Comments for en-gb 30 Sun 04 Oct 2015 22:02:11 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Nuala Hi Negee,Thanks for your comments. I'll see if there's a way I can include some hints on using 'the', 'a' and 'an' (or 'articles' as they're called) in the blogs some time soon.Thanks for spotting that 'it' typo. I've fixed it now. You're absolutely right though, we don't use 'it' to talk about people - it's considered rude. We use 'it' to refer only to inanimate objects (things that aren't alive), animals or plants . All the best,Nuala Tue 13 Apr 2010 11:44:36 GMT+1 Varisha Hi Nuala,I have commented on your message earlier but forgot to mention one point. I am not too clear about the use of ‘it’ in one of your sentences. The sentence you stated is, ‘Watch that guy there. I think it’s trying to shoplift something.’ My question: Is it ok to use 'it' for a person? I always thought that the pronoun'it' is used for animal. If I had to write this sentence I would have written he instead of it. Can you please clarify this for me? I will be waiting for your reply. ThanksBest wishesNegee Sun 11 Apr 2010 19:26:04 GMT+1 Varisha Hi Nuala,You explained the word see, look and watch really well. I never thought about the use of these words but just used them where they sounded right. Your explanation made me realise the differences between these words. Would you please also explain the use of word ‘the’. Occasionally, in my written work the use of word ‘the’ is marked wrong and I was wondering if there are any simple rules for using it. I will greatly appreciate it if you can help me. Look forward to your next blog. Best wishesNegee Sun 11 Apr 2010 19:02:10 GMT+1 guen see:you see many things in area of your visionlook:you see one thing or personwatch:you see with some concentration Sun 11 Apr 2010 15:04:25 GMT+1 Rajesh Talluri That was really fantastic explanation about see, look & watch, how situational these words are? I have never come across this kind of typical explanation. I appreciate your efforts which you put in explaining this. It really helps me to improve my conversational skills.ThanksRajesh Talluri. Sun 11 Apr 2010 08:34:32 GMT+1