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A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase.

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Are “Beautiful me” and “Beautiful we” grammatically correct?

I wanted to create some maximally short and correct construction with any adjectives and those pronouns. I did some search engine research but there was nothing with "beautiful we", so what about the "...
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Using “it” to refer to a person in “The suspect is not… It is…”

a. The suspect is not the man who was talking to John. It is the man sitting next to Sally. b. The suspect is not the man who was talking to John. It is the person sitting next to Sally. c. The ...
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All of them vs all of it [closed]

I want to refers C, N, O, P Should I say "all of them have no allotropes" or "all of it has no allotropes?" What's the difference? (Can I say : what's the differences?)
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Subjective case or objective case

In the following sentence Mr. Trump referred to Mr. Modi as a “true friend”, and a “tremendously successful leader”, who he credited with India’s progress. I think whom should be used.
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Usage about pronoun who

I was writing something like: Speaking is an umbrella term itself who encompasses grammar, vocabulary, fluency and accuracy and pronunciation. Herein lies two problem, 1.can i use who here? 2.does ...
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Confusion in pronoun

What is the best way to avoid confusion of pronouns? For example, see the following sentence: When Anne’s grandmother died she lit an extra candle for her on her birthday. Here it is very ...
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Can “he” and “man” refer to all genders?

All men must die, but death can vary in its significance. The ancient Chinese writer Sima Qian said, "Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a ...
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as it stands/as it is

What does "it" in "as it stands" and "as it is now" refer to? The situation or the evidence? The evidence, as it stands, cannot be conclusive. The evidence, as it is now, cannot be conclusive. ...
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'This' v. 'that' when referencing smth just mentioned

I don't know, suppose it's something like this (I made up the sentences myself): Dolphins have a smooth, streamlined body. This/that helps them accelerate up to 34.5 mph. Sometimes, even in ...
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What does “their” refer to in this sentence?

Many Westerners are startled at the images of America and the West in contemporary Japanese advertising. Their accidental encounter by an American tourist or businessperson on a visit to Japan ...
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Should I use “it” or “them” or some other pronoun when I say “I need to sweep **them/it** into a dustpan and dump **them/it** to the garbage”

This is a sub-quesiton from this post. If I am supposed to merge these two, please leave a comment rather than giving a down voting. suppose this scenario, there are 9 coffee beans on the floor, I ...
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“one ” used as pro-form

The following is from a grammar book: 1) a. She was still working. b. Was she still working? The contrast in (1) is one of clause type, with (a)declarative and (b) interrogative. Questions: ...
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The use of “that” and “it” in context

Lets say I am at a table with my friend across from me and he takes out his phone and puts it on the table. And the phone is the only phone on the table. How do I refer to it: with it or that? For ...
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I was *on* Mallorca or *in* Mallorca?

I may have been on some particular island (and probably not in it, unless I explored a cave). But in this specific case it sounds better to me to say "I was in Mallorca", perhaps because the island is ...
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Adverb clause of comparision

example1: “He is wiser that I” example2: “He is wiser than me”. I know example1 is correct and example2 is grammatically wrong. But please check the below conditions Sentence1: “I found her ...
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Is “they” singular or plural in this context?

Hypothetically, in the context of -What's your favorite restaurant to eat food -If they have food, I'll eat it" was said. Would "they" be singular or plural?
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Her or hers or her’s [closed]

Talking about possessive pronoun, which one is correct? Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s her. Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s hers. Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s her’s.
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To omit ‘one’ or not

Are the pixels of a 1080p 43-inch screen bigger than a 1080p 32-inch one? Should I keep the ‘one’ or remove and write: Are the pixels of a 1080p 43-inch screen bigger than a 1080p 32-inch? ...
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Should I use “who” or “which” when referring to a specific animal species?

I'd like to know what option to use, specifically when referring to a species by its scientific name.
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What 'him' refers to in this context?

"You're under-age!" Mrs Weasley shouted at here daughter as Harry approached. "I won't permit it! The boys, yes, but you, you've got to go home!" "I won't!" Ginny's hair flew as she pulled ...
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When we use 's ' with a verb and what is subject and verb match?

hello guys i want to know that when we use 's' with a verb and when not and what is subject and verb match condition is the subject is singular then we use singular verb and if the verb is plural then ...
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How to avoid repeat a noun that is mentioned previously

In this sentence: The birth rate in the USA was higher than the birth rate in China. If I wanna replace "the birth rate" before "in China", I would use "that" or "one"? Actually, I have already ...
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What does “it” refer to

Charles C. Boycott was an English land agent whose difficult duty it was to collect high taxes from Irish farmers. I can't understand how it works in this sentence. Does it antecedently refer to "...
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“…, making it / itself ideal for toddlers” in this context

A school bag commercial says: The bag is lightweight, making it ideal for toddlers. Can I replace the it with itself as the bag is qualifying itself (the bag)?
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What does “it” stand for? [duplicate]

The faeces contain nitrogen and it is that which fertilises the desert soil. source: A collection of a bunch of sentences What does "it" stand for? I'm considering two possibilities: 1, "it" ...
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Use of pronouns with mythical creatures

How should we refer to such figures from mythology and occultism like: Lucifer, Fenrir, Scylla, Astaroth, Beelzebub, Baphomet, Minotaur, Golem, etc - he, she or it? Famously, the general rule is to ...
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Why I can't use “that its” in this case?

