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resumptive pronoun

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a pronoun that appears in a sentence at a position from which something has been copied or moved by a transformational rule, as found in languages such as Irish, Welsh, Hebrew, and Arabic and in some nonstandard varieties of English, as him in (nonstandard) the man that I gave the book to him.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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