1 none, 2 either, 3 either, 4 neither, 5 both, 6 either, 7 none, 8 either, 9 both, 10 neither, 11 both, 12 none, 13 either, 14 neither, 15 both, 16 none, 17 either, 18 neither, 19 either
1 anything, 2 anyone, 3 anything, 4 anything, 5 something, 6 anybody, 7 anything, 8 anything 9 anybody, 10 anything, 11 anybody, 12 anything, 13 something
1 one / you, 2 they, 3 people, 4 one / you, 5 they, 6 you, 7 they / people, 8 one, 9 one / you, 10 people, 11 they
AThe speaker is uncertain whether the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
B The speakers expects that the answer is ‘yes’.
2 A You can take one book.
B You can taketwo books.
1 Did anything happen during my absence? / Has anything happened …
2 None of the applicants was appointed.
3 When one goes / you go on holiday, one / you should leave (behind) one’s / your holiday address.
4 None of us remembered what exactly had happened. / … what had happened exactly …
5 I (have) read none of his books. / I have not read any of … / I did not read any of …
6 I could not find the word in either dictionary / in either of the two dictionaries.
7 These two books / Both these books are about the same subject; you can / may borrow either (of them).
8 One never knows / you never know what the future will bring.
9 Do you know anything about spreadsheets?
10 They say / People say (that) he has a criminal past / record. / He is said to have a …
11 A large / great number of visitors are expected. / They expect a large / great number of visitors.
12 In the south of Belgium they / people speak French. / … French is spoken.
13 Neither of the two businesses was profitable. / Neither business was …
14 Do you know anything about hosting a website? / … website hosting? / … the hosting of a website?
15 They hope / It is hoped (that) the export will increase / grow / rise.
16 None of these offers is attractive.
17 There was hardly any water in the refugee camp.
18 You look / are looking pale! Has something happened?
19 If one wants / you want to prevent disappointments, one / you had better do everything oneself / yourself.
20 At the moment we do not have any vacancies. / … we have no vacancies. / … have not got any vancancies. / … vacancies at the moment.
21 It has been decided / They have decided to postpone the tax increase / rise.
22 He is not a friend but a colleague.
23 Neither hotel / Neither of the two hotels had a free car park.
24 They (have) found a leakage in the nuclear power station. / A leakage has been found / was found …
25 During an economic recession / slump fewer luxury goods are bought. / … people buy fewer …
26 Both his daughters / His two daughters (have) studied English but neither (of them) became / has become a teacher of English.
27 We have no unpaid bills. / We do not have any unpaid bills / We have not got any …
28 Will people still read this writer / author in fifty years / in fifty years’ time?
29 One / You should go to the dentist / dentist’s in time.
30 She is not a teacher, but a nurse.
1 any vacancies: In a negative sentence not … any is used.
3 they say: They is used when the speaker is excluded.
4 none of them: none of is used when more than two persons are referred to.
6 neither of the two witnesses / Neither witness: neither (of) is used when two people are referred to.
7 take either (of them): When the meaning is ‘it doesn’t matter which of the two’, we use either. (You cannot take two roads at the same time!)
8 They are going: They is used when the speaker is excluded.
9 not a teacher: not a is used before a profession.
10 anybody: Anybody is used in a clause of condition.
11 did not like either (of them): In a negative sentence not … either is used when you refer to two things.
12 people buy: People is used when the speaker is excluded and when no specific group is referred to. (They refers to a specific group.)
14 one’s taxes: Because the subject is one, the possessive pronoun one’s should be used.
15 trust anybody / anyone: In a negative sentence, not … anybody / anyone is be used.
16 anything else: In questions we use anything when the speaker is uncertain about whether the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
1 have been, 2 any, 3 some, 4 staying, 5 any, 6 totally, 7 some