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Using the correct pronoun in writing 2

In this worksheet, students practise switching between the first, second and third person when writing sentences. This is a useful skill when planning larger pieces of writing.

'Using the correct pronoun in writing 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar and Vocabulary Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sentences are written in the first, second or third person. This chart shows the differences between them:

 

I love chocolate ice cream. Unfortunately my sisters have eaten it all up.

 

We can say that the first of these sentences is written in the first person singular and the second sentence is written in the third person plural.

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______  went to the cricket match last Friday.  (first person singular)

I

We

They

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

_____ chased the cat away. (third person plural)

I

We

They

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______ gave the book to his brother. (third person singular)

I

He

Me

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

Are ______ waiting for the bus to town?  (second person singular)

we

you

they

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______ live in a small cottage. (first person plural)

I

You

We

Change the following sentence into the third person plural.

 

I love reading adventure books.

Change the following sentence into the first person singular.

 

He goes to work on the bus.

Change the following sentence into the second person singular.

 

Is he coming to the party?

Change the following sentence into the first person plural.

 

They are going camping next week.

Change the following sentence into the second person singular.

 

Can she come to my sleepover?

  • Question 1

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______  went to the cricket match last Friday.  (first person singular)

CORRECT ANSWER
I
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with your first try? We use the pronoun I in this example as we are talking about ourselves directly. It helps to look at the hint in brackets next to the question. This gives us a clue as to what type of pronoun we are looking for. This one says singular which means 1 person and first person, which means they are talking about themselves.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

_____ chased the cat away. (third person plural)

CORRECT ANSWER
They
EDDIE SAYS
Keep it up! You need to use 'they' in this example as you are writing about something someone else has done. Remember to look at the hint to help you identify which pronoun you are looking for.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______ gave the book to his brother. (third person singular)

CORRECT ANSWER
He
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! The correct answer here is 'He'. You can see that 'he' is the best pronoun to use as our hint tells us that we are looking for singular third person, meaning one person and they are not the person talking. Someone is talking about them.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

Are ______ waiting for the bus to town?  (second person singular)

CORRECT ANSWER
you
EDDIE SAYS
Great to see your still going! The correct answer is 'you'. The sentence starts with 'Are' which means its a direct question and the hint tells us its singular, meaning one person. So'you' can be the only pronoun that would make sense out of the options given.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the following sentence.

 

______ live in a small cottage. (first person plural)

CORRECT ANSWER
We
EDDIE SAYS
Great work keep it up! The correct answer is 'We'. We know its 'we' as we are looking for a pronoun that is plural, meaning more than one and in the first person, so we are talking about ourselves.
  • Question 6

Change the following sentence into the third person plural.

 

I love reading adventure books.

CORRECT ANSWER
They love reading adventure books.
EDDIE SAYS
You getting the hang of it now? We needed to change the 'I' for 'They'. The question asked us to put the sentence into third person and plural. Remember keep looking at those hints to help. Third person is referring to someone else and plural there is more than one.
  • Question 7

Change the following sentence into the first person singular.

 

He goes to work on the bus.

CORRECT ANSWER
I go to work on the bus.
EDDIE SAYS
Wonderful! Did you replace the pronoun 'he' with 'I'? The answer has to be 'I' as the sentence needed first person and singular. So you are talking about yourself. Hope your getting the hang of it now! Keep looking at those hints to help you.
  • Question 8

Change the following sentence into the second person singular.

 

Is he coming to the party?

CORRECT ANSWER
Are you coming to the party?
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort your nearly there! You needed to replace the pronoun 'he' with 'you'. The question asked to you change the sentence to the second person. Second person means when someone is talking directly to someone else.
  • Question 9

Change the following sentence into the first person plural.

 

They are going camping next week.

CORRECT ANSWER
We are going camping next week.
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly there you superstar! For this question you needed to replace the pronoun 'they' with 'We'. Remember first person, they are referring to themselves and as its plural themselves and someone else, so the answer has to be 'we'.
  • Question 10

Change the following sentence into the second person singular.

 

Can she come to my sleepover?

CORRECT ANSWER
Can you come to my sleepover?
EDDIE SAYS
Genius! Hopefully you have this down now! You needed to replace the pronoun 'she' with 'you'. So in this case you needed a pronoun in second person singular. Remember second person is a bit like first person but is actually when someone is asking you a question or telling you how to do something.
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