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Indefinite pronouns are used when you do not know or do not need to say precisely who or what you are referring to. For example someone, anyone, everyone, anything, or nothing.

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Why use the word "event" in singular form in the following context?

I am trying to understand the following sentence: In many cases, we are interested in the probability of some event, given that some other event has happened. "some" + "event": ...
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Which is proper for 'The exam is very difficult so I don't think __ can pass it'?

The exam is very difficult so I don't think __ can pass it. A. anybody B. everybody C. no one D. somebody Semantically, I infer the author wanted to emphasize that no one can pass the exam, because ...
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"for what it's worth — used to say that one/someone is not sure whether something one/someone is about to say will be helpful or valued"

merriam-webster.com: (1) for what it's worth — used to say that one is not sure whether something one is about to say will be helpful or valued The word "one" seems a little awkward to me ...
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Difference between 'anyone' and 'everyone' [duplicate]

I came across a dialogue today: Speaker A: You see, that house isn't just for music majors. It's for anyone who's interested in music. Speaker B: But isn't that everyone? What does speaker B refer ...
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Someone calls or someone call

I read that someone is used with singular verb but l come across with this example : Someone call an ambulance. Is it correct? It shouldn't be "someone calls an ambulance"?! Or in another ...
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does everything I tell him to

a. My brother does anything I tell him to. b. My brother does everything I tell him to. Is there any real difference between the meanings of these sentences: If yes, what? I think the first one is ...
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Could you tell me something or anything about your family?

Could you tell me something about your family? Does it make any sense if anything is used instead of something here? Are there any differences?
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what is the difference between indefinite pronoun and impersonal pronoun?

what is the difference between indefinite pronoun and impersonal pronoun? indefinite pronoun ex- Somebody pushed me from behind. impersonal pronoun ex- One should always speaks truth. here somebody ...
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doesn't know if one of his neighbors

a. He doesn't know if someone has entered his apartment in his absence. b He doesn't know if a neighbor has entered his apartment in his absence. c. He doesn't know if one of his neighbors has entered ...
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Difference between "He doesn't like anyone who drinks Coke." and "He doesn't like everyone who drinks Coke." [closed]

I thought that negation of each of them, "anyone"and "everyone", is different, compared to just "anyone"and "everyone". Are both correct? Are they different? ...
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Determiners: anyone versus someone

Can anyone explain the difference between: "Can anyone answer me " and "Can someone answer me " ?
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Difference between "anyone" and "everyone"

What's the difference between 'anyone' and 'everyone' in the following sentences? And especially in the first sentence, are they both correct? I know the difference between anyone and everyone. I ...
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Anyone vs someone

If anyone could teach me how to play the guitar, I'd much appreciate it. If someone could teach me how to play the guitar, I'd much appreciate it. Do both the sentences mean the same thing, or do ...
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Why cannot we use the word "anywhere" in the same ways as "anybody" and "anything"?

Why cannot we use the word "anywhere" in positive sentences whereas the words "anybody" and "anything" work the similar positive structures. For example We can say : I ...
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Difference between anyone and anybody?

As per google meaning I understood like, Anyone - any person or any people Anybody - anyone It seems both are relevant. I am trying to understand the proper place for using these words. Please help ...
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"Anyone has" vs "Anyone have"

Anyone has xxx's mobile number? Anyone have xxx's mobile number? Which one is correct? Is anyone singular or plural?
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