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Each vs Every – Usage and differences

Finished watching this English grammar lesson and understood the difference between Each and Every, now it’s time to see how much you have learned from this English Grammar lesson.


1. He will charge _______ of you 3 dollars.

 
 

2. She plays tennis _________ Sunday.

 
 

3. They go on vacation abroad ______ year

 
 

4. The president spoke to _______ of the soldiers.

 
 

5. He had bags in __________hand.

 
 

6. Each artist ________ things differently.

 
 

7. There is a plane to London __________ day.

 
 

8. Trains leave ______ 30 minutes.

 
 

9. You have _______ reason to be happy with your new home.

 
 

10. _______ of the audio lessons comes with a full transcript.

 
 

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In this English Grammar lesson, you will learn the usage of each and every. They are expressions in the singular and are always followed by a singular verb.

Using ‘Each’:

We use “each” in front of the singular form of a count noun to emphasize individuality. “Each” indicates two or more people or things (more usual for a small number).

Examples:

  • Study each sentence carefully. (individual)
  • Each player played well. (Individual’s performance)
  • Each of the children received gifts.
  • He met each of the team members personally.
  • There are two boys. Each is smiling
  • In a football match, each team has 11 players.
  • He carried a bag in each hand. (always use each for two things)

Using ‘Every’:

Every is used when referring to all the members of a group of three or more (it is more usual for a large number).

Examples:

  • I have read every book in the library. (as there are a lot of books in the library)
  • Every house in the town is painted white. (there are many houses in the town)
  • She plays tennis every Sunday. (how often something happens)
  • I wash my car every month. (frequency)
  • The manager wants to speak to every employee in the office.

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