All vs. Every

All and every are used a lot in English. So, click to know the differences.

What Are Their Main Differences?

'All' can be used before plural and singular nouns, but 'every' is only used before singular nouns.


Grammatical Functions

  • 'All' can be:
  1. a determiner
  2. a pronoun
  3. an adverb

All babies are supposed to talk at 2. → determiner

I have no pens left. All are in my grandmother's house. → pronouns

His father dressed all in black. → adverb

  • 'Every' can be used as:
  1. a determiner
  2. an adjective

I get him wrong every single time. → determiner

Singular or Plural Nouns?

  • 'All':

is followed by singular uncountable nouns or plural countable nouns.

All the butter was melted under the sun.

  • 'Every':

is followed by singular nouns.

Every employer has to be fair to the employees.

Singular or Plural Verbs

  • 'All':

is followed by plural or singular verbs.

All art galleries are established by him in this region.

  • 'Every':

is followed by singular verbs.

Every chocolate was wrapped in ribbons.


What Every and All Mean

  • 'Every' and 'all':

refer to a whole group.

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