In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English (e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc) which learners often find difficult. Here is some advice about every one and everyone, as well as other pronouns starting with every:
Don’t confuse every one (two words) and everyone (one word):
✗ It is useful for
every one to watch the news.
✓ It is useful for everyone to watch the news.
Every one means ‘each one’:
The government signed 453 treaties with the Native Americans and broke every one.
Everyone has the same meaning as everybody, and means ‘all people’.
Walking benefits everyone.
Every one is often followed by of:
It will require the support of every one of you.
Most of the pronouns that start with every are written as one word: everyone, everything, everybody, everywhere. The exception is every time, which is always written as two words:
✗ Having a child changes
every thing in a couple’s life.
✓ Having a child changes everything in a couple’s life.
Everytime I see the prisoners, it reminds me of animals kept in captivity.
✓ Every time I see the prisoners, it reminds me of animals kept in captivity.
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