# In a basket match ……….. team has 5 players. ( every - each )

Status
Not open for further replies.

#### abo.omar

##### Member
In a basket match ……….. team has 5 players.

a either
b neither
c every
d each

Does every work too?

Last edited by a moderator:

#### emsr2d2

##### Moderator
Staff member
In a basketball match, ……….. team has [STRIKE]5[/STRIKE] five players.

a. either
b. neither
c. every
d. each

Does every work too?

Please note my corrections above. In BrE, it's a basketball match; in AmE, it's a basketball game. There are five players per team on the court at any one time, but a team can have fifteen players.

Your choice of answer is correct. Use "each" when referring to two things. If you were referring to more than two, both "each" and "every" would be possible.

It's an unfair question because it requires a knowledge of basketball rules. If it had said "seven" instead of "five", the answer would have been "neither", but someone who doesn't know the rules might well think that a team doesn't have five players.

Where did you find this question? Have you forgotten that you must always provide the source of any text you copy?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Replies
1
Views
172
Replies
1
Views
408
Replies
5
Views
569
Replies
4
Views
2K