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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
- 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