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Topic: PRONOUN REFERENCE EXERCISE 1 | level: Advanced (C1-C2)


Choose whether the pronoun reference in each of the following sentences is CORRECT or INCORRECT/CONFUSING.
Example: James told Patrick, his colleague, that he had to stop falling asleep at work.
ANSWER: INCORRECT (In this case, it is unclear whether the "he" refers to James or Patrick.)



1. Robert would have driven his brother to work if he wasn't so tired.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

2. Her speech was so long that we just left.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

3. If Mary hadn't spent all her money on new runners, she could have lent some of it to her sister.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

4. Tom told Steve that he was not welcome at the cafe they usually went to.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

5. It annoyed me that he didn't mention anything about Amelia's birthday party.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

6. My mum's best friend told her sister to come over after dinner.
  CORRECT
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING

7. Paula wanted to give Sophie a present, but she cancelled their meeting.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

8. After we took the light bulb out of the lamp, we threw the light bulb out.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

9. Martin told John that John's parents were at the restaurant.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT

10. If you go to an upmarket restaurant dressed like that, they won't let you in.
  INCORRECT/CONFUSING
  CORRECT


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