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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hi,
I use to watch English movie but sometime it's very difficult to catch the meaning on their conversation. This is because their pronunciation and the way they speak is too fast. How to make me familiar with all this. Is there any suggestion.

Hello Lan,

I'd recommend that you watch videos like those in our Word on the Street series, which are specially made for people learning English. You can watch them once or twice without the transcript, and then later use the transcript to understand difficult words and phrases and also as a source of new words and phrases for your vocabulary notebook. There are also exercises on each page.

Another great way to improve would be to join a class at a British Council teaching centre.

Have a go and let us know how you get on!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Mr...I can read in English and understand it. I also can understand when people talk. the only problem is with my speaking. I feel shy when I want to speak with others. I'm afraid what I want to say is wrong and they will laugh at me. Please help me how to improve in my oral speaking. Thank you.

Hi;. I have that problem too? But i can practice more than more

Hello again Lan,

You can also use the Word on the Street episodes to improve your fluency and pronunciation. Read the transcript of each video to identify words and phrases that are difficult for you to pronounce or which you think would be useful in conversation. Then repeat those words or phrases again and again and again until you feel more comfortable saying them. Then try to use them in conversation, or even just say them to yourself as you go about your business during the day. Over time, your speaking will improve!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

What is the differences between "on line" and "in line"

Hello Lan,

'In line' (as a phrase) or 'inline' (as an adjective) describes items which are all positioned in one line, such as a group of children politely queuing for ice cream.

'Online', which is an adjective or an adverb and is one word, means connected to a network of some kind - usually the internet.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

HI! I know that when we did something at night we use the preposition, at but when there is a modifier like this or last we don't use the preposition, at. But my question is what if we use at with a modifier like "I studied hard at last night." Is the sentencse grammatically wrong? If a student writes an answer like that, how many points should she get out of 4?

Hi Gary_Lee,

I can't tell you how many points a student should get as this depends on your own test weighting, but I can tell you what the problem is with this sentence. Prepositions require an object, which means a noun should follow the preposition ('at night', 'on Tuesday', 'in the corner' etc). 'Last night' looks like a noun but it is actually an adverbial phrase and it modifies the verb directly, without any preposition. Just as we do not use prepositions with adverbials like 'yesterday', 'last week', 'today' and so on, so we do not use one with 'last night'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Almost every English dictionary says the pronoun None has been used for centuries with both a singular verb and a plural verb, depending on the context.
My question is :
How do we know when None should be followed by a singular verb and when by a plural one ?

Thanking you.

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