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Sentence Completion Exercise: Personal Pronouns and Possessive Determiners

Using Pronouns and Determiners Correctly and Effectively


Before attempting this sentence-completion exercise, you may find it helpful to review the short article Using the Different Forms of Pronouns.

Complete each of the following sentences with an appropriate personal pronoun or possessive determiner. When you're done, compare your responses with the answers on page two.

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  1. Most of the voters placed _____ ballots in the wastebasket.

  2. When children are left to themselves, _____ tend to emulate their parents' behavior.

  3. Each woman at today's workshop described _____ project in detail.

  4. The umbrella originated 3,400 years ago in Mesopotamia; _____ offered protection not from the rain but from the sun.

  5. Before closing your word processor, _____ should always remember to save your text.

  6. When students attend a local college, _____ can live quietly and inexpensively at home.

  7. Students living in the dormitories must vacate _____ rooms during spring break.

  8. When a woman joins the RESET program, _____ is required to develop a personal plan.

  9. Neither one of the men could make up _____ mind.

  10. An oak tree is just a nut that held _____ ground.

  11. Never hold a baby in your lap when _____ are riding in a car.

  12. Shakespeare left his second-best bed to _____ wife.

  13. A century ago, the local drug store was different from the ones we have today: _____ usually stood in the center of town and served as a meeting place for people from all walks of life.

  14. All students need to renew _____ identification cards before the first day of the new semester.

  15. Neither one of the girls could remember _____ address.

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