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.
Eachis 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 ademonstrative adjective modifying drug. Which is a relative pronoun.
3. (What) is the principal industry in your town?
Whatis an interrogative pronoun. Your is not a pronoun; it is a possessive adjective modifying town.
4. (These) are times (that) require real fortitude.
Theseis a demonstrative pronoun; that is a relative pronoun.
5. The soldier (who) received the medal is very proud of (himself).
Whois a relative pronoun; himself is a reflexive pronoun (object of the preposition of).
6. (I) enjoy reading novels (that) tell of strange, exotic places.
Iis a personal pronoun; that is a relative pronoun.
7. (Neither) of the applicants is suitable for employment.
Neitheris an indefinite pronoun.
8. (Whoever) said (that) was certainly not thinking.
Whoeveris an indefinite pronoun; that is demonstrative.
9. (I) (myself) am responsible for (them) on this trip.
Iis personal; myself is intensive, and them is personal.
10. Another drought like (this) will destroy the crops.
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