pronouns have classification of their own. They are subdivides into
pronouns proper are some, somebody, someone,
something, any, anybody ,anyone, anything
and one in the meaning of some. For example:
I saw her one day. One John Smith came to see you.
grammarians regard one as an
indefinite-personal pronoun in such cases as “One must do one’s duty”.
But it seems more reasonable to regard it as a generalized-personal
pronoun. This pronoun has the category of case/common and possessive or
genitive/ . Some and any
are both noun and adjective pronouns ,one
is only an adjective pronoun. The compounds are only noun-pronouns .Those
with –body and –one have the category of case.
some and compounds with it occur in
affirmative sentences. But their use is possible in interrogative
sentences ,firstly ,when the question does not refer to the pronouns
that is ,when the sentence expresses rather an offer or request. For
example: “Would you like to have some coffee?” “Can I
have some more tea?”. Secondly ,when the pronoun imply previous
knowledge .For example : “Do
you know something?” “Can I ask you something?”
the use of any and compounds with it is
typical of if-clauses .For example: ”It’ll cost us our jobs if
anything goes wrong