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Understand Pronouns 1

In this worksheet, students practise identifying pronouns in sentences and substituting them for nouns.

'Understand Pronouns 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Noun and Pronoun Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A noun is a word that refers to a person, place or thing. It is sometimes called a naming word.

 

dog

house

Oliver

town

cup

 

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun. Look at these two sentences:

 

Fido barked and then Fido wagged his tail.

Fido barked and then he wagged his tail.

 

In the second sentence the pronoun 'he' is used instead of repeating the noun 'Fido'. People reading the sentence would know that the word 'he' was referring to Fido.

 

Words like I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us and them are all pronouns.

 

In this activity, you need to choose the correct pronouns for different sentences.

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

Kim sighed and then she started crying.

crying

Kim

she

crying

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

Marcus glanced out of the window and then he suddenly jumped up and waved.

waving

Marcus

window

he

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

The house was very old - it had cracked windows and peeling paintwork.

old house

house

old

it

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Sarah lives in my street. __________ is my best friend.

girl

He

She

It

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

The racing cars zoomed around the race track. __________ went so fast we could hardly tell which one was which.

car

                  car

He

They

It

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

That is Megan's toy. Give it to __________ now!

him

her

them

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

David is my brother. I am two years older than __________.

him

her

it

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

The monkey was sitting alone in its cage. Jordan felt sorry for __________.

 

monkey

him

her

it

This time, write out the whole sentence and choose a suitable pronoun to replace the noun in bold.

 

Priya pressed the bell with her finger and then Priya got off the bus.

bus

Write out the whole sentence and choose a suitable pronoun to replace the nouns in bold.

 

Toby and Ryan went for a run but while Toby and Ryan were out it started to rain.

 

rain

  • Question 1

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

Kim sighed and then she started crying.

crying

CORRECT ANSWER
she
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'she' is a pronoun. It has been used instead of repeating the word 'Kim'.
  • Question 2

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

Marcus glanced out of the window and then he suddenly jumped up and waved.

waving

CORRECT ANSWER
he
EDDIE SAYS
The pronoun 'he' is being used instead of repeating the word 'Marcus'.
  • Question 3

Which word in the following sentence is a pronoun?

 

The house was very old - it had cracked windows and peeling paintwork.

old house

CORRECT ANSWER
it
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'it' has been used instead of repeating the word 'house' again.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Sarah lives in my street. __________ is my best friend.

girl

CORRECT ANSWER
She
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The correct pronoun is 'she' because Sarah is a girl.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

The racing cars zoomed around the race track. __________ went so fast we could hardly tell which one was which.

car

                  car

CORRECT ANSWER
They
EDDIE SAYS
There is more than one car so we need to use the pronoun 'they'.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

That is Megan's toy. Give it to __________ now!

CORRECT ANSWER
her
EDDIE SAYS
Megan is a girl so the correct pronoun is 'her'.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

David is my brother. I am two years older than __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
him
EDDIE SAYS
David is a boy so the correct pronoun is 'him'.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

The monkey was sitting alone in its cage. Jordan felt sorry for __________.

 

monkey

CORRECT ANSWER
it
EDDIE SAYS
We don't know if the monkey is male or female so we need to use the pronoun 'it'. If we knew whether it was a boy or girl we could use 'him' or 'her'.
  • Question 9

This time, write out the whole sentence and choose a suitable pronoun to replace the noun in bold.

 

Priya pressed the bell with her finger and then Priya got off the bus.

bus

CORRECT ANSWER
Priya pressed the bell with her finger and then she got off the bus.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Instead of using the girl's name 'Priya' a second time, we can use the pronoun 'she'.
  • Question 10

Write out the whole sentence and choose a suitable pronoun to replace the nouns in bold.

 

Toby and Ryan went for a run but while Toby and Ryan were out it started to rain.

 

rain

CORRECT ANSWER
Toby and Ryan went for a run but while they were out it started to rain.
EDDIE SAYS
Instead of using the boy's names again, because it is more than one person, you can use the pronoun 'they' instead.
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