you and they


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.



Hello Iris Jee,

That's a very general question and I think the information on the page is as clear as it can be; I'm not sure what I can add to it, really. Is there something in particular that you don't understand about this topic?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

How can anybody see the correct answers here? If any anbody dosent know the correct answer.

Hello everyone

I am from Thailand and needs to improve listening and reading skill to increases TOEIC scores. My goal is more than 650 within first qaurter in next year.

I hopes here its a good way to meet my goal.

Thanks you very much

Hello BoyAroma,
I hope you find the materials here helpful!  Good luck!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I want to ask about "you" and "we". I think "we" also are about people including the speaker and hearer. Is it right?

Hello Hoapus,
That is correct: we use 'we' to mean the speaker and one or more other person.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I'm Hector from Mexico, I'm so very happy to use this excellent tool to learn English, I would like to talk or write with others users to practice the language, If someone want to talk with me please contact me.
I will appreciate so much any communication about that.
And thank you British Council