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    Which of the following sentences is acceptable? Which is better?

    (1) Each of the customers can get a cute candle for free tomorrow.
    (2) Every custmer can get a free cute candle tomorrow.
    (3) Each customer can get a cute candle for free tomorrow.

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    #2

    Re: for free

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is acceptable? Which is better?

    (1) Each of the customers can get a cute candle for free tomorrow.
    (2) Every custmer can get a free cute candle tomorrow.
    (3) Each customer can get a cute candle for free tomorrow.
    They're all possible. But 1. is too cumbersome. I would say 2. is the better version.

    Also, "cute" to modify "candle" sounds strange. But I don't know what kind of candles you have there.

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    #3

    Re: for free

    In this case use (3).

    Native but not a teacher

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    Re: for free

    Both #2 and #3 sound fine for me, though I would prefer 'every' to 'each' in #3.

    To me, 'every' is closer in nuance to 'all', and thus sounds more generous here. I'd also omit 'can' and just write 'gets' - it's more direct.

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