Somebody, anbody

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Somebody, Someone, Anybody, Anyone etc. There is no real difference betweensomebody and someone. Similarly, there is no difference between anybody and anyone, everybody and everyone or nobody and no one. Note that the forms withbody are a little more informal. There is somebody at the door. (= There is someone at the door.) Is there anybody? (= Is there anyone?) Some- and anyThedifference between somebody and anybody, somewhere and anywhere and something and anything are the same as the difference between some and any. The wordssomebody, something, somewhere etc., are used in affirmative clauses, whereas the words anybody, anything, anywhere etc., are used in negative and interrogativesentences. There is somebody at the door. Did anyone come? I don't want to go anywhere too expensive. If you need anything just tell me. When these words areused as subjects they are followed by singular verbs. Everybody loves her. Everything is ready. Note that somebody is normally used to refer to only oneperson. To refer to more than one person, we use some people. Somebody wants to meet you. some people want to meet you. To refer back to somebody, anybodyetc., they, them and their are used with singular meanings. Nobody came, did they? (Here the pronoun they refers back to nobody.) Somebody left their umbrellain the office. (Here the pronoun their refers back to

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