Indefinite Pronouns Examples
Pronouns are a part of speech that takes the place of a noun. Common pronouns include his, her, he, she, it, they, them. These are pronouns that replace a specific person, place, or thing in a sentence.
Indefinite pronouns are a specific type of pronoun, and they do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing. They are "vague."
Here is a list of common indefinite pronouns:
all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, more, most, nobody, none, no one, one, several, some, somebody, someone
Some of these indefinite pronouns can also function as adjectives in sentences, so you must be careful to think about how the word is functioning.
One is missing from the shelf. ("one" is an indefinite pronoun)
One book is missing from the shelf. ("one" is an adjective)
Often, prepositional phrases in the sentence help to clarify the indefinite pronoun by providing more information. Example: One of the books is missing.
You must also be careful with verb tense when using indefinite pronouns.
The following indefinite pronouns are always singular: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, nobody, no one, one, somebody, someone.
The following indefinite pronouns are always plural: few, many, several
The following indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural depending on the sentence: all, any, more, most, none, some
All of the cake is gone. All of the children are playing.
More is less. More of the teams are playing today.
Some of the teachers are leaving early. Some of the fabric is ruined.
Examples of Relative Pronouns in Sentences:
Nobody was late to the service this morning.
Someone said you would be here!
Did you ask everyone what he/she wanted for dinner?
Everybody should turn his/her paper in on my desk.
All of the sugar has spilled into the floor.
Would you like to try some of my tea?
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