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    Each and every

    Each and every


    A/ Each and every are similar in meaning. Often it is possible to use each or every:

    Each time (or Every time) I see you, you look different.

    • There's a telephone in each room (or every room) of the house.

    But each and every are not exactly the same. Study the difference:


    We use each when we think of things separately, one by one.

     • Study each sentence carefully. (= study the sentences one by one)


    Each is more usual for a small number:

    • There were four books on the table. Each book was a different colour.

    • (in a card game) At the beginning of the game, each player has three cards.


    We use every when we think of things as a group. The meaning is similar to all.

    Every sentence must have a verb. (= all sentences in general)

    Every is more usual for a large number:

    • Carol loves reading. She has read every book in the library. (= all the books)

    • I would like to visit every country in the world. (= all the countries)


    Each (but not every) can be used for two things:

    • In a football match, each team has 11 players, (not 'every team')

    We use every (not each) to say how often something happens:

    • 'How often do you go shopping?' 'Every day.' (not 'each day')

    • There's a bus every ten minutes, (not 'each ten minutes')


    B/ Compare the structures we use with each and every:


    You can use each with a noun: each book / each student

    You can use each alone (without a noun):

    • None of the rooms was the same. Each was different. (= each room)

     Or you can use each one:

    Each one was different.

    You can say each of (the.../these, etc.):

    • Read each of these sentences carefully.

    Each of the books is a different colour. Also each of us/you/them:

    Each of them is a different colour.


    You can use every with a noun: every book / every student

    You can say every one (but not every alone):

    • 'Have you read all these books?' 'Yes, every one.'

    You can say every one of... (but not 'every of...')

    • I've read every one of those books. (not 'every of those books')

    • I've read every one of them.


    C/ You can also use each in the middle or at the end of a sentence. For example:

    • The students were each given a book. (= Each student was given a book.)

    • These oranges cost 25 pence each.



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    1. There were four books on the table. book was a different colour.

    2. The Olympic Games are held four years.

    3. As you know, parent worries about their children.

    4. In a game of tennis there are two or four players. player has a racket.

    5. Nicola plays volleyball Thursday evening.

    6. I understood most of what they said but not word.

    7. The book is divided into five parts and of these has three sections.

    8. I get paid four weeks.

    9. We had a great weekend. I enjoyed minute of it.

    10. I tried to phone her two or three times, but time there was no reply.

    11. Car seat belts save lives, driver should wear one.

    12. (from an examination paper) Answer all five questions. Begin your answer to question on a separate sheet of paper.

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