Indefinite and Reciprocal (2023)


Indefinite pronouns are derived from adjectives describing indefinite numbers or amounts; when the nouns they describe are dropped and only the adjectives remain,these become substitutions for their nouns, which by definition makes them pronouns: "Eachtoyis handmade" becomes "Eachis handmade."

Because they form from indefinite articles and other adjectives, some of them can also take comparative and superlative forms:

Among the elderly, even thoughsomeare experienced with text-messaging, andmoreare becoming comfortable with e-mail,moststill prefer the personal touch that a phone call offers.

Not all indefinite pronouns have given up their antecedent nouns, either. Instead of implying their antecedents, these indefinite pronouns have become contractions or compound forms, containing "-one," "-thing" or "-body". They are still treated as indefinite pronouns, however.


Here's a useful list, with examples.

Examples (Subject-Verb Agreement)
"All of itisup for grabs"; Plural: All of usareon vacation this week."
"Any of theseisa good choice"; Plural: "I apologize if anyareoffended by my comments."
"Anybodyknowsyou can't mix ammonia and bleach."
"Anyone whoisallergic to nuts shouldn't eat the brownies."
"If anythingchangesabout his condition, let me know."
"Naughtwas accomplishedby their efforts."
"Bothareblurry from eyestrain."
"Only a couple of themcometo the meeting every time." [See "Words Mistaken for Indefinite Pronouns."]
"Eachrespectsthe rules."
each other
[Used as a reciprocal pronoun]
"Everybodywantsto rule the world."
"Everyonelovesa winner."
"Everythingworks outin the end."
"Eitherworksto our advantage."
"Neitheriswilling to compromise."
"Only a fewgivethis growing problem any serious consideration."
"Fewer than ten percenttakeaction."
even fewer
"Even fewerknowwhere to turn for help."
[In comparisons, "even fewer" is preferred as a subject instead of "fewest."]
"Less than a quarter tank of gasremains."
Singular: "When the least of ussuffers, we all do." Plural: "In great revolutions, the least among usimprovetheir lot."
"A little goes a long way."
Singular: "Moreis being givento fund programs like this." Plural: "More of youare improvingbasic skills in college."
any more
Singular: "Any moreis going to make me sick." Plural: "Any more than threerequirea special ownership license."
few more
"Afewmoreshow up each week."
many more
"Many more of such casesare going to startturning up."
more and more
"Each year more and moreare declaringbankruptcy."
much more
"Much more of this probablyis going to killme."
no more
"No more than what's necessary is ever told to her." [Unusual as a subject, unless in a passive construction.]
some more
Singular: "Some moreisavailable in the next room." Plural: "Some moreare being deliveredtomorrow."
Singular: "Most of this projectwasa waste of time." Plural: "Of the thirty-some hours I spent on it, mostwereunproductive."
"Much of this subjectconfusesstudents."
"Many of youare studyinggrammar for the first time in many years."
"Nonedancesas gracefully as she."[contraction "not one"]
"No onecares."
"One of youisthe winner of this contest."
"One brother sings while the otherplaysthe piano."
"The others in the familyareless talented."
"Heroes are like comets: anothershows upbefore too long."
one another
[Used as a reciprocal pronoun]
Plural: "Plentyhave tried to pullthe sword from the stone." Singular: "Plenty has happened between us."
“The remaining of usarestillworking."
"Severalhaveevencomeclose to succeeding."
Singular: "Some of this classhas beenremedial." Plural: "Some of our studentshave forgottenthese rules of grammar."
"Somebodyknowsthe answers. I don't."
"Someone secretlylikesme."
"Something unfortunatehas happened."
"Only somewhat of the truth everletsitself be known at one time."
"Next year, let's travel to somewhere thatisless expensive." [When an indefinite pronoun, typically in the object case.]
Singular: "Suchislife." Plural: "Sucharethe dreams of the everyday people.


Subject/verb agreement errors commonly occur as a result of the confusion over whether certain indefinite pronouns, when used as subjects, take singular forms or plural forms. (SeeVerbsfor more information.) Adding to the confusion is that a good many are collective pronouns. A "Collective Noun" is a noun that implies a plural but is really singular. In British English, this distinction leads to an exception in subject-verb agreement because singular subjects then take plural verbs: "The company are hiring"; "The House of Lords are standing firm on their position." In American English, we obey the rule and use the verb that agrees with a singular noun: "The company is hiring"; "The House of Representatives is standing firm."

