'Somebody' is used to refer to general and specific people. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.
Somebody is an indefinite pronoun used to refer to both general and specific people. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'Somebody' as an Indefinite Pronoun
Somebody is used to refer to general or specific people. Here are some examples:
'Somebody' refers to a specific person, here.
Here, we are referring to a person we do not know.
Position in a Sentence
Negation with 'Somebody'
'Somebody' as a Noun
Somebody can also be used as a noun that means a famous, renowned person, someone of authority. It can be used in plural form. Take a look at the following examples:
All of them think they are
Somebody can be replaced with they when it is repeated in a sentence. Accordingly, its object pronoun is them, its possessive determiner is their, and its possessive pronoun is theirs. Look: