English Pronoun Anyone
Learn English Anyone Pronoun

Grammar Pronoun- Lesson Thirteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Anyone pronoun in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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anyone and anybody

(indefinite pronouns)

singular

subject object possessive adjective possessive pronoun reflexive pronoun

anyone anybody

 

anyone anybody

anyone’s anybody’s

 

anyone’s anybody’s

 

X

 

Use “anyone” or “anybody” when asking questions about a person, or use these pronouns when a verb is negative.

subject = anyone or anybody

Is anyone inside the sauna?

Use “anyone” or “anybody” when asking questions.

 

anyone / anybody

No, there isn’t anyone inside.

Use “anyone” or “anybody” with negative verbs.

A: Who can be successful in the United States?
B: Anyone! It just takes a lot of hard work.

anyone = one person or any person.

“Anyone” could be you or me.

 

object = anyone or anybody

 

I don’t see anyone in the street.
Do you see anybody?

If you said, “I don’t see someone,” that’s not correct. “Someone” sounds strange with negative verbs.

The street is empty.

 

possessive adjective = anyone’s or anybody’s

Anyone’s son or daughter may join the orchestra at this school. Real talent is not essential.

 

possessive pronoun = anyone’s or anybody’s

A: Whose footprints are these?
B: I don’t know. They could be anybody’s.

anybody’s footprints

 

reflexive pronoun = 0

 

Remember:

1. There’s really no difference between the words “anyone” and “anybody.”

2. Use “anybody” or “anyone” when asking questions or making a verb negative.

Is anybody home?
There isn’t anyone in the office.

3. The ‘s is used for contractions and for possessive forms.

Do you think anybody’s home?
(anybody’s = anybody is)

It’s anyone’s guess what happens next.
(anyone’s = possessive adjective)

I don’t think anyone’s read this book.
(anyone’s = anyone has)

4. Don’t confuse “anyone” with “any one.” As two words, “any one” means there’s no particular thing or person.

Any one of the candidates is qualified for the job.
You may have any one of those books. They’re free, but please choose just one.

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Exercise 13

Fill in the blanks with….

anyone anyone’s

1. Does __________ want to get a pizza?

2. Is this __________ chair?

3. I don’t think __________home.

4. She’ll marry __________ at this point.

5. Is that __________ dog?

6. We can’t find ___________ to help us.

7. You can’t rely on __________ but yourself.

8. He won’t accept __________ help.

9. __________ better than no one when it comes to teaching this class

10. I don’t know __________ name in this class.

 

Answers: 1. anyone; 2. anyone’s; 3. anyone’s; 4. anyone; 5. anyone’s; 6. anyone; 7. anyone; 8. anyone’s; 9. Anyone’s; 10. anyone’s.

Answers to 2, 5, 8, and 10 are possessive.

Answers to 3 and 9 are contractions for anyone is.

 

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