Frequently asked questions
In this part, we will look at some of the problematic areas about pronouns, their functions and their differences in usage.
I vs. Me
'I' and 'me' are both words that mean the same thing, but each one must be used in a different circumstance. To know about this issue, start here.
Me vs. Myself
'Me' and 'myself' both are objects, and both refer to the same person, but they cannot be used in place of one another. Let's see.
I vs. Myself
Do you know what is the difference between 'I' and 'Myself'? They are both pronouns, both refer to the same person. But they are not interchangeable. Why?
You Singular or Plural
For 2nd person singular and plural, formal or informal, we only have one pronoun in English today. So aren't you curious to know how do we tell the difference?
You vs. Yourself
'Yourself' is a second person singular reflexive pronoun, 'you' is the second person personal pronoun both singular and plural. Can they be interchangeable?
He vs. Him
Which one is grammatically correct? 'I invited his parents, his girlfriend and he?' or 'I invited his parents, his girlfriend and him?' Let's find out!
He vs. His
'He' and 'his' are two examples of gender-specific words in the English language. One is a personal pronoun, the other is a possessive determiner and pronoun.
He and I or Him and I
'He and I' or 'Him and I'? Is one of them the correct choice? Or they are both wrong? Let's find out.
She vs. He
As you might've known already, 'he' and 'she' are the only gender-specific personal pronouns in the English language. Here, we'll explain them in more detail.
She and I vs. She and Me
What is the difference between 'she and I' and 'she and me'? Can we use both options? Or none of them is correct? Let's find out!
It vs. This
'It' and 'this' are both pronouns, but they are not synonymous. Here, we will discuss their similarities and differences.
It vs. They
'It' and 'they' are both personal pronouns. If you want to know what are their uses and functions under different circumstances, don't waste another second!
It vs. Them
'It' and 'They' are both pronouns, but what is the difference between 'it' and 'they'? Here we will discuss the differences and similarities of the two.
He vs. They
What should we choose when we do not want to be explicit about gender specificity? Well, in this lesson, you will learn about the new pronoun in English!
She vs. They
In writing academically or speaking formally, it is important that you don’t distinguish between genders. Here we will learn how!
She vs. Her
'She' and 'her' are both pronouns that are used to refer to nouns describing female persons and animals. To know their similarities and differences, click here!
It vs. He and She
'It', 'she', and 'he' are personal pronouns that show person and number. 'He' and 'she' also show gender. Read this article to know these three pronouns.
We vs. Us
'We' is a subject pronoun used as the subject of sentences. 'Us' is an object pronoun used as an object in a sentence. But can they be interchangeable?
We vs. They
'We are the working class.' 'They are the upper class'. We use 'we' to refer to a group we feel belonged to and use 'they' when we feel a social distance.
Singular They: Is or Are
'Singular they' is a relatively new personal pronoun that has been introduced in modern English. It's singular, but are we suppose to use singular verbs or not?
They vs. Them
'They' and 'them' are both third-person plural pronouns and refer to plural nouns. But what is their main difference? Let's find out!
They, Singular or Plural
Is 'They' a singular or a plural pronoun? The answer to this question used to be so easy. We would've said yes. But it's more complicated than that.
They vs. Their
'They' and 'them' are both refer to a group of people, but they function differently in a sentence because they take different grammatical roles.
They vs. These or Those
'These' and 'Those' are called plural demonstratives. We use them as determiners and pronouns. But are they interchangeable with the plural pronoun 'they'?
This vs. That
'This' and 'that' are singular demonstratives. 'This' is used to point to a noun being close to us and 'that' is used to refer to something far from us.
This vs. These
'This' and 'these' are both demonstratives. They point to a specific noun in a sentence. Here we will briefly look at their similarities and differences.
That vs. Which
In the English language, we have three main relative pronouns: who, which, that. Here, we will discuss the similarities and differences between the last two.
That vs. Those
'That' and 'those' are both demonstratives. They point to a specific noun in a sentence. Here we will briefly look at their similarities and differences.
That vs. Who or Whom
'Who', 'whom', and 'that' are all relative pronouns. Two of them are used as a subject and one of them is the object. If you want to which is which, read this!
These vs. Those
These/those are the plural forms of this/that. They're called demonstratives. We use them to identify specific persons or things close to or far from us.
Them vs. These or Those
'These' and 'Those' are called plural demonstratives. They can be subjects or objects. 'Them' is an object pronoun. So, can they be interchangeable?
