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Each is a determiner. It is used before a singular noun.

Each and each of

We use each of before a pronoun or a noun with a determiner (the, this, my, your). Note that we use object pronouns (them, us etc.) after each of. The noun or pronoun is plural.

The verb after each of is usually singular, but it can be plural in an informal style.

With verb

When each refers to the subject, it can go with a verb in mid-position. It is put after auxiliary verbs and before other verbs. When there are two auxiliary verbs, each usually goes after the first.

Note that these meanings can also be expressed by using the structure each (of) + noun/pronoun.

Position with object

Each can be put after an object as part of a larger structure.

Each and every

Each is used to talk about two or more things. Every is used to talk about three or more things. They are both used with singular nouns.

Each refers to everyone of a group taken separately or individually. Every refers to all or each one of a group without exception.

Each other and one another

In modern English, each other and one another are normally used in the same way.

Both expressions have possessive forms.

Cases where each other is not used

Note that we do not use each other after meet, marry and similar.

See Also

Each and every
East, eastern, south, southern etc New!
Either and neither
Elder and eldest
End and finish
Enough to
Especially and specially
Except and except for
Exchange for and exchange with
Ex and former

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