Pronoun Review (ANSWERS)

Exercise A.

he  he’s  him   his   himself

fisherman Jeff

    Jeff goes fishing every weekend. He likes to go with his brother. When he was a boy, his uncles took him fishing and showed him everything he needed to know about the sport. Now he teaches himself new things about fishing. He’s very good at it, and Jeff is proud of himself for that reason.

1. He; 2. his; 3. he; 4. his; 5. him; 6. he; 7. he; 8. himself; 9. He’s; 10. himself

Exercise B.

she  her   hers   herself

ballerina  Laurie

    Laurie is a ballerina. She practices every day. Her sister also dances ballet and sometimes they dance together. Laurie pushes herself to be the best dancer that she can be. Her practice routine is very difficult, but she likes it. Laurie doesn’t have her own car to get to the dance studio, so sometimes her sister lends her hers if Laurie goes to the studio by herself.

1. She; 2. Her; 3. herself; 4. she; 5. Her; 6. she; 7. her; 8. her; 9. hers; 10. herself

Exercise C.

they  them  their  theirs   themselves

a family of three

    A very nice family lives in a house across the street. They bought their house last year. Their real estate agent showed them several houses before they decided that the house was right for them. The father’s name is David, the mother’s name is Sheila, and their daughter’s name is Beth. They are happy to have a house that’s theirs. Next year they plan to paint it, and they will do the work themselves.

1. They; 2. their; 3. Their; 4. them; 5. they; 6. them; 7. their; 8. They; 9. theirs; 10. themselves

Exercise D.

I  me  my  mine  myself

Your picture

goes here.

  I want to improve my English. My teacher helps me in class and I study every night by myself at home. The teacher’s goal is to teach me new words and language skills, and my goal is to speak English fluently. His goals are similar to mine, but some things I have to figure out for myself.

1. I; 2. my; 3. My; 4. me; 5. I; 6. myself; 7. me; 8. my; 9. mine; 10. myself

Exercise E.

you  you’re  your  yours  yourself

A picture of

an old friend

goes here.

  You and I had so much fun together when we were younger. You lived down the street and we often played in your backyard. It was always fun whether we played at my house or yours Do you remember when you hurt yourself on the swings? We had to bring you to the hospital because you broke your leg.You’re one of my oldest friends, and I miss you very much.

1. You; 2. You; 3. your; 4. yours; 5. you’ 6. yourself; 7. you; 8. your; 9. You’re; 10. you