We use each to refer to the individual things or persons in a group of two or more:
We spent five days on the coast and each day we swam in the ocean. (determiner)
There were four rooms, each with wonderful views of the garden. (pronoun)
Each is usually followed by a singular noun or by one:
Each weekend, they would work on the house.
Not: Each weekends …
The houses were made of grey stones and mud bricks, and each one had a flat roof of pressed earth laid over mats.
We use each of before other determiners and before the plural object pronouns us, you and them:
[talking about a hiking club]
There are meetings every month to plan events.
That sounds like a lot of planning.
Do you go toeach ofthe meetings?
I try to.
They were trying to decide where to go on holiday but the problem was that each of them wanted to go to different places.
When we use each of with a plural noun as subject, it’s normally followed by a singular verb:
Each of the buildings is surrounded by high metal fencing.
Each of the horses has won major international races.
In informal speaking, you will hear people use a plural verb form:
All twelve of us have decided to go to Argentina together.
How will you travel around?
We’ve divided ourselves into three groups and each ofthe groupshavehired a car.
For emphasis, we use each one of with determiners and pronouns. When the phrase each one of is the subject, the verb is singular:
Each one of the passport control desks now has a camera as well as a computer.
Each + pronouns and possessives
We use each with plural pronouns and possessives, especially when we don’t want to say he/she, women/men, etc.:
Each person who joins the gym gets a free bag and they get a pass to bring a friend for a free visit. (Each person and they avoids saying each man and woman and he, she.)
Each member of the community should take pride in their local environment.
Each referring to a subject
When we use each to refer to the subject of the clause, it usually appears in the normal mid position for adverbs, between the subject and the main verb, after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb:
We each agreed to help by contributing some money towards the cost.
We would each say a poem or sing a song.
Have you each signed the contract?
Husband and wife are each entitled to invest up to the maximum of£40,000.