Those Days or These Days
What is the correct choice, 'one of these days' or 'one of those days'? Are they both correct but mean the same thing? Or Do they have different meanings?
One and Ones
'One' and 'ones' are impersonal pronouns in English. They're used in place of previously mentioned nouns to avoid repetition.
One vs. You
If we want to talk about people in general, can we say, 'You must be responsible toward the environment' or 'one must be responsible toward the environment?'
Mine vs. My Own
'This is a duty of mine'. 'This is a duty of my own.' Which one of these sentences do you think is correct? Can we use both of them? What is the difference?
Mine vs. Mine's
'My' is the possessive adjective and 'mine' is the possessive pronoun, but what grammatical category does "mine's" fall under? Let's find out!
His vs. He's
"His" and "He's" have somewhat similar pronunciations, but different meanings or spelling. So what is their difference?
His or Her vs. Their
In the modern day and age, writers are looking for ways to write generic sentences without using gender-based pronouns. One of the ways is to use 'their'.
Its vs. It's
What is the difference between "its" and "it's"? How can we use each of them? Are they the same thing? Here, we will discuss the differences between them.
Its vs. Their
Can we replace 'its' with 'their'? If yes, when can we do this? To know if they are truly interchangeable or not, don't waste another minute and read this part.
Its vs. His or Hers
Can we use 'its' instead of 'his' or 'hers'? If so, when? Are they truly interchangeable? To understand more about these pronouns, read this part.
Ours vs. Us
What is the difference between 'ours' and 'us'? They are both pronouns. They are both first-person plurals. But they are of different categories of pronouns.
Ours vs. Ourselves
What is the difference between 'ours' and 'ourselves'? 'He's a friend of ours,' or 'He's a friend of ourselves'. Which of these two sentences is correct?
His vs. Him
We have different kinds of pronouns in English grammar, for example, subject, object, possessive, impersonal, etc. Here, we will discuss two masculine pronouns.
Ours vs. Theirs
'Ours' and 'Theirs' are both what we call possessive pronouns. They are used to refer to something or someone belonging to or associated with us or others.
Mine, Pronoun or Adjective?
In this part, we will discuss the word 'mine' in the English language. We'll see its part of speech, uses, and functions in a sentence.
Yours vs. Your's
'Yours sincerely' or 'Your's sincerely'? Which one do you think is correct? Here, we will discuss the second-person possessive pronoun in the English language.
Hers vs. Her's
'A friend of hers' or 'a friend of her's?' Which one do you think is the correct choice? In this part, we will discuss the possessive pronoun 'hers'.
Ours vs. Our's
'a friend of ours' or 'a friend of our's?' Which one do you think is the correct choice? In this part, we will discuss the possessive pronoun 'ours'.
Theirs vs. Their's
Which one do you think is correct? Here, we will discuss the third-person plural possessive pronoun in the English language.
Theirs vs. Them
What is the difference between 'them' and 'theirs?' 'Theirs' is the third person plural possessive pronoun. 'Them' is a third-person pronoun. What else?
Theirs vs. Their
What is the difference between 'theirs' and 'their'? They're both pronouns. They're both third-person plurals. But they are of different categories of pronouns.
Theirs vs. There's
"Theirs" and "There's" have pretty similar pronunciations, but have different meanings and functions. To learn about their difference, read this part.
Anybody vs. Somebody
'Anybody' and 'somebody' are indefinite pronouns that refer to people without saying exactly who they are. Here, we will discuss 'anybody' and 'somebody'.
Anybody vs. Nobody
Both 'anybody' and 'nobody' are what we call indefinite pronouns in the English language. But what is their difference? Are they interchangeable?
Anybody vs. Any Body
'Anybody' is an indefinite pronoun. But what about 'any body?' Is 'any body' correct? If so, what does it mean? Here, we will discuss these two words.
Anybody vs. Everybody
What is the difference between the two indefinite pronouns of 'anybody' and 'everybody'? In this part, we will go through their meanings one by one.
Anybody vs. Anybody Else
What is the difference between 'anybody' and 'anybody else'? What does the adverb 'else' mean in this phrase? Here, we will discuss these two.
Anybody vs. Anyone
When should we use 'anybody' versus 'anyone'? What is their difference? Are they have the same meaning? Let's find out!
Anyone vs. Any One
Are 'anyone' and 'any one' both correct words in English? Do they have the same meaning? Can we use them interchangeably? Let's find out.
