A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase.
A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase. Examples of pronouns are: he, hers, them, who, which. Pronouns are used to avoid awkward repetitions of a particular noun in spoken or written communication. (Compare "Bob drove Bob's car to Bob's office. Bob got out and walked inside." with "Alice drove her car to her office. She got out and went inside".)
Pronouns are generally classified as demonstrative, interrogative, possessive, and relative.
- When is it acceptable to omit the subject "I"?
- "the wife" instead of "my wife", are there any other contexts where a possessive pronoun gets replaced by a definite article?
- "Despicable Me": can "me" be used in such a way?