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What is a reciprocal pronoun?



A reciprocal pronoun is a pronoun that expresses a mutual feeling or action among the referents of a plural subject.

Examples (English)
  • They hit each other.
  • They like each other.

Crystal 1985 257


Hartmann and Stork 1972 192


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 364


Mish 1991 982

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