A pronoun is a word that can function by itself as a noun phrase.

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Usage : Am yet to read those

Conversation : A- I am reading the Harry potter series. B- I am yet to read those. or is it better to use "I am yet to read them" or is there a better alternative?
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verb conjugation [on hold]

I got a sentence like this "Hunt for treasure likes a pirate" But someone said it should be "Hunt for treasure like a pirate" I thought because of "hunt for treasure" acts as singular pronoun or ...
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“giant stone blocks that [weigh/weighs] several thousand kilograms each” [migrated]

The Egyptians built the pyramids out of giant stone blocks that weigh several thousand kilograms each. Weigh or weighs, which one is correct? Some teacher give the following answer The ...
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What was the purpose of the ethical dative?

I can find examples of its use, but not a rationale. Presumably there was one at some point. What was it for?
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Is “very much” an adverb or an adjective? [migrated]

I would like to know what "very much" is in terms of grammatical classification. Adjective, adverb, etc. Thank you very much
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Quick questions about pronouns in a sentence [migrated]

I'm confused when it comes to writing the following: "..., I bought from my one of the sweet sweet friends" vs "...., I bought from one of my sweet sweet friends" Neither me or my partner is native ...
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The deal between “Mary and me” vs. “Mary and I” [closed]

I think "Mary and me," even though it sounds odd to the ear, is correct, but my choice is between: "I've forgotten everything about the deal between Mary and me" and "I've forgotten everything about ...
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Can “which” be used as a conjunctive pronoun in the appositive clause? [migrated]

In my second language learning class the teacher kept telling us that the pronoun "which" cannot be used in the appositive clause; I disagree with this. Here's why: The problem which one should ...
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to whom/which, for which

consider the sentence: Sometimes even if we try hard to come up with an idea, the result of "which" carried out is in vain. should it be which or it? Also, how to be able to make sentences with the ...
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the lid of the jar [migrated]

Can one say a. I took off the lid of the jar and emptied it. b. I took off the jar's lid and emptied it. c. I took off the jar lid and emptied it. ? The intended meaning is that I emptied the jar ...
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USA English, possessive pronouns doubt. [migrated]

Referring to a group of students, should I say "the group concluded HIS portfolio" or "the group concluded ITS portfolio"?
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Can pronouns refer to adjectives?

If the following sentence is grammatical, does the pronoun it refer to deceptive? "Marcos was deceptive and it led to his demise." If the above sentence is wrong, then why is the following sentence ...
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Subject/object of sentence

Am I right in thinking this sentence in today's Irish Times is wrong: "A long-serving employee dismissed by Dunnes Stores after it won an appeal against an award of €67,500 damages to her has been ...
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Possesive pronoun to use with the interrogative pronoun [duplicate]

When using the interrogative pronoun, 'who', what would the possessive form be? 'Who checks X letterbox every day?'. I feel it ought to be 'his' but some people I know claim it should be 'their', ...
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Pronoun Agreement Rule [migrated]

"Why did God let Adam and Eve eat the apple of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Why cannot he prevented evil? (Quoted from an article.) Those were the last questions he asked to his parents ...
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Is it appropriate not to capitalize “I” if i personally view it as vanity on cultural grounds? [closed]

My native language is Russian, and the first person singular pronoun in Russian is "я". No capitalization. We also have a proverb in our language (and culture), which is literally translated as: "'я' ...
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enough for me to [closed]

1) I am thinking about the time when I had enough hair to comb. 2) I am thinking about the time when I had enough hair to comb it. 3) I am thinking about the time when I had enough hair for me to ...
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pronoun usage with a preceeding a

What pronouns would you use in the following sentence John and Lou recognized a bear cub. Replacing the proper nouns with a pronoun and then replace bear cub with a pronoun.
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Can relative pronouns reference each other?

Is it grammatically possible to say something like this?: He was who who he was. It sounds wrong and it surely doesn't make sense, but could it technically work? Thanks
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How is unjustifiable (falsely attributed) usage of *we* or *us* called? [closed]

I wonder what the name of phenomenon when a speaker uses we or us to falsely (and, really, deceptively) attach oneself to a group (like when a politician says "hard times await us" in his public ...
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The pronoun, it is popular…why?

I've noticed a shift towards a form of speech that I would love to know more about. It first showed-up in US TV dramas I think, but now it's common to hear it used in everyday conversation. Here are ...
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the basement door

1) We opened the basement door and entered it. 2) We opened the basement's door and entered it. 3) We opened the door of the basement and entered it. Which of the above sentences are correct? It ...
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Are houses masculine or feminine? [duplicate]

Ships and boats are referred to using feminine pronouns. Are houses masculine, feminine or neutral? Please provide evidence for your answer, a Google search didn't help me.
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Correct usage of Personal Pronouns [duplicate]

Which of these is the right way of using a personal Pronoun? (Me vs I) This is I. Einstein the Genius! This is Me. Einstein the Genius! I'm a bit confused since both sound right.
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Second person pronouns [closed]

Can someone explain to me why do a lot of tweets have second person pronouns? I'm doing research study and it appears that second person pronouns appear the most in tweets.
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Should this sentence use the word “one” or “you”?

