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    • Other uses of pronouns Based on NEF Advanced, 1c Eva María Suárez Guillén
    • One and you They are both used to talk about people in general: You never know what people might say. One never knows what people might say.
    • One and you Which one do you think is more informal? YOU •
    • We It is used to talk about people in general, both including the speaker and the reader: We never know what is going to happen. Formal or informal?
    • They It is used to talk about people in general, usually people in authority:
    • They, them, their They can be used to refer to one person who may be male or female, instead of using he or she, his or her, etc. Everyone should know what they are doing.
    • Reflexive pronouns We don’t use reflexive pronouns with verbs like wash, shave, feel, relax, concentrate, etc. I don’t feel ok today.
    • Reflexive pronouns We use them when the subject and object of the sentence are the same: I was talking to myself. He bought it for himself.
    • Reflexive pronouns But we don’t use them after prepositions of place: We found everything behind ourselves. We found everything behind us.
    • Reflexive pronouns We can use them to emphasize the subject: Even though she’s just 13, she prepared dinner herself.
    • By + Reflexive pronouns They are used to mean alone, on your own: They are staying out by themselves. The child should be able to write his name by himself.
    • Reciprocal pronouns We use one each other or one another for reciprocal actions: A does the action to B, and B to A. They’ve known each other for ages. They’ve known one another for ages.
    • Structures with it It + be: It is used to talk about the time, weather, temperature and distance: It is five past ten.
    • Structures with it It + be + adjective: It is like a ‘preparatory’ subject before adjectives: It was great seeing you there. It is probable that you find him there.
    • Structures with it We don’t use it to talk about if people or things exist, we use there be instead: There used to be a cinema here. There is no police station in my town.
    • Structures with it There are more structures with it, but we are not going to study them today.