The UVic Writer's Guide


Anyone / Anyone


Any one refers to a particular component of a group:

"Take any one of those sandwiches."

Anyone refers to an indeterminate person:

"Take anyone to the dance, see what I care!" The same distinction applies to "every one" and "everyone."

 


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