Indefinite pronouns - Things

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

Notes

In this lesson you will learn how to use:

  • Something
  • Anything
  • Everything
  • Nothing

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Indefinite pronouns - Things - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG?

YES, I NEED TO EAT SOMETHING.

EAT A PIECE OF CAKE, IT’S VERY GOOD.

EVERYTHING YOU COOK IS GOOD."

Something

We use SOMETHING in affirmative clauses.

  • I have something to tell you. - Ho qualcosa da dirti.
  • There is something to eat in the fridge. - C'è qualcosa da mangiare in frigo.
  • I have bought something at the shop. - Ho comprato qualcosa al negozio.

Anything

We use ANYTHING in affirmative clauses and questions.

  • Is there anything wrong? - C'è qualcosa che non va?
  • You can have anything you want. - Puoi avere qualsiasi cosa.
  • Anything you say is ok. - Qualsiasi cosa tu dica va bene.

Everything

We use EVERYTHING to refer to a group of things or a whole situation.

  • Everything is wrong. - È tutto sbagliato.
  • Tell me everything! - Dimmi tutto!

Watch out!

We use EVERYTHING with singular verbs.

Nothing

We use NOTHING in affirmative clauses.

  • There's nothing to say. - Non ho niente da dire.
  • There's nothing interesting on TV tonight. - Non c'è niente di interessante alla TV stasera.
  • All or nothing! - Tutto o niente!

Learn how to use indefinites - Things

Download the worksheet below and choose the correct indefinite pronoun!