When do I use Anything and nothing? Everyone and everybody?
Oct 21, 2020 11:38 PM
Answers · 2
Anything is used when you don't know if the thing exists. "Is there anything in the box" It can be used when you're vague about what you want. "I'm so hungry, I would eat anything right now" It can also be used with a negative "I can't eat anything at the moment. I'm on a diet" Nothing is when you know the subject doesn't exist. "There is nothing in the cupboard.. I'm so hungry" You can use anything in that sentence, but it needs a negative to work. So: "There isn't anything in the cupboard" and "There is nothing in the cupboard " both make sense In short: anything=any thing nothing=no thing
October 22, 2020
Everyone and everybody are interchangeable in most, if not all, contexts. I think Alanna covered the anything vs nothing topic pretty well. :)
October 22, 2020
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