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Grammar of the Month

18 Sep 2017

Grammar for the month                      'Them' or 'Those'/ 'Did or Done'

Rule: Them is never followed by a noun e.g.

'Them teachers (noun) are wonderful!'                                            Incorrect

  • It should  be 'Those teachers are wonderful!' (Are they?)     Correct
  • We use them on its own e.g. 'I saw them at a concert.'         Correct
  • 'Them sums (noun) are wile hard.'                                          Incorrect
  • 'Those sums are quite difficult.'                                               Correct
  • I did, I have done                                                                     Correct


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