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Questions tagged [pronouns]

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase.

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Choice between “they and ” them“ in ”…instead of they/them waiting for him to come."?

The boys visited their uncle instead of____waiting for him to come. 1)The boys visited their uncle instead of they waiting for him to come. 2)The boys visited their uncle instead of them waiting ...
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using “it” in this sentence

I'm confused about using pronouns in sentences. In this sentence: The control plane acts as a middleware and through its global view of all devices, .... can play an important role in improving ...
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A problem regarding superfluous constructions

There is a sentence that I found in an editorial. Victory in Baghouz will also mean the IS’s territorial caliphate is shattered. According to cambridge dictionary meaning of caliphate is an ...
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“Only me” or “Only I” (is working today)

Which is correct? Only me is working today? Only I is working today? Which of these should I use? Or neither?
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Is it “it” or “they” in this case?

"budgeting and increasing revenue are important but it could harm..." Does this sentence work with the prono
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Children and spouses of people who prefer music that was popular twenty years ago

Children and spouses of people who prefer music that was popular twenty years ago are idiots. Here the pronoun who refers to what? Is it children and spouses of "people who prefer music that was ...
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Does “the one side” make sense?

Color one side of the plate in blue and the other side in red, and then draw a picture on the one side. I would like to know whether the usage of "the one side" in the sentence above I created is ...
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Who OR which dilemma

Having no amount of choices and hence availing of "what" we can ask: 1) What flamethrower do you want? Having some listed amount we will use "which": 2) Which one of these flamethrowers do you ...
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Can I paraphrase “none” into “no one” in this context?

Mio had no money, and Pat also had none. Can I paraphrase that into this? Mio had no money, and Pat also had no one.
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Question structure for possessive pronoun [closed]

My paper is ready. I want to make this sentence into a question. In my view, it would be Is my paper ready? Is it correct according to English grammar? It might be correct but I need a reference....
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This and that difference

Are this and that both used to refer the thing/person/situation just mentioned or not?please help me in this or that. E.g, Two persons are talking about a man. That/this man is not on the spot. The ...
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They vs all of them

Which one is correct or both? 1.They are brilliant student. 2.All of them are brilliant student. 3.My uncle has three sons who work in the same office. 4.My uncle has three sons all of ...
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Does “A is smaller than each of B and C” sound natural?

A, B, and C have different sizes. Specifically, A is smaller than B and is also smaller than C. In this case, which sentence sounds most natural and accurate?: A is smaller than each of B and C....
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What is the correct pronouns to refer to “some”?

In the following sentence: Some have a headache today. I would like to express it using a pronoun. For example: Some have pain in their head today. However, I'm not sure what is the correct ...
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She's someone's sister vs. She's someones' sister

I recently found on a website a picture from a gathering. An individual had a sign saying She's someone's sister. As a non-native English speaker, I'm wondering why isn't She's someones' sister the ...
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Pronoun Problem

1)Unless two or more members object to him joining the club , we shall have to accept the application for membership. My book said him must be replaced by her/his because gerund is followed by ...
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Relative Pronoun Problem

This is the flyover whose inauguration was done by the transport minister. This is the flyover inauguration of which was done by the transport minister. why 2. is correct??
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Do we use them when we don't know the gender of the speaker? [duplicate]

If I see an old person, I will help (him - them - both are correct). This could be silly. However I don't know whether to choose him or them or both.
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Use of the pronoun “its”

Considering the following sentence: The availability of alcoholic beverages and the exposure to alcoholic beverages media is high in urban areas. I would like to know if it is grammatically ...
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What does “thee thine” mean?

But we awaited thee every morning, took from thee thine overflow and blessed thee for it. Found this in Thomas Common's 1909 translation of Friedrich Nietzche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra and I was ...
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nominative or objective pronoun?

The man, along with he and they, chopped down the tree. or The man, along with him and them, chopped down the tree. I think it's the first one, but I'm not sure why. Thanks!!
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Is “Did you return ALL” a grammartically correct sentece?

I would like to ask a question regarding the use of all. I found the following sentence over Duolingo French cource: Est-ce que tu as tout rendu ? The translation is the following: Did you ...
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What's the correct pronoun

Can I say I left the documents on your desk, take them Or should I say I left the documents on your desk, take it Thanks in advance
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Little Betty Blue :Give her another

I read this Mother Goose the other day. Little Betty Blue Lost her holiday shoe: Give her another To match the other And then she may walk in two In the third line,is it possible to replace "another" ...
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the category of “as” here?

I looked up the word “as” in my dictionary and got three categories of it: prep. conj. and adv. However, in the following sentence, I think the word “as” possesses the attribute of “noun” or “pronoun”...
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Can I use a person's name instead of the pronoun “you”?

