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I'm unable to understand the general rule to use somebody/anybody in affirmative and hypothetical sentences.
I have found for hypothetical constructions:
1) If somebody had called, they would left have left a messagge
2) If anybody wants to know, tell them to phone this number
3) If anybody asks you can tell them I'll be back soon.
So and I don't understand what is correct for this two:
1)' Who shall I give this one to?' - You can give it to (somebody/anybody). It's doesn't matter
2)That's a very easy job. (anybody/somebody) can do it.
Thank you in advance
It's not really anything to do with hypothetical situations.
Have a look at these threads, and then come back with ant questions you still have.
some and any in this case gets me mad!
I have yet to meet 'anyone' ...