Relative pronouns

Relative pronouns berguna untuk menghubungkan kalimat utama dan anak kalimat. Kalimat utama adalah kalimat yang bisa berdiri sendiri sedangkan anak kalimat fungsinya hanya menjelaskan atau menerangkan noun yang ada di dalam kalimat utama. Anak kalimat yang diawali dengan relative pronouns ini disebut sebagai adjective clause atau relative clause.


Dr Endang, who lectured at UGM for more than 12 years, should have known the difference.

Kalimat di atas merupakan gabungan dari dua buah kalimat yaitu kalimat utama dan anak kalimat dengan relative pronouns who sebagai penghubung:

  • Kalimat utama: Dr Endang should have known the difference.
  • Anak kalimat: Dr Endang lectured at UGM for more than 12 years.
  • Relative pronouns: who
  • Nouns: Dr Endang

Anak kalimat di atas berguna untuk menerangkan mengenai [Dr Endang] yang ada pada kalimat utama.

Pada anak kalimat di atas, [Dr Endang] memiliki posisi sebagai subject dan akan digantikan oleh relative pronouns who.

Kata yang termasuk relative pronouns yaitu: who, whom, whose, which dan that.

Relative pronouns berdasarkan kata yang digantikan:

  • Who dan whom digunakan untuk orang.
  • Whose digunakan untuk kepemilikan.
  • Which digunakan untuk benda.
  • That digunakan untuk benda dan orang (tidak resmi).

Walaupun that bisa digunakan untuk orang namun sebagian pembaca tidak senang bila that digunakan untuk orang. Oleh karena itu hindari menggunakan that untuk orang terutama dalam penulisan resmi seperti surat-menyurat. Kamu bisa menggunakan that untuk orang dalam kalimat percakapan atau situasi tidak resmi.

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh kalimat dengan relative pronouns (relative pronouns ditebalkan dan adjective clause diberi garis bawah):

