Pronouns

 

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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hi there! I try to make passive as I understand .
"You should have prepared the task by that time". Which one is correct?

1) The task should have been prepared by you by that time.
2) The task should be have prepared by you by that time.
Thanks a lot.

Hi Olhahopaitsa,

The correct form is 'The task should have been prepared by you by that time.'

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sorry, one more question... How can we rewrite the sentence into Passive " You should have prepared the task by that time".

Hello again Olhahopaitsa,

Why don't you write what you think it is and then we can correct it if need be? I'd suggest looking at our active and passive voice page as well.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! Can you help me to clear... If we're talking about cartoon character, for e.g. Micky Mouse, we say "He or It". Thank you.

Hello Olhahopaitsa,

Micky Mouse is male, so you should use 'he' to refer to him. When in doubt, a reliable resource for this kind of query is the Wikipedia.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

i have a question:i follow a grammar book where i find that there are 5 vowels and 2 semi vowels and the rest are consonant.my question is are not the semi vowels included in consonants,because there are 21 consonants and 5 vowels?

Hi ranakar,

I suppose that's what your grammar book means, yes. Please note that it is referring only to the letters of the alphabet. When you consider the actual sounds of English, there are at least 12 vowel sounds, a handful of diphthongs (vowel sounds that are combined together) plus some 24 consonant sounds - see our phonemic chart on our Sounds Right App page.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

so when referring to letters ,w and y are included in vowels or consonant or they form a different group of semi vowels?

Hello ranakar,

They can be semi-vowels, depending on the particular use (word). You can read more about semi-vowels on the relevant Wikipedia page.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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