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  What Is A Pronoun? (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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.
The interrogative pronouns are "who," "whom," "which," "what" and the compounds formed with the suffix "ever" ("whoever," "whomever," "whichever," and "whatever").
An intensive pronoun is a pronoun used to emphasise its antecedent.
www.uottawa.ca.cob-web.org:8888 /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/pronouns.html   (1695 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.
Who is used for the subjective case; whom, for the objective case.
www.lynchburg.edu /x2390.xml   (972 words)

  
 Who (pronoun) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pronoun who, in the English language, is the interrogative and relative pronoun that is used to refer to human beings and some animals perceived as sentient.
The corresponding interrogative pronouns for non-sentient beings are what and which, and the relative pronouns are that and which, though that and which are sometimes used in contexts where who might be a more suitable choice.
Formal Queen's English grammar prescribes that who is a subjective pronoun, and that whom is the corresponding objective pronoun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Who_(pronoun)   (643 words)

  
 English Grammar: English Pronouns (EnglishClub.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pronouns are small words that take the place of a noun.
Pronouns are words like: he, you, ours, themselves, some, each...
If we didn't have pronouns, we would have to repeat a lot of nouns.
www.englishclub.com /grammar/pronouns.htm   (44 words)

  
 Pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In linguistics and grammar, a 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.
That said, the different pronouns, and the different forms of the pronouns, often have overlapping functions.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Pronoun   (152 words)

  
 Possessive pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A possessive pronoun is a part of speech that attributes ownership to someone or something.
Some languages have neither possessive pronouns nor possessive adjectives, and express possession by declining the personal pronouns in the genitive or possessive case, or by using possessive suffixes.
It should be noted however that precisely because a possessive adjective constitutes a determiner phrase, and not a noun phrase, strictly speaking its lexical category is determiner, not pronoun.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Possessive_pronoun   (264 words)

  
 Pronouns and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Basic Principle: A pronoun usually refers to something earlier in the text (its antecedent) and must agree in number — singular/plural — with the thing to which it refers.
It might be useful to compare the forms of who to the forms of the pronouns he and they.
The usage to be preferred in ordinary speech and writing is "Who are you, anyways?" "Whom" should be used in the nominative case only when a note of dignity or austerity is desired.
grammar.ccc.commnet.edu /grammar/pronouns.htm   (821 words)

  
 pro7: pronoun en
En is a pronoun that typically replaces de + a noun; this includes nouns introduced by partitive or indefinite determiners (de, du, de l', de la, des).
Note that a disjunctive pronoun is used with these verbs to replace expressions when the object of the prepostion de is a person rather than a thing.
Placement of en is the same as direct and indirect pronoun objects.
www.laits.utexas.edu /tex/gr/pro7.html   (473 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)

  
 Pronoun Case (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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.cob-web.org:8888 /handouts/grammar/g_proncase.html   (234 words)

  
 Pronouns - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
A pronoun is a word that substitutes a noun or noun phrase.
There are a number of different kinds of pronouns in English.
5 Interrogative Pronoun - who, what, where, etc..
www.usingenglish.com /glossary/pronoun.html   (135 words)

  
 Someone Who Loves You For You (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Doctor Who, a British science fiction television series.
In most imperative computer programming languages, a for loop is a control structure which allows code to be executed iteratively.
A for loop can always be converted into a while loop.
www.beyondtheorange.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Help/2112-Someone-Who-Loves-You-For-You.Html   (346 words)

  
 Using Pronouns Clearly (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Because a pronoun REFERS BACK to a noun or TAKES THE PLACE OF that noun, you have to use the correct pronoun so that your reader clearly understands which noun your pronoun is referring to.
If the pronoun takes the place of a singular noun, you have to use a singular pronoun.
If you do use a singular noun and the context makes the gender clear, then it is permissible to use just "his" or "her" rather than "his or her." See our handout on Non-sexist Language for more information.
owl.english.purdue.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /handouts/grammar/g_pronuse.html   (427 words)

  
 Who - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up who in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Who, a masked wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation played by Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
WHO (AM), a radio station in Des Moines, Iowa, United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Who   (190 words)

  
 pronoun - Definitions from Dictionary.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
any member of a small class of words found in many languages that are used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases, and that have very general reference, as I, you, he, this, who, what.
Pronouns are sometimes formally distinguished from nouns, as in English by the existence of special objective forms, as him for he or me for I, and by nonoccurrence with an article or adjective.
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dictionary.reference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /search?q=pronoun   (206 words)

  
 1.2a - Pronoun & Antecedent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Mary" is the antecedent of the pronoun "she".
The test was difficult for Dave, who had not studied.
There are nine different types of pronouns which you will learn about in the following lessons: personal, possessive, indefinite, reflexive, reciprocal, intensive, interrogative, relative, and demonstrative.
www.ucalgary.ca /UofC/eduweb/grammar/course/speech/1_2a.htm   (224 words)

  
 Definition of who - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwA; akin to Old High German hwer, interrogative pronoun, who, Latin quis, Greek tis, Latin qui, relative pronoun, who
- as who archaic : as one that : as if someone
- who is who or who's who or who was who : the identity of or the noteworthy facts about each of a number of persons
www.m-w.com /dictionary/who   (115 words)

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