an ‧ y ‧ one S1 W1 /ˈeniwʌn/ BrE AmE pronoun
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.
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Use a singular verb after anyone :
Hardly anyone was paying attention to him.
► Do not use 'of' after anyone . Use any of :
Do any of these people have jobs?