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 History of this Word

"pronoun", spoken in France during 1250-1500 A.D.
which is from "pronomine", (instead of a noun), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

The following are pronouns.

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The glass fell and it broke. ("it" replaces "glass")

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Virginia and Bob sat and they talked for hours. ("they" replaces "Virginia and Bob")

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"pronoun" is a type of part of speech

Definition

Substitute for a noun. Indicates a previously used noun or a noun that is understood. Created to simplify language. Can be altered to correspond to the type of noun.

Examples of how the word is used

pronoun illustration Study pronouns for a pronoun quiz tomorrow.
pronoun illustration Sometimes if you over use pronouns, the noun they replace gets lost.