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INDEFINITE PRONOUN

Definition :

Indefinite Pronouns, which refer to persons or things in a general or indefinite way.

Pronoun that typically indicates an unspecified, even generic, person or thing. A pronoun or determiner with indefinite meaning; a quantifier. The indefinite pronouns and determiners are :

e.g

Pronouns
anybody everybody nobody somebody
anyone everyone no one someone
anything everything nothing something
Determiners
alan every no
Both Pronouns and Determiners
any either fewest least
much some all enough
half many neither both
(a) few (a) little more one
each fewer less most
several

Indefinite pronouns are divided into two categories:

(i) The Antecedent-Bearing Indefinite Pronoun . (ii) The Antecedentless Indefinite Pronouns.

Antecedent-Bearing Indefinite Pronoun
one

e.g: I like this house better than the other one.

Antecedent-Bearing Indefinite Pronoun
some body
how
one
thing
where
any body
how
one
thing
where

Indefinite Pronouns are listed here in three groups.

SINGULAR INDECATORS
anybody anyone anything
everybody everyone everything
somebody someone something
another each either
neither nobody nothing
none one

The Plural Indicators are used with things that can be counted.

e.g.: All of the chairs are broken.

PLURAL INDECATORS
all any both
enough few more
none plenty several
some

The Portion Indicators are singular, and are used with things that cannot be counted.

e.g.: All of the water is pure.

PORTION INDECATORS
all any enough
less little more
much plenty none
some

Common e.g.

All are quite safe
Many were rescused from the flood
Some are born great
Few escaped unhurt
None of them was clever
I did not see any of them
Do good to others
One should love one’s neighbour
Much can be said on both sides
Little was known to him about the accident
Several of them stood up
Anybody can do this work
Everyone of you must attend the meeting
Everybody knows him very well
Nothing more was known about him
No one came to receive him
Someone should do this work
Somebody has stolen my watch
Something is better than nothing

 

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