字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 what's the difference between before and ago? That's what song from Korea wants to know, and that's what we're doing on this. Learners questions now. Ah, okay. Before we get started, I know I don't have to remind you to hit, subscribe and click that bell so you can stay up to date with all of the latest learners. Questions. If you have a question for learners questions, you can email us on learning dot English at BBC dot co dot UK. And don't forget, at the end of this video there is a full summary slide so before means at some unknown time prior to now on, we don't know when exactly. It's commonly used with the present perfect, because the effect of the action is still felt in the present. But other tenses are, of course possible. For example, I've never bean bungee jumping before. I hope it's fun ago means at a certain time prior to now, and it tells us how long before the present moment something happened. It uses a time indicator, such as a date on. Because of this, it's commonly used with the past. Simple. For example, Did you know that BBC learning English started 76 years ago. Still going strong, baby. Yeah, Okay, let's stop for a moment so I can tell you all about the learner's questions. Playlist. Yes, every episode of Loners questions in one easy to use place. Go check it out. Maybe your answer is there already. If you have a question for learners, questions you can. Email is on learning dot English at BBC dot co dot UK. And don't forget as soon as I finish this video. There's a full summary slide before can also mean at a certain time before then ago always counts back from the present. But if you want to count back from a past time, then you need before and because of this, we commonly use the past perfect. For example, I went back to the town that I had left 10 years before to find everything had changed before can also be a conjunction and a proposition. Now, as a conjunction, it connects two clauses together, and they can be past, present or future. But if it is future, make sure to use a present tense in the subordinate clause so past. They started clearing the table before I finished my meal present. I always cook my lunch before I go to work and future. I will read all of the e mails before I decide what to do as a proposition before. Usually refers to a time not a place if you want to talk about a place we use in front off, So time to stay young, go for a run every day before breakfast or place. There were many people in front of me in the queue. Thank you for your questions. Song. I hope the answer was useful for you. If you have a question for learners questions, you can email us on learning dot English at BBC dot co dot UK. And don't forget as soon as I finish speaking. There is a full summary slide. Thank you very much for joining me on this Learners questions. And I hope to see you next time. Bye, everybody. I Thanks for watching all the way to the end of the video. I hope you enjoyed it. If you want even more great content, we've got plenty more videos on the channel. So subscribe and you'll never miss a thing. I'll see you there. Bye.