First-Person Pronouns Exercise (440)

Choose the correct pronoun for each sentence.

  • As for ___, I’ll wait for the official report before I venture an opinion.

  • She is an accountant, like ___.

  • My boss and ___ agree that the proposal is impractical.

  • In the balloting, naturally I chose ___.

  • She talked to both John and ___ about the incident.

Answers and Explanations

1. As for me, I’ll wait for the official report before I venture an opinion.

The "I" in "I’ll," not "me," is the subject; the initial phrase modifies the sentence. A pronoun that is not a direct object, an indirect object, or the object of a preposition always appears in the form of an object pronoun (such as "me").

2. She is an accountant, like me.

The final pronoun in this sentence, as part of the object, should be in the form of an object pronoun.

3. My boss and I agree that the proposal is impractical.

"I" is part of the subject "My boss and I," so it is a subject pronoun ("I," "she," "they," and so on).

4. In the balloting, naturally I chose myself.

The final pronoun here refers to the preceding one, so it takes the form of a reflexive pronoun (one ending in "-self" or "-selves").

5. She talked to both John and me about the incident.

"John and me" is the object of this sentence, so "me" is the correct form.

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