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Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. We often use them to avoid repeating the nouns that they refer to. Pronouns have different forms for the different ways we use them. 

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Hi Imran 26,

I would suggest our pages on count nouns and uncount nouns for those two. Collective nouns are words like 'team' or 'family' that refers to a group of people or things.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Imran 26,

Nouns are classified in different ways depending on how they are viewed. For example, if we look at the object that a noun refers to, perhaps the most basic classification would be concrete vs abstract, since one is physical and the other is not. But if we look at nouns in terms of morphology, one important distinction is count vs uncount nouns. Which of these ways is the correct way? I'm not sure we can talk about 'correct' here -- instead, I'd recommend thinking about which way will help your stuents.

I don't mean to confuse you further, but, just for example, see the Oxford Dictionary's Types of nouns page or this page from a university lecture on Noun classes to get an idea of what I mean. I think it might be good to ask yourself what you want your students to be able to do when they learn the different types of nouns and then make a decision from there.

I'm sorry not to give you a more definitive answer, but I hope this helps you.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

hi Sir,
In below sentences there are written as Monday through Thursday. I didn't make it sense why the writer says it like that.. I have read this in news paper.
"e-sports is part of the athletics department. Team members have access to athletic trainers and are put through light fitness training. Players attend practice Monday through Thursday, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., with an hour break for dinner."

Hi Imran 26,

'Monday through Thursday' means Monday and all the days between it and Thursday, i.e. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir,
I'm working in a corporate school as a English teacher for grad 5th to 7th. There are grammar books for academic curriculum; at the title of those books are written as English grammar skill book. At my student life I have learn the book in school was English Grammar and composition book. Sir please let me know whats the difference between the "composition book & skill books" ?

Hi Imran 26,

The titles of books are determined by publishers and by whatever traditions exist in a particular place, as it's important to meet the expectations of students and parents. In a British context, 'composition' refers only to writing, while 'skills' would describe all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Sir.

Hi
I think 'had' is the correct option. The sentence is in the reported speech, with a past tense reporting verb, 'said'. As such the reported part too should have a past tense verb.

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

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