- eachW1S1 [i:tʃ] determiner, pron, adv[: Old English; Origin: Alc]1.) every one of two or more things or people, considered separately→↑every▪ She had a bottle in each hand.▪ Grill the fish for five minutes on each side.▪ Each member of the team is given a particular job to do.▪ We each have our own skills.▪ When the children arrive, you give them each a balloon.▪ There are four bedrooms, each with its own shower and WC.▪ The tickets cost £20 each (=each ticket costs £20) .▪ You get two cookies each (=every one of you gets two cookies) .each of▪ I'm going to ask each of you to speak for three minutes.▪ There are 250 blocks of stone, and each one weighs a ton.each day/week/month etc(=on each day, in each week etc)▪ a disease that affects about 10 million people each year2.) each and everyused to emphasize that you are talking about every person or thing in a group▪ These are issues that affect each and every one of us.▪ Firemen face dangerous situations each and every day.3.) each to his/their ownused to say that we all have different ideas about how to do things, what we like etc, especially when you do not agree with someone else's choice▪ I'd have chosen something more modern myself, but each to his own.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬WORD CHOICE: each, everyIt is often correct to use either each or every , but they have slightly different meanings.Use each when you are thinking about the people or things in a group separately, one by one : Each student came forward to receive a medal (emphasizes that they came forward one after another) |Each time you exercise, you get a little stronger.Use every when you are thinking about the whole group of people or things together, with no exceptions : Every student was given a prize (emphasizes that everyone in the group got a prize) |Warm up every time you exercise.!! Do not use each with words such as 'almost', 'nearly', or 'not'. Use every : Almost every window was broken. | Not every child enjoyed the party.!! Do not use each in negative clauses. Use none : None of the answers were correct (NOT Each of the answers were not correct).GRAMMAReach and every are followed by a singular verb : Each item was thoroughly checked. | Every member wears a uniform.each and every are usually followed by a singular pronoun or determiner (he, she, it, his, himself etc) : Each component can be replaced separately if it breaks. |Every woman must decide for herself.But you can use 'they', 'them', 'their' etc when you do not want to say whether people are male or female : Every child has their own room.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.