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  What is a Pronoun?
The objective personal pronoun "her" is the direct object of the verb "forced" and the objective personal pronoun "him" is the object of the preposition "with."
The demonstrative pronouns are "this," "that," "these," and "those." "This" and "that" are used to refer to singular nouns or noun phrases and "these" and "those" are used to refer to plural nouns and noun phrases.
An intensive pronoun is a pronoun used to emphasise its antecedent.
www.uottawa.ca /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/pronouns.html   (1685 words)

  Online Writing Lab - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Reasoning: "It" is the pronoun because it refers to the noun "party." And "party" is the antecedent because "party" is the noun to which "it," the pronoun, refers.
Pronoun antecedent agreement is when the pronoun agrees in number (referring to singular or plural) and person (referring to first, second, or third person) with its antecedent.
Since the antecedent (employee) is singular and the pronoun (their) is plural, the pronoun disagrees with the antecedent, thus containing a pronoun-antecedent agreement error.
depts.dyc.edu /learningcenter/owl/agreement_pa.htm   (393 words)

  Online Etymology Dictionary
A relic of the O.E. pronoun is in Manchester-area dial.
The verb meaning "to use the pronoun 'thee' to someone" is recorded from 1662, from the rise of Quakerism (see thou).
pronoun formed by combining the base *þa- (see that) with -s, which is probably identical with O.E. se "the" (representing here "a specific thing"), but it may be O.E. seo, imperative of see (v.) "to behold." Cf.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=pronoun   (2317 words)

 Pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun phrase.
A pronoun can also be precedent, as "He" is in the sentence: "He gave it to her, John did."
the word "your" is a possessive adjective, not a pronoun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pronoun   (251 words)

 Gender-neutral pronoun Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In English, the only gender-specific pronouns are the third-person singular: he, him, himself, his, she, her, herself, and hers.
The third-person plural pronouns they, them, themselves, their, and theirs work equally well for either sex, as do the others, such as I, thou, we, you, and so on.
However, at the time around May Fourth Movement, a new pronoun 她 (ta) has been invented to represent "she" and 他 is now often used as "he" only.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/gender_neutral_pronoun.html   (369 words)

 Relative pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A relative pronoun is a pronoun that marks a relative clause within a larger sentence.
Within the relative clause, the relative pronoun stands for the noun phrase it references in the main clause, which is one of the arguments of the verb in the relative clause.
In English, different pronouns are sometimes used if the antecedent is a human being (as opposed to a non-human or an inanimate object).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Relative_pronoun   (316 words)

 pronoun--function of in english grammar
A pronoun is a substitute for a noun.
The pronoun she is preceded by a noun and refers to that noun.
Relative pronouns may be used in complex sentences, i.e., sentences that have an independent clause and a subordinate clause.
www.iscribe.org /english/pron.html   (1055 words)

 Hebrew Pronoun Properties
A pronoun can be a subject of a sentence (he is a king), an object in a phrase or clause (John loves her), or in a possessive relationship with an object (his Hebrew book).
The independent (subject) form of personal pronouns are used primarily as subjects in sentences -- typically of verbless sentences where the copula “to be” is implied.
When a personal pronoun is the object of a verb, pronomial endings (suffixes) are attached to the definite direct object marker.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Grammar/Unit_Six/Pronoun_Properties/pronoun_properties.html   (582 words)

A common pattern is the so-called T-V distinction (named after the use of pronouns beginning in t- and v- in Romance languages, as in French tu and vous).
Reflexive pronouns are used as the object of a sentence when the subject and object match.
In some languages, a personal pronoun has a form called a disjunctive pronoun, which is used when it stands on its own, or with only a copula, such as in answering to the question "Who wrote this page?" English pronouns used in this way have caused some dispute.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Pronoun   (959 words)