  1. Dena, who is very kind, is my friend.
  2. He is the bank teller who helped us open an account.
  3. Her brother who works at the barbershop is a friend of mine.
  4. Her brother, who works at the barbershop, is a friend of mine.
  5. I am looking for someone who could give me a ride to Jakarta.
  6. I think anyone who speaks in public is nervous beforehand.
  7. I went to Malang with the girl who lives next door.
  8. I went to Surabaya with Irna, who lives next door.
  9. Liana, who is still at the airport, will arrive before 5 o’clock.
  10. Mr Arif, who is a doctor, lives on the corner.
  11. Mr Hendy, who is 56, has just retired.
  12. Ms Yayuk, who is very kind, is my aunt.
  13. My aunt, who was born overseas, has always been a great traveller.
  14. My mother, who called me this morning, says she is coming to visit me this week.
  15. People who are clever can always find a way.
  16. She’s the old lady who lent me her phone.
  17. That’s Fazlur, the boy who has just arrived at the airport.
  18. The girl who wore a white dress attracted everybody’s attention at the party.
  19. The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. (Mark Twain)
  20. The man who first saw the comet reported it as a UFO.
  21. The man who you saw in the house is my brother.
  22. The old lady who you have just spoken to is my teacher.
  23. The parents who we interviewed were all involved in education in some way.
  24. The person who called me last night is my cousin.
  25. The person who phoned me last night is my aunt.
  26. The woman who called me yesterday was my aunt.
  27. The woman who I saw yesterday was Aini.
  28. The woman who is talking to Windy is my mother.
  29. The woman who lives next door is a doctor.
  30. The world is a much sunnier place for people who have a positive attitude.
  31. This is the girl who comes from Bekasi.
  32. Tias, who has worked in Jakarta ever since leaving Bandung, will be starting a teaching course in February.
  33. Wulan, who I haven’t seen for ages, rang me this morning.
  34. I had an uncle in Surabaya whom I inherited a bit of money from.
  35. My cousin, whom I helped to install his computer, always forgets his password.
  36. She wrote to the person whom she had met last year.
  37. The man to whom you have just spoken is my teacher.
  38. The parents whom we interviewed were all involved in education in some way.
  39. This is Adhiet’s brother, with whom I went to school.
  40. This is Zeneth, whom you met at our house last month.
  41. Chefin, whose sister I used to shared a house with, has gone to work in Makassar.
  42. I have a friend whose dog is annoying.
  43. I talked to the woman whose car had broken down in front of the supermarket.
  44. My uncle, whose child you just met, is a doctor.
  45. Students whose parents are wealthy pay extra.
  46. The car, whose driver is a young man, is from Surabaya.
  47. The student whose phone just rang should stand up.
  48. The woman, whose father is a doctor, forgot her umbrella.
  49. There was me and there was Sarah, whose party it was, and then there were three other people.
  50. This is Nico, whose brother went to school with me.
  51. Another activity which I have chosen is photography.
  52. I cannot forget the song which they played yesterday.
  53. I saw the cat which ate the sandwich.
  54. It was the same picture which I saw at the library.
  55. My bike, which I bought yesterday, was stolen.
  56. Pizza, which many of us enjoy, can be messy.
  57. She won’t have much time to prepare for the meeting, which is this morning.
  58. The book which is on the table belongs to Chefin.
  59. The cafe, which sells the best coffee in town, has recently been closed.
  60. The car which hit me was red.
  61. The car which I drive is new.
  62. The carpets which you bought last month have gone moldy.
  63. The fruit which was put in the fruit bowl needs to be put in the picnic basket.
  64. The police are looking for the car of which the driver was masked.
  65. The supermarket which we visited last month is closed now.
  66. The theater, in which the play debuted, housed 500 people.
  67. This is the bank which accepted my identification.
  68. We didn’t bring the receipt, which was a big mistake.
  69. We drove past my old school, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
  70. We had a lovely meal at the place which Chefin recommended.
  71. A person that you don’t trust won’t trust you either.
  72. Another activity that I have chosen is photography.
  73. He blamed himself for everything that had happened.
  74. He is the kind of person that will never let you down.
  75. I am looking for someone that could give me a ride to Jakarta.
  76. I cannot remember the hotel that we stayed at.
  77. I had an uncle in Jakarta that I inherited a bit of money from.
  78. I think anyone that speaks in public is nervous beforehand.
  79. Pizza is all that she wants.
  80. She went to the school that my mother went to.
  81. The 7.30 is the train that you need to get.
  82. The bike that I bought yesterday was stolen.
  83. The cafe that sells the best coffee in town has recently been closed.
  84. The car that hit me was blue.
  85. The car that I drive is new.
  86. The house that Fariz built is large.
  87. The library did not have the book that I wanted.
  88. The parents that we interviewed were all involved in education in some way.
  89. The person that phoned me last night is my mother.
  90. The police usually ask for every detail that helps identify the missing person.
  91. This is the cake that Caroline baked.
  92. This is the house that had a great decoration.

Berdasarkan subject dan object:

  • Who digunakan untuk mengganti subject dan object (tidak resmi).
  • Whom digunakan untuk mengganti object (resmi).
  • Whose, which dan that bisa digunakan untuk mengganti subject maupun object.


Mrs Sofie, who is very kind, is my teacher.

  • Kalimat utama: Mrs Sofie is my teacher.
  • Anak kalimat: Mrs Sofie is very kind.

Pada anak kalimat di atas, [Mrs Sofie] memiliki posisi sebagai subject dan akan digantikan oleh relative pronouns who.

The person that phoned me last night is my mother.

  • Kalimat utama: The person is my mother.
  • Anak kalimat: The person phoned me last night.

Pada anak kalimat di atas, [The person] memiliki posisi sebagai subject dan akan digantikan oleh relative pronouns that.

The man who you saw in the house is my brother.

  • Kalimat utama: The man is my brother.
  • Anak kalimat: You saw the man in the house.

Pada anak kalimat di atas, [the man] memiliki posisi sebagai object dan akan digantikan oleh relative pronouns who.

The carpets which you bought last year have gone moldy.

  • Kalimat utama: The carpets have gone moldy.
  • Anak kalimat: You bought the carpets last year.

Pada anak kalimat di atas, [the carpets] memiliki posisi sebagai object dan akan digantikan oleh relative pronouns which.

Who dan whom memiliki arti yang sama namun berbeda dalam penggunaan.

Walaupun who bisa digunakan sebagai pengganti object namun who yang digunakan sebagai pengganti object tidak bisa digunakan untuk bahasa resmi. Sebaliknya, whom hanya bisa digunakan untuk bahasa resmi. Sangat jarang sekali ada yang memakai whom untuk bahasa tidak resmi seperti bahasa percakapan.


