Pronouns 1
In the sentence 'The motorcyclist did not win the race but he provided us with the fastest individual lap' the word 'he' is the pronoun.

Pronouns 1

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Pronouns take the place of a noun. 'I', 'he' and 'we' are examples of personal pronouns. It's a good idea to use them to avoid repetition in your English writing.

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1.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
The concert was long and it was late when it finished.
concert, late
it, it
long, late
was, finished
More personal pronouns: 'it'/'we'/'they'/'them'
2.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
The rain stopped and they returned to the campsite.
campsite
rain
stopped
they
'Campsite' is the noun: they returned to 'it'
3.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
The cousins came to tea with us; we played cricket too.
came, played
cousins, tea
tea, cricket
us, we
'Us' and 'we' are the personal pronouns here
4.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
How late was it when you left the concert?
How, when
it, you
late, left
you, the
Use personal pronouns for succinct writing
5.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
They were camping and came to us for shelter.
and, for
camping, shelter
They, us
were, came
'They' is used instead of the list of their names
6.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
We didn't play football yesterday as it rained all day.
as, all
football, day
play, rained
We, it
'We' is used here instead of the list of our names
7.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
They were grateful for the hot tea mom gave them.
grateful, for
hot, tea
They, them
were, gave
'Simon, John and Abdul were grateful' = 'they'
8.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
The teacher thanked him and gave it to Bob.
him, it
teacher, Bob
thanked, gave
The, and
More personal pronouns: 'me'/'he'/'him'/'she'/'her'
9.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
The torrential rain made him wet; he shivered with cold.
him, he
made, shivered
rain, cold
torrential, wet
'Him' and 'he' are the personal pronouns used here
10.
See if you can find the pronoun(s) in the following sentence.
James took the book; he gave it to the teacher.
book, to
he, it
James, teacher
took, gave
Personal pronouns refer to people: 'you'/'I'/'us'
Author:  Sue Daish

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