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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region X-Northern Mindanao
Division of Iligan City
Northeast II-A District
Dalipuga, Iligan City

Module in English VI
Use Verb that Agrees With the Indefinite Pronoun
Sequence Events From a Given Selection

Authors:
GERLY PALER FABRICANTE
Kabacsanan ES English Coordinator

MARIA DEL A. CORTEZ


Tabunan ES English Coordinator

MELANIE E. VERANO-MABANTA
Dalipuga CS English Coordinator

REGENE M. CARCASONA
Linanot ES English Coordinator

I. INTRODUCTION

This module is especially designed to help pupils learn and use the English language
efficiently and effectively. This focuses on indefinite pronouns and verbs that agree with
indefinite pronouns.

The series of exercises are all carefully selected and designed according to the
learners needs, interests, and experiences. This module will surely enable the learners to
acquire mastery and boost their confidence in answering grammar quizzes and tests.
II. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

This module aims to develop mastery among the learners in identifying indefinite
pronouns and using verbs that agree with indefinite pronouns.
III. LEARNING CONCEPTS
An indefinite pronoun does not refer to
any particular person, place or thing.
It is vague, not definite.
Some indefinite pronouns are always
singular, always plural, while
others are either singular or plural.

Indefinite pronouns that are always singular


are the following:
another
everybody

anyone
anybody

anything
everything

either

each

everyone

much nobody
nothing
little neither
no one
one
other somebody

Examples:
Everybody needs a friend.
No one is allowed to stay in the campus after 6
P.M.
Neither of these two reports is acceptable.

Those that are either singular or plural


are the following:
All

Any More

MostNone

Some

The pronouns all, any, more, most,


none, some are singular when they
refer to mass nouns.
Ex. All mail has been delivered earlier.
Some milk is needed for this
recipe.
When all, any, more, most, none and
some refer to count nouns, their
number depends on the number of the
noun they replace.
Ex. Some of the students are
participating in the program.
Any picture is acceptable for this

Lets Practice !

A. Complete each sentence with an appropriate verb in the present tense. Underline the
correct verb.
1. Everyone (is, are) part of the carabao cart relay.
2. The players are ready, and each (has, have) a chance to play.
3. Everyone (has, have) a good view of the field.
4. Something unexpected often (happen, happens).

5. Nobody (believes, believe) in the decision of the judges.


6. No one (is, are) able to ignore the excitement.
7. Other pupils (choose, chooses) not to play.
8. Something (has, have ) made me happy.
9. Neither of the girls (is, are) going to the parade.
10. Somebody (is, are) going bake a cake.

B. Underline the appropriate verb in the present tense to complete the sentence.
1. Both Ann and Eloisa (is, are) cheering for your team.
2. Few of the spectators (leave, leaves) early.
3. Many of us (go, goes) together to the victory.
4. Few (sing, sings) like professional.
5. Others (speak, speaks) many languages with ease.
6. Many villagers (go, goes) to church daily.
7. Both (feel, feels) happy about their class success.
8. Many (is, are) cheerful in Iligan City.
9. Several (is, are) trained to do special surgery using a new equipment.
10. Both (is, are) new doctors.
11. All (care, cares) about their schools battle for the championship team.
12. None of their joy (is, are) hidden.
13. Most of the players (like, likes) to celebrate.
14. Most of the milk (are, is) nutritious.
15. Most Filipinos (like, likes) basketball as sport.

Remember:
Singular indefinite pronouns used singular personal pronouns like he,
his, him, she, her, it.
Ex. Someone threw his sandwich outside the window.
Everyone is encouraged to bring his family to the picnic.
Plural indefinite pronouns used plural personal pronouns like they,
their, them.
Ex. Several have bought their tickets to the concert in advance.
Many of them did not do their assignment today.

