Structure ( Indefinite and Reciprocal Pronouns), Comprehension


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The passage explains how green plants, through a process called photosynthesis, make their food. The writer also explains certain limitations which are common to all green plants. Lastly, the writer advises people to devise methods of food production that do not depend on plants as the first link in the chain.



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Read more on the topic from Effective English bk3, page 172-173



Structure: Indefinite and Reciprocal Pronouns.




Indefinite Pronouns are those pronouns that don’t refer to specific people or things.


Below are examples of indefinite pronouns:

any                             some                          all

anybody                  somebody               everybody

anyone                     someone                  everyone

anything                   something                everything


none                          few

nobody                    little

no one                      many

nothing                     several


Note that some indefinite pronouns take singular verbs while others take plural verbs


Everyone is present

Nobody cares about him

Something is missing somewhere.

Everybody has left for the occasion

Few are needed for the job

Many want to be like her


Also, some indefinite pronouns can be used to show ownership/ possession


That is somebody’s pencil

Don’t steal anyone’s property

His health is everybody’s concern


Reciprocal Pronouns:

These pronouns are used when the actions of the verbs are shared by two or more people or things. Reciprocal pronouns are of two forms: “Each other” and “one another.”


My friend and I love each other dearly.

The players congratulated one another on their victory.


Note that “Each other” is used when two people or things shared the action while “One another” is used when more than two people or things are involved.



List the pronouns in the following sentences, stating their types:

  1. While I was taking my bath, somebody knocked at the bathroom door which was locked.
  2. John asked himself what he was doing when a thief stole his watch.
  3. To whom was that letter addressed?
  4. Adamu and Sule fought each other yesterday.



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Read more about indefinite and reciprocal pronouns from Exam Focus, page 47




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