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Using Indefinite Pronouns

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Indefinite pronouns are words which replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace.

Singular: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something

Plural: both, few, many, others, several

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Singular indefinite pronouns take singular verbs or singular personal pronouns.

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Correct: Each of the members has one vote.
(The subject, each, is singular. Use has.)

Incorrect: One of the girls gave up their seat.

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(Her refers to one, which is singular.)

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Correct: A few of the justices were voicing their opposition.
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For indefinite pronouns that can be singular or plural, it depends on what the indefinite pronoun refers to.

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Correct: All of the people clapped their hands.
( All refers to people, which is plural.)

Correct:Shoulder Zazero splicing Women's gules Single bag Handbag new color 2018 raqrf71w0 All of the newspaper was soaked.
(Here all refers to newspaper, which is singular.)

A Gender-Sensitive Case

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Incorrect: Is everyone happy with their gift?

Correct: Is everyone happy with his gift?
(Is and everyone are singular. The possessive pronoun must be singular, too)

Most languages, including English, observe the standard of using the masculine pronoun in situations like this. However, in some circles today the idea of choosing the masculine pronoun sounds discriminatory against women. If this usage bothers you, or if you think it may bother your audience, there are two possible ways to work around this and still use standard English.

1. Use the phrase handbag 10 9 woven 4 Ms fabric 9 backpack LXopr 6 backpack inch Oxford F 3 his or her. It is a little awkward, but OK.

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Correct: Is everyone happy with his or her gift?

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Correct: Are all the people happy with their gifts?

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