2.1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Agreement

This book covers the lesson relating to nouns, pronouns, and agreement.

Review Pronouns

Example

Which pronoun should you use to replace the noun in each sentence?

(1) Cindy bakes in the evening, so (her / hers) cakes are ready in the morning.
(2) Cindy has to stop (herself / itself) from sampling the treats she bakes.

Answers

(1) The possessive pronoun her is correct because it comes before the noun cakes. It acts like an adjective, her cakes. The pronoun hers is used on its own, for example: That cake is hers.

(2) The pronoun herself is correct because it refers back to Cindy. Itself would refer to a thing.