Who or Which or That?

People often confuse Who or Which or That and when they start to talk about when to use them, grammarians and supposedly learned people often talk rubbish. Take these sentences for example: The guy who stole your wallet was an actor. The guy that stole your wallet was...

Who vs Whom in English Grammar

Who vs Whom often comes up and sometimes causes confusion. This article explains the difference between these two. Who and whom are both pronouns‏‎ and while they mean the same thing (a person or group of people) they are grammatically different. Subjects vs Objects...

Gender Neutral Pronouns in English Grammar

Life would sound a bit repetitive without pronouns: Brian got up. Brian washed Brian. Later Brian went out. Brian got in Brian’s car and drove off. Change a person’s name into a personal pronoun and it all gets a little easier on the ear: Brian got up. He...

Indefinite Pronouns in English Grammar

Indefinite Pronouns replace nouns or people or things that are not clearly specified. Some like it hot. Some who? Some what? Some people? Some animals? Some planets? Someone knocked at the door. We don’t know who it is. We just heard a knock and assume it is a person....

Pronouns in English Grammar

Pronouns are a closed group of words which can be used in place of nouns in a sentence‏‎. We replace nouns that are repeated with pronouns so instead of saying: William took the ball and then William kicked the ball. We say: William took the ball and then he kicked...