Everyone vs every one: What’s the difference?
There are many confusing words in the English language. ‘Everyone’ and ‘every one’ are among the confusing words that learners of English as a second language and learners of English as a foreign language use in the wrong way.
So what’s the difference between the two words?
Everyone is used to refer to all the people in a particular group. It can be replaced by everybody. For instance,
- Everyone is coming to our wedding party.
- Everyone agreed to go for a picnic.
- Everyone knows him. He’s really famous.
- Everyone knows who stole it, but they’re all afraid to tell anyone.
Every one is used to emphasize that something true about each of the things or people you are speaking about. For example,
- Every one of her mobiles was bought from China.
- Every one of the sisters got married before the age of 25.
Everyone vs every one: Tips
- Everyone, one word, can be replaced by everybody. It refers to all the persons in a group.
- Every one, two words, is another way to say ‘each’
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