Use of pronouns and nouns

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Use of pronouns and nouns

Intro

What noun should be changed into a pronoun in this paragraph?

Sample Problem

Mary went the store on Sunday. She bought a few groceries for her daughter. Mary’s daughter was thankful for the food. She gave her mom a hug.

Her daughter was thankful for the food.


She gave Mary a hug.


She went to the store on Sunday.


Her daughter gave her mom a hug.


Mary bought a few groceries for her daughter.


Solution

It is already established that Mary got food for her daughter. Therefore, “Mary’s daughter” can be changed to “Her daughter”. This is an example of a pronoun replacing a noun.



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