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  1. Yiagos
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    Is any and its derivatives correspondigly interchangeable with every?

    After our discussion here I want to know if we can use anything instead of everything, (correspondigly anyone vs everyone & anywhere vs everywhere).
    For example, John eats any tropical fruit have same meaning with John eats every tropical fruit.
    What about John has been everywhere in Europe vs John has been anywhere in Europe, and everyone have passed this easy test vs anyone have passed this easy test.
    I think it could be possible in some cases (depending on context). Or I am wrong?
    Last edited by Yiagos; 02-Jan-2014 at 15:31. Reason: Formal language usage.

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    Re: Is any and its derivatives correspondigly interchangeable with every?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yiagos View Post
    After our discussion here I wanna know if we can use anything instead of everything, (correspondigly anyone vs everyone & anywhere vs everywhere).
    For example, John eats any tropical fruit have same meaning with John eats every tropical fruit.
    What about John has been everywhere in Europe vs John has been anywhere in Europe, and everyone have passed this easy test vs anyone have passed this easy test.
    I think it could be possible in some cases (depending on context). Or I am wrong?
    Please edit your post using proper English and not "text speak".

  3. Yiagos
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    Re: Is any and its derivatives correspondigly interchangeable with every?

    Done.
    Apart of formal language usage, was I clear?
    If anyone needs any clarification, let me know.
    Last edited by Yiagos; 02-Jan-2014 at 15:41.

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    Re: Is any and its derivatives correspondigly interchangeable with every?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yiagos View Post
    For example, John eats any tropical fruit have same meaning with John eats every tropical fruit
    These don't have the same meaning for me. I'll eat any tropical fruit - I will try all the ones that I come across - but I cannot claim to eat every tropical fruit because there are so many different ones.

  4. Yiagos
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    Re: Is any and its derivatives correspondigly interchangeable with every?

    After your post Tdol, I am trying to understand you. I think any + derivatives can interchange every + derivatives, in some cases. But rarely.
    Last edited by Yiagos; 03-Jan-2014 at 18:38.

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