they是第三人称的复数形式,无性别之分,代表已提到过的一些人或事,在句中多用作主语,通常放在它所指代的名词之后,偶尔也可放在它所指代的词之前。有时为了避免显露性别, they也可以代替he, she或it。they后可接whom等引导的定语从句。
Women used to think they were on the shelf at 30.
They are going to move to a new house next week.
I have a dog and a cat, but they fight all the time.
John and Susan phoned.They're coming round this evening.
They tremble—the sustaining crags.
If anyone objects, they can go.
They whom the gods love dies young.
They're putting up oil prices again soon.
The two men were far more alike than they would ever admit
They say there's plenty of opportunities out there, you just have to look carefully and you'll find them
People matter because of what they are, not what they have
I never saw anyone go in to buy. Whether they ever did I don't know.
In Australia I believe that they call it animal magnetism.
They seem to have lost their desire for life.
She discovered that they'd escaped
They bought so much beef that some went bad.
They were an odd couple.