Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quiz! Exam

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Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quiz! Exam

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or another pronoun. The word "antecedent" means before or something that precedes something else. This quiz will test your grammar skills about an antecedent function in a sentence and examples of using it in a sentence. Practice this to prepare for your exam on the Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a singular indefinite pronoun appears as the antecedent in a sentence, use a singular pronoun later in the sentence. If a prepositional phrase follows the subject, ignore the information inside the prepositional phrase. If anyone has an opinion about capital punishment, _____ should state it.
    • A. 

      He or she

    • B. 

      They

    • C. 

      May

    • D. 

      Always

  • 2. 
    When a plural indefinite pronoun appears as the antecedent in a sentence, use a plural pronoun later in the sentence. If a prepositional phrase follows the subject, ignore the information inside the prepositional phrase. Both of the candy stores make ___ own chocolate.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      His

    • D. 

      Her

  • 3. 
    When the antecedent is one of the indefinite pronouns that can be either singular or plural, look at the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase. Use a singular pronoun when the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase is singular, and use a plural pronoun when the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase is plural. Some of the cake has bites missing in ____.
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      Them

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      Them

  • 4. 
    When the antecedent is one of the indefinite pronouns that can be either singular or plural, look at the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase. Use a singular pronoun when the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase is singular, and use a plural pronoun when the noun at the end of the prepositional phrase is plural. All of the brothers have ____ own bikes.
    • A. 

      His

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      My

    • D. 

      None

  • 5. 
    The indefinite pronouns “either” and “neither” are singular; however, combinations of “either… or” and “neither… nor” create different situations. Match the following pronoun with the closest (pro)noun. Either Sandy or her sister will bring ____ radio to the beach.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      His

    • D. 

      That

  • 6. 
    The indefinite pronouns “either” and “neither” are singular; however, combinations of “either… or” and “neither… nor” create different situations. Match the following pronoun with the closest (pro)noun. Neither my mom nor my aunts will drive ___ car to the theater.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      His

  • 7. 
    Any worker can break ____ arm during an accident.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      An

    • D. 

      A

  • 8. 
    Everyone should make ____ own decision.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      Of

  • 9. 
    Somebody has left ____ bag on the floor.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      A

  • 10. 
    A student in that all-women's college should have no fears about ________ future.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      Others

  • 11. 
    Everybody in this class has completed ________ homework already.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      All

  • 12. 
    Few of the athletes were willing to admit ___ role in the prank.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      A

  • 13. 
    No one on this bus seems to know ______ way around this part of New York City.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      The

  • 14. 
    Neither of the boys brought ____ umbrella.
    • A. 

      His

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      An

    • D. 

      The

  • 15. 
    If a person wants to succeed in corporate life, ___ has to know the rules of the game.
    • A. 

      He or she

    • B. 

      They

    • C. 

      It

    • D. 

      There

  • 16. 
    Much of the children were too loud for ___ grandmother.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      The

  • 17. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Each of the flashlights shone ___ light.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      None

  • 18. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Before anyone joins the Boy Scouts, ___ must be willing to complete acts of kindness.
    • A. 

      He

    • B. 

      She

    • C. 

      They

    • D. 

      None

  • 19. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Everyone on the girls’ lacrosse team must buy ____ own uniform.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      His

    • C. 

      Their

    • D. 

      None

  • 20. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Much of the popcorn had too much salt on ____.
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      Floor

    • C. 

      Him

    • D. 

      Them

  • 21. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Some of the coffee is too hot and needs milk in ____.
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      Them

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      None

  • 22. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Few of the ballerinas have not practiced ____ dance moves.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      Themselves

    • C. 

      Their

    • D. 

      None

  • 23. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Neither Laura nor her sister brought ____ backpack.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      His

    • C. 

      Their

    • D. 

      The

  • 24. 
    Write an appropriate personal pronoun to complete the sentence. Either John or his brothers will share ____ snack with me.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      The

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      None

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