Personal Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise A2

Choose the correct personal pronoun.

  1. esse gern Schokolade.[I like to eat chocolate.]|Verb ending -e = ich
  2. Hat der Film gefallen?[Did you like the film?]|gefallen takes the dative
  3. versteht doch, oder?[You understand me, don’t you?]|1. nominative; verb ending -t = ihr|2. verstehen takes the accusative
  4. Vielleicht kann Paul am Bahnhof abholen.[Maybe Paul can pick us up at the station.]|abholen takes the accusative

Complete the gaps with the correct form of the personal pronouns (nominative, dative or accusative).

  1. Der Mann hat (du)   etwas gefragt.[The man asked you something.]|fragen takes the accusative: du → dich
  2. Die Freunde haben (ich)   geholfen.[The friends helped me.]|helfen takes the dative: ich → mir
  3. Wo hat Gerda (er)   kennengelernt?[Where did Gerda meet him?]|kennenlernen takes the accusative: er → ihn
  4. Was haben (sie)   gemacht?[What did they do?]|sie is the subject of the sentence = nominative
  5. Kann ich mit (ihr)   zum Einkaufen fahren?[Can I go shopping with you?]|mit takes the dative: ihr → euch

Rewrite the sentences, replacing the underlined sections with pronouns.

  1. Das Kind zählt die Äpfel.
     [The child is counting the apples.|It is counting them.]|das Kind = neuter subject → es|die Äpfel = plural accusative → sie
  2. Der Chef dankt der Mitarbeiterin.
     [The boss thanks the employee.|He thanks her.]|der Chef = masculine subject → er|die Mitarbeiterin = feminine dative → ihr
  3. Die Touristen hören dem Reiseleiter zu.
     [The tourists listen to the guide.|They listen to him.]|die Touristen = plural subject → sie|der Reiseleiter = masculine dative → ihm
  4. Der Junge lernt das Gedicht.
     [The boy is learning the poem.|He’s learning it.]|der Junge = masculine subject → er|das Gedicht = neuter accusative → es
  5. Die Lehrerin erklärt den Schülern den Satzbau.
     [The teacher explains the syntax to the students.|She explains it to them.]|die Lehrerin = feminine subject → sie|die Schüler = plural dative → ihnen|der Satzbau = masculine accusative → ihn|accusative pronoun comes before the dative pronoun