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Pronoun Reference Quiz

Directions: Decide if the underlined pronouns in the sentences below have a clear antecedent.

Sample SentencesAnswers
1. I went to the store to buy popcorn, but they did not have any.
2. The kite flew into the sign, but it was not damaged.
3. I enjoyed reading this article. They had several interesting ideas.
4. Mary took her paper to the tutoring lab.
5. I really enjoyed the movie. They did a great job with the special effects.
6. John completed his assignment on Friday.
7. Ann and Margaret were both in class, but they did not take the quiz.
8. In the book it says that the author was born in Ireland.
9. Jason likes reading novels, so it will probably be his major in college.
10. Chris thought he left his paper at home.