What is the difference between 'anybody' and 'any body'? Or the difference between 'everybody' and 'every body'? There is a small difference between these two spellings. Let's talk about some rules and examples.
There is a small difference between 'any body' and 'anybody'. First, let's talk about 'anybody'. The word 'anybody' is used to talk about any person. For example,
Anybody with a gold pass can enter the park for free. (Any person holding a gold pass gets into the park for free.)
The word 'any body' means any group or any physical body. For example,
Any body of government has rules and procedures. (Any group of government has rules and procedures.)
Second, let's talk about 'everybody' vs. 'every body'. The word 'everybody' is used to talk about every person. For example,
Everybody in the room was looking at me. (Every person in the room looked at me.)
The word 'every body' means every group or every physical body. For example,
Every body of students needs a leader. (Every group of students needs a leader.)
'anybody' vs. 'anyone' and 'everybody' vs. 'everyone'
There is no major difference between 'everybody' and 'everyone' or 'anybody' and 'anyone'. The words 'everyone' and 'anyone' are more common in writing. The words 'everybody' and 'anybody' are more common in spoken English, but both have the same meaning.
1) ___________ ate cake and danced all night.
A) Every one
2) __________ teachers usually has a professional organization.
A) Every body
C) Every body of
3) __________ in the grave?
C) Any bodies
1) A) – Every person ate cake and danced all night.
2) C) – Every group of teachers usually has a professional organization.
3) C) – Any physical human bodies in the grave?
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