personal pronoun
Definition - A pronoun that is used to refer to persons.

Notes:
1. The personal pronoun's form shows if it refers to the speaker, the person being spoken to, or the person being spoken about.

Example -

(1) I go to the store. (nominative case)
(2) That's my dog. (possessive case)

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1668:
"The Personal Pronouns, and any of the rest being us'd Substantively, are capable of Number and Case."
(Wilkins Real Char. 305)



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