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What is the difference between: 'somebody' and 'someone'?
Can somebody tell me what is the difference between them, with examples?
I would have said there's no difference. Maybe I'm just lacking imagination tonight.
I am of the same opinion as Raymott. Let's see if we are wrong.
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(1) Until I read your question, I had always assumed that they were interchangeable.
(2) I then did some googling, and I discovered that some native speakers see a
(3) When you get time, please google these words:
Somebody someone difference.
(4) You will get pages of results. In fact, the first result has many interesting comments.
(5) I shall end my remarks by reporting what Linguist List (a scholarly website
for linguists -- or grammarians) says:
It conducted a study and found that:
somebody seems to be favored for informal speech.
someone seems to be favored in formal speech and writing.
(This study was reported in a website called Language Log, November 10, 2009.)
I looked through some of the links Parser suggested. It seemed to me that nobody (no-one?) came up with any hard evidence that there is any real difference between the rwo words. Some people felt that one was more formal than the other, some preferred one to the other, but there was no general agreement. I'll stick with my own feeling, and that of the dictionaries I have consulted - there is no difference.
Thanks for response
As you say I think there is no different between them but which one is more used?
I can googling but I can't trust all result! I'll trust here more than google! This is reason that I Come in here and ask my question from the masters(?)!