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13.4 Pronouns: Finding a Pronoun's Antecedent

Application 2
Instructions

The personal pronouns are numbered and italicized in the paragraph below (divided in two parts to avoid scrolling). In the corresponding spaces below the paragraph, rewrite the pronoun, skip a couple of spaces, and then write the antecedent of each pronoun.

The new tractor had a big scratch on (1) its side. Mr. Larsen said (2) he thought the Bradley boys had been driving (3) it, but (4) they denied that (5) they had been anywhere near (6) it.

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(7) Their mother, of course, angrily defended (8) her boys. Mr. Larsen eventually gave up (9) his accusation, but not until the argument had run (10) its usual boring course.
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