4 Because the word “no” is negative in meaning; you should be careful NOTE:Because the word “no” is negative in meaning; you should be carefulWith your sentences.e.g. Nobody is here.(The sentence is negative in meaning but it is structurally positive.)e.g. Nobody isn’t here.(This is not a comman use.)
5 INDEFINITE PRONOUNSThe pronouns ending in "-body" and "-one" refer to people, and those ending in "-thing" refer to things. The pronouns ending in “-where” refer to places.PEOPLETHINGSPLACESsomeone/somebodysomethingsomewhereAFFIRMATIVE +anyone/anybody/ no one/nobodyanything/nothinganywhere/nowhereNEGATIVE -
6 NOTE! If you use an indefinite pronoun beginning with "no-", you must not use another negative word in the same clause You do not say "There wasn't nothing".!Somebody, something and somewherecan be used in questions when we are making an offer or when we expect an affirmative answer.:Eg. Would you like something to drink?**Anybody, anything and anywhere can be used:1)after if in positive sentences;2)with negative words (hardly, never, without, seldom, rarely etc.);3) In positive sentence meaning “It doesn’t matter how/what/which etc:Eg. If anybody knows the answer, raise your hand.I hardly go anywhere these days.You can buy anything you want.
7 indefinite pronouns Circle the correct form. 1 My teacher was angry because anybody / nobody was listening.2 What should I wear to the restaurant? Anything / Something – it’s very informal.3 You seem to have a lot of work. Do you want somebody / nobody to help you?4 Where should we go on vacation this year? Anywhere / Nowhere – we don’t have the money for vacations.
8 1. Rewrite the sentences using anything, anybody, anyone. a) There was nobody at home when I phoned._____________________________________b) There was nothing in the pantry from last year._______________________________________ c) Mary listens to no one.d) I have got nothing in my bag.e) He likes nobody.
9 Rewrite the sentences using nothing, nobody, no one. 2E.g.: There isn´t anything in the cupboard.There is nothing in the cupboard.1. There isn´t anyone at school.2. I don´t have anything to drink.3. I don´t know anybody in neighbourhood.4. I don´t have anything in the fridge.
10 Choose the correct answer: . a) Who did you meet at the party? I met _______ ( something/ no one)b) The fridge is empty. There´s ________ in it. ( nothing / anything)c) I´m going to tell you a secret. Don´t tell ______ ( anybody / someone)