  1. The person whom I phoned last night is my mother.
  2. The person who I phoned last night are my mother.
  3. The person that I phoned last night is my mother.

Pada ketiga contoh di atas, relative pronouns whom, who dan that menggantikan object [The person].

Contoh 1 hanya digunakan untuk kondisi resmi, sedangkan contoh 2 dan 3 hanya digunakan untuk kondisi tidak resmi.

Berdasarkan arti atau makna dari anak kalimat maka anak kalimat bisa dibedakan menjadi dua yaitu [menjelaskan identitas] atau [memberi informasi tambahan].

1. Menjelaskan identitas


The lady who made your white dress is waiting inside.

Pada contoh di atas:

  • Kalimat utama: The lady is waiting inside.
  • Anak kalimat: who made your white dress.

Bila dilihat berdasarkan arti atau maknanya maka anak kalimat di atas menerangkan mengenai siapa [The lady] atau [The lady] yang mana yang dimaksud karena [The lady] yang dimaksud pada kalimat utama bisa siapa saja.

2. Memberi informasi tambahan


Mrs Anggia, who owns a boutique, is waiting inside.

Pada contoh di atas:

  • Kalimat utama: Mrs Anggia is waiting inside.
  • Anak kalimat: who owns a boutique.

Bila dilihat berdasarkan arti atau maknanya maka anak kalimat di atas hanya [memberi informasi tambahan] mengenai [Mrs Anggia]. Informasi tambahan tersebut tidaklah penting dan bisa dihilangkan tanpa mengganggu makna kalimat utama.

Perbedaan jenis anak kalimat antara [menjelaskan identitas] dan [memberi informasi tambahan] adalah pada penting atau tidak pentingnya anak kalimat. Anak kalimat yang penting disebut sebagai restrictive clause sedangkan anak kalimat yang tidak penting disebut sebagai non-restrictive clause.

Bila anak kalimat tidak dianggap penting maka anak kalimat akan masuk ke dalam kategori [memberi informasi tambahan] dan sebaliknya bila anak kalimat dianggap penting maka anak kalimat akan masuk ke dalam kategori [menjelaskan identitas].

Selain perbedaan di atas, berdasarkan penulisannya, anak kalimat yang [memberi informasi tambahan] harus ditulis di antara symbol koma [,]. Sebaliknya anak kalimat yang [menjelaskan identitas] tidak ditulis di dalam symbol koma.


  1. My sister who lives in Semarang bought a house.
  2. My sister, who lives in Semarang, bought a house.

Kedua contoh di atas bisa digunakan namun memiliki arti dan makna yang berbeda.

Pada contoh 1, anak kalimat memiliki arti atau makna [menjelaskan identitas] [My sister]. Sedangkan Pada contoh 2, anak kalimat memiliki arti atau makna hanya [memberi informasi tambahan] mengenai [My sister].

Anak kalimat pada contoh 1 sifatnya sangat penting untuk menjelaskan siapa itu [My sister]. Sedangkan anak kalimat pada contoh 2 sifatnya tidak penting hanya untuk [memberi informasi tambahan] sehingga anak kalimat pada contoh 2 bisa dihapus.

Asumsinya pada contoh 1 adalah dia memiliki banyak saudara perempuan kemudian oleh anak kalimat dijelaskan mengenai saudara perempuan yang mana yang dimaksud.

Sedangkan asumsi pada contoh 2 adalah dia hanya memiliki satu saudara perempuan dan oleh anak kalimat diberi informasi tambahan bahwa saudara perempuannya itu sekarang tinggal di Semarang. Berdasarkan asumsi tersebut maka kita bisa mengambil kesimpulan bahwa anak kalimat pada contoh 2 tidak menjelaskan saudara perempuan yang mana, anak kalimat hanya memberi informasi tambahan.

Khusus untuk anak kalimat dengan awal relative pronouns that hanya bisa digunakan untuk [menjelaskan identitas].

1. His car, which was very old, broke down after just one kilometres.
2. His car, that was very old, broke down after just one kilometres.

Contoh 1 di atas adalah contoh yang benar secara grammar sedangkan contoh 2 adalah contoh yang salah dan tidak bisa digunakan.

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive pronouns digunakan untuk menunjukkan kepunyaan.

