Vague Pronouns (Grade 6)

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Vague Pronouns

1. 
This sentence correctly avoids using vague pronouns.
When she was eight, Sarah's dog died.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Rewrite the sentence below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.

When he was ten, Eric's dad bought him a new ball.



3. 
Explain why the sentence below contains vague pronouns.

Doug visited Chris at his ball game.



4. 
Choose the sentence that corrects the use of vague pronouns in the sentence below.

Doug visited Chris at his ball game.
  1. Doug visited Chris at her ball game.
  2. Doug visited Chris at his friend's ball game.
  3. Doug visited Chris at Chris' ball game.
  4. Doug visited Chris at her friend's ball game.
5. 
Combine the two sentences below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.
Alisha always missed the school bus. It drove her mom nuts.
  1. Alisha always missed the school bus; it drove her mom nuts.
  2. Alisha's tendency to always miss the school bus drove her mom nuts.
  3. Alisha always missed the school bus and it drove her mom nuts.
  4. Alisha always missed the school bus; she drove her mom nuts.
6. 
Correct the sentence to avoid the use of vague pronouns.
Marissa promised to stop biting her nails, which her mom didn't believe for a minute.



7. 
Rewrite the sentence below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.

My mom announced that she was pregnant, and it came as a big surprise to the entire family.



8. 
Rewrite the sentence below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.

Eric bought a red Camaro because he heard they were the best for picking up girls.



9. 
Rewrite the sentence below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.

Jessica's sister wondered if she had recovered enough to eat solid foods.



10. 
Rewrite the sentence below to avoid the use of vague pronouns.

Dipping the paint brush into the bucket of paint, Zoe felt it slip out of her hand.



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