Each vs. Either

Actually, either and each are misused a lot. Let us get to know them and clarify their differences.

What Are Their Main Differences?

'Either' refers to a choice between the two in the group of two options. 'Each', on the other hand, refers to individuals in a group of two or more options.


Using 'Or'

  • 'Either':

as a determiner can be followed by or.

Either my sister or my brother do not get along well with each other.

  • 'Each':

cannot be followed by or.


Verbs That Follow Each and Either

  • 'Either' and each:

are followed by singular verbs.

Either sushi or pizza is good to order.

Each baby cries immediately after birth.

Either of and Each of

  • 'Either of' and 'each of':

are used before determiners and pronouns.

Either of us knows the problem.

Each of our houses is big and luxuriously designed.

Grammatical Functions

  • 'Either' and 'each':

are determiners, pronouns and adverbs.

Using Singular Nouns

  • 'Either' and 'each':

are followed by singular nouns.

Each house isn't suitable for them 'cause there are nine of them.

Either dress looks great on the bride.

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