Anyone vs. Someone
'Anyone' and 'someone' are both indefinite pronouns that refer to an unidentified person. But despite their similarities, are they identical?
Anyone vs. Anyone Else
What is the difference between 'anyone' and 'anyone else'? Do they have different meanings? Here, we will discuss these two.
Nobody vs. No One
Is there any difference between the words 'nobody' and 'no one'? Can we use them interchangeably? Here we will explain their differences and similarities.
Nobody vs. No Body
'No body understands' or 'Nobody understands'? Are both these sentences correct? Do they have the same meaning? Let's see.
Nobody vs. Somebody
What is the difference between the two indefinite pronouns of 'nobody' and 'somebody'? Where can we use each one of them. Let's find out.
Nobody vs. None
Is there a difference between the words 'none' and 'nobody'? Can they be used interchangeably? Here, we will go through these two words.
Nobody vs. Nobodies
Can 'nobody' be used as a plural pronoun? Or it should always be used as a singular noun? Here, we will see if 'nobody' can be pluralized or not?
No One vs. None
What is the difference between 'no one' and 'none'? Do they have the same meaning? Let's discuss these two indefinite pronouns and see for ourselves.
No One vs. No-one
'No one seemed to notice' or 'no-one seemed to notice? Are both sentences correct? Is there a difference between these two sentences?
Everybody vs. Everyone
What is the difference between 'everyone' and 'everybody'? 'Everyone' and 'everybody' have the same meaning in dictionaries. But are they really the same?
Everybody vs. Every Body
Are 'Everybody' and 'Every Body' both correct words in English? Do they have the same meaning? Can we use them interchangeably? Let's find out.
Everybody vs. Everybodies
Can 'Everybody' be used as a plural pronoun? Or it should always be used as a singular noun? Here, we will see if 'Everybody' can be pluralized or not?
No One vs. Anyone
'No one' and 'anyone' are both indefinite pronouns that are used to refer to no person or thing in particular. Here, we will discuss these two pronouns.
Everyone vs. Every One
Are 'Everyone' and 'Every One' both correct words in English? Do they have the same meaning? Can we use them interchangeably? Let's find out.
Everyone vs. All
'Everyone' and 'all' have a similar meaning when talking about people. They both mean all the people in a group'. But are they 100% the same?
Everyone vs. Every One of Us
'Everyone' and 'every one of us' both refer to 'every individual member of a complete group'. But are they interchangeable? Let's see.
Somebody vs. Someone
What is the difference between 'someone' and 'somebody'? Do they have the same meaning? Can they be used interchangeably? Let's find out.
Somebody vs. Somebodies
'Somebody' is a singular indefinite pronoun. But can it be used in plural form? Does it mean the same thing? Let's see.
Somebody vs. Everybody
'Somebody' and 'everybody' are both what we call indefinite pronouns. Here, we will learn about their similarities and differences.
Somebody vs. Somebody Else
What is the difference between these two sentences? 'Ask somebody for help'. And 'Ask somebody else for help'. Let's see.
Someone vs. Everyone
'Someone' and 'everyone' are both indefinite pronouns that refer to unspecified persons. Here, we will discuss their similarities and differences.
Someone vs. Some One
Is there a difference between 'someone' and 'some one'? Can 'some one' also be used as an indefinite pronoun? Let's check them out.
Someone vs. Something
What is the difference between the two indefinite pronouns 'someone' and 'something'? Can they be used interchangeably?
Someone vs. Someone Else
What is the difference in meaning when we add the adverb 'else' to the indefinite pronoun 'someone'? To find out the difference between the two, read this part!
Anything vs. Everything
'Anything' and 'everything' are both pronouns that are used to refer to something. They have fairly similar spelling and structure, but what's their difference?
Anything vs. Any Thing
Are 'anything' and 'any thing' both acceptable words in standard English? If yes, are they interchangeable? If no, which one is correct?
Anything vs. Something
In this part, we are going to discuss the meanings and uses of 'something' and 'anything'. We will look at their similarities and differences.
Anything vs. Nothing
'Nothing' and 'anything' are two indefinite pronouns that have similar meanings. But they are used differently in a sentence. Let's check these two out!
Anything vs. Anyone
'Anything' and 'anyone' are two indefinite pronouns that have somehow similar spelling but they refer to different things. Let's see their differences.
Anything vs. Anything Else
What is the difference between 'anything' and 'anything else'? Do they have the same meaning? Let's see their similarities and differences.
