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.




can i get the solution of this exercice !! please!

Hello mim_all,

To see if your answers are correct, click 'Check answers'. To see the key, click 'Finish'.

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Please guide me how to solve this exercise. I can't understand this unit.

Hello ekamran22,

You need to complete the sentence starting with either 'you' or 'they' so that they mean the same as the first sentence. There is an example given in the instructions, but you can also see the answers by clicking 'Finish'. This will let you see the correct answer for one or two questions and then you can refresh the page and try the exercise yourself.

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Hello to everyone,

I tried to understand meaning of 5/6 task but I did succeed. I do not understand what "a charge" means in this sentence. I also tried with your dictionary but it was not succesful.

Thank you in advance!

Hello swxswx,

The meaning of 'charge' used here is on the dictionary page, but a little difficult to find it; it is 'the amount of money that you have to pay for something, especially for an activity or service'. The word 'surcharge' (which is easier to find in the dictionary) is also often used, and means the same thing here.

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If two girls came to my home and ask me "can we play here ?".
are they asking me to play with them ?

no.they are sufficient.they are seeking only permission.

Hi anuprabha,

I would understand the question to mean that they would like to play in that location; it does not mean anything else, though the context might influence that.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Cleared about you and they