good life , To be better

    October 2, 2019

    So easy thanks

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  • Victor Hugo Jacob

    October 2, 2019

    You're awesome!

    Reply
  • Nabanita Barik

    October 2, 2019

    Thank you for this clean cut lesson 💙

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  • ENES YÜCE

    October 2, 2019

    Please speak slowly

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  • Tony Cooke

    October 2, 2019

    James please help Antonio Brown

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  • Eric Fedel

    October 3, 2019

    James, you'd like to see how i'm improving my english when I watch EnglishVid's videos. I've always watched this lessons they're awesome. For now, i'll go to website get a quiz. Thank you.

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  • Lusito

    October 3, 2019

    Sir, what about would've, should've?

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  • Lil Pozzer

    October 3, 2019

    James: let's go to the board

    Felix: let's go to the boat

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  • Roha Abdu

    October 3, 2019

    You're the best teacher ..
    Thank you..

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  • Luciano Santos

    October 3, 2019

    The best English teacher ever, thanks James.

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  • Moacir

    October 3, 2019

    That one of the video I'd like to have had access long time before. Thank you so much, James!

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  • Willian Oliveira

    October 4, 2019

    Anybody would like to learn portuguese and help me improve my english?

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  • Vedana Vedana

    October 4, 2019

    Thank you

    Reply
  • Holger Priske

    October 4, 2019

    I rather had discussions, about whether and when to use in written language. Spoken it's not a big problem.
    Here on the internet I see it quiet often, but what about an essay or something more formal ? How informal is contraction ?

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  • аюб ходжаев

    October 4, 2019

    I could wrong but movie is countable, isn't it? Shouldn't we say i'd see that movie if it WAS free?

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  • oscar wild

    October 4, 2019

    Great teacher👍 r

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  • Sara Mehdi

    October 4, 2019

    Teacher please explain gerund and its uses

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  • EL ZIONISMO CONTROLA TODO

    October 5, 2019

    I have a year and half on community college and I whish you were my teacher…. 👍

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  • Diego Martinez Molina

    October 5, 2019

    Great video James! You're the best teacher on the web!

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  • WorldBreaker Hulk

    October 5, 2019

    I’ll go to the store today. I’ve been learning about English. We’re going to the store now. I’d this job last week. Hulk’s the strongest avenger. Hulk’s been fighting for decades. I’m going to fight hulk.

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  • WorldBreaker Hulk

    October 5, 2019

    I’d fight the hulk but he’s to big.

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  • nitin Agrawal

    October 8, 2019

    Thanku sir I loves your way of teaching and I am very greatfull regards from INDIA 🇮🇳…

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  • Tyranitar

    October 8, 2019

    Aren't you the one who had a project named "Stop stuttering and start speaking" ??

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  • Dranikxd

    October 8, 2019

    thank you so much

    Reply
  • AJ

    October 8, 2019

    Can I request you to upload a bit louder videos?

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  • marinexD

    October 8, 2019

    greetings from colombia, i´m learning english and your videos help me a lot.

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  • Brian Zegarra

    October 9, 2019

    What a good teacher.

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  • _.tlf._

    October 9, 2019

    Hey can you possibly do a video on when one should use (-), (:), (,) and (;) in a sentence?

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  • Francisco du Vietnam

    October 9, 2019

    Wait, wait, wait! 🤔 Yes, it’s sometimes a little confusing. 😅 Let’s watch the video one more time. 😊 Hi from Vietnam 🤗🇻🇳

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