# Thread: Use of "each"

1. ## Use of "each"

"The method A and the method B each have a serious weakness."

This sentence has, I reckon, more than one mistakes. First, "each" should not be put where it was, and if one decides to use "each", it should be accompanied by a verb in a singular form (so "has" instead of have"). So the sentence may be paraphrased as:
"Both method A and B have a serious weakness", or
"Each of the methods A and B has a serious weakness",
or something like that.

Please evaluate my opinion.

Thanks,
Nyggus

2. ## Re: Use of "each"

i am really sorry.i am a new user here,i cannot help you in this regard,and i ineed need your help.

3. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by ilyas khan
i am really sorry.i am a new user here,i cannot help you in this regard,and i ineed need your help.
Hi Ilyas Khan! Welcome to the forum!

4. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by nyggus
"The method A and the method B each have a serious weakness."

This sentence has, I reckon, more than one mistakes. First, "each" should not be put where it was, and if one decides to use "each", it should be accompanied by a verb in a singular form (so "has" instead of have"). So the sentence may be paraphrased as:
"Both method A and B have a serious weakness", or
"Each of the methods A and B has a serious weakness",
or something like that.

Please evaluate my opinion.

Thanks,
Nyggus
I would say

"Each method, A or B, has a serious weakness."

5. ## Re: Use of "each"

When I was writing my dissertation, I'd written many times as you did, like "Both method A and B have a serious weakness". But my proofreader converted all "have"s to has. So, I guess this way of writing(with has) can be more academic or formal.

(neither a NES, nor a teacher)

6. ## Re: Use of "each"

THANKS.still i didnt get the question?

7. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by LwyrFirat
When I was writing my dissertation, I'd written many times as you did, like "Both method A and B have a serious weakness". But my proofreader converted all "have"s to has. So, I guess this way of writing(with has) can be more academic or formal.

(neither a NES, nor a teacher)

Both + has

8. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by Tdol
Both + has
Sorry sorry, they were without both,but I ws talking about two things. you are right(teachers don't miss anyting)

9. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by Naamplao
I would say

"Each method, A or B, has a serious weakness."
And shouldn't it be "A and B"? Both of them have a weakness, not one of them; each says that, so why "or"?

10. ## Re: Use of "each"

Originally Posted by ilyas khan
THANKS.still i didnt get the question?
What do you mean?

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