any one vs anyone

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any one vs anyone

by confuse mind » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:06 am
what are the differences in the usage of any one vs anyone. Someone please help
(I found a question where 2 options were ditto same with the above quoted difference only!)

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by Birottam Dutta » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:41 am
Anyone (one word) is an indefinite pronoun and refers to any person and not to particular individuals.

Any one is an adjective phrase that refers to specific but unidentified things or individuals.

Example:

The enemy is anyone who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.

Does any one of your friends have time to fill out this survey?

The same applies to anybody, any body, etc!!

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by The Haz » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:09 am
To add two more "any one" examples to the post above:

Any one of a number of things can go wrong while taking an exam.

I don't recall seeing any one of those items on the table.