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Indefinite Pronouns

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  1. Indefinite Pronouns The indefinite pronouns that are always singular take singular verbs. Indefinite Pronouns That Are Always Singular Everyone Someone Anyone No one Each Everybody Anything Nothing Neither Somebody Anybody Nobody Either Everything Something

  2. Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns that are always plural take plural verbs. Indefinite Pronouns That Are Always Plural Several Few Both Many

  3. Indefinite Pronouns • Look in the prepositional phrase. • If object is singular, use singular verb. • If object if plural, use plural verb. Indefinite pronouns that can be Singular or Plural Most Any None AllSome M.A.N.A.Some

  4. Indefinite Pronouns Each of the dogs is fed separately. Several of the players eat spaghetti before every game. Some of the trees were infested with pine beetles. Some of the butter is used to grease the pan. Each is always singular, so the verb must also be singular. Several is always plural, so the verb must also be plural. In this sentence, some refers to trees which can be counted. In this sentence, some refers to butter which is measured, not counted

  5. Collective Nouns • When collective nouns refer to the group as a whole, they use a singular verb. • When collective nouns refer to the individual members of the group, they use a plural verb. Collective Nouns Army Audience Band Bunch Class Club Collection Committee Crowd Faculty Family Fleet Flock Group Herd Jury Mob Public Swarm Team

  6. Collective Nouns • The rugby team (practice / practices) three times a week. • The soccer team (practice / practices) their skills individually when they meet with the coach one-on-one. • The class (contribute / contributes) different amounts depending on how much candy they sell. • My class (is / are) the largest in the school. • The fleet of ships (is stationed / are stationed) in the gulf. • The fleet of ships (maneuver / maneuvers) through their individual routes.