Pronouns - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

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Table of Contents

Pronouns - Words Substituting for Words Seven Varieties of Pronouns 1. Personal Pronouns Person - Three People Number - Singular or Plural Case - Subjective, Objective, Possessive Gender - Masculine, Feminine, Neuter Table of Personal Pronouns Your and Its Antecedents - Placement of Pronouns Antecedents - Number and Gender Sexist Writing Sexism - Proposed Solution Sexism - Other Solutions 2. Reflexive Pronouns - The -self Words 2. Intensive Pronouns - The -self Words 3. Indefinite Pronouns They-Their-Them None Each 4. Demonstrative Pronouns 5. Relative Pronouns Whose and Of Which Who, Whom, Whose That Can Refer to People That vs. Which 6. Interrogative Pronouns 7. Reciprocal Pronouns Fear of Using Pronouns A Summary of Pronouns