Each vs. Each Of
Actually, these two words mean the same, but they are used in different situations.
What Are Their Main Differences?
'Each of' is used with plural nouns which means we are referring to more than one individual in a group. 'Each' refers to one individual.
- 'Each of':
is used with plural nouns or pronouns. These nouns can have determiners.
I will call
is used with singular nouns and as a result, you have to use a singular verb with 'each.'
as a single term can be a determiner, an adverb, or a pronoun. A determiner is used before nouns. Adverbs modify some verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. And pronouns are not followed by a noun immediately. And 'each' follows all these rules.
They were wearing colorful hats
You cannot choose only one.
is a pronoun when the term 'each of' is followed by a noun. And 'each of' is a phrase determiner. So, it is used before nouns.
Verbs That Follow 'Each' and 'Each of'
- 'Each' and 'each of':
are used with singular verbs. Whether we are referring to a singular noun or not.