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

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Hi Jeremy Bee,
Good Day!!
I want to improve my writting skill and speaking skill. my English is too bad when i communicate with others. I have a fear to talk to others in english  due to lack of knowledge in the grammar and other contents.. sorry to say that i am working in MNC company. even though i am a hard worker and received lot of appreciation mails from client. but I'm struggling with English. When ever i need to send a mail , I'm searching for some one to help me.
Please help me to improve my communication skills..  Please help me with the steps to improve.. I'm listening English news channel . I can understand those things but i forget with in 15 mins.. will it be   a problem with listening skill too?
 
Please help me!! 

Hello Minikandan!
 
If it makes you feel any better, most students worry about communicating in English. The best advice I can give is to relax and do your best. Perfect grammar takes a very long time to learn - but the important thing is to communicate your point!

For some specific advice, have a look at my answer to a similar question.
 
I can tell you that if you can understand most of a news broadcast, your listening is doing fine! If you want more listening, though, check out our Professional Podcasts - they come with transcripts and exercises to help you practice your listening. 

Good evening to everyone. I have just found the site today it's so useful to me. I do hope to learn more from the site,

Chamroeun Cambodian

Hello everyone,
i signed up to this website because i want to improve my vocabulary.
looking forward to learning much from here. thanks.

Hello everyone! I'm a newcomer here. and I need help to explain the follow sentence(in Road to IELTS) what is the real mean, thank you! 
" you will have to trust them to the end of the earth--literally"
"trust them to the end of the earth" means "trust somebody completely". Is it right?
and how to explain the end word" literally"?
 
 

Hello Simonx, and welcome to LearnEnglish!
 
You're right about the main meaning of the sentence. If you type literally into our dictionary box, you'll see that usually, the word is used to emphasise what you are saying.
 
It does depend a little on the context of the sentence though - what topic did you see the sentence in?
 
Hope that helps,
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team
 

Thanks a lot to Jeremy Bee! And it's very helpful for me what you said!
It's real means to emphasize ------It's very important!
 So, I get a good method to know a new words, ---------English explain English is very good! 
it makes me confused that the dictionary in Chinese..
And hope you check mistakes in my replies: grammar, spell, etc. 
Thanks again!

Hello Simonx!
 
Glad you found my answer useful! Dictionary translations into your own language are often useful to get a quick idea of what a word means, but a good English dictionary will often give better descriptions and examples.
 
Please remember, though, that  we get a lot of comments every day, and it's not really possible for us to help check posts - sorry about that!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

That's OK, Jeremy Bee! Thanks a lot! Maybe I should know a penfriend and try to help each other.

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