Dummy Pronouns for beginners
Dummy pronouns function grammatically the same as other pronouns, except they do not refer to a person or thing like normal pronouns do.
What Are Dummy Pronouns?
English Dummy Pronouns
We have two dummy pronouns in the English language:
Dummy Pronoun 'It'
Dummy 'it' refers to nothing at all (it has no meaning); it only serves a grammatical function; so that our sentence has a subject.
Dummy Pronoun 'There'
The word 'there' is used as a dummy subject to say that a situation exists. 'There' does not refer to anything specific, but simply introduces the situation. Look at these examples:
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