Pronouns - Possessive, Demonstrative, Interrogative and Indefinite
Has anyone seen my brother at the skating rink?

Pronouns - Possessive, Demonstrative, Interrogative and Indefinite

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The first thing you need to know for this quiz is what a pronoun is. A pronoun you may recall is a word that replaces one or more nouns. For example: “Terry’s house” can be reworded using a pronoun to say “Her house.”

There are four basic kinds of pronouns and they are possessive, demonstrative, interrogative and indefinite.

A possessive pronoun is always an adjective. It is a personal pronoun that answers the question, “Which one?” Examples of possessive pronouns include:

our cat
his jacket
my mother
their teacher

A demonstrative pronoun is always an adjective and includes the words: that, this, these and those. Examples of demonstrative pronouns are:

that movie
this table
these books
those tools

An interrogative pronoun is always an adjective and includes the words: whose, what and which. The pronoun is a word that can ask a question. Examples of interrogative pronouns are:

whose keys?
what weekend?
which street?

An indefinite pronoun is always an adjective and includes words such as: each, some, few, many, another, both, all, etc. This pronoun does not define a specific number but, rather, it points to a general amount. Examples of indefinite pronouns are:

each toy
some candy
few crayons
many rocks
another reason
both answers
all states

1.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Can I get you to help me with this quiz?
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “this” is one of the pronouns that is included in the list of demonstrative pronouns. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (b) is the correct type of pronoun used here
2.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Has anyone seen my brother at the skating rink?
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
A personal pronoun answers the question “Which one?” In this sentence “my” is the personal pronoun and “which one” is my “brother.” When answering “which one” we have a possessive pronoun. This tells us that Answer (a) is the correct type of pronoun to describe “my”
3.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Amy would have to wait at least six months to get another vacation.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “another” is included in the list of indefinite pronouns because it does not define a specific number but, rather, a general amount. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (d) is the correct type of pronoun used here
4.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Please put the book on that bookcase over in the corner.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “that” is always a demonstrative pronoun. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (b) is the correct type of pronoun used here
5.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Sally really wanted a copy of one of those statutes in her garden.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “those” is included in the list of demonstrative pronouns. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (b) is the correct type of pronoun used here
6.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Mr. Peters is 90 years old and I bet he has had many experiences throughout his life.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “many” is included in the list of indefinite pronouns because it does not define a specific number but, rather, a general amount. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (d) is the correct type of pronoun used here
7.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Will you tell me what chores I have to do this week?
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “what” is included in the list of interrogative pronouns as it asks a question. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (c) is the correct type of pronoun used here
8.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

He couldn’t remember whose birthday came next.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Depending upon what a specific pronoun is will tell you what kind of a pronoun it is. In this sentence, the word “whose” is included in the list of interrogative pronouns as it asks a question. Knowing this makes it easy to see that Answer (c) is the correct type of pronoun used here
9.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

Raymond was proud to walk his sister down the aisle.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
A personal pronoun answers the question “Which one?” In this sentence “his” is the personal pronoun and “which one” is his “sister.” When answering “which one” we have a possessive pronoun. As such, Answer (a) is the correct type of pronoun to describe “his”
10.
In the sentence below the pronoun is underlined. Determine which answer names the correct type of pronoun it is.

They could not tell whether their teacher was joking or not.
possessive pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
indefinite pronoun
Whenever you have a personal pronoun it will answer the question “Which one?” In this sentence “their” is the personal pronoun and the answer to “which one” is “teacher.” When answering “which one” we have a possessive pronoun. This then tells us that Answer (a) is the correct type of pronoun to describe “their”
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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