An indefinite pronoun refers to a non-specific person or thing.
The most common ones are: all, any, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, and someone.
Like all pronouns, an indefinite pronoun is a substitute for a noun.
Examples of Indefinite PronounsHere are some examples of indefinite pronouns (shaded):
The Difference between Indefinite Pronouns and Indefinite AdjectivesWhen a word like all, any, anyone, etc. is used as an adjective, it is known as an indefinite adjective. (In the examples below, the indefinite pronouns are shaded.)
Indefinite Pronouns Singular or Plural?The biggest issue with indefinite pronouns is determining whether they are singular or plural. Here is a list:
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