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

  • 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. 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. 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. Jun 4 '14 at 10:58

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