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Can I use "anybody" in the second sentence like the first one?

1. It's a very easy exam. Hardly anybody fails.

2. Are you waiting for somebody?

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Tara2Can I use "anybody" in the second sentence like the first one?

You can use it there, but it's a little unusual, and it won't have the exact same nuance as in the first sentence.

1. hardly anybody = almost no one
2. anybody = somebody

CJ

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Thank you so much!

Do you mean if "anybody" be used in the second sentence it mean "somebody", please?

Tara2Do you mean if "anybody" be is used in the second sentence, it means "somebody"?

Yes. "anybody" is not commonly used in that context, but "somebody" and "anybody" have the same meaning there. I recommend that you use "somebody".

CJ

Thank you so much, CJ!!!

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