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    #1

    each=every?

    Hi, dear teachers or connoisseurs,
    I know basically the difference between each and every, still some questionmarks remain.
    Each year thousands of people are killed in road accidents.
    Every year thousands of people are killed in road accidents.
    Please tell me if there is any difference here. If there isnít, does it mean in similar general statements
    Each day/ week/month etc = Every day/ week/month etc
    ???
    TIA

  1. #2

    Re: each=every?

    Each = taken one by one.

  2. sheena55ro
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    #3

    Re: each=every?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble
    Hi, dear teachers or connoisseurs,
    I know basically the difference between each and every, still some questionmarks remain.
    Each year thousands of people are killed in road accidents.
    Every year thousands of people are killed in road accidents.
    Please tell me if there is any difference here. If there isnít, does it mean in similar general statements
    Each day/ week/month etc = Every day/ week/month etc
    ???
    TIA
    Each and every are determiners.

    Each and every have similar but not always identical meanings.

    Each = every one separately
    Every = each, all

    Sometimes, each and every have the same meaning:

    Prices go up each year.
    Prices go up every year.


    But often they are not exactly the same.

    Each expresses the idea of 'one by one'. It emphasizes individuality.

    Every is half-way between each and all. It sees things or people as singular, but in a group or in general.

    Consider the following:

    Every artist is sensitive.
    Each artist sees things differently.
    Every soldier saluted as the President arrived.
    The President gave each soldier a medal.
    Each can be used in front of the verb:

    The soldiers each received a medal.
    Each can be followed by 'of':

    The President spoke to each of the soldiers.
    He gave a medal to each of them.

    Every cannot be used for 2 things.
    Each can be used for 2 things:

    He was carrying a suitcase in each hand.

    Every is used to say how often something happens:

    There is a plane to Bangkok every day.
    The bus leaves every hour.

    Search the web for details or further information on these determiners.


    Regards,


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    #4

    Re: each=every?

    Hi,
    Each/every is still confusing me. Well, in 90% of cases it’s clear,but…
    Please have a look at these sentences (no context). Those I consider correct are marked with +.
    Am I right?
    1a. Every player gets 4 cards.
    1b. Each player gets 4 cards. +

    2a. I’ve seen every one of his plays. +
    2b. I’ve seen each of his plays.

    3a. Rain is likely to reach each part of the country by morning.
    3b. Rain is likely to reach every part of the country by morning. +

    4a. They lost $40 each. +
    4b. They each lost $40. +

    5a. Each answer is worth 20 points. +
    5b. Every answer is worth 20 points.

    Is it possible to use EACH (along with EVERY) in general statements?
    Each year we go to Turkey for our holiday.

    Thanks


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    #5

    Re: each=every?

    Another attempt to get help.

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