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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hei, I have problems understanding how to use the possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives. Which sentence is correct in these pairs:
A: Greta is a friend of her, or B: Greta is a friend of hers?
A: Joan is not a friend of him, or B:Joan is not a friend of his?
A: Charles is a friend of them, or B: Charles is a friend of theirs?
A: Lee and Michael are friends of us, or B: Lee and Michael are friends of ours?

Hello Solveig,

In all four sentences, B is the correct option. You might want to take a look at our possessives section for more information on how to use different possessive forms.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, My brother was sleeping on the roof and I had to go to the roof to wake him up, but he himself woke up and came down, before I go and wake him or Before I went and woke him or before I would go and wake him. Now the problem is that I think I should not use present simple in the last sentence after 'Before' because the incident was in the past and I also should not use the past simple here because I didn't go and wake him, but I think I should use a model sentence here with 'Would' Before I would go and wake him, he himself woke up and came down ? what do you think or what is your sasuggestion which will be appreciated a lot ?

Hello SonuKumar,

I'd recommend 'before I went up and woke him'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team
 

Hello Sir, i am very happy to come this side for learn English, but i am totally confused to learn English.
Please someone help me, How to learn and speak?

Hello Hzazai,

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Kirk
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He was, perhaps, a little too smartly dressed for a holidaymaker. Sir, do we really need to use these commas covering 'perhaps' here or is it still right to use no commas here ?
My brother sees or looks at something right now. I think I should ask him 'what do you see or look at' rather than asking him these questions in continuous form because see and look at are stative verbs right and what about 'watch' should I use that in continuous form in this situation ?

Hello SonuKumar,

It's fine to not use the commas in that sentence if you prefer that. I think most people would use them, as they represent a kind of pause in speaking, but there's not strictly necessary.

The present continuous form is better because he is looking at the thing right now, at this time. The simple forms suggest his looking is a habit rather than something he's doing now. It's similar to the verb 'wear'. 'I'm wearing a hat' is a statement about right now, whereas 'I wear a hat' is a statement about a regular or habitual action.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

He was, perhaps, a little too smartly dressed for a holidaymaker. Sir, do we really need to use these commas covering 'perhaps' here or is it still right to use no commas here ?

My brother sees or looks at something right now. I think I should ask him 'what do you see or look at' rather than asking him these questions in continuous form because see and look at are stative verbs right and what about 'watch' should I use that in continuous form in this situation ?

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