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personal pronoun

[ pur-suh-nl proh-noun ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nl ˈproʊˌnaʊn /
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noun Grammar.

any one of the pronouns used to refer to the speaker, or to those to or about whom the speaker is speaking, as, in English, I, me, we, us, you, he, she, it, they, him, her, them.

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Origin of personal pronoun

First recorded in 1660–70
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British Dictionary definitions for personal pronoun

personal pronoun

noun

a pronoun having a definite person or thing as an antecedent and functioning grammatically in the same way as the noun that it replaces. In English, the personal pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, and they, and are inflected for case
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Cultural definitions for personal pronoun

personal pronoun

A pronoun that represents a person in a sentence. Personal pronouns have different forms depending on their case, gender, and number, as follows:

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