1) I've just read something about 'distributive determiners'. This following example is given:
'Every fourth house has a garage.'
...I'm now wondering if we could replace the ordinal with a cardinal number and say: 'every four houses has a garage.' (?)
2) Same with :'every three weeks' and 'every third week.' ...are they interchangeable (?)
3) Plus, 'I read one every 2 pages of my book' ...doesn't sound right to me does it makes sense to you?
1- That makes it sound as if four houses share the garage, so it changes the meaning.
2- No, 'every third week' would be over a fixed period of time, while 'every three weeks' is not restricted.
3- Makes no sense to me.