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Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. We often use them to avoid repeating the nouns that they refer to. Pronouns have different forms for the different ways we use them. 

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Hi Sir!
I would like to know If it's correct to say in front of people or before people.
Which of the two sentences is correct?
She was giving her opinion before people.
She was giving her opinion in front of people.

Hello hawa100

The most common preposition here is 'to': 'She was explaining her opinion to people'. 'before' and 'in front of' suggest that it's her physical position that is important instead of her communication with those people.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Recently, I was reading a one act play in which there were two characters, an old man and a boy of fourteen. The old man says to the boy that young kids come here to steal apples, but he (the boy) is not so young.

What does the old man mean, the kids coming there to steal apples are younger than this boy or older?

Hi Adya's

I'm afraid it's difficult for me to say, as I haven't read the play. It's not clear to me, for example, whether the old man is including the boy he's speaking to in the category of 'young kids' or not. Some old people will call any child a 'young kid' since they are so much older than the young people.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk
Really appreciate your prompt response. In order to make the context clear, I would rather give the exact dialogues.

Derry: I'd not come to steal anything.

Mr Lamb: No, no. The young lads steal....scrump the apples. You're not so young.

Now I want to know whether Mr Lamb thought of Derry as younger than "young lads" or older.

Hope I have put the question in an intelligible manner.


Hello Adya's,

From the context, it looks to me like Mr. Lamb thinks Derry is older than the young lads who steal apples.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot.

Hi Sir,
I am learning Cambridge Dictionary for Noun section ,
there are major class of Noun are " Common Noun, Proper Noun, Concrete Noun & Abstract Noun". Sir I gotta know that what About Collective Noun,Count Noun & Uncounted Noun? is they are class of Noun also ?

Hi Imran 26,

I would suggest our pages on count nouns and uncount nouns for those two. Collective nouns are words like 'team' or 'family' that refers to a group of people or things.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir,
I am still confused with it. I am school teacher and I taught to my student that there are four major Classes of NOUN(with reference to Cambridge Dictionary ), including Common,Proper, Concrete & Abstract Noun.
My Students ask to me "what are the minor class of Noun"? What are their uses?