Indefinite pronouns refer to people or things that are not specific, not known or not the focus of the sentence.
- “-one”: someone, anyone, everyone, no one
- “-body”: somebody, anybody, everybody, nobody
- “-thing”: something, anything, everything, nothing
- “-one” and “-body” – to refer to a person or a group of people
Everyone knows drinking water is good for your health.
Somebody left the door open and the cat disappeared.
- “-thing” – to refer to things (not people)
I found out something about your brother.
Everything I bought is for my sister.
- “some-“, “every-“, “no-” – in affirmative statements
Someone ate all the chips.
Everyone loves cake.
No one drinks juice in my class.
- “any-” – in negative statements
She doesn’t go out with anybody.
I don’t see anything wrong with your laptop.
I don’t think anyone should drink wine.