Exercise 3

Fill in the gaps with something, anything, nothing, everything, someone, anyone, no one, everyone, somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, everywhere.

1 We have looked for Mike but we can't find him . Do you know where he is?

2 called you this morning, but I don't know who.

3 I didn't go yesterday. I stayed home all day.

4 I don't know in the class yet, but I know most of them.

5 I'm sorry but I can't help you. I don't know about Napoleon.

6 He's behaving very strangely. is wrong with him, but I don't know what.

7 was there when I arrived. I was the only person there.

8 Have you seen my wallet? I can't find it .

9 We lost, so there is to celebrate today. Let's go home.

10 The police thought they were hiding in the house, but they didn't find hiding in that house.


 

 

Something, anything, nothing, etc. – grammar chart

 
Something, anything, nothing, etc.

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some- in affirmative sentences

 
We normally use something, somebody/someone, somewhere in affirmative sentences.

  • Look! There’s something under that chair.
  • Somebody called you yesterday.

 

any- in negative and interrogative sentences

 
We use anything, anybody/anyone, anywhere in negative sentences and questions.

  • There isn’t anybody in the house.
  • Is there anybody here?

But we often use something, somebody/someone, somewhere in requests and in offers, i.e. when we ask for something or offer something to someone.

  • Can somebody help me?
  • Would you like something to eat?

 

no- with affirmative verbs

 
We use nobody/no one, nothing, nowhere in sentences with an affirmative verb.

  • The sun was in my eyes and I could see nobody. (NOT I couldn’t see nobody.)
  • ‘Where have you been?’ ‘Nowhere.’

 

every- means ‘all’

 
We use everybody/everyone, everything, everywhere when we mean ‘all the people’, ‘all the things’ or ‘(in) all the places’.

  • Everybody in my class has passed the exam.’
  • ‘From the top of the mountain, we could see everything.’
  • ‘There were insects everywhere.’

 

Singular verbs

 
We use singular verbs with all these words.

  • Everything is expensive nowadays.
  • Everyone was tired.
  • Has someone seen my glasses

 

Something, anyone, nowhere, etc. + adjective

 
We can use an adjective (nice, wrong, etc.) after somethinganything, etc.

  • Can’t we go somewhere quiet?
  • I didn’t do anything wrong.

 

Something, anyone, nowhere, etc. + to infinitive

 
We can use to + infinitive after somethinganything, etc.

  • We didn’t have anywhere to go
  • I need something to do.  I’m bored.