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Anything, Nothing, Something, Everything

Average: 4 (78 votes)

Do you want to learn something new today? These four words are quite similar and it can be complicated to understand which one you need to use.

Something means a thing that is unknown. It is often used in positive sentences.

Anything means a thing of any kind. Use it in questions and negative sentences. It can also be used to to mean I don't mind.

Nothing means no single thing. Used as subjects of a sentence or question.

Everything means all the things. Use in affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences when we want to be inclusive.

In the following sentences, can you decide which word is needed? Read the sentence carefully and think about the context. Remember to look out for double negatives! Good luck.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

  • 1. I don’t have ___ to eat.

  • 2. There’s ___ in this room making a noise. What is it?

  • 3. There’s ___ wrong with you, you’re perfectly healthy.

  • 4. Do you have ___ you need for the trip?

  • 5. If you need ___ , just call me.

  • 6. That mess has ___ to do with me!

  • 7. There’s ___ important I need to tell you, please could we talk privately

  • 8. ___ must go in our once a year sale!

  • 9. The doctors did ___ they could, but it wasn’t enough.

  • 10. There’s ___ you can say to make me forgive you. I never want to speak to you again.

  • 11. There isn’t ___ left, the burglars took it all.

  • 12. Everyone must bring ___ for lunch.

  • 13. I promise, ___ is fine! I’m just really tired.

  • 14. In my opinion, ___ is more important than family.

  • 15. Argh! ___ just crawled over my foot!



Hi Chris,
Very interesting lesson.I got thirteen out of fifteen.

#8 - I don't underatand

May be is it right to write EVERYONE?????
Thank you for the Lesson!Smile

Everything / Everyone

Everything must go means all items must be sold during the sale.
'Everyone' can be used with 'to'. Of course, it changes the meaning of the sentence from the one above.
Everyone must go to our once a year sale!

Thank you! !Everything is clear!


Great Lesson

Again this was one of the great lessons. Well done!

raj kumar dubey great

raj kumar dubey great


Good lessons, I got thirteen correct of fifteen. But I still feel that number 1 of "I don't have nothing to eat" or " I don't have anything to eat" , it works both way. isn't?

Intersting and Informative as well

Thanks alot for this lesson, I have got 14 out of 15. Happy...Wave


WOW! I got 15 out of 15,very interesting..




nice1 Applause


13/15 i'll fix my mistakes

Very Interesting

15 out of 15, nothing is incorrect, everything is correct.

i got 15/15

i got 15/15