Penggunaan possessive pronouns tergantung dari beberapa hal, diantaranya yaitu:

  • Possessive pronouns sebagai singular atau plural
  • Possessive pronouns sebagai pengganti orang laki-laki atau perempuan
  • Possessive pronouns sebagai pengganti orang pertama, kedua atau ketiga

Berikut ini adalah daftar kata personal pronouns:

Orang Jumlah Kelamin Personal Pronouns
Orang Pertama Singular Laki-laki/Perempuan mine
Orang kedua Singular Laki-laki/Perempuan yours
Orang ketiga Singular Laki-laki his
Orang ketiga Singular Perempuan hers
Orang pertama Plural Laki-laki/Perempuan ours
Orang kedua Plural Laki-laki/Perempuan yours
Orang ketiga Plural Laki-laki/Perempuan theirs

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh penggunaan possessive pronouns:

  1. The cat is mine.
  2. His car is faster than mine.
  3. This is my laptop. It’s mine.
  4. Priska’s car is red. Mine is green.
  5. This sandwich is mine but you can have it.
  6. Look at these pictures. Mine is the small one.
  7. I like your flowers. Do you like mine?
  8. If the books belong to me, they are my books. They are mine.
  9. The cat is yours.
  10. Their father gets along well with yours.
  11. I know this drink is yours but I need to drink something.
  12. I don’t like this family’s garage but I like yours.
  13. I looked everywhere for your passport. I found Zulfikar’s passport but I couldn’t find yours.
  14. If the house belongs to you, it is your house. It is yours.
  15. Each couple’s books are colour-coded. Yours are green.
  16. My flowers are dying. Yours are lovely.
  17. This book is mine, not yours.
  18. What’s mine is yours, my friend.
  19. The kids are yours and mine.
  20. All the essays were good but his was the best.
  21. This is my sister’s car. It’s his.
  22. The book next to the window is his.
  23. The car over there is his, but this one right here is [mine.
  24. If the watch belongs to him, it is his watch. It is [his.
  25. That laptop is hers.
  26. The pencil is hers.
  27. They say female canaries can’t sing. Well, hers can.
  28. Retno found his ticket but Dita couldn’t find hers.
  29. I think the cheese cookies at the party were hers.
  30. Asri finished [her homework early, but Putu did not do hers until later.
  31. The table belongs to my mother. It is hers.
  32. If the flowers belong to her, they are her flowers. They are hers.
  33. Dian likes to wear her hair short, while Dini prefers to wear hers long.
  34. I didn’t have my umbrella so Rina lent me hers.
  35. This is our car. It’s ours.
  36. The car on the corner is ours.
  37. Your photos are good. Ours are terrible.
  38. We shall finally have what is rightfully ours.
  39. If the car belongs to us, it is [our car. It is ours.
  40. Here is your bike. Ours is over there, where we left it.
  41. We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. (Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966)
  42. The laptop is theirs.
  43. Theirs are in the garden.
  44. That food is ours and not theirs.
  45. The money was really theirs for the taking.
  46. The house is theirs and its paint is flaking.
  47. These aren’t Arief and Bening’s children. Theirs have black hair.
  48. Danang and Winda don’t like your car. Do you like theirs?
  49. If the car belongs to them, it is their car. It is theirs.
  50. Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. (P J O’Rourke)

Possessive adjectives disebut juga sebagai possessive pronouns

Posessive adjectives adalah adjectives yang berguna untuk menunjukkan kepunyaan. Di dalam kalimat, posessive adjective diletakkan sebelum noun untuk menunjukkan kepunyaan siapa noun tersebut.

Kata yang termasuk possessive adjectives yaitu: my, your, his, her, its, our, their, whose.

Pronouns adalah kata yang mengganti noun. Karena possessive adjectives juga mengganti nouns maka possessive adjectives juga bisa digolongkan sebagai pronouns dan bisa juga disebut sebagai possessive pronouns.

Contoh 1:

This is Oktasari’s hat.

This is her hat. (Pada contoh terlihat possessive adjective her mengganti kata Oktasari yang merupakan sebuah noun. Oleh karena itu possessive adjectives disebut juga sebagai possessive pronouns).

This hat is hers. (Pada contoh terlihat possessive pronoun hers mengganti kata Oktasari’s hat).

Contoh 2:

Take Maya’s car to the concert.

Take her car to the concert. (Pada contoh terlihat possessive adjective her mengganti kata Maya yang merupakan sebuah noun. Oleh karena itu possessive adjectives disebut juga sebagai possessive pronouns).

