We use you to talk about people in general including the speaker and the hearer:

You can buy this book anywhere > This book is on sale everywhere.
You can’t park here > Parking is not allowed here.
They don’t let you smoke in here > No smoking here

We use they or them to talk about people in general:

They serve good food here.
Ask them for a cheaper ticket.

… especially about the government and the authorities:

They don’t let you smoke in here.
They are going to increase taxes.
They are building a new motorway.
They say it’s going to rain tomorrow.

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I only got 1 correct.
I must read more.

Dear all,
I couldn't realize what was the correct answer for the following exercise:
"He is obviously very pleased. You (tell) _____ very pleased."
Could you give me a hand here, please?
Thanks

Hello Cesar Roenick,

To see the answers to the task you need to answer at least one question and then click 'Finish'. After that you will see an button marked 'Show answers'. Click this and you will see the answers to all the questions.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi i don,t understand this can you help me

Hello again ash1688,

Did you see my answer to your other comment? That's what I'd recommend. I'm afraid we don't offer personalised tuition, but if you have a specific question about our pages, we'll do our best to help you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,

I didn't find so useful this exercise. The exercises from the preview lesson were more useful.

It was a useful lesson! Thanks!

i get zero in test

Hello,
It seems this test checkes another rule...

Hello Tanya.ru,

As far as I can see the task practises the use of 'you' and 'they' with an impersonal meaning, which is the topic of the page. Can you explain why you think it tests something different?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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