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Pronoun

Pronoun

A pronoun is a pro-form which functions like a noun and substitutes for a noun or noun phrase.

A language may have several classes of pronouns.

(English)

  • Personal pronouns (I, they)
  • Reflexive pronouns (herself)
  • Demonstrative pronouns (this)
  • Interrogative pronouns (who, which) in questions)
  • Relative pronouns (who, which in relative clauses)
Page/s: 335
Source: Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985

Quirk, Randolph, S. Greenbaum, G. Leech, and J. Svartvik. 1985.A comprehensive grammar of the English language. London: Longman.

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Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 186
Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

Page/s: 287
Source: Crystal 1980

Crystal, David. 1980.A first dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Boulder, CO: Westview.

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