– Every = all without exception
– All (+determiner)+ plural = Every + singular
- All children need love/ Every child needs love
- All cities are noisy/ Every city is noisy
- Please switch off all the lights/ Please switch off every light
- I’ve written to all my friends/ I’ve written to every friend I have (not… every my friend)
– All + uncountable nouns (not every)
- I like all music (not.. every music)
– All or Every + singular countable nouns = every part of/ the whole of
- She was here all day (from morning to night)
- She was here every day (=Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…, Sunday)
– Negative sentences= Not all/every + noun + affirmative verb
- Not all Scottish people drink whisky
- Not every student passed the exam
We use every + singular noun (every house / every country etc.):
- Alice has been to every country in Europe.
- Every summer we have a holiday by the sea.
- She looks different every time I see her.
Use a singular verb after every
- Every house in the street is the same, (not ‘are the same’)
- •Every country has a national flag, (not ‘have’)
Compare every and all:
- Every student in the class passed the exam
All the students in the class passed the exam
- Every country has a national flag.
All countries have a national flag.
every day and all day
every day = on all days:
- how often? EVERY DAY=SUN + WON + TUE + WED + THUR + FRI + SAT
- A: How often do you read a newspaper? B: Every day.
- Bill watches TV for about two hours every evening. (= on all evenings)
all day = the complete day:
how long? ALL DAY=Beginning of the day–>End of the dav
- The weather was bad yesterday. It rained all day.
- I was tired after work yesterday, so I watched TV all evening. (= the complete evening)
Use a singular verb after everybody/everyone/everything:
- Everybody has problems, (not ‘Everybody have’)