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.

Differences

  • 'Each of':

is used with plural nouns or pronouns. These nouns can have determiners.

I will call each of the guests by myself one by one.

  • 'Each':

is used with singular nouns.

Each flower has its own smell.

  • 'Each':

as a single term can be a determiner, an adverb, or a pronoun.

Each decision would make a difference for him. He really needs a change, even if it is small.

They were wearing colorful hats each.

You cannot choose only one. Each has its own beauty.

  • 'Each':

is a pronoun when the term 'each of' is followed by a noun.

Each of the students made their own handicraft.

Similarities

Verbs That Follow Each and Each of

  • 'Each' and 'each of':

are used with singular verbs.

Each of my family members is kind and sympathetic.

Each cell has its own functions.

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