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    Anyone or someone?

    I wonder if I can use both 'everyone' and 'someone' in this context.
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    Filling the blanks:
    a) I am looking for_____ who can help me to solve this math problem.
    A. anyone
    B. someone

    b) If _____ calls, take their names and phone numbers.
    A. anyone
    B. someone

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    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Anyone or someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    I wonder if I can use both 'everyone' and 'someone' in this context.
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    Filling the blanks:
    a) I am looking for_____ who can help me to solve this math problem.
    A. anyone
    B. someone
    You can use either one but I think that "someone" would be more commonly used.

    b) If _____ calls, take their names and phone numbers.
    A. anyone B. someone
    Again, you can use either one but I think "anyone" is definitely more natural/common.

    It's possible there are regional variations.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Anyone or someone?

    Thanks!
    But if in a multichoice-test, which answer would be right? I mean which one is better?

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    Re: Anyone or someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Thanks!
    But if in a multichoice-test, which answer would be right? I mean which one is better?
    a) someone
    b) anyone

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