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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per′sonal pro′noun(n.)

  1. a pronoun indicating grammatical person, as

    I, me, we, us, you, he, she, it, they, him, her, them.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of personal pronoun:

1660–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personal pronoun(noun)

    a pronoun expressing a distinction of person

Wiktionary

  1. personal pronoun(Noun)

    A pronoun which, in English, refers to one or a combination of the following:

  2. personal pronoun(Noun)

    Any pronoun, with an antecedent, standing in as the subject or object of a verb.

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  1. Personal pronoun

    Personal pronouns are pronouns that are associated primarily with a particular grammatical person – first person, second person, or third person. Personal pronouns may also take different forms depending on number, grammatical or natural gender, case, and formality. The term "personal" is used here purely to signify the grammatical sense; personal pronouns are not limited to people and can also refer to animals and objects. The re-use in some languages of one personal pronoun to indicate a second personal pronoun with formality or social distance – commonly a second person plural to signify second person singular formal – is known as the T–V distinction, from the Latin pronouns tu and vos. Examples are the majestic plural in English and the use of "vous" in place of "tu" in French For specific details of the personal pronouns used in the English language, see English personal pronouns.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

personal pronoun

a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons

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