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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.



Which is correct: "I belive in prayer's power" or "I believe in the power of prayer"?
Could you explain this please?

Hello Ellenna,

Both are grammatically correct, but the first would be very unusual, so I wouldn't use it. In general, 'of' is used with inanimate or abstract nouns such as 'prayer', e.g. you'd also say 'the power of friendship' or 'the power of waves'.

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When we are not sure if we are talking about a man or a woman we use they/them.
but below in this question we talking about johnson then why we using They

I don't know why I invited the Johnsons.

_________ don't really like parties

Hello rovin kumar,

We use 'they' here because 'the Johnsons' is plural. It describes the whole Johnson family. Similarly we could talk about 'the Smiths' (the whole Smith family), 'the Browns' (the whole Brown family) and so on.


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Hello British Council
I couldn't find the "Causative" so i ask you here.
Why do we say "He was made to sleep" ?why do we add "to"?As far as i know,we only add "to" when we use "get".So i havent understood it's being there.I hope to hear from you soon.

Hello zehra yildiz,

'Make' here has the same meaning as 'force' or 'compel'. It is a strange verb in a way because the way it is used changes according to whether it is passive or active:

I made him sleep. [active, followed by the infinitive without 'to']

He was made to sleep. [passive, followed by the infinitive with 'to']


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Thank you so much!