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Difference between a determiner and a pronoun?

What I learnt - Can someone please clarify if the words in bold are determiners or pronouns? Each of my teachers has long hair. Both of my close friends live in Scotland. Either of these plans sounds ...
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Are the verbs [**Did**] and **[do]** plural or singular in the sentence below?

In the first sentence that starts off with a verb and ask a question "Did you do [that]?" I only understand that this question has [that] which stands alone from a noun and it is singular. ...
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Why doesn't the general rule apply to this sentence and a plural noun and plural verb is used instead of singular noun and verb?

In this sentence, Which of those would you like? Here is what I understand that words like ''which" and "none" are singular and can be plural. The word "which" is a relative ...
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The word [these] is plural distributive pronoun and the two verbs "like" and buy" are singular. Why is that please?

In the second sentence above that states "I'd like to buy [these]" The general rule is that if you use a singular noun you must use a singular verb and if you use a plural noun you must you ...
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Can you explain in what way do the distributive pronoun in the following sentences stand alone?

rule: You can use distributive pronouns as a stand alone or by themselves. In what way does the distributive pronoun stand alone in the following sentences? Does this mean they stand alone without a ...
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Using a plural possessive pronoun for a singular noun?

I am aware that this structure is called "distributive plurals". However, after much research, I feel no closer to the answer. I am writing for a website where the gender of the Members is ...
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Grammatical function of "neither"

What's the grammatical function of "neither", in the following? What day is it today - the 18th or the 19th? Neither. it's the 20th. Any response would be appreciated.
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Distributive Singular/Plural [duplicate]

Which one of the below sentences is correct? Celebrities often face troubles maintaining the privacy of their lifestyles. Celebrities often face troubles maintaining the privacy of their ...
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Distributives in English

I understood the most of it, but not ..... word ( Either - every - each - neither ) Which word should I use and why ? If I used each is that mean I didn't understand all of it ?
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