Some indefinite pronouns are the exception to this in American English: they're collective pronouns that take plural verbs. For instance, "Only a few know I'm eloping." In the phrase "a few," the use of the indefinite article, "a," proves that "few" is treated as a singular pronoun, but the verb that agrees with it is still plural: "know," rather than "knows." This isn't to say that "only a few knows" is necessarily wrong, grammatically speaking; it's just wrong as accepted convention. If you doubt me, try writing both of these phrases in your word processing program and see what your grammar-check prefers. Sorry, but this is something you'll have to consider on a case-by-case basis as you study indefinite pronouns.

Otherwise, for indefinite pronouns that swing singular or plural depending on the circumstances, you can perform one of the following tests:

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    1. Identify the antecedent of the indefinite pronoun.
      1. Is it a count noun or a non-count noun? (See "C" below.
        1. If it is a non-count noun, the indefinite pronoun should be singular.
        2. If it is a count noun, is it singular or is it plural (ending with –s or an irregular plural ending)? Your indefinite pronoun should follow suit.E.g., "More arrive/arrives daily."
        3. If the antecedent is "refugees" then "Refugeesarrivedaily": "Morearrivedaily" would be correct.
        4. If the antecedent is a non-count noun such as "famine relief," then "Famine reliefarrivesdaily": "Morearrivesdaily" would be correct.
    2. Follow the indefinite pronoun with the prepositional phrase, "of _____."
      1. How would you fill in the blank? Is the object of the preposition "of" singular or plural? Your indefinite pronoun should be the same.E.g., "All has/have been done as requested." All of what?
        1. If the answer is a non-count noun, the indefinite pronoun should be singular: "All of the work has been done as requested." Therefore, "Allhasbeen done as requested."
        2. If the answer is a plural count noun, the indefinite pronoun should be plural: "All of the taskshavebeen done as requested." Therefore, "All have been done as requested."
    3. CountandNon-Count Nounsare discussed at length in the chapter, "Nouns." However, a quick rule of thumb to determine whether an antecedent is one or the other is to pair them with the adjectives "less" or "fewer." Only one of these will work:
      1. because count nouns are discreet "things," they come in more orfewernumbers;
      2. non-count nouns arenotdiscreet things, but instead come in greater orlessamounts; they include mass nouns (e.g., water; grass; sky; flooring) and abstractions (e.g., diplomacy; stress; reconciliation).
      3. amount versus number
        1. something measured as an amount is singular (i.e., "an amount");
        2. if something is measured in numbers, and you can count more than one of it, it's plural (i.e., "in numbers" or "numerous")

A Note About "One"

Those who comprehend the meaning of "indefinite" as "an uncertain number or amount" may understandably object to "one" being included here; after all, "one" seems pretty darn definite. All of this is true. "One" may seem like an exception to the rules of indefinite pronouns, but it nevertheless is formed by dropping anounand leaving thequantifier (a variety of adjectives)to stand in for it, which is why it is considered a pronoun. Other numbers enjoy this same distinction: "For a quorum to be official, three must be present." "Three" what? The antecedent is missing, but assumed, just like any other indefinite pronoun. So it is with "one." Furthermore, accepted formal convention sometimes requires that "one" can be used as a genderless pronoun (e.g., "As a guest, one should always know when one's welcome has been overstayed.") For these reasons, "one" takes its place in English grammar alongside other indefinite pronouns.


With some exceptions, when you modify indefinite pronouns with adjectives (or other comparable parts of speech), they should goafterthe pronoun:

Nothinggoodwill come of this.
Someoneunexpectedhas arrived.
For dessert,anythingsweetwill do.
Nonebornto this age shall despair.
Give the job toanyonewillingto do it.


Apreciousfewactually read the original police report.
Agreatmanywould overlook the story.

The reason for these exceptions (and others like them) is quite simple. Remember, indefinite pronouns derive from quantifier adjectives, modifiers that describe vague amounts or numbers of things, people, and stuff. And those quantifier adjectives had their own adverbs to describe degree or intensity. Those adverbs include

  • precious
  • great
  • so
  • very
  • increasingly
  • even
  • ever

When quantifier adjectives substitute for the nouns they quantify, they become pronouns, and the adverbs that used to modify them now seem like adjectives but are, in fact, still behaving like adverbs. Note how the following noun phrases transform into indefinite pronoun phrases:

adverb + quantifier + noun adjective + indefinite pronoun
Precious few individualseven care. Precious feweven care.
So much scandalin one court case. So muchin one court case.
Agreat many readerswrote angry letters. Agreat manywrote angry letters.
Very few folkswere entrusted with the details of this case. Very fewwere entrusted with the details of this case.
Increasingly more detailshave surfaced the since the newspapers published story Increasingly morehave surfaced since the newspapers publishedthe story.
Even fewer peopleknow the suspectis left-handed. Even fewerknow the suspect is left-handed.

