When to use Someone, Anyone and No One (video and exercise)
Someone, anyone and no one or somebody, anybody and nobody, can be confusing pronouns for English students. These, and a few other words you’ll see in the video below, are known as non-specific pronouns. It is very easy to accidentally use the wrong one.
(Someone/Anyone) is in the bathroom.
No, there is not (Someone/Anyone) in the bathroom.
- Has (anyone/no one) seen my dog?
- No, (no one/anyone) has seen your dog.
- (No one/everyone) is using Facebook these days, even my mother.
- (No one/everyone) is using Google+, it’s not popular yet.
- Is (anyone/no one) home?
- Yes, there is (someone/anyone) here.
- It seems like (everyone/someone) watched the Olympics this year.
- My beer is not in the refrigerator. (No one/someone) has taken it!
- Is (no one/anyone) going to the party?
- (No one/anyone) is going to the party.