English - Etymology
English - Noun
(grammar) A type of noun that refers anaphorically
to another noun or noun phrase, but which cannot ordinarily be preceded by a determiner and rarely takes an attributive adjective. English examples include I, you, him, who, me, my, each other.
- 2013, Nicholas Brownless, Spoken Discourse in Early English Newspapers. In: Joad Raymond (ed.), News Networks in Seventeenth Century Britain and Europe, p.72
- 2014, N. M. Gwynne, Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate Introduction to Latin Including the Latin in Everyday English, Random House (ebook without page numbers) [the italic words were originally bold]
2015, Murray Shukyn & Achim K. Krull & Dale E. Shuttleworth, Cliffsnotes GED
Test Cram Plan, 2nd edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, p.140
- Pronouns must agree with the nouns they replace. If a pronoun replaces a singular noun, it should itself be singular. For example:
- My and I are both singular and agree with each other. If the subject were plural, it would read: We brougt our fishing rods. The plural pronoun our agrees with the plural we.