'Someone' is used to refer to both general and specific people. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.
Someone 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.
'Someone' as an Indefinite Pronoun
Someone as an indefinite pronoun is used to refer to general and specific people. Take a look at the following examples:
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Position in a Sentence
Negation with 'Someone'
Someone is a positive pronoun so in order to make it negative, there are two options:
1. No one is used instead of someone.
2. Anyone is used with a negative verb.
Take a look at the following examples:
Some One + of
Some one refers to a person without saying exactly who they are. It refers to one unspecific person in a group of things or people that we are choosing from. It has to be followed by of + determiner + noun (phrase). Here are some examples:
We know that
'Some one of the workers' means 'one of the workers.'
Someone is 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: