What is pronoun?

  • (noun): A function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase.


In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word or form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase. It is a particular case of a pro-form.

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Some articles on pronoun:

Pronoun - Pronominals
... A pronominal is a phrase that acts as a pronoun ... For example, in I want that kind, the phrase that kind stands for a noun phrase that can be deduced from context, and may thus be called a pronominal ...
Silent Football - Rule Variations - Tattling
... Some silent football communities don’t have a strict "no pronoun" rule and instead adhere to the following When speaking, no player may use pronouns such as "he" "she" "it" "they" "we" "u ...
Livonian Grammar - Pronouns - Reflexive Pronouns
... Elative eņtšõst eņtšist Illative eņtšõ(z) eņtšiz Note The usage of the reflexive pronoun is broad ... Of course, it is used as a reflexive pronoun as in "minnõn eņtšõn um vajag..." meaning "I need..." ... However, the pronoun can also express possession it frequently replaces the genitive forms of the personal pronouns ...
Distributive Pronoun
... A distributive pronoun considers members of a group separately, rather than collectively ... "to each his own" — 'each2,(pronoun)' Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary (2007) "Men take each other's measure when they react." — Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

Famous quotes containing the word pronoun:

    Would mankind be but contented without the continual use of that little but significant pronoun “mine” or “my own,” with what luxurious delight might they revel in the property of others!... But if envy makes me sicken at the sight of everything that is excellent out of my own possession, then will the sweetest food be sharp as vinegar, and every beauty will in my depraved eyes appear as deformity.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)