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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hello Sir,
I read in a web page that a pronoun must always refer to a single, clear, unmistakable noun antecedent and because of that the sentence below is wrong :
1. I did not attend the rally , which was very unpatriotic of me.
On the other hand , somewhere else I read that Sometimes an adjective clause modifies an entire sentence and that the sentence below is correct :
2. The team won the championship, which shocked the opponents.
Why sentence '' 1 '' is wrong ( if it is ) while sentence '' 2 '' is correct ?
Thank you,
Arvin

Thank you very much, sir .Your answer helped me a lot.

Hello Arvin,

There is nothing wrong with the first sentence other than the space before the comma! Both sentences are grammatically correct for the reasons you state: the relative clause describes the whole of the main clause, not just one noun phrase within it.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, There are many complicated people.
There are many people left.

There are many people complicated.
There are many left people.

first above two sentences are right and acceptable but the two below don't look right and acceptable I think that is not the right sequence for the verb left and adjective complicated right ? any other ?

Sometimes we use 'The' in front of Road and sometimes we don't. I think road is countable but by names. what is your take on this ?

Hello SonuKumar,

'Complicated' is a normal adjective and precedes the noun which it describes.

'Left' in this sentence is a past participle describing the noun. It has a passive meaning - effectively it means 'people who are left' and it must follow the noun just as other participle clauses/phrases do. You can read more about these forms on this page.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

HI, I am new member for this site and happy to learn English language, I will try my best. I have a question about adverb. What's the rule of adverb r how to learn it easy?

Hello Ahmad Salem Sedeqi,

Welcome! We have several pages on adverbs in our Adverbials section. There is some explanation on that first page that I've linked to, but then if you look on the right side of the page, you will see links to other pages (for example, how we make adverbials, where they go in a sentence, etc.).

By the way, if you haven't already read it, I would suggest looking at our Frequently asked questions page for advice on how to get the most out of our site.

We look forward to seeing you around the site!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir;

Are they correct grammatically?. Do I need to use "you did" in these sentence?.

You look exactly the same as you did in school.

You look exactly the same as you did the first day when I saw you.

Hello pumbi,

You can say these sentences in two ways:

You look exactly the same as you did in school.

You look exactly the same as in school.

You look exactly the same as you did the first day I saw you.

You look exactly the same as the first day I saw you.

 

As Kirk said, the sentence is better without 'when'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir;

Can you remember the day when I saw you

Or

Can you remember the day I saw you

Please which one is correct?. If the second one is correct, why I can't use "when" to describe the day

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