## indefinite pronouns (vague expressions)

Point 69 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as:

indefinite pronouns in vague expressions to refer to things in a non-specific way.

*The examples given in the EGP are:

or_CC anything_PN1

or_CC somewhere_RL

*Notice that somewhere is tagged above as a locative adverb.

If we look in the iWeb corpus for

`or _pn1 * *`

1 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT . 19281

2 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT . 10403

3 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT , 6187

4 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT , 4749

5 OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES 3914

6 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ) 3200

## OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT

**or something to that effect.**

**this is quite idiomatic*

8 OR SOMETHING . I 2320

9 OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS 2291

10 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ? 1966

11 OR SOMETHING ELSE ? 1705

12 OR SOMETHING SIMILAR . 1686

13 OR ANYTHING , BUT I 1649

14 OR ANYTHING ELSE . 1647

15 OR SOMETHING ELSE . 1612

16 OR SOMETHING . ” 1559

17 OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS 1134

18 OR NOTHING AT ALL . 1118

19 OR SOMETHING . Q! Q! 1088

20 OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE 1056

21 OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT 1043

22 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND 1017

23 OR SOMETHING , BUT I 1004

24 OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT 1003

25 OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT 968

26 OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN . 951

27 OR SOMETHING OF THE SORT 939

28 OR NOTHING TO DO WITH 912

29 OR ANYONE ELSE . 865

30 OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN 851

31 OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN , 829

32 OR SOMETHING . I DO 819

33 OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW , 818

34 OR ANYTHING , BUT IT 805

35 OR SOMETHING ) . 743

36 OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER 706

37 OR SOMETHING . THE 703

38 OR SOMETHING . IT ‘S 688

39 OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE 672

40 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT ? 670

41 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT … 649

42 OR ANYTHING . ” 623

43 OR SOMETHING ? I 595

44 OR SOMETHING . I ‘M 583

45 OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT 567

46 OR SOMETHING OF THAT SORT 562

47 OR SOMETHING ? ” 555

48 OR ANYTHING . I 548

49 OR SOMETHING SIMILAR ) . 548

50 OR ANYTHING OF THAT SORT 531

51 OR ANYTHING ELSE . I 526

52 OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU 522

53 OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY 519

54 OR ANYTHING . IT ‘S 505

55 OR ANYTHING , I JUST 500

56 OR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO 498

57 OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU 497

58 OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT 488

59 OR SOMEONE ELSE . 485

60 OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER 480

61 OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS 465

62 OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS 452

63 OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE 451

64 OR SOMETHING ELSE . I 447

65 OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN . 447

66 OR SOMETHING , BUT IT 445

67 OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH 441

68 OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY . 439

69 OR ANYTHING . I JUST 426

70 OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT 426

71 OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN , 414

72 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO 407

73 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT BUT 400

74 OR SOMETHING . ” 397

75 OR SOMETHING LIKE IT . 388

76 OR ANYTHING ELSE . IT 387

77 OR SOMETHING . IT WAS 385

78 OR SOMETHING . I THINK 384

79 OR SOMETHING SIMILAR . I 381

80 OR ANYTHING ELSE . THE 376

81 OR SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS 368

82 OR SOMETHING LIKE IT , 368

83 OR ANYTHING ELSE IN THE 366

84 OR SOMETHING , AND I 363

85 OR ANYTHING , IT ‘S 358

86 OR SOMETHING . I HAVE 354

87 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT 348

88 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT 347

89 OR ANYTHING . I ‘M 344

90 OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY ? 343

91 OR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE 341

92 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT ) 335

93 OR SOMETHING OF THE LIKE 335

94 OR SOMETHING CLOSE TO IT 334

95 OR SOMETHING , I DO 332

96 OR ANYTHING , BUT THE 331

97 OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN 328

98 OR SOMETHING TO DO WITH 325

99 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ( 324

100 OR SOMETHING LIKE THIS . 319

`or _rl * *`

### 1 OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE 1137

**or anywhere else in the state**in recent history.

2 OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN , 645

3 OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN . 629

4 OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT 582

5 OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN . 579

6 OR ANYWHERE ELSE . 561

7 OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD 457

8 OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN , 378

9 OR ANYWHERE FOR THAT MATTER 358

10 OR ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE 294

11 OR ABOVE . Q! Q! 258

12 OR ABOVE . THE 222

13 OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN ? 214

14 OR ABOVE AND PAY ONLY 208

15 OR SOMEWHERE ELSE . 201

16 OR SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE 199

17 OR ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD 193

18 OR ABOVE ) . 190

19 OR SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE 174

20 OR ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO 157

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