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  1. DET: DET sing-n If you refer to each thing or each person in a group, you are referring to every member of the group and considering them as individuals.


    • Each is also a pronoun. ...two bedrooms, each with three beds... She began to consult doctors, and each had a different diagnosis.


    • Each is also an emphasizing pronoun. We each have different needs and interests.

    ADV: amount ADV

    • Each is also an adverb. The children were given one each, handed to them or placed on their plates... They were selling tickets at six pounds each.

    QUANT: QUANT of def-pl-n

    • Each is also a quantifier. He handed each of them a page of photos... Each of these exercises takes one or two minutes to do... The machines, each of which is perhaps five feet in diameter, are far from the largest devices in the room.
  2. QUANT: QUANT of def-pl-n If you refer to each one of the members of a group, you are referring in a slightly emphatic way to each of them.

  3. PHRASE: PHR n, PHR of n (emphasis) You can refer to each and every member of a group to emphasize that you mean all the members of that group.

  4. PRON-RECIP: v PRON, prep PRON You use each other when you are saying that each member of a group does something to the others or has a particular connection with the others.

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i͟ːtʃDET: DET If you refer to each thing or each person in a group, you are referring to every member of the group and considering them as individuals.Examples

Each book is beautifully illustrated...
Each year, hundreds of animals are killed in this way...
Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

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