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USES OF PRO IN ENGLISH GRAMMER

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USES OF PRO IN ENGLISH GRAMMER

PRO
pro (noun)
pro (adverb)
pro (noun)
pro (adjective)
pro- (prefix)
pro–am (noun)
pro–choice (adjective)
pro forma invoice (noun)
pro rata (adjective)
pro shop (noun)
pro tem (adverb)
pro tempore (adverb)

pro–life (adjective)
pro bono (adjective)
pro forma (adjective)
quid pro quo (noun)
1 pro /?pro?/ noun
plural pros

[count]
1
: an argument for something : a reason to do something — usually plural
Make a list of the pros and a list of the cons and then compare them.
The pros outweigh the cons. [=there are more advantages than disadvantages]
Congress weighed the pros and cons of the new tax plan. [=the arguments for and against the new tax plan]
2
: a person who supports or is in favor of something
When the new law was proposed, we began hearing arguments from both the pros and the cons. [=from the people who supported it and the people who opposed it]
— compare 3pro
2 pro /?pro?/ adverb
Learner’s definition of PRO
: in favor of something
Much was written pro and con about the law. [=both for and against the law]
3 pro /?pro?/ noun
plural pros
Learner’s definition of PRO
[count]
1
: someone who is paid to participate in a sport or activity : professional
tennis/golf pros
He just turned pro this year. [=he just became a professional this year]
2
: someone who has a lot of experience or skill in a particular job or activity
He is a pro when it comes to household repairs.
She handled that tricky situation like an old pro.
the pros US, somewhat informal
: the professional level of competition in a sport
He is playing in the pros now.
always used before a noun
1
: paid to participate in a sport or activity : professional
a pro athlete/wrestler
2
: done by people who are paid to play or compete in a sport or activity : professional
pro football/basketball

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