Use - Each, Every, Either, Neither, Such, Same, All, Whole with examples

We shall add more rules related with adjectives and use of verbs with them here. Read our previous post on Adjectives here before you move ahead with more rules. In this post we have talked about some important Adjectives ( each/ every/ either ...or/ neither....nor/ or/ all/ whole etc along with Rules and use of verbs and Examples.

In this post also, we shall focus on Important Points and try to illustrate them with Examples.

I. Use of Each and Every-

A. First of all check the examples -

  • Each of the girls has a book.
  • Every of the girls has a book.

First Sentence is correct whereas the second one is wrong. We can use Plural countable Noun after Each of, not after Every of. But the following both the sentences are correct -

  • Each girl has a book.
  • Every girl has a book.

B. We don't use Each and Every with Singular Uncountable Noun. For instance -

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  • Each rice
  • Every milk

Both the sentences are wrong.

C. In the same way, we don't use Each and Every with Plural Countable Noun -

1. Every students 2. Each persons

The correct sentences are Every student and Each person.

Each boy and each girl is playing good.

Every boy and every girl is playing good.

Note - If two singular nouns are connected with each / every before them and joined by and conjunction we use singular form of verb such as is / was/ has etc.

II. Use of Either and Neither

A - We don't use either or neither with Singular Uncountable Noun -

For example - Either gold, Neither silver ( Both the sentences are wrong)

B - We don't use both Either and Neither with Plural Countable Nouns -

For Example - Either boys/ Neither Boys ( Wrong)

C. Correct Use - With the Singular Countable Noun -

  • Either boy is a thief.
  • Neither boy is a their.

Note - One/None of the two.

III - Use of Such and Same -

Check the structures -

  • Such a boy ( Such + a/an + singular Countable Noun)
  • The same boy ( The Article + same +singular Countable Noun)
  • Such girls ( Such + Plural Countable Nouns)
  • The such girls ( The + such + Plural Countable Nouns )
  • Such tea ( Such + Singular Uncountable Noun)
  • The same tea ( The + same + Singular Uncountable Noun )

IV - Use of All and Whole -

Check the Structures -

  • All the students met the principal ( All + the + Plural Countable Noun + Plural Verb)
  • Check it - All the money is being wasted. ( All + the + Singular Uncountable Noun + Singular Verb)
  • The whole city ( The + Whole + Singular Common Noun)
  • The whole of India ( The + Whole + Singular Proper Noun)

Use of " Or " -

Two nouns connected by the conjunction " or " receives the verb as per the number of the second subject.

For Example -

I or she is doing this work.

Is I or she doing this work ?

Check more rules on Common Errors from here.

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