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“Every One” of Us Does Not Know How to Use “Everyone”

One would think every one and everyone would be simple and non-confusing. Then again, one might think a blue moon really is blue.

I have yet to see every one misused. We seem to know it’s two words when referring to a single item: Every one of the chapters was poorly written.

The problem comes with everyone. It’s one word when it refers to a pronoun meaning all persons in a group: Everyone is welcome.

But not everyone gets it right. To use my above example. Everyone of the chapters was poorly written is seriously wrong. The best-case scenario is that the writer forgot to include a space.

The worst-case scenario is that the writer’s an idiot. And a blue moon is a second full moon in a calendar month.

Until next time! Use the right words!


April 25, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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