Anyone vs Any One | Ask Linda! | English Grammar
In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “anyone” and “any one”.
This set of words is often confused. Let’s take a look at their differences.
“Anyone” spelled as one word, is a pronoun and indicates any person. It is only used for people, for example:
I’m throwing a big birthday party and anyone can come.
“Any one”, on the other hand, is a phrase made up of two adjectives “any” and “one” and means any single object or person, for example:
I cannot think of any one bad idea you had today.
Here it refers to a thing, idea.
You are my best friends. I don’t want to lose any one of you. Here it refers to people, you.
I hope the difference is clear now. That’s it for today. See you next time.