I faced a question where I was supposed to fill in the missing blank. The question was: The large family _____ house had been destroyed by the storm was invited to stay at a hotel. There were ...
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“whose” vs “that its” in English

I'm an English learner and today I faced a question where I was supposed to fill in the missing blank. The question was: The large family _____ house had been destroyed by the storm was invited to ...
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What is the difference between “myself vs i myself do.”?

Sometimes ago, I was facing with native speakers he used " Myself & I Myself Do." could you help me out about importance of this sentence "I will eat myself." & "I myself will eat."
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Use of “The Same”

I came across many sentences , in few the same is correct but in other its use was incorrect. Although going through many sites, didn't understand the difference. The police started the ...
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any singular + any plural + verb?

I have the following sentence: It shows up when any organization or preset settings are saved. It uses any with a singular noun (organization) then comes a plural noun (settings), should be ...
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The class listens carefully when THEIR teacher gives instructions

I don't understand why there is pronoun 'their' in the following sentence: The class listens carefully when their teacher gives instructions. Is it because 'the class' is treated as a collective ...
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“That” instead of “those” with plural nouns

At the first glance, that is used with singular nouns, and those with plural. However, sometimes I see that that is used with plural nouns as well. So, both of these examples seems to be correct: ...
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Can “each ” be omitted?

I have three wallets. Each wallet has the same shape, but a different color. The wallet has a zippered pocket on one side. Does "The wallet" in the sentence above I created make sense? I don't like ...
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Use “it” to describe something in a general tone

I am not a native speaker of English. I wonder whether using "it" to talk about something in a general tone is weird. In the example down below I use "it" to talk about "a tiger", not any specific ...
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Which is correct, “their name” or “their names”?

I've got a command that says: Point to the items and color them. Say its name. I'm sure it should be their instead of its, but I'm not 100% sure if it should be their name or their names.
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its or their when talking about body parts

This is a command for a preschool class in which I'm not sure if I need to use its or their. The command as follows: "Point to each part of the body and say its name." The idea is basically that the ...
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“John's” or “of John” in this context

In the sentences below: All the mistakes are mine. Likewise, All the mistakes are John's. Now, Can we say: All the mistakes are of me. And All the mistakes are of John. Are these ...
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“whom…from” vs “from whom…” - positions of interrogative pronoun and preposition

Are both following sentences correct? If so, which one is more usual? Whom did the attacks come from? From whom did the attacks come?
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Why are tomorrow, yesterday, today nouns not pronouns?

For example: Yesterday was great. When we say yesterday, we refer the day before today. Why can’t it be pronoun instead of noun? According to Longman dictionary tomorrow, yesterday, today can ...
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“You are one of those people who correct me.” Why we don't use “one of them”?

You are one of those people who correct me. I have confusion regarding the use of "one of them" and "one of those". Why we don't use "one of them"? Please explain it.
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What does “they” in the phrase, “the best they can” point to?

This sentence is grabbed from a website: A teacher's primary goal is to teach students the best they can about the things that are in our textbooks and more important, how to show respect for one ...
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Word-usage “That which” (used togheter) or only “which”?

I have seen in a game this statement: Shinning as lucifer, the morning star in the dawn, showing a beauty that is not God's. — That which appears within grasp. Could I say only which ("which ...
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Can his be used for feminine nouns

In the following sentence Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his mother Heeraben in Gandhinagar on the occasion of his 69th birthday. His is used for mother. Is it correct?
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“I've seen all of Tarantino's films” vs “I've seen all Tarantino's films”

I encountered the sentence "I've seen all Tarantino's films" in a book I was reading. I found the writing odd since I would normally write it as "I've seen all of Tarantino's films" (because I've ...
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“It” used with plural nouns

Maybe it is an interference from my native tongue, but why is it correct to say “It is the locations that make this tournament special”. Since there is the pronoun “it” for singular, and “they” for ...
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how do i know what to use in/on/from/in/at + which?

I can see similar questions about this in/from/at .. +which .. but I don't really get it so I want to ask few things It's a sentence from my textbook. She describes a personal experience in ...
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Is a verb not conjugated in commands?

I was learning Korean on Duolingo and found that the following sentence is accepted. Everyone jump! I filled in Everyone jumps and got wrong. The comment section says it must be Everyone jump ...
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What part of speech is “my” in the sentence?

This is my book. What part of speech is "my" in the sentence above? This may be considered a silly question to ask, but I have referred to some dictionaries such as Word Master and Oxford's Advanced ...
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“Here it is” or “Here is”

I am writing a text and I am not sure which option to use: a) Here is difficult to understand the relations between the inputs and outputs or b) Here it is difficult to understand the ...

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