How to differentiate the word “Each and Every” ?


Β “Each” and “Every”. These two words are not much different than each other.Β 

So, basically the most important one. Each and Every are singular. Thus, the verb they go with should be singular as well.

You might THINK “Every” is a lot. So WHY ARE THEY SINGULAR?! Lemme make it clear guys.Β  “Every” contains the whole thing. When it’s a whole thing, it’s considered as one. As easy as that.

Let's look at couple of examples.

Β ~Every item is numbered.
Here is the principle applied. Every considered the whole thing. The word “is” is singular. What most mistake people make isΒ 

~ Every item are numbered.

As I said earlier, “every” is singular, it should be paired with is not are. If you write are rather than “is”, it’s grammatically error.


Next example:)

Β Each of the members has accepted responsibility for this decision.

This sentence applies the exact grammatical conditions as the above one. You should know that:



In this case, many confused whether to use “has” or “have” in a sentence that has the subject “Every”.

The same thing goes to the phrase like : Everyday, Every week. We use- the verb to be “HAS”

However, when “Each” comes after a plural subject like people, girls, the chairs. The verb will not be affected.

For an example: The people were each given $10.

Here, the phrase “Each” comes after a plural subject, thus; THE VERB “WERE” is applied since “The peopleis plural. Also the word “Each” comes after the plural subject.

Let’s look at another one;)

~The members have each accepted responsibility for this decision.

Before I stop writing......., lemme conclude up today's lesson by answering a few questions that I picked.

1. Is it each has or each have?
I think I have already given this explanation. “Each has” is the correct one. The word comes before the subject, so it must be “Each has” because “each” is singular and it should be followed by a singular verb.

2.Β  You know sometimes you hear people say: “Each and every attendees” or “Each and every people.” Here the word “each” and “every” modifier one. So its just like we are repeating it again.* Only choose one.

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