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    Each one vrs apiece

    What is the diference between "each one" and "apiece"

    1. They ate a biscuit apiece
    2. They ate a biscuit each one

    When can I use one and the another?


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    Re: Each one vrs apiece

    1) They ate one biscuit apiece.
    2) They each ate a biscuit.

    Without the 'apiece', 1) says the whole group ate a single biscuit. Without the 'each', 2) says the same.


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    Re: Each one vrs apiece

    But I donīt want to change the sentence avoiding the use of "apice" or "each one"...I want to know the correct usage of "each one" or "apiece"

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    Re: Each one vrs apiece

    You are thinking of the Castillian words "cadauno" and "cadauna", but the equivalent is not used in exactly the same manner, "each one," in English. We usually say just "each" at the end of a sentence as an adverb. We can use "each one" as a subject for a verb, as in "Each one got a slice".

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    Re: Each one vrs apiece

    Just use "each" in this context (at the end of a sentence). I seldom hear "apiece".

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    Re: Each one vrs apiece

    Each one ate a biscuit.
    They ate one biscuit apiece.

    NOT They ate a biscuit each one!

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