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PRONOUNS
PRONOUNS MOCK TEST SET 8
January 10, 2016
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DIRECTIONS: Correct the following sentences in the context of the correct use of the pronouns. 


 

  1. A house which rooms are spacious is what I want.

 

Answer

Which when used in the possessive is preceded

by of

Correct : A house, the rooms of which are spacious, is what I want.

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  1. The way he tackles the answers should not be emulated.

 

Answer

Here in which fills the missing link.

Correct : The way in which he tackles the answers should not be emulated.

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  1. It was the coldest day which we ever experienced.

 

Answer

That is preferred to which after the superlative.

Correct : It was the coldest day that we ever experienced.

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  1. He is the same man who was arrested yesterday.

 

Answer

The same should be followed by that or as.

Correct : He is the same man that (or as) was arrested yesterday.

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  1. That what cannot be cured must be endured.

 

Answer

What itself means that which.

Correct : What cannot be cured must be endured.

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  1. There is scarcely a school going child but does not like television.

 

Answer

But here means who.., not

Correct : There is scarcely a school going child but likes television.

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  1. Mr. Chakravarty with his luggage left the town which was heavy with clothes.

 

Answer

Here luggage is heavy with clothes, not the town.

Correct: Mr. Chakravarty with his luggage, which was heavy with clothes, left the town.

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  1. You, who loves dining out, will never cook at home.

 

Answer

The relative pronoun who will be in the same number and person as the antecedent you.

Correct : You, who love dining out, will never cook at home.

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  1. It was a magnificent chance, but which you lost.

 

Answer

Which, a relative pronoun, itself acts as a conjunction.

Correct : It was a magnificent chance, which you lost.

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  1. I do not care for your words who does not know what he says.

 

Answer

The antecedent of who is you and the relative pronoun behaves according to the antecedent.

Correct : I do not care for the words uttered by you who do not know what you say.

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  1. Each of the girls gave their version of the incident in writing.

 

Answer

The antecedent of the pronoun their is each not girls.

Correct : Each of the girls gave her version of the incident in writing.

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  1. This is the only one of his books that carry some weight.

 

Answer

The subject of the verb is the only one and not books.

Correct : This is the only one of his books that carries some weight.

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  1. Here comes Kapil Dev, whom they say is the best all-rounder India has ever had.

 

Answer

The relative pronoun here is the subject of the verb is and should, therefore, be the nominative who.

Correct : Here comes Kapil Dev, who they say is the best all-rounder India has ever had.

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  1. Whom do you believe him to be?

 

Answer

When the interrogative pronoun is used for identity as a person, the nominative who is used.

 

Correct : Who do you believe him to be?

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  1. The boy, being a brilliant student, he will top the class.

 

Answer

Delete he.

 

Correct : The boy, being a brilliant student, will top the class.

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