29 Answered Questions for the topic pronouns
What is the subject of the following sentence reading and writing are Fred’s favorite thing to do
That tight hair of hern?
> Yes. If she'd just let that tight hair of **hern** all out loose andcareless-like, as it used ter be, and wear the sort of bunnits withposies in 'em, and the kind o' dresses all lace and white... more
What do you call "that" or "where"?
For words that sit as placeholders for other words (and introduce subordinate clauses), is there a name?For example,>The quick brown fox __that__ jumped over the lazy dog.>The man __who__... more
Pronoun immediately following its antecedent?
Is placing a pronoun immediately after its antecedent in a sentence valid grammar?Is there a term for this construction?Some examples are:* President Obama, he gave a speech last night.* The... more
When to use "me" or "myself"?
Which one is correct: >Someone like me... or > Someone like myself... Is "like myself" ever correct?
Can an independent clause have an implied (or null) subject?
I'm trying to determine whether a clause with an implied subject can be considered independent - specifically in the case of compound sentences. For example: "I was tired, but went to the party... more
I like it that vs. "I like that"?
I want to express the following: You are blaming me for your lack of concern and I like that (in a sarcastic way). Which one of the following sentences would be correct? > * I like it that your... more
La/Le assicuro ...', 'La/Le rassicuro ...': quali sono le forme corrette?
È più corretto dire '_Le assicuro che ..._' o '_La assicuro che ..._'?Supponiamo che si voglia esprimere contrarietà allorché qualcuno, nell'ambito di relazioni non confidenziali, affermi... more
Meaning of "non se ne parla"?
I recently saw this phrase on Facebook, and I got very confused, because shouldn't it be: > Si non ne parla?I know that (or at least I was told; correct me if I am wrong) in Italian, you say: ... more
Difference between "darsi del tu" and "del lei"?
In Italian there's the usage of "darsi del tu" (referring to your interlocutor in second person singular) and "darsi del lei" (using instead the feminine third person singular).What's the... more
Quando usare "egli", "ella", "esso", "essa", "essi", "esse" invece di "lui", "lei" o "loro"?
Non riesco a capire in quali situazioni è necessario o conveniente usare i pronomi "egli", "ella", "esso", "essa", "essi", "esse" invece di "lui", "lei" o "loro". Potreste spiegarmelo?
What does it mean when この is in front of a personal pronoun?
As in このオレさま and この僕も. I know the literal translation, but I never understood what the intent of it is.
Past participle and changing endings with auxiliary verb "avere"?
I have read many times that the endings of the past participle doesn't change when used in conjunction with the auxiliary verb "avere". However I am increasingly noticing that is is not the case.... more
the meaning of "Better off for it" and pronoun "they" from Stephen Hawking's article?
The quote is:> But we should have been wary of answering back (to the questions of aliens), until we have develop a bit further. Meeting a more advanced civilisation (aliens from other planets),... more
Is "a me mi" nowadays accepted a correct written language?
I remember when I was young that using "`a me mi`" was considered wrong.For example saying `a me mi piace giocare a calcio`.But I also remember that it was so largely used that it was made "legal"... more
See you all or "see you everyone"?
When leaving from work, how to say "see you" to colleagues? Which one is appropriate, "see you all" or "see you everyone"?
ESL text: "I notice similarities between myself and . . . ": Acceptable use of reflexive pronoun?
In an ESL class, a student asked a difficult question about the use of “myself” in the following sentence: > I notice similarities between myself and other people more than >... more
Why the single particle glielo?
One can write:*glielo* porto, *gliene* riferisco, *gliela* scaldo, ...but not:*lelo* porto, *mene* incolse, *tela* scaldo, ...Why *gli* is different in this respect? Where does this difference... more
Pronoun in English without specific referent?
Writing academic essays in English can be a daunting task for the EFL writer (my native language is German), but for me a very specific problem gives me headaches and leaves me sitting with a... more
What's the origin of the second-person 'we'?
I've often heard the phrase ***what do we have here*** to mean ***what do you have***. And also, recently, I've heard a teacher ask one of his students struggling with an assignment: ***do we have... more
The use of "ne" in a sentence?
I am confused by the use of object in the sentence.In the sentence> *Io me ne sono ricordato*What is the meaning of *me* or *ne*?
Is it recommended to use "we" in research papers?
Is it recommended to use "we" in research papers? If not, should I always use passive voice?
Style Question: Use of "we" vs. "I" vs. passive voice in a dissertation?
As I'm not a native speaker and just finishing my dissertation in Computer Science, I wonder what style I should be using.In German (my native tongue) most dissertations, school-books and... more
Describe a noun using "pronoun + verb" OR "-ing verb" after the noun?
So I was trying to google this, but I have no idea how to describe my question. I tried a few different keywords and still couldn't find the answer. Basically, I am wondering if there is any... more