Category talk:English pronouns

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Determiners are not pronouns[edit]

Determiners such as this, all, and some can often occur without a noun. In traditional grammar, these are called pronouns. There are, however, a number of key differences between such determiners and pronouns.

  1. Pronouns may occur in tag questions. Determiners can't.
    1. This is delicious, isn't it?
    2. *This is delicious, isn't this?
  2. In phrasal verbs, pronouns must appear between the verb and particle. Determiners may occur after the particle.
    1. pick it up
    2. *pick up it
    3. pick this up
    4. pick up this

--BrettR 01:19, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

"his nibs"?[edit]

If we're allowing "his butt", I'd think "his nibs" should be in there, too; what do you think? Mark314159 (talk) 19:44, 22 February 2014 (UTC)