Variations on 'some', 'every', 'no', and 'any'
|something||an object, situation, quality or action which is not exactly known|
|somebody or someone||an unknown person|
|somewhere||in an unknown place|
|somehow||in a way that is not known|
|anything||something (used in questions and negative structures), or when it doesn't matter what thing|
|anybody or anyone||a person (used in questions and negative structures), or when it doesn't matter what person|
|anywhere||somewhere (used in questions and negative structures), or when it doesn't matter what place|
|anyway or anyhow||in any case, not considering other things|
|nobody or no one||not anybody|
|nowhere||in no place|
|everything||all, the entirety|
|everybody or everyone||all the people|
|everywhere||in every place|
• Any and no are respectively used in negative and affirmative constructions (to avoid a double negative):
Nobody is perfect. There isn't anyone who is perfect.
Everyone has to leave.
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