Anyone can improve their English with this podcast. We leave nobody out. Today, you’ll learn the differences between anybody, anyone, nobody, no one, somebody, someone, everybody and everyone.
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You have no idea X
whatX (how) useful they are for me.
You’ve done an excellent X
Sicily where I’ve lived X
thereX since I was born. – Where I’ve lived since I was born or I’ve lived there since I was born.
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I discovered your podcast X
theX last month.
do an explainX – Give an explanation about…
Anybody / anyone – nobody/no one – somebody / someone – everybody / everyone
They are often used as pronouns. There’s no difference in meaning between anybody and anyone.
Somebody / someone – alguien – some person
Someone and anyone/anybody can be interchangeable: I’d love it if somebody/anybody/anyone would teach me how to use Instagram.
“Someone” is more specific (especially in number – it refers to a non-specific one).
“Anyone” is more general – it could be more than one.
Anyone can listen to this podcast. I’m sure someone will listen from Mexico this month.
Someone’s at the door. / Someone left the light on. (more specific)
Anybody / anyone – ninguna persona / nadie – with a negative verb
The tourist can’t find anybody/anyone to translate for her.
Anybody / anyone with a negative verb = nobody / no one with a positive verb
I don’t know anybody/anyone here = I know nobody/no one here.
Anybody / anyone – alguna persona / alguien – in a question
Does anybody/anyone know where David lives?
Did you find anybody/anyone to repair your watch?
anybody / anyone – cualquier persona / cualquiera – any person
Anybody who listens to this podcast can follow us on the podcast player so that they never miss an episode. (we often use ‘they’ because anyone/anybody has no gender)
Anyone can take their English to the next level by studying a little each day.
Anybody is a bit more colloquial than anyone and anyone is used more in writing (according to Google, about ten times more!).
No one / nobody – nadie – not one person.
I threw a party, but nobody/no one came.
We can also use nobody as a noun: You’re just a nobody.
‘The lights are on, but nobody’s home’ – He or she is unintelligent.
Everybody / everyone – todos – every person
Everyone needs time to unwind. (notice the third person ‘S’ on the verb)
Not everybody liked the curry, but I thought it was delicious.
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