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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.



Hello I hope I find you well There is this sentence that i think it needs your help to clear the log inside my mind : Sid realises that him pretending to be poor is costing his wife her safety. Is it HIM or HE that should be used?

Hello Lamastry,

There is some disagreement about this, but I'd recommend you use the form 'his' in this case: 'He realises his pretending ...'. In an informal style, people often use an object form ('him') before a verb in the -ing form, but the possessive forms (like 'his') are more widely accepted as far as I can tell.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

This site is very helpful. I will be greatly helped if one question is answered. The question is- is the following sentence wrong? "If photocopier gets stuck,try to turn it off for a few seconds.

Hello Fouzia Afrin Faiza,

We use 'try to do' when we are not sure if we are able to do something. We use 'try doing' when we want to see if it is a good solution. Therefore the correct sentence for your context would be:

If the photocopier gets stuck, try turning it off for a few seconds.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

The sentence "Here are the people." should be "Here is the people.",
following subject - verb agreement, the subject being 'here',
is this assumption correct?

Hello fixit86,

'Here' is like a 'dummy subject' in this phrase, and as such, although it occupies the subject position, really 'people' is what determines the number of the verb. Since 'people' a plural noun, the standard form is 'Here are', though I'm sure you could hear some people say 'here is' instead.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
"I am afraid, I will be weak in English as write now"
is that above sentence is correct?

Hello Imran 26,

No, I'm afraid not. Perhaps 'I'm afraid my written English will be weak'?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

(1) Man is the only animal who can talk.
I think the above sentence is correct one because "Who" is using as a subject here and the word " whom" is use as Object.

(1) Man is the only animal who can talk.
(2) Man is the only animal whom can talk.
(Which one is correct and rule for correct sentence )