 Pronoun Reference
Pronouns usually refer to other words, called their antecedents because they (should) come before the pronoun.
It is not clear whether the pronoun "she" in this sentence refers to Ruth or Micheline.
In this case, the pronoun "she" seems to refer to the noun phrase "Ruth's apology,", though it was probably meant to refer to possessive noun "Ruth's."
www.uottawa.ca /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/pronref.html   (1008 words)

 UW-Waukesha - OWL - Pronoun Errors
Pronouns are words such as me, you, he, she, it, we, and they that we frequently use so that we do not have to constantly write out the name of some person, place, or thing.
The possessive pronoun his in "his best friend" does have a clear antecedent (Bob), but the pronoun in "his yard" could refer to either Bob or the friend; thus, it is confusing.
When the pronoun in the subject of a clause, we use subjective case; otherwise, we use the objective case.
waukesha.uwc.edu /academics/owl/pronoun.html   (711 words)

 Lynchburg College: Common Pronoun Problems
But as students proceed further in their education, the proper use of pronouns continues to be a problem and a hindrance to students' writing performance.
Pronouns are used to avoid repetitive use of the same noun within a sentence or narrative.
A singular pronoun must refer to a singular antecedent and a plural pronoun must refer to a plural antecedent.
www.lynchburg.edu /x2390.xml   (972 words)

 Pronouns — FactMonster.com
A demonstrative pronoun may look like a demonstrative adjective, but it is used differently in a sentence: it acts as a pronoun, taking the place of a noun.
An interrogative pronoun may look like an interrogative adjective, but it is used differently in a sentence: it acts as a pronoun, taking the place of a noun.
pronoun - pronoun pronoun, in English, the part of speech used as a substitute for an antecedent noun that is...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0885483.html   (405 words)

 Methodist University - The Dirty Dozen: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Error
Pronouns and antecedents agree in person—first (I, we), second (you), or third (he, she, it, they.) They also agree in gender (masculine, feminine, or neuter) and number (singular or plural).
Because they are singular, they should be followed by the singular pronouns "his or her," "his or hers," or "him or her," depending on context.
They take singular or plural pronouns depending on whether they refer to the group acting together as one unit (singular) or to the members of the group acting separately (plural).
www.methodist.edu /english/dd_paa.htm   (637 words)

 Pronoun Case
Pronoun Case is really a very simple matter.
Objective case: pronouns used as objects of verbs or prepositions.
In compound structures, where there are two pronouns or a noun and a pronoun, drop the other noun for a moment.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/grammar/g_proncase.html   (234 words)

 FOJ Pronoun Tips
A pronoun always refers to an antecedent -- a noun or pronoun that has appeared earlier in the sentence or in a previous sentence.
Using the masculine pronoun when gender is either unknown or includes both male and female is called using the "generic he." The practice has become controversial.
When you are using a pronoun as a predicate nominative (the pronoun following a linking verb and renaming the subject, as in "I am she") you must use the subjective case.
www.uark.edu /~kshurlds/FOJ/pron.html   (1218 words)

 pro6: pronoun y
Note that à + person is replaced by an indirect object pronoun except with certain verbs.
When these verbs are followed by a person, the disjunctive pronoun will be used, for example, 'Bette pense souvent à Tex. Elle pense souvent à lui.' (Bette often thinks of Tex. She often thinks of him.)
Placement of y is the same as that of direct and indirect pronoun objects: y precedes the verb it refers to, except in the affirmative imperative.
www.laits.utexas.edu /tex/gr/pro6.html   (385 words)

 Lynch, Guide to Grammar and Style — P
Pronouns, which "stand in for" a noun: he, she, it, they, that.
The personal pronouns have their own possessive forms: my ("belonging to me"), your ("belonging to you"), his ("belonging to him"), her ("belonging to her"), our ("belonging to us"), and their ("belonging to them").
pronouns, along with their accompanying modifiers — is who or what does the action of the sentence.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Writing/p.html   (5186 words)

