something, anything and other compounds
Compounds with some and any
The compounds with some and any are used like the single words some/any.
|something, anything||There is something wrong with our car.|
|someone, anyone*||There is someone at the door.|
|somebody, anybody*||I would like to be somebody.|
|someday||Someday he'll be rich.|
|sometime, anytime||We saw her sometime last month.|
|sometimes||I sometimes take the bus to school.|
|someplace, anyplace, somewhere, anywhere||Can't you sing somewhere else?|
|somehow, anyhow, someway, anyway||She looked ill, somehow.|
|anymore||I can't help you anymore.|
* The compounds someone/anyone and somebody/anybody are nearly identical.
What is the difference between someone and somebody?
someone is used for a more special person and somebody for a person in general.
- There's someone at the door.
- I'd like to be somebody.