Category talk:English pronouns
Determiners are not pronouns
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.
- Pronouns may occur in tag questions. Determiners can't.
- This is delicious, isn't it?
- *This is delicious, isn't this?
- In phrasal verbs, pronouns must appear between the verb and particle. Determiners may occur after the particle.
- pick it up
- *pick up it
- pick this up
- pick up this
--BrettR 01:19, 27 October 2006 (UTC)