ODLT The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology

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ODLT The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology — odlt.org/
The ODLT contains concise explanations of the words English speakers use to talk about language

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expletive pronoun
Definition - A type of pronoun that is used when the sentence's syntax requires a subject but that subject doesn't exist.
Example -
In the sentence It is obvious that this definition is incomplete the it is an expletive pronoun because it doesn't refer to any existing subject.
a type of: expletive
aka: pleonastic pronoun | dummy pronoun
see: the weather "it" | pronoun
category: pronouns

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