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Section 39

The Pronoun IT


Just as we have personal pronouns (, , , for I, You, etc), so we have the pronoun IT which refers not to people but to things or animals. In Pictography all verbs are preceded by a pronoun ---the same as in English---. As IT is not a personal pronoun, we pict it as a human figure pointing to nobody but downwards: . Examples:


IT has a plural form:

When IT is used as a complement (He did it) we must use the picto (a thing pointing to the left) because it refers to something previously said.


The picto (THEM) cannot be applied to people. In this case we should use or . Examples:

By the same rule, HIM can be picted as: or


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