Exercise: Pronouns

Fill in the blanks:

1. Peter is playing in the rain. ___ is getting wet.
he
she
they

2. ___ don’t need to take the trouble. ___’ll make the cup of tea ___.
you, I, myself
I, you, yourself

3. I have read a ___ poems.
some
many
few

4. ___ just knocked on the door.
someone
something
somewhere
somebody

5. I found ___ lecture interesting.
that
this
those

6. “___, ___, and ___” aptly defines the characteristic trait of narcissism.
she, her, herself
he, his, himself
I, me, myself
they, their, themselves

7. ___ is ___ and ___ is ___. ___ is ___ worldliness is all about.
this, yours, that, mine, this, what
that, mine, this, yours, that, what

8. ___ loved ___. ___ loved ___ else. Then ___ loved ___ else. Now, ___ loved ___. Gosh! Relationships are indeed complicated.
he, her, she, someone, he, someone, she, him
she, him, he, someone, she, someone, he, her

9. Change ___ and the world will change.
myself
yourself
themself

10. ___ are the soldiers ___ survived the battle.
these, whom
those, who

ANSWERS

1. Peter is playing in the rain. He is getting wet.
2. You don’t need to take the trouble. I’ll make the cup of tea myself.
2. I don’t need to take the trouble. You’ll make the cup of tea yourself. (Perhaps, a bit rude, but grammatically correct.)
3. I have read a few poems.
4. Someone/Somebody just knocked on the door.
5. I found that/this lecture interesting.
6. “I, me, and myself” defines the characteristic trait of narcissism.
7. This is yours and that is mine. This is what worldliness is all about.
7. That is yours and this is mine. That is what worldliness is all about. (Both are correct, just different perspectives)
8. He loved her. She loved someone else. Then he loved someone else. Now, she loved him. Gosh! Relationships are indeed complicated.
8. She loved him. He loved someone else. Then she loved someone else. Now, he loved her. Gosh! Relationships are indeed complicated. (Both are correct, just different perspectives)
9. Change yourself and the world will change.
10. Those are the soldiers who survived the battle.


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