November 23

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Everyone vs. Anyone

 

Hi everyone, you’re listening to Cambridge Exam Coach, a podcast for people who want to improve their English.

I’m Kristian, your host, and in this episode we’re talking about the difference between everyone and anyone.

When I say, ‘Hi everyone’, I’m talking to all my listeners, the whole group. All of you! 

Anyone, however, relates to any one individual person in a group, and we often use it to ask questions.

For example, ‘Is anyone listening to this episode?’

Here I’m asking if any individual person in the group of listeners is listening to me, right now. 

And if the whole group is listening, we can say, ‘Yes, everyone is listening to you, Kristian’.

Which is something that would make me very, very happy. It would put a big smile upon my face.

That’s a nice expression, isn’t it? If someone puts a smile upon your face, that person makes you happy.  

All right, that’s all for today. Take care of yourself, and each other, and I’ll speak to you on the podcast soon, but for now it’s time to say goodbye!

About the author 

Kristian

Kristian is from The Netherlands, but he lives in Prague, Czechia. He is a CELTA qualified teacher who passed the Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam with grade A. When he's not working, he likes to chill out with music, podcasts or an audiobook.


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