Grammar 101: Each or Every?

When do we use ‘each’?

Each is used when we are talking about individuals in a group of two.

For example, ‘Each twin enjoys the free-dress days.’

You will see that ‘each’ takes the singular verb ‘enjoys’ as we are talking about individuals in a group of two (in this case, twins).

When do we use ‘every’?

We use ‘every’ when we are talking about individuals in a group of three or more.

For example, ‘Every child in the grade enjoys the free-dress days.’

You will see that ‘every’ takes the singular verb ‘enjoys’ as we are talking about individuals in a group of three or more (in this case, the whole grade).

 

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