Pronoun Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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Candace Osmond

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Do you know what pronouns mean? What are their functions in sentences? What are its different types? Answer these pronoun exercises with a printable PDF to check your basic understanding of pronouns.

What Are Pronouns?

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Pronouns are the words you substitute for other nouns or noun phrases. We use them when the reader or listener knows which nouns you’re discussing. The word/s that pronouns replace are called antecedents. For example:

  • I have a dog. My dog is black.
  • I have a dog. It is black.

There are many types of pronouns, such as personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, and more. Some examples include:

  • He
  • Them
  • Ourselves
  • Everyone
  • This
  • Hers
  • Each other

Because nouns replace nouns, they also serve as subjects and objects in sentences. For example:

  • He likes swimming. (He as a subject or doer of the action)
  • Harry greeted us. (Us as a direct object or receiver of the action)
  • I gave everyone a hug. (Everyone as an indirect object or the receiver of the direct object)
Pronoun Exercise #1

Pronoun Exercise #1

Choose the correct answer.

TRUE or FALSE: Pronouns can be the subject of a sentence.
What are pronouns?
TRUE or FALSE: Pronouns can be the object of a sentence.
What do we call the words that pronouns replace?
Which word is not a pronoun?
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Pronoun Exercise #2

Pronoun Exercise #2

Choose the correct pronoun that will complete the sentence.

We ran into ______ at the mall.
______ played the guitar on stage last night.
Her bag is red, while ______ is white.
________ is raining.
_______ am happy you’re here.
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Pronoun Exercise #3

Pronoun Exercise #3

Choose the correct answer.

Which sentence shows a pronoun that functions as a subject?
Which sentence shows a pronoun that functions as a direct object?
Which sentence shows a pronoun that functions as a subject?
Which sentence shows a pronoun that functions as an indirect object?
Which sentence shows a pronoun that functions as a direct object?
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Practice Your Pronouns

I hope these three pronoun exercises help you test your knowledge of the part of speech. Remember that pronouns stand in for nouns, noun phrases, and other noun equivalents. Learn the different types of pronouns and how to use them in sentences.

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