Pronouns are used to substitute the noun in a sentence, often indicating the “who” or “what” in it. Here’s a rundown of a few pronouns and how they’re used.
- Anyone/anybody (one word) = Indefinite reference. As in, “Anyone can do that.”
- Any one (two words) = Singling out one in a group. Example: “Any one of them has the right to speak.”
- Everyone (one word) = All people. As in, “Everyone has a chance at happiness.” (Notice that even though “all” indicates multiple people, the verb is singular.)
- Every one (two words) = Each individual or item. Example: “Every one of the words was meaningful.” (Again, note the singular verb.)