Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey guys. Look at this sentence. And now look at that sentence. One of them is wrong. If you don't know which one is wrong, I suggest you keep watching. Hello, guys. My name is Fanny. And in this video, I'm gonna talk to you about a major spelling mistake in English. Among students, but also, among native speakers. It's a difference between 'it's' meaning 'it is'. And 'its' being the possessive adjective. Okay let's and take a few sentences and I'm sure you'll get it. So we have 'It's a sunny day'. In this case 'it's' is the verb 'to be'. So it means 'It is a sunny day'. If we take the second sentence: 'The dog ate its food'. This is not the verb 'to be'. It's the possessive adjectives for an object or an animal. So the food belongs to the dog. It is its food. Okay so these are two different cases but sometimes when we write, we confuse the two, and we will write the dog ate it's food with apostrophe s. you know getting confused between its possessive adjectives and it's being the contraction of the verb 'to be'. This is a very common mistake. if we take for example the sentence: 'Its my pen'. Now look at the sentence. What do you think? Is this right? Or is this the wrong spelling? Well it's wrong. 'It's my pen' is the verb 'to be'. Now the best tip that I can give you if you get confused, try and say it with the full form. Try and say 'It is'. If it makes sense, then it's the contraction of the verb 'to be' and it should be apostrophe 's'. If it doesn't make sense, then it's probably the possessive adjective. So for example, I can say, 'It is a sunny day'. That makes sense. Can I say the dog ate it is food? No, I can't. that doesn't make any sense. Okay if I say, 'It's my pen', What do you think? Can I say 'It is my pen'? I can. So it's actually the contraction of the verb 'to be'. So it should be 'it' + apostrophe 's' + my pen. And just so you know one last thing. Be careful because sometimes in some cases 'it's' can also be the contraction of the verb 'to have' and not 'to be'. If we take those two sentences: It's been great to meet you. It means - It has been great to meet you. 'It's got four legs' means it has got four legs. Okay so the verb in those cases is 'to have' so be careful. Okay guys I hope you now understand the difference between the contraction of the verb 'to be' and the possessive adjective 'its'. Thank you for watching the video. Make sure you watch the other videos as well. Thank you guys for watching my video I hope it has helped and if you've liked it please show us your support. Click like, subscribe to the channel, put your comments below, and share the video with your friends. See you. Hello, guys. My name is Fanny. And in this video, we're going to focus on 'there'. The word, 'there'. it has three different forms, and they're quite confusing for students. Now, we're going to talk about spelling mistakes and pronunciation mistakes. Ok, just so you know. Now the first sentence, There is a house. It is the very basic for 'there is' in English to show something. If we take the second sentence, It's their house. It's a different form of 'their'. In this case, as you probably know, it's the possessive. Ok? The house belongs to them. It's their house. And in the third sentence, They're in the house. It's obviously the contraction of the verb, 'to be', so They are in the house. Ok, so three different forms. Now, listen very carefully. I'm going to pronounce the three forms. There Their They're Now, can you hear a difference? I can't. There is no difference, guys. The pronunciation is exactly the same. And because the pronunciation is the same, many students gets confused when they write. And they make spelling mistakes. Ok? So be really careful when you write. You have to know whether it's the basic form 'there is', The possessive adjective, 'there', or the contraction of 'they are'. This is very important not to make spelling mistakes. And when you pronounce them, don't make it more complicated than it is. The sound is exactly the same. Ok, guys. Back to our listening test now. Am I saying number one, number two, or number three? Listen very carefully. There / Their / They're. What do you think? Well I hope after watching my video, you now know that is can be number one, number two, or number three. Because the pronunciation is always the same. Ok? I hope you really understand. And I hope this helps you. See you in the next videos. Thank you guys for watching my video. if you've like it, please show us your support. Click 'like', subscribe to our channel, put comments below, and share the video with your friends. See you. Guys! Do you speak English good? Or maybe you speak good English. Or maybe you speak English well. One of those sentences is wrong. I sure hope you know which one. But if you don't or get confused like many students and native speakers. keep watching. Hello, guys. My name is Fanny. And in this video, I'm gonna tell you about a very common English mistake that many students make even native speakers. Mostly when speaking English. It's the difference between the words 'good' and 'well'. Do you know the difference between the two words? It's not so much a writing mistake. It's more of a speaking mistake. Especially, in familiar contexts, but you need to know about it and to fix it, if you want to show off and speak good English. So let's get started with a few examples. 'He is a good tennis player.' Do you think that sentence is right? It is right. Why? Because we have the adjective 'good' and then the noun 'tennis player'. An adjective, as you know, describes a noun. Okay so how is the tennis player? The tennis player is good. Okay? When you say, 'You speak good English' That's also a correct sentence. You have a noun – 'English'. And an adjective describing that noun – 'good'. So how is your English? It's good. Third sentence is also a correct sentence. 'Your English is good'. As I've just said, an adjective that describes a noun. Now if we say, 'This tennis player plays well'. Is this correct? It is correct because in this case, you have no adjectives, but you have an adverb. Now an adverb describes a verb, another adverb, or an adjective. In this sentence, it describes the verb 'plays'. Okay, how do you play? You play well. So 'well' is an adverb. 'You speak English well' is also correct. The adverb, 'well', describes the verb 'to speak'. Okay so there is a difference. The adjective is good. The adverb is well. So when you say, 'You play good', do you think that's right? I don't. It's incorrect and you will hear many native speakers tell you that. Tell you, 'You play good'. But this is incorrect. Why? Remember what we said, 'good' is an adjective. It describes a noun. Do you see a noun in that sentence? I don't. But we have a verb, 'you play', so what you need is not an adjective, it's an adverb. 'You play well'. If you say, 'You speak English good', again incorrect. Because you need to describe the verb 'speak'. So you need an adverb. 'You speak English well'. Okay? So it's very important for you to know the difference between adjectives and adverbs. Especially in this case, with 'good' as an adjective and 'well' as an adverb'. So please try to remember these rules. Try to use it properly and speak good English. Thank you guys for watching my video. I hope you've liked it. If you have, please show us your support. Click on 'like'. Subscribe to the channel. Put your comments below if you have some. And share this video. Thank you very much. See you. Hello Funny. Your a great teacher. Wrong! Hello guys. My name is Fanny. and in this video I'm gonna tell you about the most common English mistake in the universe. Now even native speakers make that mistake. My mother makes that mistake. And to be honest, sometimes I do. Its not so much a speaking mistake. It's a writing mistake. It's actually to write the possessive adjective 'your' instead of the contraction 'you're' from 'you are'. This is the most common English mistake But you need to fix it if you want to speak proper English. Okay, so let's take a look at a few example sentences together. "Your daughter is pretty." So 'your daughter'. This is the possessive adjective of 'you'. Whose daughter? Yours. Okay? So the daughter belongs to you. That's a possessive adjective. So the sentence is correct. In the second sentence, "You're a pretty daughter." See the difference? Now this is not a possessive adjective. This is the verb 'to be'. But it's the contraction, so it's "You are a pretty daughter." and the contraction is "You're a pretty daughter." The problem here is that 'you're' - possessive adjectives and 'you're' - contraction of the verb 'to be' have the exact same sound in many English-speaking regions. Okay it's very similar. So when we speak, it's the same. People don't hear the difference. So the very important thing is to write it properly. And there are so many spelling mistakes. If we look at the third sentence: "Your a nice person." What do you think? Is the sentence right or wrong? Well it's wrong. "Your a nice person." "You are a nice person." So it's the verb 'to be'. Okay, so it's not 'your'. This is the possessive adjective and it should be "you're"- you apostrophe 're'.