Nothing vs. Something in English Grammar

What Is Their Difference?

'Something' and 'nothing' can be considered two opposite indefinite pronouns in the English grammar. To know about their differences, read this article!

Nothing vs. Something

'Something' and 'nothing' are both examples of indefinite pronouns. They can be considered opposite, meaning that 'something' refers to a thing that is unknown or a thing that we don't know what it is.
On the other hand, 'nothing' means 'not anything'. It shows the lack of things.

Something is wrong here . I can feel it .

Nothing is wrong here . Relax !

As you can see in the examples above, these two sentences have completely opposite meanings because of the use of 'something' and 'nothing'.

There's something you can do to help .

There's nothing you can do to help .

As pronouns, the difference between 'something' and 'nothing' is that something is an uncertain or unspecified thing, while 'nothing' is not any thing (no thing).

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