What is the difference between "someone is waiting for me" and "somebody is waiting for me?" Please make it clear for me.

marked as duplicate by Matt E. Эллен, terdon, Janus Bahs Jacquet, Mari-Lou A, Edwin Ashworth Jun 4 '14 at 11:44

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  • Yeah there is difference – user78248 Jun 4 '14 at 9:24
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    @user78248 there is a difference between some body and somebody. – Matt E. Эллен Jun 4 '14 at 9:31
  • The difference is that someone has two syllables and somebody has three. That can matter, to enough people. Enough to keep both forms common in native speakers' usage, anyway. – John Lawler Jun 4 '14 at 15:05

Someone is used if we don’t know the person and there are many people to decide from. Somebody is used when we refer to a person, but in a narrow amount of selection.

  • This does not match any usage of someone and somebody that I’ve ever come across. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jun 4 '14 at 10:58

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