Take hers to the concert. (Pada contoh terlihat possessive pronoun hers mengganti kata Maya’s car)

Personal Pronouns

Personal pronouns digunakan untuk mengganti benda, hewan atau orang.


Raymond bought a new camera three months ago. He absolutely loves it.

Pada kalimat kedua di atas ada dua buah personal pronouns, yaitu He dan it. Kata he mengganti kata Raymond dan kata it mengganti kata camera.

Penggunaan personal pronouns tergantung dari beberapa hal, diantaranya yaitu:

  • Personal pronouns sebagai subject atau object
  • Personal pronouns sebagai singular atau plural
  • Personal pronouns sebagai pengganti orang laki-laki atau perempuan
  • Personal pronouns sebagai pengganti orang pertama, kedua atau ketiga

Berikut ini adalah daftar kata personal pronouns:

Orang Jumlah Subject Object
Orang Pertama Singular I me
Orang kedua Singular you you
Orang ketiga Singular he/she/it him/her/it
Orang pertama Plural we us
Orang kedua Plural you you
Orang ketiga Plural they them

He/him digunakan untuk merujuk kepada laki-laki dan she/her untuk merujuk kepada perempuan. Saat kita tidak yakin apakah seseorang itu laki-laki atau perempuan maka kita bisa menggunakan they/them. Contoh:

  • This is Amadeo. He’s my brother. I don’t think you have met him.
  • This is Citra. She’s my sister. Have you met her before?
  • Talk to a teacher. Ask them to help you.
  • You could go to a friend. They might help you.

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh penggunaan personal pronouns sebagai subject:

  1. You are happy.
  2. You are late.
  3. You are my best student.
  4. Do you like ice-cream?
  5. I like ice-cream.
  6. I love learning Japanese!
  7. I like your dress.
  8. I really like spaghetti.
  9. Ninda and I are meeting in Jakarta in July.
  10. He runs fast.
  11. He is my cousin
  12. He is clever.
  13. He is from Jogja.
  14. He is running up and down the stairs.
  15. She has a nice voice.
  16. She is on holiday
  17. She forgot his laptop.
  18. Novi did not come to school yesterday. She had to go to the doctor
  19. She is dreaming.
  20. She is riding his bike.
  21. She has got a sister.
  22. She often reads until late at night.
  23. Come look at my cat! She has climbed to the top of that tree.
  24. It doesn’t work.
  25. It is raining
  26. It was on the the refrigerator.
  27. It is easy to understand.
  28. It is Blue.
  29. We have to leave soon.
  30. We went home.
  31. We live in Australia.
  32. Should we go jogging before or after breakfast?
  33. Is it ok if we finish early today?
  34. We are watching TV.
  35. We would love for you to join us.
  36. Do you need a table for four?
  37. Would you prefer ice-cream or peppermint tea?
  38. They all cleaned up together.
  39. They come from Bandung.
  40. They all lived happily ever after.
  41. They won the league.
  42. I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included.
  43. They are on the wall.
  44. They are in the lobby.

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh penggunaan personal pronouns sebagai object:

  1. Yayuk helped me.
  2. Can you help me please?
  3. Can they hear me?
  4. She is waiting for me.
  5. Stop laughing at me.
  6. Arif loves you.
  7. I can see you.
  8. I will wait for you.
  9. I’ll get it for you.
  10. Did Haryo beat him?
  11. Abe went with her.
  12. Ratri said she wants to marry him.
  13. She doesn’t like him.
  14. Give it to him.
  15. I told him to stay home and study instead of going out.
  16. Does Maryam know her?
  17. What’s wrong with him?
  18. I saw her in town yesterday.
  19. Krisna knows her.
  20. Why are you looking at her?
  21. I want him to listen.
  22. Can the man fix it?
  23. Who broke it?
  24. Please pick up that piece of paper and take it with you.
  25. Bluher drove us.
  26. He will email us tomorrow.
  27. Don’t take it from us.
  28. Did Orig and Kania beat you at doubles?
  29. Is anyone sitting next to you?
  30. Orig and Kania beat them.
  31. Ricky gave them the letter.
  32. I will take them.
  33. We saw them in campus yesterday, but they didn’t see [us.
  34. I’ll speak to them.
  35. Where are the reports? I thought I gave them to you.
  36. Ask them if they will be joining us.

