Antecedents Of Pronouns

Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercises

Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercise-1
Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercise -2
Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercise -3
Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercise -4

Antecedents Of Pronouns

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Exercise-1

In the sentences below match the pronouns and their antecedents.

Example: Andy and Celeste have spent hundreds of hours restoring their old house. –their: Andy and Celeste.

1. Abrasive cleansers clean well, but they are also likely to scratch the surfaces of pots and pans.
2. Nancy says she plans to spend the whole day reorganizing her closets.
3. The aim of a home fire extinguisher is to cover a burning object with a substance that prevents oxygen from reaching it.
4. Do teenagers want their parents to understand them?
5. Joshua wrote his first autobiography when he was nine years old.
6. Several old friends called Keith to congratulate him after his letter was published in Sunday’s newspaper.
7. Claudia uses a rearview mirror clipped onto her bicycle helmet.
8. Paul thinks the parrot understands what it says to him.
9. Gwendolyn told Dionysios she disapproved of his working.
10. Mrs. Wilowski asked her assistants to present their proposals at the staff meeting Tuesday.

Ex-1

1. they: cleansers 6. him: Keith; his: Keith
2. she: Nancy; her: Nancy 7. her: Claudia
3. it: object 8. it: parrot; him: Paul
4. their: teenagers; them: teenagers 9. she: Gwendolyn; his: Dionysios
5. his: Joshua; he: Joshua 10. her: Mrs. Wilowski; their: assistants

Antecedents Of Pronouns

Antecedents Of Pronouns
Exercise-2
Identify the sentences below as True or False.

My cousin, who keeps track of fashion trends, says they are wearing shorter skirts this fall.

True
False

Answer : False

As always, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

True
False

Answer : True

When little Miss Muffer ate her curds, she was eating something similar to cottage cheese.

True
False

Answer : True

Maureen uses a memory typewriter-printer, a computer, a laser printer, and a multiple-function telephone, which has created some confusion.

True
False

Answer : False

Doreen is using a toothbrush to clean the grout between the bathroom tiles, but it is old.

True
False

Answer : False

Bees collect nectar and use it as food.

True
False

Answer : True

Harry and Rich will always remember his birthday celebrations.

True
False

Answer : False

If the coiled wire inside a regular light bulb were spread out, it would be about two feet long.

True
False

Answer : True

Victor’s mother wants him to go into nursing, but he doesn’t want to become one.

True
False

Answer : False

Tailors recommend that suit pants for men be just long enough so that their socks don’t show when they walk.

True
False

Answer : True

A quarter-pound burger weighs less than a quarter pound after it has been cooked.

True
False

Answer : True

Antecedents Of Pronouns

Exercise-2

Identify the sentences below as TRUE (T) OR FALSE (F).

1. My cousin, who keeps track of fashion trends, says they are wearing shorter skirts this fall.
2. As always, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
3. When little Miss Muffer ate her curds, she was eating something similar to cottage cheese.
4. Maureen uses a memory typewriter-printer, a computer, a laser printer, and a multiple-function telephone, which has created some confusion.
5. Doreen is using a toothbrush to clean the grout between the bathroom tiles, but it is old.
6. Bees collect nectar and use it as food.
7. Harry and Rich will always remember his birthday celebrations.
9. If the coiled wire inside a regular light bulb were spread out, it would be about two feet long.
9. Victor’s mother wants him to go into nursing, but he doesn’t want to become one.
10.Tailors recommend that suit pants for men be just long enough so that their socks don’t show when they walk.
11. A quarter-pound burger weighs less than a quarter pound after it has been cooked.

Ex.-2

1.F 2.T 3.T 4.F 5.F 6.T 7.F 8.T 9. F 10. T 11.T

Antecedents Of Pronouns

Antecedents Of Pronouns Exercise -1

Define whether the following sentences are True or False. Correct mistakes.

Luckily, everybody remembered their individual identification number.

True
False

Answer : False

his individual

Each of the women will take her own car to get it inspected.

True
False

Answer : True

Someone left their notebook in the conference room.

True
False

Answer : False

his notebook

Both of the boys lost his mittens.

True
False

Answer : False

their mittens

No one has finished his or her shopping yet.

True
False

Answer : True

When anyone becomes president of the bank, they must promise not to enter politics for at least two years.

True
False

Answer : False

must promise —-

Does anybody have his or her copy of the contract?

True
False

Answer : True

Everyone should floss their teeth for three to five minutes a day.

True
False

Answer : False

his teeth

Although the party invitation had suggested wearing old clothes, no one wore less than their best.

True
False

Answer : False

his best

One of them puts his lunch out on the windowsill every day to keep it cool.

True
False

Answer : True

Antecedents Of Pronouns

1. F, his individual 6. F, he must promise ….
2. T 7. T
3. F, his notebook 8. F, his teeth
4. F, their mittens 9. F, his best
5. T 10.T

Exercise-3

Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). Correct mistakes.

