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  1. dodgerfan2002


    What's the difference between each and every.

    I looked in the dictionary and i found out that they mean the same. But why do people say "each and every single one" or each and everyone", if they mean the same?

    • Join Date: Jun 2004
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    Re: each/every

    each = each one individually
    every = collectively, there must be no exception
    Every man has his secrets (they all have some, we don't care about them individually)
    Each man in this prison is innocent. (you can pick any one, individually, and he will tell you he's there by error).


    • Join Date: Apr 2004
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    Re: each/every

    A funny prison where everyone looks innocent.


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