Personal pronouns in English grammar are words that take the place of common and proper nouns. The antecedents of personal pronouns are previously identified proper and common nouns.
Personal pronoun is a grammatical form.
Personal pronoun is a subcategory of pronoun, which is a subcategory of noun.
Personal pronouns function as the heads of pronoun phrases or noun phrases. The six grammatical functions performed by personal pronouns are subject, subject complement, direct object, indirect object, prepositional complement, and appositive.
The four types of personal pronouns are subject pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns, and reflexive pronouns.
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