Instructional Systems Independent Study:
Traditional English Grammar

Unit I
Parts of Speech Continued:
Nouns and Pronouns Quiz 1 Answer Key

Directions: In the sentences below, you have underlined all nouns and put parentheses around all pronouns; then, in the space provided below the sentence, identified the underlined pronoun(s) as personal, relative, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite, reflexive, or intensive. Now check your answers with those below. If you missed an item and do not understand why, click on the hyper-text (in blue) to go to the part of the lesson that covers that point of grammar. Use your browser "back" button to return to this page.

 

1. (Each) of the students submitted a detailed plan for his research paper.

Each is indefinite. His is not a pronoun; it is a possessive adjective modifying paper.

 

2. This drug, (which) may prolong life, will not effect a permanent cure.

The word this is not a pronoun, but instead is a demonstrative adjective modifying drug. Which is a relative pronoun.

 

3. (What) is the principal industry in your town?

What is an interrogative pronoun. Your is not a pronoun; it is a possessive adjective modifying town.

 

4. (These) are times (that) require real fortitude.

These is a demonstrative pronoun; that is a relative pronoun.

 

5. The soldier (who) received the medal is very proud of (himself).

Who is a relative pronoun; himself is a reflexive pronoun (object of the preposition of).

 

6. (I) enjoy reading novels (that) tell of strange, exotic places.

I is a personal pronoun; that is a relative pronoun.

 

7. (Neither) of the applicants is suitable for employment.

Neither is an indefinite pronoun.

 

8. (Whoever) said (that) was certainly not thinking.

Whoever is an indefinite pronoun; that is demonstrative.

 

9. (I) (myself) am responsible for (them) on this trip.

I is personal; myself is intensive, and them is personal.

 

10. Another drought like (this) will destroy the crops.

This is demonstrative.

 

Consult "Nouns and Pronouns" on your Student Page for further study if you scored less than 80% on this exercise.

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