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    Everyones...Everyone's

    How do we write Everyones...Everyone's or jusr Everyones also how do we say this eg Everyones fine at home..is this correct

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    Re: Everyones...Everyone's

    Quote Originally Posted by tough View Post
    How do we write Everyones...Everyone's or jusr Everyones also how do we say this eg Everyones fine at home..is this correct
    Everyone is one of those words which means lots of people but is always singular, so there is no such plural as "everyones".

    For your example sentence: "Everyone's fine at home" would be correct, as it is short for "Everyone is fine at home". The contraction of "everyone is" is "everyone's".

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    Re: Everyones...Everyone's

    Quote Originally Posted by tough View Post
    How do we write Everyones...Everyone's or jusr Everyones also how do we say this eg Everyones fine at home..is this correct
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Tough.

    (1) Kindly remember that "everyone" means something like: all the persons.

    (a) Everyone is here now.

    (b) Everyone needs to eat.

    (c) Does everyone have a car in your country?

    (2) "Everyone's fine at home" means "Everyone IS fine at home."

    (a) Yes, the idea is plural, but in English, native speakers have decided

    that the word "everyone" is singular and needs a singular verb.

    (b) "Everyone's" is NOT the plural. It is just the contraction of "everyone"

    + "is."

    *****

    Be careful. Sometimes we spell it "every one."

    I have ten dictionaries. Every one (every/ each dictionary) is good.

    Or: Every/each one's good. (every/each dictionary is good)

    BUT: Everyone's good. (all the people are good)

    Yes, it is very confusing.

    Have a nice day!

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