Interrogative Pronouns

Interrogative pronouns digunakan untuk bertanya.

Kata yang termasuk interrogative pronouns yaitu: who, whom, whose, which, dan what (Kata Whoever, whomever, whichever, dan whatever juga bisa digunakan sebagai interrogative pronouns walaupun jarang digunakan).

Kata who, whom dan which berguna untuk menggantikan orang sedangkan kata what dan which berguna untuk menggantikan hewan dan benda.

Berikut ini adalah contoh penggunaan kata interrogative pronouns:

  1. Who are you?
  2. Who called last night?
  3. Who came last night?
  4. Who is dancing?
  5. Who is laughing at me?
  6. Who is the villain here?
  7. Who is there?
  8. Who opened the refrigerator?
  9. Who said that?
  10. Who told you to do that?
  11. Who told you?
  12. Who was embarrassed the most?
  13. Who will design the new logo?
  14. Who won the race?
  15. Whom do I ask for at the desk?
  16. Whom do you suggest we nominate for class president?
  17. Whom did you call?
  18. Whom did you tell?
  19. Whom shall we ask?
  20. Whom were you speaking with this morning?
  21. Once you learn to speak Japanese, whom are you going to talk to?
  22. To whom are you speaking?
  23. To whom did you give the note?
  24. To whom was that said?
  25. Whose are these books?
  26. Whose camera is this?
  27. Whose is this?
  28. Whose question was that?
  29. Whose car is this?
  30. Whose socks are those?
  31. Whose watch is this?
  32. Which belongs to her?
  33. Which came first?
  34. Which did you buy?
  35. Which do you prefer?
  36. Which horse won the race?
  37. Which is the greater?
  38. Which is your coat?
  39. which jacket should I wear?
  40. Which keys are yours?
  41. Which of these two do you prefer?
  42. Which teacher said that?
  43. What are you talking about?
  44. What did you say?
  45. What do you want for your birthday?
  46. What do you want?
  47. What does the man want?
  48. What is that?
  49. What is the number on the door?
  50. What is your favorite color?
  51. What is your secret?
  52. What movie did you go to see last night?
  53. What’s happened?
  54. What’s your phone number?

Interrogative pronouns dengan akhiran -ever biasanya digunakan untuk memberi tekanan atau menunjukkan keterjutan.

  1. Whoever would want to eat such a gross thing?
  2. Whoever would want to do such a nasty thing?

Indefinite Pronouns

Penjelasan Indefinite Pronouns

Bila kita menggunakan demonstrative pronouns untuk menunjukkan sesuatu secara jelas maka indefinite pronouns adalah kebalikannya.

Indefinite pronouns digunakan untuk menunjukkan sesuatu secara tidak jelas. Secara tidak jelas maksudnya adalah benda yang ditunjuk tidak diketahui namanya, cirinya atau jumlahnya. Lihat contoh di bawah ini.

Somebody must have seen the driver leave.
(Indefinite pronouns = somebody. Somebody menunjuk kepada seseorang yang kita tidak tahu siapa dia)

Everyone looked at me.
(Indefinite pronouns = everyone. Everyone menunjuk kepada semua orang yang kita tidak tahu siapa dia)

Kata yang termasuk indefinite pronouns yaitu: all, another, any, anyone/anybody, anything, both, each, either, enough, everything, everyone/everybody, few, fewer, less, little, many, much, more, most, neither, nobody, none, no one, nothing, one, other, others, several, some, someone/somebody, something, such.

Singular atau Plural

Indefinite pronouns bisa berbentuk singular atau plural tergantung dari benda yang ditunjuk dan verb yang digunakan.

Singular: Another, Anybody, Anyone, Anything, Each, Either, Enough, Everybody, Everyone, Everything, Less, Little, Much, Neither, Nobody, No-one, Nothing, One, Other, Somebody, Someone, Something

Plural: Both, Few, Fewer, Many, Others, Several

Bisa keduanya (Singular dan Plural): All, Any, More, Most, None, Some, Such

Contoh Indefinite Pronouns

Di bawah adalah beberapa contoh indefinite pronouns dalam kalimat.

  1. All are welcome to attend the concert.
  2. All are welcome to come to the birthday party tonight.
  3. All are welcome to our house for Thanksgiving.
  4. All in the lobby must remain seated.
  5. All of the newspaper was soaked.
  6. All of the people clapped their hands.
  7. All have arrived.
  8. All is forgiven.
  9. You can fool all the people some of the time; you can fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all the people all the time. (Abraham Lincoln, speech at the Republican state convention in Bloomington, Indiana, on May 29, 1856)
  10. He has one job in the day and another at night.
  11. Indrawan passed his card to another.
  12. That ice-cream was good. Can I have another?
  13. Windy gave the book to another.
  14. Are any coming?
  15. I don’t have any, but Betanti has some.
  16. I don’t have any.
  17. Is any left?
  18. Joko doesn’t have any.
  19. Anybody who came along would know something awful has happened here.
  20. Does anybody have a clue where the dog went?
  21. Does anybody have a clue?
  22. Does anybody have the time?
  23. Does anybody know a good place where I can go to get my nails done?
  24. I knocked on the door, but there was not anybody there.
  25. Is this anybody’s coat?
  26. Although it could have happened to anyone, it happened to me.
  27. Anyone can plainly see that she was asking for trouble.
  28. Anyone can play that game.
  29. Anyone can play the game as long as they follow the rules.
  30. Anyone can see what’s going on here.
  31. Anyone in their right mind would know better than to do that.
  32. Anyone that has ever lived in the city will never take for granted the peace of the country.
  33. Anyone would have agreed the woman in the black dress was gorgeous.
  34. Can anyone tell me why it is raining again?
  35. Can anyone answer this question?
  36. During my trip to the mall, I did not see anyone I knew.
  37. Have you told anyone about the treasure map?
  38. I needed to see if anyone was interested in dating my cousin.
  39. I will not dance on anyone’s grave. (Bart Simpson, The Simpsons)
  40. If anyone cared about her, they certainly had an odd way of showing it.
  41. Is anyone available to babysit for me on Wednesday?
  42. Sometimes I wonder why anyone shops at this store.
  43. Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.
  44. Anything is possible if you believe.
  45. I don’t know anything about music. In my line, you don’t have to. (Elvis Presley, 1935-1977)
  46. My parents always told me that anything is possible.
  47. Sherly couldn’t hear anything at the concert.
  48. So that’s eggs, peas and chips. Do you want anything else?
  49. The doctor needs to know if you have eaten anything in the last two hours.
  50. When I looked around the house, I did not see anything out of the ordinary.
  51. Both are acceptable to me.
  52. Both of them are coming home tonight.
  53. Both of us match the donation.
  54. Yoga likes coffee but not tea. I think both are good.
  55. At the Thanksgiving dinner, each brought a plated dish to make the meal complete.
  56. Each brought a dessert to share.
  57. Each brought a dish to pass.
  58. Each of the members has one vote.
  59. Each of the players has a doctor.
  60. Each has his own thoughts.
  61. A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. (P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores. Grove Press, 1991)
  62. Do you want tea or coffee? / I don’t mind. Either is good for me.
  63. Either of the choices has its disadvantages.
  64. You may have either.
  65. Enough is enough.
  66. Everybody enjoyed the concert. They stood up and clapped.
  67. Everybody is busy finishing the quiz.
  68. Everybody left town for the weekend.
  69. Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money. (Arthur Miller, 1915-2005)
  70. Everybody loves Prismita.
  71. Everybody loves to eat chocolate.
  72. We can start the meeting because everybody has arrived.
  73. After the festivities, everyone was invited back to the house for the after-party.
  74. Everyone at the wedding could see how happy he made her.
  75. Everyone brought canned goods to the charity drive.
  76. Everyone clapped when the movie ended.
  77. Everyone did as he pleased.
  78. Everyone enjoyed the food and the company.
  79. Everyone enjoyed the movie.
  80. Everyone had a great time at the Christmas party.
  81. Everyone wandered aimlessly down the street wondering what would become of the space ships that occupied the otherwise clear blue sky.
  82. I really just needed some time away from everyone.
  83. Is everyone happy with his gift?
  84. Is everyone happy with his or her gift?
  85. Normally during the holidays, everyone leaves campus.
  86. Everything is fine between Caroline and Mariana.
  87. Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else. (Will Rogers, 1879-1935)
  88. Everything is going as planned
  89. Everything is taken care of.
  90. Everything was ready for the party.
  91. I was told not to worry and that everything would be taken care of.
