An Indefinite Pronoun does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. Mostly, Indefinite Pronouns are singular or plural while some of them, however, can be singular and plural.
Something: An object that is unspecified, not known or stated.
Nothing: Not any object.
Something is used in singular, positive sentences. The structure is as follows:
Positive clause + something.
We use Nothing like a subject of a sentence or question. We cannot use Nothing with negative sentences because Nothing already has a negative meaning. The structure is as follows:
Nothing + verb + complementary.
- I need something like a microwave.
- Something smells terrible in the gas oven.
- Right now, nothing is in good state.
- There is nothing clean in the house.
Something means a thing that is unspecified. It is used in positive sentences.
Nothing means no single object.
An Indefinite Pronoun does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. Indefinite Pronoun Something is used to describe an indefinite quantity and Nothing is used to describe no single object.
- The structure for Something is as follows: Positive clause + something (e.g. There is something in the fridge.);
- The structure for Nothing is as follows: Nothing + verb + complementary (e.g. There is nothing in the fridge.).
— “There is something in the fridge.” = Something is used to describe a singular noun.
— “There is nothing in the fridge.” = Nothing is used to indicate the absence of an object.
Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.