Anyone vs Any One | Ask Linda! | English Grammar

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.

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