PronounsPronouns are a kind of shortcut – language would be rather tedious without them. They are used in place of nouns or proper nouns – usually to avoid repetition. Often, a reference is made to a noun or proper noun directly, and then subsequent references to the person or thing are made using a pronoun. Examples of pronouns: him; her; it; his; their; you; them; me.
For example, to say “Johnny tried to put the frog in Johnny’s pocket, but the frog jumped out” does not flow very well, so we use pronouns like this: “Johnny tried to put the frog in his
pocket, but it
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