What Does Pronoun Mean?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered

A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun (e.g. "he" instead of "John.". There are three main types: personal, reflexive and relative.
-Personal pronouns are of two kinds: subject (I, you, he/she/it, we, they) and object (me, you, him/her/it,us, them) Subject pronouns come before the verb, and object ones after ("I like him.")
-Reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself/selves, himself/herself/itself, ourselves, themselves) are similar to personal. The difference is that, as the name suggests, they can only "reflect" themselves – so you can say "He fancies himself" or "he fancies me", but not "he fancies myself."
-Relative pronouns are words like what, where, which, when, who and that:
"Do you know the name of the woman who left just now?"
"Here's the book that (or which) you asked for."
In these examples, who, that or which stand for the thing or person being discussed, which makes them pronouns. They are relative because they need the main clause ("e.g. "the name of the woman") in order to make sense, whereas "She left just now" makes grammatical sense on its own.
Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Pronoun is a part of speech. It replaces a noun. Thus it is a word that refers to a person or a thing that has already talked about. Therefore it can take the place of a noun in a sentence and function as a noun. In fact it is a kind of noun, but its function is different from nouns in English. Pronouns are used often to avoid repeating the name of the person, thing, event, or idea. It is a part of linguistics and grammar. A pronoun makes the sentences less unwieldy and less repetitive.

There are several types of pronouns like the personal pronoun, the demonstrative pronoun, the interrogative pronoun, the indefinite pronoun, the relative pronoun, the reflexive pronoun, and the intensive pronoun. Thus a pronoun is nothing but a reference word, standing for a name, or for a person or thing, or for a group of persons or things. Their usage is as old as nouns and verbs. It is pronounced as 'pruh-mis-kyoo-uh s'.
Anonymous Profile
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A pronoun is a replacement noun it take the place of a noun. Most pronouns are I,she,he,it,their.that are some pronoun.
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Refer to noun
Joy Munyebvu Profile
Joy Munyebvu answered
A pronoun is a word whose job it is to replace a noun.
For example I,""you,""them,""it,""ours,""who,""which,""myself," and "anybody."
Pronouns are sometimes distinguished from nouns by having an objective form, by that I mean, "her" for "she" and "me" for "I."
Anonymous Profile
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Pronoun definition: A function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase.
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It describes a noun

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