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Personal Pronoun 'Es' Exercise


Review your knowledge of the personal pronoun es with this exercise.
    Change the position of es in the following sentences without adding any words. Sometimes es might no longer be needed and sometimes it might not be possible to change the sentence structure. See the next page for the answers.

  1. Es wird heute gefeiert. (Today we are going to celebrate.)

  2. Es scheint zu regnen. (It seems to be raining.)

  3. Es wird jetzt aber hart studiert. (There will be some serious studying now.)

  4. Es handelt sich in diesem Text um den Umweltschutz. (This text is about the protection of the environment.)

  5. Es kamen plötzlich zwei Missionare vorbei. (Suddenly two missionaries came by.)

  6. Es wird jetzt geschlafen. (Now is the time to sleep.)

  7. Es sitzen nur vier Schüler in diesem Klassenzimmer. (Only four students are sitting in this classroom.)

  8. Ich finde es schade, dass keiner gekommen ist. (I find it too bad, that nobody came.)

  9. Es wurde mit jeder Stunde immer kälter. (It became colder with every passing hour.)

  10. Lang kann es sein, aber nicht zu lang. (It can be long, but not too long.)
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