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a pronoun that refers to an object, e.g. it, those. (This is true as long as a noun does not...

the Latin word for the mask used by actors in the theatre. It has come to mean the speaking...

a pronoun that takes the place of peopleâ??s names, e.g. he, she.


oral representation given by a salesperson who approaches individuals or a group of consumers....