In this sentence, I know "them" is a pronoun but I'm not sure if "his wife" is a pronoun or not?

Rand loves sports cars, and his wife loves them too

  • It is a Subject. Sep 3, 2020 at 12:31
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    No, it's a noun phrase. It has the noun "wife" as head, and the genitive personal pronoun "his" as determiner.
    – BillJ
    Sep 3, 2020 at 12:32
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    "Them" is also a noun phrase, with the pronoun "them" as head.
    – BillJ
    Sep 3, 2020 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


"His wife" is a noun phrase here. "them", which you also made bold, is a pronoun.

  • "Them" is also an NP consisting of just the pronoun "them".
    – BillJ
    Sep 3, 2020 at 14:58
  • @BillJ depends on the framework I guess
    – Lorraine
    Sep 3, 2020 at 16:00

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