Can I use they for one person?
According to standard grammar, “they” and its related forms can only agree with plural antecedents. “They” most often turns singular in common usage when its antecedent is considered generic, not referring to a single known person.
What kind of pronoun is they?
|Person||Subjective Case||Possessive Pronouns|
|Third Person Singular||he/she/it||his/hers/its|
|First Person Plural||we||ours|
|Second Person Plural||you||yours|
|Third Person Plural||they||theirs|
Where is them used?
Them is used to refer to the object of a clause. In other words, it usually represents the group of people or things that have ‘experienced’ the action described by the verb, and refers back to two or more people or things that were mentioned earlier: I’ve bought some apples. I’ll put them on the table.
Can them be used for objects?
It is absolutely fine to use them/they/their to refer to inanimate objects. Them/they are pronouns used for plural nouns. It’s got nothing to do with being a living thing.
Can we use this for non living things?
But since modern English doesn’t have different possessive pronoun for nonliving beings, we can use whose for both people and objects. In fact, Merriam-Webster says, “The notion that ‘whose’ may not properly be used of anything except persons is a superstition”.
How can I master grammar in English?
- 11 Steps To Master English Grammar On Your Own.
- Choose your learning base.
- Start with the subject you don’t know or from the very beginning.
- Study the rules.
- Retell the rules to yourself.
- Do the exercises.
- Learn what you have to learn by heart — use spaced repetition and active recall testing for better results.