Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hello
In the direct speech, if the statement is: She said, "Our brother has left", what "our" will be changed into in the indirect reporting? Will it be "their brother..." or "her brother...? Please also explain the reason therefor.

Thanks

Hello Adya's,

If the person reporting is a brother or sister then they can still use 'our'. If the person is not a brother or sister of the person who left then 'their' would be the best choice, since 'our' tells us that there are at least three brothers and sisters in the original group. 'Her' would be grammatically correct and would only tell the listener about the speaker and the brother's relationship, not that there are more of them.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir,
would you let me know when I learn English Grammar, should I learn active/passive first or I learn Direct/Indirect nerations ?

Hello Imran 26,

There is no correct order for this. I suggest you choose whichever seems most useful or interesting to you.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir,
1- Two and Two make four.
2-Two and Two makes four.
please could you let me know which one of the above sounds in correct way.

Hello Imran,

Usually native speakers say 'two plus two equals four' or 'two and two make four'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

A pronoun is a word that is used for a noun.
For examples: I,we,you,they,she,he,it etc..

Sir,
I want to know when we use the word
'Any' with Singular countable noun
and when with plural countable noun.
It's a little confusing for me while
writing.

I don't have any problem. (any with singular countable noun)

Do you have any chocolates ? (any with plural countable noun)

why is that so that both noun 'Problem and Chocolate are countable still one with any is in singular form while other in plural ?

Hello SonuKumar,

It is unusual to use 'any' with singular count nouns, but it does happen when the noun has a general meaning. There is some debate whether this is actually a case of the singular count noun being used as a synonym of a non-count noun (any problem as a synonym for any trouble, for example, or any idea as a synonym for any notion).

You can find a discussion of the topic on this page.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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