Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement Practice 3


1. Neither, either, and each are singular.
2. Words ending in "one," "body," and "thing" are also singular.
3. A collective noun is singular if the group acts as one unit, plural if the members of   the group act as individuals.

Directions: Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentences.

1.      Each of the suspects had (his, their) own alibi.

2.      Jeff and Isabel planned (his and her, their) wedding.

3.      Did Gore or Bush announce (his, their) intent to run for president?

4.      Neither the nails nor the hammer was returned to (its, their) proper place.

5.      Everyone turned in (his or her, their) drama reviews in advance of the due date.

6.      All of the students turned in (his or her, their) research papers on time.

7.      If any one of the students has misplaced (his or her, their) lunch ticket, (he or she, they) can ask for a replacement from the Ms. Ima Hungry, the lunch lady.

8.      The state of Florida does not treat (its, their) public employees fairly.

9.      Both of the women have made (her, their) opinions known.

10.  Every one of the actresses knows (her, their) part by heart.

11.  Either my brother or sisters will reveal (his and their, their) plans at the family reunion.

12.  After the victory, the winning and the losing captains thanked (his, their) team members for effort beyond the call of duty.

13.  Before the guests began arriving, Sally asked Tim whether everything was in (its, their) place.

14.  Neither of the candidates wore clothing suitable for (his or her, their) interview.

15.  Every teacher must turn in (his or her, their) grades by December 18.

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