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Is there any difference between the words "someone" and "somebody" ("anyone" and "anybody")?

I wonder if they are synonyms.
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Yes, they have the same meaning.

You can say:

There is somebody/someone waiting for you at the snack-bar.

Does anybody/ anyone here speak English?

That's all!! Emotion: wink
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I see.

As far as I understand I should also use anybody/anyone in the sentences like this:

"There is not anybody/anyone waiting for me at the snack-bar".

Thank you very much!
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Anonymous:
RuslanaI see. As far as I understand I should also use anybody/anyone in the sentences like this: "There is not anybody/anyone waiting for me at the snack-bar". Thank you very much!
I Think it is much appropriate to use nobody/noone. "There is nobody/noone waiting for me at the snackbar."
Maybe you are right. But I guess it is not so important. The meaning is absolutely the same, isn't it?
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Anonymous
RuslanaI see. As far as I understand I should also use anybody/anyone in the sentences like this: "There is not anybody/anyone waiting for me at the snack-bar". Thank you very much!
I Think it is much appropriate to use nobody/noone. "There is nobody/noone waiting for me at the snackbar."

FYI (for your information) It is written no one --- two seperate words. ;-)
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Anonymous:
none (pronoun)
not one (of a group of people or things), or not any:
None of my children has/have blonde hair.
"I'd like some more cheese." "I'm sorry there's none left".
"Have you any idea how much this cost?" "None at all/None whatsoever."
She went to the shop to get some oranges but they had none.

no one pronoun (ALSO nobody)
no person:
At first I thought there was no one in the room.
"Who was that on the phone?" "No one you would know."
I'd like to go to the concert but no one else (= no other person) wants to.
No-one told me she was ill.
none (pronoun)
not one (of a group of people or things), or not any:
None of my children has/have blonde hair.
"I'd like some more cheese." "I'm sorry there's none left".
"Have you any idea how much this cost?" "None at all/None whatsoever."
She went to the shop to get some oranges but they had none.

no one pronoun (ALSO nobody)
no person:
At first I thought there was no one in the room.
"Who was that on the phone?" "No one you would know."
I'd like to go to the concert but no one else (= no other person) wants to.
No-one told me she was ill.
Matress, thanks. It is usefull.
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