personal pronoun


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personal pronoun

A personal pronoun is a pronoun (a word that functions as and acts as a substitute for a noun or nouns) that represents a grammatical person within a sentence. While personal pronouns often do indicate an actual person, they can also refer to animals, inanimate objects, or even intangible concepts.
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personal pronoun

n.
A pronoun designating the person speaking (I, me, we, us), the person spoken to (you), or the person or thing spoken about (he, she, it, they, him, her, them).

personal pronoun

n
(Grammar) 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

per′sonal pro′noun


n.
a pronoun indicating grammatical person, as I, me, we, us, you, he, she, it, they, him, her, them.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal pronoun - a pronoun expressing a distinction of person
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
reflexive, reflexive pronoun - a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
Translations
ضَمير المُتَكَلِّم
osobní zájmeno
personligt pronomen
persoonapronomini
személyes névmás
persónufornafn
asmeninis įvardis
pronome pessoal
osobné zámeno
kişi zamiri

person

(ˈpəːsn) plural people (ˈpiːpl) ˈpersons noun
1. a human being. There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.
2. a person's body. He never carried money on his person (= with him; in his pockets etc).
ˈpersonal adjective
1. one's own. This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.
2. private. This is a personal matter between him and me.
3. in person. The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.
4. (making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person's appearance etc. personal remarks; Don't be personal!
ˌpersoˈnalityplural persoˈnalities noun
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.
2. strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person. a television personality; (also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
ˈpersonally adverb
1. in one's own opinion. Personally, I prefer the other.
2. doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one's behalf. He thanked me personally.
ˌpersonal comˈputer noun
(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.
personal pronoun
a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons. I am going; He hit her; She saw you.
ˌpersonal ˈstereo noun
(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.
ˌpersonal ˌwatercraft noun
a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.
in person
personally; one's self, not represented by someone else. The Queen was there in person; I'd like to thank him in person.
References in classic literature ?
The butler laid a special emphasis on the personal pronoun.
I should think so,' replied the party addressed, with a strong emphasis on the personal pronoun.
replied Philippe, laying a stress upon the personal pronoun.
He says that is what made him love me," answered Fanny, never calling her lover by his name, but making the little personal pronoun a very sweet word by the tone in which she uttered it.
I don't want any remarks if YOU please,' said Miss Knag, with a strong emphasis on the personal pronoun.
Personal pronouns and adjectives are a fruitful nuisance in this language, and should have been left out.
I begin by considering the counterfactual statements in "A Castaway" and in an essay from A Housewife's Opinions, "Poets and Personal Pronouns," to show how Webster's dramatic poems served as a testing ground for the theories of reform and social thought that she went on to develop in her essays.
As can be seen in Figure 3, out of 62 analyzed examples of personal pronouns used in their indefinite meaning, the personal pronoun "we" (61%, i.
The references to these characters by personal pronouns for females were calculated to be 14 ('She' = 5, 'her' = 9).
In another study, depressed individuals were found to use more personal pronouns, such as "I" or "me," as well as had a greater percentage of words with a negative valence than formerly depressed individuals or individuals who have never been depressed (Rude, Gortner, & Pennebaker, 2004).
In their study of Indo-European languages, Mallory & Adams (2006: 416) point to the various potential sources of the nominative form of the first person personal pronoun, stating that it "might be derived from the PIE first person or from the emphatic form or from the accusative".
and personal pronouns in Vietnamese, for example, the personal pronoun I and 'you' in English can be translated as ong, bd, co, chu, anh, chi, em, con, chau .

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