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Is the word students a pronoun?


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August 16, 2015 10:34PM

No, the word 'students' is a noun; the plural form of the singular noun 'student', a word for a person (persons).

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. The pronouns that take the place of the noun 'students' is they as a subject and them as an object in a sentence.

Example: The students have been given the assignment. They have one week to complete it. Some of them will inevitably need more time.