Indefinite pronouns don’t refer to any particular person or thing. They are used to point to persons or things in general. These pronouns can function as singular, plural or both (singular and plural).
|Singular||Anybody, Anyone, Anything, Each, Everybody, Everyone, Everything, Little, Much, Nobody, No One, Nothing, One, Somebody, Someone, Something|
|Plural||Both, Few, Many, Several|
|Singular And Plural||All, Any, More, Most, None, Some, Such|
Indefinite Pronouns Examples:
- Everybody loves to watch the programme.
- Anybody can answer my question.
- Somebody pushed me from behind.
- Nobody knows how the magician performs the trick.
- Something is better than nothing.
- One must love one’s country.
- Both are possible answers.
- All are invited to attend.
- Some went to watch a movie.
- Some are born great and some achieved greatness
- Such is the rule you have to follow.
- None was there in the garden.
- I saw several without a mask.
- Can you serve me some?
- Nothing seems to be impossible here.
- Anything can happen at any time.
- None of his businesses are successful.
- None but fools have ever believed it.
Indefinite Pronoun and Verb agreement:
When a sentence is written using indefinite pronouns, we have to make sure the verb and personal pronouns all need to agree.
- Everybody shows interest for his own benefit
- Nobody is willing to wait till his turn.
- Has anybody utilized his vote?
- Is there anything in its limits?
- Most are against their employer.
- Some have come forward to extend their contributions.
- Several are found with their bikes in the street.
- All have expressed their opinion.
Indefinite Pronouns as Adjectives:
Indefinite Pronouns will become Adjectives when they are followed by a noun.
- Some have written their exams.
- Some students have written their exams.
- Many expressed their opinion.
- Many employees expressed their opinion.
- Most have made the same mistake.
- Most parents have made the same mistake.
- All are welcome.
- All teachers are welcome.
- Types of Pronouns
- Uses of Pronouns
- Impersonal Pronoun
- Exclamatory Pronouns
- Interrogative Pronouns
- Defining and non-defining relative clauses
- Omission of the Relative Pronoun
- Relative Pronouns
- Reciprocal Pronouns
- Possessive Pronouns
- Distributive Pronouns
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Reflexive and Emphatic Pronouns
- Personal Pronouns