This article is about the part of speech. This applies especially to third-person personal pronouns and relative pronouns. A pronominal is also a word or phrase reflexive and intensive pronouns pdf acts as a pronoun. I” or “they and I”.
There is no such distinction in English. Who does this belong to? They must refer to a noun phrase in the same clause. In some languages, the same forms can be used as both reflexive and reciprocal pronouns. The term “possessive pronoun” is sometimes restricted to the first type. Indefinite pronouns, the largest group of pronouns, refer to one or more unspecified persons or things.
Interrogative pronouns ask which person or thing is meant. The difference is entirely in the second person. The pronoun is described there as “a part of speech substitutable for a noun and marked for a person. English examples are given in the table on the right.
Other linguists have taken a similar view, uniting pronouns and determiners into a single class, sometimes called “determiner-pronoun”, or regarding determiners as a subclass of pronouns or vice versa. Pronouns exemplify such a word class, or rather several smaller classes united by an important semantic distinction between them and all the major parts of speech. The latter denote things, phenomena and their properties in the ambient world. Pronouns, on the contrary, do not denote anything, but refer to things, phenomena or properties without involving their peculiar nature.
On So-Called “Pronouns” in English”. For detailed discussion see George D. New York: Cambridge University Press. This page was last edited on 17 December 2017, at 07:39. Disjunctive pronominal forms are typically found in the following contexts. Disjunctive pronouns are often semantically restricted. If someone proposes a good candidate, I’ll vote for her.