Anyone vs Any One - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
"This set of words is often confused. Let?s take a look at their differences. ?Anyone? spelled as one word, is a pronoun and indicates any person. It is only used for people, for example: I?m throwing a big birthday party and anyone can come. ?Any one?, on the other hand, is a phrase made up of two adjectives ?any? and ?one? and means any single object or person, for example: I cannot think of any one bad idea you had today. Here it refers to a thing, idea. You are my best friends. I don?t want to lose any one of you. Here it refers to people, you. I hope the difference is clear now. That?s it for today. See you next time. Generally speaking, ?in time? means early enough and not late. For example: I arrived just in time to get a cup of coffee before the meeting. ?On time?, on the other hand, is used more in the sense of ?punctually?, ?according to a schedule? and ?neither late nor early,? such as here: Despite the heavy traffic, I arrived at work on time. There are instances, however, where ?in time? and ?on time? can be used interchangeably. This is particularly the case when the implied meaning is ?not too late?, for example: There was an accident on the way to work; I won?t be able to get to work in time / on time. I hope the difference is clear now. That?s it for today. See you next time."
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