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

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Why is “herself” required in this particular sentence?

Why is a reflexive pronoun, i.e. herself, grammatically required in the following sentence? I gave Susie a picture of herself. Compare with: I gave Susie a picture of her. This ...
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Referring to humans in a rhetorical analysis essay

Take the sentence: Woolf gears her essay to the inquisitive mind, attempting to raise thoughts about whether humans are pathetic beads of life in time’s entirety, or whether we are somehow more ...
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Using a pronoun and a proper noun with a descriptor

With the sentence: "If he was Little Freddie, the apple of Vinnie's eye, would have told him." Does it mean if he was Little Freddie, or was he referring to Little Freddie? I think the meaning is for ...
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“Somewhere” - is it really a pronoun?

Is it? If it is then why is not listed in the major dictionaries? LDOCE, Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster: No
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Cohesive devices

Hi I'm analysing an old advertisement at the moment. Below's a picture of it, I'm stumped on one thing. Can someone tell me if the pronouns 'you' and 'your' are anaphoric references or exophoric ...
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How to ask a mixed gender group for their participation?

This question deals with the use of y'all in written vs. spoken English, gender neutrality and group dynamics. I often find myself writing emails to both men and women asking if they would like to ...
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Part of speech of “that”?

In this sentence: Its shape resembles that of a kangaroo’s hind foot. What part of speech would that be?