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' after Conjunctions
In fact, to be clear we have to say that since 'either' can be conjunction as a result it can be followed by the the term 'or.'
Since, it is not conjunction, the term 'or' does not follow 'each.'
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can be used in both negative and affirmative sentences. Mostly, it is used in negative sentences. Usually, when we use the term 'either,' we are talking about two possibilities or two options.
I didn't call
cannot be used in negative sentences and as a result, we have to have an alternative with the same meaning as 'each' in negative sentences. The alternative term for 'each' in negative sentences is the word 'either.'
school is not good enough .")
He didn't get to see
of his sisters.")
What They Mean
We usually use 'each' when we want to refer to individuals as a whole group. Actually, when we use 'each' we want to say that the listener has to think about all the members of a group individually.
They have traveled to
Gianni said no to
When we use the term 'either', there is usually a situation in which we are supposed to choose between two things. But it is not always like this. The important thing to know is that we use 'either' when we want to talk about two 'things' or 'people' not more. So, it is ok to use the term 'each' instead of the term 'either' but it is not always correct to use the term 'either' instead of the term 'each.'
It did not make
There is basketball and volleyball you can choose
How Verbs Agree With the Nouns after Each and Either
- 'Either' and each:
both are followed by singular nouns after them, and as a result, it is obvious that the verb used with them is a singular verb.
Either of and Each of
- 'Either of' and 'each of':
The words 'each' and 'either' cannot be followed by a plural noun or a plural pronoun immediately. As a result, to use a plural noun after them we have to add a determiner before the plural noun. But remember sometimes a singular noun is used after each and either linked by a determiner. But the point is that we have to use the word of before determiner. The general structure is:
[each of/either of+noun phrase (determiner+noun)],or [each of/either of+ pronouns].
- 'Either' and 'each':
- As determiners
- As pronouns
- As adverbs
As you might know, determiners are used before nouns to modify them. 'Each' and 'either' are used before singular nouns as determiners. As pronouns, we are not allowed to use a noun immediately after them. Adverbs are used to modify adjectives and other adverbs. 'Each' and 'either' follow these rules as adverbs.
Either One and Each One
'Either' and 'each' as determiners are followed by 'singular nouns,' the term one can replace the 'singular noun' used after 'each' and 'either,' but it has to be clear what we are referring to. So, mostly it is used when we have just mentioned the noun in previous statements. Check out the examples for more clarification.
She had five sons,
They introduced two teachers, and I didn't like
As Distributive Adjectives
'Each' and 'either' are both considered distributive adjectives. Now, a question might be raised. What are *distributive adjectives? Distributive adjectives are those that are used to separate things. They help us to think about a group as individuals. Distributive adjectives are: ['each,' 'every,' 'either,' and 'neither'].
The hens had laid two eggs,