Nobody vs. Somebody in English Grammar

The Difference between 'Nobody' and 'Somebody'

What is the difference between the two indefinite pronouns of 'nobody' and 'somebody'? Where can we use each one of them. Let's find out.

Nobody vs. Somebody

'Nobody' and 'somebody' both can be either indefinite pronouns or used as nouns.
As an indefinite pronoun, 'nobody' means no person, 'no one'.

Nobody spoke for a solid one minute . It was awkward .

However, 'somebody' as an indefinite pronoun means an unspecified person.

Somebody came up to me and said hi .

As opposed to:

Nobody came up to me to even ask me my name .

As a noun, 'nobody' means a person who is not important or famous, or influential.

Everyone at school , treated him like like a nobody .

Whereas, 'somebody' means a famous, renowned person, someone who is a celebrity.

He wants to be a somebody someday .

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