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Each or Every
1. EACH = "every", considered SEPARATELY.
A) EACH insists on the individual. Each = one by one; therefore, it is followed by a verb in the singular and accompanied by a personal pronoun in the singular.
- Yes, Billy, each student has his own way of learning, and you have yours.
B ) EACH can be placed before the verb:
- The little boys each decided to take different toys and play separately.
C) EACH is used to speak about two persons, two objects etc. considered separately.
- My mother was holding a bag in each hand.
D ) EACH can be followed by OF; the verb will then be in the singular.
- Each of the twins has different personalities.
2. EVERY= one of a group TAKEN COLLECTIVELY.
A) EVERY is used for people or objects in the singular, ( it is followed by a noun and a verb in the singular), but considered as a generalisation, as a whole.
- In this class, every student is a boarder.
B) :pgb If EVERY must be replaced by a personal pronoun , or accompanied by a possessive, they will be in the plural: them/their. ( this is compulsory in British English.)
- Every famous painter has brought their best picture for the exhibition.
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