Indefinite pronouns don’t refer to any particular person, thing or quantity. Instead, they refer to these things vaguely without saying what they are.
What are some examples of Indefinite Pronouns?
Examples of indefinite pronouns include:
All, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone
The majority of indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural. However, some can be singular in one context and plural in another.
Examples of Indefinite Pronouns in sentences:
Here are some examples of the most commonly used indefinite pronouns in sentences. In addition, there are examples of singular, plural, and singular/plural indefinite pronouns.
Singular indefinite pronouns:
- Another -Can I have another piece of pie, please?
- Anybody / Anyone -Can anyone tell me the time?
- Anything -I’ll watch anything when I’m bored.
- Each -Each has his ideas.
- Either – I’ll have either one; I don’t mind.
- Enough – We have enough food for this week.
- Everybody / Everyone -We can start when everybody has arrived.
- Everything – They won everything they entered.
- Less – We have less than we started with.
- Little – We know little about this person.
- Much – Much has been discovered about them.
- Neither -I’ve told Bill and Ben, but neither will listen.
- Nobody / No-one -I rang the doorbell, but nobody was home.
- Nothing -They knew nothing about what had been planned.
- One – The games were exciting, but one was goalless.
- Other -One was clean, and the other was dirty.
- Somebody / Someone – Somebody forgot to close the door.
- Something – Something was moving in the garden.
- You -And now you know what happened yesterday.
Plural indefinite pronouns:
- Both -I think both cars are very nice.
- Few -Few people have seen him play before.
- Fewer -Fewer people are going shopping today.
- Many – Many look confused by his comments.
- Others -I’m certain others understand what is happening.
- Several – Several looked disappointed when it started.
- They – They seem to be having a good time.
Singular / Plural indefinite pronouns:
- All – All is forgiven. – All are waiting for the show to start
- Any – Is any left? – Are there any waiting?
- More -More are waiting. There is more over here.
- Most – Most is lost. Most have seen it.
- None – They plugged in the hose, but none came out. We told the players it was tonight, but none were here yet.
- Some -There are some. Some have started.
- Such -He looked young and felt that he was treated as such.