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Indefinite pronouns

by Martin Haspelmath

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Pronoun.,
  • Definiteness (Linguistics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [334]-353) and indexes.

    StatementMartin Haspelmath.
    SeriesOxford studies in typology and linguistic theory
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP279 .H37 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 364 p. ;
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL984473M
    ISBN 100198235607, 0199618526
    LC Control Number96022238

    Indefinite pronouns are also used in situations where the noun is unknown. More specifically, indefinite pronouns do not follow the same construction as other nouns (the ones that replace antecedents.) Indefinite pronouns will not refer back to a specific person, place or thing and will always be either singular or plural. Indefinite pronouns - Easy Learning Grammar The indefinite pronouns are used when you do not know or do not need to say precisely who or what you are referring to. The noun phrase which they substitute for can refer to a person, a thing, or a group of people or things, in which gender and number are not made clear.

    Relative Pronouns Exercise 1 / 2 Subject Pronouns Exercise 1 / 2 Who vs Which Exercise 1 / 2 / 3 Which or Where One or Ones Exercise 1 / 2 Another vs Other Exercise 2 / 3 Pronouns Multiple Choice Quizzes Drag and Drop Exercises: Pronouns Mixed 1 / 2 (Advanced) Object and Subject Pronouns 1 / 2 (Beginners) Indefinite Pronouns 1 / 2 (Intermediate). (singular indefinite pronoun + singular possessive pronoun) Many will need their tablets. (plural indefinite pronoun + plural possessive pronoun) Sometimes an indefinite pronoun is followed by a prepositional phrase like this: of the + noun. Beware of this type of phrase. The indefinite and possessive pronouns still need to agree in number.

    Indefinite pronouns, like collective nouns, can be singular or plural, depending on how they are used in a sentence. Singular indefinite pronouns take a singular verb; plural indefinite pronouns take a plural verb. Here are some guidelines to follow: Indefinite pronouns that end in -one are always singular. Complete list covering singular and plural indefinite pronouns In this grammar lesson and activity, students learn about indefinite pronouns through word play. The printable packet includes "Rules to Remember," a practice page, and answers.


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Indefinite pronouns by Martin Haspelmath Download PDF EPUB FB2

The author treats his subject matter broadly within the Humboldt-Greenberg tradition of language typology, but also considers the contribution of other theoretical approaches to an understanding of the functional and formal properties of indefinite pronouns.

The book is organized into four logically ordered steps: selection of a part of grammar-- indefinite pronouns--that can be identified across languages by formal and functional criteria; investigation of the properties of indefinite Price: $ The author treats his subject matter broadly within the Humboldt-Greenberg tradition of language typology, but also considers the contribution of other theoretical approaches to an understanding of the functional and formal properties of indefinite pronouns.

The book is organized into four logically ordered steps: selection of a part of grammar-- indefinite pronouns--that can be identified across languages by formal and functional criteria; investigation of the properties of indefinite.

Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. Martin Haspelmath presents the first comprehensive and encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the languages of the world, mapping out the range of variation in their functional and formative : Martin Haspelmath.

Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. This book presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the languages of the world, mapping out the range of variation in their functional and formative : Martin Haspelmath.

The book is organized into four logically ordered steps: selection of a part of grammar-- indefinite pronouns--that can be identified across languages by formal and functional criteria; investigation of the properties of indefinite pronouns in a world-wide sample of forty languages; formulation of generalizations that emerge from the data.

This book is the first comprehensive and encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns (expressions like someone, anything, nowhere) in the languages of the world. In affirmative sentences, indefinite pronouns using some are used to describe an indefinite quantity, the indefinite pronouns with every are used to describe a complete quantity, and the pronouns with no are used to describe an absence.

Indefinite Pronoun Definition & Rules. These pronouns are used to show unspecified objects or people, whether in plural or in singular. They are used to indicate the entire noun or some of the noun or none of the noun. An indefinite pronoun does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount.

It is vague and "not definite". Some typical indefinite pronouns are: all, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone.

Log in or register to post comments. An indefinite pronoun does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. It is vague and "not definite". Some typical indefinite pronouns are: all, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone.

Indefinite pronouns refer to things or people without mentioning what or who they are. This means you have to be careful when using them to make sure the meaning is clear to the listener or reader. The first group of indefinite pronouns here are easier to understand as they refer to nonspecific nouns.

Indefinite Pronouns (Grades ) Reinforce grammar skills and get ready for the standardized tests. Includes two practice pages plus an assessment sheet that gives your students realistic practice in test taking—and helps you see their progress.

Tricky Indefinite Pronouns: In most cases, it is clear whether a pronoun's antecedent is singular or plural. For instance, the word girls is plural, so it needs a plural pronoun like they or them or the other hand, the word girl is singular, so it clearly needs a singular pronoun like she or her.

Examples Are n't you looking for someone. Have n't you lost something. Are n't you going somewhere. Could n't somebody help me, please. Would n't you like to go somewhere this weekend. Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere.

Martin Haspelmath presents the first comprehensive and encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the languages of the world, mapping out the range of variation in their functional and formative properties.

Indefinite pronouns do not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. When indefinite pronouns appear before the verb, they are subjects; when they appear after the verb, they are objects.

The indefinite pronouns are any, every, no and some and they can have different endings. The ending -body or -one refer to people, the ending -thing refers to objects and the ending -where refers to places. Definition: A pronoun that doesn’t refer to a particular person or thing but refers to any person or thing in a general way is called indefinite pronoun.

For example, some, any, one, none, another, etc. are used as indefinite pronouns. Examples. Any fool can do so.; Some fruits are on the table.

“Some” and “any” usually come before plural or uncountable noun. Indefinite pronouns, like collective nouns, can be singular or plural, depending on how they are used in a sentence; Singular indefinite pronouns take a singular verb; plural indefinite pronouns take a plural verb.

Examples of Indefinite Pronouns. In the following examples, the indefinite pronouns are italicized. Many are called, but few are. A collection of English ESL Pronouns: SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, EVERYBODY, NO ONE, NOTHING, etc. worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning an.

Indefinite Pronouns PDF Worksheet Fill in the blanks with indefinite pronouns: Someone, Anyone, No one, Everyone, Nothing, Grammar and Vocab Challenge Learn while challenging others Get listed on the leaderboard Get e-books/mobile apps.

Indefinite Pronouns Words like 'something', 'everywhere', 'anybody' and 'no-one' are indefinite pronouns. We use them for people, things and places. some any no every people somebody* anybody* nobody* everybody* things something anything nothing File Size: KB.Personal, Possessive, Indefinite, Oh My!

A List of Pronouns. Pronouns are a crucial component to writing in a clear, concise, and interesting style. There are many words that can function in this capacity, including several that also fulfill the functions of other parts of speech/5(3).The indefinite pronouns are used to indicate that some person or thing is meant, without designating what one.

Quis, quispiam, aliquis, quīdam, are particular indefinites, meaning some, a certain, any. Of these, quis (any one) is least definite, and quīdam (a certain one) most definite; aliquis and quispiam (some one) stand between the two.