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Personal pronouns are pronouns used as substitutes for proper or common nouns. All known human languages have personal pronouns.

Examples

  • 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.

*"Possessive adjectives" like her and his are often seen as pronouns as well, at least informally. }}

References

  • Gaynesford, M. de I: The Meaning of the First Person Term, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006.

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