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    #1

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    Hello,


    What are the differences between Someone and somebody?



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    Re: Someone and Somebody

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    The only one I sense is that someone is more formal-- or rather, both are used in informal or spoken English, but someone is much preferred in formal written English (by me, at least).


    PS: There is also at least one idiomatic usage, 'He's a Somebody' (= he's very important), where 'someone' will not substitute.
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