Podcast #22 The Indefinite Use of THEY

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Indefinite Words

I talked with my parents last night. They are not very happy.

She bought three chairs. They were very expensive.

Look at those mountains.  They are so beautiful.

They say it’s going to rain tonight.

They eat a lot of fish in Japan.

They don’t let you bring food into the theater.

There was a fire at the university.

They had a fire at the university.

Smoking is not allowed in that restaurant.

They don’t allow smoking in that restaurant.

I have heard that airfares are going up.

They say that airfares are going up.

The staff in that store are not very pleasant.

They are not very pleasant in that store.

People eat dinner very late in Spain.

They eat dinner very late in Spain.

The road was closed because of the storm.

They closed the road because of the storm.

Outdoor fires are going to be banned.

They are going to ban outdoor fires.

Will this bridge ever be repaired?

Will they ever repair this bridge?

Someone from the bank will call you.

They will call you from the bank.

A terrorist was arrested in Rome.

They arrested a terrorist in Rome.

The prices in that store are low.

They have low prices in that store.

My car was recalled because of a steering problem.

They recalled my car because of a steering problem.

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