Every is a determiner. It is normally used before a singular noun.
- I have read every book on that shelf. (NOT -- every books --)
- Every boy in the class passed the test.
- He enjoyed every minute of his holiday.
Every and every one of
- Every one of us wants to go.
- Every one of the children was crying.
To negate every, we normally use not every.
- Not every kind of bird can fly. (More natural than Every kind of bird cannot fly.)
- Not everybody was amused.
- Every one of them was told to bring his/her/their textbooks.
Every with plural nouns
Every can be used to indicate regular intervals of space and time. It is then followed by a plural noun.
- Buses run every ten minutes. (That is six per hour)
- Plant trees every twenty yards.
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.
- She had a child holding on to each hand. (NOT -- every hand.)
- Each of the six boys was given a prize.
Every is used to talk about more than two persons or things. It refers to the whole group.
- Every chair in the hall was occupied.
- Every action of his has some motive behind it.
Each and every
East, eastern, south, southern etc New!
Either and neither
Elder and eldest
End and finish
Especially and specially
Except and except for
Exchange for and exchange with
Ex and former
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