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.

Exercise

Comments

Hello LearnEnglish team, I have a small question regarding the above practice. Answer for the question "What is the way from London to Oxford ?" is given as "How do you get from London to Oxford ?" .....                                                 Could you please tell me "How do I get the way from London to Oxford ?" is appropriate one ??     Because here we are asking someone the way we have to go......right ?                

Hello sripad!
 
I'm afraid your suggestion is not how we ask the question. Grammatically, it sort of makes sense, but sounds very strange because we don't use get the way. We do sometimes use go with way: What way do I have to go to get to Oxford? but this is rather long!
 
Hope that helps!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello Phisamai!
 
I'm not sure I understand your problem - can you explain it in a little more detail?
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I've got two errors in 'you and they' exercise. Will you please tell me where are the correct answers? I didn't find any link with this information.
Thanks very much for your answer
nancy2012p

Hello nancy2012p!
 
If you click on the Finish button, that will tell you the correct answers. You'll still need to click between the various questions, though!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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