Brush Up Your Knowledge of Verbs and Pronouns

Brush Up Your Knowledge of Verbs and Pronouns

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Words, the integral part of every language, are said to belong to various parts of speech. Classification of words under the different parts of speech is done with reference to their characteristics and functions when used in a sentence. For some, even the thought of learning grammar would be stressful, but for others, learning and practising grammar exercises would be a delightful and enjoyable task.

Learning any new language always includes studying and applying grammatical rules. If you are willing to dedicate time and yourself to doing it the right way, mastering the language would be a simple task. When you are introduced to the eight parts of speech, you will probably learn about nouns and the various types of nouns initially. Following that, you will be introduced to what a pronoun is. If nouns are words that are used to name a person, place, animal, thing or idea, pronouns are words used as a substitute in the place of a noun.

Now, go through the following sentences and substitute the underlined nouns/noun phrases in the sentences with suitable pronouns. 

  1. Norah is the new class representative. 
  2. My father is a doctor.
  3. Nate and Trevor have been selected to play the lead roles in the spring musical.  
  4. Did you see Rahul on the way here?
  5. The children have been acting weird since yesterday. 
  6. These books belong to Sai Krish. 
  7. Do you think Dan’s sister will be there as well?
  8. Making new friends is an effortless task for Naveen.
  9. Dhruv and Vikram are acting opposite each other in the new movie.  
  10. Did you find the bag?

Answers:

  1. She is the new class representative. 
  2. He is a doctor. 
  3. They have been selected to play the lead roles in the spring musical.  
  4. Did you see him on the way here?
  5. They have been acting weird since yesterday. 
  6. These books belong to him
  7. Do you think his sister will be there as well?
  8. Making new friends is an effortless task for him.
  9. They are acting opposite each other in the new movie.  
  10. Did you find it?

The next part of speech you would probably come across after you have learnt about pronouns are verbs. Like every sentence needs a noun or a pronoun, it also requires a verb that represents the action done by the subject or the one received by the object. Believe it or not, there are verbs to define every single action you perform. To help you brush up your knowledge of verbs, here are a few sentences. All you have to do is go through them and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate verb from the list given.

(wanted, knew, would have been, has not been feeling, were, like, will be, could, does not like, have been looking, had been, is)

  1. Where ________ you yesterday? 
  2. There ______ a grocery store right opposite the school. 
  3. All of them ________ here in an hour. 
  4. Nobody ______ anything about the red car parked across the street. 
  5. We __________ forward to meeting you all. 
  6. It ________ great if you ______ here today. 
  7. Chaitanya ________ chocolates. 
  8. The teacher _______ to know if any of us ______ stay back and help her with the stage decorations. 
  9. She __________ any pain, but her wrist is swollen. 
  10. Do you ______ my birthday dress? 

Answers: 

  1. Where were you yesterday? 
  2. There is a grocery store right opposite the school. 
  3. All of them will be here in an hour. 
  4. Nobody knew anything about the red car parked across the street. 
  5. We have been looking forward to meeting you all. 
  6. It would have been great if you had been here today. 
  7. Chaitanya does not like chocolates. 
  8. The teacher wanted to know if any of us could stay back and help her with the stage decorations. 
  9. She has not been feeling any pain, but her wrist is swollen. 
  10. Do you like my birthday dress?

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