Somebody vs. Somebody Else

What is the difference between these two sentences? 'Ask somebody for help'. And 'Ask somebody else for help'. Let's see.

What Is the Function of 'Else'?

The adverb 'else' has a sense of exclusion. There's a hint of 'except...' or 'but...' in it.
Take a look at these examples:

You need to ask somebody.

You need to ask somebody else.

As in the second example, it means 'you need to ask somebody else (but me). But in the first example, 'somebody' includes the speaker, too.

Let's look at this function of the adverb 'else' with another indefinite pronoun:

He's nice to everybody (including me).

He's nice to everybody else (but me).

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