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pronoun, determiner     /iːtʃ/
A1 every thing, person, etc. in a group of two or more, considered separately: When you run, each foot leaves the ground before the other comes down. There are five leaflets - please take one of each. Each of the companies supports a local charity. Each and every one of the flowers has its own colour and smell. We each (= every one of us) wanted the bedroom with the balcony, so we tossed a coin to decide. The bill comes to £79, so that's about £10 each.Both, all, each and every each to his/their own (also to each their own) used to say that everyone likes different things: You actually like modern jazz, do you? Each to their own.Liking more each way If you put an amount of money each way on a horse race, you will win money if the horse you have chosen comes first, second, or third.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks Grammar:EachEach is a determiner or a pronoun.See moreGrammar:Each: meaning and useWe use each to refer to the individual things or persons in a group of two or more:See moreGrammar:Each ofWe use each of before other determiners and before the plural object pronouns us, you and them:See moreGrammar:Each + pronouns and possessivesWe use each with plural pronouns and possessives, especially when we don’t want to say he/she, women/men, etc.:See moreGrammar:Each referring to a subjectWhen 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:See moreGrammar:Each or every?We use each to refer to individual things in a group or a list of two or more things. It is often similar in meaning to every, but we use every to refer to a group or list of three or more things.See more
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