Practice Sheet of Pronoun References for HSC Students

Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentences so that all pronoun references are clear.

1. Life is full of struggles. These are quite normal in any one’s life as it is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome those but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many in his life.

Answer: Life is full of struggles. It is quite normal in any one’s life as life is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome them but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such troubles to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many obstacles in his life.

2. Man is naturally very inquisitive, and so, they want to know the unknown and see the unseen. It is the driving force for all the inventions throughout the human civilization. But, we should keep it in mind that nothing is invented overnight and scientists work for days together to invent what we wish for. They have worked for years and invented the computer. It has brought out a radical change in the field of communication and entertainment.

Answer: Man is naturally very inquisitive, and so, he wants to know the unknown and see the unseen. Inquisition is the driving force for all the inventions throughout the human civilization. But, we should keep the idea in mind that nothing is invented overnight and scientists work for days together to invent what we wish for. Scientists have worked for years and invented the computer. Computer has brought out a radical change in the field of communication and entertainment.

3. In our country, people have different views about woman. The majority cannot consider men and women on equal terms. They are treated either with a feeling of compassion or they are deprived of their rights. Ignorance and very frequently illiteracy, among us are the main reasons behind this type of attitude. It is true that as general rule girls whether from poor or rich families are much loved and cared for by the father and brothers. We also need to remember that these are often denied by another woman. We first have to make them aware of the great harm they are doing. In the matter of attitude women need to face men folk with the expectation of being treated rightly as women.

Answer: In our country, people have different views about woman. The majority people cannot consider men and women on equal terms. Women are treated either with a feeling of compassion or they are deprived of their rights. Ignorance and very frequently illiteracy, among the people are the main reasons behind this type of attitude. It is true that as general rule girls whether from poor or rich families are much loved and cared for by the father and brothers. We also need to remember that they are often denied by another woman. We first have to make the women aware of the great harm they are doing. In the matter of attitude women need to face men folk with the expectation of being treated rightly as women.

4. Once there were two friends, a grocer and a fruit-seller. The grocer was intelligent, the later was dishonest. One day he borrowed a balance and weights from him. After a few days, he told his friend to return his balance and weights. The fruit-seller showed a lame excuse and said that a rat had eaten away its balance and weights. It made the fruit-seller very angry.

Answer: Once there were two friends, a grocer and a fruit-seller. The grocer was intelligent, the fruit seller was dishonest. One day the fruit seller borrowed a balance and weights from the grocer. After a few days, the grocer told his friend to return his balance and weights. The fruit-seller showed a lame excuse and said that a rat had eaten away his balance and weights. It made the fruit-seller very angry.

5. In small village, a little boy lived with its father and mother. He was the only son for him. The parents of the little boy were very depressed due to its bad temper. The boy used to get angry very soon and taunt others with his bad words. He scolded kids, neighbours and even his friends due to anger. He invited all worries for its parents through it. As a result, his friends and neighbours avoided it.

Answer: In small village, a little boy lived with his father and mother. He was the only son for them. The parents of the little boy were very depressed due to his bad temper. The boy used to get angry very soon and taunt others with his bad words. He scolded kids, neighbours and even his friends due to anger. He invited all worries for his parents through it. As a result, his friends and neighbours avoided him.

6. Childhood seems to be the golden period of one’s life when he becomes adult and recollects the memory of being a child. It is very sweet to call up them. If you often look back on one’s boyhood days, they will surely turn you back to that. There is hardly any man he does not feel passionate while thinking about their childhood day. These are an excellent asset to any passionate person.

Answer: Childhood seems to be the golden period of one’s life when he becomes adult and recollects the memory of being a child. It is very sweet to call up the childhood memories. If you often look back on your boyhood days, they will surely turn you back to your child hood. There is hardly any man who does not feel passionate while thinking about his childhood day. The memories are an excellent asset to any passionate person.

