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