The Pronoun – A Pronoun stands in for a Noun

A Pronoun stands in for a Noun
  • A pronoun in for a noun stands;
  • For speech, which good style demands:
  • Instead of noun or name,
  • Use a pronoun just the same,
  • For good style a pronoun demands.

“Pronoun” is from the Latin, “pronomen,”  “pro-,” meaning, “for, fore,” and, “nomen,” meaning, “noun.”

A pronoun “stands in” for a noun. Rather than repeating the name of a thing over and over, a prounoun is used. While the name of a person or thing may be pleasant enough, to repeat it over and over can build boredem.

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