7. In the old days, when men were allowed to have many wives, a middle-aged man had one wife what was old and one that was young; each loved them very much, and desired to see it like herself. Now the man’s hair was turning grey, which the young wife did not like, as he made him look too old for her husband. So every night she used to comb his hair and pick out the white ones. But the elder wife saw her husband growing grey with great pleasure, for she did not like to be mistaken for his mother. So, every morning she used to arrange their hair and pick out as many of the black ones as she could. The consequence was the man soon found itself entirely bald.

Answer: In the old days, when men were allowed to have many wives, a middle-aged man had one wife who was old and other who was young; each loved him very much, and desired to see him like herself. Now the man’s hair was turning grey, which the young wife did not like, as it made him look too old for her husband. So every night she used to comb his hair and pick out the white ones. But the elder wife saw her husband growing grey with great pleasure, for she did not like to be mistaken for his mother. So, every morning she used to arrange his hair and pick out as many of the black ones as she could. The consequence was the man soon found himself entirely bald.

8. Othello was a brave soldier whom had risen to become a General. He had shown it bravery in many bloody battles against the Truks. Someone praised him and the senate trusted him. Brabantio, a rich senator of Venice, had only one child, a daughter named Desdimona. Brabantio often invited Othello to his house where he and her daughter listened in wonder to Othello as she spoke about his adventures.

Answer: Othello was a brave soldier who had risen to become a General. He had shown his bravery in many bloody battles against the Truks. Everyone praised him and the senate trusted him. Brabantio, a rich senator of Venice, had only one child, a daughter named Desdimona. Brabantio often invited Othello to his house where he and his daughter listened in wonder to Othello as he spoke about his adventures.

9. Once upon a time, there lived a poor widow. She had a son. He was foolish. One day, the widow told him to sell the calf. It was their only asset. The boy took the calf to the market. But he could not sell them. An old man took the calf for three pea-nuts. In the evening the boy returned home with those pea-nuts. She got furious to see it. She threw away the peanuts out of the window. Next morning, he saw a big nut tree beside their house. He climbed up the tree. He saw a big palace on the top of the tree.

Answer: Once upon a time, there lived a poor widow. She had a son. He was foolish. One day, the widow told her son to sell the calf. It was their only asset. The boy took the calf to the market. But he could not sell it. An old man took the calf for three pea-nuts. In the evening the boy returned home with those pea-nuts. The widow got furious to see them. She threw away the peanuts out of the window. Next morning, the son saw a big nut tree beside their house. He climbed up the tree. He saw a big palace on the top of the tree.

10. Once upon a time an old lady lost his eyesight. Then she called in a doctor and said to them, “I will give you a rich reward if he can cure my eye sight.” The doctor started the treatment. But she was very greedy. He was attracted by the valuable things in the lady’s house. The doctor used to steal the things away every day. The lady got back her eyesight by this time. When the doctor demanded it the old lady said that she did not get back her eyesight as she could not see any valuable thing in her house.

Answer: Once upon a time an old lady lost her eyesight. Then she called in a doctor and said to him, “I will give you a rich reward if you can cure my eye sight.” The doctor started the treatment. But he was very greedy. He was attracted by the valuable things in the lady’s house. The doctor used to steal the things away every day. The lady got back her eyesight by this time. When the doctor demanded the reward, the old lady said that she did not get back her eyesight as she could not see any valuable thing in her house.

11. A beggar is person that begs from door to door. There are some beggars who beg on streets. He is called street beggars. It is not a profession. It is a social problem. They are the ignoble persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to it.

Answer: A beggar is person who begs from door to door. There are some beggars who beg on streets. They are called street beggars. Begging is not a profession. It is a social problem. Beggars are the ignoble persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to society.

12. Teaching is a profession what is full of challenge. I want to be a teacher because you like working with children. But my father argues that one cannot make much money from it. He wants me to look after their farms instead. Actually, I want to own a farm in future. I think it is a good idea to have farm experience before buying it.

