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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.

L1.1 # 16

Antecedents of Pronouns

Allegory of Wealth 
Louvre, Paris, France 
Simon Vouet
(1590 - 1649)
Directions: Circle the pronouns and draw a line from each circle to the antecedent. If there is no antecedent, and you do not know to what it refers, put a question mark over it.

1. Frank’s kite flew so high that he could scarcely see it.

2. “Children,” said Aunt Sue, “you must be quiet at your play, or I shall send 

you to bed.”

3. King Midas valued his royal crown because it was made of gold.

4. The sun was shining on the sea,

        Shining with all his might;

    He did his very best to make

        The billows smooth and bright.

5. The wind blew with all his strength a cold blast; but the fiercer he blew, the 

tighter did the man clasp his cloak around him.

6. “What a selfish dog you are!” said the ox; “you can not eat the hay yourself, 

nor will you let me eat it.”

7. The herald bade Cinderella sit down on a stool in the kitchen, and himself put

the slipper on her pretty little foot, which it fitted exactly.