Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Sir, i have problem with plural Noun: Class,Furniture,Army... these are all in plural form so how can we make it more plural as Classes,Armies. and why this plural form is correct? kindly teach me.

Hello Imran,

First of all, it's important to note that 'class' and 'army' are singular count nouns whereas 'furniture' is an uncount noun. I'd suggest you study the two pages I linked to plus this one first.

In British English, sometimes singular count nouns that refer to a group of many people (e.g. 'class', 'army', 'Manchester City Football Club') take a plural noun, since they effectively refer to many individuals, but really the nouns are grammatically singular. Nouns such as these also have plural forms (as you note) and also take plural verbs, e.g. 'The seven armies are assembling on the battlefield'.

I hope that clarifies this for you, but if you have another specific question, please feel free to ask.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, can you advise which of the sentences below are correct
1. Mrs Smith asked Jon and Me to collect the books.
Or
2. Mrs Smith asked Jon and I to collect the books

Thanks

Hello Jon ridout,

Both 'I' and 'me' are used in conversational English.

When the pronoun is used as a subject we should say 'Jon and I'. For example:

Jon and I went to the shop.

When the pronoun is an object, we should say 'Jon and me'. For example:

Mary saw Jon and me in the shop.

The correct sentence here is the first one, because the pronoun is an object. You can see this if you remove 'Jon and' from the sentence:

Mrs Smith asked me [not I] to collect the books.

The extra person ('Jon and') does not change the structure of the sentence at all.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Pete,
Thanks this is exactly what we thought it should be, our daughter who is in year six has been told she was wrong and it should be I. We asked about 6 teachers who all apart from one teacher said it should be I,
We can now discuss with the teacher.

Thanks

Hi

I want tto improve my grammer but I don't know where to start

Hello ali2121,

You could look for specific grammar topics here in English grammar. I'd suggest you use the menu on the right side of this page, as it displays all the pages you can look at here. You could also watch the Language Focus episodes in Word on the Street chapters, e.g. this page, as these deal with different grammar topics as well.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

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