Lets Practice!
A. Encircle the appropriate pronoun to complete each sentence.
1. (Everybody, All) is concerned about the disappearance of carabaos.
2. (Each, Everyone) pupil had the chance to visit the carabao center.
3. (Many, All) are against the new policy. Only few favour it.
4. (Several, One) are also lost due to the increasing need of consumer for carabeef.
5. (Both, Some) Patrick and Erick joined the contest.
6. (Anyone, Anything, Somebody) is possible if you work hard for it.
7. Rudeness and dishonesty appeal to (some, each, anything.)
8. If (no one, someone, few) gives us favors, we should not forget it.
9. (Someone, All, Something) should be done to promote desirable traits.
10. (Anything, Few, Everyone) should be willing to help a person in need.

11. (All, Everyone) are preparing for the educational trip.


12. Not (everyone, some) is willing to take the risk.
13. (Nobody, Many) are interested in joining the contest.
14. (Few, Somebody) manage to take defeat without hurting.
15. (Some, Each) pupils are not happy about the result of the competition.
B. Fill in each blank with the correct pronoun. Choose your correct answer in the box.
he

his

him

he

her

it

they their them

1. Everybody did ____________ best for each one wanted to win in the contest.
2. Many performed __________ parts well, but not all of them won.
3. A few were able to write _______________ answers.
4-5. Nobody committed mistakes in __________ experiment, for all of _______ prepared
well.
6. Everybody felt that ____________ part was as important as that of the others.
7. Several of the students make sure that __________ effort would not be wasted.
8. All showed ______ appreciation for each members participation.
9. Few of the pupils did not make _______ project.
10. Each participant willingly gave __________ contribution to the campaign.
11. Both Sheila and Liza are good in _____ performances.
12. Neither James nor his friends gave ______ contribution.
13. Only a few parents did not give ______ opinions.
14. Carl managed to put everything in _______ place.
15. Either Liza or Jing will share ________ talents in drawing.

Evaluation

Exercise 1
A. Underline the indefinite pronouns in the following paragraph.
I went on another trip last week. Few have visited the park I saw, because everyone
visits the museum. I saw something moving in the woods, but could not see it clearly. Then
there was more movement and everybody saw it. Either could have been a bear or both were
just the wind. Nobody could figure it out, but we had many guesses. The scenery there was
gorgeous; one could see for miles. Anybody would love that one view of the valley because
nothing is more beautiful.
B. Read the following sentences. Identify the indefinite pronoun in each. Write your
correct answer on a sheet of paper.
1. Anyone is always welcome in Filipino homes.
2. Anything is possible if you work hard for it.
3. Somebody wants to have a Filipino pen pal.
4. Everybody loves to see the beautiful countryside.
5. Everyone is willing to help a person in need.
6. Filipinos are generally trustful. They accept anybody who comes their way.
7. Rudeness and dishonesty appeal to nobody.
8. In a Filipino home, no one experiences being ignored.
9. Something should be done to promote our desirable traits.
10. Someone exhibited a weakness. Nobody is perfect.

Exercise 2
A. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate indefinite pronoun. Write your answers on a
piece of paper.
1. ______ who visits the Philippines usually comes back for a second visit.
2. ______ says Filipinos are very lucky to have a rich and beautiful country.
3. In a Filipino family, _____ loves one another.
4. In a Filipino home, ______ is welcome anytime.
5. _____ once called us lovely people of a lovely country.
6. Filipinos try to make ______ feel happy and comfortable.
7. Our forefathers tried not to do _____ dishonest.

8. If ______ gives us favors, we dont forget it.


9. _____ can say Filipinos lack courage.
10. Filipinos are also lovers of ______ beautiful.

B. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs in parenthesis
1. Everybody in the class (seem, seems) to be excited about the trip.
2. No one but Aunt Lulu and Uncle Tom (know, knows) about my secret.
3. Everything (has, have) been set for the coronation night of Miss Sto. Nino.
4. Mr. Adolfo said, Nobody (is, are) exempted from doing community work.
5. Neither of the girls (play, plays) the piano.
6. One of Rowenas dogs (has, have) had puppies.
7. Nobody (knows, know) the winners yet.
8. Everyone (buy, buys) fish, meat and vegetables at the market.
9. Someone (is, are) using my pen.
10. One of our trucks (is, are) needed by the men to help the flood victims.
11. Several men (was, were) called to a meeting at the Barangay Hall last Tuesday.
12. Each of us (has, have) his own particular ideas and interests.
13. Some individuals (is, are) highly talented in music and art.
14. Someone (stand, stands) in the doorway.
15. One of the guests (helps, help) the children.
16. Some of the responsibility (was, were) yours.
17. Both (wishes, wish) to help with the scenery.
18. Most of the workers (has, have) left the building.
19. Neither of the girls (likes, like) chocolate pudding.
20. Few (has, have) time for other activities.
21. Any of this clothing (is, are) ready for the volunteers.
22. None of the weather report (has, have) changed since this morning.
23. Neither Bambi nor her sisters (has, have) studied Spanish.
24. Both the teachers and the principal (attends, attend) the school dances.
25. Either violins or a piano (plays, play) during the dinner.
26. Neither family responsibilities nor illness (has, have) kept Mrs. Pascua from her job
as a mail
Exercise 3

carrier.

Directions: Each item consists of a question followed by four options in letters A, B, C, and
D. Choose your answer from the four options and then, on your Answer Sheet, blacken the
circle of the item number that corresponds to your answer.
Choose the letter of the correct answer.
1. Everyone ____ a unique personality.
A. is

B. has

C. are

D. have

2. Some of the deaf ____ how to use sign language.


A. know

B. knows

C. knews

D. Known

3. Nobody ____ that he really saw an angel.


A. believe

B. believes

C. believer

D. believing

4. Both the lame and the blind ____ blessed with the sense of hearing.
A. is

B. has

C. are

D. was

5. Somebody ___ on talking about his wonderful experience in the concert.


A. keep
C. was kept

B. keeps
D. kept

6. _____ of the children will join the fieldtrip this year due to economic crisis.
A. Few

B. Many

C. Several

D. Nobody

7. Carla is alone in the house and _____ takes care of her.


A. everybody

B. somebody

C. no one

D. someone

8. ____are invited to attend the party.


A. Everyone

B. Somebody

C. All

D. Everybody

9. ______ Janet and John are going to attend the childrens Sunday Mass.