 Pronouns (Pronoun Case)
Pronoun case is a way of describing what a person is doing in a specific sentence.
A pronoun is a word that replaces or renames a noun or another pronoun.
Pronoun case describes the form a pronoun takes to serve a specific function.
owlet.letu.edu /grammarlinks/pronouns/pronoun3d.html   (156 words)

 Pronoun Reference
When you are checking pronoun reference then, not having an antecedent--one specific noun or pronoun or two or more nouns or pronouns that are joined so as to act as one antecedent for a pronoun--is a major technical error.
Relative pronouns often are used to refer to an entire situation that has been described prior to the use of the relative pronouns; however, relative pronouns require clear, specific nouns or pronouns acting as their antecedents, just as personal pronouns do.
While the use of relative pronouns can become quite complicated (such as deciding when to use the compound relative pronoun whomever as opposed to whoever), a good rule of thumb for freshman writers to keep in mind is to try to place the simple relative pronouns in the list above immediately after their antecedents.
www.octech.org /icourses/eng/eng155/ProRef.html   (1419 words)

pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English.
A pronoun used for the item questioned in a question is called an interrogative pronoun, such as who.
Pronoun - Kseniya Fedulova / Mestoimenie - Kseniya...
www.buzznet.com /tags/pronoun   (104 words)

 PRONOUN PACKET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Personal pronouns indicate who is speaking (1st person), who is spoken to (2nd person), and who is spoken about (3rd person).
Except for these five indefinite pronouns, you should not consider what is in the prepositional phrase that is located between the subject and the verb.
Use a masculine pronoun in referring to a singular antecedent unless the antecedent is clearly feminine or neuter.
www.readbygrade3.com /pron.html   (2198 words)

 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
The teacher will teach the class as a whole group explaining that an antecedent is the noun or pronoun for which another pronoun stands and to which it refers.
Agreement in number: the teacher will explain if the antecedent of a pronoun is singular, a singular pronoun is required.
Homework:  study pronoun reference in textbook and work concept check at end of section to turn in tomorrow.
www.saumag.edu /edavis/PronounLessonPlanmain.htm   (355 words)

 Pronoun Shifts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A pronoun shift is a grammatical error in which the author starts a sentence, paragraph, or section of a paper using one particular type of pronoun and then suddenly shifts to another.
The second most common type of shift is to switch between using singular pronouns at the beginning of a sentence or paragraph and plural pronouns at the end of a sentence of paragraph.
This is called an error in pronoun antecedents or a shift in pronoun antecedents.
web.cn.edu /kwheeler/gram_pronoun_shifts.html   (470 words)

 The UVic Writer's Guide: Pronoun Agreement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pronouns are also an issue when using gender-specific language.
The antecedent is the noun to which the pronoun refers.
She is the subjective completion of "it was." Many people would automatically write "It was her," but the verb to be takes the same case after as before.
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/SentProAgr.html   (269 words)

The word 'Pronoun' is a compound of Pro- and Noun, and literally stands 'for the noun'.
RELATIVE pronouns are similar to the interrogative pronouns but do not ask a question.
EMPHATIC pronouns are used to mark an emphasis.
www.btinternet.com /~paul.hitchcock1/page5.htm   (194 words)

 Spanish Grammar: relative pronoun - quien
Continuing with the subject of "relative pronouns," remember that pronouns are words that refer to a noun.
Relative pronouns are called "relative" because they are "related" to a noun that has previously been stated.
When the relative pronoun refers to a person and is in the direct object position, either "que" or "a quien" may be used.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/relproquien.htm   (315 words)

 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
One way to look at this is: A pronoun is a form of shorthand that we use instead of repeating a certain word or group of words; the word or phrase that the pronoun replaces is a duplicate of the word or phrase that is the pronoun's antecedent.
Collective nouns are referred to by singular or plural pronouns, depending upon whether the sense of the collective noun is singular or plural.
When the pronoun refers to a singular person – for example, a manager, a doctor, a student, an employee, or just a person – grammar requires a singular pronoun.
www.grammarmudge.cityslide.com /articles/article/426348/9181.htm   (753 words)

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