anyone


anyone
an|y|one
W1S1 [ˈeniwʌn] pron
1.) used to refer to any person, when it is not important to say exactly who
Anyone could win tonight.
They offer help and advice to anyone interested in becoming a teacher.
If anyone sees Lisa, ask her to call me.
Anyone else who is interested in going on the trip should see me at the end of this lesson.
2.) used in questions to mean 'someone'
Does anyone want a drink?
Is there anyone new coming to tonight's meeting?
Do you know anyone else who wants a ticket?
3.) used in negative sentences to mean no person
I went to the bar but there wasn't anyone there.
I haven't spoken to anyone all day.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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