Each or Every

Each or Every


Each: This is used to designate two or more persons or things. It signifies individuals in a group when the number of such individuals is definite and is limited:

E.g.

Last week each day the organization was able to deliver a new product.

Or, Each of the friends who participated in the game was awarded.

Every:This is also used to designate two or more persons or things. However, it signifies individuals when the number of such individuals is indefinite and unlimited

E.g.
Every chair in the conference was occupied.

Or, Every day is a sad day for a pessimist.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. Last fortnight, it rained every day.
b. Last fortnight, it rained each day.

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ANSWER: b. Last fortnight, it rained each day.



2.
a. Every third girl in the class was asked to answer one of the two questions written on the board.
b. Each third girl in the class was asked to answer one of the two questions written on the board.

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ANSWER: a. Every third girl in the class was asked to answer one of the two questions written on the board.



3.
a. Each action of his has some purpose behind it.
b. Every action of his has some purpose behind it.

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ANSWER: b. Every action of his has some purpose behind it.



4.
a. Every player in the cricket team scored fifty runs during the match.
b. Each player in the cricket team scored fifty runs during the match.

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ANSWER: b. Each player in the cricket team scored fifty runs during the match.



5.
a. Last month, the temperature remained below 20 degrees centigrade each day.
b. Last month, the temperature remained below 20 degrees centigrade every day.

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ANSWER: a. Last month, the temperature remained below 20 degrees centigrade each day.


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