Hi everybody, two questions...

-Can I say...my friend is something chubby,something fat(he is a little)...is it correct "something"?

-How do you say....all different but all good people or everybody different but everybody good people?

Thank you again.

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Valentin....

Chubby is an adjective, meaning 'a little overweight'. (To call someone 'fat' is not a nice way to describe them, and some people can feel insulted.)

You can say that your friend is 'a little chubby', or 'very chubby'.

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Then "all different but all good people" and "everybody is different but everybody is a good person"....is it correct? Thank you Josep and Ajarn.

commented

Valentin....

I would say >

"Everybody is different, but everyone is a good person."

Everybody is more of a 'collective' pronoun and is not singularly specific... whereas everyone is specifically singular.

In your first phrase... Everybody is different... this is a general phrase, describing a plural collective 'everybody'.

In the 2nd phrase... xxxx is a good person... this is a Singular expression.. "a good person".... therefore the more singular 'everyone' is more appropriate!

or you could say >

Everybody is different, but each is a good person.

or

Everybody is different, but all are good people.

or

Everyone is different, but everyone is a good person.

etc. hahahaha

AA

commented

I speak about my friends...everybody is different but all are good people.... i like this. Ok, thanks

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Josep 4650

Hi Valentin,

No, you cannot use 'something' there because 'something' is a pronoun, not an adverb or adjective.

Everybody is also a pronoun so you need something between 'everybody' and 'different'. Everybody is different -> Correct! Everybody is like a noun, like Joseph, Jane ... So you need to place a verb after it!

commented

WRONG !!!! Sorry to dispute you Josep, BUT....

Everybody is a singular pronoun... People is a Plural Noun!!!

Everybody is a good person. (Not 'People')

Though in this context... 'Everybody' is misused... and 'Everyone' would be better.

Everyone is a good person.

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