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Indefinite Pronouns
By Tatjana Lipovac
What is an indefinite pronoun?

They are words that replace nouns without specifying
which noun they replace (remember - a...
Indefinite pronouns can be
singular or plural
• Singular: another, everybody, everyone,
everything, each, either, somebody...
Singular Indefinite Pronouns
• Singular indefinite pronouns take singular verbs or
singular personal pronouns.
• Correct: ...
Plural Indefinite Pronouns
Plural indefinite pronouns take plural verbs or
plural personal pronouns.
Correct: A few of the...
Singular/plural indefinite pronouns
• For indefinite pronouns that can be singular or
plural, it depends on what the indef...
Can you find the indefinite
pronoun(s) in the sentence?
I wanted to see them all.
She wanted to go to the party to see
som...
Can you identify if these indefinite
pronouns are singular or plural?
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There is something outside.
All of my frien...
Remember
Indefinite pronouns are words that replace nouns,
but are not specific.
They can be singular or plural, depending...
Remember
Indefinite pronouns are words that replace nouns,
but are not specific.
They can be singular or plural, depending...
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  1. 1. Indefinite Pronouns By Tatjana Lipovac
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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.)
  5. 5. 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.)
  6. 6. Singular/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.)
  7. 7. Can you find the indefinite pronoun(s) in the sentence? I wanted to see them all. She wanted to go to the party to see someone. Something woke me up.
  8. 8. Can you identify if these indefinite pronouns are singular or plural? • • • • There is something outside. All of my friends are at the cinema. Both of the roads are closed. Can we see some of the film?
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. 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)
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