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Friday, February 3, 2012

Anyone for tennis?

Anyone, anybody, any one, and any body get confused sometimes.  
Anyone generally refers to any person, as in “Anyone in the mood for fun?”  
Any one singles out the subject, as in “Any one of you could stand a little humor.”
As for anybody and any body, same thing! “Does anybody want to play?” “Any body in this room could pull off a good joke.”
Both anybody and anyone are used as singular pronouns that take singular verbs.

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