Pronouns: Types, Antecedents And Using Pronouns Correctly! Quiz

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A pronoun refers to a word that takes the place of a noun or another pronoun. Whereas, antecedent means something that precedes something else. This quiz has been designed to test your grammar skills about the Types of Pronouns, Antecedents and using Pronouns correctly. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tells who or what receives the action of the verb

    • A.

      Subject pronoun

    • B.

      Object pronoun

    • C.

      Possessive pronoun

    • D.

      Intensive pronoun

    Correct Answer
    B. Object pronoun
    Explanation
    An object pronoun is a type of pronoun that is used as the recipient of the action of the verb. It is used to replace the noun that receives the action in a sentence. For example, in the sentence "She gave me a book," "me" is the object pronoun because it is the recipient of the action of giving. Therefore, the object pronoun tells who or what receives the action of the verb.

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  • 2. 

    Adds emphasis to a noun or pronoun already named

    • A.

      Intensive pronoun

    • B.

      Reflexive pronoun

    • C.

      Personal pronoun

    • D.

      Indefinite pronoun

    Correct Answer
    A. Intensive pronoun
    Explanation
    An intensive pronoun is a pronoun that adds emphasis to a noun or pronoun already mentioned in the sentence. It is used to emphasize the noun or pronoun and is not necessary for the sentence's grammatical structure. In this case, the correct answer is "intensive pronoun" because it accurately describes the function of the pronoun in the given context.

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  • 3. 

    Introduces a sentence that asks a question.

    • A.

      Reflexive pronoun

    • B.

      Personal pronoun

    • C.

      Indefinite pronoun

    • D.

      Interrogative pronoun

    Correct Answer
    D. Interrogative pronoun
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the type of pronoun that introduces a sentence that asks a question. An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun that is used to ask a question, such as "who," "what," "where," "when," "why," or "how." It is used to inquire about something or someone. Therefore, the correct answer is interrogative pronoun.

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  • 4. 

    Does not refer to a particular person, place, or thing.

    • A.

      Definite pronoun

    • B.

      Indefinite pronoun

    • C.

      Subject pronoun

    • D.

      Object pronoun

    Correct Answer
    B. Indefinite pronoun
    Explanation
    An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that does not refer to a specific person, place, or thing. It is used when we want to refer to a non-specific or unidentified person or thing. In this case, the given statement states that the pronoun does not refer to a particular person, place, or thing, which aligns with the definition of an indefinite pronoun. Therefore, the correct answer is indefinite pronoun.

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  • 5. 

    Tells who or what has something.

    • A.

      Subject pronoun

    • B.

      Object pronoun

    • C.

      Possessive pronoun

    • D.

      Personal pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. Possessive pronoun
    Explanation
    A possessive pronoun is a type of pronoun that shows ownership or possession. It is used to indicate that something belongs to someone or something. In this context, a possessive pronoun would be the correct answer because it tells who or what has something. It replaces a noun and shows that the noun belongs to someone or something.

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  • 6. 

    After the game, Gloria unlaced her dirty sneakers.Her in the sentence above is a ...

    • A.

      Subject pronoun

    • B.

      Object pronoun

    • C.

      Possessive pronoun

    • D.

      Indefinite pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. Possessive pronoun
    Explanation
    The word "her" in the sentence is functioning as a possessive pronoun. It is indicating that the dirty sneakers belong to Gloria. Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership or possession of something. In this case, "her" is showing that the sneakers belong to Gloria.

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  • 7. 

    To whom did the student confide his secret. Whom in the sentence above is a ...

    • A.

      Subject pronoun

    • B.

      Object pronoun

    • C.

      Possessive pronoun

    • D.

      Interrogative pronoun

    Correct Answer
    D. Interrogative pronoun
    Explanation
    "Whom" in the sentence is an interrogative pronoun because it is used to ask a question about the object of the verb "confide." It is used to inquire about the person to whom the student confided his secret.

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  • 8. 

    Someone must have heard the secret.  Someone in the sentence above is a ...

    • A.

      Intensive pronoun

    • B.

      Reflexive pronoun

    • C.

      Indefinite pronoun

    • D.

      Interrogative pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. Indefinite pronoun
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not specify who the "someone" is, making it indefinite. An indefinite pronoun refers to an unspecified person or thing and can function as a subject in a sentence. In this case, "someone" is an indefinite pronoun because it refers to an unknown person who must have heard the secret.

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  • 9. 

    Is the pronoun's antecedent clear in the sentence below?Joe saw Tina and told her the story.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The pronoun "her" in the sentence clearly refers to Tina, as she is the only female mentioned in the sentence. Joe saw Tina and then proceeded to tell her the story, indicating a clear antecedent for the pronoun.

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  • 10. 

    Is the pronoun's antecedent clear in the sentence below?Are they starting a new series on TV?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The pronoun "they" does not have a clear antecedent in the sentence. It is unclear who "they" refers to and what it is referring to. Therefore, the antecedent is not clear in the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Is the pronoun's antecedent clear in the sentence below? The girls did not do their homework, and Mrs Baca punished them.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, the pronoun's antecedent is clear in the sentence. The pronoun "them" refers back to "The girls," indicating that Mrs Baca punished the girls because they did not do their homework.

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  • 12. 

    Is the pronoun's antecedent clear in the sentence below?Jack stepped over Oliver and tripped over him.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The pronoun "him" in the sentence does not have a clear antecedent. It is unclear whether "him" refers to Jack or Oliver. This lack of clarity makes it difficult for the reader to understand the sentence correctly.

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  • 13. 

    Is the pronoun used correctly in the sentence below? He and I are going on the trip.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, the pronoun is not used correctly in the sentence. The correct pronoun to use in this case is "him and me" instead of "he and I".

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  • 14. 

    Is the pronoun used correctly in the sentence below? The student who delivered the presents was I.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The pronoun "I" is used correctly in the sentence. In this case, "I" is used as the subject pronoun to refer to the person who delivered the presents. The sentence structure is also correct, with "I" being the subject of the verb "was." Therefore, the pronoun is used correctly in the sentence.

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