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13.1 Pronouns: Pretest

Pretest
Instructions

A Pretest allows you to see what you need to concentrate on in the text.

From the set of options given in parentheses, select the correct word or word group to write in the blank. Check each answer as you go along.

  1. Neither of the women wants to take _____________ car all the way to East Vassalboro. (her, their)
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  2. The police say that Mazie and _____________ can find the tools that were scattered by the vandals. (they, them)
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  3. Mazie told Jorge and _____________ about the search that had taken place before the reporters arrived. (I, me)
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  4. Jorge has gone off looking for some of _____________ , and he won't be back until 2 o'clock. (they, them)
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  5. The rain has not bothered the surveyors because most of them have _____________ own umbrellas. (his or her, their)
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  6. Biff expects that his brothers and _____________ can keep the store open while their father is gone. (he, him)
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  7. Their father has taught his wife and _____________ most of the accounting and management details. (they, them)
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  8. People say that _____________ young people are better educated than our parents are. (we, us)
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  9. Don't be offended, but I think that you and _____________ should probably leave separately. (me, I)
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  10. When she is nervous about something, the little black cat prefers Paul and _____________ to you. (her, she)
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  11. Spectators have been gathering since noon, but few of _____________ know what has happened. (they, them)
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  12. People who grew up fifty years ago usually went to small schools in _____________ own neighborhoods. (his or her, their)
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  13. Now our school board plans _____________ programs for big merged schools where the teachers and principals were responsible for the curriculum. (its, their)
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  14. Everybody I know around here walks around with _____________ headphones on all the time. (his or her, their)
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  15. People ought to realize that _____________ might need to hear the sounds of traffic sometimes. (he or she, they)
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  16. A woman who works still has the main responsibility for _____________ household. (her, their)
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  17. Many of today's husbands are less liberated than _____________ wives, and they still feel heavy pressure to be the breadwinners. (his, their)
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  18. An ordinary person who goes into politics may have a hard time remembering what _____________ original motives were after a few years of seeing how things really work. (his or her, their)
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  19. A farmer in this area doesn't have to worry about the rain spoiling _____________ hay. (his or her, their)
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  20. In any boy's life, a time comes when _____________ must make a difficult choice. (he, they)
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  21. Some of these ideas about child-raising are completely new to Irene and _____________ . (she, her)
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  22. Living on a small dairy farm, one can't avoid _____________ basic responsibilities. (his or her, their)
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  23. Nothing will ever come between _____________ old friends now that we've learned how to laugh. (we, us)
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  24. Elly thinks that _____________ and Jane can make us revive our past disagreements. (she, her)
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  25. But what could break us up after all that you and _____________ have been through? (I, me)
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