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What is a reciprocal pronoun?

 

Definition
 

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.
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 257

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 192

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 364

 

Mish 1991 982


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