Interrogative Pronouns List & Flashcards

Interrogative Pronouns List & Flashcards
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Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ car is beeping in the parking lot?

Whose

The question asks about a possession (someone's car).

Got it

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ are you doing?

What.

There are any number of possible answers to this question, so 'what' is the correct pronoun to use.

Got it

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ purse is this? Did someone forget it?

Whose

In asking about the possession of a person, the pronoun to use is 'whose'.

Got it

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

For _____ are you are calling?

Whom

The preposition 'for' comes before the pronoun, so we use 'whom' instead of 'who'.

Got it

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ is that lady over there?

Who

This question asks about a specific person.

Got it

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ of these books is your favorite?

Which

There is a wide range of titles that could be offered in reply, so 'which' is the best choice.

Got it
When asking a question that has any number of possible answers, the best interrogative pronoun to use is usually _____.
What
Got it
The pronoun that is used when asking about a range of options (a tray of cookies, a spread of toys) is _____.
Which
Got it
The pronoun that is typically used when asking about something that belongs to a person or thing is _____.
Whose
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The pronouns that are typically used when asking about a person are _____ and _____.
Who and whom
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Pronouns that ask a question are called _____ pronouns.
Interrogative
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This set of flashcards reviews interrogative pronouns: who, whose, whom, which, and what. These flashcards help you to review when to use these pronouns. It also provides a chance for you to practice selecting the right pronoun to use in sample sentences.

Front
Back
Pronouns that ask a question are called _____ pronouns.
Interrogative
The pronouns that are typically used when asking about a person are _____ and _____.
Who and whom
The pronoun that is typically used when asking about something that belongs to a person or thing is _____.
Whose
The pronoun that is used when asking about a range of options (a tray of cookies, a spread of toys) is _____.
Which
When asking a question that has any number of possible answers, the best interrogative pronoun to use is usually _____.
What

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ of these books is your favorite?

Which

There is a wide range of titles that could be offered in reply, so 'which' is the best choice.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ is that lady over there?

Who

This question asks about a specific person.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

For _____ are you are calling?

Whom

The preposition 'for' comes before the pronoun, so we use 'whom' instead of 'who'.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ purse is this? Did someone forget it?

Whose

In asking about the possession of a person, the pronoun to use is 'whose'.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ are you doing?

What.

There are any number of possible answers to this question, so 'what' is the correct pronoun to use.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ car is beeping in the parking lot?

Whose

The question asks about a possession (someone's car).

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ is that handsome guy?

Who

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

Tell me again. You hope to sit by _____?

Whom

'By' is a preposition, so 'whom' is the correct pronoun to use.

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

I hate shopping for clothes! _____ of these sweaters do you think looks better?

Which

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

I'm bored. _____ do you think we should do today?

What

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ should we ask to join us, and _____ movie theater should we go to?

Who should we ask to join us, and which movie theater should we go to?

(The first question asks about people, and the second asks someone to choose from a range of theaters.)

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ leash is this? Does it belong to Fluffy, Spot, or Bruno?

Whose

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

To _____ do you want this letter to be mailed?

Whom

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ do you like to do for fun?

What

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ do you prefer of the two: this one or this one?

Which

(This question is asking someone to choose between two items, which is comparable to choosing between a range of options.)

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ is sending the gift, and to _____?

Who is sending the gift, and to whom?

Fill in using the best interrogative pronoun:

_____ have you learned about interrogative pronouns?

What.

This is an open-ended question with many possible answers, so 'what' is the correct pronoun to use.

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