Personal, Possessive, Relative and Reflexive Pronouns
Exercise on Pronouns
1- Replace the words in parenthesis by the correct personal pronouns. Note that Sue is the person speaking. The (*) means that you are asked a question.
a) My name is Sue. (Sue) ____________________ am English, and this is my family.
b) My mom’s name is Angie. (Angie) ____________________ is from Germany.
c) Bob is my dad. (My dad) ____________________ is a waiter.
d) On the left, you can see Simon. (Simon) ____________________ is my brother.
e) (Sue and Simon) ____________________ are twins.
f) Our dog is a girl, Judy. (Judy) ____________________ is two years old.
g) (Sue, Simon, Angie and Bob) ____________________ live in New York.
h) (New York) ____________________ is not far from Canada.
i) My grandparents live in London. (My grandparents) ____________________ often come to see us.
j) What can (*) ____________________ tell me about your family?
2 - Aaron was on a business trip to California. He shows you souvenirs he got for his family.
Fill in the correct pronouns.
a) My sister Jane loves books. This novel is for (she) ____________________.
b) My children like Disney films. The video is for (they) ____________________.
c) My brother Matt collects picture postcards. These postcards are for (he) _________________________.
d) My parents like Latin music. The CD is for (they) _________________________.
e) I like watches. This nice watch is for (I) _________________________.
f) My wife and I love sweets. These sweets are for (we) _________________________.
g) My nephew likes cars. The toy truck is for (he) _________________________.
h) My neighbor wants to go to California next year. The guidebook is for (she) _________________________.
i) Here is another souvenir. I don’t know what to do with (it) _________________________.
j) Do you know what? – It’s for (you) _________________________.
Replace the personal pronouns by possessive adjectives
a) Where are (you) _________________________ friends now?
b) Here is a postcard from (I) _________________________ friend Peggy.
c) She lives in Australia now with (she) _________________________ family.
d) (she) _________________________ husband works in Washington.
e) (they) _________________________ children go to school in Connecticut.
f) (he) _________________________ company builds ships.
g) (I) _________________________ husband and I want to go to Australia, too.
h) We want to see Peggy and (she) _________________________ family next winter.
i) (we) _________________________ Winter!
j) Because it is (they) _________________________ summer.
Replace the personal pronouns by possessive pronouns.
a) This book is (you) _________________________.
b) The ball is (I) _________________________.
c) The blue car is (we) _________________________.
d) The ring is (she) _________________________.
e) We met Paul and Jane last night. This house is (they) ____________________.
f) The luggage is (he) _________________________.
g) The pictures are (she) _________________________.
h) In our garden is a bird. This is _________________________ nest.
i) This cat is (we) _________________________.
j) This was not my fault. It was (you) _________________________.
Fill in the correct reflexive pronouns
a) I did not want to believe it and then I saw the UFO _______________________.
b) The girl looked at_________________________ in the mirror.
c) Freddy, you’ll have to do your homework _________________________.
d) You don’t need to help them. They can do it _________________________.
e) I introduced _________________________ to my new neighbor.
f) Boys, you make your beds _________________________.
g) She made _________________________ a pullover.
h) What happens when a fighting fish sees ____________________ in the mirror?
i) The father decided to repair the car _________________________.
j) We can move the table _________________________.
Fill in the gaps with the correct pronouns.
Once upon a time, there was a girl called Little Red Riding Hood. Together with __________ mom, __________ lived in a big forest. One fine day, Little Red Riding Hood’s mother said, “__________ grandmother is ill. Please go and take this cake and a bottle of wine to __________. Grandmother’s house is not too far from __________ house, but always keep to the path and don’t stop!” So, Little Red Riding Hood made __________ way to grandmother’s house. In the forest, __________ met the big bad wolf. Little Red Riding Hood greeted __________ and the wolf asked: “Where are __________ going, Little Red Riding Hood?” “To __________ grandmother’s house.” answered Little Red Riding Hood. “Can you tell __________ where does __________ grandmother live?” “__________ lives in a little cottage at the edge of the forest.” “Why don’t __________ pick some nice flowers for __________?” asked the wolf. “That’s a good idea.” Said Little Red Riding Hood and began looking for flowers. Meanwhile, the wolf was on __________way to grandmother’s house. The house was quite small but nice and __________ roof was made out of straw. The wolf went inside and swallowed poor old grandmother. After that __________ put grandmother’s clothes on and laid down in __________ bed. Sometime later, Little Red Riding Hood came to the little cottage. __________ went inside and was shocked by the sight of __________ grandmother. “Oh grandmother, what big eyes, hands and mouth __________ have got!” Little Red Riding Hood said. There, the wolf jumped out of bed and swallowed __________, too. Then __________ laid down again and fell asleep. After a while, the hunter passed by grandmother’s house. __________ heard somebody snoring, thought that there was something wrong and consequently went inside. In the bedroom, __________ saw the wolf.
First, the hunter wanted to shoot __________, but then __________ saw the wolf’s big belly.
So, the hunter took out __________ knife and cut the belly open. Out came Little Red Riding Hood and __________ grandmother. “Thank you for saving __________,” whispered Little Red Riding Hood. Then, all of __________ went to fetch some stones and put __________ in the wolf’s belly. Soon the wolf woke up. __________was very thirsty and went to the well to drink some water. When the wolf leaned over to drink, the stones in __________ belly were too heavy and pulled __________ down into the well. Grandmother, the hunter and Little Red Riding Hood were happy, __________ ate __________ cake and drank the wine. But the wolf in the well thought. “Why do such things always happen to __________?”