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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 3, September 21, 1998


Pronouns are words that take the place of a noun. They often refer to nouns that have already been mentioned.

Each sentence below contains one pronoun. Underline that pronoun. Then write the noun that is referred to by that pronoun. The first three have been done for you.

1. Father asked Paul why he hadn’t washed the dog. Paul
2. Jill and Jenna ate fifty cookies while they watched the movie. Jill, Jenna
3. The robot lifted the rock and put it on the table. rock
4. Michael denies the charge that he hit Christopher.
5. The boys were shocked when they heard the news.
6. Cheryl took an extra piece of pie and hid it in Joan’s shoe.
7. The little pigs considered pickled prunes to be a treat, and squealed with joy upon finding them.
8. Sally angrily asked Lorrie why she had stolen the boat.
9. Patrick and Anne said, “We are glad to be here.”
10. The children were pleased that the teacher had brought them some candy.
11. The teachers made a sign that said, “The students should treat us with kindness!”
12. Each girl in this room should realize that she could be president someday.

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