Of all these examples, the one that most clearly demonstrates the issue is the word "increasingly," which, by virtue of its -ly ending, we know to be an adverb. Yet, it is used here as an adjective would be used: to modify the pronoun "more." This is typical of the way indefinite pronouns are modified by adjectives that are really adverbs.


Because indefinite pronouns are sometimes compound or contracted forms, a certain amount of confusion over what's an indefinite pronoun and what isn't is completely understandable. For instance, because "something," "anything," and "everything" all have the word "thing" in them, you might assume the word "thing" is an indefinite pronoun—but, no, it's no such "thing." Rather, it's an ordinary common noun. Here, then, is a list of words commonly misidentified as indefinite pronouns.

certain "-thing" words

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  • thing [adjective; noun]
  • good-for-nothing [adjective; noun]
  • do-nothing [adjective; noun]
  • all-or-nothing [adjective; adverb]
  • nothingness [noun]
  • thingamajig [noun]

-ever words:

  • wherever [adverb]
  • whenever [adverb]
  • however [adverb; conjunctive adverb]

"-more" and "more-" words

  • anymore [adverb]
  • moreover [conjunctive adverb]
  • evermore [adverb]
  • once more [adverb]
  • Baltimore [a city] (j/k)

"-most" words
[any of these can be justified as indefinite pronouns, since they are all adjectives as well nouns]

  • utmost
  • topmost
  • innermost
  • midmost

"-time" words:

  • all-time [adjective]
  • all time [noun phrase]
  • full-time [adjective, adverb]
  • half-time [adjective, adverb]
  • part-time [adjective, adverb]
  • anytime [adverb]
  • every time [adverb phrase]
  • sometimes [adverb]

"-where" words

  • anywhere
  • wherever
  • everywhere
  • elsewhere
  • nowhere [adverb; noun]
  • somewheres [variant of adverb "somewhere"]

Miscellaneous words

  • somehow [adverb]
  • someway [adverb]
  • a lot [noun phrase (misspelled a lot as "alot" or "allot")]
  • couple [i.e., a romantic couple; singular noun]


The following examples shows how indefinite pronouns occupy horizontal lines and fill the role of subjects and objects, just like other nouns and pronouns. In the phrase "for so few rewards," the word "few" modifies "rewards" and is, therefore, an adjective; however, the next occurrence of "few" is as an indefinite pronoun in its comparative form and serves as the subject of a clause.

Notmanywould do anything for sofewrewards, but
evenfewerwill dosomethingfornothing.

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Certain combinations of indefinite pronouns create a condition of reciprocity (a reciprocal relationship) expressed either as a pair or as a group. Fortunately, there are only two reciprocal pronouns you'll have to memorize:

each other
one another

Reciprocal pronouns always occur as objects, never subjects. For example, you would never write, “Each other showed tolerance and compassion,” but, rather, “They showed each other tolerance and compassion.”

Despite what you may have read on the internet, or heard from a well-meaning tutor, “each other” and "one another” should not be used interchangeably, even if informally. “Each other” should only ever be used when the reciprocal relationship is between exactly two people or things, whereas “one another” should be used only when the reciprocity affects three or more. The justification for this is to be found in the prepositions we would use to substitute for reciprocal pronouns. Consider the following example:

He doesn't understand his grandson's polyamorous relationship with another man and woman. How, he wondered, could all three of them loveeach other / one anotherat the same time?

If you chose “each other” and not “one another,” then you might be just as confused about polyamory as the grandfather is. “Each other" would be used only if the arrangement were between two couples, in which either a heterosexual woman or a bisexual man were at the center of amenage-a-trois, two relationships distributed between three people; such a threesome is not considered polyamorous in the strictest sense of the word (though, not everyone is as strict about the sense of the word, either). “One another” would be used in a polyamorous arrangement to suggest that there is just one relationship among the three of them, and all three participate in it equally and at the same time; the implication, here, is that both men are in love with each other as well as with the woman, so the love is distributed among them equally. Vend diagrams help to illustrate the matter:

How about this example?

