Hi fellas, how was your weekend? I hope it was great.
Today we will learn about singular expressions of quantity: One, Each, Every.
One, each, and every are followed immediately by singular count nouns (never plural nouns, never noncount nouns)
(a) One student was late to class
(b) Each student is a unique individual
(c) Every student has different way learning
One of, each of, and every one of are followed by specific plural count nouns (never singular nouns, never noncount nouns)
(a) One of the students was late to class
(b) Each (one) of the students is a unique individual
(c) Every one of the students has different way learning
Every one (spelled as two words) is an expression of quantity; e.g., I have read every one of those books
Everyone (spelled as one word) is an indefinite pronoun; it has the same meaning as everybody.
Each and every have have essentially the same meaning.
Ok fellas, now I will give you some exercises, try to answer it.
1. I gave a present to each of the (woman, women) in the room.
2. Spain is one of the (country, countries) I want to visit.
3. Every (student, students) in the class did well on the test.
4. Each (book, books) on that shelf belongs to my grandfather.
5. Every one of the (member, members) came.
Answers: 1. Women; 2. Countries; 3. Student; 4. Book; 5. Members.
That’s all for today fellas. See you next sunday.
Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, September 18, 2016.