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    #1

    pronoun

    The film is great. You can ask anybody who has seen it.

    Does 'anybody' sound good?

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    #2

    Re: pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    The film is great. You can ask anybody who has seen it.

    Does 'anybody' sound good?
    I think "anyone" sounds better.


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    Re: pronoun

    Do you know any rule?


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    Re: pronoun

    For all shapes and purposes, you can regard them as synonymous.

    Are you familiar with the word 'posh'? Firstly, then, regard 'anyone' as more gentile, a little posher than 'anybody'.

    Which means, at a party, you might ask, "Anyone care for another cocktail?"
    'anyone' here is more polite in referring to these '-ones', these '-bodies' since they are your guests.

    So, secondly, therefore, 'anybody' is better used when you are referring to any Tom, Dick or Harry in the wide world.
    "Listen, believe me - anybody can sing karaoke better than him. Just don't let him near a microphone."

    So, in your sentence, 'anybody' is the word I would choose.
    Last edited by David L.; 28-Oct-2008 at 18:41.

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