everyone */*/*/

everyone */*/*/
UK [ˈevrɪˌwʌn] / US pronoun
Summary:
When everyone is a subject, it is used with a singular verb. In formal writing, a pronoun or possessive adjective that refers to everyone is usually singular: Everyone should bring his or her own lunch. However, in conversation and in informal writing these pronouns and possessive adjectives are more often plural: Everyone should bring their own lunch.
1) every person in a group

Happy New Year, everyone!

Everyone is thrilled about Jean's baby.

James made a point of shaking everyone's hand.

everyone else:

Everyone else had finished eating, so I sat and had supper alone.

everyone but (= everyone except):

They invited everyone but me and Karen.

2) used for talking about people in general

Everyone needs a friend.

everyone else:

I'm like everyone else – I like a bit of fun.

not everyone:

Maybe private healthcare is better, but not everyone can afford it.


English dictionary. 2014.

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