- each [ itʃ ] function word, quantifier ***Each can be used in the following ways:as a determiner (followed by a singular countable noun):in each corner of the roomas a pronoun:three windows, with a different view from each (followed by of ):I want each of you to fill out an application. (after a plural subject):They each did their part. (after a plural object or a number):I gave them each a copy of the script.The cassettes are on sale for $6.00 each. (after a modal or auxiliary verb, or after the verb to be ):We can each choose our own subject for research.Sampras and Agassi had each won two games.in the phrase each other:We always try to help each other.When each is part of the subject of a sentence, it is used with a singular verb, except when it follows a plural subject:Each man hunts alone.They each do their share of the work.In formal writing, a pronoun or possessive adjective that refers back to a noun subject with each is usually singular:Each student has his or her own place in the library. However, in conversation and informal writing these pronouns and possessives are often plural, although some people consider this incorrect:Each student has their own place in the library.used for referring to all the people or things in a group, especially when considering every one separately:Each request will be given careful consideration.The gallery contains work by 5 artists, each with his or her own individual style.As each day dawned, his smile greeted her.Each program in the series will be introduced by a well-known musician.Marble columns stand on each side of the entrance.The United States, Russia, and Germany each won 2 gold medals.each of: Each of us has a job to do.She kissed each of her children.one/two/half etc. each: Water was scarce we were only allowed 1 quart each per day.$1/£2 etc. each: New batteries cost $1.99 each.each one: When it was time to bring the cows in, he would call each one by name.each and every one (=used for emphasizing that you mean every person in a group): It is the duty of each and every one of us to protect the environment.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.