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Using Pronouns

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A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun.

Maggie took the shot.

She took it.

       (The pronoun she refers to one girl—Maggie. The pronoun it refers to one thing—shot.)

The word a pronoun refers to is its antecendent.

A singular pronoun stands for a singular word, and a plural pronoun for a plural word.

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