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

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Sir , I have a confusion with the tense order of these sentences:
They are supposed to be written in past tense or past continuous.
•She said that they were moving (move) to Canada soon.
•Did you know (know)where Vijay lives? He said he was coming (come) back home today.

Hello Amrita,

The verb forms in those sentences are all correct. 'were moving' and 'was coming' are past continuous and 'did ... know' is past simple. Well done!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir,
Kindly let me know about Diphthongs & Vowel, citing with their difference.

Hello Imran 26,

This is a difficult thing to explain well in writing, but briefly a diphthong is a sound produced by combining two or more vowels. To learn more, I'd recommend you take a look at the BBC's The Sounds of English page, where there are lots of videos that demonstrate the sounds. Start with one of the vowels pages and I expect this difference will be explained in more detail.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, Sometimes I get confused badly when I see the addictive more with the and it is used double in two sentences with The like-
"The more money they have the more they want" or "The more you read the more You will be familiar with the spellings of English words" Now The problem is that I think these sentences could be made like this as well-
"They want as much money as they have" or "You will be familiar with the spellings of English words as much as you read" Is it right ? And I also think that the same thing can't be applied if two comparative adjective are unlike like the harder and the earlier unlike the more and the more is it right ? and can it always be done with "the more and the more" I mean is "the more and the more interchangeable with as much as" always ?

Hello SonuKumar,

The meaning here is a little different to what you suggest.

The more they have, the more they want means that they are never satisfied. More money just makes them more greedy.

The more you read the more you will be familiar with the spelling of English words means that reading always improves your knowledge of this; increasing reading increases knowledge.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Mr. Kirk! Could you tell me please how I can say the phrase: "I would hate for her to have to go there." in British English? In American English, the invinitive construction with the preposition "for" may follow such verbs as "Hate", "Like" and some others. But in British English, this construction "for her to have to go" cannot be replaced after the verbs "hate" and "like" in a sentence. In British English, these verbs may have "Complex Object" after themselves, but not such an infinitive construction as "for her to have to go". So... In American English, it sounds like: "I would hate for her to have to go there". What about British? "I would hate her to have to go there"? Or maybe "I wouldn't want her to have to go there"? Or some another option? Tell me please where I'm wrong.

Hello Dennis.Nov,

I am from the UK and I can tell you that it's perfectly fine to form a sentence like 'I would hate for her to have to go there' in British English. It is quite a formal construction but in no way incorrect.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Peter! Thanks a lot for your answer to my question.

So... Can the verbs "hate" and "like" really have such infinitive constructions with the preposition "for" in British English? What about this sentence: "They would hate for me to have to stay home tomorrow"? Is this correct, but it just sounds formal? How can I say this in an informal way? "They would hate me to have to stay home tomorrow?". Right?

Hello Dennis.Nov,

That sentence is perfectly fine, yes, and it is quite formal as you say. I think the most common way to say this in a less formal way would be to use a conditional form:

Formal: They would hate for me to have to stay home tomorrow.

Less formal: They would hate it if I had to stay home tomorrow.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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