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    #1

    Use everyone or everybody instead of 'all people'.

    Hello.

    Please click on the link and scroll down to 'HELP': http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/person

    It says:

    Use everyone or everybody instead of 'all people'.

    It means 'You can use everyone or everybody [...]', doesn't it? (I first took it to mean 'You must use [...]'.)

    I'm sorry if it's a silly question.

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    Re: Use everyone or everybody instead of 'all people'.

    I would take it as "You should use". The only instance I can think of where using "all people" might be preferable to using everyone or everybody is in the context of a poem or song, where it would scan better. For example, there is a verse in a hymn which begins "All people that on earth do dwell..." That was written in the 16th Century, and it sounds much more lyrical than "Everybody who lives on earth..".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Use everyone or everybody instead of 'all people'.

    Hello.

    Would you, Grumpy, treat the word century like January, Saturday, where you did uppercase it, please?
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 26-Sep-2014 at 22:19. Reason: uppercase->did uppercase

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    #4

    Re: Use everyone or everybody instead of 'all people'.

    You will see both '16th Century' or '16th century'.

    There's no rule about it.

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