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    I need help for Pronouns

    I try to understand pronouns in these days. If you can help me for the statements below, I would be gratfull.
    What I need is just confirmation if they are correct. If you have time, of course,
    you can comment on them. it will be precious for me.

    Thank you

    Distributive Pronouns


    Cash or credit card.You can use either
    Do not bring food or drink. Neither is allowed in airports
    Neither country has a comparative advantage
    Both are from Sweden.
    Both are so cute
    Both are from Nokia.
    There are three different species of that snake. Each is very dangerous
    Everything will be alright
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everyone is on holiday


    Quantity Pronouns

    They brought a bottle of apple juice and gave me some.
    Theseapples are delicious. You can take any
    I asked some questions and he answered all
    He ate all the bananas and apples. I ate none
    He has a lot of enemies. I haven’t many
    She has a lot of Money. I havent’ much
    I wanted some screws but he gave me only a few
    They have many cows. I have few
    She didn't have enough rice. That’s why she gave me a little
    I can't lend you anymoney. I have little


    Indefinite Pronouns

    I need someone/somebody to help me.
    Something is wrong on the internet.
    All have arrived
    Nothing goes as planned.
    There is nobody/ no one at home.
    Everything is illuminated.
    Everybody likes that song.
    No one is perfect.





    Last edited by samuel beckett; 27-Feb-2013 at 00:02.

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    Re: I need help for Pronouns

    Part 1:

    I try to understand pronouns in these days. If you can help me for the statements below, I would be grateful.
    What I need is just confirmation if they are correct. If you have time, of course,
    you can comment on them. it will be precious for me.

    Thank you

    Distributive Pronouns


    Cash or credit card.You can use either
    Do not bring food or drink. Neither is allowed in airports

    Neither country has a comparative advantage
    Both are from Sweden.
    Both are so cute
    Both are from Nokia.
    There are three different species of that snake. Each is very dangerous
    Everything will be alright
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everyone is on holiday

    All of the distributive group are fine.


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    Re: I need help for Pronouns

    Quantity Pronouns

    They brought a bottle of apple juice and gave me some.
    Theseapples are delicious. You can take any

    Any doesn't really work here. How about "You can take as many as you want." That's what I'd say.

    I asked some questions and he answered
    them all.
    He ate all the bananas and apples. I ate none
    He has a lot of enemies. I havenít many
    .
    She has a lot of Money. I haventí much
    .It's fine, but in AmE we would tend to say I don't have much or I haven't got much. I must leave it to our British colleagues to anser for the case of BrE.
    I wanted some screws but he gave me only a few
    They have many cows. I have few
    .
    She didn't have enough rice. Thatís why she gave me
    only a little.Better with the insertion.
    I can't lend you any money. I have little
    .Again, in America we would tend to say I don't have much.

    Indefinite Pronouns

    I need someone/somebody to help me.
    Something
    is wrong on the internet.
    All have arrived.
    Everyone or everybody has arrived is more natural.
    Nothing goes as planned.
    There is nobody/ no one at home.
    Everything is illuminated
    .
    Everybody likes that song.
    No one is perfect.



    Don't forget the .

    Answer broken into two parts because of system limitations.
    Last edited by probus; 27-Feb-2013 at 04:27.

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    Re: I need help for Pronouns

    Don't forget the .? :(

    Answer broken into two parts because of system limitations.


    These apples are delicious. You can take any

    Any doesn't really work here. How about "You can take as many as you want." That's what I'd say.
    You mean by "any doesnt work" that the sentence is wrong ? Sure, your sentense ( You can take as many as you want) is better. Would you comment on both sentence below gramatically please. And if you can tell me why it doesnt work, l would be grateful.

    you can take any
    you can take as many as you want

    Thank you









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