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Indefinite Adjectives

An indefinite adjective is an adjective formed from an indefinite pronoun.  The most common indefinite pronouns are: all, any, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, and someone.

When used as adjectives, these are known as "indefinite adjectives".

Examples:

There are several in the safe room. (indefinite pronoun)
There are several people in the safe room. (indefinite adjective)
I have seen some in the cupboard. (indefinite pronoun)
I have seen some cartridges in the cupboard. (indefinite adjective)

Interactive example:

 
There are only a few deer left, and we need to tag each one. [show me the indefinite adjective]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are adjectives?
What are compound adjectives?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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