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  1. BrunaBC's Avatar
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    #1

    somebody/anybody

    Hi,

    If I want to ask someone if he/she is waiting for somebody, is there a difference between the two sentences?

    - Are you waiting for anybody?

    - Are you waiting for somebody?

    I've learned that in questions the "anys" are used, however I think the second is also possible.

    Thanks.
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  2. BrunaBC's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: somebody/anybody

    I'd really appreciate if someone could help me clear out my doubt.
    Not a teacher.

  3. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: somebody/anybody

    I find them interchangeable in this context.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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