An example of each used as an adjective is in the phrase "each student in the class," which means every single student in the class.
An example of each used as an adverb is in the phrase "a slice of pizza each," which means that every one received one slice of pizza.
An example of each used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "Each received a packet," which means that every person received a packet.
Each person cast a vote. My technique improved with each lesson.
Ten cents each.
Give them two apples each.
I'm going to give each of you a chance to win.
Each (one) of you will be notified.
Make sure you wash each bowl well; the sun comes up each morning and sets each night.
- Each one the other.My partner and I assist each other.
- Each one the others; one another.Members of the platoon look out for each other.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of each
- Middle English ech from Old English ǣlc līk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwylċ (“each, every, any, all”), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (“ever, always”) + *galīkaz (“alike”), equivalent to ay + like. Compare Scots ilk, elk (“each, every”), West Frisian elk (“each”), Low German elk, ellik (“each”), Dutch elk (“each”), German jeglich (“any”).