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    What are these in English? All, some, none

    1. All of the balls are yellow.
    2. Some of the balls are yellow.
    3. None of the balls are yellow.

    How do we call these "All", "Some", and "None" in English? I think they are not comparative or superlative adjectives. Right?



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    Re: What are these in English? All, some, none

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    1. All of the balls are yellow.
    2. Some of the balls are yellow.
    3. None of the balls are yellow.

    How do we call these "All", "Some", and "None" in English? I think they are not comparative or superlative adjectives. Right?

    Right. They are pronouns.

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    Re: What are these in English? All, some, none

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    Right. They are pronouns.
    Are they indefinite pronouns?

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    Re: What are these in English? All, some, none

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    Are they indefinite pronouns?
    They can be called that. However, in your sentences, the referent is explained in the following prepositional phrases.

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    Re: What are these in English? All, some, none

    I read this on the web:
    "Indefinite pronouns are words which replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace."


    But I notice I have a noun in my statement:

    Some of the balls are yellow.

    Are you talking about this thing? So, in my case: "without specifying which noun they replace" is false?

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    Re: What are these in English? All, some, none

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    I read this on the web:
    "Indefinite pronouns are words which replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace."


    But I notice I have a noun in my statement:

    Some of the balls are yellow.

    Are you talking about this thing? So, in my case: "without specifying which noun they replace" is false?
    You can look at it both ways. That is why I added the "however" sentence.

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