Pronoun (definition)

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A pronoun is a closed class word that is used in place of a noun when the referent is known either by context or by previous mention. For example, if we hear the sentence "John left", followed by the sentence He hates Swedish Films, the word he is a pronoun as it refers back to the previous mention of John.

Pronouns come of several flavors in Gaelic:

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  • Wikipedia article on pronouns [1]


  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.