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- He's going to get into a fight, John is.
- If you want to, you can do the dishes.
- He is the man of the hour. He needs no introduction. He is our next candidate for President. I give you Richard Nixon.

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek καταφορά (kataphorá, a downward motion), from κατά (katá, downwards) + φέρω (phérō, I carry).

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  • IPA(key): /kætəˈfɔɹə/, /kəˈtæfəɹə/
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cataphora (countable and uncountable, plural cataphoras)

  1. (linguistics, rhetoric) The use of a pronoun, or other linguistic unit, before the noun phrase to which it refers, sometimes used for rhetorical effect.

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