A. Both

B. Each

C. Neither

D. Either

10. Everybody _______ to visit our wonderful country.


A. wish

B. wishes

C. wished

D. wishs

11. Its the day of the town fiesta. Everyone _____ busy preparing for the event.
A. am

B. are

C. is

D. were

12. Everybody _______ that this is the most awaited time of the year.
A. knew

B. knows

C. known

D. knowned

13. Several officials __________ the proposal of declaring this as a holiday.


A. support

B. supports

C. supporting

D. none of the above

14. Somebody in the fiesta preparation committee ___________ to invite a famous magician
to grace the affair.
A. decide

B. deciding

C. decides

D. none of the above

15. Both of my aunts from America _______ coming to experience our towns fiesta
celebration.
A. is

B. are

C. am

D. was

16. No one _________ what he says.


A. believes

B. believe

C. believed

D. believing

17. Everything ________ on smoothly during the concert.


A. go

B. goes

C. gone

D. going

18. A few _____ at the beach already in the wee hours of the morning.

A. is

B. are

C. am

D. was

19. Most of them _____ him as a singer.


A. admire

B. admirer

C. admires

D. admiring

20. All ____ having a good time.


A. is

B. was

C. are

D. am

21. Each of us _______ here to work.


A. is

B. were

C. are

D. am

22. Many ____ joining the contest.


A. is

B. are

C. was

D. am

23. Several ____ been seated in the audience.


A. were

B. Has

C. have

D. was

24. Everyone _____ invited to attend the program.


A. were

B. have

C. is

D. has

25. Someone ______ if the trip is worth it.


A. love

B. asked

C. asks

D. ask

26. Someone _______ to collect shells.


A. love

B. loving

C. loves

D. lovely

27. Each pupil ______ some herbal plants.

A. bring

B. bringing

C. brings

D. none of the above

28. Many ______ afraid of long trips.


A. are

B. was

C. is

D. have

29. All the boys _____ in the garden.


A. was

B. are

C. is

D. have

30. Everybody _____ surely satisfied with the presentation.


A. is

B. goes

C. go

d. are

31. All of them ______ that he is a kind and humble person.


A. believing

B. believes

C. believe

D. none of the above

32. Some kids ______ the little boy who is playing alone.
A. tease

B. teases

C. teasing

D. none of the above

33. Some ______ cultivating the soil for planting.


A. is

B. was

C. are

D. has

34. Several children _____ pulling the weeds.


A. is

B. are

C. was

D. has

35. Nobody _____ to pay attention because they are busy.


A. want

B. wanting

C. wants

D. wanted

36. Anything that you say _____ matter to him anymore.

A. dont

B. do

C. doesnt

D. does

37. Somebody ______ looking for you.


A. is

B. am

C. are

D. will

38. Somebody _________ me of you.


A. remind

B. reminding

C. reminds

D. reminder

39. Nobody _____ for the old woman.


A. care

B. caring

C. cares

D. careful

40. Everything ______ ready.


A. was

B. am

C. were

D. will

41. Few ________ done the assignment.


A. has

B. will

C. have

D. shall

42. Many _____ paid the amount.


A. has

B. was

C. have

D. were

43. All ______ happy to see you.


A. is

B. are

C. am

D. will

44. Most of the girls _______ lost the needed confidence.


A. has

B. am

C. have

D. shall

45. Some of the visitors _______ arrived late.

A. has

B. am

C. have

D. are

46. Everybody ______ asked to remain quiet.


A. was

B. has

C. were

D. have

47. Neither he nor I ______ Chinese.


A. speaks

B. spoken

C. speaks

D. speaking

48. Several of the sheep _____ asleep.


A. is

B. will

C. are

D. shall

49. One of the glasses ______ broken.


A. is

B. has

C. are

D. have

50. Everyone in the class ______ hard to pass.


A. try

B. trying

C. tries

D. none of the above

51. Somebody _______ on putting notes on my desk.


A. keep

B. keeping

C. keeps

D. keeped

52. Nobody ______ who is writing the notes.


A. know

B. knows

C. knowing

D. known

53. All the letters _____ the same thing.


A. ask

B. asking

C. asks

D. is asking

54. Each _______ me to the Valentines Day Dance.


A. invite

B. inviting

C. invites

D. are inviting

55. Most ______ typed on white paper.


A. is

B. am

C. are

D. will

56. However, one ______ written by hand in green ink.


A. was

B. will

C. were

D. shall

57. Everybody ______ a theory about the mysterious writer.


A. has

B. will

C. have

D. shall

58. Many ______ Pedro Rosales might be the author.


A. think

B. thinking

C. thinks

D. is thinking

59. Others _______ at the writers shyness.


A. smile

B. smiling

C. smiles

D. is smiling

60. Certainly, someone _______ to step forward before the dance.


A. has

B. is

C. have

D. are

Apply Your Skills Again


Replace the italicized expressions with the words at the left. Make changes in the verb, if
necessary.
(Everybody) 1. The children enjoy reading success stories.
(Everyone)

2. The girls are members of the Book Lovers Club.

(Somebody) 3. Sonia is reading in the library now.


(each one)

4. Why are the club members busy?

(No one)

5. Mrs. Alegre wants to close the library.

(All)

6. My friends are still in the library.

(everything) 7. Were the books lost?

(Someone)

8. The hobbyist are here to read books, too.

(Anybody)

9. The librarians are happy about the library users.

(anyone)

10. Are all the boys inside?

References:

Abad, Lourdes Santiago, English Communication 1. Manila: Sta. Teresa Publishing House.
Angeles, Evelyn B.; Galapon, Agnes P.; Relente, Carmelita A.; Santos, Rodelio T.; Rainbow in
English 4. Quezon City: Vibal Publishing House, Inc. 2007.