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    Each and Every

    Dear Teacher,

    Sometimes I am confused to use the words ‘every’ and ‘each’. As example, 'I visit them each holiday' or 'I am in habit of taking tea in each hour.'

    Please explain the correct form.

    Regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabashi View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Sometimes I am confused to use the words ‘every’ and ‘each’. As example, 'I visit them each holiday' or 'I am in habit of taking tea in each hour.'

    Please explain the correct form.

    Regards!
    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. For 2 things, each can be used:
    • 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.
    Remember: Verbs with each and every are always conjugated in the singular.
    Best regards!
    Dawood






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    Re: Each and Every

    Here are the links for your practice.
    Each & Everly
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    Re: Each and Every

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Here are the links for your practice.
    Each & Everly
    Each & Every
    Dear member,

    Thanks for your wonderful explanation but I would rather learn if you please check my example, 'I visit them each holiday' or 'I am in habit of taking tea in each hour.'

    With regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabashi View Post
    Dear member,

    Thanks for your wonderful explanation but I would rather learn if you please check my example, 'I visit them each holiday' or 'I am in habit of taking tea in each hour.'

    With regards,
    Read the following very carefully. I've already answered to this question.
    Every is used to say how often something happens:
    • There is a plane to Bangkok every day.
    • The bus leaves every hour.
    Your both sentences require "every" (not each) because your sentences answer to the question " how often".
    I visit them each holiday.
    I visit them every holiday.
    I am in habit of taking tea in each hour.
    I am in habit of taking tea every hour.
    Remember:
    Every second; Every moment; Every minute; Every hour;Every day Every week; Every month; Every year; Every Christmas; Every Eid etc.
    Sorry I can only go this far.
    Hope this has helped now.
    Regards!
    Dawood

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