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Pronouns replace nouns. In this replacement, the antecedent must be clear and the pronoun must agree with the antecedent in number and gender.Note: The possessive pronoun its should not be confused with the contraction it's (see also , Punctuation, Apostrophe, Possessive Pronouns). Care must be taken to use the correct case of personal pronouns: subjective (the pronoun is the subject of the phrase or clause) or objective (the pronoun is the object of the phrase or clause).She was assigned to the active intervention group. (She is the subject.) Collect all the samples and give them to her. (Her is the

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