sasha williams said:
can anyone tell me the difference between someone and somebody?
Often, there is no difference. We might be more likely to use someone
if we had in mind a specific person.
- A: I met someone at a party yesterday, and I am trying to remember her name.
B: Can you tell me what she looks like?
A: She's blonde with blue eyes.
B: That's not much to go on.
A: She's a singer. She sings at this club.
A: That's it!
- A: I'm looking for someone.
B: Who are you looking for?
A: I'm looking for my wife.
Often they are interchangeable, but sometimes they are used differently. For example, a somebody
is an important person (as opposed to a nobody
) For example: "He's a somebody
I hope that helps.