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Are the words everybody and everyone interchangeable?

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possible duplicate of "Somebody" vs "someone", "anybody" vs "anyone" – delete Sep 6 '10 at 3:42
I wouldn't use "everybody" in a mortuary. – Kramii Sep 7 '10 at 14:06

Either one would work.

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It depends on whom you are addressing.

  • Hi everyone = Hi to each one of you

  • Hi everybody = Hi to all of you at once

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I still think "Hi everyone" means the group as one. – Picturepocket Sep 6 '10 at 7:47

Everybody is a little more casual (more informal) than everyone. Also, everybody is used more often than everyone in spoken language. It's absolutely fine to use either one. You have a choice.

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