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anyone vs. anybody Hi there! Could you please explain what's the difference between 'anybody' and 'everyone' to me? Just have a look at these 2 sentences below. 1. The light is on, but there wasn't anybody in the office. 2. The light is on, but there wasn't anyone in the office. Our English teacher said that the 1st sentence was better, but she told us anybody=anyone, so I don't uderstand why the 1st sentence would sound better.... Is there any difference between 'anyone' and 'anybody' please?...
Oct 15, 2016 1:32 PM
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Hi Sorry. It’s correct that anybody=anyone. There is absolutely no difference between the two sentences in meaning. You can use whichever you prefer.
October 15, 2016
Mikkel is correct. That being said, in American English, the first sentence is commonly spoken by most. The second sentence is commonly written in more formal writings and articles, and is less commonly spoken.
October 15, 2016
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