Each vs. Every

Both Each and Every refer to a plural number of items, but there is a slight difference between these determiners:

  • Each considers each item as an individual unit. If there are only 2 items in a group, you can use Each as a synonym for Both.
  • Every considers all these items as part of a group. Never use Every as a synonym for Both.

 

Each vs. Every Tips

  • If you can add an adverb of degree (almost, practically, nearly and so on) before a determiner, use Every.
  • If you are talking about events repeated regularly, use Every.

Examples

  1. You can granularly configure rules for each media set.
  2. You can view properties of each tape registered in the database.
  3. In the GFS media pool, a separate media set is created for each backup cycle.
  4. A temporary snapshot of the VM is taken and then removed during every backup or replication job session.
  5. Every time you launch the Veeam Backup & Replication console, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically checks if Veeam Backup & Replication components installed on managed servers are up to date.
  6. Veeam Backup & Replication automatically rescans tape servers every 3 minutes.
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