The brothers and sisters of this family have been waging a war for many years. The many fights they have had witheach other / one anotherhave caused irreparable damage.

Which should you choose, “each other” or "one another”? The answer depends on whetherone relationship(betweenthe group of brothers of the family and the group of sisters) is at stake in a war of the sexes, or whether two or more relationships (amongall the siblings, regardless of gender) are at odds in a melee of sibling rivalry.

The prepositions “between" and “among” are the equivalent of the reciprocal pronouns “each other” and “one another.”

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each other =betweenjust two
"Between" means "to be in a pair exactly two in number"; "tween" is the adjective form of “two.”

one another =amongthree or more

"Among" means to be in a crowd of three or more; "among" is derived from the same root word as the verb “mingle."

However, if ever you're confused by them, you can easily break up the reciprocal pronoun into indefinite pronouns, making one the subject and the other the object:

Eachshowed theothertolerance and compassion.
Oneshowed theotherstolerance and compassion.


There's no trick to placing a reciprocal pronoun on a diagram. Like any other pronoun, it goes on a horizontal line as either a direct object or an indirect object.

My two parrots sometimes talk toeach other.

The five committee members still respectone another, even though they have frequent disagreements.

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Is enough a indefinite pronoun? ›

Indefinite pronouns include partitives such as any, anybody, anyone, either, neither, nobody, no, someone, and some; they also include universals such as every, all, both, and each; finally, they include quantifiers including any, some, several, enough, many, and much.

What are the 10 examples of indefinite pronoun? ›

Any, each, nothing, no one, nobody, everyone, everybody, nothing, everything, someone, something, many, all, some, anyone, anything, anybody and another are some of the indefinite pronouns.

What is reciprocal pronoun give 10 examples? ›

Examples of Reciprocal Pronouns

Maria and Juan kissed each other at the end of the ceremony. Terry and Jack were talking to each other in the hallway. We give each other gifts during the holidays. The students congratulated one another after giving practice speeches.

What is indefinite adjective with example? ›

Words that are used as indefinite adjectives are any, each, few, many, much, most, several, some etc. Let's explain what we mean when we say 'indefinite adjectives modify nouns and pronouns in an unclear or vague manner'. E.g. She bought some fruits.

What word type is enough? ›

Enough is a determiner, a pronoun or an adverb. We use enough to mean 'as much as we need or want'.

How do you use enough? ›

We normally only use enough of when it is followed by a determiner or a pronoun (a/an/the, this/that, my/your/his, you/them, etc.). There isn't enough of that bread to make sandwiches for everyone. I've seen enough of his work to be able to recommend him. There's enough of us to make a difference.

What is an example of a indefinite sentence? ›

We're stuck here for an indefinite period of time. Their plans have been put on indefinite hold. She is indefinite about her plans.

What are indefinite sentences? ›

Indefinite imprisonment or indeterminate imprisonment is the imposition of a sentence by imprisonment with no definite period of time set during sentencing. It was imposed by certain nations in the past, before the drafting of the United Nations Convention against Torture (CAT).

What are 5 examples of present indefinite tense? ›

More Examples of Present Indefinite Tense
  • I know how to protest against injustice.
  • I do not like to quarrel.
  • She prefers coffee to tea.
  • You always shop in that market.
  • The poet writes romantic poems.
  • Do you love to listen to realistic songs?
  • He goes to the library every day.
  • Do you like to watch cricket?

What are reciprocal words? ›

(of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual relationship or action: “Each other” and “one another” are reciprocal pronouns. inversely corresponding; opposing: reciprocal muscles in your back.

What is reciprocal in a sentence? ›

A reciprocal action or agreement involves two people or groups who do the same thing to each other or agree to help each another in a similar way. They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed. Many countries have reciprocal agreements for health care.

What reciprocal means? ›

re·​cip·​ro·​cal ri-ˈsip-rə-kəl. : done, given, or felt equally by both sides. reciprocal affection. : related to each other in such a way that one completes the other or is the equal of the other.

What are the types of indefinite? ›

Indefinite pronouns include quantifiers (some, any, enough, several, many, much); universals (all, both, every, each); and partitives (any, anyone, anybody, either, neither, no, nobody, some, someone). Many of the indefinite pronouns can function as determiners.

