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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".


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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