Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    All People or Everyone

    How do I know when to say (all people) or (everyone)?

    Thanks

  2. euncu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 1,314
    #2

    Re: All People or Everyone

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    How do I know when to say (all people) or (everyone) in your native-language? I don't think that it would be about something that is peculiar to English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    #3

    Re: All People or Everyone

    Use "everyone". "All people" is too grandiose or oratorical.

  3. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #4

    Re: All People or Everyone

    It reminds me of the first line of the hymn
    All people that on Earth do dwell,
    Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice...
    The hymn was written in 1561. Many native speakers know it because of the tune ('The Old One Hundredth' - which suggest that it's taken from the King James Bible - Psalm 100), but it's not current.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. [Essay] Career success - relate to other people or study hard?
    By hieppham90 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2009, 14:56
  2. Movement of people (Migration)
    By jomo27 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 18-May-2008, 22:43
  3. People please help me!
    By jomo27 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-May-2008, 06:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •