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Pronouns

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

There are many different kinds of pronoun.

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Hi Sir,
how are you doing?
sir i would like always to learn English so that i can join global citizens in expressing myself, i always end up being embarrass by my friends just because i lack grammatical construction and my pronunciation is very very terrible. i am not able to sometimes to differentiate pronunciation of letter (F) and letter (p) among other many words. all in all my English is completely terrible. can you please advice on how quick i can able to learn very fast?

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Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Does the use of 'the way' in the following sentence have any error? Please note that there is a clause "is it right to do so?" at the end.

[My question to you is that the way I slaughtered the hen while holding her tongue out, is it right to do so?]

Secondly, 'her' has been used for "a hen" , is this ok in this sentence?

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

I think there is a problem with using 'the way' (a noun) and 'do so' (a question about an action) together. We would usually use its for a hen rather than she, though she is not incorrect.

I would suggest any one of several alternatives:

My question to you is this: Is the way I slaughtered the hen while holding its tongue out right?

My question to you is this: I slaughtered the hen while holding her tongue out; was it right to do so?

My question to you is this: Was I right to slaughter the hen while holding its tongue out?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Great guidance. Thank you very much.
If I say, "Some people think this act i.e. slaughtering the hen while holding her tongue out, necessary." and then we add what we believe: This is torturing the animal unnecessarily.
Does this sentence [This is torturing the animal unnecessarily] sound natural? Or should there be some change in this?

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

My only suggestion would be to use a linking device to show the contrast:

However, in my view / in our view this is...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir!
Thanks for the response to my question. I can now use the both.

Thanks million sir. Your answer lives up to my satisfaction. I'm learning a lot from you.
I am confused between this these two words:
Alone, lone , and how to properly use them in the sentence.
Which one is correct and why:
He has done it alone
He has done it lone.
Thanks for the help.

Hello hawa100,

'Lone' is an adjective which is used only before a noun: a lone wolf, a lone hunter, a lone protester.

'Alone' as an adjective is used only in two ways. First, after the verb 'be': I was alone in the house. Second, after a noun to mean 'only': She alone knows the truth.

'Alone can also be an adverb: I worked alone all night.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,
Could I say that "My Aim in life" might be a multiple purpose in my life but "The Aim of my life" specified or just one purpose in life?

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