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Indefinite Pronouns: Singular and Plural


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In this unit, students will:

  • learn about the function and use of indefinite pronouns.
  • learn to identify singular indefinite pronouns.
  • understand and use correct subject-verb agreement for singular indefinite pronouns.

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  • What makes clear and effective writing?
  • How do grammar and the conventions of language influence spoken and written communication?


  • Indefinite Pronoun: A pronoun that refers to one or more unspecified people, objects, or places.
  • Noun: The name of a person, place, object (thing), idea, quality, or activity.
  • Pronoun: A word used in place of a noun.
  • Subject: A word, phrase, or clause that names the person, place, or thing about which something is said.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement: When the subject and verb in a sentence agree in number (singular/plural).
  • Verb: A word that shows action or a state of being.


Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Understanding of subject-verb agreement


40–60 minutes/2–3 class periods

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