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pronoun everyone pronunciation in British English /ˈevriˌwʌn/
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When everyone is a subject, it is used with a singular verb.
In formal writing, a pronoun or possessive adjective that refers to everyone is usually singular: Everyone should bring his or her own lunch. However, in conversation and in informal writing these pronouns and possessive adjectives are more often plural: Everyone should bring their own lunch.
  1. 1
    every person in a group
    Happy New Year, everyone!
    Everyone is thrilled about Jean’s baby.
    James made a point of shaking everyone’s hand.
    everyone else: Everyone else had finished eating, so I sat and had supper alone.
    everyone but (=everyone except): They invited everyone but me and Karen.
  2. 2
    used for talking about people in general
    Everyone needs a friend.
    everyone else: I’m like everyone else – I like a bit of fun.
    not everyone: Maybe private healthcare is better, but not everyone can afford it.


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