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    anybody, anyone

    what´s the difference between anyone and anybody? how about someone and somebody.. when will I use them? in terms of singular and plural..

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    Re: anybody, anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by mctex38 View Post
    what´s the difference between anyone and anybody? how about someone and somebody.. when will I use them? in terms of singular and plural..
    For me-no difference.

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    Re: anybody, anyone

    The way I see it, before reading that link, is that the two pairs are very similar but that the '-body' versions can be more specific.

    Examples:

    'Get me someone to check the tickets at the door - anyone will do'
    But
    'The concert starts in 15 minutes, and you've still got nobody to check the tickets? Get somebody fast - anybody.'

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    Re: anybody, anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The way I see it, before reading that link, is that the two pairs are very similar but that the '-body' versions can be more specific.

    Examples:

    'Get me someone to check the tickets at the door - anyone will do'
    But
    'The concert starts in 15 minutes, and you've still got nobody to check the tickets? Get somebody fast - anybody.'

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    Nice addition.

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