Similarity and Difference
'Anything' and 'everything' are both pronouns that are used to refer to something. They are fairly similar to each other in spelling and structure. However, they have different meanings and uses.
The burglars took
Anything can be used in:
- affirmative statements to mean any thing when it is not important to say exactly which;
- negative sentences instead of 'something';
You can do
I didn't have
'Everything' refers to all objects, seen or unseen. We use 'everything' to refer to all things that are related to the subject. Use a singular verb after everything.
You have to tell him
On the other hand, 'anything' refers to any of the things that is related to the subject. It can either be one, all, or some of the quantity or extent of a thing.
He doesn't want