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  • 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

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  • 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'.