English grammar

Module 2, Pronouns, Lesson 8:

Indefinite Pronouns

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If your plans for this weekend are indefinite, or not definite, then you are not sure. Indefinite pronouns aren't sure.

Singular Plural Singular or Plural
another
each
either
much
neither
one
other
anybody, anyone, anything
everybody, everyone, everything
nobody, no one, nothing
somebody, someone, something
both
few
many
others
several
all
any
more
most
none
some

We'll cover the importance of the categories in the agreement lessons.

Indefinite pronouns can also be used as adjectives.

Pronoun: Either will be acceptable to my aunt.
Adjective: Either set of dishes will be acceptable to my aunt.

Two indefinite pronouns can also work as reciprocal pronouns. The reciprocal pronouns are each other and one another.

Each other is used to replace two nouns.

Jorge and Melanie help each other study for tests.

One another is used to replace more than two nouns.

The police, firefighters, and paramedics help one another respond to emergencies.

Practice What You've Learned

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Directions:
Click on the indefinite pronouns in the sentences.
1.
Someone will bring something for the party.
2.
Many will be late, but some will be early.
3.
I hope nobody will lose his or her permission slips before the field trip.
4.
Many will have a great time at the museum, but some might be bored.
5.
Everybody brought something to donate so that nobody will go hungry on Thanksgiving.
6.
Neither of my sisters sings well, but both are good dancers.
7.
Few are finished with the test, but most will be done soon.
8.
Has anyone found any of the missing cookies?
9.
None of my homework is done because something on television caught my attention.
10.
Has anybody found something we can use to finish one of the building projects we have due?
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