Faulty Pronouns - Post Test


To see how well you have learned the methods for recognizing and repairing pronoun reference, complete the POST TEST below.  There is no checklist of answers for the POST TEST.  Instead, you are to have your response checked by the Writing Support Program office.

If the results of your POST TEST indicate that you need more work in some area of this chapter, the Writing Support Program office will direct you to additional material.  If you do well on the POST TEST, the Writing Support Program office will tell you that you have satisfactorily completed the unit.

POST TEST DIRECTIONS:  Each sentence below contains faulty pronoun reference.  Rewrite each sentence, correcting the faulty reference. 

You must print out a copy of this original page to complete the Post Test. Make your corrections right on the text; then bring your completed Post Test to the Writing Support Program office for evaluation and review so that you can take the final test in the office.

Link to Printable Post Test

1.  Ella cried and seemed genuinely repentant.  This impressed the parole board.

2.  At the Naval Academy, they all wear uniforms.

3.  It says in the paper that the governor's top aide is quitting because of the scandal.

4.  I was late for class again this morning, which embarrassed me.

5.  Carol insisted on telling everyone about the error.  This annoyed Frank.

6.  When Marianne visited her mother, she had the flu.

7.  In that store, they make a customer feel stupid.

8.  When the pharmacist added the powder to a pint of water, it turned red.

9.  Bill had a heart attack, but after a month of rest it was as good as ever.

10. Although Barbara likes to talk about politics, she does not want to be one.

11. In the Gulf War agreement, it said that all POW's would be released.

12. The profits from the investment would be large, which I realized immediately.

13. I announced that I planned to cut up all my credit cards.  This caused everyone to gasp.

14. The worker's employer gave him a raise.

15. Tom's sister is an engineer, and this is the profession Tom wants to study.


To reach the Writing Support Program, contact

Margaret L. Benner
Director, Writing Support Program
English Department
Towson University


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