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PRONOUNS
Pronouns Mock Test Set-1
December 26, 2015
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Correct the following Statements


1. The women demanded her right to live.

Answer

1. The plural pronoun for her is their.
Correct : The women demanded their right to live.

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2. Sandhya was one of those Miss Universe contestants who attributed her success to her parents.

Answer

2. The pronouns her and her are both associated with the relative pronoun who. As who refers to those, the pronouns should be in plural.
Correct : Sandhya was one of those Miss Universe contestants who attributed their success to their parents.

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3. The army was rewarded for their overwhelming
success in curbing terrorism.

Answer

3. The army is used as singular.
Correct : The army was rewarded for its overwhelming success in curbing terrorism.

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4. The comptroller and auditor-general gave their verdict on the scam.

Answer

4. The comptroller and auditor-general is one person.
Correct : The comptroller and auditor-general gave his verdict on the scam.

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5. Each book and each pen are costly in their appearance.

Answer

5. When two singular nouns joined by and are preceded by each or every, the pronoun must be singular.
Correct : Each book and each pen is costly in its appearance.

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6. Either Kishan or Pradip has left behind their cap.

Answer

6. The sentence may be corrected even by applying common sense. Two men usually do not wear the same cap. So it cannot be their cap. It must belong to one of them. So, Correct : Either Kishan or Pradip has left behind his cap.

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7. Either the principal or the students should be responsible for the management of his school.

Answer

7. Correct : Either the principal or the students should be responsible for the management of their school.

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8. He and I have done his duty.

Answer

8. The rule 123 applies here.
Correct : He and I have done our duty.

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9. It was her who did the cooking.

Answer

9. The pronoun that follows a verb of incomplete predication is in the nominative case. Correct : It was she who did the cooking.

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10. Let we are the bidders at the auction.

Answer

10. Let is always followed by the objective case.
Correct : Let us be the bidders at the auction.

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