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“pronoun” in British English

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pronounnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprəʊ.naʊn/ us /ˈproʊ.naʊn/

B1 a word that is used instead of a noun or a noun phrase:

Pronouns are often used to refer to a noun that has already been mentioned.
"She", "it", and "who" are all examples of pronouns.

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adjective uk /prəʊˈnɒm.ɪ.nəl/ us /proʊˈnɑː.mə.nəl/ specialized

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(Definition of “pronoun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pronoun” in American English

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pronounnoun [ C ]

us /ˈproʊˌnɑʊn/

grammar a word that is used instead of a noun or a noun phrase:

Pronouns are often used to refer to a noun that has been previously mentioned.
"She," "it," "them," and "who" are all examples of pronouns.

grammar a word that is used instead of a noun or a noun phrase:

Pronouns are often used to refer to a noun that has been previously mentioned.
"She," "it," "them," and "who" are all examples of pronouns.

(Definition of “pronoun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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