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Do you know somebody here?

Do you know anybody here?

Do you know someone here?

If there is any difference in meaning, could you please paraphrase each question, so that I could understand what the differences are.

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    The most common usage is Do you know anybody here? The other two are equivalent to each other, and would normally only be used in contexts where the expected answer is Yes (often because that's the reason you're there in the first place). Compare the negated form Don't you know anybody here?, which would only rarely occur with someone, somebody (again, probably in expectation of an affirmative response). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica May 31 '15 at 23:01
  • See also anyone vs someone? Which one. – user6951 Jun 1 '15 at 1:39
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My opinion:

  • Do you know someone here? -- Do you know some person here well?
  • Do you know somebody here? -- Do you know some person here, at least who can recognize you?
  • Do you know anybody here? -- Do you know some person here, at least by name?

My answer is coming from a simple resolution. "Some" - is a choice from specific options. "Any" - from all options available. "One" - is often meaning for a person, while "body" - is just a human (or any) object.

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