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Singular and Plural Pronoun Multiple Choice Questions

Singular Pronouns
Pronouns are the words that take the place of nouns. A singular pronoun takes the place of a noun that names only one person, place, or thing.

Here is an example of a singular pronoun taking the place of a singular noun.

EXAMPLE EXPLANATION
• Justin wore a tie to the school assembly.
Justin is a singular (proper) noun.
He wore a tie to the school assembly. • The pronoun he takes the place of the noun Justin. He is a singular pronoun.


Plural Pronouns

A plural pronoun takes the place of a noun that names more than one person, place or thing.


Here is an example of a plural pronoun taking the place of a plural noun.

EXAMPLE EXPLANATION
• My friends gifted me a new purse.
Friends is a plural noun.
They gifted me a new purse. • The pronoun they takes the place of the noun friends. They is a plural pronoun.

A list of Singular and Plural Pronouns

The table below contains pronouns that are always singular. These pronouns cannot be used as plural pronouns. When singular pronouns refer to a person, they use either the first, second or third person perspective or place.

Singular Pronouns & Their Perspective
I First person
Me First person
Myself First person
Yourself Second person
He / His / Him / Himself Third person
She / Her  / Hers / Herself Third person
It / Itself Third person

The table below contains pronouns that are always plural. These pronouns cannot be used as singular pronouns. When plural pronouns refer to people, they use either the first, second or third person perspective.

Plural Pronouns & Their Perspective
We First person
Us First person
Ourself First person
Yourselves Second person
They / Them Third person
Themselves Third person

Read the examples below to learn how singular pronouns are used in sentences:

1. I would like to go shopping.
I tells who is speaking, and we know there is only one person speaking.

2. Do you want to go with me?
Me tells who is speaking, and we know there is only one person speaking.

3. I cleaned the room by myself.
Myself is used to restate the pronoun I, and we know there is only one person speaking.

4. Look, what you have done to yourself!  
Yourself indicates who is being spoken to and we know there is only one person being spoken to.

5. By studying, he helped himself ace the test.
He and himself indicates that only one person (male) did the action.

6. She wanted the video game for herself.
She and herself indicates that only one person (female) is being referred to.

7. The town itself is not very organized.
Itself indicates one thing, the town.

Read the examples below to learn how plural pronouns are used in sentences:

1. We need to clean the living room.
We tells who is speaking, and we know there is more than one person speaking.

2. Sarah left a message for us.
Us tells who is speaking, and we know there is more than one person speaking.

3. Me and Fred made that mess by ourselves.
Ourselves is used to restate the pronoun we, and we know there is more than one person speaking.

4. Hey! You all will hurt yourselves.  
Yourselves indicates who is being spoken to and we know there are more than one person being spoken to.

5. They lost all the tickets.
They is a plural pronoun and indicates that more than one person is being referred to.

6. The kids wanted to do the project by themselves.
Themselves indicates that there is more than one person being referred to.

Pronouns that are both singular and plural
Some pronouns can be used as either singular or plural, depending on the context of the sentence. The pronouns you, that, which and who can apply to either one or more than one person, place, thing or idea.

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