Cataphoric vs Anaphoric References

Cataphoric Reference:

A cataphoric reference unit refers to another unit that is introduced later on in the text/speech. To understand the unit refered to by a cataphoric reference you would need to look ahead in the text/speech.

Anaphoric Reference:

An anaphoric reference unit, on the other hand, refers to another unit that was introduced earlier on in the text/speech. To understand the unit refered to by an anaphoric reference you would need to look back in the text/speech.

examples in English and Dhivehi

examples in English and Dhivehi

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