What Are Dummy Pronouns?
English Dummy Pronouns
There are two dummy pronouns in English:
'It' as a Dummy Pronoun
Dummy 'it' has no real meaning in the sentence and is used only to fulfill a grammatical function, that is, providing a subject for the sentence.
Dummy Pronoun 'There'
The word 'there' is used as a dummy subject to indicate the existence of a particular situation. Although 'there' does not refer to anything specific, it serves to introduce the situation being discussed. Look at these examples:
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