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    • Indefinite PronounsLC 1.2 Students should be able to identify and correctly use indefinite pronouns
    • What is an indefinite pronoun?• They are words that replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace (remember- a noun is a person, place, or thing)• Ex: another, everybody, everyone, everything, each, either, somebody, someone, something, both, few, many, all, most, none
    • Indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural• Singular: another, everybody, everyone, everything, each, either, somebody, someone, something• Plural: both, few, many, others, several• Singular or plural: all, any, more, most, some
    • Singular Indefinite Pronouns• Singular indefinite pronouns take singular verbs or singular personal pronouns.• Correct: Each of the members has one vote.• (The subject, each, is singular. Use has.)• Incorrect: One of the girls gave up their seat.• Correct: One of the girls gave up her seat.• (Her refers to one, which is singular.)
    • Plural Indefinite Pronouns• Plural indefinite pronouns take plural verbs or plural personal pronouns.• Correct: A few of the justices were voicing their opposition.• (Few is plural, so are were and their.)• Incorrect: Both of the men was going to work.• (Both is plural, but was is not.)
    • Singular or plural indefinite pronouns• For indefinite pronouns that can be singular or plural, it depends on what the indefinite pronoun refers to.• Correct: All of the people clapped their hands.• (All refers to people, which is plural.)• Correct: All of the newspaper was soaked.• (Here all refers to newspaper, which is singular.)
    • Can you find the indefinite pronoun(s) in the sentence?• I wanted to see them all.• All• She wanted to go to the movies to see someone.• Someone• Something woke me up.• Something
    • Can you identify if these indefinite pronouns are singular or plural?• There is something outside.• Something= singular• All of my friends are at the movies.• All refers to friends, which is plural)• Both of the roads are closed.• Both= plural• Can we see some of the movie?• Some refers to movie which is singular
    • Is the indefinite pronoun used correctly?• All of the people was watching the show.• No• I see someone in the house.• Yes• Most of the movie is over.• Yes• Is most of the people outside?• No• Both of the kids is riding bikes.• no
    • Remember• Indefinite pronouns are words that replace nouns, but are not specific• They can be singular or plural, depending on what they are referring to (singular- one noun; plural- more then one noun)• Indefinite pronouns and their verbs must agree (plural indefinite pronoun= plural verb and singular indefinite pronoun = singular verb)