Each vs. All

These two words are different as their meanings require.

What Are Their Main Differences?

'All' refers to the whole group; while 'each' refers to individuals in a group.

Differences

Singular or plural Nouns?

  • 'Each':

is followed by a singular noun.

Each jar of jam is put on the shelf next to each others.

  • 'All':

is followed by a plural countable noun or an uncountable noun.

All leaves fell off the trees.

How Different Verbs Are Used with Each and All

  • 'Each':

is always followed by a singular verb.

Yesterday, I visited each manager who was in charge of this project.

  • 'All':

is followed by either a singular or plural verb.

Where did you place all that honey?

All is put on the shelves.

All cars are in the parking lot.

Similarities

  • 'All of' and 'each of':

are used commonly before determiners (noun phrases) and pronouns.

  • Both 'each' and 'all' can be:
  1. Determiners
  2. Adverbs
  3. Pronouns
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