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. Check your answers now. 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. (I) asked Rollo (what) would happen if (he) pushed the wrong button.
Iis a personal pronoun. What is relative; he is personal.
2. (Something) should be done about that bottleneck at the intersection.
Somethingis indefinite. That is not a pronoun; it is a demonstrative adjective.
3. (One) (who) has no faith in (himself) can't expect the trust of (others).
Oneis indefinite. Who is relative. Himself is reflexive; others is indefinite.
4. (Which) of these novels have (you) read?
Whichis interrogative, and you is personal.
5. (Both) of (them) knew (that) (this) would be their last meeting.
Both is indefinite. Them is personal. that is relative. This isdemonstrative. Their is a possessive adjective, not a pronoun.
6. The problem sounded simple to the commissioners, but (they) could not solve (it).
They and it arepersonal.
7. When (everybody) in the barnyard refused to help, the Little Red Hen did (everything) (herself).
Everybody and everything areindefinite. Herself is intensive.
8. (Many) of the students did not know (that) the class had been canceled.
Many is indefinite; that isrelative.
9. (Who) do (you) think is the best candidate?
Who isinterrogative; you is personal.
10. (Most) of the pecans are gone, but (we) found (these) under the tree.
Most is indefinite. We is personal; these isdemonstrative.
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