nothing | anyone | everywhere

Point 58 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as:

wide range of indefinite pronouns as objects or complements.


A search in iWeb for:

_VV nothing|anyone|everywhere

1 KNOW NOTHING 29235
2 THINK ANYONE 22892
3 SAY NOTHING 17229
4 KNOW ANYONE 16116
5 TELL ANYONE 15737
6 KNEW NOTHING 14617


7 LET ANYONE 14570

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST:

I don’t want you to let anyone help you.

You have to do things on your own.

Male, Mexico, C1


8 GOT NOTHING 14490
9 SAID NOTHING 12954


10 MEANS NOTHING 12789

PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

My bedroom is on the second floor and has a big window which looks out on the grove.

That means nothing obstructs our view from the window.

Japanese, Female, Level 4, Grammar Class.

*However ‘nothing’ here is the subject of the clause.


11 WANT ANYONE 11290
12 SEE NOTHING 10139
13 HELP ANYONE 9966
14 FOUND NOTHING 9466
15 SEE ANYONE 9257
16 SAYS NOTHING 8810
17 FIND ANYONE 7855
18 GET NOTHING 7784
19 ASK ANYONE 7755
20 MEAN NOTHING 7435
21 SEEN ANYONE 7370
22 KNOWS NOTHING 7236
23 MAKE ANYONE 6463
24 HEARD NOTHING 6450
25 ALLOW ANYONE 6441
26 WANT NOTHING 5896
27 FIND NOTHING 5455
28 ENCOURAGE ANYONE 5413
29 RECOMMEND ANYONE 5216
30 HURT ANYONE 5062
31 SAW NOTHING 4072
32 ALLOWS ANYONE 4047
33 LOVE NOTHING 4041
34 GET ANYONE 3966
35 WANTED NOTHING 3848
36 GIVE ANYONE 3819
37 KILL ANYONE 3804
38 TOLD ANYONE 3761
39 WANTS NOTHING 3754
40 DOUBT ANYONE 3641
41 HEARD ANYONE 3605
42 EXPECT NOTHING 3501
43 BELIEVE ANYONE 3483
44 MET ANYONE 3473
45 THINK NOTHING 3433
46 IMAGINE ANYONE 3419
47 LOOKS NOTHING 3193
48 TRUST ANYONE 3172
49 USING NOTHING 3134
50 THOUGHT NOTHING 3090
51 ASKING ANYONE 3080
52 FOUND EVERYWHERE 3075
53 OFFEND ANYONE 2882
54 SEEN NOTHING 2869
55 COSTS NOTHING 2819
56 MEANT NOTHING 2799
57 TELLING ANYONE 2657
58 SAYING NOTHING 2558
59 LOOKED EVERYWHERE 2556
60 TAKE NOTHING 2548
61 EXPECT ANYONE 2537
62 ADVISE ANYONE 2506
63 PAY NOTHING 2374
64 GO EVERYWHERE 2334
65 FEEL NOTHING 2313
66 URGE ANYONE 2312
67 HEAR NOTHING 2294
68 WEARING NOTHING 2287
69 PREVENT ANYONE 2167
70 LEAVE NOTHING 2148
71 AFFECT ANYONE 2118
72 HELPS ANYONE 2117
73 LEAVING NOTHING 2077
74 KNOWING NOTHING 2020
75 LIKE NOTHING 1976
76 LOOK NOTHING 1971
77 NEED ANYONE 1923
78 ALLOWING ANYONE 1912
79 MEET ANYONE 1905
80 HEAR ANYONE 1847
81 CONVINCE ANYONE 1821
82 FELT NOTHING 1768
83 LEARNED NOTHING 1750
84 GETTING NOTHING 1728
85 BLAME ANYONE 1646
86 CALL ANYONE 1641
87 ADDS NOTHING 1625
88 MEANS ANYONE 1592
89 SURPRISE ANYONE 1586
90 STOP ANYONE 1559
91 RECEIVED NOTHING 1557
92 TAKE ANYONE 1552
93 USED EVERYWHERE 1436
94 INVITE ANYONE 1409
95 FLYING EVERYWHERE 1406
96 HURTING ANYONE 1396
97 SEEN EVERYWHERE 1390
98 CHALLENGE ANYONE 1385
99 SAID ANYONE 1377
100 LOOKED NOTHING 1373


A2:

adds, anyone, believe, call, costs, everywhere, hurt, hurting, kill, let, mean, means, meant, nothing, received, surprise

B1:

advise, allow, allowing, allows, blame, challenge, convince, doubt, encourage, expect, imagine, prevent, recommend, trust


EXPERT EXAMPLE:

This is because April, I am told, is Earth Month and God knows,

am nothing if not down-to-earth.

bedfordgazette.com

*Our grammar is hidden under more complex expressions.