Anything vs. Everything in English Grammar

What Is the Difference between 'Anything' and 'Everything'?

'Anything' and 'everything' are both pronouns that are used to refer to something. They have fairly similar spelling and structure, but what's their difference?

Anything vs. Everything

'Anything' and 'everything' are both pronouns that are used to refer to something. They are fairly similar to each other in spelling, structure, and sound. However, they have different meanings and uses.

There isn't anything worth watching on TV .

The burglars took everything .

'Anything' is used instead of 'something' in negative sentences and in questions.

'Everything' refers to all objects, seen or unseen. We use 'everything' to refer to all things that are related to the subject.

On the other hand, 'anything' refers to any of the things that related to the subject. It can either be one, all, or some of the quantity or extent of a thing. They refer to different things, and in phrases and sentences, they are used in a different context.

Anything can be bought nowadays .

He doesn't want anything , because he already has everything .

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