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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #56317: One/ They/ People....
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    One/ They/ People....


     One - They - People ... how to use them?

    When you are generally speaking of something or someone, use ONE, like in proverbs

    One never knows.

     

    When you speak in an informal way, use YOU

    You can't remain calm in such a situation.

     

    When you speak of your group of people, use WE

    We'll have our meals in this room.

     

    If you are not part of the group it is spoken about, use THEY

    In England they drink a lot of tea.

    Here English people will use WE, as they are part of the group.

     

    When it is a gossip or so, use PEOPLE

    People think she is going to get married.

    or passive voice :

    She is said to be going to get married.

    She is said to get married soon.

     

    When the person speaking is unknown, use SOMEONE or the PASSIVE VOICE

    Someone knocked at the door. 

    My car has been stolen.

     

    When you give a common advice, a common order, use TO BE + PASSIVE VOICE

    White wine is to be served with trout. 

     

       Exercise : choose the right word to complete the sentences.

     

     

    Here it is !...     You can take the placement test as well  test

     





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    1. arrived early yesterday morning and went to our hotel.
    2. has sent me a cheque but I don't know that person.
    3. drink beer in Ireland.
    4. How do say that in Spanish ?
    5. is believed to have succeeded in her exam.
    6. Tom ! are asked for on the phone !
    7. think you are on holiday because they haven't seen you for 3 days.
    8. have rebuilt the little church of our village.
    9. needs money to have a decent life.
    10. I am going to London with friends next month, are to meet at the airport.
    11. can't teach an old dog new tricks. Grandmother used to say that proverb.
    12. In France we drive on the right side of the road, and in England drive on the left side.








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