In syntax, a pronoun is a noun phrase (NP) that may receive its meaning from another NP in a given sentence. (Carnie, 2006, p. 145) However, sometimes it is unclear who a pronoun is referring to. This may result in pronoun ambiguity.
Pronouns may also be susceptible to binding conditions and have restrictions on where they can appear in a sentence.
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