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Used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is.

So in the sentence:

I will need someone from different continents who can help me to spread this application and you are the first person that I approach.

Should the pronoun someone be plural and does it even have a plural form?

Or.. Should I just use the word people to replace the pronoun?

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Related – yoozer8 Mar 30 '12 at 3:35
"... the first person [that] I have approached." – ErikE Mar 30 '12 at 5:28

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Someone, and indeed any indefinite pronoun that ends in "one" is always singular. The word people is a good choice; however, the second part of your compound sentence sounds as if you are talking to only one person. You may want to restructure the sentence to reflect this.

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The plural you want for this case is "some people".

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... or just "people", thus "I will need people from different continents who, etc." – Eugene Seidel Mar 30 '12 at 8:45

Occasionally we see someones
From the OED:

J. Curtis (1936). There's someone on that roof all right. Two someones.


J. Masefield (1927). He had no sooner wished, than invisible someones came silently, blocked up the approach to Otter's lair,...

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