When talking to someone, can I use their name in place of "you"? Is this only used when talking a certain way (e.g. to children)? Or is this not done in English at all? Example: Ann is talking ...
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Explain why “Who is she playing the piano?” is incorrect

A teacher asked me this question and I am having a hard time finding a simple way to explain it for her to share with her students. I`m looking for the easiest way to explain it to her because she ...
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The differences between They and You/One/We?

What is the difference between those 2 groups mentioned in the title? Examples: 1 One says you are immortal. They say you are immortal You say you are immortal. 2 They say you've ...
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When to use what

It is correct to say What FRIENDS were you hanging out with ? What AMERICAN AUTHOR wrote series of books about a .....? I find t weird to ask these questions but I read it in a book.
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Relative pronoun that

I was doing a composition and I had to use the relative pronoun in the pair of sentences. This is the path. He came by this path. And its answer was This is the path by which he came. ...
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Is number before a noun pronoun

I'd like to know if a number before a noun is considered as a pronoun as well. For examples, "2 persons", "5 cars", and so on.
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Ve and vis pronouns and possessives in a book

I'm reading "On the steel breeze" by Alistar Reynolds. For a character named Travertine, he uses "ve" instead of "he" and "vis" instead of "his". This is a passage using "ve": Travertine's a ...
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Use of subjective or objective case [duplicate]

It is not good for you and (I/me) to be seen together. What is proper grammar: I or me?
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“These” or “those” (or perhaps neither of them)?

From an English Reading test: '[...] Think of an interview as a highly focused professional conversation. You should spend the limited amount of time you have learning about the employer's needs ...
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“The first, it is” or “First, it is”?

In the following sentence, Does the "the" article come before the "first" word? I have two reasons for my claim. The first, it is . . .
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Relative pronoun

Relative pronoun that is usually preceded by its own object For instance - All that glitters is not gold. But if I say All is not gold that glitters It seems to me a bit odd, is it?
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Do I have to repeat possessive pronouns in a list?

Would it be okay to write: Nevertheless, we will analyze it because of its straightforward computation, prevalence in research and lack of qualitatively different results with other measures. or ...
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'What' followed by 'which' [closed]

The present article is a brief report of observations and should not be taken as a comprehensive guideline for what conditions are deemed treatable by doctors and which are not. Your thoughts on ...
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What does it refer to in the passage?

What does it refer to in the passage? Does it refer to U.S. electoral college? States that are teetering between parties are called "swing states." In the past four election cycles, Ohio and ...
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“it happens” or “that happens” in context?

Which pronount will be more appropriate to use in the following context? If you neglect technique during the squate, it may cost several days weeks off because of a high possibility of injury. It/...
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Can a pronoun refer to a non-specific noun?

For example: A professor said that he loves teaching. Is it possible for "he" to refer to "a professor"?
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Any difference between “That would be mine” and “It would be mine”?

In a movie scene, a lady is with 3 others and are chatting. Suddenly, the lady finds a piece of hair on the ground. She picks it up and holds it in her hand and asks 3 others. - "Hmmm, whose hair is ...
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There's no point of My/Me staying here?

There's no point of ( me / my ) staying here anymore. In grammar class, they taught me to use me for the Subject of the Gerund in a case like the one above, which me being the Object of the ...
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Converting Direct Speech to Indirect Speech - “Our” to “Their”

Today, my teacher gave me a few rules on changing direct speech to indirect speech. One of the rules was - 1) Change pronouns - "Our" changes to "Their". After this I was given an exercise. I was ...
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What do you think “they” refers to here?

This is from part of a text in an English learners’ textbook published in Japan. I am Shusei Yamada, a photojournalist. I drove around the world with an eco-friendly car named “Vasco-5.” The car ...
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“it is impossible” or “that is impossible”?

Tell me please if there is any difference between it and that in the following context. Person 1: Last week I bench-pressed 150 kilos. Person 2: It/that is not impossible because the week ...
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What does the word “it” refer to in this context?

'Crookshanks doesn't understand it's wrong!' said Hermione, her voice shaking. 'All cats chase rats, Ron!' 'There's something funny about that animal!' said Ron, who was trying to persuade a ...
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Usage of double “your” in “what is your favourite place in your hometown?”

Is this question correct? what is your favourite place in your hometown? It’s confusing because a double ‘your’ seems wrong
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“If it helps you” or “that helps you”

I would like to reply to my friend that I can help him later tomorrow. I’m not sure, how big difference it is between these two sentences. I’m free from 8, if that helps or I’m free from 8, if ...
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Correct form of pronoun I [duplicate]

There is a sentence in my book It was me that raised the alarm I am completely confused with this construction. "I" is used with it but here "me" is placed. Second confusion is "who" is used ...