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    Anything noun or pronoun?

    Have you anything to declare?
    Is 'anything' really a noun rather than a pronoun? Detail explanation will be appreciated.

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    Re: Noun or Pronoun

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/anything
    If the dictionary is correct, I think it is a pronoun.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Anything noun or pronoun?

    I have changed your thread title, Mithur.

    What makes you think 'anything' is a noun?

    Click here and bookmark the OneLook site for future reference.

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    Re: Anything noun or pronoun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    What makes you think 'anything' is a noun?
    Well, the box on the right of the screen in your link HERE shows that it is a noun meaning "a thing of any kind." The example sentence given is the exact sentence the OP used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Anything noun or pronoun?

    Well, I found it that way in another online dictionary. I'm convinced with other two cases but this one.
    Anything might happen. (pronoun)
    He is not anything like his father. (adverb)

    I appreciate!

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    #6

    Re: Anything noun or pronoun?

    Fair enough.

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