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Determiners and Distributive Pronouns
Every It is a determiner. It is usually followed by a singular noun and verb.
It is used when referring to all the members of a group of three or more.
It can be used before a plural noun in expressions that refers to intervals such as
'every four years'.
The teacher knows every student in the school.
I enjoyed every minute of my stay in Africa.
Each It refers to every thing, person, etc. in a group of two or more, considered separately.
Before a noun with a determiner ( the, my, this etc. ) we use 'each of '.
Each girl was given a doll.
Each of the girls was given a doll.
Everything All things.
He lost everything in the big flood last year.
Everyone All people.
She could start the meeting because everyone had arrived.
Either Means one or the other of the two.
There are shops on either side of street.
Neither Means not one nor the other of the two.
I like neither of his parents.
I like neither apples nor oranges.
Both Two people or things.
We can't do both these things.
To speak of more than two persons or things we can use:
All / Any / None
You can take all three of these apples.
I like none of your three brothers.
I don't like any of these books. ('any' is used in negative sentences)
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