1. Luckily, everybody remembered their individual identification number.
2. Each of the women will take her own car to get it inspected.
3. Someone left their notebook in the conference room.
4. Both of the boys lost his mittens.
5. No one has finished his or her shopping yet.
6. When anyone becomes president of the bank, they must promise not to enter politics for at least two years.
7. Does anybody have his or her copy of the contract?
8. Everyone should floss their teeth for three to five minutes a day.
9. Although the party invitation had suggested wearing old clothes, no one wore less than their best.
10. One of them puts his lunch out on the windowsill every day to keep it cool.

Answers-3

1. F, his individual 6. F, he must promise ….
2. T 7. T
3. F, his notebook 8. F, his teeth
4. F, their mittens 9. F, his best
5. T 10.T

Antecedents Of Pronouns

Exercise-4. Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). Correct mistakes.

Define whether the following sentences are True or False. Correct mistakes.

Mr. Smith told Mr. Jones that he had lost a lot of money in the stock market.

True

False

Answer : True

In the telephone directory, it says to call directory assistance in that situation.

True

False

Answer : False
The telephone directory says …

When Peter finished the examination, he gave it to the professor.

True

False

Answer : True

Cathy saw her friend as she was driving home from work.

True

False

Answer :  False As Cathy was driving home from work, she saw her friend.

When John put a new frame on the picture, it looked strange.

True

False

Answer : False  … the picture looked strange.

The laundry was not dry enough for Susan to bring it into the house.

True

False

Answer : True

He put all his savings in the stock market, and it suffered great losses that year.

True

False

Answer : False … and the stock market suffered …

When Jack was in the navy, he learned electronics.

True

False

Answer : True

In the newspaper it says there is renewed interest in the silver market.

True

False

Answer : False The newspaper says …

The A Team played the ? Team yesterday, and now it is in first place.

True

False

Answer : False … and now the A Team is in the first place.

Ex-4
1. T
2. F, The telephone directory says …
3.T
4. F, As Cathy was driving home from work, she saw her friend.
5. F, … the picture looked strange.
6. T
7. F, … and the stock market suffered …
8. T
9. F, The newspaper says …
10. F, … and now the A Team is in the first place.

Antecedents Of Pronouns

Exercise-5 Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). Pay attention to the number agreement of a pronoun and its antecedent.

Define whether the following sentences are True or False Pay attention to the number agreement of a pronoun and its antecedent.

Every one of my girl friends has given their opinion of me.

True

False

Answer : False

… her opinion of me.

Every person who asked was permitted to bring his or her book to class to use during the examination.

True

False

Answer : True

Neither the doctor nor her patients had an opportunity to express their feelings.

True

False

Answer : True

I am looking for a person who has forgotten their suitcase.

True

False

Answer : False

… his suitcase.

Each of the children may use the swimming pool if he promises to be careful.

True

False

Answer : True

Neither my sisters nor my mother has remembered her promise to me.

True

False

Answer : True

Many of the students explained his situation to me personally.

True

False

Answer : False

… their situation to me personally. sake of others.

If anybody is in the office, they will answer their telephone.

True

False

Answer : False

… he will answer his telephone,

If everybody who had come to the meeting had brought their report with them, the meeting would have gone a lot more smoothly.

True

False

Answer : False

… his report with him ….

Neither the cat nor the dog will eat the food I bought for him.

True

False

Answer : False

… I bought for them.

One of my daughters has left her purse on the coffee table.

True

False

Answer : True

Neither of the police officers was willing to give me his name.

True

False

Answer : True

The news from that country is well known for their objectivity.

True

False

Answer : False

… for its objectivity.

Either the boss or her workers will have to give a little of their time to solve this problem.

True

False

Answer : True

Great works of art, such as the Mona Lisa and Whistler’s Mother, can be deceptive their simplicity.

True

False

Answer : True

One sometimes gives up something they want for sake of others.

True

False

Answer : False

… something one wants for the

One of the first students to come into the room could not find his name on the list.

True

False

Answer : True

Nobody lost their patience even though the meeting was long and boring.

True

False

Answer : False

Nobody lost his patience ….

Everybody must pay their fair share towards the gift.

True

False

Answer : False

… must pay his fair share ….

All of my friends brought their husbands with them to my party.

True

False

Answer : True

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Antecedents Of Pronouns

Exercise-6. Two pronouns/adjectives are underlined in each sentence. Indicate which of them is not correct, A or B.

1. The team has finished its(A) season with another victory for their(B) supporters.
2. Neither Bob nor his(A) friends received his(B) test scores.
3. Every discount store advertises that their(A) products are cheaper than its(B) competitors’.
4. His parents told them(A) to put his(B) coat on.
5. Anyone who can achieve such success by themselves(A) is a credit to his(B) company.
6. Not only Tom but also Barbara had their(A) books taken from its(B) locker.
7. Everyone has put their(A) equipment back into its(B) proper place.
8. Someone has forgotten to put their(A) name on his(B) term paper.

Answers-6

1. В: its supporters 5. A: … by himself
2. В: their test scores 6. В: … from their locker
3. A: its products … 7. A: … his equipment …
4. A: told him… 8. A: … his name …

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