Everyone vs. Every One of Us in English Grammar

Are They Interchangeable?

'Everyone' and 'every one of us' both refer to 'every individual member of a complete group'. But are they interchangeable? Let's see.

Everyone vs. Every One of Us

'Everyone' is an indefinite pronoun that indicates every member of a group of people. It has the same meaning as 'everybody', though 'everyone' is more formal.

Everyone was surprised when they heard the news .

When we want to state every single individual person in a group of people, we use 'of + noun(phrase)'. When using this structure, we cannot say 'everyone of + noun(phrase)'. We should put a space between 'every' and 'one'.

Every one of us was surprised when we heard the news .

Everyone of us was surprised when we heard the news .

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