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A word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse. eq. he, she, it

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A word (one of the traditional parts of speech) that takes the place of a noun, noun phrase, or noun clause.
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A word (one of the traditional parts of speech) that takes the place of a nounnoun phrase, or noun clause

A pronoun can function as a subjectobject, or complement in a sentence. Unlike nouns, pronouns rarely allow modification.

Pronouns are a closed word class in English: new members rarely enter the language.

There are several different classes of pronouns:

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