Grammar Video|Pre-Int|25. Something, anything, nothing, etc.


Something, Anything, Nothing, etc.

Pre-Intermediate

There’s nothing interesting on TV, so I’m going to read something. Are you doing anything interesting tonight?

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Examples

Ann needed to find something to wear to her date with Paul. But she couldn’t find anything suitable in her closet. There was nothing that could fit her. She had to buy something new.

Nobody came to Jeff’s party because he didn’t tell anyone the date of the party.

Forms

People

Some / any / no + body / one

I saw somebody on the roof.

Do you know anyone famous?

Things

Some / any / no + thing

She didn’t buy anything. There is nothing to eat.

Places

Some / any / no + where

Have you seen my keys anywhere?

I want to go somewhere warm.


Usage

🔹Use words with some in positive sentences to talk about non-specific things, people, etc.

I’d like something to drink, please.

Someone is at the door.

🔹Use words with any in negative sentences and questions to talk about non-specific things, people, etc.

Has anybody seen my keys?

I can’t find my dog anywhere.

🔹Not + anyone / anybody / anything, etc = no one / nobody / nothing, etc.

There is nothing to do in this town.

I have nobody to talk to.

! Negative verb + anything / anybody = Positive verb + nothing / nobody

I didn’t hear anything = I heard nothing

I don’t know anyone in this town. = I know no one in this town.

Complete the sentences with somebody, anybody or nobody


Complete the sentences with something, anything or nothing


Complete the sentences with somewhere, anywhere or nowhere

Fill the gaps with somebody, anybody, nobody, something, anything and nothing

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  1. 1. Grammar video|Pre-Int|1. May or Might
  2. 2. Grammar video|Pre-Int|2. Modal Verbs (Have to, Don't have to, Must, Mustn't)
  3. 3. Grammar video|Pre-Int|3. Should, shouldn't
  4. 4. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|4. Questions With and Without Auxiliaries
  5. 5. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|5. Word Order in Questions
  6. 6. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|6. Conjunctions
  7. 7. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|7. Relative Clauses
  8. 8. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|8. Reported Speech
  9. 9. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|9. Expressing Movements
  10. 10. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|10. Passive voice
  11. 11. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|11. Phrasal Verbs
  12. 12. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|12. So Neither + Auxiliary
  13. 13. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|13. Used to
  14. 14. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|14. Uses of the infinitive
  15. 15. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|15. Verb + ing
  16. 16. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|16. Present Simple
  17. 17. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|17. Past Simple
  18. 18. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|18. Present Continuous
  19. 19. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|19. Past Continuous
  20. 20. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|20. Present Perfect
  21. 21. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|21. Be going to
  22. 22. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|22. Will
  23. 23. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|23. Present Continuous for Future
  24. 24. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|24. Quantifiers
  25. 25. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|25. Something, anything, nothing, etc.
  26. 26. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|26. Comparatives
  27. 27. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|27. Superlatives
  28. 28. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|28. First Conditional
  29. 29. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|29. Second Conditional
  30. 30. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|30. Past Perfect Simple