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A person is a person. Refer to the individual as such.

Examples:

1)If anybody asked you about the money, tell the person that it is in my bank account.

2)I felt that somebody was in the garden but I did not see anyone.

3) Speaker 1: A friend of mine helped me a lot.

Speaker 2: You should thank that friend/buddy/comrade/confidant

4)Congratulations on your new baby! What's the baby's/ child's/ offspring's/ broodspawn's/ youngster's/ squirt's / toddler's/ tyke's/ kid's/ infant's/ youth's name?