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    mrbin is offline Newbie
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    Question the difference between each and every

    I'd really appreciate it if you could help me understand between these two sentences.
    "Each child got a present" and " Every child got a present"
    Thanks alot

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    Default Re: the difference between each and every

    I really don't feel much difference at all. Using "each" does emphasize that the presents were individual. (If a brother and sister got a joint present, say a game system, then every child still got a present, but theirs was a sharedone.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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