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Pronouns - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

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Below you’ll find links to our discussion on pronouns. We recommend that you start with the first topic,Pronouns - Words Substituting for Words. At the bottom of each topic, you’ll find links to “Next” and to “Previous.” So start with the first topic and then click “Next” to read our entire discussion on pronouns.

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Table of Contents

  1. Pronouns - Words Substituting for Words
  2. Seven Varieties of Pronouns
  3. 1. Personal Pronouns
  4. Person - Three People
  5. Number - Singular or Plural
  6. Case - Subjective, Objective, Possessive
  7. Gender - Masculine, Feminine, Neuter
  8. Table of Personal Pronouns
  9. Your and Its
  10. Antecedents - Placement of Pronouns
  11. Antecedents - Number and Gender
  12. Sexist Writing
  13. Sexism - Proposed Solution
  14. Sexism - Other Solutions
  15. 2. Reflexive Pronouns - The self Words
  16. 2. Intensive Pronouns - The self Words
  17. 3. Indefinite Pronouns
    1. They-Their-Them
    2. None
    3. Each
  18. 4. Demonstrative Pronouns
  19. 5. Relative Pronouns
  20. Whose and Of Which
  21. Who, Whom, Whose
  22. That Can Refer to People
  23. That vs. Which
  24. 6. Interrogative Pronouns
  25. 7. Reciprocal Pronouns
  26. Fear of Using Pronouns
  27. A Summary of Pronouns
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