We use you to talk about people in general including the speaker and the hearer:

You can buy this book anywhere > This book is on sale everywhere.
You can’t park here > Parking is not allowed here.
They don’t let you smoke in here > No smoking here

We use they or them to talk about people in general:

They serve good food here.
Ask them for a cheaper ticket.

… especially about the government and the authorities:

They don’t let you smoke in here.
They are going to increase taxes.
They are building a new motorway.
They say it’s going to rain tomorrow.

Exercise

Comments

Hello Abdul Baseer,

As I'm not sure what kind of errors you made I don't know how to explain it for you. However, I think if you look at the answers then you will see what the task requires. Write your answer to the first question and then click 'Finish'. After that choose 'Show answers' to see the correct answer to the first question; this will show you what the task expects and then you can try the rest of the questions. I think that will probably help you, but if it does not then please post again and we will try to explain one of the questions as an example.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody
this exercise was hard for me :(

Hello,
I have a question in this sentence of the grammar :'' You can buy this book anywhere> This book is on sale everywhere.'' Can we use ''everywhere '' instead of ''anywhere'' in the first clause ?

Best wishes

Hello Irene93,

Yes, you can use both 'anywhere' and 'everywhere' in the first sentence with no real change in meaning. When we use 'anywhere' it is in effect short for 'anywhere you like'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

This lesson is tricky. You should be careful about grammar, punctuation and correct usage. If you think, it is so easy, you are gone..ha..ha.

O, yes, I had problems becouse I tried to made its very fast and in fact spend mach more time!

Hi every body
Sorry but I couldn't understand the task perfectly ..I solve it but the result is bad

Hi everyone,

I have a question for this sentence from the task: "What is the way from London to Oxford? How (do you get) from London to Oxford?" Can I write instead of "do you get" - "can you get" ?
Thanks :)

Using "you" instead of "I" is asking the question generally, as if it's not really your purpose of [reaching that destination] but the purpose of somebody else or people in general. As such you'd typically use "you" when asking a rethorical or hypothetical question.

Using a "you" question it could be implied that should [the person asking the question] like the answer to the question asked, then [that person] may be interested in making that their purpose. And asking the question indirectly like that may seem more polite in some situations.

Hi SoSi4,

It is possible to say 'How can you get...?' but the more common form would be 'How can I get...?'

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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