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.




Hello aarushmom,

here is used to a space in general. The preposition in is used with here to refer to a more specific, usually enclosed, space. There isn't enough context for me to be able to say for sure, but in the sentence "They don’t let you smoke in here", I suppose in here refers to a room or other indoor space.

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From where I get the questions related to this exercise?


Hello tiwapa01,

Many of our exercises are available in text form - look for links to the 'Support Pack' - but not all; some are provided only online.  This exercise is available in the format you see here, as an interactive online exercise.

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Hi can any one help me to understand this lesson
I can't answer any question

Hi saramaster,

In this exercise you need to write a second sentence which means the same as the first and which begins with the word given ('you' or 'they').  Read the instructions carefully and look at the example, then try to produce a similar answer.  You can click 'Check answers' to see if you are right or wrong, and click 'Finish' to see the key.

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Hi i got a question about question 4 of section "You and they".
The question is "What is the way from london to oxford?"
as a answer sentence, How do you get from london to oxford ?
but I though like "how do you get the way from london to oxford?"
is that possible?


Hello Bob kim,

No, that's not a correct sentence.  We say either 'What is the way from/to...' or 'How do you get from/to...' but not a mixture.

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thank you for replying with a nice explanation.

hello. this is rather confusing to me. they said/say it's going to rain tomorrow. if the correct sentence is they say...tomorrow, then what makes the sentence they said...tomorrow is incorrect?
thank you.

Hello December FIrst,

I'm afraid I don't fully understand your question.  Could you tell us which question exactly you are asking about and put your answer in full?  Then we'll be able to answer your question for you.

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