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

I would like to learn spoken and written english what can i do
Guide me
Prabakar

Hello p.prbkrn!
 
Welcome to the site!
The most important thing for learning a language is to practice!
 
For speaking, remember you don't have to talk to a native speaker  – try your friends and colleagues, or go to a class. Even, if you can't do that, try recording yourself using your computer or an online recorder like www.vocaroo.com. Listen to yourself, and make a note of mistakes. What could you do better?
 
Practising writing is difficult without a teacher, but you can always try to write sentences. Many of my students like to keep a diary. Also, you can write to other learners on LearnEnglish - this will let you practice sharing your ideas. Find a subject on the website you are interested in, and join in the discussion!
Also, remember that one of the best ways of improving your writing is to read as much as you can! This will help your grammar and vocabulary without you noticing. Why not try some of our Stories & Poems?

 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello krish007!
 
Have a look through the other comments - there are a lot of clues from LearnEnglish staff! If you are still having trouble, click 'Finish' and then 'Yes' to see all the answers.
 
Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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
 

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