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Libertad Writing Tips: Every one or Everyone

Every one or Everyone

The writing industry is full of experts, mostly people with useless degrees from very expensive universities they didn’t have to pay for. For this reason, 99% of the advice for writers online is either wrong, an oversimplification or has obviously been regurgitated by someone who didn’t really understand what they had been taught in the first place. If you are sick of looking up a point of English and finding you have wasted ten minutes of your life listening to an idiot then this blog is for you.

Here at Libertad, we subscribe to Einstein’s theory of explanation, if you can’t make a complicated subject sound easy then you don’t really understand it. But, here’s the thing. Like you, like everyone, we are a ‘work-in-progress‘ and one of the reasons we love what we do is the fact that we are all learning together – every day.

Below you will find some of the mistakes we’ve made and the simple ways we use to remember the correct answer. These tips have not made us rich, but they have made us better writers.

Let us know if you have any secret hacks, answers or questions and we will write these blogs together. Updates weekly!

Every one or Everyone

Every one can be substituted for ‘each one’ or ‘every single one’ and is referring to individuals in a group. It can be used to refer to people, animals or objects.

  • Every one of them went to the bar. (Every single one of them)
  • Every one of those girls got drunk. (One refers to girl)

Everyone refers to people (as a group) and can be substituted with ‘everybody’. As one word we are focusing on the group as a whole not as individuals.

  • Everyone went to the bar. (The whole group)
  • Everyone I know is coming to the fiesta this Saturday. (Several people are coming, but they are being treated as a single group)

Libertad final note:

Remembering which one to use, try this simple but effective tip:

If you can put the word ‘single’ between every and one, and it works fine, then you need to use the two words ‘every one’.

 Libertad practice questions:

  1. Each and ……………. (every one/everyone) of the books you gave me had pages missing.
  2. ……………….. (Every one/Everyone) from class came back for the reunion.
  3. I have tasted …………….. (every one/everyone) of the drinks but not too keen, unlike …………… (every one/everyone) else who thought they were really nice.
  4. Did you ask ………….. (every one/everyone) if they could come to the party? Yes, and …………… (every one/everyone) accepted the invitation.
  5. She has counted …………… (every one/everyone) of the chairs more times than I care to remember.
  6. …………… (Every one/Everyone) got on my nerves at work today, yes ………….. (every one/everyone)!
  7. ……………. (Every one/Everyone) of the episodes was more exciting than the last.

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