Everyone vs. All in English Grammar

The Difference between 'Everyone' and '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

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

'All' usually needs a subject before it.
Normally, we cannot use 'all + verb'. It's 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 .

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 .

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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