Up until this morning I thought that everyone and every one was the same thing—only written differently. I was wrong. Once more I was tangled in the English language confusion.
Studying the English language at a plain-no-nonsense blog dubbed, Wordwatch, I saw the light and cleared up some of the confusion I had. This is what Deborah wrote about these two confusing English words.
Definition. Everyone is the same as all the people or everybody. It refers only to people, and as you can see, it’s written as one word. Everyone and everybody are interchangeable, and can be used as synonyms of each other in any context.
Example: Everyone is invited to my Birthday party. Everyone at work says to tell you, ‘Get well soon.’
Definition. Every one refers to each person or thing in a particular group. Each, without exception. Constituting each and all members of a group without exception. (Notice that this term is written as two words.)
Example: Every one sitting at the table now is wrong. I bought a dozen eggs yesterday and every one was cracked when I got home.
I’m glad I got this issue cleared up. I know there are many more to tackle in the future. Good Day.