2 Indefinite PronounsAn indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that does not refer to a particular person, place, or thing.Does anyone know the story of Midas?Most indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural.
3 Indefinite Pronouns Singular Plural another everybody no oneanybody everyone nothinganyone everything oneanything much somebodyeach neither someoneeither nobody somethingbothfewmanyothersseveralAll, any, most, none and some can be singular or plural, depending on the phrase that follows them.
4 Singular Indefinite Pronouns S A N EO N O VM Y EE RYBODYONETHINGSomebodyAnybodyNobodyeverybodySomeoneAnyoneNo oneeveryoneSomethingAnythingNothingEverythingOneNeitherEachAnotherMuchEither
5 Indefinite PronounsWhen an indefinite pronoun is used as the subject, the verb must agree with it in number.Everyone discusses the plot. (singular)Both talk about King Minos. (plural)All of mythology is about beliefs and ideals. (singular)All of the myths are about beliefs and ideals. (plural)
6 Indefinite Pronouns Each of the characters has his or her chapter. Possessive pronouns often have indefinite pronouns as their antecedents. In such cases, the pronouns must agree in number. Note that in the first example the intervening prepositional phrase does not affect the agreement.Each of the characters has his or her chapter.Several have conflict with their siblings.
8 Each knows about the plot. a. Eachb. aboutc. thed. plot
9 2. Many of the students do their homework. a. Manyb. orc. dod. their
10 a. Another b. Each c. All d. One 3. __________ of the boys offered their help to the little old lady who was crossing the street.a. Anotherb. Eachc. Alld. One
11 4. My sister is the _______ wearing the red shirt. a. oneb. fewc. mostd. several
12 a. few b. none c. nothing d. many 5. Which of the following indefinite pronouns can be either singular or plural?a. fewb. nonec. nothingd. many
13 Each of the students has his or her ideas about homework. Pronoun AgreementEach of the students has his or her ideas about homework.Singular indefinite pronounSingular possessive pronouns
14 a. walks b. are c. is d. dances 6. Which verb agrees with the indefinite pronoun “many?”a. walksb. arec. isd. dances
15 Select the appropriate pronoun. Guided PracticeSelect the appropriate pronoun.
16 7. No one brought ______ book. a. his or herb. their
17 8. Each has __ point of view. a. his or herb. their
18 9. All of the students give _______ opinions, too. a. his or herb. their
19 10. Why are indefinite pronouns called “indefinite?” a. They do not have one definition.b. They refer to nouns are not defined – not specific.c. They are impossible to see because they are invisible.