Pronoun common errors with explanation
Incorrect: I, you and he will go to London.
Correct: You, he and I will go to London.
Explanation:– When all three persons [1st,2nd,3rd ] pronouns are used altogether, then they are used in the following manner:- [2nd+3rd+1st ]
Incorrect: Let her and I do this work.
Correct: Let her and me do this work.
Explanation:–object pronouns are used after Let, like, between, but, except and preposition.
Incorrect: Please bring mine pen.
Correct: Please bring my pen.
Incorrect: This pen is my
Correct: This pen is mine.
i.e.- My/our/his/her/your/their +Noun
Possessive pronouns:-mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs
Possessive adjectives:-my, our, your, his, her, their
Incorrect: Your problem is bigger than me.
Correct: Your problem is bigger than mine.
Correct: Your problem is bigger than my problem.
Explanation:– the same things are compared(problem with problem & men with men)
Incorrect: He availed of the opportunity.
Correct: He availed himself of the opportunity.
Explanation:– Enjoy, absent, sacrifice, satisfy, avoid, apply, acquit, avail, introduce etc. are the verbs that are followed by an object or a reflexive pronoun.
Incorrect: Everybody will get their share.
Correct: Everybody will get his share.
Explanation:– We use he, his, him with each, every, everyone, anyone, someone, everybody, somebody, nobody until the female gender is confirmed.
Ex1:-Every student should respect his teachers. (correct)
Ex 2:-Every girl is doing her homework. (correct)
1. One should exercise their right to vote. [SSC-2012]
a. his b. Our c. one’s d. no improvement
Correct: One should exercise one’s right to vote.
Explanation:– The pronoun ‘one’ must be followed by ‘one’s’.
2. A good friend of(A)/ me has been(B)/ in London for twenty years.(C)/ no error(D) [SSC-2012]
3. Both me(A)/ and my sister(B)/went to a boarding school(C)/no error(D) [SSC-2011]
4. Myself and Roshni (1)/ will take care of (2)/ the event on Sunday. (3)/ No Error (4) [SSC-2017]
5. There was a (A)/ comparison between (B)/ you and he (C)/ no error (D) (SSC-2017)
Ans: C (you and him)