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    when do I use a pronoun instead of a noun????


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    A pronoun 'stands in place of' a noun. You use it when it is either clumsy or inconvenient to repeat or fully describe the noun. For example:

    "Yesterday, I spoke to the man who drives my friend to work, and the man who drives my friend to work told me his name was John."

    It is much easier on both the writer and reader to say "Yesterday, I spoke to the man who drives my friend to work, and HE told me his name was John."

    Obviously, we all know the subject of the sentence from the first clause - we don't need to have it repeated. In fact, in many cases, if we do repeat the subject then it will overload the attention span of the reader.

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