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The Pros of Knowing Pronouns: Part One

A lot of us, when asked to name a pronoun, give a personal pronoun such as he or she as an answer. Nothing wrong with knowing that, but to truly know your pronouns you need to also know the others!

One class of pronouns all should know are referred to as demonstrative pronouns. Pronouns such as these show us a noun that is implied rather than stated.

For example:

 “I would rather eat sand than eat this!”

 “You know I’ve never seen those before.” (referring to, say, a new kind of oyster in a package of more than one)

 That was an interesting movie, wasn’t it?”

(February 26, 2012)

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