Everyone vs. All

'Everyone' and 'all' have a similar meaning when talking about people. They both mean all the people in a group'. But are they 100% the same?

"Everyone" vs. "All" in English Grammar

Main Similarity

'Everyone' and 'all' have similar meanings. They both are used to talk about '100% of the group'. However, there is a slight difference between them.

First Difference

We usually need a subject before 'all'.

Normally, we cannot use 'all + verb'. It is better to have a subject as well.

They all liked it here.

We all went to the zoo.

'Everyone' can function as a subject on its own.

Everyone was excited about the new Star Wars movie.

Second Difference

We use 'all' and 'everyone' to refer to the total number of people.

'All' refers to a complete group.
'Everyone' focuses on each individual member of a complete group.

The survey was sent to all of the students.

The survey was sent to everyone of the students.

Third Difference

We use 'all' with plural and uncountable nouns and the verb can be singular and plural. But we use 'everyone' with singular verbs.

We all are happy.

Everyone is happy.


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