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Each and Every 

We use every when we think of people or things as a group:
  • How often do you brush your hair? Every day .
We usually use each and every with singular nouns,with a similar meaning. We use every with a noun:
  • Every police officer wears a uniform.
We can not use every without a noun but we can say every one:
  • Have you seen these DVDs? Yes, every one of them.
We can say every one of (not every of):
  • I’ve seen every one of the movies on this shelf. (We don’t say every of the movies.)
  • Every one of the boys was invited to Peter's party.

We use every with expression like almost,nearly, which stress the idea of a whole group.

  • Arsenal have lost almost every match this season. (Not lost almost each match.)
  • Nearly every student in this class is Japanese. (Not nearly each student.)


Everyone (one word) is only used to talk about people. (everybody)
  • Everyone enjoyed the camping. (everybody)
Every one (two words) is for things or people, similar to each one.
  • David is selected for every one of the team's matches. (he is selected for each one of them)
We use every (not each) to say how often something happens.
  • How often do the trains run during rush hour? Every fifteen minutes.
  • There’s a bus to Nottingham every ten minutes.
  • I have a new car every three years.
  • Every student in this class is learning to swim.
Each can be used to talk about two or more people or things.
  • Each of these tables is hand-made.
We also use each in the middle or at the end of a sentence:
  • Mum gave each child a £1 coin to spend on sweets.
  • These toys cost £2 each.
We use each with a noun:
  • Each member of this site enjoys English.
We use each without a noun:
  • None of these shirts are the same size, each is slightly different.
  • These melons are no good, each one smells.
Each of (the, them, those, these etc.)
  • Mark each of the answers with a red pen on the correct word.
  • Which pen would you like to borrow? Each of them is different.
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