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Indefinite Pronoun - Glossary of Terms


Indefinite Pronoun

An indefinite pronoun refers to a non-specific person or thing.  It usually conveys the idea of all, any, none or some.  The most common ones are: all, any, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, and someone.

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

Examples:

All in the lobby must remain seated. (indefinite pronoun)
All personnel in the lobby must remain seated. (indefinite adjective)
Please take some to Mrs Chandler. (indefinite pronoun)
Please take some lemons to Mrs Chandler. (indefinite adjective)

Interactive example:

 
Does anyone know anything about yesterday's accident? [show me the indefinite pronoun]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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