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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 Imran 26,

Nouns are classified in different ways depending on how they are viewed. For example, if we look at the object that a noun refers to, perhaps the most basic classification would be concrete vs abstract, since one is physical and the other is not. But if we look at nouns in terms of morphology, one important distinction is count vs uncount nouns. Which of these ways is the correct way? I'm not sure we can talk about 'correct' here -- instead, I'd recommend thinking about which way will help your stuents.

I don't mean to confuse you further, but, just for example, see the Oxford Dictionary's Types of nouns page or this page from a university lecture on Noun classes to get an idea of what I mean. I think it might be good to ask yourself what you want your students to be able to do when they learn the different types of nouns and then make a decision from there.

I'm sorry not to give you a more definitive answer, but I hope this helps you.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Sir, so nice of you.

hi Sir,
In below sentences there are written as Monday through Thursday. I didn't make it sense why the writer says it like that.. I have read this in news paper.
"e-sports is part of the athletics department. Team members have access to athletic trainers and are put through light fitness training. Players attend practice Monday through Thursday, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., with an hour break for dinner."

Hi Imran 26,

'Monday through Thursday' means Monday and all the days between it and Thursday, i.e. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

but I have listen to people says like that " Monday to Thursday" .
I have never hear in way as writer says above " Monday through Thursday"
Sir, please let me know which one is the best way and sounds natural ?

Hello Imran 26,

Both forms are quite correct. I think 'to' is the more common form, especially in the UK; 'through' is used more in US English, I think.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir, yeah its the news paper related to US, I have also read it today in US university hype. Now I make it sense . thanks again Sir Kirk & Sir Peter.

Hi Sir,
I'm working in a corporate school as a English teacher for grad 5th to 7th. There are grammar books for academic curriculum; at the title of those books are written as English grammar skill book. At my student life I have learn the book in school was English Grammar and composition book. Sir please let me know whats the difference between the "composition book & skill books" ?

Hi Imran 26,

The titles of books are determined by publishers and by whatever traditions exist in a particular place, as it's important to meet the expectations of students and parents. In a British context, 'composition' refers only to writing, while 'skills' would describe all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Sir.

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