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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.



Hello everyone! Would it be possible to clarify my question please?!

What is the difference between those and these? F.e can I use "these" in this sentence?- " In these two ends of the island swimming not allowed" or " In those" .

Thank you in anticipation!

Hello Yulduz,

'this' (or 'these') and 'that' (or 'those') are explained on this page. There are also more examples on this Cambridge Dictionary page. Which one you should use depends a lot on the context. For example, if you've just been talking about the two ends of the island in the previous sentence, 'these' would probably be better.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you britishcounsel

thank you Sir Kirk and thanks for British Council.

i would really like to get a partner to speak with English so that i can improve my pronunciations and i will also like to get interact with other people in different ways

Is there Anyway you can help me with that?

Hi Nurdin11,

I'm afraid that we do not provide a service like this on LearnEnglish and in fact we ask users not to provide any contact information on the site for data protection reasons. We have to be very careful with such issues as we have some users who may be under 18 years of age.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir,
I am still confuse about that where should I begin to learn English. should I 1st grip on Noun,Pronoun, Articles or other else.
I have read some books there 1st lesson is Noun. some books contain Article.
what should I do to learn English in elementary level.

Hello Imran 26,

Grammar is just one part of a language. You already have a bit more than an elementary level if you're able to write a comment like this one. My first suggestion would be a British Council class, but if that's not possible I would suggest you begin with Elementary Podcasts Series 3 Episode 1. Spend some time working through it -- there is advice on how to do this on our Frequently asked questions page -- doing the exercises, looking up and writing down new vocabulary, practising your pronunciation, and then move on to Episode 2. This kind of study has helped many of our users -- see, for example, what Julie To said.

But if you insist on studying grammar, then I would recommend starting with Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs, but don't work through every page in sequence. This section isn't designed as a reference, in other words, as a place you look for answers, not as a course or place where you begin on the first page and continue from there. That is why I can't really recommend any particular page.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team



Can we use a singular object after a plural pronoun and vice versa?
Does it have some kind of particular meaning?

For example,

John asked Mark, ''How many dogs do you have?'' and added, ''Is/are it four dogs?''

''We laughed like a stupid person/ like stupid people''

Thank you.

Hello MCWSL,

Yes, it is quite common to do this. In fact, in many cases it is the only possibility. 

in your first example it would be incorrect to use 'are'. The 'it' here refers really to the fact, not the dogs. Effectively it means 'Is the answer four dogs?'

In your second sentence both singular and plural are possible. It really depends whether you are thinking of the group as a whole or as individuals.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team