Pronomen

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Noun[edit]

Pronomen n (genitive Pronomens, plural Pronomen or Pronomina)

  1. (grammar) pronoun
  2. (grammar) determiner, pronominal adjective

Usage notes[edit]

The English word pronoun is used according to its literal meaning, i.e. referring only to such words that can replace nouns. Therefore "ours" is a possessive pronoun, but "our" is a possessive adjective. In German, however, both kinds of words are called Pronomen. The grammatical difference can be expressed by calling "ours" a substantivisches Pronomen and "our" an adjektivisches Pronomen.

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