Asked in Pronouns
Why do indefinite pronoun cause problem for students?
August 25, 2017 5:56PM
It can cause a problem for students to determine if an indefinite pronoun is singular or plural.
An indefinite pronoun may be singular or plural, or may function as either singular or plural.
The singular indefinite pronouns are:
you (a person in general, any person)
The plural indefinite pronouns are:
they (people in general, any people)
The indefinite pronouns that can be used as singular or plural are:
Another problem with indefinite pronouns that students may encounter is that the pronouns listed here can function as other parts of speech; for example,
- You may have some, there is more in the kitchen. (indefinite pronoun)
- You may have some pancakes, there is more in the kitchen. (adjective)