Using every

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Every is a determiner. It is normally used before a singular noun.

Every refers to all or each one of a group without exception.

Every and every one of

We use every one of before an object pronoun (us, them) or a determiner (the, this, my). The pronoun or noun is plural, but a following verb is singular.

Not every

To negate every, we normally use not every.

A pronoun or a possessive referring back to every can usually be either singular (more formal) or plural (less formal).

Every with plural nouns

Every can be used to indicate regular intervals of space and time. It is then followed by a plural noun.

Each and every

Each is used to talk about two or more persons or things. It refers to the individual members of a group when their number is definite and limited.

Every is used to talk about more than two persons or things. It refers to the whole group.

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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