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Sentence Completion Exercise: Personal Pronouns and Possessive Determiners

Using Pronouns and Determiners Correctly and Effectively

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

Instructions:
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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