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Here’s the Definition of Indefinite Pronoun, the Examples, & Sample Sentences

INDEFINITE PRONOUN – Here is the definition of “Indefinite Pronoun” and its examples.

One of the parts of speech in English is the pronoun – it is used to take the place of a noun in sentence to prevent its repetition.

Pronouns may replace a noun indicating a male person (He/His/Him), a female person (She/Her), and as well as a thing (It). It may also replaced the nouns referring to a group of people (We/Our/Them/Their).

With regards to the types of pronouns, this parts of speech actually has many kinds and one of them is the “Indefinite Pronoun”. In this article, we will talk about this type of pronoun, its examples, and as well as some sample sentences.

Indefinite Pronoun

Based on BTB, the “Indefinite Pronoun” is a pronoun that does not refer to a specific person or a subject that is given a name. They can be applicable for any person within a group of subject.

Examples:

  • one
  • anyone
  • everyone
  • no one
  • someone
  • anybody
  • everybody
  • nobody
  • somebody
  • another
  • the other
  • either
  • neither
  • each
  • little
  • less
  • much
  • both
  • few
  • fewer
  • many
  • others
  • several
  • all
  • any
  • more
  • most
  • none
  • some

Pronouns under this type may be singular, plural, or both based on the article. Here are lists of indefinite pronouns based on the number:

SINGULAR

  • one
  • anyone, everyone, no one, someone
  • anybody, everybody, nobody, somebody
  • another, the other
  • either, neither
  • each
  • little, less
  • much

Sample Sentences:

  1. One of them did not help the group.
  2. Anyone can actually fulfill the task.
  3. Each of them gave a white rose to Cindy.

PLURAL

  • both
  • few, fewer
  • many
  • others
  • several

Sample Sentences:

  1. Many of the students were absent today.
  2. Several projects were transferred to another room.
  3. Both of them performed last night.

SINGULAR / PLURAL

  • all
  • any
  • more
  • most
  • none
  • some

Sample Sentences:

  1. All of the classmates of Roy visited him.
  2. Most of the food were left untouched.
  3. Some of his friends helped him prepare the surprise.
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