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Indefinite and Distributive pronouns Rules – English Grammar – paviacademy

Use of Indefinite and Distributive Pronouns:

1. when a pronoun refers to ‘anybody’ , ‘everybody’, ’everyone’, ’anyone’ , ‘each’, etc.. It may be either ‘he’ or ‘she’ according to the context .

  • ఒక సర్వనామము anybody , everybody , everyone , anyone , each లను సూచిస్తున్నప్పుడు సందర్భాన్ని బట్టి అది ‘ he ‘ లేక ‘ she ‘ గాని రావాలి .

Example : ఉదాహరణ :

  • Everyone likes to have his way .
  • Each must do his best.
  • Everybody is discounted with his lot in life.
  • Anyone con do this if he tries.
  • If anybody knows the truth, let him tell it.

Note: గమనిక :

However, many good English writers disobey this rule and use ‘ they ‘ .

  • అయితే ఈ సూత్రాన్ని ప్రముఖ ఇంగ్లీష్ గ్రంథకర్తలు పాటించలేదు . వారు he లేక she కి బదులుగా ‘ they ‘ ఉపయోగించారు .

Example : ఉదాహరణ :

  • Everybody is discounted with their lot in life.
  • Everybody has their own ideas which they hate to change.

2. The Indefinite pronoun ‘one’ should be used through out , if used at all.

  • one ‘ అనే Indefinite pronoun ను ఉపయోగిస్తే వాక్యం అంతటా దానినే ఉపయోగించాలి .
sl.no Incorrect Correct
1 One does not like to have his words doubted. One does not like to one’s words doubted.
2 One must not boast of his own. One must not boast of one’s success.

3.’Either’ or ‘neither’ should be used only in speaking of two persons or things . ‘any’ , ‘no one’ or (none) should be used when speaking of more than two persons or things.

  • రెండు వస్తువులు లేక ఇద్దరు వ్యక్తులు ఉన్నప్పుడే ’Either’ గాని ‘neither’ గాని ఉపయోగించాలి . రెండు లేక అంతకంటే ఎక్కువ వస్తువులు లేక వ్యక్తులు ఉన్నప్పుడు ‘ anyone ’ గాని , ‘no one’ గాని none గాని ఉపయోగించాలి .
sl.no Incorrect Correct
1 Any of these two roads lead to the railway station. Either of these two roads leads to the railway station.
2 No one of these two accusations are true. Neither of these two accusations is true.
3 I do not like either of these three books. I do not like anyone of these three books.

Exercise:

Correct the following sentences.

1.   One should love his neighbour as himself.
A . One should love one’s neighbour as himself.

2.   Everyone should love one’s country.
A . Everyone should love his or her country.

3.   One does not like to have his words doubted .
A . One does not like to have one’s words doubted .

4.  one must not boast of his own success.
A . one must not boast of one’s own success.

5.   Any of these two roads leads to the bus station.
A . Each of these two roads leads to the bus station.

6.   None of these two answers is correct.
A . Neither of these two answers is correct.

7.   Neither of these boys does their homework .
A . None of these boys does their homework .

8.  Either of these books is not interesting .
A . Anyone of these books is not interesting .

9.  I do not like either of these three pictures.
A . I do not like anyone of these three pictures.

10. Neither of these three guns are of any use .
A . None of these three guns is of any use.

Related English Lessons:
Lesson . 1 . The English Alphabet
Lesson . 2 . Parts of Speech
Lesson . 3 . Kinds of Nouns
Lesson . 4 . Kinds of Gender
Lesson . 5 . Singular and Plural Rules
Lesson . 6 . Case in English Grammar
Lesson . 7 . Formation of the possessive case Rules
Lesson . 8 . Use of the possessive case Rules
Lesson . 9 . Kinds of Pronouns
Lesson . 10 . list of personal pronouns
Lesson . 11 . Personal Pronouns Rules
Lesson . 12 . Emphatic and Reflexive Pronouns Rules

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