These indefinite pronouns are singular and take singular verbs: - anybody - anyone - each - either - everybody - everyone - neither - nobody - no one - one - somebody - someone
Examples: - 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 - both - many - few
Examples: - 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: - some - none - all - most - any - 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.
Examples: - 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.