(indefinite pronouns for things)
Indefinite pronouns for things are always singular. It doesn’t matter how many things are in a group, use a singular verb if any of these pronouns is the subject in a sentence.
Everything: This is used for general situations and for more than one thing.
Something: This is used for one thing. Also, the main verb should be affirmative.
Anything: This is used for questions and with negative verbs.
Nothing: This is used to describe the absence of a thing. It’s also used when exaggerating a small amount.
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Aqua Level Exercise 16
Write these sentences and questions in your notebook. Fill in the blanks with….
everything something anything nothing
1. The store didn’t have what she needed, so she bought __________.
2. There isn’t __________ to do at the park.
3. This book has __________ you need to know about fixing a car.
4. __________ he has said is true. He isn’t lying.
5. __________ I have done works. I’ve failed.
6. She has __________ that she wants to say.
7. He had ___________ going for him at work, but then he quit his job.
8. I haven’t done __________ all day.
9. Is ___________ wrong?
10. They spent hours looking the missing cell phone but found __________.
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Answers: 1. nothing; 2. anything; 3. everything; 4. Everything; 5. Nothing; 6. something; 7. everything; 8. anything; 9. anything or something; 10. nothing