Pronouns Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Pronouns

Question 1 :  What are the eight types of pronouns?

Answer : Personal, possessive, reciprocal, reflexive, demonstrative, interrogative, relative, indefinite.

Question 2 :  What does a reflexive pronoun do in a sentence?

Answer : A reflexive pronoun refers back to the subject or emphasizes a particular noun or pronoun.

Question 3 :  What number verb does one use with the second person personal pronoun you?

Answer : One uses a plural verb regardless of whether you is singular or plural.

Question 4 :  With personal pronouns, when does one use the nominative case form? When does one use the objective case form?

Answer : One uses the nominative case form when the pronoun is a subject or a subject complement. One uses the objective case form when the pronoun is an object of a verb, a preposition, or a verbal.

Question 5 :  Name the  demonstrative pronouns in their singular and plural forms.

Answer : The demonstrative pronouns are this, that, these and those. The plural of this is these. The plural of that is those.

Question 6 : Do interrogative pronouns have antecedents?

Answer : No, they do not. Since an interrogative pronoun asks a question, the antecedent is unknown until the question is answered.

Question 7 : Which relative pronoun refers only to people?

Answer : The relative pronoun who refers only to people.

Question 8 :  Anyone, somebody, and everybody are examples of what kind of pronoun?

Answer : They are indefinite pronouns.

Question 9 : Which type of pronoun has the most number problems associated with its use?

Answer : Indefinite pronouns cause the most number problems. Some are only singular. Some are only plural. Some can be either singular or plural. Some take different singular and plural forms. Be sure of the number of the indefinite pronoun that you use.

Question 10 : Does the possessive pronoun its ever need an apostrophe?

Answer : No it does not. With an apostrophe, it’s is a contraction for it is.