Anything vs. Anythings
Can 'anything' as an indefinite pronoun be used in plural form? Is 'anythings' correct in standard English? Let's find out.
Nothing vs. Something
'Something' and 'nothing' can be considered two opposite indefinite pronouns in the English grammar. To know about their differences, read this article!
Nothing vs. No Thing
In this part we will discuss the different spelling of nothing with and without space between the two parts and we'll see which one is correct and more useful.
Nothing vs. Not Anything
One of the differences between 'nothing' and 'anything' is that the former is a negative making indefinite pronoun and the former is not. Let's discuss them!
Everything vs. Every Thing
Everything is considered one word and it is an indefinite pronoun. But what about its alternate spelling with space between the two parts? Is it also correct?
Everything vs. All
'Everything' is an indefinite pronoun but 'all' can take many different parts of speech in a sentence. Here we will compare these two words.
Everything vs. All Things
'Everything' is a singular indefinite pronoun. 'All things' is a plural noun phrase. Judging by this fact, let's go through their similarities and differences.
Either vs. Neither
Both of them can act as determiners, pronouns, adverbs, or conjunctions. In this lesson, we will learn their similarities and differences.
Either vs. Ither
It is rare to see these two words in the standard English context. But, since it is a question on your mind, let's know more about them. Click here!
Either vs. Whether
This is one of the easiest grammatical points in the English language. But in some ways, it can be a little tricky. Let's start.
Either vs. Both
The difference between 'either' and 'both' is actually very easy to understand. Follow the article to fully grasp the differences and similarities.
Either vs. Too
You might have seen these two commonly-used words a lot. Now if you want to know about their similarities and differences, click here!
Either vs. Any
When to use 'any' instead of 'either'? That’s a common question asked by English learners. To know the answer follow the article.
Neither vs. Nither
It's possible to never encounter 'nither' in the daily English context. But, if you want to know the difference between them, let us start as soon as possible.
Neither vs. Nor
'Neither' and 'nor' are easily used by native speakers, but they are somehow hard for beginners. So, let us start learning about these two words.
Neither vs. None
Generally, these two words have many similarities and slight differences. Now if you are eager to know more about them, click here!
Neither vs. Nether
Actually, ‘neither’ and ‘nether’ are really easy to distinguish. However, since they are really close in their spelling, they cause confusion. Click here.
Neither vs. Both
It is actually very important to know the difference between these two words. So, to know about their similarities and differences, click here!
Both vs. Each
'Each' and 'both' are easily confused by English learners. They are similar to each other. Follow the article to learn about their similarities and differences.
Both vs. All
It is actually easy to understand the difference between these two words. Click here to know more about them.
Both vs. Both of
It's understandable that you may see no difference between these two, but let's read the article and see the similarities and differences between the two.
Both vs. Together
Together or both? Where do we use them? Do they mean differently? These are the questions asked commonly by English learners. Let’s take a look at them.
Enough vs. Too
This is an interesting grammar in the English language. They are easy to understand with little notice.
Enough vs. a lot of
If you want to know the difference between ‘enough’ and ‘a lot of’ follow the article.
Little vs. a little
In fact, these two words are too important. Therefore, they are asked a lot by the English learners. Click here for more.
Little vs. Few
As you might have seen 'little and 'few' in English contexts a lot. let's take a look at them.
Little vs. Less
'Less' and 'little' are truly close to each other. There is just a delicate difference between them. So, if you are curious, click here.
Little vs. Some
Both of the two words are quantifiers and they are misused a lot but if you know the meanings. It would make no confusion for you.
Less vs. Fewer
Since they are similar in their meanings. They cause problems for beginners because it is difficult for new learners to choose when and where to use them.
Less vs. Lesser
You might think like they are the same or they are used interchangeably, but you are wrong. Click here.
Less vs. Least
'Less' and 'least' are used a lot in English so it is important to know their differences. Click here for detail.
Much vs. More
'Much' and 'more' are two different words that are used in different conditions. Let us get to know them better.
Much vs. a Lot
Much and a lot are used interchangeably in spoken English, but in fact, there is a delicate difference.
Much vs. Most
These words are different, and they are used in different situations. 'Most' is more than 'much'.
Another vs. Other
These two words are a little bit similar in meaning, but with a little effort, you will get the differences.
Another vs. Any Other
Another and any other are the same, and there is a delicate difference between another and any other. Let us get to know them better.
Another vs. Another One
Actually, there is no difference in the meaning but there is something important for you to know.
