Definition of 'pronoun'
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The relative pronoun here is the subject of the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Another example of a disputed usage is whether it's permissible to use they as a singular pronoun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How can you tell which is the right case to use for a pronoun? Times, Sunday Times (2010)This happens when the wrong noun or pronoun begins the main clause. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some languages have a generic personal pronoun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How do you tell whether the relative pronoun is the subject or the object? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The pronoun needs to be in the object case. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To whom does the pronoun they refer? A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)But to use a plural pronoun as a generic singular is too high a price. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The alternative is to rewrite the sentence to provide the necessary noun or pronoun. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Does it matter that the generic and the masculine personal pronouns are spelt and pronounced alike? Times, Sunday Times (2011)So must a pronoun and the noun that it refers to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An adjective must have a noun or a pronoun to qualify. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The case of the relative pronoun is then determined by the role that it plays in the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Five personal pronouns take different cases according to whether they are the subject or the object of the verb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everybody is a singular pronoun and requires a singular possessive pronoun: his or her. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Being pop music, the first and second person pronouns are heavily favoured. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The correct relative pronoun to refer to them is therefore who, not whom. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Relative pronouns are simple, so why do we get them wrong? Times, Sunday Times (2010)A similar misunderstanding would occur if the writer opted for her as the singular possessive pronoun. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)A test is to see how the clause would read if you used a personal pronoun instead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Church is the only place in our culture where we still use male pronouns when we're referring to both genders. Christianity Today (2000)But part of the problem may lie in grammar, because there is no third person singular pronoun that does not refer to gender. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The subject case of the pronoun is needed when it is the subject of a verb, but is not automatically and always the right choice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The chief executive's use of first-person singular pronouns. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That distinction doesn't exist with the personal pronoun you, which is both singular and plural. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'pronoun'
British English: pronoun /ˈprəʊˌnaʊn/ NOUN
A pronoun is a word which is used instead of a noun group to refer to someone or something. `He', `she', `them', and `something' are pronouns.
- American English: pronoun
- Arabic: ضَمِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: pronome
- Chinese: 代词
- Croatian: zamjenica
- Czech: zájmeno
- Danish: pronomen
- Dutch: voornaamwoord
- European Spanish: pronombre
- Finnish: pronomini
- French: pronom
- German: Pronomen
- Greek: αντωνυμία
- Italian: pronome
- Japanese: 代名詞
- Korean: 대명사
- Norwegian: pronomen
- Polish: zaimek
- European Portuguese: pronome
- Romanian: pronume
- Russian: местоимение
- Spanish: pronombre
- Swedish: pronomen
- Thai: สรรพนาม
- Turkish: zamir
- Ukrainian: займенник
- Vietnamese: đại từ
Definition of pronoun from the Collins English Dictionary
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