The Indefinite Pronoun

Last updated: May 14, 2018 at 4:15 am

playing photoA pronoun is a word which takes the place of a noun. Pronouns give variety to writing and helps us to avoid excessive repetition. For example:

John has just completed high school. He is going to college next year.

In the second sentence above, the pronoun “he” is used to replace the noun “John.”

There are some pronouns which refer to no definite noun. In other words, it takes the place of a noun that was not directly stated earlier.

Here are some examples of indefinite pronouns: anybody, anything, each other, everything, nothing, any one, one another, every one, no one, some one, somebody, everybody, something.

Indefinite Pronouns in Action.

Has anybody seen my wallet?

I don’t remember anything.

In order to live happier lives, we must help and look out for each other.

Please remember to bring everything.

Nothing happened today.

I haven’t said a word to anyone.

By saying kind words, we strengthen one another.

Everyone must go to school.

No one has ever been to the stars.

Someone stole my jacket.

Somebody make a very hilarious joke this afternoon.

Everybody hopes for a booming economy.

Something went wrong when she switched on the ignition.

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