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Revise Your Pronouns: Different Types

In this worksheet, students revise differentiating between personal, possessive and relative pronouns.

'Revise Your Pronouns: Different Types' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar: Pronouns, Prepositions & Conjunctions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun in a sentence.

Jamila ate her ice cream.

(This sounds better than repeating the noun: Jamila ate Jamila's ice cream.)

 

Pronouns can be divided into different types:

Personal pronouns, such as he, she, itwe, them. These replace the name of a person or object.

We went to Scotland on holiday.

Mum gave me a new watch for Christmas.

 

Possessive pronouns, such as his, her, itstheir, mine. These show who owns something.

Philip ate his dinner quickly.

Don't eat that chocolate. It's mine!

 

Relative pronouns, such as who, which, whose, that. These are used to link a relative clause to the rest of a sentence, giving more information about the noun.

The headmaster wants the person who broke the window to own up now.

(In this example, 'who broke the window' is a relative clause. It tells us which person the headmaster wants to own up.)

 

The pupil whose name is first out of the hat will win the prize.

(This time, 'whose name is first out of the hat' is the relative clause. It tells us which pupil will win the prize.)

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Olivia can't go to sleep unless she has her teddy bear with her.

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

The car that is standing on the drive is a Porsche.

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Pippa and I are best friends.

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

The boy who had been talking in class was kept in at playtime.

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

Read the following sentences and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

I have found a purse on the floor. Is it yours?

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Andrew finished his homework and then went to bed.

personal pronoun

possessive pronoun

relative pronoun

The following sentence contains a relative pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

The train that is approaching Platform 10 is for Manchester.

The following sentence contains a possessive pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Joe and Matthew took their kitten to the vet for an injection.

The following sentence contains a personal pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Liam received the ball and then quickly passed it to Kayden.

The following sentence contains a relative pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

I need someone who is very sensible to stay in and tidy the classroom.

  • Question 1

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Olivia can't go to sleep unless she has her teddy bear with her.

CORRECT ANSWER
possessive pronoun
  • Question 2

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

The car that is standing on the drive is a Porsche.

CORRECT ANSWER
relative pronoun
  • Question 3

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Pippa and I are best friends.

CORRECT ANSWER
personal pronoun
  • Question 4

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

The boy who had been talking in class was kept in at playtime.

CORRECT ANSWER
relative pronoun
  • Question 5

Read the following sentences and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

I have found a purse on the floor. Is it yours?

CORRECT ANSWER
possessive pronoun
  • Question 6

Read the following sentence and decide which type of pronoun has been underlined.

 

Andrew finished his homework and then went to bed.

CORRECT ANSWER
possessive pronoun
  • Question 7

The following sentence contains a relative pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

The train that is approaching Platform 10 is for Manchester.

CORRECT ANSWER
that
  • Question 8

The following sentence contains a possessive pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Joe and Matthew took their kitten to the vet for an injection.

CORRECT ANSWER
their
  • Question 9

The following sentence contains a personal pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Liam received the ball and then quickly passed it to Kayden.

CORRECT ANSWER
it
  • Question 10

The following sentence contains a relative pronoun. Write it in the answer box.

 

I need someone who is very sensible to stay in and tidy the classroom.

CORRECT ANSWER
who
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