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pronoun British & World English

A word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g. she, it, this)

impersonal pronoun British & World English

The pronoun it when used without definite reference or antecedent, as in it was snowing and it seems hard to believe

indefinite pronoun British & World English

A pronoun that does not refer to any person, amount, or thing in particular, e.g. anything, something, anyone, everyone

personal pronoun British & World English

Each of the pronouns in English (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them) comprising a set that shows contrasts of person, gender, number, and case

possessive pronoun British & World English

A pronoun indicating possession, for example mine, yours, hers, theirs

impersonal pronoun New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

pronoun without a definite referent or antecedent, in English it

indefinite pronoun New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

pronoun without a particular referent, e.g. anybody, something

throw someone a curve in curve British & World English

another way of saying throw someone a curveball.


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