Answer: Teaching is a profession which is full of challenge. I want to be a teacher because I like working with children. But my father argues that one cannot make much money from this profession. He wants me to look after our farms instead. Actually, I want to own a farm in future. I think it is a good idea to have farm experience before buying a farm.

13. Reading comprehension questions test develops your ability to understand a passage and answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in it. One needs to read the passage first so that you can identify the main idea of the passage. If the learners are not clear of the main idea of the passage, it will be really hard for them to answer the questions. It is because most of them are done based on it.

Answer: Reading comprehension questions test develops your ability to understand a passage and answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage. You need to read the passage first so that you can identify the main idea of the passage. If you are not clear of the main idea of the passage, it will be really hard for you to answer the questions. It is because most of answers are done based on your understanding.

14. The Liberation War of Bangladesh is a memorable event in our national life. She achieved her independence through sacrifice and bloodshed. It is the birth right of a man. On the night of March 25, 1971, the Pakistan army fell upon the unarmed sleeping Bengalese. But they were not cowards. They built up strong resistance against them. They fought with courage for nine months. After nine months’ bloody war and the sacrifice of the freedom fighters, the red sun of independence rose in our soil on the 16th December 1971. Now we remember them with great respect.

Answer: The Liberation War of Bangladesh is a memorable event in our national life. We achieved our independence through sacrifice and bloodshed. Independence is the birth right of a man. On the night of March 25, 1971, the Pakistan army fell upon the unarmed sleeping Bengalese. But they were not cowards. They built up strong resistance against Pakistan army. They fought with courage for nine months. After nine months’ bloody war and the sacrifice of the freedom fighters, the red sun of independence rose in our soil on the 16th December 1971. Now we remember the freedom fighters with great respect.

15. Character is the most valuable thing in our life. It is called the crown of human life. There are some noble qualities that distinguish a good man from a bad man. A man who cherishes these can be successful in his life. A man of character is respected everywhere. Many people do not know how much valuable it is. A man will be loser if he loses his character. A man without it is like a beast. He has no moral scruple and is capable of doing any evil thing. Nobody likes an unscrupulous person. Everybody likes a man who has good character. He is like a beacon-light and one of the moral forces of the world.

Answer: Character is the most valuable thing in our life. It is called the crown of human life. There are some noble qualities which distinguish a good man from a bad man. A man who cherishes these qualities can be successful in his life. A man of character is respected everywhere. Many people do not know how much valuable character is. A man will be loser if he loses his character. A man without character is like a beast. He has no moral scruple and is capable of doing any evil thing. Nobody likes an unscrupulous person. Everybody likes a man who has good character. The man is like a beacon-light and one of the moral forces of the world.

16. Women are nowadays as important as men in society. She constitutes nearly half of our total population. No nation can make real progress keeping half of it in the dark. Without the uplift of women, it is not at all possible. Again without education, women cannot be uplifted. Proper education should be given to her so that they can work hand in hand with them in all development programmers.

Answer: Women are nowadays as important as men in society. They constitute nearly half of our total population. No nation can make real progress keeping half of its population in the dark. Without the uplift of women, progress is not at all possible. Again without education, women cannot be uplifted. Proper education should be given to the women so that they can work hand in hand with men in all development programmers.

17. Once a king ordered his cook to prepare a delicious duck roast. When it was cooked, he could not resist his temptation and ate one of the legs of a roasted duck. When he sat down to eat, he found one of the legs of the duck was missing and so, he asked the cook about it. But the cook said that it had only one leg. At this, the king got furious and said that there was no such thing as a one legged duck.

Answer: Once a king ordered his cook to prepare a delicious duck roast. When the roast was cooked, the cook could not resist his temptation and ate one of the legs of a roasted duck. When the king sat down to eat, he found one of the legs of the duck was missing and so, he asked the cook about the missing leg. But the cook said that the duck had only one leg. At this, the king got furious and said that there was no such thing as a one legged duck.

