Origin of pronoun
Examples from the Web for pronoun
Oh, the heaven and hell wrought by the casual use of a pronoun.
He placed particular emphasis on the pronoun when he spoke the title aloud.
The pronoun is deliberate: the Sims was one of the first games to be played by women in significant numbers.SimCity Is Smarter Than You (Even If You’re an Urban Planner)|Josh Dzieza|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He asks, “What magic is there in the pronoun ‘my,’ that should justify us in overturning the decisions of impartial truth?”Why Favoritism Is Virtuous: The Case Against Fairness|Stephen T. Asma|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His famous mom still struggles with a pronoun for him, he tells Jacob Bernstein in an interview.
His pronoun hit antedates English itself, being the Anglo-Saxon neuter of he.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
Case is that modification of a noun or a pronoun which denotes its relation to other words in the sentence.Business English|Rose Buhlig
The pronoun it (originally hit), as compared with he, is a specimen of gender.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Pronounce′ment, act of pronouncing: an announcement or proclamation; Pronoun′cer.
I am going to exercitate my pupil over those verses to-day for pronoun practice.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Word Origin for pronoun
A word that takes the place of a noun. She, herself, it, and this are examples of pronouns. If we substituted pronouns for the nouns in the sentence “Please give the present to Karen,” it would read “Please give it to her.”