Monday, November 14, 2011


Each, Every

Each and every have similar

but not always identical


Each = every one separately

Every = each, all

Sometimes, each and every

have the same meaning:

Prices go up each year.

Prices go up every year.

But often they are not exactly

the same.

Each expresses the idea of

'one by one'. It emphasizes


Every is half-way between

each and all. It sees things or

people as singular, but in a

group or in general.

Consider the following:

Every artist is sensitive.

Each artist sees things


Every soldier saluted as

the President arrived.

The President gave each

soldier a medal.

Each can be used in front of

the verb:

The soldiers each

received a medal.

Each can be followed by 'of':

The President spoke to

each of the soldiers.

He gave a medal to each

of them.

Every cannot be used for 2

things. For 2 things, each can

be used:

He was carrying a

suitcase in each hand.

Every is used to say how

often something happens:

There is a plane to

Bangkok every day.

The bus leaves every


Verbs with each and every

are always conjugated in the


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