Indefinite and Reflexive Pronouns

posted Feb 21, 2014, 11:35 AM by Paul Schwan   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 12:39 PM ]
Indefinite pronouns may not refer to specific words. They do not always 
have definite antecedents: 

Has anyone met the new kid? 

Some common indefinite pronouns are listed below.

Singular Indefinite Pronouns
someone, somebody, anyone
anybody, everyone, everybody
something, no one, either, each

Plural Indefinite Pronouns
few, several, both, others, 
many, all, some

Use singular verb forms with singular indefinite pronouns and plural 
verb forms with plural indefinite pronouns: 

Everyone gets a cookie. (singular)
Few turn it down. (plural)

Now, watch these videos. Take notes if you like.

Indefinite Pronouns Song

Indefinite Pronouns Explained

Reflexive pronouns reflect the action of the verb back on the subject. 
Reflexive pronouns end in -self or -selves: We introduced ourselves to her.
Singular Reflexive Pronouns 
myself, himself, herself, itself, yourself 

Plural Reflexive Pronouns
ourselves, yourselves, themselves
• There are no such words as hisself, theirself, theirselves, or ourself

Now, watch these videos. Take notes if you like.

Reflexive Pronouns Song

Reflexive Pronouns Explained


Take this little exam to see how well you understand Indefinite and Reflexive Pronouns. (required as part of this assignment)