Suki asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago


someone anyone everyone no one

somebody anybody everybody nobody

anything nothing everything




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  • 1 decade ago
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    1.We rarely use all on its own to mean everyone/everybody

    e.g.Everyone/Everybody wanted Marilyn's autograph.(Not ALL WANTED)

    2.All means everyone/everybody when we use other words with it

    e.g.All os us/We all agreed to sign the contract.Al those who were present were in favour.( = Everyone/Everybody agreed to sign.Everyone/Everybody present was in favour)

    3.We often use all and everything with other words to refer to things

    e.g.All/Everything I have belongs to you.He taught me all/everything I know.But note:He gave me everything.(Not He gave me all.)

    2008-05-17 17:45:04 補充:


    1.Coutable nouns - the plural of a/an is normally any or some when we are referring to quantity

    e.g.Is there a present for the children? ---> Are there any presents for the children?

    Here is a present for the children. ---> Here are some presents for the children.

    2008-05-17 17:46:12 補充:

    2.Uncountable nouns - in the same way,we sometimes don't use any and some when referring to quantity.

    e.g.Is there any milk in the fridge? ---> Is there milk in the fridge?

    There is some milk in the fridge. ---> There is milk in the fridge.

    2008-05-17 17:46:17 補充:

    3.General statements - we always use zero in general statement

    e.g.Beans are ood for you. Oil is produced in Alaska. Life is short.

    2008-05-17 17:49:13 補充:

    Not ... any/no/none

    1.We can use no instead of not any.We use an affirmative verb with no

    e.g.There are not any milk. ---> There are no buses after midnight.

    There is not any milk. ---> There is no milk.

    2008-05-17 17:50:50 補充:

    2.We can also use no in place of not a/an:I am not an export. ---> I am no export.

    3.None stands on its own as a pronoun:We have no bananas. We have none.

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