‘nothing wrong’ (indefinite pronoun + adjective | clause)

Let’s look at what intermediate students can do with indefinite pronouns and adjectives.

Point 44 in ADJECTIVES/position is defined as:

adjective or adjective phrase after pronouns like ‘something’, ‘nothing’, ‘somewhere’, ‘nowhere’

Point 29 in NOUNs is defined as:

phrases with an indefinite pronoun + adjective or clause.

We have crossed out ‘something’ because it has two grammar entries at A2 for this structure.


_PN1 _JJ

The left main title is iWeb corpus frequency.  To the right are Now Corpus collocates (4 left and right)

1 SOMETHING NEW 136740

1 TRY (VVI ) 4498
2 EVERY (AT1 ) 2795
3 ALWAYS (RR ) 2672
4 LEARN (VVI ) 2186
5 TRYING (VVG ) 2133
6 LEARN (VV0 ) 1502
7 DIFFERENT (JJ ) 1442
8 TRY (VV0 ) 1335
9 CREATE (VVI ) 1230
10 LEARNING (VVG ) 1117

 

2 SOMETHING DIFFERENT 78487


3 NOTHING WRONG 72874

PELIC STUDENT: Spanish,Female,5,w

Definitely, there is nothing wrong with being different other than the morning fight between pancakes, eggs or yogurt.


4 SOMETHING SIMILAR 72212
5 SOMETHING WRONG 55545
6 SOMETHING SPECIAL 52391
7 NOTHING NEW 36337
8 NOTHING SHORT 33532
9 ANYTHING WRONG 27167
10 ANYONE INTERESTED 26572
11 NOTHING BETTER 21096
12 SOMETHING GOOD 18895
13 ANYTHING NEW 18368
14 NOTHING SPECIAL 15929
15 SOMETHING INTERESTING 15757
16 SOMETHING UNIQUE 15677
17 SOMETHING IMPORTANT 14743
18 NOTHING WORSE 14151
19 EVERYTHING POSSIBLE 13462
20 SOMETHING FUN 13045
21 SOMETHING BIGGER 11653
22 SOMETHING SIMPLE 11334
23 SOMEONE NEW 11220
24 SOMETHING BIG 10798
25 ANYTHING SPECIAL 10623
26 SOMETHING BAD 10299
27 SOMETHING POSITIVE 9775
28 SOMETHING USEFUL 9614
29 SOMETHING GREAT 9019
30 SOMETHING BETTER 8923
31 SOMEONE SPECIAL 8871
32 EVERYONE INVOLVED 8771
33 SOMETHING SPECIFIC 8257
34 SOMETHING NICE 8087
35 SOMETHING EXTRA 7808
36 ANYTHING DIFFERENT 7095
37 SOMETHING SWEET 7065
38 SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL 6587
39 SOMETHING AMAZING 6557
40 SOMETHING SMALL 6549
41 SOMETHING STUPID 6200
42 SOMETHING STRANGE 6195
43 ANYTHING BAD 5763
44 SOMETHING AKIN 5449
45 ANYTHING BETTER 5312
46 SOMETHING UNEXPECTED 5153
47 ANYTHING GOOD 5105
48 NOTHING GOOD 5004
49 SOMETHING COOL 4957
50 NOTHING FANCY 4935
51 NOTHING BAD 4868
52 EVERYONE HAPPY 4767
53 ANYTHING SIMILAR 4723
54 SOMETHING MAGICAL 4679
55 ANYTHING USEFUL 4401
56 SOMETHING MEANINGFUL 4335
57 ONE AVAILABLE 4314
58 SOMETHING REAL 4285
59 SOMETHING UNUSUAL 4254
60 SOMETHING GREATER 4228
61 SOMETHING WONDERFUL 4218
62 SOMETHING WEIRD 4202
63 SOMETHING FUNNY 4176
64 NOTHING MAJOR 4131
65 ANYONE INVOLVED 4087
66 SOMETHING ONLY 4043
67 ANYTHING SPECIFIC 3971
68 SOMETHING TERRIBLE 3849
69 SOMETHING FRESH 3787
70 ANYTHING NEGATIVE 3725
71 ANYONE FAMILIAR 3668
72 ANYONE WILLING 3619
73 SOMETHING LARGER 3585
74 SOMETHING EXCITING 3542
75 SOMETHING VALUABLE 3514
76 SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY 3513
77 NOTHING UNUSUAL 3500
78 SOMETHING SERIOUS 3427
79 ONE BETTER 3403
80 ONE FREE 3349
81 EVERYTHING READY 3297
82 NOTHING SERIOUS 3290
83 ANYTHING IMPORTANT 3245
84 ANYTHING INTERESTING 3241
85 ANYTHING EXTRA 3222
86 ANYTHING UNUSUAL 3172
87 SOMETHING WORTHWHILE 3161
88 SOMETHING EASY 3134
89 SOMETHING NEGATIVE 3098
90 SOMETHING CRAZY 3071
91 SOMETHING AWESOME 3050
92 SOMETHING ODD 3034
93 SOMETHING TANGIBLE 2874
94 NOTHING PERSONAL 2841
95 SOMETHING SMALLER 2726
96 SOMEONE WILLING 2696
97 EVERYTHING NECESSARY 2584
98 SOMETHING QUICK 2558
99 SOMETHING CREATIVE 2541
100 SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT 2535


Somewhere and Nowhere are tagged as locative adverbs by claws7 (RL):

So a new search for:

somewhere|nowhere _JJ

1 SOMEWHERE SAFE 3561

  Brisbane Times

2 SOMEWHERE NEW 3270
3 NOWHERE CLOSE 1649
4 SOMEWHERE WARM 988
5 SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT 981
6 SOMEWHERE SPECIAL 755
7 SOMEWHERE QUIET 718
8 SOMEWHERE NICE 609
9 SOMEWHERE EXOTIC 391
10 SOMEWHERE HOT 379
11 SOMEWHERE CLOSE 316
12 SOMEWHERE PRIVATE 313
13 NOWHERE BETTER 296


_PN1 to _VVI

1 NOTHING TO WORRY 15213

Male,5,w

By the time you’re ready to hit the road, you will say to yourself ” I did really good job, and I have nothing to worry about “.

2 NOTHING TO LOSE 13176
3 SOMETHING TO SAY 12409
4 SOMETHING TO KEEP 10320
5 SOMETHING TO LOOK 9429
6 SOMETHING TO EAT 8839
7 ANYTHING TO GO 8712
8 SOMETHING TO THINK 8199
9 SOMETHING TO CONSIDER 8157
10 ONE TO GET 8074
11 SOMEONE TO HELP 7940
12 SOMETHING TO HELP 7658
13 NOTHING TO SAY 7353
14 ANYTHING TO GET 7117
15 SOMETHING TO MAKE 6621
16 ONE TO MAKE 6130
17 SOMETHING TO GET 6046
18 NOTHING TO STOP 5890
19 SOMEONE TO TAKE 5760
20 EVERYONE TO SEE 5689
21 ONE TO USE 5685
22 NOTHING TO FEAR 5471
23 SOMETHING TO OFFER 5138
24 SOMEONE TO TALK 5123
25 EVERYONE TO ENJOY 5085
26 ONE TO GO 5073
27 ANYTHING TO SAY 4962
28 ANYTHING TO HELP 4909
29 SOMETHING TO SUIT 4839
30 ONE TO WATCH 4826