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    #1

    Cool each & every

    Are "each" and "every" fully synonyms?

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: each & every

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Are "each" and "every" fully synonyms?

    Yes, each, every are alike and synonyms
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    have a distributive meaning. Of two or more members composing an aggregate, each directs attention to the separate members in turn: Each child (of those considered) received a prize. Every emphasizes inclusiveness or universality: Every child (of all in existence) likes to play.

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    #3

    Re: each & every

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Yes, each, every are alike and synonyms
    but
    have a distributive meaning. Of two or more members composing an aggregate, each directs attention to the separate members in turn: Each child (of those considered) received a prize. Every emphasizes inclusiveness or universality: Every child (of all in existence) likes to play.
    In easy explanation:
    They are similar but not exactly the same.
    If you refer to each thing or each person in a group, you are referring to every member of the group and considering them as individuals.

    But for every, you use every to indicate that you are referring to all the members of a group or all the parts of something and not only some of them.

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    #4

    Re: each & every

    Maybe you should think about whether you mean 'each' as a pronoun, an adjective or an adverb.

    'Every' is an adjective, but 'every which way' an adverb.

    Each woman was given a prize.
    Every woman was given a prize.

    As adjectives they can be synonymous.

    To each was given a prize.
    *To every was given a prize. Non-synonymicality! (Just made that word up!)

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    #5

    Re: each & every

    But I think they orginally had different shades of meaning, like "jointly and severally" in legal English:

    each (one separately) and every (all together).

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