Joe the 4-year-old nephew - is he a pest or just a sweet little boy? Written by Chris Rose.

BCSW - He's a pest


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very good information

thank you Adam for your help,
but i want to know when we use this kind of verb  and can't we just say :" i could never afford it" if not what's the difference between this sentence and the transcript sentence : " i could never have afforded it"

Hello Thuraya,
The difference between 'I could never afford it' and 'I could never have afforded it' is that the first is talking about a situation in the present and the second is talking about a situation in the past.
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The LearnEnglish Team

thanks a lot, it's clear now

what's the verb tense in this sentence : " i could never have afforded it" and what did fadi mean by "the all" and "we're on" in this one : " i've got the all clear from my uncle so we're on"
thank you

Hi Thuraya,
The first sentence contains a modal verb and the present perfect. In the second sentence, Fadi is talking about 'the all clear', which means his uncle agrees to go ahead. When he says 'we're on', he means they are ready to act.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I have a problem with listening to English. I can hear all the words in a sentence but just little understanding. i can't link all the words and interpret into my language but when I see the transcript I can understand. Please help me! Thanks!

You probably just need more time and more practice. Listening in a foreign language is very difficult at first. As you become used to it, it will get easier.
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The LearnEnglish Team

Come on guys….. He is just 4 years old. He is not supposed to understand as adult do. Actually he could control himself more than natural. I mean comparing to other little boys. They must be full energetic. Adult should play with kids so that they learn things. They should examine everything to understand the world. Their brain will grow up. Trust me! I have 3 little nieces and one little nephew. I love dealing with them.

what other situation the bail out word can be used?