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.



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Hello Phisamai!
I'm not sure I understand your problem - can you explain it in a little more detail?
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I've got two errors in 'you and they' exercise. Will you please tell me where are the correct answers? I didn't find any link with this information.
Thanks very much for your answer

Hello nancy2012p!
If you click on the Finish button, that will tell you the correct answers. You'll still need to click between the various questions, though!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Jeremy Bee,
Good Day!!
I want to improve my writting skill and speaking skill. my English is too bad when i communicate with others. I have a fear to talk to others in english  due to lack of knowledge in the grammar and other contents.. sorry to say that i am working in MNC company. even though i am a hard worker and received lot of appreciation mails from client. but I'm struggling with English. When ever i need to send a mail , I'm searching for some one to help me.
Please help me to improve my communication skills..  Please help me with the steps to improve.. I'm listening English news channel . I can understand those things but i forget with in 15 mins.. will it be   a problem with listening skill too?
Please help me!! 

Hello Minikandan!
If it makes you feel any better, most students worry about communicating in English. The best advice I can give is to relax and do your best. Perfect grammar takes a very long time to learn - but the important thing is to communicate your point!

For some specific advice, have a look at my answer to a similar question.
I can tell you that if you can understand most of a news broadcast, your listening is doing fine! If you want more listening, though, check out our Professional Podcasts - they come with transcripts and exercises to help you practice your listening. 

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