Identify pronouns

Look for a text of approximately 150 words.

  1. Identify all pronouns and other proforms that you can find.
  2. Classify them according to the groups given on the information page about pronouns.
  3. For each pronoun or proform, try to decide what it stands for. Can you always find such an element in the text?

Example text:

Making one's home in an unpublished novel wasn't without its compensations. All the boring day-to-day mundanities that we conduct in the real world get in the way of narrative flow and are thus generally avoided. The car didn't need refuelling, there were never any wrong numbers, there was always enough hot water, and vacuum-cleaner bags came in only two sizes --- upright and pull-along. There were other, more subtle differences, too. For instance, no one ever needed to repeat themselves in case you didn't hear, no one shared the same name, talked at the same time or had a word annoyingly 'on the tip of their tongue'. Best of all, the bad guy was always someone you knew of and - Chaucer aside - there wasn't much farting. But there were some downsides. The relative absence of breakfast was the first and most notable difference to my daily timetable.

Jaspar Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2003. p. 1f.

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