anaphora | anaphoric reference

Repetition of the same content by means of another form, e.g. nominal phrases such as “the man” or “John” may be referenced in the following sentence by means of a personal pronoun “he”:

John went into town again yesterday.
The man really likes to shop.
He has bought himself yet another pair of shoes.

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