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    them or it?

    Hello! i know its very simple but kinda confused... shall i say...
    i have a lot of cleaning to do but I have no time
    ~ to do it?
    or
    ~to do them?
    which one is right? IT or THEM?

    thanks!

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    Re: them or it?

    You have no time to do it.
    'Cleaning' in an uncountable noun, so you use the pronoun 'it'.
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    Re: them or it?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeighS View Post
    You have no time to do it.
    'Cleaning' in an uncountable noun, so you use the pronoun 'it'.
    Inside English
    Thanks! so if uncountable noun it should be it, right? countable is them?


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    Re: them or it?

    Quote Originally Posted by supermommy View Post
    Thanks! so if uncountable noun it should be it, right? countable is them?

    one more thing... is it same thing on these and this?

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    Re: them or it?

    Hi Supermommy-

    To sum up:
    it =Singular countable nouns (animal, chair....)
    it =uncountable nouns (there is no singular/plural as they're uncountable already) example cleaning, money, time
    They / them = Plural countable nouns (animals, chairs....)

    This (it)
    These (they /them)
    That (it)
    Those (they / them)

    I hope this helps

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