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indefinite pronoun

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noun Grammar.

a pronoun, as English some, any, somebody, that leaves unspecified the identity of its referent.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of indefinite pronoun

First recorded in 1720–30
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indefinite pronoun

noun

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