The Noun Family: Possessive Pronouns

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Middle school grammar quiz over possessive pronouns.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Define a pronoun.

    • A.

      A noun that has gone free agent.

    • B.

      Another name for proper nouns.

    • C.

      A word that takes the place of another pronoun or noun.

    • D.

      A professional noun.

    Correct Answer
    C. A word that takes the place of another pronoun or noun.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A word that takes the place of another pronoun or noun." This is because a pronoun is a type of word that is used to replace a noun in a sentence. It helps to avoid repetition and make sentences more concise. Pronouns can refer to people, places, things, or ideas, and examples include "he," "she," "it," "they," and "this." So, the answer accurately defines a pronoun as a word that substitutes for another pronoun or noun.

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  • 2. 

    Define an antecedent.

    • A.

      The noun that a pronoun replaces or refers back to.

    • B.

      Any non-noun

    • C.

      Any word that ends in "-ly"

    • D.

      Any noun that deals with gardening or farming

    Correct Answer
    A. The noun that a pronoun replaces or refers back to.
    Explanation
    An antecedent is the noun that a pronoun replaces or refers back to. This means that when a pronoun is used in a sentence, it is used to avoid repetition of the noun by referring to it with a pronoun instead. For example, in the sentence "John lost his wallet," the noun "John" is the antecedent of the pronoun "his." The pronoun is used to refer back to the noun and avoid repeating it in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Define a possessive pronoun.

    • A.

      A pronoun that stalks other nouns

    • B.

      A pronoun that doesn't share with others

    • C.

      A word taking the place of a noun that shows ownership

    • D.

      A possessive proper noun

    Correct Answer
    C. A word taking the place of a noun that shows ownership
    Explanation
    A possessive pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun and indicate ownership. It is used to show that something belongs to someone or something. For example, in the sentence "This book is mine," the word "mine" is a possessive pronoun that replaces the noun "book" and shows ownership.

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  • 4. 

    Which word in the following chart is NOT in the correct place?         singular                plural1st     mine                     ours2nd    yours, your            your, yours3rd     his, hers                its, theirs

    • A.

      Mine

    • B.

      Yours

    • C.

      His

    • D.

      Its

    • E.

      Theirs

    Correct Answer
    D. Its
    Explanation
    The word "its" is not in the correct place. In the chart, "its" should be under the 2nd person category, but it is mistakenly placed under the 3rd person category.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the possessive pronoun.Murray took his mother with him to the restaurant.

    • A.

      Murray

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Mother

    • D.

      Him

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The word "his" is the correct answer because it is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership. In this sentence, it is used to indicate that the mother belongs to Murray.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the possessive pronoun (s).Crystal put her backpack into the car, but Jim chose to carry his.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her, his

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Her, his
    Explanation
    In this sentence, Crystal put "her" backpack into the car, indicating that the backpack belongs to her. On the other hand, Jim chose to carry "his" own belongings, suggesting that the items he is carrying belong to him. Therefore, the correct possessive pronouns to use in this context are "her" and "his".

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  • 7. 

    Choose the possessive pronoun."Which project is yours?" Dad asked me.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      Yours

    • C.

      Dad

    • D.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    B. Yours
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "yours" is the correct answer because it is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership. It is used to refer to something belonging to the person being addressed, which in this case is "me." Dad is asking which project belongs to "me" out of a group of projects.

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