Standard English 3
You would write "The dogs were playing their favorite game". You would not write "The dogs were playing theirs favorite game". Can you spot the single letter difference?

Standard English 3

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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'.

Play this quiz to practice your pronoun skills.

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

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