Standard English 02
You would write "The dogs were playing their favourite game". You would not write "The dogs were playing theirs favourite game". Can you spot the single letter difference?

Standard English 02

In standard English, you should 'keep your pronouns consistent'. For example, it would be wrong to say 'the children collected HIS prizes'. What you ought to say is 'the children collected THEIR prizes'.

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  1. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    Students should take ....... passports to the exam.
    'Students' are plural so use 'their' and not 'his'
  2. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    All candidates must write ....... names on the paper.
    There is more than one candidate so use 'their'
  3. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    The twins are bringing ....... photograph to show us.
    More than one person jointly owning the photograph
  4. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    The candidate must write ....... name on the paper.
    Only one candidate so use 'his' or 'her'
  5. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    The student should take ....... passport to the exam.
    'Student' is singular so use his (or her) but NOT 'their'
  6. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    The dog ran quickly to ....... master.
    It's is short for 'It is' and it would be wrong to use it in this sentence
  7. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    Tell John to take ....... passport to the exam too.
    Only one person mentioned so use 'his'
  8. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    Each person should show ....... entry ticket.
    'Person' is singular and you would therefore use his or her. You could also say 'All people should show THEIR entry ticket'. This is because people is plural.
  9. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    The dogs ran quickly to ....... master.
    More than one dog all belonging to one master
  10. Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentence.
    Every family should show ....... entry ticket.
    'Family' is singular and therefore use 'its'

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