Distributives: each, everyeitherneitheranotherother. We use a distributive determiner to refer to each element or individual of a group or class, and not to a group or class collectively.


Each and every

These two words have about the same meaning. We use each when we think of people or things seen as separate individuals, and every when we mean every one that together make up the group.

We can use each and every only before a singular countable noun.

We can use each and every to mean more than two.

We can use each to mean two and every to mean three or more.

We can use every with uncountable nouns.


Either and neither

As determiner, either is used to mean one or the other of two people or things, while neither indicates not the one nor the other of two people or things.


Another and other