Pronoun Exercises

Pronouns are used in place of nouns in sentences. They are of different types, namely, personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, subject pronouns, object pronouns and so on. In this article, you will find exercises on pronouns. Try them out to check your understanding of the same.

Pronoun Exercises with Answers

Complete the exercises given below and check your answers once you are done.

Exercise 1 – Fill in the blanks with appropriate pronouns

Read the following sentences and use the appropriate pronouns.

  1. Murat is a good boy. __ always listens to__ teacher.
  2. Amit and Sumit are twin brothers. ___ take the same bag to school.
  3. Milly and I are very good friends. ___ have known each other since childhood.
  4. The mangoes are very sour. Where did you buy ___?
  5. I love watching Tom and Jerry. __ reminds me of my childhood days.
  6. I bought this book for my sister. __ often read it together.
  7. This is Steve. Do you know __?
  8. There are many windows here. But all of ___ are jammed.
  9. The army has reached __ destination.
  10. My aunt and uncle live in Delhi. ___ often visit ___.
  11. While playing basketball, I hurt ____.
  12. The children locked ___  up in the cupboard while playing hide and seek.
  13. I bought __ flowers for my anniversary.
  14. All the boys participated in the race and ___ one of them got a prize.
  15. ___ of the witnesses were present in the court.
  16. I met Peter ___ just returned from Belgium.
  17. Raju set for ___, a target which was difficult to achieve.
  18. The criminals ___ admitted their crime.
  19. This is the girl __ identified the burglar.
  20. The book is Anne’s. It is __ favourite book.

Answers for Exercise 1

  1. He, his
  2. They
  3. We
  4. Them
  5. It
  6. We
  7. Him
  8. Them
  9. Their
  10. We, them
  11. Myself
  12. Themselves
  13. These
  14. Each
  15. None
  16. Who
  17. Himself
  18. Themselves
  19. Who
  20. Her

Exercise 2 – Use the correct form of pronouns

Choose the correct pronoun and use it in the sentence.

  1. (Me/I) feel like taking a short trip to the Maldives
  2. (I/me) think you should participate in the debate.
  3. Wuthering Heights is (her/hers) favourite book.
  4. Those papers are (mine/my).
  5. The box was lying around. Is (it/its) yours?
  6. The dog almost choked (himself/itself).
  7. Natasha was all by (yourselves/herself)
  8. I got (me/myself) all wet.
  9. (That/this) book lying here is mine.
  10. (Each/neither) of us were given a gift hamper.
  11. Do you want (that/it) pen?
  12. I lost the toy you gave (me/myself)
  13. This house is (ours/our).
  14. It was (their/theirs) car.
  15. Do you know (his/him)?

Answers for Exercise 2

  1. I
  2. I
  3. Her
  4. Mine
  5. It
  6. Itself
  7. Herself
  8. Myself
  9. This
  10. Each
  11. That
  12. Me
  13. Ours
  14. Their
  15. Him

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1

What is a pronoun?

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun.

Q2

How many types of pronouns are there?

There are eight types of pronouns, i.e. personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, relative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, distributive pronouns, emphasising pronouns, indefinite pronouns and reciprocal pronouns.

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