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antecedent

an·te·ced·ent

antecedent

 
 
pronunciation:
aen t si dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: the word or group of words that a pronoun refers to. In "The girls ate their dessert first," "girls" is the antecedent of "their."
derivation: antecedently (adv.)
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