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pronoun they pronunciation in American English /ðeɪ/
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They is used as the subject of a verb: They killed him.
In formal English they can also be used after the verb “to be,” especially before a relative clause: It is they who are telling lies.
 
  1. 1
    used for referring to a group of people or things that have already been mentioned or that are already known about
    I called her parents because I knew they were worried.
    It’s hard to choose. They’re all very nice.
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  2. 2
    used instead ofhe or she,” especially when you are referring back to a word such aseveryone,” “someone,” oranyone
    We should give everyone a chance to say what they think.
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  3. 3
    used for referring to people in general
    they say/call/think etc.: They used to call her “the Iron Lady.”
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  4. 4
    used for referring to a government, an organization, or a group of people in authority
    They’re going to ban logging in the region.
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