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Practice Exercise in Pronoun Agreement | English Grammar for Competitive Exams

Practice Exercise in Pronoun Agreement English Grammar for Competitive Exams
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

Some of these sentences contain errors in agreement between pronoun and antecedent or shifts in pronoun person. Make corrections in the space provided. Some sentences are correct.

1. The coach said that everyone on the football team will be required to get their physicals by the start of Tuesday’s practice.
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2. When a person is laid off a job, you collect unemployment.
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3. Each of the candidates for baseball’s Hall of Fame told their stories to the reporters.
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4. Somebody on the girls’ volleyball team left their jacket in the locker room.
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5. If you are prepared to deliver the speech to the class, one can expect to take your turn on Monday.
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6. All of his relatives have their own condos.
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7. Not one of us likes to have their leg pulled.
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8. The trees were wearing its fall colours.
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9. I have a good time at parties because you get so much to eat.
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10. Neither Mary nor Joanne has told their mother the truth.
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11. If you want to get better at the piano, one really needs to practice.
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12. All those who want to go on the trip must bring your money tomorrow.
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13. The library is again displaying their collection of rare books.
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14. In that class, our teacher held conferences with us once a week.
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15. I find that I have to play every day in order to keep yourself in shape.
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ANSWERS

  1. everyone,… his physical
  2. person..he collects
  3. each….his
  4. Somebody…her
  5. you…you
  6. Correct
  7. one….his
  8. trees….their
  9. I have…. I get
  10. Neither… her
  11. you….you
  12. All those… their
  13. library…its
  14. Correct
  15. I….. myself
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