Slacker’s Syllabus: Pronouns

Pronouns in English. Written on a blackboard with chalk.
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pro·​noun| \ ˈprō-ˌnau̇n \

grammar : a word (such as I, he, she, you, it, we, or they) that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase

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When we use pronouns, we are often making an assumption about another person’s gender identity based on how we perceive them.

But a significant number of Americans don’t identify as cis-gender men or women, so we can’t use the usual “he” or “she” when we talk about them.