he vs she vs vs they

he, she, they

Definitions

  • 1) Obj.(acc.),them.
  • 2) Obj.(dat.),them.
  • 3) Usedforthose.
  • 4) The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed.
  • 5) the third person plural A group of people or objects previously mentioned.
  • 6) People; some people; someone, excluding the speaker.
  • 7) Used to refer to people in general.
  • 8) Usage Problem Used to refer to the one previously mentioned or implied, especially as a substitute for generic he.
  • 9) Used to refer to the ones previously mentioned or implied.
  • 10) Used to refer to people in general as seen in a position of authority.
  • 11) archaic or dialectal those (used for people)

Examples

  • 1) they used to feed on the fish being cleaned by local fishermen.
  • 2) they are used to scare off rather than kill the unwanted birds.
  • 3) These people keep forgetting they are servants of the people.
  • 4) they also could use the knowledge they have about firms and their competitors.
  • 5) Lots of people have said they will join us.
  • 6) Settled partners talk like they used to and realise how much they mean to each other.
  • 7) He was following the letter of the law and did not have the big screens to refer to because they were not working.
  • 8) In some South American cultures they refer to the past being in front of them and the future being behind.
  • 9) He claimed that they were being used to raise more money for the charity.
  • 10) When they were referred to it they appeared bad parents.
  • 11) The sort of people who fancied they might have checked in to the hotel.
  • 12) To whom does the pronoun they refer?
  • 13) Some people think they are also considerable art.
  • 14) they can refer you to a specialist for tests.
  • 15) Its purveyors are only giving the people what they naturally want.
  • 16) Some people decide that they will manoeuvre the situation to make sure that other departments are the ones that suffer the cuts.
  • 17) Those that survive the freezing process are destroyed if they are not used within 10 years.
  • 18) they used to win trophies at Arsenal.
  • 19) Such notices are common, though they usually refer to film or sports stars.
  • 20) One British interpreter working with the police said they still used their position to harass tribal rivals.
  • 21) If not, they may refer you to a clinic for further tests.
  • 22) When they are loyal, people say they are there too long.
  • 23) they are kind people who help the Roma.
  • 24) Let people know what they're getting.
  • 25) I have a fine instinct for reading the thoughts of others when they refer to me.
  • 26) One of these they referred to as the infrastructure or base, sometimes also called the mode of production.
  • 27) It is right that they have referred the matter to the IPCC.
  • 28) She seemed to say it partly for the sake of others, so they could get used to the idea and steel themselves when the time came.
  • 29) I hope they were referring to the brutal portrayal of war rather than the soldier's piece rising up from the lake.
  • 30) I am so glad they gave him a cameo in the new one..the new one blows compared to the orginal..but I waS REALLY wondering if they were going to put him in there…poor little guy..they decided to leave him behind for the adventure…he deserves better!
  • 31) And if you use the word “spiritual” around a dualist then they will assume you mean what *they* mean by it.
  • 32)   If they do not start making serious moves towards cutting their deficit,  they are next for a test.
  • 33) The Republicans, being the PERFECT GROUP that they are, find it reasonable, acceptable and perfectly fine, that they say NO to the President every day; that they find fault with every step he takes, every move he makes.., however, a person says what a zillion people probably think, apologizes profusely, and is sincere about it..they want to hang TODAY!
  • 34) they love the series and some whitehats tell em they gotta do it in three movies and some bullshit tv series..which most likely wouldnt be hbo or the like they cancelled deadwood in three seasons because it was too expensive to produce. network tv adaptation would be a catastrophe and blasphamy..they deny it probably out of respect.
  • 35) No one here is really saying they do — problem is that *they* are expecting/demanding non Mexican Americans to give up *theirs* for a day.
  • 36)  When they come back,  they pay the hotel sitter, then ask you to sit down and tell you in their nice voices that Jesus has come and Grandma is gone.
  • 37) I could go on and on...they rally around nothing noteworthy yet if rush or beck say bah,bah,bah..they follow them blindly
  • 38) Rollie watched Shannon walk away, thought about going with him, but instead made his way over to the swings, and Bobby gave me a high-five and said, “Nice wipeout, man,” and they all laughed about it, and Cody said, “Shannon's weird,” and Rollie agreed and they  laughed again.
  • 39) ‘Both events might be thought of as forms of eclipse, which is why they merit mention.’
  • 40) ‘Your joints will then be examined to see if they are swollen and to find out how easily they move.’
  • 41) ‘The festival will be the first and only time they will have played together since they split up.’
  • 42) ‘He would love it if they could get back together as a couple over the festive season.’
  • 43) ‘When an artist and a scientist got together they came up with a unique take on fashion.’
  • 44) ‘The hairs on the back of your neck prick up at the mere mention of the word, don't they?’
  • 45) ‘None of the staff had previously met me in person so I knew they would not recognise me.’
  • 46) ‘they want to stay together and it seems such a shame that they may have to split up.’
  • 47) ‘One reason why the new rules are so radical is that they sweep away all the previous ones.’
  • 48) ‘I mentioned one time that my washer was broken and they sent me the money to get a new one.’
  • 49) ‘If they stay together for the next few years they are going to be worth gold dust.’
  • 50) ‘The pieces are tied together less by logic or plot than they are by emotional links.’
  • 51) ‘It was the second time they had seen a man convicted of killing one of their relatives.’
  • 52) ‘After their return they groomed their horses and were due to turn them out into a paddock.’
  • 53) ‘Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot.’
  • 54) ‘It's made them so much more confident and they are much more sociable than they were.’
  • 55) ‘The officers were said to be embarrassed when they realised a mistake had been made.’
  • 56) ‘Once they have been emptied, the sacks are not sent to landfill sites or thrown away.’
  • 57) ‘At one point they spent three hours crammed into a train of one carriage without water.’
  • 58) ‘Shoppers can now get help if they have a problem with goods or services bought on holiday.’
  • 59) ‘Fans say they are still waiting to hear from the club, which is in talks with promoters.’
  • 60) ‘Was Cleopatra as beautiful as they say?’
  • 61) ‘Going Green isn't as easy as they say it is.’
  • 62) ‘Why do they say that you can't drink the water there?’
  • 63) ‘I only hope that they catch up with him, and put him behind bars where he truly belongs.’
  • 64) ‘they should lock him up and throw away the key.’
  • 65) ‘they should fine him.’
  • 66) ‘they ought to make an example of the lady.’
  • 67) ‘I've never had a friend get so mad with me that they turn off their phone and don't turn it back on for two days.’
  • 68) ‘I mentioned this to someone at work today and they looked at me as if I were a space alien.’
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