1 I gave every one of them a $10 tip when I checked out of the hotel.

2 I gave each one of them a $10 tip when I checked out of the hotel.

I am familiar with "each one of them". But I found #1 on BBC English learning website. Does sentences 2 is also correct?

3 He picked up forty of these publications and read each one of them.

In #3 can we replace "each" with "every" (as used in #1)

  • 3
    "every" subtly emphasizes how many you gave a tip to, and how generous you were, whereas "each" emphasizes that you gave it to all of them personally, one by one. For example, you could leave a $50 bill and say "share this" and that would be tipping "every one of them" (or "everyone"), but if you went to each of them in turn and gave them a ten, you'd have tipped "each of them." it's a very subtle distinction and always interchanges, but there can be a slight nuance, especially in writing. Sep 3, 2015 at 15:26
  • the interesting – and tricky – thing is you can say 'each of them', but cannot say 'every of them'.
    – user58319
    Feb 5, 2021 at 6:42

2 Answers 2


1, 2 and 3 are all correct. Yes, in #3, you can replace "each" with "every."

(Source: Native speaker)


every: for people or things considered as a group

each: for people or things considered separately

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