使用 each 和 every

each 是將群體視為個體,而 every 則是將群體視為一個個的成員。這些分配詞後面只能接可數名詞,而且通常是單數名詞。在多數情況下,兩者都可以互換。

舉例
  • Each child received a present.
  • Every child received a present.
  • I gave each plant some water.
  • I gave every plant some water.

each 可以接複數名詞和複數代名詞,但中間必須加 of。every 則不能接複數名詞。

舉例
  • Each of the children received a present.
  • I gave each of the plants some water.
  • He told each of us our jobs.
  • I gave each of them a kiss.

every 可以表達連續的事物,尤其常用於表達時間。each 也有這樣的用法,但較不常見。

舉例
  • Every morning John goes jogging.
  • This magazine is published every week.
  • I have my coffee here every day.
  • I go visit my mother each week.
  • Each Monday, he buys a kilo of apples.