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Anyone vs. Anybody Someone vs. Somebody - 10-17-2011, 04:23 AM

Hi, I would like to know if there are differences between "Anyone" and "Anybody" and "Someone" and "Somebody"?

Also, how do "Chuckling" and "Sneering" look like?


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Hi, I would like to know if there are differences between "Anyone" and "Anybody" and "Someone" and "Somebody"?

Also, how do "Chuckling" and "Sneering" look like?
chuckling is a kind of laugh--sneering is looking down on someone as if they are beneath contempt.

It is not nice to sneer.
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Hi, I would like to know if there are differences between "Anyone" and "Anybody" and "Someone" and "Somebody"?

Also, how do "Chuckling" and "Sneering" look like?
I've never been able to tell any real difference between ~one and ~body. I suppose ~one is slightly more polite or formal, but in everyday use, it's up to the speaker/writer.

If you narrow your eyes and say the word sneer, you're sneering. A good sneer needs a little contemptuous curl of the lip.

A chuckle is a quiet laugh in the back of your throat. You don't even need to open your mouth to chuckle.
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10-20-2011, 02:27 PM

Thanks for the help, dogsbody70 and GinaS.

I would also like to know if there is a difference between "I don't like ~" and "I dislike ~"?


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10-20-2011, 02:31 PM

I guess one is formal the other is not. Nothing to worry about really.
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10-20-2011, 02:52 PM

Maybe if there is a group of people and you ask: does anybody here dislike
Pizza? or anything--

If one was to say I don't like Pizza-- or I don't like SUSHI-- then you are saying it.

He/ she likes/dislikes or detests Sushi.

"Do you like anime?" No I don't like watching anime? or Yes, I love watching Anime.

"I dislike violent films but I like comedies etc etc."


In speech one tends to say : Oh I don't like that-- or I really dislike Pornography-- or whatever the subject maybe.


My friend dislikes reading comic books. so referring to others you would not say don't like. You might say: He/she doesn't like (DOES NOT) or use dislike. No doubt expert English teachers will analyse it better for you.

He does not like eating fish. but his wife loves fish. so they eat it for dinner every Friday Luinchtime.

I really like playing golf. but my partner dislikes the game, so I always play it on my own whilst he/she chooses to stay at home.

Or:

" I am a golf widow- when my husband spends so much time at the golf Course. I sometimes meet my friends for a cup of coffee as none of us enjoy golf. In fact we all dislike watching, as it is such a slow game." We girls love to chat whilst we are in the cafe, but never discuss golf."
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Hi, I would like to know if there are differences between "Anyone" and "Anybody" and "Someone" and "Somebody"?

Also, how do "Chuckling" and "Sneering" look like?
There are some tiny difference but most native speakers use them interchangeably. For example, Someone/Anyone refers to a specific but unknown individual. "Someone has left the door open. The emphasis is on who did the action. "Does anyone know?" implies the speaker believes that at least one person is likely to know who left the door open.

Somebody/anybody refers to a kind of unspecified group. "Somebody left the door open." Emphasis is on the door being open, not who did it. "Does anybody know?" Appealing to the group and implies the speaker believes it's possible that nobody knows who left the door open.

"I don't like" and "I dislike" carry the same meaning, although 'dislike' is slightly more formal. There are some situations though, where you can only use 'dislike' such as the collocation 'likes and dislikes' and adjectively such as 'he's very dislikable.' Or in this kind of sentence: 'The thing I most dislike is cabbage'.

A chuckle is audible; it's a kind of closed mouth, nasal laugh, or restrained usually accompanied by a smile. A sneer can be completely silent- usually the head is arched back a little, the eyes look down and the upper lip might be curled up to show teeth. A sneer can sometimes involve a laugh but it is always at someone else's expense.
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10-21-2011, 06:16 AM

Thanks for the detailed explanation, dogsbody70 and Columbine.


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