Link:http://output.to/sideway/default.asp?qno=150200001 Grammar Frequency Ask Questions ## Each and Every## Similarity- Both 'each' and 'every' are used as determiners or quantifier with singular nouns to indicate descriptive quantity.
## Differential- Each indicates two or more things while every indicates three or more things.
- Each can be used as a pronoun but every cannot be.
## Examples'each' used to specify each individual of both things. 'every' cannot be used to specify two things. - He had a tattoo on each arm. (He had a tattoo on both arms.)
- He holds a bag in each hand. (He holds a bag in both hands.)
- He holds a bag with both hand. (He needs both hand to hold a bag.)
- He repeats the exercise two times with each hand. (The exercise is repeated two times by each of his hand.)
- His parents each had a wardrobe and each one has 8 feet high. (Both of his parents had their own wardrobe.)
- Each of his parents had a wardrobe and each one has 8 feet high. (Both of his parents had their own wardrobe.)
'each' used to specify one particular situation for a single individual of the group. 'every' used to specify one general situation for a group. - Every final year student has the opportunity to join the Guaranteed Fashion Show every year. All necessary material are provided for every student and each
- I have read every book in the book case and I read each book one by one.
- Every child who come to the party will have a present. The present will be given to each child one by one at the end of the party.
'every' used together with adverbs to indicate a typical thing of the group. - He posts new deals almost every working day.
- The database contains records of nearly every person in the country.
- Practically every person has his or her own hobby.
- All alcoholics have at least one drink every single day.
- Every other row in the table must be shaded by blue.
- The magazine is published once every two weeks
- He drinks wine every now and again.
'each' used as a pronoun. - Each has separate financial accounts. (Each of them has his own separate financial accounts.)
- They each share half of the costs. (They share half of the costs each.)
- They each cost a dollar. (They cost a dollar each.)
- They each have their own cost. (Each of them has his own cost.)
- He give them each a cup. (He give each of them a cup.)
'every + one' used as a pronoun. - He give every one of them a cup.
- Every one of them has separate financial accounts.
'each + one' or 'every single one' to stress on each individual. |
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