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indefinite pronoun

noun, Grammar.
a pronoun, as English some, any, somebody, that leaves unspecified the identity of its referent.
Origin of indefinite pronoun
First recorded in 1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The indefinite pronoun it is also used as an introductory word, to introduce a sentence in much the same manner as there.

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    Marian Wharton
  • Hit is frequently employed as an indefinite pronoun of all genders, and is plural as well as singular.

British Dictionary definitions for indefinite pronoun

indefinite pronoun

(grammar) a pronoun having no specific referent, such as someone, anybody, or nothing
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