Writing: A College Handbook - Using Pronouns (Ch. 20)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
A pronoun is a word that commonly takes the place of a noun or noun phrase: “Brenda thought that she had lost the dog, but it had followed her.” “She” and “her” take the place of “Brenda,” a noun; “it” takes the place of “the dog,” a noun phrase. Pronouns thus eliminate the need for awkward repetition.
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