Pronouns

Pronouns

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Hello Ellenna,

In a formal letter you should avoid using the addressee's first name in this way. In other words, you should use 'Dear Mr Smith', not 'Dear Mr Robert Smith'.

One exception to this is when you don't know the addressee's gender, though in this case you don't use the title. For example, the name 'Jordan' is commonly given to both boys and girls in English, so if you needed to write to 'Jordan Smith' and didn't know their gender, you could say 'Dear Jordan Smith'. Note that it's not 'Dear Mr Jordan Smith'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

Submitted by SonuKumar on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 07:17

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Sir, I have enough money I have enough of the money They used 10 percent eggs They used 10 percent of the eggs I have more personnel I have more of the personnel I think these are interchangeable and two different ways of writing the same thing isn't it or is there any difference in them ?
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Submitted by Peter M. on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 07:51

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Hello SonuKumar,

The use of 'the' here is no different to the use of 'the' elsewhere. It tells us that we are talking about a particular set or group of items, not about something in general.

I have enough money (general)

I have enough of the money (which we brought with us)

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Imran 26 on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 05:34

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Sir, 1-Price List for Self-finance materials/Price List of Self-finance materials. What is the correct preposition here for/of?
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Submitted by Peter M. on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 07:52

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Hello Imran 26,

There is no fixed rule for this but I would say 'for' is the most natural choice.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

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Submitted by SonuKumar on Sun, 11/02/2018 - 10:55

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Sir, Much more of amazing music or Much more amazing music Many more of the other artists or Many more other artists Enough of the day or Enough day. I think these all are correct and also interchangeable in some specific context but these things confuse my mind revolving around it and I gets into thinking as to which one to use and which not. what should I study in English grammar to clear this confusion out of my mind ?
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sun, 11/02/2018 - 17:41

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Hello SonuKumar,

Could you please provide some context for these phrases? 1, 4 and 6 are all a bit unusual. They might be possible in a specific context, which is why it would be much easier to explain them if you provided a bit of context.

Thanks in advance.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Imran 26 on Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:22

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1-Kindly send us the details as per request for customer. 2-Kindly find the attached file as Price list for Self-Finance materials. Sir, did I use correct preposition in above two sentences? I use these sentences twice aweek in e-mail correspondence but I am confuses about there preposition.

Hello Imran 26,

If I've understood what I think you mean, for 1 I would recommend 'Kindly send us the details as requested by the customer' (a customer requested details from you and you need to get them from someone else). For 2, I would recommend 'Please find the price list for self-finance materials in the attached file'.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Imran 26 on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:01

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Hello Sir, Kindly let me know that how can I recognize a person is talk about His/Her own weeding or another one in below sentences. 1- I am wearing a suit because I'm going to a weeding at one o'clock.
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sat, 03/02/2018 - 16:38

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Hello Imran,

Normally a person would say 'my wedding' if they were referring to their own wedding. Since the speaker in this sentence uses 'a wedding', it's likely they're speaking about someone else's wedding.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Imran 26 on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 09:07

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Hello Sir, Yesterday I was studying preposition section in this site but I am confuse about the below sentences which have use in preposition section. kindly teach me can we also use these sentences with preposition as mentioned below. 1-This spray should protect you from mosquitoes. This spray should protect you by mosquitoes. 2-I don’t approve of your language, young man. I don’t approve your language, young man. 3-Our dog died of old age. Our dog died in old age. 4-If you make so much noise I can’t concentrate on my work. If you make so much noise I can’t concentrate at my work.
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 12:44

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Hello Imran,

I'm afraid none of the sentences you suggest are correct. They're certainly comprehensible, but we don't use those prepositions that way. Prepositions are often as much a matter of usage (in other words, we just use them the way we use them) than anything else.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by SonuKumar on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 01:51

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This man whom I trusted cheated me. May I rewrite this sentence like this ? = This man cheated me whom I trusted. Can I also write Who instead of whom ?

Hello SonuKumar,

Nowadays, 'whom' is a relatively rare form -- instead most people will use 'who'. It still means the same thing, i.e. 'who' can be used as a subject and also as an object pronoun.

I'm afraid the other formulation of the sentence is not grammatically correct.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, SonuKumar, Re-writing the sentence in the way which you've put it is wrong. And nowadays, it's better to use "who" rather than "whom"
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Submitted by Imran 26 on Tue, 30/01/2018 - 07:08

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Hello Sir, Kindly let me know which is the correct preposition in below sentences: 1- I am getting inside the car. 2- I am getting into the car. please also send me the link at this site for preposition section.
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Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 30/01/2018 - 08:03

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Hello Imran 26,

The correct preposition here in most contexts is 'into'. It is possible to use 'get inside' but it would suggest someone finding a way into a place they should not be allowed into, such as a thief or a spy.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Lakki on Sat, 27/01/2018 - 14:44

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Sir, I am not sure .But I think we can use "we will be having dinner at 8 '0' clock" instead of "I am going to be having dinner" at 8 '0' clock. Pls confirm.

