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    #1

    they

    1) Can I use they as the plural form of toys, corn chips, tables?

    eg. a) I bought some corn chips for May. May said they were very crispy.

    b) The tables are new and they are set nicely with table cloths.
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    2) Can I use they as the plural form of inserts and animals?

    eg. a) There are a lot of ants in the kitchen. They are in brown colour.

    b) Tim's dogs are sick & they are under good care from Tim.
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    Tks / ju

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    Re: they

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) Can I use they as the plural form of toys, corn chips, tables?

    eg. a) I bought some corn chips for May. May said they were very crispy.

    b) The tables are new and they are set nicely with table cloths.
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    2) Can I use they as the plural form of inserts and animals?

    eg. a) There are a lot of ants in the kitchen. They are brown in colour.

    b) Tim's dogs are sick & they are getting/receiving good care from Tim.
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    Tks / ju
    Yes, 'they' is correctly used. I have made a couple of corrections in your sentences.

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    #3

    Re: they

    It's probably insects, not inserts, unless you're a zoologically inclined postman.

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