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Compounds with Some, Any, No and Every

Compounds with Some, Any, No and Every
Activity Drag&Drop
Activity Drag&Drop
Let's practise the use of the compounds with Some, Any, No and Every. Always choose the best option.
 

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Instructions

Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it.
 

We use SOMETHING for things
SOMEBODY or SOMEONE for people
SOMEWHERE for places.

We can also make compounds with ANY- and NO-:

ANYTHING, ANYBODY, ANYONE, ANYWHERE
NOTHING  /nʌθɪŋ/ NOBODY /nəʊbɒdɪ/ NO ONE /nəʊ wʌn/ NOWHERE /nəʊweə*/

The same rules that apply for SOME and ANY also apply for somebody/anybody, etc:
(you can read the rules on this other lesson: Some, Any, No)

He never does anything bad.
I need somewhere to sleep.
I know someone who could help us.
Do you know anyone who could help us?
I haven't got anything to eat = I've got nothing to eat

 
The plural of SOMEBODY or SOMEONE is "some people", the plural of SOMETHING is "some things", the plural of SOMEWHERE is "some places".

- There's somebody at the door
- There are some people waiting outside
- Look, I've got something for you, open it!
- I wanted to buy some things but now I can't remember what
- He lives somewhere near here
- You can find palm trees in some places near here

You never use a preposition before compounds with -WHERE

- She must be hiding in the mountains She must be hiding somewhere
- I'm not going to your house I'm not going anywhere / I'm going nowhere
- Are you going to the bar? Are you going anywhere?
 
You can also make compounds with EVERY-

- Everything = all the things
- Everybody/everyone = all the people
- Everywhere = in/at/to/on all the places

Notice that the verb is always singular
 
- Everything was quiet = All the things were quiet
- Everybody needs somebody = All the people need some person
- I looked for it everywhere = I looked for it in all the places
- Everybody is happy

Items

Gapped text Items
Has she gone ______________________? anywhere / everywhere / to any place / to anywhere
Would you like ______________________ to drink? I've got coffee and tea anything / something
Is there ______________________ here from Scotland? somebody / everybody / nowhere / something / anything / anybody
______________________ was quiet Some things / Everything / Nowhere / Anything
______________________ needs ______________________ to love anybody / somebody / everybody / anywhere / anything / everywhere / something / nothing
______________________ saw you Anything / Anywhere / Everywhere / Anybody / Somebody
I feel ______________________ strange on my back everybody / anybody / nobody / anything / something / somebody / everything
If you need ______________________, say it somebody / somewhere / anywhere / nowhere / something / anything
You can find palm trees in ______________________ near the city somewhere / some people / anywhere / some places / nobody / nothing / something
I'm not going ______________________ to anywhere / to somewhere / to nowhere / anywhere / in everywhere / nowhere
You can't find that flower ______________________ anywhere / in anywhere / at anywhere / by anywhere
I can't find it ______________________ nobody / somebody / anything / some places / in anywhere / anywhere
There is ______________________ at the door somewhere / nowhere / anywhere / anybody / in somewhere / nobody / anything
I need ______________________ to sleep everywhere / somewhere / some where / no where
I need ______________________ for this experiment, and they are very difficult to find anything / nothing / somethings / anythings / something / some things / somebody
______________________ knows it Nowhere / Something / Nobody / Nothing / Anything
Grass grows ______________________ in everywhere / some place / some places / in nowhere / somewhere / everywhere
He never does ______________________ wrong somebody / anything / nowhere / everywhere / nobody / nothing / something
They are ______________________, inside and upside, far and near in everywhere / everywhere / anywhere / everybody / anything
She lives ______________________ in Africa anywhere / in somewhere / everywhere / somewhere / at nowhere / some place
______________________ is good for me Some things / Something / Everywhere / Anything
Do you know ______________________ here? everywhere / anybody / at nowhere / in everywhere
______________________ know everything some people / anybody / nothing / anything / somewhere / someone / anywhere / somebody
______________________ are talking on the phone somewhere / anybody / everything / some people / somebody / anything / nothing
______________________ are very special everybody / somebody / some things / something / somewhere
Total number of items: 25

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