Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quiz

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Dive into the intricacies of language with our Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quiz. Pronouns are essential elements of language that replace nouns, but ensuring they agree with their antecedents can be tricky. This quiz is designed to challenge your understanding of pronoun-antecedent relationships and help you sharpen your writing and communication abilities.
In this quiz, you'll encounter a variety of sentences, each containing pronouns and their antecedents. Your task is to identify whether the pronouns agree with their antecedents in number, gender, and person. Through this quiz, you'll learn to recognize common agreement errors and gain valuable insights into maintaining Read moreclarity and coherence in your writing.
Join us on this educational journey to refine your grammar prowess and become a more confident and effective communicator. Take the Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quiz now and elevate your language proficiency!


Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Neither Paul nor Stephen should stop telling personal stories about ________ childhoods.

    • A.

      His

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    B. Their
    Explanation
    The sentence can be completed as follows: "Neither Paul nor Stephen should stop telling personal stories about their childhoods." In this case, "their" is used to refer to both Paul and Stephen collectively, indicating that personal stories about their childhoods are relevant for both individuals.

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  • 2. 

    Paul should not have trouble finding information for _______ report.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Them

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his" because the subject of the sentence is "Paul," indicating that the report belongs to him. Since Paul is singular, the possessive pronoun "his" is used to show that Paul will not have trouble finding information for his own report.

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  • 3. 

    Dennis, the class valedictorian, has chosen Shakespeare as ______ speech topic.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his" because the pronoun "his" is used to indicate possession by a male singular noun. In this case, Dennis is a male, so the correct pronoun to use is "his."

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  • 4. 

    Everyone knows that when writing research,  __________must gather facts, not opinions.

    • A.

      He or she

    • B.

      They

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    When writing research, it is essential to gather facts rather than opinions to maintain objectivity and credibility. The use of "one" as a pronoun emphasizes a general principle applicable to all individuals engaged in research, highlighting the importance of factual accuracy and evidence-based reasoning in academic writing.

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  • 5. 

    Several other classmates have also chosen __________ topic.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Theys

    • D.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. Their
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "their" because the word "classmates" is plural, indicating that there are multiple people involved. Therefore, the possessive pronoun "their" is used to show that the topic belongs to more than one classmate.

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  • 6. 

    Each of the boys refused help, saying that _________ would proofread the report on ________ own.

    • A.

      He, his

    • B.

      They, their

    • C.

      We, our

    • D.

      She, her

    Correct Answer
    A. He, his
    Explanation
    To complete the sentence, we need to fill in the blanks with appropriate pronouns, referring to the boys mentioned earlier. The correct sentence would be:
    “Each of the boys refused help, saying that he would proofread the report on his own.”

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  • 7. 

    Nobody likes to discover that ___________ have just read a dull paper about an interesting subject.

    • A.

      He or she

    • B.

      They

    • C.

      Them

    • D.

      Their

    Correct Answer
    B. They
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "they". This is because "they" is a gender-neutral pronoun that can be used to refer to both singular and plural antecedents. In this case, "nobody" is the antecedent, which is a singular pronoun. Therefore, "they" is the appropriate pronoun to use to refer to "nobody" and indicate that nobody likes to discover that they have just read a dull paper about an interesting subject.

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  • 8. 

    Martin has just chosen George Washington as _________ topic for his research paper.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his" because the sentence indicates that Martin has chosen George Washington as the topic for his research paper. "His" is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership, indicating that George Washington is Martin's chosen topic.

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  • 9. 

    Either Maggie or Sadie offered ________ help with proofreading.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      His 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Her
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "her" because the sentence is referring to either Maggie or Sadie, both of whom are females. Since "her" is the possessive pronoun used for females, it is the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Each of these founding fathers is known to have left ________ mark on the world.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    Each of these founding fathers is known to have left his mark on the world.

    Since "founding fathers" is a plural noun and is usually associated with males, the appropriate possessive pronoun to use is "his."

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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