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

Hello andresbalaguera,
I'll be happy to help you but you need to be a little more specific in your question.  What exactly do you find difficult or confusing about the questions?
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Peter;

I did the exercises or questions in the pronoun seccion; more específic in (you and they)  from 1 to 3 . I would like to know how is the answer for the questions 4 to 6.
ie: What is the way from London to Oxford?.... and the other two.
 
Andres

Hi Andres,
You can find the answers by clicking the 'Finish' button ('Check Answers' tells you how many you have right; 'Finish' shows you the correct answers).  The answer are:
 
4. do you get
5. charge you if you pay
6. can tell he is
 
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

i hope learn english..but the problem...english forget easly....how can i do to do not forget it?

Hello semsema1983eg,
The bad news is that I can't do anything to give you a better memory!  The good news is that there are some things you can do to help you to remember what you learn.  
The first thing is to use new language.  If we learn something but do not use it then there is a good chance that we will forget it, so try to use what you learn and this will help a great deal with memorisation.  
Second, think about how you store language that you learn.  Do you keep vocabulary and grammar notebooks, organised in a way that will make the language more memorable?  For example, a good way to organise your vocabulary is by topic, so you can keep related words together.  Remember to revise what you put into your notebook regularly, testing yourself and noting what you can recall and what you forget.
I hope these suggestions help you.  It's clear you have a lot of motivation and that is a great start - keep it up!
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

hello, i am new to this site i wanted to learn English from your institute but due to my financial problems ,i couldn't .please help me as i am a college student, pursuing a professional course.and after this year i will become a graduate and i don't want that my lack of knowledge in English will come in my way of finding a job 

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