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Everyone or every one

Everyone and every one are pronounced the same but have different meanings.

Everyone, and everybody, talks about all the people in a particular group. It talks about the group as a whole. It only talks about people.

Every one talks about each individual or thing in a group, not the group as a whole. It’s always used with a singular verb. It can talk about people or to things.

  • Everyone was looking at her.
    (all the people in the group were looking at her)
  • With everyone gone, she could enjoy the silence.
  • I failed every one of the exams.
    (there were many exams and I failed them all)
  • She has read every one of his books.