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    loralee is offline Newbie
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    Help with pronouns

    can a pronoun may be used either when its identity has been specified or when its identity has not already been mentioned

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    billmcd is offline Key Member
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    Re: Help with pronouns

    If I understand your post correctly, you should not use a pronoun following the noun to which it refers in the same sentence. For example, "John he is always late for class" is not correct.

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    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
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    Re: Help with pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by loralee View Post
    Can a pronoun be used either when its identity has been specified or when its identity has not already been mentioned?
    Welcome to the board, Loralee.

    If I understand you correctly, the answer is yes.

    For example:

    'Meet my sister. She lives in Burnley'.

    'After he had been waiting for half an hour, Rupert gave up and went home.'

    Is that what you mean?

    Rover

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