personal pronoun

personal pronoun
noun Date: 1668 a pronoun (as I, you, or they) that expresses a distinction of person

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  • personal pronoun — ► NOUN ▪ each of the pronouns in English (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them) that show contrasts of person, gender, number, and case. USAGE I, we, they, he, and she are subjective personal pr …   English terms dictionary

  • Personal pronoun — Personal Per son*al (p[ e]r s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.] 1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things. [1913 Webster] Every man so termed by way of personal difference. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • personal pronoun — personal pronouns N COUNT A personal pronoun is a pronoun such as I , you , she , or they which is used to refer to the speaker or the person spoken to, or to a person or thing whose identity is clear, usually because they have already been… …   English dictionary

  • personal pronoun — n technical a ↑pronoun such as I , you , or they …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • personal pronoun — noun count LINGUISTICS a pronoun such as I, you, them, or it that refers to a specific person, thing, or group of people or things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • personal pronoun — n. any of a group of pronouns referring to the speaker(s), the person(s) spoken to, or any other person(s) or thing(s): the English personal pronouns, nominative case form, are: I2, YOU, HE1, SHE, IT1, WE, THEY …   English World dictionary

  • personal pronoun — noun a pronoun expressing a distinction of person (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑pronoun • Hyponyms: ↑reflexive pronoun, ↑reflexive * * * noun, pl ⋯ nouns [count] grammar : a pronoun (such as I, you, they, or …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal pronoun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms personal pronoun : singular personal pronoun plural personal pronouns linguistics a pronoun such as I , you , them , or it that refers to a specific person, thing, or group of people or things …   English dictionary

  • Personal pronoun — ExamplesSidebar|35% *He shook her hand. *Why do you always rely on me to do your homework for you? *They tried to run away from the hunter, but he set his dogs after them.Personal pronouns are pronouns used as substitutes for proper or common… …   Wikipedia

  • personal pronoun — noun a) A pronoun which, in English, refers to one or a combination of the following: b) Any pronoun, with an antecedent, standing in as the subject or object of a verb …   Wiktionary

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