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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pronounpro‧noun /ˈprəʊnaʊn $ ˈproʊ-/ ●●● noun [countable]  SLGa word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase, such as ‘he’ instead of ‘Peter’ or ‘the man’ demonstrative pronoun, personal pronoun
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pronounThe speaker's ambiguous pronouns, shifting their referents, helped foster this feeling of harmonious identity.And do this, to take something that might be clearly activated, she decides to look at pronouns.But the grammarian is tongue-tied without his labels: noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, pronoun.This group of pronouns has weak forms pronounced with weaker vowels than the and of their strong forms.Familiar ways in which such participant-roles are encoded in language are of course the pronouns and their associated predicate agreements.She announced her decision this morning the pronoun she points to Mrs Thatcher within the textual world itself.Yet while we make this point we must immediately see that these pronouns do not characterize the relationship.
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