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通用代词 one, you, we

我们可以用 oneyou 或 we 来泛指对话中的人们,包括说话者和听者,用于不特指某一个人的时候。

One tends to have problems understanding different histories and cultures. 人们往往难以理解不同的历史和文化。 (或者用 You/We tend to have problems.)
In these situations, you must never lose your hope. 在这种情况下,你们决不能失去希望。
We are human, and will always make mistakes. 我们是人,总是会犯错误。


One 比 we 或 you 更正式而且很少用在口语中。然而,One 的所有格 one’s 更常用于口语一些。

Education always changes one’s life for the better. 教育总是让人的生活变得更好。  (也可以用 your/our life.)
Poverty eats up one’s dignity. 贫穷吞噬了人的尊严。

可以作为主语, 宾语…等

Oneyouwe 可以当主语或宾语,或者它们经常以其反身代名词的方式出现(oneself, yourself, ourselves)。

Sometimes the government treats you/us as if you/we were a child. 有时候,政府把你/我们当孩子一样对待。
Success and failure always teaches you/us something about yourself/ourselves. 成功和失败总是让人们了解自己。
Helping others helps oneself. 帮助别人就是帮助自己。



You never know what your future will bring you
We never know what our future will bring us
不能说:You never know what our future will…

通用代词 they


在英语中,我们经常使用 they 来泛指一般的人或更具体的人群,不包括说话者或听众,例如:某一个国家,城市,地区或某权威组织,警察等的人。

They speak English in the United States of America. 他们在美国说英语。
They are the smartest students in town. 他们是城里最聪明的学生。
They warned us not to go out because of the pandemic. 他们警告我们不要因为疫情外出。

单数指称(= 他或她)

在非正式英语中,我们使用 they, them 或 their 来指称某一个人, 可以是男性或女性。许多语法学家认为这种用法不正确,但这个用法很普遍,即使在英语写作上也很常见。

A good journalist should never reveal where they get their information. 一个好的记者永远不应该透露他们从哪里得到的资讯。
Before the class, every student said their name aloud. 上课前,每个学生都大声说出自己的名字。

用 theythem, their 在句子中做单数指称时, 句子前常会搭配一个不定代名词(单数) 。

Someone has left their school uniform on the bus. 有人把校服忘在公共汽车上了。
Everyone attended, didn’t they? 每个人都参加了,不是吗?
Nobody finished their work on time. 没有人按时完成工作。


1. like pasta a lot in Italy.

2. Practicing different speaking languages can improve communication skills.

3. can never be sure whether our perceptions are correct.

4. It is very difficult to put in somebody else's shoes.

5. Every student should always bring books.

6. If someone will look for me, inform I'll be in the store for a while.

7. In every situation, should take the opportunity to make it better.

8. One must think of in certain situations.

9. I don't believe anyone when tell me how good are at something.

10. managed to open a new store during the holidays.





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