[ pur-suh-nl proh-noun ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nl ˈproʊˌnaʊn /
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
Words nearby personal pronoun
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British Dictionary definitions for personal pronoun
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
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