You shouldn’t judge someone until you know what they are really like.

homotopy07

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Japanese
#1
(1) You shouldn’t judge someone until you know what they are really like.
<The Farlex Grammar Book>

(2) You shouldn’t judge anyone until you know what they are really like.

What's the difference between these two sentences?

I suppose:

(a) The speaker of (1) was having in mind one indefinite or particular person at the time of speaking.

(b) (2) suggests "any person, without exception".
 
  • AnythingGoes

    Senior Member
    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    #2
    Your understanding is correct.

    [Edited to fix a humiliating blunder. I can't believe I did that!]
     
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