"Each", "every", "either", "neither" are distributive determiners. These distributive determiners refer to the individuals or items within a particular group and not as a whole group. They are normally used with singular nouns.
"Each" and "every" have similar meanings. They are seen as single individuals or items within a group setting. "Each" refers to members of a group as individuals. "Every" refers to the group as a collection of members. These distributives can only be used with countable nouns.
"Either" is used to indicate one or the other of two people or things. "Neither" is used to indicate not either one of two people or things.
Directions: Select the correct sentence.
1) a. The store gave a discount to each person in line.
b. The store gave a discount to each people in line.
2) a. Every contestants knew the answer.
b. Every contestant knew the answer.
3) a. Each candidate had to give a ten-minute speech.
b. Each canditates had to give a ten-minute speech.
4) a. Put the label on each sides of the box.
b. Put the label on each side of the box.
5) a. Each presentation impressed the boss.
b. Each presentations impressed the boss.
6) a. Every of resident of the apartment had to evacuate.
b. Every resident of the apartment had to evacuate.
7) a. Put a postage stamp on each envelope.
b. Put a postage stamp on each of envelope.
8) a. Each way is fine.
b. Each ways is fine."
Directions: Choose the correct answer.
1) __________ boy on the team was given a trophy.
2) __________ child gets a chance to play.
3) __________ patient got to see the doctor.
b. Every of
4) The doctor saw __________ patient who came into the clinic.
a. either of
5) I like both movies. I can watch __________ movie.
6) I don't like these movies. __________ movie is good.
7) Person A: Which jacket do you want to wear?
Person B: I like both jackets. __________ jacket will do.
8) Person A: What jacket do you want to wear?
Person B: I don't like these jackets. __________ jacket will do.
Quiz 1 Answers
Quiz 2 Answers
1) a. Each
2) b. Every
3) a. Each
4) b. every
5) a. either
6) b. Neither
7) a. Either
8) b. Neither