Everyone is an indefinite pronoun used to refer to a total number of people and things. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'Everyone' as an Indefinite Pronoun
Everyone is a universal indefinite pronoun and it refers to a total number of people or things. Take a look at the following examples:
Position in a Sentence
Every One + of
Every one is a noun phrase and almost always followed by of + noun/ noun phrase/ pronoun. It is used when referring to each member of a group. It has the same meaning as 'each person.' Take a look at the following examples:
'My students' is a noun phrase.
Other words can be added between 'every' and 'one' in this structure. Take a look at the following examples:
Negation with 'Everyone'
Everyone is a positive pronoun so in order to make it negative, there are three options:
1. 'Not' heads the sentence before everyone.
2. Anyone is used with negative verbs.
3. No one replaces everyone in negative sentences.
Take a look at the following examples:
Anyone is not as interested as you.