Category: pronouns

one (subject)

Point 91 in PRONOUNS is defined as: ‘ONE’ as a generic personal pronoun in the subject position to mean people in general. A search in iWeb corpus for . one_p _v we get the following: There are only 2 examples in the first 2000 texts in PELIC: 1 . ONE IS 49191 1713,ei2,Chinese,Female,115,4,w,148,1,522 There are […]

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WE | US (people in general)

Point 90 in the category of PRONOUNS / generic is defined as: ‘we’ and ‘us’ to refer to people in general. This is a point that requires manual searching in the corpora for the ‘usage’ definition to be met.  A search for we|us in iWeb is not possible because they are such common words. The complexity […]

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each | either | enough | neither | several

Point 89 in the category of PRONOUNS/  quantity is defined as: ‘each’, ‘either’, ‘enough’, ‘neither’, ‘several’ as subject and object pronouns. Two examples from PELIC B2/C1 students: subject pronoun object pronoun Although these vocabulary items are easy to find, they usually are not acting as subjects or objects.  This makes finding more information about the […]

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