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Could have, would have, should have - modals of lost opportunity

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http://www.engvid.com You had your chance... but you lost it. Now you have the chance to learn how to talk about lost opportunity in English! Master the usage of the modals could, should, and would. Learn how native speakers use these three modals to talk about what they could have, would have, or should have done -- but didn't! Then take the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/could-would-should-modals/ .
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beyzanur ack (7 days ago)
what does 'couldn't have' mean ?
Sokhna Loum (5 months ago)
you’re the best man...thank for everything!
patience waays (6 months ago)
thanks alot.
Shah Rayzal (6 months ago)
thank you for the video , new subscriber! XD
Keep Calm (6 months ago)
I want to learn English, but this cool man speaks on english and i understand almost nothing. Is it possible to learn English by this way?)
Adelmo Cavalcante (7 months ago)
Very nice
arwa 123 (7 months ago)
Thank you thank you very much
Rose Bandeira (8 months ago)
The best ever teaching english!!!
Urai Seesamchan (9 months ago)
My favorite English teacher of all time..
Soukaina Na (11 months ago)
The sound of this video is not good
Yasser Zaki (1 year ago)
I really appreciate your great work , your videos are very very helpful .
shashank soni (1 year ago)
like Adom does...
shashank soni (1 year ago)
could you please speak slow!
021liman (1 year ago)
good job ! i watched 3 videos before this one and didnt understood these things. exelent teaching and nice jokes :)
許漢庭 (1 year ago)
I am a Taiwanese English teacher. (我是一個台灣的英文老師) The reason why my English is so good in comparsion with most of my fellow Taiwanese is that I have been constantly learning and practicing English. (我英文能力之所以比其他台灣大多數同胞來得強是因為我不間斷地學習與練習英文) Hopefully the average Emglish ability level for Taiwanese can improve a lot in the very near future. (希望台灣的平均英語實力能在不久的將來大大地進步) I have finished watching this video completely. (我已經完整地看完了這個影片) This video is awesome!!!! (這個影片棒呆了!!!) It is bloody useful!! (真是夭壽實用!!!) Big thanks to the teacher and all the fellow students around the world. (大大地感謝老師與所有其他國籍的學生)
Shalini Shalu (1 year ago)
could you please make a video on could have been and would have been
Majid771 (1 year ago)
I should have watched this great video long time ago, because it is great great great 👍🏻
Christian Strasser (1 year ago)
It couldn't have been easier ;-)
New Chap (1 year ago)
You could've provided some example, so I would'nt have disliked the video.
T-kay NA (7 months ago)
you should have provided some examples, so i could not have disliked the video
Jose Veiga (1 year ago)
thanks teacher...
Miguel Salas Torres (1 year ago)
You should have written some examples, dear Teacher. Greetings from Peru.
Zinat T (1 year ago)
It could've been better if you had written some examples.
Eng. Salamanca (1 year ago)
sorry James, the audio's videos is too bad.
Glaucio Ribeiro (1 year ago)
You could've written some examples on the board.
Luiz Carvalho (2 years ago)
you saved me in my test that will be tomorrow. thanks and congrats you are a big teacher !!
Isabel Paim (2 years ago)
Thanks!
You make me see everything so easy, Thank You :D
Alex Martinez (2 years ago)
and the word "ought" in which case is used?
Mohammed Ahmed (2 years ago)
you are great wonderful
Juan José E.C (3 years ago)
Great examples and pretty well explained but it´s hard to hear and i think the video it´s a little bit too long. :) :)
Hà Vũ Anh Lê (3 years ago)
I think snake is your favorite 'pet' @@
Diego Gutierrez (3 years ago)
You "SHOULD HAVE" used a microphone!, :)
TheSonmez10 (1 month ago)
the best suggestion
許漢庭 (1 year ago)
I am a Taiwanese English teacher. (我是一個台灣的英文老師) The reason why my English is so good in comparsion with most of my fellow Taiwanese is that I have been constantly learning and practicing English. (我英文能力之所以比其他台灣大多數同胞來得強是因為我不間斷地學習與練習英文) Hopefully the average Emglish ability level for Taiwanese can improve a lot in the very near future. (希望台灣的平均英語實力能在不久的將來大大地進步) I have finished watching this video completely. (我已經完整地看完了這個影片) This video is awesome!!!! (這個影片棒呆了!!!) It is bloody useful!! (真是夭壽實用!!!) Big thanks to the teacher and all the fellow students around the world. (大大地感謝老師與所有其他國籍的學生)
full.skype2 (2 years ago)
+Diego Gutierrez that's what i was going to say
Viviana Z (3 years ago)
What a good lesson, the best one in 5 videos seen
jaggi (3 years ago)
God bless u
KamaZell ! (3 years ago)
so hard to listen( u should use microphone
Rhea Jean (4 years ago)
Thank You SO Much !!!
Sumit Sahu (4 years ago)
a very good teacher..
