Indefinite pronouns are a large group of pronouns that at first seem somewhat unrelated. Their shared characteristic is that they tend to be somewhat vague in their reference. For instance, how do you define and limit “somebody” or “most”? As their name suggests, indefinite pronouns are less definite than the other pronouns.
That’s why indefinite pronouns don’t always refer to specific persons or things. In fact, they may even be lacking a clear antecedent:
Nobody knows but me.
Everything is hunky-dory.
Other indefinite pronouns are more specific, and what they refer to can be deciphered from context.
You ate all of the candies!
Few people can juggle hand grenades.
Here is a list of indefinite pronouns:
|Singular||Plural||Sg. or Pl.|
Note how many end in –body, -one, or –thing.