Pronoun Reference Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Nick's hair is so long that this young man really needs to visit a barber before his interview at the bank.

    • A.

      This sentence DOES contain a pronoun reference error.

    • B.

      This sentence does NOT contain a pronoun reference error.

    Correct Answer
    B. This sentence does NOT contain a pronoun reference error.
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not contain a pronoun reference error. The pronoun "his" correctly refers to "Nick's" in the previous clause, indicating that it is Nick who needs to visit a barber before his interview at the bank. There is clear antecedent-pronoun agreement, making the sentence grammatically correct.

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  • 2. 

    Frankie fell asleep on the living room sofa where ________ snoring distracted us from the movie.

    • A.

      His

    • B.

      Him

    Correct Answer
    A. His
    Explanation
    Frankie fell asleep on the living room sofa where his snoring distracted us from the movie. This suggests that the snoring belonged to Frankie, as indicated by the possessive pronoun "his".

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  • 3. 

    During away games, neither the football players nor Coach Yonz can get their beauty sleep because the buses bounce along on bad shocks.

    • A.

      His

    • B.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his" because the sentence is referring to Coach Yonz, who is a male. The pronoun "his" is used to indicate possession or ownership by a male person.

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  • 4. 

    Both of my sisters believe that mom and dad love our brother James more than her.

    • A.

      Us

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    B. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them" because the sentence is referring to the sisters, indicating that mom and dad love James more than the sisters. "Them" is the appropriate pronoun to use when referring to multiple people.

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  • 5. 

    Look at the pink frosting under McKenzie's nail! It was _____ who dragged her fingers across the top of Caitlin's cake!

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      You

    Correct Answer
    A. She
    Explanation
    So, the sentence should be: "Look at the pink frosting under McKenzie's nail! It was she who dragged her fingers across the top of Caitlin's cake!"
    In this context, "she" is used to refer to the person who dragged her fingers across the cake, and it functions as the subject of the clause.

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  • 6. 

    Taylor, Larissa, and I have become fast friends this year; ______ three do everything together, including visits to the restroom to fix out hair.

    • A.

      Us

    • B.

      We

    • C.

      All

    Correct Answer
    A. Us
    Explanation
    Taylor, Larissa, and I have become fast friends this year; us three do everything together, including visits to the restroom to fix our hair.

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