18. Tension means mental, emotional and nervous strain. When a man feels tension, it becomes unfriendly towards others and which may develop into conflict. According to the physicians, tension is the source of disease. There is no man in the world without her. But over tension is harmful for health. If a man wants to be free from tension, it has to remain busy in various activities. An active man always avoids him by remaining busy in his works.

Answer: Tension means mental, emotional and nervous strain. When a man feels tension, he becomes unfriendly towards others and it may develop into conflict. According to the physicians, tension is the source of disease. There is no man in the world without tension. But over tension is harmful for health. If a man wants to be free from tension, he has to remain busy in various activities. An active man always avoids tension by remaining busy in his works.

19. The countries of the world have their own histories. They are recorded through the researches of scholars in various ages. They are called historians. It is done very carefully with proof of diverse ways conforming the truth. As clouds cannot hide the sun forever, lies cannot envelope it for a long time. Today or tomorrow, it must flee away and truth will reign the ages.

Answer: The countries of the world have their own histories. The histories are recorded through the researches of scholars in various ages. The researchers are called historians. The research is done very carefully with proof of diverse ways conforming the truth. As clouds cannot hide the sun forever, lies cannot envelope the truth for a long time. Today or tomorrow, lie must flee away and truth will reign the ages.

20. Capital punishment is a controversial matter of the present time. It is a matter of debate whether capital punishment should be allowed in modern societies. Many countries have already withdrawn capital punishment from its legal systems. Still capital punishment is considered an essential part of justice in many countries. People against it argue that capital punishment is something irrevocable. They can devoid a man of their life but cannot give it to a man. So, it is not right to take away something that we cannot return.

Answer: Capital punishment is a controversial matter of the present time. It is a matter of debate whether capital punishment should be allowed in modern societies. Many countries have already withdrawn capital punishment from their legal systems. Still capital punishment is considered an essential part of justice in many countries. People against capital punishment argue that it is something irrevocable. It can devoid a man of his life but cannot give it to a man. So, it is not right to take away something that we cannot return.

21. Once upon a time, there lived a rich man who bought a necklace and a ring for his wife. Unfortunately, it was lost. In the meantime, a few servants passed by the house. The house husband suspected that he might steal the necklace. They lodged a complaint with the judge against the servants. The court brought a charge of theft against them and he was summoned to the court in due date. But they did not confess the guilt. On the contrary, they raised a protest against it.

Answer: Once upon a time, there lived a rich man who bought a necklace and a ring for his wife. Unfortunately, the necklace was lost. In the meantime, a few servants passed by the house. The house husband suspected that they might steal the necklace. He lodged a complaint with the judge against the servants. The court brought a charge of theft against them and they were summoned to the court in due date. But they did not confess the guilt. On the contrary, they raised a protest against the theft.

22. The moon is a very familiar figure to all of us. He awakens a feeling of love and tenderness in your hearts. Even an infant in arms stretches out her hands to grasp this beautiful thing. Nor is his appeal confined only to children. Ever since the string of the poetic faculty in man, he has furnished a theme for poets and artists.

Answer: The moon is a very familiar figure to all of us. It awakens a feeling of love and tenderness in our hearts. Even an infant in arms stretches out its hands to grasp this beautiful thing. Nor is its appeal confined only to children. Ever since the string of the poetic faculty in man, it has furnished a theme for poets and artists.

23. Education is the birth right of every man. But even then many people in our country are deprived of this for many reasons. They are unconscious and unskilled for want of it. For this, they are unable not only to develop their family, but also unable to play any role for the development of the society or the state. If the people are not properly educated, that is not possible. So, the more we can educate our people, the more the country will be developed. With a view to developing human resource, the government has given many incentives in the field of expanding the primary and the secondary education. We must ensure these for every child of the country.

Answer: Education is the birth right of every man. But even then many people in our country are deprived of this education for many reasons. They are unconscious and unskilled for want of education. For education, they are unable not only to develop their family, but also unable to play any role for the development of the society or the state. If the people are not properly educated, development is not possible. So, the more we can educate our people, the more the country will be developed. With a view to developing human resource, the government has given many incentives in the field of expanding the primary and the secondary education. We must ensure education for every child of the country.

