English Grammar : Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns in English Grammar

What Are Indefinite Pronouns?

"Indefinite Pronouns are used when sentence does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. Indefinite pronouns are words like a few, some, several, any, most, other, some, each, everything, none, neither and either."

Most indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural. However, some of them can be singular in one context and plural in another.

few, little, anyone, each, another, anybody, something, everybody, much, nobody, nothing, one, no-one, other, neither and either.
many, fewer, others, several, both, everything
Singular or Plural
some, any, all, more, most, none, such

Note: A singular pronoun takes a singular verb AND that any personal pronoun should also agree. Similarly, plural pronouns need plural agreement:

Indefinite Pronoun

These pronouns apply in general to people and things and not to any particular person/things. They are: All, Any, Another, Anybody, Both, Few, A few, Little, A little, Many, Much, None, No-one, One, Other, The others, Several.

  • Is there any person who has not committed sin.
  • • Someone is here to see you.
  • • Several people gathered for the funeral.
  • • Anybody can practice yoga.
  • • Many people attended her wedding etc.
Uses of Indefinite Pronouns.
Singular Indefinite Pronouns
  • Can anyone answer this question?
  • • Each has his own thoughts.
  • That pizza was good. Can I have another?
  • Does anybody know about what’s going on?
  • • Something on my computer is making it slow.
  • We can start the meeting because everybody has arrived.
  • • Much has happened since we met.
  • I phoned many times but nobody answered.
  • If you don't know the answer it's best to say nothing.
  • One was tall and the other was short.
  • I just heard something.
Plural Indefinite Pronouns
  • Many have come already.
  • • Fewer are drinking these days.
  • I'm sure that others have reached before us.
  • They say that fruits are good for you.
  • They all complained and several left the meeting.
  • Rahul likes tea but not coffee. I think both are good.
Singular or Plural Indefinite Pronouns
  • Some have arrived.
  • Are any coming?
  • All have arrived.
  • There is more over there.
  • • Most is lost.
  • I invited four friends but none have come.
  • He was NRI and he felt that he was treated as such.
Related Topics :
Types of Noun in English Language
Types of Pronoun in English Language
Types of Verb in English Language
Types of Adverb in English Language
Types of Adjective in English Language
Kinds of Preposition in English Language
Types of Conjunction in English Language
Uses of Interjection words in English Language


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