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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.



I am so confused whether I have to use above or over JUST to say in a higher postition . please explain it . and do we really use above for things on the same flat plane? And If so, why don't we use over? Cause it means directly above .
Please tell me when they're interchangeable and give exactly the same meaning and when they aren't .

Hi uchiha itache,

In general, 'above' is used to speak about a higher level, though it's important to know what specific context or contexts you have in mind.

I don't see how one object could be 'above' or 'over' another if they are both on the same flat plane – could you give a specific example? The proximity of one object to the other is also an important factor.

In any case, I'd recommend look at this Cambridge Dictionary entry on just this question. If you have any further questions, you're welcome to ask them but please provide a specific sentence in context.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

For example, if there's a sign above a door (both the sign and the door are on the same plane ) some people say I should use above and others say I could use both . so are both right in this case? And if I am talking about two buildings which are close to each other. Do I say that one of them stood over the other or above?

Hi uchiha itache,

It's interesting, because I wouldn't have said that the door and the sign are on the same plane, as I'd say the door stands on a plane that is on the ground and the sign sits on top of another plane, parallel to the ground, that is higher. But what you say also makes equal sense to me – I'm just reporting my first thought.

I would say that both 'above' and 'over' could be used to refer to the sign, though I'd probably say 'above' before 'over'. I'm not completely sure about this, but I'd say that in general if you're referring to two objects and want to describe the one that is higher, 'above' is probably going to be the best choice in most contexts.

If you said one building is 'above' or 'over' another one, it would imply that they are stacked on top of each other, not next to each other. I'd say the first one is taller (or 'stands taller') than the second one. 

I hope this helps.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a million. It really helped

Sir, She acts like ( in a manner that ) any other girl would not do.
I think in this sentence it wouldn't be right to use the word 'Another' which means one more rather than Any other which, in this sentence, means No other girl, right ?

Hello SonuKumar,

In this sentence 'any other girl' does not mean 'no other girl'. Rather, 'any other girl' means the opposite - it means 'every girl - it doesn't matter which one you choose'.

If I understand your intention correctly and you wish to say that her behaviour is different from every other girl's, then the best way to phrase the sentence would be as follows:

She acts like no other girl would


She acts in a way that no other girl would



The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, Can we also say " She acts as no other girl would do" and "She acts the way no other girl would do" I mean Can we use 'As and The way' rather than 'Like or In a way or manner' In this sentence ?

Hi SonuKumar,

Yes, you could use 'as' to express the same idea. You could also use 'the way', but it isn't very natural-sounding, so I'd recommend using 'as' or one of Peter phrasings.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello the learn English team.
I can't understand this point :

We can also use for to refer to public holidays and seasons:
For example :
He always goes to his mother’s house for New Year. What does this example mean ?

And whats the difference between these two sentences ?
1 I have met him since last year
2 I have met him for the last year
And what would be the difference if the 2 sentences were negative, too?