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Personal Pronouns: Forms and Functions
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INTRODUCTION: WHAT ARE PERSONAL PRONOUNS?

  • Spanish uses personal pronouns for the same reason English does--in order to avoid repetition of nouns.
    • Anne lives in Brooklyn, but she (Anne) works in the Bronx.
    • There are three museums in my city, and I visit them (the museums) often.
  • As in verb conjugations, the pronouns come in "sets" of six:
    • First, second and third persons, each with singular and plural forms.
  • There are five distinct functions that Spanish personal pronouns serve, reflecting the roles that their referents play in the sentence.
  • Click on the links above to view each type of pronoun or pronoun-related structure.
 
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