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Faulty Pronouns - Exercise 3

Directions: Each sentence below contains faulty pronoun reference: a pronoun with more than one antecedent. Rewrite each sentence, repairing every faulty pronoun reference.
Write your answers in the space provided under each item. When you have completed the exercise, click on "Check My Answers" and check your answers with those on the answer key.

1. It says on the bottle label that the chemical will kill weeds.

2. A visitor to Italy immediately notices how friendly they are.

3. The democrats controlled the senate, which resulted in much liberal legislation.

4. People who have been heavy smokers for years often gain weight when they give it up.

5. My brother has been unemployed for three months because of illness. This makes him depressed.

6. In 19th century England, they put people in jail for debt.

7. It said on the evening news that a hurricane was heading this way.

8. When people talk to enemies, it causes a slight rise in blood pressure.

9. Terry wanted to become a teacher, but his father argued that one couldn't make much money from it.

10. Eric said that he would remain in Minnesota for at least one month. This explains his nervousness.



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