• English grammar
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  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
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  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Depending on their category they are used to talk about people in a general manner and allow for generic interpretation.

    In English we can distinguish four types of impersonal pronouns: it, there, one, they

    1. It pronoun

    The impersonal pronoun "It" is the most widely used neutral form in English that can refer to either things, animals, or weather/time/dates.

    Examples:

    • It is cold here.
    • It is Wednesday.
    • It snowed in Chicago last week, it was very pretty.
    • It's half past 3.

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    2. There pronoun

    When used as a pronoun it is meant to introduce a noun or an expression. It's most common placement is at the beginning of the sentence.

    Examples:

    • There's something in the dark.
    • There's nothing wrong with that.
    • There is a new tenant in the building.
    • There are so many opportunities there. 

    Warning: Be mindful when using their, there, they’re. Their writing and verbal sound might be similar, however, their meaning is different. 

      When Example
    There It introduces a situation There is a plane landing at 7:30.
    Their It introduces a possessive form, always followed by a noun Their plane is landing at 7:30.
    They're It is a contraction of "They are" They're landing at 7:30

    3. One pronoun

    One is a gender-neutral pronoun that is used for generalization without referring to one specific individual. It is more commonly used in British English as opposed to American English where it is considered very formal. 

    Warning: If one begins the expression with one then one must continue with it to preserve a consistent sentence structure. 

    Examples:

    • One's experiences shape one's character.
    • One is happy to be of service.
    • One does not just do that.
    • One should never be mean.

    enlightenedInteresting fact: To avoid confusion in American English verbally and in writing one is often replaced by you which holds an identical meaning in a less formal delivery. 

    4. They pronoun

    It is similar to one as both are gender-neutral pronouns when used as an impersonal pronoun. They is used to talk about a wide group of people in a generic manner such as countries, institutions, unknown/unspecified groups, authorities. 

      When Example
    Personal pronoun Talking about a  specific group Radostina and Petya work for our company. They are from Bulgaria.
    Impersonal pronoun Talking in general They opened a great new sushi restaurant in Ghent.

    Impersonal pronouns examples:

    • They drive on the right side in Romania.
    • In American restaurants, they are supposed to welcome you with a glass of water as soon as you arrive.
    • They love spicy food in Mexico.