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What is a personal pronoun?

 

Definition
 

A personal pronoun is a pronoun that expresses a distinction of person deixis.

Examples (English)
 
  • I
  • he
  • she
  • it
  • we
  • they
  • inflected forms such as me, my, mine, etc.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of personal pronouns:
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 168

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 347

 

Mish 1991 878


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