You may all
leave the library. EX.
You are both
to pay. EX.Many
were invited, but few
arrived. EX. None
of these will do. EX. One
of the girls
brought this music. EX. Several
of the racers were injured. EX.
I will send another
tomorrow. EX. Some
of you bring the computers. EX.
I have not any
left. EX. Either
of them will do. EX.
I will carry one of the chairs, and you can carry the other. EX.
I did not say anything
to anybody. In the sentences above, the italicized words are pronouns.
We have replaced the nouns for pronouns; however, they differ from other pronouns because they refer indefinitely
to their antecedent nouns. We call a pronoun that hints at the identity (expressed or implied) of one or more unspecified beings, objects, or places as an indefinite pronoun.
English grammar has five personal pronouns, four relative, three interrogative, and two demonstrative. Besides these, we have about forty words having the
nature of pronouns, adjectives, and nouns. For simplicity, we call them indefinite pronouns. They are: each, either, neither, some, any, many, few, all, both, one, none, aught, naught, someone, something, somebody, anyone, anything, anybody, everyone, everything, everybody, nothing, nobody, somewhat, such, other, each other, one another, same, several
, and similar words.NOTE.
Be careful that the pronoun agrees with its antecedent in person, gender, and number.