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Here's a short question, but one that keeps bothering me : what's the difference between (any/some/every/no)one and -body ? And if there's a difference, does the "average" native speaker make the distinction in everyday speech ?
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This might just be me, but I feel that someone is slightly more formal, and somebody slightly more casual. I wouldn't, for example, use some/every/anybody in a formal speech, but other than that they are interchangeable.