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  1. Indefinite Pronouns

  2. Indefinite Pronouns An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that does not refer to a particular person, place, or thing. Does anyone know the story of Midas? Most indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural.

  3. Indefinite Pronouns All, any, most, none and somecan be singular or plural, depending on the phrase that follows them.

  4. Singular Indefinite Pronouns One Neither Each Another Much Either

  5. Indefinite Pronouns When an indefinite pronoun is used as the subject, the verb must agree with it in number. Everyone discusses the plot. (singular) Both talk about King Minos. (plural) All of mythology is about beliefs and ideals. (singular) All of the myths are about beliefs and ideals. (plural)

  6. Indefinite Pronouns Possessive pronouns often have indefinite pronouns as their antecedents. In such cases, the pronouns must agree in number. Note that in the first example the intervening prepositional phrase does not affect the agreement. Eachof the characters hashisor herchapter. Several have conflict with their siblings.

  7. Guided Practice Select the pronoun.

  8. Each knows about the plot. • a. Each • b. about • c. the • d. plot

  9. 2. Many of the students do their homework. a. Many b. or c. do d. their

  10. 3. __________ of the boys offered their help to the little old lady who was crossing the street. a. Another b. Each c. All d. One

  11. 4. My sister is the _______ wearing the red shirt. a. one b. few c. most d. several

  12. 5. Which of the following indefinite pronouns can be either singular or plural? a. few b. none c. nothing d. many

  13. Pronoun Agreement Each of the students has his or her ideas about homework. Singular indefinite pronoun Singular possessive pronouns

  14. 6. Which verb agrees with the indefinite pronoun “many?” a. walks b. are c. is d. dances

  15. Select the appropriate pronoun. Guided Practice

  16. 7. No one brought ______ book. a. his or her b. their

  17. 8. Each has __ point of view. a. his or her b. their

  18. 9. All of the students give _______ opinions, too. a. his or her b. their

  19. 10. Why are indefinite pronouns called “indefinite?” a. They do not have one definition. b. They refer to nouns are not defined – not specific. c. They are impossible to see because they are invisible.