Is the sentence One only has to look at the size of Claire’s house to know that you can make a lot of money as a doctor. correct? I'm not sure whether mixing the words "one" and "you" in the ...
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Are pronouns nouns?

In the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Huddleston & Pullum 2002) and many other grammars, the English pronouns are viewed as a subcategory of the English nouns. In other grammars, such ...
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Rules for pronouns

Is there a rule in English regarding whether a pronoun or the subject it refers to should appear in the subordinate clause of a complex sentence? Simple example: “Whenever the little girl/she eats ...
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Is “what” or “which” more correct for an unknown (but ultimately finite) quantity?

Given a situation such as wanting to know the song someone is listening to, or the city someone lives in, is it more proper to use which (indicating the quantity is finite) or what (indicating its ...
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Difference between he/him in nominative case?

So I sat through a presentation on APA wherein the professor was stressing to us the importance of proper writing as pertaining to turning in assignments (which I think was basically telling the ...
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Is it better to use “one” or “he/she”? [duplicate]

What sounds better to a native/is more correct? I assume they all are correct, but still - what is the best way to say it? If one wants to do something, one should do it. If one wants to do ...
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Difference between whatsoever and whatever [closed]

These could be considered across all possible pronouns, say whomsoever and whomever. I'd be pleased to know the difference, if at all it makes any. Merriam doesnt count the difference, just the other ...
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What is the correct pronoun to use when referering to Hatsune Miku? [closed]

This is a question I have been wondering about the last few days, and I'm still not sure if it should be posted here on in the music section, so please excuse me if it's misposted. Hatsune Miku is a ...
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Serial is produced by … and me

At the end of every episode of Serial, Sarah Koenig says: Serial is produced by Julie Snyder, Dana Chivvis and me. The word "me" sounds wrong to me there. Is it? If it's wrong, what is correct ...
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What (or who) is the rival gang of the Jets? [closed]

Is a gang (or a musical group) considered like a person or an object? I.e. should I ask: Who is the rival gang of the Jets? Or should it be: What is the rival gang of the Jets? What is ...
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She and her friends or her friends and she? [closed]

Should I say "Linda is my daughter. She and her friends like to go shopping on weekends." or "Linda is my daughter. Her friends and she like to go shopping on weekends." Which one looks better? ...
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Pronoun referring to a generic profession [duplicate]

"The community pharmacist assumes a passive role despite the impact _______ can make." Which pronoun should be used in this sentence? Thank you.
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Is there an easy way to identify whether or not a pronoun is ambiguous?

It seems like I have the most trouble with ambiguous pronouns. I wrongly assume that a pronoun is ambiguous very often. Consider these three examples: The city of Conway, Wales, now surrounds the ...
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“send … both me and …” vs “send … both myself and …”

Which is correct/preferable in the context of a third party sending file X via email: "please send X to both me and Ann" or "please send X to both myself and Ann" and why? Google returns hundreds of ...
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Pronouns when addressing a crowd

So recently, I have been working on a speech. Parts of this speech is a series of questions that I pose to the audience. I realize some difficulty when writing them. For example: “Who remembers ...
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What does the boldfaced “it” refer to in the context?

From the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Weekly: The Global Agenda Council on Human Rights developed a new paradigm that recognizes the important, though not exclusive, role of multinational ...
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Pronoun question

I have a pronoun question, though I am not sure what exact category this question falls into. I'm wondering about what is the best pronoun to use in the following situation: If the "me" in question ...
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What's the correct pronoun for “people like us”? [duplicate]

In the sentence "people like us never wash […] hands", should the pronoun be "our" or "their"?
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Grammar Rules regarding the pronoun 'it'

"I want to be a doctor. I like helping people that's why I want to be it." "Where's your new iphone? Can you show me it?" What grammar rules govern the use of the pronoun 'it' in these sentences. They ...
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Would pronouns be objective or subjective in this sentence?

Sentence: John's entire plan was nothing more than him/he and me/I walking by his neighbors' houses armed with twenty-eight inches of potentially bone-crushing sports equipment. Should I ...
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Is “whichevereth” a word? [duplicate]

Whichevereth does not appear to be listed in dictionaries. With only a few Google hits, across a selection of informal texts and snippets, it is perhaps used to indicate that the speaker does not ...
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surpass he or his, possessive or pronoun

Mary and John were given the same task. In the end, Mary's work is better, and far exceeds his/him. Is "him" grammatically incorrect here?
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“… a risk that it exists or will exist” - Sentence Wording

in the following piece of legislation, can you tell me if the correct grammar is being used? "A person acts recklessly within the meaning of section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 with respect to ...
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Correct use of the pronoun “one”? [duplicate]

If one fails, then he must simply try harder. If one fails, then one must simply try harder. I have been trying to find the answer to this one for some time now. Some books and websites say second ...