These indefinite pronouns are singular and take singular verbs:
- no one
- Is anybody home?
- Anyone may apply for the scholoarship.
- Of the five models, each has a special feature.
- Either Rose or Sharon has the list.
- Everybody needs a dream.
- Nobody answers the phone after six o'clock.
- Somebody has to fix the flat tire.
- Someone is peering in the window.
These indefinite pronouns are plural and take plural verbs:
- Several of the applicants are waiting in the hall.
- Both are interested in taking economics courses.
- Many are not in favor of the new parking regulations.
- Few of the students returned to the dorm before noon.
These indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural depending on the meaning of the sentencs:
- a lot
Use a singular verb form if the pronoun refers to a single quantity and use a plural verb if the pronoun refers to more than one unit of something.
- Some of the work is ver difficult.
- Some of the cookies are burned.
- All of the coffee has been drunk.
- All of the tickets have been turned in.
- Most of the food is in the refrigerator.
- Most of the choir members are on the bus.
- A lot of the work was too easy.
- A lot of people were angry.Back to "Studying Enlish!"