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HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH QUIZ
topic: Pronoun reference exercise 1

Choose whether the pronoun reference in each of the following sentences is CORRECT or INCORRECT/CONFUSING:

eg: Mr. Collins told Jim, his colleague, that he had to stop taking such long lunch breaks.
answer: INCORRECT (It is unclear whether the "he" refers to Mr. Collins or Jim.)

1. Sarah would have driven Patricia home if she hadn't been so tired.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

2. His voice was so loud that he made some of the audience members uncomfortable.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

3. If Jim's hadn't spend all his money gambling, he could have used it to buy his wife a present.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

4. Mr. Jonasson decided to postpone the final exam until the following week. This made his students happy.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

5. It said on the news today that a storm was on its way.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

6. Diane's cat Mittens, who was adopted from an animal shelter, slept by her head every night.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

7. Frank wanted to give Tony his old camera, but he was away on vacation.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

8. I never drink alcohol because it makes you sick.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

9. Ingrid lost the race and then went out and had some wine with her friends. Her coach was not happy about this.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

10. He started eating more fruit and vegetables. This improved his health and gave him more energy.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT


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