Hello Lakki,

Yes, both sentences are grammatically correct and in most contexts there is probably no difference in meaning between them (other than the difference in subjects). You can see a bit more about the different forms used to talk about the future on our Future Plans page.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by foofighters12 on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 19:02

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I found that quite helpful.

Submitted by temo143 on Sat, 20/01/2018 - 00:26

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hi. I am from Georgia and want that practice and refine english language. please someone help me and contact me

Hello temo143,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! We have hours and hours of free resources for you to use as you please.

I'm afraid we don't provide personal tutoring, but please see our Getting started page for general advice on how to get started and our Frequently asked questions page for advice on how to get the most out of our site to improve specific skills (e.g. speaking).

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Submitted by Imran 26 on Tue, 02/01/2018 - 07:14

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Dear Sir, I am 28 years old. I am struggling to learn English since a long time ago, but I am still weak. Kindly let me know at my age , can I learn then use English as native speaker do? It feels to me that I am a mature age that's why I am weak to get English, some peoples say that If you learn English at early age of your childhood that you can Use English as native do. At maturity age to learn English is not good time.
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Submitted by Peter M. on Wed, 03/01/2018 - 07:18

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Hello Imran 26,

There is absolutely no reason why a person cannot learn a new language at any age, and there are many examples of people successfully learning new languages very late in life, so don't lose hope! The keys are having motivation and time, and both of these can be harder to find when you are a little older.

We have a section especially for people new to the site and/or to learning English. You can find it here and I think it will be very helpful for you to read. Please also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, where you can find advice on particular aspects of the language and the learning process.

Best wishes,

Peter

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Thank you Sir Peter for encourage me. I will definitely to hard work to use English as native speakers do. This site is really help full for us. Thank you British council.

Submitted by Yshc on Wed, 10/01/2018 - 08:37

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Hey, guy, don't be so pessimistic!:) Do you really reckon that 28 is the end of your life??? Come on!:) I'm nearly 45 and I've raised my English level from Elementary up to Advanced in just one year and a half (without living in an English speaking country - only the British Council classess in my country and work at home by myself). Of course, it wasn't easy. And it still need some time and efforts to further improve my Engish or, at least, to keep my current level. Just two points: hard work and everyday practice. And don't mind your age!:) Believe me - it isn't an obstacle:)

Submitted by SonuKumar on Tue, 02/01/2018 - 07:08

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Sir, what's the difference between I'm going to do or I'm going to be doing and where should they be used ? I've checked it out on internet already but, I didn't find a satisfactory answer.

Hello SonuKumar,

As with most forms with future meaning, the context is important here. However, the key difference in most contexts is as follows:

I'm going to have dinner at six o'clock.

I'm going to be having dinner at six o'clock.

The first sentence tells us that dinnner starts at six o'clock. The second sentence tells us that at six o'clock you will be in the process of having dinner. It may have only just begun or it may be nearly finished; this is not clear from the sentence.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by SonuKumar on Mon, 01/01/2018 - 15:07

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Sir, I Iost my Mom in 2010 because of her brain haemorrhage, since then I have to do loads of home task. But Even after that I have a strong interest in learning English. I have some schools near me but because of much work in home and after 10+2 I don't get time to go to some English teachers in schools and ask my questions related to English to them. I have some books but not many and high-standard. But I really want to learn English as much as possible by my whole heart. and In this situation, you've been really, really a great help to me and I hope you will continue to be so in future as well. Though I know I sometimes ask questions not relating to the material of English on this site but, as My English is improving, I'm trying to be limited according to this site rules yet thank you so much for responding us all users on the questions even not related to the material on this site. If we have distributed you and bothered you in any way please forgive us and In the once again you've been really a great help for all of us all long year. We expect you to be the same in this new year. with all respect wishing you a very very happy New year 2018. May God give everything you want.

Hello SonuKumar,

Thanks for your comment and we wish you a happy new year as well!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Mohsin Abbas on Sun, 06/09/2015 - 15:20

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where we can use through and from?what is difference between this?

Submitted by sarun_5007 on Sun, 06/09/2015 - 09:47

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Hi, Which one is correct sentence? I was completed my work or I completed my work Can you explain, when we have to use 'was' verb