All and every | Grammar exercise

The determiners all and every are often confused. Use ‘all’ with plurals and uncountable nouns. Use ‘every’ with singular countable nouns.

Exercise

Complete the following sentences.

1. I talk to my mother ……………….

a) every day
b) everyday
c) all day

2. Buses leave ……………….. five minutes.

a) all
b) every

3. I water the plants ………………… other day.

a) every
b) all

4. I like ………………… music.

a) all
b) every

5. ……………….. Mumbai was talking about the scandal.

a) All
b) Every

6. Yesterday, she was here ……………….. day.

a) all
b) every

7. Last week, she was here ………………… day.

a) all
b) every

8. It took me …………………. day to complete the job.

a) all
b) every

9. We faced ……………….. sorts of problems while trying to do it.

a) all
b) every

10. I have read ………………. book she has written.

a) every
b) all

11. I have invited ……………….. friend I have.

a) every
b) all

12. ……………….. child needs love.

a) Every
b) All

Answers

1. I talk to my mother every day.

2. Buses leave every five minutes.

3. I water the plants every other day. (Every other means each alternate one in a series.)

4. I like all music.

5. All Mumbai was talking about the scandal.

6. Yesterday, she was here all day. (from morning to night)

7. Last week, she was here every day. (from Monday to Sunday)

8. It took me all day to complete the job.

9. We faced all sorts of problems while trying to do it.

10. I have read every book she has written.

11. I have invited every friend I have.

12. Every child needs love.

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