Personal pronoun quiz

This is a detailed personal pronoun quiz that helps us test our understanding of personal pronouns. You can refer to the explanations of the answers after your attempt.

Let’s put our knowledge to the test with this quiz on personal pronouns.

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#1. What is a personal pronoun?

#2. Which of these is not true about a personal pronoun?

Explanation: A personal pronoun usually refers to a person but can also refer to a thing. It is the personal pronoun ‘it’ that does it.

#3. A personal pronoun has _______.

Explanation C: A personal pronoun has three cases/forms: subjective, objective, and possessive.

#4. Which of the personal pronouns is not always considered singular and takes a singular verb?

Explanation: The personal pronoun ‘I’ refers to a single person (first person). It, in some tenses, takes a singular verb, and in others, it takes a plural verb.

Ex – I love you. (Plural verb)

Ex – I was happy for you. (Singular verb)

#5. Which of these pronouns can also function as the subject of a sentence?

 

Explanation: The pronoun ‘it’ remains the same in both its subjective and objective case. 

 

Ex – It is huge. (Subjective case)

Ex – I love it. (Objective case)

#6. Which of these personal pronouns can be used to refer to a gender neutral third person singular?

Explanation: We use the pronoun ‘they’ to refer to a third-person singular noun whose gender is neutral. Ex – The patient is waiting outside the room. Go bring them inside.

#7. Which of these subjective pronouns is always used as plural?

Explanation: It is a plural personal pronoun.

#8. Jon and I are going on a trip today. Would you like to join ___?

Explanation: It refers to two people wherein the speaker is a part of the group. It is a first-person plural pronoun. Since it has to be in the objective form, the correct answer is ‘us’.

#9. Don't touch the glass the Jon owns. __ is really fragile.

Explanation: To refer to a singular object, we use the pronoun ‘it’.

#10. You need to see a doctor right away. Do tell ___ about the marks, too.

Explanation: we need a personal pronoun in the objective form to refer to the noun ‘doctor’. ‘Doctor’ is a neutral noun, meaning that it doesn’t indicate the gender of the person. To avoid being a sexist to either gender, we use a third person gender-neutral pronoun ‘they/them’ in such situations.

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