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).
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
The butler laid a special emphasis on the personal pronoun. Julius turned to his brother.
'I should think so,' replied the party addressed, with a strong emphasis on the personal pronoun.
"He is very devoted to me ," 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. 'Is there any fire downstairs for some hot water presently?'
Personal pronouns and adjectives are a fruitful nuisance in this language, and should have been left out.
When the 'rule' is broken, the speaker implies their attitude through the choice of a different kinship term or personal pronoun. The kind of attitudinal meanings conveyed through the choice of a particular kinship term or personal pronoun can only be inferred from the co-text and context.
She is a girl interrupted by a revelation brought forth and named by an exclamatory personal pronoun.
In such cases the translator must decide whether to explain the reference via a footnote or a relative, for example, or whether to ignore the qualitative lexical input and translate only the anaphorical function, falling back on a personal pronoun (e.g.
Only the co-occurrence of the genitive forms minu and mu 'my' of the personal pronoun mina 'I' with different words for 'human being' was investigated.
Motika shuns personal pronouns; setting aside the two longest poems, I count only three instances of "I": "Night, in the Oaks," "Via Bixby" and "Tea Palinode (18th & Sanchez)."
A different school of thought originated with Meyer-Lubke, who saw the use of -ne with personal pronouns as just another manifestation of its use with oxytonic words in general.

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