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Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015     Views: 2

The meaning of "each" and "every" is similar. They are both followed by a singular noun. Each is used when we think of the members of a group separately one by one. Each of ... can be used and is followed by the plural form of the group being discussed. Each can be used after the subject or at the end of a sentence.

e.g.: Each pupil is required to come.

Each of the pupils is required to come.

Every is used when we think of all the members of a group together. Every of ... can't be used. We can't use every after the subject or at the end of a sentence. 

e.g.: Every pupil in this room should be on his/her best behavior.

Every is used for time words.

e.g.: My sister comes home every six weeks.

 

 

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