Carolina and Jamie go to the pub and see something they didn't expect. Should they tell Emily? Jo and Adam examine the pronouns Carolina and Jamie use to talk about what they saw.

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  • Should Carolina talk to Emily? Should Jamie talk to Cameron?
  • What would you do in that situation?

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Hi cuneyt,

The second option is the best one. You could perhaps hear the first, but the second one is much more natural.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Guys again Me=)
I don't ( do not) want to say anything about their relationships but I can't (can not) keep quiet. so I want to take my stand. Unfortunately this is foolish situation. Perhaps somebody wil say me, "What did you see or understand?"
Firstly, I will criticise to Emily. She didn't ( did not) research about her boyfriend before They didn't (did not) deside to become lover. İt is my rule, I should survey about my new girfriend.. Maybe this is sound crazy. like sharlock homes...Yes, I am!! . I must say both of them( Emily and Cameron) İf I were Carolina or jamie. The rest is their choose. they can break up or continue their relationships. We just should respect them sadly Camerons action is sufferable. I can't (can not) cool if were being in the emilys position. I am impatient Beacuse the relationship is holly all over the world.You shouldn't ( should not) ever lacerate and cheat your friends, wifes, darling Etc. Good night everyone. All the best.

I think Jamie should ask Cameron and tell him that Jamie saw him with the girl at the pub. I think that Cameron will tell Jamie the truth and about the girl. but If Carolina asks Cameron, maybe he won't tell the truth. so, Jamie should ask him. If he is cheating on Emily, then they have to think about what to do next.

If I would be a carolina, I would say everything to Emily. She's her friend and she should do that because of friendship, otherwise Emily would be angry with carolina, that's clear. If Cammeron is a good guy, he'll understand this. He didn't say to his girlfriend about another, so he shouldn't expect hidding him. But if he would be angry with Jimmy- sorry, but knowing that kind of person is worthless. That's my point of view.

Hi sir,
Supposing I want to say that something is found everywhere, for instance I am talking about a cell phone that in every part of world we see cell phones... hence if I say:
Cell phone, where not?
Is it ok?

Hello Zeeshan,

That sounds awkward because the sentence implies a verb but doesn't have one. You could say 'Where are they not?', though this wording is a bit strange. Maybe 'Cell phones: is there any place they haven't reached?' (or 'anywhere you can get away from them?').

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Alright sir.

Is it necessary that in a sentence following another sentence carrying two persons, one should be noun. I mean for example if I want to say:
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. he looks like him.
Is it fine? or I should say:
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. he looks like Martin.
or
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. Marks looks like him.

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

The initial sentence lacks one word: you should say 'a close resemblance'.

The three options are all grammatically correct and there is no rule which says you need to use a noun rather than a pronoun. However, there is an issue of clarity. The first sentence may be confusing as it may not be clear who is 'he' and who is 'him'. Of course, both of them look like the other so it may not be particularly important in this example but in other contexts this would be an issue. It's important to express yourself clearly and avoid irritating or confusing the listener.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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