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

what i have to do first to learn English ? i have to learn grammar or vocabulary ?

Hello Shariful,
That's a very simple question, but also a very complicated one! Many teachers and experts disagree on this issue, although most people agree that some focus on both areas is important.
I would say that you should think about what is causing problems for you to communicate in English. If you find that you don't know the words you need, then you should spend more time on learning vocabulary. If you know the words, but can't put them together to make clear sentences, then you probably need to work on your grammar.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

hello, I did the exercise, the first time I did some mistakes, I tried the second time and  I did much better, but the scores were from the first try...why? Tnank you
 

Hello everybody!
I'm Wanda from Rome, I think that this section it's very useful, even it's difficult...
I've a question: what establishes the pronoun to be used in those phrases?
e.g.: What is the way from London to Oxford? -> How (get) ____ from London to Oxford?
Thank you!

Hello Wanda!
 
Welcome to LearnEnglish, and I'm glad you find it useful! Have a look at the explanation above the exercise; that may help. In your example, you are talking about something anyone can do, so you would use You - How do you get from London to Oxford?

Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Jeremy!
English Grammar it's quite different from the Italian one, some things appears unintelligible or weird to me... 
Thank you very much! ^-^
Wanda
 

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