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.




Hi teacher,
Could you help me to explain the second Question. My answer is " You get tickets at the door." Why it is wrong? Please help me to clarify. Thanks.

Hello zhengzhe7,

Your answer is also correct, and I've changed the exercise so that it will accept it. I also wanted to mention that 'can' is often used in such sentences to make a general statement about what is possible - that's why the other answer is also correct. Note that in sentence 6, 'can' is also used in a similar way - 'can' is very often used with 'tell' when it means 'see', as in this sentence.

Thanks for helping us improve LearnEnglish!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I failed in this test cause I did not understand what is needed ,after reading the correct answer I got what should be done .Generally its OK

actually I failed in this test...
I wish if there are more examples

I am having confusion with question 6" He's obviously very pleased"....
I am not able to understand the logic behind its answer "You can tell that he is very pleased".
Can you please explain..
Thank you

Hello Lovleen Bali,

I'm not sure what it is that is confusing for you here. The phrase 'you can tell' means that 'it is clear to you', so when we see in one sentence that something is obvious then 'you can tell' is a good answer.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone
I've failed five exercises of the six required. Can someone give me more explanations about this topic?

Hi Foggy,

I'm not sure what information we can provide on this topic, other than repeating what is already on the page. Perhaps there is a particular example which you do not understand and which we can explain. If so, please post it and we'll try to help.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

It's really tough :(