24. Books are the medium through which human beings talk with enlightened minds, the great men of the world. Books are the mirrors of past, present and future. These are having an active voice. We know about the thoughts and deeds of our ancestors through it. They make the noblemen alive in the world forever.

Answer: Books are the medium through which we talk with enlightened minds, the great men of the world. Books are the mirrors of past, present and future. They are having an active voice. We know about the thoughts and deeds of our ancestors through books. Books make the noblemen alive in the world forever.

25. A beggar is a person who begs from door to door. Some beggars beg on streets. He is called street beggars. It is not a profession. It is a social problem. They are the ignorable persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to it. We should rehabilitate it through employment.

Answer: A beggar is a person who begs from door to door. Some beggars beg on streets. They are called street beggars. Begging is not a profession. It is a social problem. Beggars are the ignorable persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to the society. We should rehabilitate them through employment.

26. Mou and she are cousins. Mou’s father is a businessman while her father is a government employee. Mou and Khadija read in the same class. We are good friends, too. The teachers love her very much. Their parents are proud of her.

Answer: Mou and Khadija are cousins. Mou’s father is a businessman while Khadija’s father is a government employee. Mou and Khadija read in the same class. They are good friends, too. The teachers love them very much. Their parents are proud of them.

27. Mr. Robertson is a lawyer. He doesn’t like people which talk too much. He herself prefers to speak very little. He doesn’t have a beard but he has an enormous moustache of whom he is very proud. He says it makes him look important. He is in his fifties and loves to eat. But he doesn’t eat too much because it creates various complications in our body. He is a serious person but sometimes he can make you laugh.

Answer: Mr. Robertson is a lawyer. He doesn’t like people who talk too much. He himself prefers to speak very little. He doesn’t have a beard but he has an enormous moustache of which he is very proud. He says the moustache makes him look important. He is in his fifties and loves to eat. But he doesn’t eat too much because over eating creates various complications in our body. He is a serious person but sometimes he can make you laugh.

28. Suman and Sumana are siblings. They go to a local primary school. Suman is in class five whereas her sister, Sumana, is in class three. They go to school together. Sometimes they take rickshaw because it is six kilometers away from his home. Today, she is going to school with her father because her brother, Suman is sick. She is taking medicine and bed rest.

Answer: Suman and Sumana are siblings. They go to a local primary school. Suman is in class five whereas his sister, Sumana, is in class three. They go to school together. Sometimes they take rickshaw because the school is six kilometers away from their home. Today, Sumona is going to school with her father because her brother, Suman is sick. He is taking medicine and bed rest.

29. Travelling is a part of education. This means going from place to place. One can enhance their knowledge by going from place to place. This gives one the opportunity to see the unseen and know the unknown. Some people are averse to travelling. This limits his vision. However, by travelling different parts of the world, our knowledge may be enriched.

Answer: Travelling is a part of education. It means going from place to place. One can enhance theirknowledge by going from place to place. Travelling gives one the opportunity to see the unseen and know the unknown. Some people are averse to travelling. Aversion to travelling limits their vision. However, by travelling different parts of the world, our knowledge may be enriched.

30. Nelson Mandela was the greatest leader of South Africa. In fact it was one of the greatest leaders of the world. All its life he struggled against apartheid. This was government policy of racial segregation. The Europeans were separated from the non-Europeans. The blacks were treated cruelly. Those were aliens in its own country.

Answer: Nelson Mandela was the greatest leader of South Africa. In fact he was one of the greatest leaders of the world. All his life he struggled against apartheid. That was government policy of racial segregation. The Europeans were separated from the non-Europeans. The blacks were treated cruelly. They were aliens in their own country.

31. When it has no hope left for the young, he generally becomes addicted to drugs for temporary pleasure. It carries him to an unreal world of dreams. But slowly it leads him to death. As a result, a large number of rosy possibilities of our young are nipped in the bud. Moreover, they often feel drowsy and lose appetite. It may also damage their brains and all the internal functions of their body and ultimately lead them to it.

