everyone*/*/*/

everyone*/*/*/
[ˈevriwʌn]
pronoun
1) every person in a group
Happy New Year, everyone![/ex]
Everyone is thrilled about Jean's baby.[/ex]
James made a point of shaking everyone's hand.[/ex]
Everyone else had finished eating.[/ex]
2) used for talking about people in general
Everyone needs a friend.[/ex]
Maybe private healthcare is better, but not everyone can afford it.[/ex]
When everyone is a subject, it is used with a singular verb.In formal writing, pronouns or possessive adjectives that refer back to everyone are usually singular: Everyone should bring his or her own lunch. But in speech and informal writing, plural pronouns and possessive adjectives are more usual: Everyone should bring their own lunch.

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