List of Indefinite Pronouns
The following seven sections list the indefinite pronouns in English by related type and number.
Singular Indefinite -one Pronouns
- no one
Singular Indefinite -body Pronouns
Singular Indefinite -thing Pronouns
Other Singular Indefinite Pronouns
The four groups of singular indefinite pronouns are all singular in number, meaning the antecedents refer to only one person, place, thing, or idea.
Plural Indefinite Pronouns
The plural indefinite pronouns are plural in number, meaning the antecedents refer to two or more people, places, things, or ideas.
Singular or Plural Indefinite Pronouns
The singular or plural indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural in number depending on the context. For example, compare All is well (singular) with All are well (plural).
Personal or Indefinite Pronouns
- you, yours, your*
- they, them, theirs, their*
The pronouns you and they may be either personal—with a specific antecedent—or indefinite—with an unspecified antecedent—depending on context.
*Your and their are possessive determiners, not pronouns, but are included to complete the paradigm of the grammatical functions of indefinite pronouns.