Alex Hyo Min Park (4 years ago)
I reallly like your lecture!! This is really helpful!!! I am in Canada as an exchangstudent from South Korea. Can I ask you at where your school you teach english?
Ibrahim Bashir (4 years ago)
I dont know why am i watchin this video cause i reckon my english is fair enough to be understood and made understand. But i guess im really baffled with this could should and would thing and this video helped me a lot. Thanx mate.
Marko Eckstein (4 years ago)
if I could like I would, I would do like I should. thank you for these lessons
Awdaly Saleh (4 years ago)
Thank you so much , I learning and that is enough , even imagination is in some occasion is quite enough .
gayheart murphy (4 years ago)
"I should have watched earlier"
Akbar Nazirov (4 years ago)
He is good teacher !! I should have watch earlier !!
No Earn (5 years ago)
He's the best Youtube English Teacher Ever
No Earn (5 years ago)
Hm these are what i was searching for let me watch dis video
edita mercado (5 years ago)
Like...subscribed
TIMOTHY.BURKE LINES (5 years ago)
when i think back at all the crape i didnt learn in farm school.
Diego Barbagelata (5 years ago)
isn't could the past of can?
Shashank Namdeo (5 years ago)
subtiles should be provided
Ilse Ayala (5 years ago)
wow! I wish you were my english teacher!!!!
Mindraker1 (5 years ago)
"Coulda - shoulda - woulda" (that's slang) but it's a term implying that someone is getting overly bent up about lost possibilities in the past. It actually means "Could have, should have, would have".
sweeetnex (5 years ago)
God bless you
Ana Beatriz (5 years ago)
really good!
rocklovelyli (5 years ago)
great, thank you!!!
174matea (5 years ago)
You r the Best!!!
ALhbani Hiam (5 years ago)
thank you very much
Nhiel Cross (5 years ago)
your lecture its very helpful to me
deuve82 (5 years ago)
thanks james!! you're so nice!
The Humble Tutor (5 years ago)
I have lived in America for a long time but I haven't heard that from anyone
alexis sanchez (5 years ago)
you wrong we use shall in american English u should read more !!
Murali Prasath (5 years ago)
nice bro
Megumi Takani (5 years ago)
thanks! I'm learning a lot with your lessons!
Soular Hind (5 years ago)
oKAY !! jam .let's review what you have said . I would marry you , but I think I could marry ..in fact I Should marry you !
MalcolmEmani (5 years ago)
I should watch more of these videos. Considering the fact that this is a phenomenal opportunity to brush up on my english skills at home, I WILL watch more videos. You just earned a new subscriber. Keep up the great work.
Juan Orellana (5 years ago)
thanks for your explanation bro... it what i was looking for ..
Murali Prasath (5 years ago)
Good Explanations Dude.
lifegoeson24seven (5 years ago)
I hardly see the red one nevertheless thank you...
Roman Rodriguez (5 years ago)
Excelente lesson !!!!
tahirdobaz (5 years ago)
love you Sir,, God bless you .
Brittany S. Myers (5 years ago)
Why can't all teachers be this interesting lol? Thank you so much!
The Humble Tutor (5 years ago)
Yes sir, In America we don't use shall
Edwin Goldcheidt (5 years ago)
Best teacher ever, he's better than my english teachers from high school.
thank you
mariki huliki (5 years ago)
does the word should is the same with shall?
wang xinzi (5 years ago)
This is very good for learning English
altcommand (6 years ago)
English is my first language and yet I loved his video SO MUCH.
antoniorfez (6 years ago)
pareces de Baltimore para hablar tan bien
Ghebrehiwet Haile (6 years ago)
James, good to find you in you-tube.
Marv (6 years ago)
you should improve the sound quality by putting some clothes or furniture into the recording room
vivthefree (6 years ago)
Yes, and wouldn't/shouldn't/couldn't have.
Padel no91 (6 years ago)
thank you for this wonderful lesson, it explains a lot
Sanyukta Bholay (6 years ago)
Before this I din't know where to use would and should.Thanks A lot!
chira kongsukk (6 years ago)
Thank you for great lesson.I like it.
Abdalla Adam (6 years ago)
fantastic
ashutosh .mishra (6 years ago)
hi james fantastic
oclock1983 (6 years ago)
"f you ve ever done sth in your life that you wish you didnt do" -why didnt - shouldnt it be "hadnt" ?
mitsubishi777 (6 years ago)
Yeah.
thank you so much!! your lessons always help me!!
Duy Đông Nguyễn (6 years ago)
I always love your lesson, trying on!
Abdallah Yusuf (6 years ago)
شكرا جزيلا Thank You
Jejy narak (6 years ago)
great!
helloadam87000 (6 years ago)
Great thanks for this video _^^_
Soon Fung (6 years ago)
As always, a great lesson from James.
Cwyntz (6 years ago)
Thank you for posting this and everyother you did. You've being helped me and many people out here. Keep it up sir (:
Thesajlem (6 years ago)
great, really appreciate it

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