TACHS Language : Incorrect Usage

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for TACHS Language

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Identifying Pronoun Errors

Select from the given options the one that includes a usage error. If all of the options are correct, select "no mistakes."

Possible Answers:

She seemed so doggedly insistent.

I was fairly certain that the handbag was mine, but she insisted it was her's.

No mistakes

Could I really argue with her?

Correct answer:

I was fairly certain that the handbag was mine, but she insisted it was her's.

Explanation:

The possessive pronouns "hers," "his," "yours," "its," "ours," and "theirs" are never used with apostrophes. None of the other given options contained any grammatical errors.

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