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Open for “anyone”? Or open for “everyone”?

Is the tournament open for "anyone" or "everyone"?
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what is the difference between everywhere and anywhere

I checked the difference between anywhere and everywhere in the Longman dictionary. I have understood that when the place is not important we have to use anywhere for example: You can find a man ...
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What is the difference between “any” or ”every”?

Consider: The system is deterministic if any two runs produce the same result. Can I say every instead of any in every such sentence?
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“everyone”, “everybody”, “everything”, and “everywhere” - singular or plural. [duplicate]

Are "everyone", "everybody", "everything", and "everywhere" singular or plural. I have found people who are say they are singular but also people who say they are plural. I can anyone give me an ...
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“Anyone knows that” vs. “everyone knows that”

The context is as follows. I say that X is true. The (dismissive) response I receive is "Anyone knows that". Is that a complete sentence? Yes, it is grammatical. Yes,it has some semblance of ...
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Any individual or any individuals?

The Newyorker reports: “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice,” Obama said. What is correct? 'Any responsible individual' or 'Any responsible ...