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What is the difference "each" or "each one" or "each of them" or "each one of them"?

For example:

"Cells can be classified into two main groups: prokaryotic and eukaryotic. Each (or each one) can be classified farther into sub-classifications.

As you can see I have 4 choices and I don't really know the differences between them:

1) Each can be classified farther into sub-classifications.

2) Each one can be classified farther into sub-classifications.

3) Each of them can be classified farther into sub-classifications.

4) Each one of them can be classified farther into sub-classifications.

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They are equivalent; "each..." refers to "every one of two or more people or things, regarded and identified separately". To add as "Each [one] [of them]" etc is redundant and merely serves to embellish.

  • I agree with this but would add: Each one of them might be used in other contexts for emphasis purposes... – Lambie Apr 21 '18 at 21:41
  • Yes, one can provide emphasis by accumulation: Each one of them will die - each single, last, living, breathing, mother-loving man-jack of them will die! – Michael Harvey Apr 22 '18 at 8:47

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