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what is the difference between "anyone and anyone's"


When I ca to use anyone or anyone's Anyone's is plural?

updated JUN 16, 2012
posted by melipiru
hey ur beautiful melipiru just wanted to say and ur work is exellent too - yomynameis______, DIC 2, 2010
Hola Melipiru, anyone: any person( male or female) but "anyone's" has possessive s for example Matthew's girl friend or in other case anyone's can be considered as " anyone is" for example anyone's here ? :::Matthew,Tarragona - Matthew_S, JUN 16, 2012

7 Answers


Anyone is a pronoun. Anyone's is a singular possessive pronoun.

Apostrophes can indicate a contraction (I will-I'll) or possession/ownership ('s) singular form

updated AGO 29, 2010
edited by nizhoni1
posted by nizhoni1
anyone is not possesive.... anyone's is possessive - Las_Plagos, AGO 29, 2010

Anyone - cualquier persona

Anyone's / anybody's - e.g.

La opinión de cualquiera - Anyone's opinion

. o algo así

updated DIC 9, 2010
posted by patch

Here are some examples:

There's not anyone here. No hay nadie aqui.

Does anyone want a drink? ¿Quiere alguien una bebida?

Bring anyone you like to the party. Trae a quien quieres a la fiesta.

(Possession) It could be anyone's book. Puede ser el libro de cualquiera.

(Anyone is - contraction) Anyone's welcome in my house. Cualquiera persona es bienvenido en mi casa.

Remember that you can also say "anybody" instead of "anyone". See: anybody/anyone

updated MAR 29, 2010
posted by alba3

You use anyone's when you are referring to ownership.

ex. Is this anyone's pencil?

A better way to use it would be to say: "Does this pencil belong to anyone?"

updated MAR 29, 2010
posted by Nathaniel

Can you explain the difference in usage between the Pretérito Perfecto and the Present Perfect in English? They seem very similar. Maybe I can help to explain something for you in English in exchange?

updated NOV 1, 2010
posted by Clives45

anyone- singular

anyone's- something belonging to someone

updated MAR 29, 2010
posted by princesaespanol

if plural,

updated MAR 29, 2010
posted by Montserrat22
anyone is by definition singular. Any one. - Lrtward, MAR 29, 2010
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