RE: Each vs Every grrrr

Subject: RE: Each vs Every grrrr
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 11:02:22 -0700

Rob Hudson wrote:

> I'm having one of those timeless debates about "each" vs "every."
> In the sentence "Every quarter, we deliver comprehensive
> reports.", should the first word be "each" or "every"?


Impossible to know without context. "Each" emphasizes individual quarters while "every" treats the quarters more as a group... So you'd want:

Every quarter, we deliver comprehensive reports. We've never
failed to do so.


Each quarter, we deliver comprehensive reports. Once per year, we
publish a summary of those reports.

It's a subtle distinction; no one will notice if you choose the "wrong" adjective.



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