Answer: When it has no hope left for the young, they generally become addicted to drugs for temporary pleasure. It carries them to an unreal world of dreams. But slowly it leads them to death. As a result, a large number of rosy possibilities of our young are nipped in the bud. Moreover, they often feel drowsy and lose appetite. Addiction may also damage their brains and all the internal functions of their body and ultimately lead them to death.

32. The Queen of Sheba heard much about the grandeur of Solomon’s court and the worldwide reputation of his learning and wisdom. Attracted by such reports, she came to test it. She brought with her two garlands of flowers – one natural and the other artificial. She placed it before the king and asked him to differentiate the natural one from the other. Solomon was puzzled for a while, but he could select the natural one by noticing some bees humming over them.

Answer: The Queen of Sheba heard much about the grandeur of Solomon’s court and the worldwide reputation of his learning and wisdom. Attracted by such reports, the Queen came to test him. She brought with her two garlands of flowers – one natural and the other artificial. The Queen placed them before the king and asked him to differentiate the natural one from the other. Solomon was puzzled for a while, but he could select the natural one by noticing some bees humming over the garlands of flowers.

33. Smoking is a serious bad habit. The dangers of this beggar description. The dangers they have to face severe are health hazards. It is one of the most dreadful habits practiced by human being. By practicing such a bad habit it harms not only oneself but also others around. A smoker has to face a lot of incurable diseases. Lung cancer, bronchitis are two of that. So, everyone should be conscious of the dreadful consequences of smoking.

Answer: Smoking is a serious bad habit. The dangers of smoking beggar description. The dangers the smokers have to face are severe health hazards. This habit is one of the most dreadful habits practiced by human being. By practicing such a bad habit smoking harms not only oneself but also others around. A smoker has to face a lot of incurable diseases. Lung cancer, bronchitis are two of them. So, everyone should be conscious of the dreadful consequences of smoking.

34. Many people think that poverty is a great evil who makes life a hell. On the other hand, money can make him feel happy. But it is not true. If we investigate a poor man, we may find happiness in him, but if we do the same for the rich, we may find unhappiness in her. For this, we often say that they are not always happy. Actually it consists in contentment.

Answer: Many people think that poverty is a great evil which makes life a hell. On the other hand, money can make them feel happy. But their thinking is not true. If we investigate a poor man, we may find happiness in him, but if we do the same for the rich, we may find unhappiness in them. For this, we often say that the rich are not always happy. Actually happiness consists in contentment.

35. Once a man came into a forest with an axe in its hand and begged all the trees to give him a small branch which it wanted for a particular purpose. There were good-natured trees and gave him one of its branches. What the man did; it fixed them into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree.

Answer: Once a man came into a forest with an axe in his hand and begged all the trees to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose. There were good-natured trees and gave him one of their branches. What the man did; he fixed the branch into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree.

36. A man once was returning home from his workplace. On the way he encountered a mad which followed him. Suddenly he heard a cry and they discovered that a baby on the street was crying. The man wanted to escape the situation but the man took it in his arms.

Answer: A man once was returning home from his workplace. On the way the man encountered a mad who followed him. Suddenly the man heard a cry and he discovered that a baby on the street was crying. The man wanted to escape the situation but the man took the baby in his arms.

37. There are varieties of flowers in their country. Among those the rose is the loveliest of all. It is noted for her beauty and sweet fragrance. Many people see that in their gardens, the roses are of different colours such as red, white, pink etc. Among them the red rose is the most beautiful and attractive to her. When they bloom in the garden, the garden assumes a charming appearance.

Answer: There are varieties of flowers in our country. Among them the rose is the loveliest of all. It is noted for its beauty and sweet fragrance. Many people see that in their gardens, the roses are of different colours such as red, white, pink etc. Among them the red rose is the most beautiful and attractive to us. When the red roses bloom in the garden, the garden assumes a charming appearance.

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