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Pronouns: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

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Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: Pronouns and Antecedents

Circle the correct pronoun in each of the following sentences. The answers to each set of questions can be found at the end of the exercises.

  1. No one in (his, their) right mind would turn down that amazing job offer.
  2. Anyone who wants to become a member should pay (her, their) dues by the last day of the month.
  3. Nathan or Andrew will volunteer (his, their) time this Sunday afternoon at the hospital.
  4. Tell someone in the human resources department about your situation, and (she, they) will speak to your supervisor.
  5. If you order peanut butter and jelly instead, (it, they) will cost less.
  6. Neither Lily nor Emily will volunteer (herself, themselves) to work late this evening.
  7. Everyone can decide whether (he or she, they) wants to attend the seminar or not.
  8. I know someone who calls (her, their) great-grandmother Mama.
  9. When you want to impress a client, remember to send (him, them) a personalized thank-you note.

Practice Exercise: Pronoun Case

Circle the correct pronouns in the following sentences. Answers are at the end of the exercises.

  1. (Them, They) and (I, me) made an effort to try to agree on the terms.
  2. Benny and (he, him) went to the movies with Bonnie and (I, me).
  3. Neither my cousins nor my uncle knows what (he, they) will do tomorrow.
  4. Why must it always be (I, me) who cleans up the lounge?
  5. The pilot let (he, him) and (I, me) look at the instrument panel.
  6. Lauren and (her, she) went to our friend Kim's house to visit with (them, they).
  7. My friend and (I, me) both want to move to another location.

Answers

  1. his
  2. her
  3. his
  4. she
  5. it
  6. herself
  7. he or she
  8. her
  9. him
  10. They, I
  11. he, me
  12. he
  13. I
  14. him, me
  15. she, them
  16. I
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