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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.



Dear Sir,
Kindly let me know about "Acronyms", is that use for slang language or it could also use in polite way. Also explain that its for Britine English or is that colloquial English of other countries like USA, Australia & Canada. Also let me know we could use it in written or speech both term?

Hello Imran 26,

It is fine to use acronyms in both formal and informal speech and writing and you will hear, for example, acronyms like 'USA', 'the UN' and 'the EU' used very widely. Problems only really arise when the acronyms are not so widely known or when a person uses too many as the speech then becomes hard to follow and sounds more like jargon than normal language.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
which one is correct and what's the difference between them:
A: I am coming home right now.
B: I'm coming home right now.
C: Am coming home right now.

Hello iphie,

A and B are correct. B is just a shorter ('contracted') form of A. C is used sometimes in speech, but it's not really correct in standard English.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir,
My friend said to me "dude, get your sh*t together and take a hint."
Sir, I couldn't make her sense what did she say, is that correct above sentence.

Hello Imran,

It sounds as if your friend wants you to put your thoughts in order ('get yourself together') so that you can understand an indirect message ('hint') that someone is giving you.

This is quite informal and also fairly strong language. One of the words isn't really used in polite speech, which is why there is an asterisk (*) in it instead of the letter 'i'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hei, I have problems understanding how to use the possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives. Which sentence is correct in these pairs:
A: Greta is a friend of her, or B: Greta is a friend of hers?
A: Joan is not a friend of him, or B:Joan is not a friend of his?
A: Charles is a friend of them, or B: Charles is a friend of theirs?
A: Lee and Michael are friends of us, or B: Lee and Michael are friends of ours?

Hello, As you see by the name itself, possessive pronouns substitute the pronoun, as long as the possessive adjectives you need always a name after it. as it is known that adjective describes the name. the correct answer in these sentences would be the possessive pronouns. if you use possessive adjectives you have to change for example Greta is her friend. in these sentences you have even objects pronouns that substitute the object.

Hello Solveig,

In all four sentences, B is the correct option. You might want to take a look at our possessives section for more information on how to use different possessive forms.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team