What is the word meaning of indefinite? ›

/ɪnˈdef. ən.ət/ not exact, not clear, or without clear limits: The project has been postponed for an indefinite period. an indefinite number of people.

What kind of word is indefinite? ›

The adjective indefinite describes something that is vague or not clearly defined: “After injuring her knee in a riding accident, Gloria postponed her vacation for an indefinite period of time.”

What it means to be enough? ›

Enough means as much as you need or as much as is necessary. They had enough cash for a one-way ticket. pronoun. If you say that something is enough, you mean that you do not want it to continue any longer or get any worse.

What are the 4 types of words? ›

English has four major word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. They have many thousands of members, and new nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are often created. Nouns are the most common type of word, followed by verbs.

Is a 32 word sentence too long? ›

Most sentences should contain no more than 30 or 40 words. “Medium-sized” means minuscule by Proust's standards. Most sentences should contain no more than 30 or 40 words. Your readers just don't have a very long attention span, and their feet tire easily.

Is enough is enough a sentence? ›

The time for that has now gone; and enough is enough. They have high bills for heat, light and power and when the rate demands arrive they say that enough is enough. I have to say firmly that enough is enough. After seven years of membership, enough is enough.

Where do you put enough in a sentence? ›

Answer: Place enough after an adjective or adverb, but before a noun. Margaret isn't well enough to attend. The restaurant didn't have enough staff.

What does man enough mean? ›

phrase. If you say that a man is man enough to do something, you mean that he has the necessary courage or ability to do it. I told him that he should be man enough to admit he had done wrong. See full dictionary entry for man.

What is an indefinite answer? ›

b : not clear or certain in meaning or details : vague. an indefinite answer/boundary.

What is a indefinite statement? ›

: a statement in logic whose subject is a common term with nothing to indicate distribution or nondistribution (as “the Chinese eat rice”)

What are the 7 indefinite pronoun? ›

Indefinite Pronouns
  • Anybody – Everybody – Somebody – Nobody.
  • Each one – Anyone – Everyone – No one –Someone.
  • Anything – Everything – Something – Nothing.
  • Each – Either – Neither.
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What's an indefinite number? ›

a variable or unspecified number.

How long is an indefinite? ›

1. Indefinite contracts are defined as contracts that have no specified end date. This means that the period of employment continues indefinitely until either the employer or employee terminates the contract.

What are 10 present tense sentences? ›

Raj eats bread and butter before going to school. Emma watches cartoons every day. Izzy drinks milk every night before going to bed. Johnny goes to the gym daily.

What are the 12 types of tenses in English? ›

What are the 12 different English tenses?
  • Simple Present Tense.
  • Present Continuous Tense.
  • Present Perfect Tense.
  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
  • Simple Past Tense.
  • Past Continuous Tense.
  • Past Perfect Tense.
  • Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

What are the 10 example of simple present tense? ›

10 Examples of Simple Present Tense Sentences
  • My son lives in London.
  • She plays basketball.
  • He goes to football every day.
  • He loves to play basketball.
  • Does he go to school?
  • It usually rains every day here.
  • It smells very delicious in the kitchen.
  • George brushes her teeth twice a day.

What is a reciprocal of 7? ›

The reciprocal of any number is 1 divided by that number. Hence, the reciprocal of 7 is 1 divided by 7. Reciprocal of 7 = 1/7. Thus,The reciprocal of 7 is 1/7.

What is the reciprocal of 1 answer? ›

Answer: The reciprocal of 1 is 1.

What is a reciprocal of 4? ›

The reciprocal of 4 is 1/4. By definition, the reciprocal of a number a/b is b/a.

Does reciprocal mean opposite? ›

The term opposite reciprocals refers to two numbers that have opposite signs and are flipped fractions of each other. This term is primarily used to describe the slopes of perpendicular lines or to determine whether two lines are perpendicular or not. Lines are considered perpendicular if they meet at a right angle.

How do you find a reciprocal? ›

To find the reciprocal of a fraction, switch the numerator and the denominator (the top and bottom of the fraction, respectively). So, simply speaking, the reciprocal of a/b is b/a. To find the reciprocal of a number, divide 1 by the number.

What is a reciprocal of 5? ›

The reciprocal of 5 is 1/5. Every number has a reciprocal except for 0. There is nothing you can multiply by 0 to create a product of 1, so it has no reciprocal.

