Is saying "each and everyone" redundant?

Also, what is the difference between "each and everyone" and "each and every one"?


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    Usually "each and every one", which is different from "each and everyone". Yes, it is redundant. – Colin Fine Feb 25 '16 at 18:06
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    But there's nothing wrong with being redundant. – Hot Licks Feb 25 '16 at 18:40
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    @Colin Fine: I'd have thought "redundant" means "contributes no additional information". But surely this form of "repetition" using an alternative term often conveys emphasis, which is a form of additional information. – FumbleFingers Feb 25 '16 at 18:59
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    @FumbleFingers Quite right. I think that, each and every time I hear it. – WS2 Feb 25 '16 at 19:21
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    @ColinFine: At the heart of the rhetorical figure called merism is redundancy (e.g., lock, stock, and barrel; the whole kit and caboodle; from top to bottom; good and bad; searched high and low; heart and soul; each and every one). – rhetorician Feb 25 '16 at 20:54

*each and everyone -- ugly coordination of determiner and noun!

each [one] [of them] = each (member of the things) = each thing

every one [of them] = every (member of the things) = each thing

everyone = every (member of the people) = every person

each and every one [of them] -- redundancy used for emphasis

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    I'd argue that it's used as often for its cadency as it is for its emphasising property. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 25 '16 at 20:52

"Each and every one" is a stock phrase where both "each" and "every" modify "one". For that reason, it cannot be rephrased as "each and everyone" because that leaves the "each" dangling.

"Each one" typically has the same set of referents as "every one" which makes the phrase redundant. However, the two phrases have slightly different emphases. "Each one" emphasizes the individual, "every one" emphasizes the group. So this phrase is really saying "each individual AND the group as a whole."

  • I find this the must succinct explanation, thanks. – ADP Oct 8 '18 at 14:27

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