Posted by: episystechpubs | March 14, 2013

Quiz Answers/Explanations

Well, the moral to this story is that pronouns are difficult. We’ll have to return to this topic in the weeks to come. Here are the results:

ABBBA – 46

ABABA – 11

BAABA – 5

BABAB – 37 (Congratulations!)

BACAB – 4

Question 1

A) If you don’t mind me asking, why are you so angry?
B) If you don’t mind my asking, why are you so angry?

Explanation: Use possessive case pronouns in front of gerunds ("ing" words).

Question 2

A) My friend, unlike me, is very artistic.
B) My friend, unlike myself, is very artistic.

Explanation: "Me" is the object of the preposition "unlike."

Question 3

A) Please talk to Daniela or I next time you have a concern.
B) Please talk to Daniela or me next time you have a concern.
C) Please talk to Daniela or myself next time you have a concern.

Explanation: "Me" is the object of the preposition "to." You could leave out the proper noun and "hear" the correct answer: Please talk to me next time you have a concern.

Question 4

A) She is as stubborn as he, but that’s no surprise given they are sister and brother.
B) She is as stubborn as him, but that’s no surprise given they are sister and brother.
Explanation: Mentally complete the clause: She is as stubborn as he is.

Question 5

A) I weigh more than him.
B) I weigh more than he.
Explanation: Mentally complete the sentence: I weigh more than he does.

Here are some additional tips and examples from the site where the quiz came from: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/pronoun.asp

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