Another vs. Yet Another
Another and yet another are used a lot. Commonly English learners misuse them. But let us solve the problem.
Other vs. Others
Other and others have a delicate difference that is easy to understand within a context.
Each vs. Every
It is usually correct to use both, ‘each’ or ‘every’, but they have slightly different meanings.
Each vs. Either
Actually, either and each are misused a lot. Let us get to know them and clarify their differences.
Several vs. Few
Several and few are similar in their meanings, but there is a slight difference between them.
None vs. Neither
None and neither are two words that are important in the English language. But for some reason, they are sometimes misunderstood.
None vs. Nothing
'None' refers to 'not any' and 'nothing' refers to 'not anything'. let us get to know them.
Some vs. Few
'Some' and 'few' both refer to a quantity. So there is always a challenge to choose between them.
Some vs. Any
The general rule is to use 'some' in positive, and 'any' in negative and interrogative sentences. Click here for more information.
Some vs. Several
'Some' and 'several' are quantifiers, so it is important to know their differences to use them in the right way.
Some vs. Many
'Some' and 'many' both are quantifiers. It is important to know where to use them. Click here.
Some vs. Some of
The difference between 'some' and 'some of' is too easy to learn. So let us start learning.
Any vs. All
There has been always a challenge about using "all" and "any'' in English contexts. click here.
Any vs. Every
When you face these two words, at first you might think they are synonyms, but there are differences between them. Click here.
Such vs. Such a
Native English speakers use 'such' and 'such a', easily without trouble, but there is a problem for new learners. Click here.
Such vs. These or Those
The words “such” and “these” are often confused with each other due to their nature of supporting a sentence where similar situations are being mentioned.
Such vs. So Much
Such and so are used as intensifiers. So, it is really important to use them correctly, since they are not used interchangeably. Let us get to know them here.
Such vs. Very
'Such' and 'very' both are intensifiers. So, let us start learning them, in this article.
More vs. Most
Mostly, 'more' and 'most' are used before adjectives to clarify their amount or degree. Let us start learning them here.
More vs. Greater
As you might know, 'more' and 'greater' imply the same meaning as each other, but there is a difference between the nouns that come after them.
More vs. Many
Native speakers use more and many correctly with no trouble, but they can be difficult for non-native speakers. Click here.
Most vs. Most of
'Most' and 'most of' are similar in their meanings. So, What are their differences? Click here.
Most vs. Many
Since 'many' and 'most' are confused a lot by non-native speakers, let us take a look at them.
Most vs. Much
Here in this article, we will make one of the main questions, asked by English learners, clear. Click here to find their differences.
Whom vs. Whomst
It is not common to see 'whomst' and even 'whom' in daily English. Since you have faced with them let us start learning about them in this article.
Most vs. Least
'Most' and 'least' are two terms that are completely different from each other. Let us start learning.
What vs. Which
You can use 'what' and 'which' interchangeably; however, there are some delicate differences between these two. Let us start learning it through this article.
What vs. Why
'What' and 'why' are interrogative pronouns that are used to ask some questions to get information. So, what are the differences between them? Click here.
What vs. Whatever
What and whatever have similar meanings with each other. Let's not forget the delicate difference. Follow the article to study the similarities and differences.
What vs. How
Since what and how are considered relative pronouns and interrogative words; there are many important points to know about them. Do not waste any seconds. Click
Which vs. That
Using which and that commonly in English does not mean that they are easy to use. Since they are important it is a chance for you to learn them easily, here.
Which vs. Whose
Which and whose are used a lot in English and this makes it really important to learn them. Since they can be relative pronouns they introduce relative clauses.
Which vs. Whom
Which and whom are two commonly used pronouns, using them a lot makes lots of confusion for new learners. So let's not waste one moment and start learning.
Who vs. Whom
Despite the fact that 'whom' is not used commonly in English; it is possible for you to face this word in formal articles. So, what is the difference? Click.
Who vs. Which
'Which' and 'who' are interrogative words that are used to ask questions or in some cases, they are used as relative pronouns to connect two clauses. Read more.
Who vs. That
'Who' and 'that' are used a lot as relative pronouns. They are a little bit different in some cases. So to get to know them do not waste any second and click.
Who vs. Whose
Even experienced academics may have trouble deciding how to use 'who' and 'whose'. However, once you learn it. You'll become the master of it.
Whom vs. Whose
'Whom' and 'whose' are used a lot in English grammar. So it is important to be able to use them correctly. Click here to knock off the article.