  92. It was a very clear day. We could see everything.
  93. They have no house or possessions. They lost everything in the earthquake.
  94. A few of the justices were voicing their opposition.
  95. Few came to the wedding after the bride had a melt down and lashed out at her family and friends.
  96. Few of the projects were good enough to go to the science fair.
  97. Few visited that park.
  98. Few have ever disobeyed him and lived.
  99. Of those who say nothing, few are silent. (Thomas Neill)
  100. Very few came to visit the crabby old woman on the corner, leaving many to wonder if anyone cared about her at all.
  101. Fewer are smoking these days.
  102. Less is more (Mies van der Rohe)
  103. Little is known about his early life.
  104. After the story of the plane crash hit the news, many called for information on loved ones aboard the flight.
  105. For many are called, but few are chosen. (Bible, Matthew 22.14)
  106. Many are planning to attend the party.
  107. Many are wishing they did.
  108. Many called for information.
  109. Many have expressed their views.
  110. Many missed the bus.
  111. Many have come already.
  112. More are coming.
  113. There is more over there.
  114. Most of the books are out of date.
  115. Most of the work is finished.
  116. Most have refused.
  117. Most is lost.
  118. Much has happened since we met.
  119. I keep telling Sofie and Anggia but neither believes me.
  120. Adhit told nobody the secrets that went on at her house.
  121. Asriningtias told nobody her secret.
  122. I phoned many times but nobody answered.
  123. Nobody came.
  124. I invited five friends but none have come.
  125. None are mine.
  126. None came forward to claim the prize.
  127. None is mine.
  128. They fixed the water so why is none coming out of the tap?
  129. All the family came, but no one else.
  130. I opened the door but there was no one at home.
  131. No one admitted to knocking over the base.
  132. No one came forward to admit the crime, so the whole class was punished.
  133. No one likes to eat vegetables.
  134. No one wants to hear about my sciatica. (Bart Simpson, The Simpsons)
  135. No one was home at the neighbor’s.
  136. We knew that no one had eaten the salami.
  137. I have nothing to declare except my genius. (Oscar Wilde)
  138. If you don’t know the answer it’s best to say nothing.
  139. Nothing happened.
  140. Can one smoke here?
  141. All the students arrived but now one is missing.
  142. I met two girls. One has given me her phone number.
  143. One could see the mountains from miles away.
  144. One could see the tornado forming from miles away.
  145. One of the girls gave up her seat.
  146. One of the great things about that cabin is that everything is included.
  147. One was tall and the other was short.
  148. I’m sure that others have tried before us.
  149. Several of the documents were filled with errors.
  150. Several performances are scheduled for next week.
  151. Several signed the card.
  152. Several turned out for the concert.
  153. They all complained and several left the meeting.
  154. After I painted my walls a deep shade of purple and installed jet black carpet, my room may be considered too gloomy for some.
  155. Elizabeth wanted some, but I do not have any.
  156. Here is some.
  157. Please take some to Ms. Dita.
  158. Some have the power to coax others to do what they want while others lack the power to do anything but follow.
  159. Some just do not know when to quit while they are ahead.
  160. Some will do anything to gain the attention of others.
  161. Some have arrived.
  162. The room is too gloomy for some.
  163. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (Oscar Wilde)
  164. Would you like to try some of these cookies?
  165. Clearly somebody murdered him. It was not suicide.
  166. I will tell somebody that dinner is ready. They have been waiting a long time.
  167. If Sarah can’t come we’ll ask somebody else.
  168. Somebody ate my sandwich!
  169. Somebody called the store.
  170. Somebody has forgotten her purse.
  171. Somebody rang the doorbell.
  172. They were staying in somebody’s house.
  173. Desiana walked in and handed the piece of paper to someone.
  174. Everyone knows it is impolite to point at someone.
  175. Maryam gave her ticket to someone.
  176. Nela gave that book to someone and never got it back.
  177. Saniya gave the form to someone.
  178. Someone called to tell me the horrible news.
  179. Someone drank all the soda.
  180. Someone has taken my new chemistry book.
  181. Someone really needs to come and mow my lawn.
  182. Someone should sue the pants off of that guy!
  183. Someone walked past the window and shouted.
  184. Someone whispered in my ear, but when I turned around there was not anybody there.
  185. Someone will clean up the kitchen.
  186. Someone yelled my name.
  187. A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. (Mark Twain, 1835-1910)
  188. Listen! I just heard something! What could it be?
  189. He was a foreigner and he felt that he was treated as such.