Compound nouns are nouns made up of two or more words. The words that make up a compound noun are words that can stand alone. Compound nouns with "some", "any", "no" are most often used with "thing", "body", "one", and "where".Some
A compound noun with "some" indicates that a person, place, or thing is not known or stated. It is often used with "thing", "body", "one", and "where". It is generally used in positive sentences and questions.
- There is something under the bed.
- Somebody is knocking on the door.
- Someone is waiting to see you.
- I put my keys somewhere and now I can't find them.
- Do you want to eat something?
- Is somebody at the door?
- Is someone at the door?
A compound noun with "any" indicates that a person, place, or thing is not known or stated. It is often used with "thing", "body", "one", and "where". It is generally used in negative sentences and questions.
- He doesn't know anything about the incident.
- He doesn't know anybody at the party.
- He doesn't know anyone at the party.
- He didn't go anywhere all weekend.
- Did anyone turn in the wallet?
- Is there anything to eat?
- Did you go anywhere this weekend?
A compound noun with "no" indicates that there is no person, place, or thing. It is often used with "thing", "body", "one", and "where".
- They did nothing about the problem.
- Nobody cared about what happened.
- They are going nowhere.
- No one cares about me.
Directions: Choose the correct answer.
1) __________ is in the restroom.
2) Is there __________ to eat?
3) __________ is nice to her.
4) I want to go __________ warm.
5) Does __________ on the plane speak German?
6) There is __________ to do here.
Directions: Select the correct sentence.
1) a. I can't find my keys anywhere.
b. I can't find my keys somewhere.
2) a. Something is wrong with the car.
b. Anything is wrong with the car.
3) a. There is anything in this box.
b. There is nothing in this box.
4) a. Nobody knows where she is.
b. Anybody knows where she is.
5) a. Is there nobody who understands Chinese in this class?
b. Is there anybody who understands Chinese in this class?
6) a. Let's go somewhere fun!
b. Let's go nowhere fun!
7) a. Do you have nothing to say?
b. Do you have anything to say?
8) a. Are you waiting for nobody?
b. Are you waiting for somebody?
Quiz 1 Answers
1) a. Someone
2) b. anything
3) a. Nobody
4) b. somewhere
5) a. anybody
6) a. nothing
Quiz 2 Answers