- apologize for
- worry about
- take over person’s tasks
- temporarily cover person’s job
Use someone/anyone/no one + (to-infinitive) to talk about people.
- I have a lot of work today, so I need someone to finish the report for me.
- Sandra is sick today, but there isn’t anyone to take over her tasks.
- Everyone went home, so there’s no one to help me with this.
Use something/anything/nothing + (to-infinitive) to talk about things.
- We have something to announce.
- Everything’s okay now. You don’t have anything to worry about.
- Please go. There’s nothing to see here.
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- I can’t go out this weekend. There’s no one to take care of my kids.
- Can we go to your office? I have something to report.
- Calm down. You don’t have anything to worry about.
- The phone rang, but there wasn’t anyone to answer it.
- Can I talk to you? I have something to tell you.
- All of the Russian-speaking staff went home. There’s no body to translate the documents.