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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Sir,
A Student belongs to a university distinguish me about IT & Software Engineering like that way; " IT guys does the developing work while the
Software Engineers does the programming job"
I could make sense with it why did she use " while" in this sentence.

Hello Imran,

In this sentence, 'while' means 'but', which is one of several meanings of this word (if you follow the link, you'll see the definition and examples for this meaning, but if you move up and down the page you will see the others). Please note that in this sentence, the verb should be 'do' instead of 'does', since 'IT guys' and 'software sngineers' are plural subjects.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,
In school time I have read different kinds of noun like,abstract noun,materials noun & other. but I haven't found such kind of noun here.
Please let me know the purpose. thank you.

Hi Imran,

Our grammar covers what its author (Dave Willis) thought were the most essential points learners need to become proficient speakers. It is not a comprehensive grammar -- a complete grammar of English would be very large and would not really fulfil the purpose of our site.

The Wikipedia and Cambridge Dictionary websites are good places to begin checking some topics such as the ones you mention. For example, the Wikipedia Noun page has a section on abstract and concrete nouns and the Cambridge Dictionary page on Nouns also explains this to some degree.

If you have any specific questions about a particular point, please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
I have no concept how to appropriate use of "while" & "during".
Please let me sense of it.

Hello Imran26,

The meanings of 'while' and 'during' are very similar. Both describe the time within an ongoing activity or state. The difference is that each is followed by a different form.

After 'while' we need a clause with a subject and a verb, or else a present participle (-ing form):

I saw him while I was working.

I saw him while working.

 

After 'during' we need a noun:

I saw him during the meeting.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Sir Peter.

Thanks a lot. ☺️

Hello
In the direct speech, if the statement is: She said, "Our brother has left", what "our" will be changed into in the indirect reporting? Will it be "their brother..." or "her brother...? Please also explain the reason therefor.

Thanks

Hello Adya's,

If the person reporting is a brother or sister then they can still use 'our'. If the person is not a brother or sister of the person who left then 'their' would be the best choice, since 'our' tells us that there are at least three brothers and sisters in the original group. 'Her' would be grammatically correct and would only tell the listener about the speaker and the brother's relationship, not that there are more of them.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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