Use of Everyone versus Every One

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In the following question, which is correct - Every one, or Everyone.  This is an ad campaign, riffing off the famous Dickens quote (who in the 1800s used 'every one').

 

"God Help Us, Everyone"

 

or "God Help Us, Every One"

 

Thank you.

asked Oct 25 '12 at 23:45 Nancy Hereford New member

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The accepted spelling for "everyone" in both American and British English has changed over the past hundred years. The following sentence illustrates the current difference between "everyone" and "every one." 

 

"Every one of the employees attended the company picnic, and everyone had a good time"

 

In your context, "everyone" is the correct spelling.

link comment answered Oct 26 '12 at 01:22 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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