What is a reciprocal of 8? ›

If x is any real number, then the reciprocal of this number will be 1/x. For example, the reciprocal of 8 is 1 divided by 8, i.e. 1/8.

What is reciprocal in life? ›

Reciprocity in Relationships

It involves a mutual exchange of support, emotional investment, care, and love. Reciprocity in a relationship is characterized by: Each partner feeling able to share their needs. A willingness to meet the needs of the other person.

What are indefinite actions? ›

There are three aspects: indefinite (or simple), complete (or perfect) and continuing (or progressive). The three indefinite (or simple) tenses describe an action but do not state whether the action is finished: simple past (I went) simple present (I go) simple future (I will go)

Why do we use indefinite? ›

The definite article (the) is used before a noun to indicate that the identity of the noun is known to the reader. The indefinite article (a, an) is used before a noun that is general or when its identity is not known. There are certain situations in which a noun takes no article.

Does indefinite mean permanent? ›

If you're asking this, it means you've probably realised that indefinite doesn't mean permanent.

Is enough a indefinite adjective? ›

Here, enough is an indefinite adjective that modifies the noun gas.

What are the 17 singular indefinite pronouns? ›

Singular indefinite pronouns

another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, enough, everyone, everybody, everyone, everything, less, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something.

What are the 5 indefinite pronouns? ›

What are Indefinite Pronouns? An indefinite pronoun refers to a non-specific person or thing. The most common ones are: all, any, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, and someone.

What is an indefinite word? ›

: not definite: such as. : not precise : vague. : having no exact limits.

What is indefinite number adjective? ›

Indefinite Numeral Adjective: Indefinite numeral adjectives are used to specify numerous subjects however they do not give any specific count value. They only provide information about the number of nouns but do not tell the exact amount of nouns in the sentence such as all, none, many, few, some, and so on.

What are the 20 example of pronoun? ›

Pronouns are classified as personal (I, we, you, he, she, it, they), demonstrative (this, these, that, those), relative (who, which, that, as), indefinite (each, all, everyone, either, one, both, any, such, somebody), interrogative (who, which, what), reflexive (myself, herself), possessive (mine, yours, his, hers, ...

How many types of indefinite are there? ›

Indefinite pronouns can be divided into three categories based on whether they take a singular or plural verb: Always singular: anyone, everyone, someone, someone, anybody, somebody, nobody, each, one, either and neither. Always plural: both, few, many, others, and several.

What are the 4 indefinite pronouns? ›

The indefinite pronouns "all," "any," "more," "most," and "some" are singular when they refer to something singular but plural when they refer to something plural. More of them are required.

What are the examples of reciprocal pronoun? ›

Reciprocal pronouns are words that are used to indicate a mutual relationship between two subjects or objects. 'Each other' and 'one another' are the only two reciprocal pronouns in the English language.

What are the 4 most common pronouns? ›

She, her, hers and he, him, his are the most commonly used pronouns. Some people call these "female/feminine" and "male/masculine" pronouns, but many avoid these labels because, for example, not everyone who uses he feels like a "male" or "masculine." There are also lots of gender-neutral pronouns in use.

What are the two types of indefinite pronouns? ›

Types of indefinite pronouns fit two categories: those that are made up of two morphemes and are called compound pronouns, such as somebody, and those that are followed by the word of, called of-pronouns, such as all or many.

What are the 12 types of pronouns? ›

There are 12 personal pronouns for a person or group, and they are: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us and them.

What are 8 types of pronouns? ›

Writing Tips: 8 Types of Pronoun
  • Personal Pronouns. Personal pronouns are used in place of a specific person or thing. ...
  • Demonstrative Pronouns. ...
  • Relative Pronouns. ...
  • Reciprocal Pronouns. ...
  • Indefinite Pronouns. ...
  • Interrogative Pronouns. ...
  • Reflexive Pronouns. ...
  • Intensive Pronouns.
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How many 9 types of pronouns are there? ›

The Nine Different Types of Pronouns

Personal pronouns (e.g., he, they, we) Demonstrative pronouns (e.g., this, that, these) Interrogative pronouns (e.g., which, who, whose) Indefinite pronouns (e.g., none, several, any)


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Birthday: 1993-06-17

Address: 787 Elvis Divide, Port Brice, OH 24507-6802

Phone: +9779049645255

Job: Senior Healthcare Specialist

Hobby: Cycling, Model building, Kitesurfing, Origami, Lapidary, Dance, Basketball

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