Grammar Lessons

The following tables show indefinite pronouns. They refer to people, things or places but not to any one of them in particular

1. Singular

another anyone everyone no one someone
each anybody everybody nobody somebody
much anything everything nothing something
other
either
little
neither
one
 
We can use the singular pronouns with plural nouns.
  • Another of his books is about humans fighting aliens on the moon.
  • Each of the scary stories was about monkeys killing humans.

 

2. Plural

both
few
many
others
several
 
The above plural pronouns can only be used with plural nouns
  • Both of the cars in the accident were badly damaged.
  • Several of the roads in the city were flooded after the heavy downpour.

 

3. Singular or Plural

all
any
more
most
none
some
 
We can use the singular or plural pronouns with a singular or plural countable noun, or a singular uncountable noun.
  • I returned the apple to the seller as all of it was rotten. (Singular countable noun)
  • Someone has eaten all of my peanuts. (Plural countable noun)
  • If he finishes all of his drink, he will get drunk. (Singular uncountable noun)
  • None of the books was about the sea battle.
  • None of the dogs outside have stopped barking at something.
  • We have none of the cheese left.

 

Other pronouns

 

Singular  Plural 
Nominative case
who who
whoever whoever
Objective case
whom whom
whomever whomever
Possessive case
whose whose
whosoever whosoever
  • Jane is very kind and charming. Whoever marries her will never regret it.
  • Whenever a problem arises, she blames whomever she can think of.
  • She has already said whosoever wants to marry her needs to be a millionaire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST 11 – HOMONYMS 

Homonym is a word that sounds the same as another but is different in meaning.

air

heir

 

loan

lone

ail

ale

 

made

maid

allowed

aloud

 

mail

male

arc

ark

 

main

mane

ate

eight

 

meat

meet

bad

bade

 

medal

meddle

bail

bale

 

missed

mist

bald

bawled

 

muscle

mussel

ball

bawl

 

none

nun

bare

bear

 

oar

ore

beach

beech

 

one

won

bean

been

 

pail

pale

bear

bare

 

pain

pane

beat

beet

 

pair

pear

bee

be

 

patience

patients

beet

beat

 

peace

piece

bell

belle

 

peal

peel

berry

bury

 

plain

plane

birth

berth

 

plane

plain

blue

blew

 

pore

pour

boar

bore

 

practice

practise

board

bored

 

praise

prays

bough

bow

 

pray

prey

bow

bough

 

principal

principle

boy

buoy

 

profit

prophet

brake

break

 

rain

reign

buy

by/bye

 

rap

wrap

ceiling

sealing

 

read

reed

cell

sell

 

read

red

cent

sent

 

right

write

cheap

cheep

 

ring

wring

check

cheque

 

road

rode

coarse

course

 

role

roll

cord

chord

 

root

route

dear

deer

 

rose

rows

die

dye

 

sale

sail

dun

done

 

scene

seen

Dye

die

 

sea

see

ewe

you

 

seam

seem

eye

I

 

sew

sow

fair

fare

 

sight

site

feat

feet

 

soar

sore

find

fined

 

sole

soul

flea

flee

 

son

sun

flew

flu

 

soot

suit

flour

flower

 

stair

stare

flower

flour

 

stake

steak

fool

full

 

steal

steel

fore

four

 

stile

style

forth

fourth

 

suite

sweet

foul

fowl

 

tail

tale

fur

fir

 

tear

tier

gait

gate

 

their

there

grate

great

 

threw

through

groan

grown

 

throne

thrown

hair

hare

 

tide

tied

hall

haul

 

to

two

heal

heel

 

told

tolled

hear

here

 

too

to, two

heard

herd

 

towed

toad

here

hear

 

urn

earn

higher

hire

 

vain

vein

him

hymn

 

vale

veil

hole

whole

 

vein

vane, vain

hour

our

 

waist

waste

idle

idol

 

wait

weight

key

quay

 

way

weigh

knew

new

 

weak

week

knight

night

 

wear

where

knot

not

 

whole

hole

know

no

 

witch

which

lain

lane

 

wood

would

lead

led

 

write

right

leak

leek

 

yoke

yolk

lessen

lesson

 

yore

your