Indefinite pronouns - People

An indefinite pronoun does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount.

Notes

In this lesson you will learn how to use:

  • Someone/Somebody
  • Anyone/Anybody
  • Everyone/Everybody
  • No one/Nobody.

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Indefinite pronouns - People - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"IS ANYONE HOME?

THERE’S SOMEONE AT THE DOOR.

HI, TOM.

HI, CLAIRE. COME WITH ME, EVERYBODY IS AT THE PARK!

THERE’S NO ONE AT THE PARK.

THEY’RE PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK!"

Someone - somebody

We use SOMEONE or SOMEBODY in affirmative clauses.

  • There's somebody at the door. - C'è qualcuno alla porta.
  • Someone is coming. - Sta venendo qualcuno.
  • Ask somebody! - Domanda a qualcuno!

Anyone - anybody

We use ANYONE or ANYBODY in negative clauses and questions.

  • Is anybody here? - C'è nessuno?
  • I haven't told anyone. - Non l'ho detto a nessuno.

Everyone - everybody

We use EVERYONE or EVERYBODY to refer to a total number of people.

  • Everyone knows Susan. - Tutti conoscono Susan.
  • Come everybody! - Venite tutti!

Watch out!

We always use them with singular verbs.

No one - nobody

We use NO ONE and NOBODY in affirmative clauses.

  • No one knows Susan. - Nessuno conosce Susan.
  • No one knows! - Nessuno lo sa!
  • There is nobody in the street. - Non c'è nessuno in strada.

Learn how to use indefinites - People

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