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    every vs apart

    Hello.
    Young pine trees have been planted 10 metres apart.
    Young pine trees have been planted every 10 metres.

    In my opinion, "every" and "apart", at least in the sentences above, mean the same.
    What do you think?
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    Re: every vs apart

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello.

    Young pine trees have been planted 10 metres apart.
    Young pine trees have been planted every 10 metres.

    In my opinion, "every" and "apart", at least in the sentences above, mean the same. What do you think?

    Thank you.
    For me, the second would work better as "A young pine tree has been planted every ten metres".

    In answer to your actual question, though, in this context they mean the same thing.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-May-2017 at 21:03. Reason: Fixed typo
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    Re: every vs apart

    Generally speaking, if two things are spaced at equal intervals from each other or more than two things are located at the same distance from one another, "every" or "apart" may be used.
    Do you agree?

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    Re: every vs apart

    That's pretty much what my final sentence indicated.
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    #5

    Re: every vs apart

    Unlike you, I used the word "generally.

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    Re: every vs apart

    I said that, in this context, they mean the same thing. The context I was talking about was things being placed at an equal interval away from each other. You haven't suggested any other context in this thread. Until we consider lots of other contexts in which the words "apart" and "every" are used, I'm not prepared to say "Generally, ...".
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